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Make Me Fancy.

For a bunch of reasons (some good, some bad) I have the next two and half months totally free. I don't have to do a thing, I have no reason to make any more money and I've got oceans of time, a nest egg of savings, and a gym membership. Previous times like this I've focused on making my skill-set or apartment better/fancier, but now I want to focus on myself. No creative projects, no learning and growing, just pure, unabashed vanity. What can I do in two and half months to get all kinds of pretty? Ideally during the day. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Nov 9, 2013 - 27 answers

Is this originally a French proverb? And is my grammar correct?

"Beauty is the sister of vanity and the mother of lust". My translation in to French: "La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la mère de la luxure." I originally saw this phrase in French as "La beauté est la sœur de vanité, et la mére et la luxure". So that would roughly translate as "Beauty is the sister of vanity and the mother of lust". I have also seen it expressed in English as "Beauty's sister is vanity, and its daughter lust." My translation would be: "La beauté est la sœur de vanité, et la fille de la luxure." I asked on Yahoo Answers if my grammar was correct, but one of the responses said it should be "la mère" and not "la fille". Hence, my question. Is it originally French in origin? And if so, is it mother of lust or daughter of lust? Either way my translation would be: "La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la mère de la luxure." Or La beauté est la soeur de la vanité et la fille de la luxure. Are these two translations grammatically correct? Also, is La necessary before "beauté"?
posted by mrducts on Jun 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Better Skin

Large pores on my face are getting me down. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jan 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Solutions to survive the pain of laser hair removal treatments please!

What can I do to make laser hair removal treatments more tolerable? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2007 - 18 answers

why do you wear makeup?

why do you wear makeup? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 27, 2006 - 97 answers

Help me stay young!

Skin care products for men -- do they work? [more inside]
posted by eas98 on Jul 5, 2006 - 28 answers

“Vanity dies hard; in some obstinate cases it outlives the man.”

I'm 22, female, and caucasian. I (try to) wear sunscreen every day. I use self tanner instead of tanning beds. What else do I need to be doing to keep myself looking young? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2005 - 39 answers

Can good photography make me beautiful?

Just how much of a difference to your looks can good photography make? [more inside, of course] [more inside]
posted by madman on Jul 23, 2004 - 20 answers

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