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My Struggle to Age Gracefully: How Keeping Things in Perspective Helps to Keep Me Sane. Well, Sorta. My Struggle to Age Gracefully: How Keeping Things in Perspective Helps to Keep Me Sane. Well, Sorta.

In terms of beauty, I peaked at 26. Or so that's what I thought at the time. I remember totally freaking out on my 27th birthday, convinced that I was officially "old" and that my best years were behind me. Of course now, what feels like eons later, I look back at photos of my nubile, wrinkle-free self and wonder what the heck I was thinking. Youth, as they say, is wasted on the young. When I…  

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Fun Makeup Trends I'm Trying Before Fall Arrives and "Serious" Looks Prevail Fun Makeup Trends I'm Trying Before Fall Arrives and "Serious" Looks Prevail

I've decided that I need to loosen up. Let my hair down (though, once I get the pixie cut , that'll be tricky) and throw caution to the wind.And how will I do this? By expanding my makeup horizons, of course. Don't know about you, but I've been using the same products and applying them the same way pretty much since the first Bush was in office. I have a couple of buh-bye summer parties on the…  

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My Anti-Stretch Mark Strategy: How I Kept Lines to a Minimum During and Post-Pregnancy My Anti-Stretch Mark Strategy: How I Kept Lines to a Minimum During and Post-Pregnancy

I gained 96 lbs. when I was pregnant. Yes. You read that correctly. Ninety. Six. Pounds. Sure, I had twins, but still, I pretty much doubled myself during those TEN months of gestation. Happily, with breastfeeding them -- they never had a bottle -- (not that I'm pulling a Giselle here) the pounds seemed to literally melt away. Plus, with two babies to nurse, change and put to sleep, who the heck…  

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I'm Getting a Pixie Haircut: Help Me Decide Which Celebrity Look I Should Take to My Stylist When I Go In for My Fall "Makeover" I'm Getting a Pixie Haircut: Help Me Decide Which Celebrity Look I Should Take to My Stylist When I Go In for My Fall "Makeover"

Despite the fact that I'm about as gamine as Shaquille O'Neal, I've decided to lop off these locks o' mine and get a pixie cut. As someone who's spent the majority of her life hidden under a mop of long curls, this is not a decision I arrived at easily. Recent developments in the hair department however, have made me want to throw caution to the wind and go for it. You see, sigh, my formerly…  

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Which Cheapie Brands Do You Think Work As Well As (Or Better than) Their High-End Counterparts? Here's My List Of Drugstore Faves Which Cheapie Brands Do You Think Work As Well As (Or Better than) Their High-End Counterparts? Here's My List Of Drugstore Faves

The other day I bared my soul and copped to the fact that there are some products that I spend a lot of money on . And, in so doing, I may have scandalized some of you, but I'm here to redeem myself by sharing some of the reasonably priced treasures I keep in my beauty arsenal alongside their well-heeled counterparts. As I pointed out before, what's deemed splurge-worthy to one woman may be…  

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