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Beauty Tips Straight From Mom

No one is more surprised than my family that I write for a beauty and style blog because I was the dirtiest little tomboy in my youth. Dresses? Prissy. Makeup? Prissy. Nail polish? So prissy.

But, try as I might, I couldn’t escape everything grooming-related. I remember how, after a bath, I’d sit on the stool in our old kitchen while Mom would brush detangler through my locks and then blow dry it. I used to complain that the heat from that devil machine was hurting—burning!—my ears and scalp, and Mom would tell me, “It hurts to be beautiful.” I’d say, “But Mooooom, I don’t want to be beautiful!” But I was going to be beautiful, dammit.

So, while my mom’s twisted style advice was that looking attractive might be liable to cause me pain and discomfort— she’s right about stilettos— read on to hear crazy tricks other mommies have taught us over the years. Remember: It doesn’t have to hurt to be beautiful. Keep reading »

Quickies!: We Missed You Shannen Doherty

  • Shannen Doherty’s promo for the 90210 spin-off should be on loop in your media player. “Miss me?” [E!]
  • Youth TV has taken the lead when it comes to diverse casting. [NY Times]
  • The fashion world has heralded the recent arrival of Patrick Robinson at Gap, but customers still aren’t buying. [NY Times]
  • Michael Lohan is in talks with Jessica Simpson’s management to get her a beverage contract with Formula 50. [Shine]
  • Here’s 10 tips for beauty on a budget, because it’s so expensive to be a woman. [Savvy Miss]
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