Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties? Please excuse the fact that this question might come off as totally narcissistic and a little crazy but it's been something that has been on my mind a lot lately and I was hoping to get some perspective on the situation. [more inside]
Are Crest White Strips worth trying out? [more inside]
When it comes to skin care products, are CVS/Walgreen's (or generic of your choice) brands the same as L'oreal, Olay, etc.? [more inside]
How and when did manicure rituals begin? I understand anyone might want to trim their nails, but I mean the rest of it.
i don't want to be tagged in ugly pictures of myself [more inside]
I have fine, long, wispy, ultra-ultra-straight hair and according to the hairdresser, lots of it. I would like to occasionally have some loose, simple curls or waves, for going out, weddings and other dressy events. [more inside]
Does laser hair removal at home work? There's this Groupon that miiiight be worth it, but I also don't want to waste 200 bucks. [more inside]
until now, i've been a roll-out-of-bed-into-the-shower, go-to-work-with-wet-hair, throw-it-into-a-tight-ponytail-by-midday type. i'm now trying hard to put juuust a little more effort into how i present myself to the world. any suggestions for working with my hair type? (details below) [more inside]
Please design a personal grooming schedule for me. [more inside]
I have a niece who is skinny and very cool-looking in a glam, rock 'n roll way (for example, she was the David Bowie in an all-girl David Bowie tribute band). She loves to wear clothing from Patricia Field. Now she's pregnant. What brands of maternity clothes would keep up the hotness aspect as she grows larger? Stores in New York City and/or websites would work best for me.
I can't really believe I'm asking this, but: what are some things I can do to look "sexier," in a heteronormative-woman kind of way? [more inside]
Need recommendations for a night cream that won't make my eyes itch. [more inside]
What are the most elegant experiments in all of science? [more inside]
Are there any skin care products that have actually been proven to be effective in the "battle against aging skin"? [more inside]
A friend remembers seeing an article on a UK news site about a doctor who used plastic masks to reshape facial bones in lieu of surgery, but despite much Googling I haven't been able to help find it. (She doesn't remember the name of the doctor or the technique.) Follow up questions: a) Is such a thing viable and b) available in the U.S.?
I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
How much should I tip a hairdresser for a men's haircut in the US? $5? $10? 10%? 25%? How much money signals that you are thrilled with the cut, rather than just okay with it? Thoughts from people who have worked in barber shops and salons would be most appreciated.
What to say or how to respond to people who are obsessed with having light features? [more inside]
I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming. [more inside]
Do I really need more than hot water and Ivory soap to keep the skin on my face clean and healthy? Are any of the more expensive cosmetics brands really worth the extra money? [more inside]
Can you help name my sister's and my new beauty product review blog? [more inside]
This klutz needs tips, advice, and product recommendations for giving a home perm to an elderly woman. [more inside]
The oil cleansing method for skincare. Have you used it? How'd it work out (esp. for you acne-prone combination skin sorts)? How long did it take for your skin to adjust to the regimen? What's your routine?
What is a gentle body wash that I can use that won't make me break out? [more inside]
Female health filter- how to prevent bloating in the week of your wedding? [more inside]
Which high-quality beauty products are actually worth the money? [more inside]
Books about skin color and beauty standards across cultures? [more inside]
Give me your best homemade beauty concoctions! [more inside]
How do you create or take advantage of beauty in everyday life? [more inside]
What are your favorite fashion blogs for inspiration? [more inside]
My brain needs some fiction reading and I'd like some recommendations based on my tastes in TV/Film: Mad Men, Quadrophenia, Good Fellas, The Krays, There Will Be Blood, Election, Spinal Tap, American Beauty, Eyes Wide Shut, Flashbacks of Fool, The Graduate, Rushmore. Thanks!
Help me become a natural beauty! [more inside]
Is this too good to be true? Is this 32 oz bottle of Retinol serum really stronger and considerably cheaper than this 1/2 oz bottle? Chemists, aestheticians, and mathematicians, lend me your ears. [more inside]
Amazing skin forever? At my ritzy gym I constantly see older gentlemen with the most amazing skin quality: smooth, clear, even tone, even lightly tanned. What have they done to get/keep this peternatual skin quality and what can I do now as a younger man to get it?
I got some pictures of myself from a recent party and it's depressing me, because I am ugly. Even all prettied up, I'm just not pretty. How do I come to terms with my appearance? [more inside]
Were Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (who played Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Trilogy) considered really "good-looking" in the 70's? [more inside]
I need to get the BEST possible scar revision for scars on my arm that make me look like a cutter. They are slightly discolored, and barely raised from the skin. Where should I begin looking? [more inside]
Help me spend a year spoiling my body and becoming incredibly healthy, fit, gorgeous, and happy :) [more inside]
What is the best shampoo to use for gray hair? [more inside]
Hair and Makeup Experts! Take me, a mid-twenties female, from "looking good" to looking like a *bombshell*. I'm decent at fashion/style, but there's something about hair and makeup I'm not getting right to look my best. [more inside]
I need help figuring out where to put all my teeny, easily lost, stuff. [more inside]
If you are a physically very attractive woman how did you meet the man you married? [more inside]
How can I stop feeling like an ugly Asian freak? [more inside]
What sensual touch pleasures do you engage in as a single person? (Please keep it PG) Special snowflake single girl details...
What sensual touch pleasures do you engage in as a single person? (Please keep it PG) Special snowflake single girl details... [more inside]
What should I know about going to beauty school/being a hair dresser? [more inside]
How do I rid myself of scars? [more inside]
Help me find the most awesome and beautiful drink coasters in the world. [more inside]
I'm looking for a specific chart showing women's faces from least to most attractive. [more inside]
I keep thinking about porn when I have sex with my wife. NSFW. [more inside]
The sophisticated engineering, delicate structure and graceful flight of solar-powered aircraft is a beautiful vision in efficiency. A formation of fighter jets makes the very skies thunder and the ground shake, exciting in its power. This dichotomy is everywhere, especially machine racing sports. So where can environmentalists and energy efficiency enthusiasts get the excitement of power without the indulgence of excessive wastefulness? And where can people who love seeing jaw-dropping power get fired up by green technology without having to develop an appreciation for boring economy? [more inside]