Category Archives: Beauty

Blow It Out

“So, do you live here?” asked the woman volunteering at the homeless shelter. “Well, uh…no. Do I look homeless?” “Well, it could be your first day.” Hmmm, I see. Women arrive at a shelter looking smokin’ hot and put together. … Continue reading

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Never Underestimate The Power Of A Mascara Brush

I worked last week as a note taker for focus groups.  I sit behind a one way mirror and type up what women have to say about cleanser, eye serum, mascara brushes.  Such products, I learned equates to porn to … Continue reading

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Sexy Kettle Corn Bits Stuck In My Hair

I like clothes. Especially shoes. I’m a girl.  I’m not rich, but I did decide a few years ago to forego a retirement account and regular vacations for the sake of building a decent wardrobe.  I have found that the … Continue reading

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This Is Gross

I was sitting in the massage chair at the Nail Salon, and looking up at the television set when I caught a glimpse of a shot of what looked like dead sea creatures. “Hmmmm…is this some Vietnamese cooking show?” I … Continue reading

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The Tired Look

I can’t decide if it’s the job that’s giving me my recent bedraggled, agitated, this-better-be-important look, or if it’s my new fashion statement. Talk about sustainability. Or, maybe, I just enjoy feeling superior to caffeine-free, well-rested people who notice the … Continue reading

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I Swear To God I’m Trying…

I got a pedicure on Friday and, as usual, I assumed my pedicurist was chattering on in Vietnamese about my scary feet (for all I know she’s talking about her own scary feet…but when you’re self-absorbed you assume it’s always … Continue reading

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Hot Enough

Like many women in LA who populate nail salons, stores, and hair removal shops (do they have a name?) on the weekends, I put my fair share of time and energy working on the upkeep. I’m not complaining about it. … Continue reading

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Fuggit…

Despite so much pressure to believe the contrary, I’m convinced that a woman can pull off any given anti-beauty standard attributes (wrinkles, age, weight, etc.) while maintaining her “hotness” given the right combination of attitude and confidence (i.e., Susan Sarandon, … Continue reading

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Legally Brunette

Yesterday, I went back to my natural hair color (SFX: angels sing). I just couldn’t take the stress and financial strain of the upkeep. Not to mention the tinge of betrayal experienced by my soul each time I looked in … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of My Eyebrow Lady

I had a session with my Eyebrow Lady on Friday (I just couldn’t keep plucking them while driving) and plopped down on her chair in exhaustion from the work week. She told me that in Iran people work very hard … Continue reading

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Hair and Eyebrows

It was almost twelve years ago that I was walking down the street in Westwood when a Persian guy approached me and asked if he could cut my hair. I had a short pixie cut at the time (even though … Continue reading

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