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November 13

Looking for a low-key scent

I'm looking for a very mildly-scented perfume or scented lotion. Just the sort of thing that's like a hint of fragrance, not super distinctive or punchy. What are some scents I should investigate? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 11:53 AM - 16 answers

November 12

Should a non-veteran wear a ball cap with a U.S. Army division insignia?

My grandfather served in the U.S. Army 99th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, winning the Bronze Star. I have never served. I have always been very proud of my grandfather and would like to buy a black hat with the 99th checkerboard insignia (with no words) to honor him. Is this acceptable/appropriate? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog at 8:43 PM - 18 answers

African Art & Architecture Book Recommendation?

I have to have a LOT of conversations about and around African Art, Fashion, Design, & Aesthetics. Are there any art books on these subjects you’d recommend? [more inside]
posted by Tchad at 10:05 AM - 4 answers

November 11

How do I get the hair I had in India?

I recently spent a month in India, where my hair was all soft and wavy with lots of body. My hair is usually stick straight, fine and thin, and often quite dry (but so fine that any product makes it look limp and even thinner). My best guess is the high humidity was what made my hair look so nice. How do I replicate that back in dry Australia? [more inside]
posted by lollusc at 4:25 PM - 22 answers

November 9

Hairstylists of Metafilter, lend me your shears!

My new shag haircut looks dull and blocky. Could it be an execution error by a stylist using the wrong tools? If so, what's the best way to get it fixed (if it's even fixable)? [more inside]
posted by victoriab at 8:05 PM - 8 answers

I have the liners, now I need a shell

I have a shell (jacket) with two liners. The shell is damaged, but the liners are still in great shape. How can I shop online for a new shell? [more inside]
posted by Winnie the Proust at 2:25 PM - 8 answers

Best fleece-lined leggings?

I want some fleecy leggings for winter. I would like them to be high-rise, come in 7/8ths or petite lengths, and resist pilling and bagging. A higher price point is fine if they are really well made. Thanks!
posted by chaiminda at 6:14 AM - 4 answers

November 8

Warm Me Up in the Twin Cities

A few months ago I relocated to the Twin Cities area. Suddenly it is unseasonably cold. I think I need a new coat sooner rather than later. [more inside]
posted by Archipelago at 4:54 PM - 15 answers

November 6

Quality and affordable leather bag and also shoes

Two part question. Seeking a camel leather convertible backpack that can pass as feminine-ish/androgynous but not super femme, and is big enough to hold an iPad and a few other things. Also seeking the best possible men's shoes for comfort, nonslip and longevity. [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato at 5:56 AM - 3 answers

November 3

The RealReal for Real?

How does The RealReal get away with taking such a big cut of consignment sales? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman at 10:41 PM - 8 answers

Help me see please!

I’m a new, wearer of glasses. I love them but I’m having an issue. I haven’t been “oily/greasy” for the past 20+ years but my new glasses beg to differ. I cannot keep them clean and every little smudge drives me nuts! Give me your best tips on keeping my new specs sparkling clean. [more inside]
posted by pearlybob at 9:36 PM - 22 answers

Mascara that's more like lash dye

I don't need my lashes to be thicker or longer. I just need them to be dark all the way to the tip, and have a natural shine. Is there a mascara that will do this? *bonus question* I would also like to find a powder-based eyeliner, the kind of thing you sort of tap into your lash line to make a soft line. I guess I can do this with any dark eyeshadow but I wonder if there's one you particularly recommend.
posted by HotToddy at 5:15 PM - 17 answers

November 2

MAC dupe

does anyone have a good dupe for MAC studio fix powder foundation? i have had NO luck replacing it!
posted by megan_magnolia at 1:34 PM - 4 answers

October 31

Hair Inspiration for the Grown-up Goth

I'm an aging goth who has had the same long hair + baby bangs look for the past decade. As I approach 30, I'm looking for Different? Less severe? But I have no idea where to start. Any ideas of sites/blogs etc. with hair inspiration for grown up alternative types? [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua at 2:56 PM - 10 answers

October 30

Thin, kinda durable, kinda warm gloves

I have these OR gloves. They kinda suck, but at the same time are kind of perfect all around. I'd really like to find a better replacement glove that's thin, durable and somewhat warm. [more inside]
posted by so fucking future at 5:53 PM - 4 answers

October 29

Business (very) Casual Winter Shoes for Terrible Feet

Looking for flat, work appropriate black boots or booties that will be comfortable for my terrible feet. [more inside]
posted by sunshine37 at 2:23 PM - 12 answers

make-up bag logistics

I'm interested how those of you who wear make-up manage the make-up you carry around with you. I don't wear a lot of make-up but I really enjoy the small amount that I do wear. One thing that stops me wearing it more regularly is the logistics of deciding what make-up I carry around with me versus what I keep at home. [more inside]
posted by unicorn chaser at 10:13 AM - 23 answers

October 28

Another costume question...difficulty: pine cones

I have a large bucketful of small pine cones rescued from the lawn mower's path. I've seen some decorating ideas but thought it would be more fun to incorporate them into a costume. But my imagination is failing me. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by mefireader at 12:59 PM - 14 answers

October 26

Seeking L'Occitane Almond Milk Veil Body Lotion Dupe

Looking for a cheaper duplicate of L'Occitane Almond Milk Veil Body Lotion. [more inside]
posted by whitelotus at 10:01 PM - 7 answers

cheap sleep/leisure bras for small band, big breasts

I wear something in the range of 32DDD/34DD and I'm looking for an affordable sleep/around-the-house bra that will be big enough in the cups and small enough in the band, especially something doesn't create uniboob. [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:49 AM - 18 answers

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