My Fantastically Feral Beauty Day Off

I have a confession.  I have a love-hate relationship with beauty.   I can chalk this up to the fact that I’m a Gemini, or just admit that sometimes I get tired of keeping up with it all.…

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Plastic Surgery Second Opinions

Can Money Buy Perfect Arms?

In my dreams I would have graceful, supple, arms that don’t make me pause before slipping into sleeveless sheath dresses like the ones Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s Selina Meyer wears in Veep. I wouldn’t stop at sheath dresses.  I might cut…

female pattern baldness, thinning hair for women
Crowning Glory Dermatology

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

My attachment to my long hair rivals Samson’s.  Growing up in the 1970s my mother imprisoned my budding femininity in a pixie cut.  The beauty credo she was trying to instill in me was “nothing is prettier than practical” and believed long hair would attract…

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10 Things I Learned About Surviving Breast Cancer

It’s the end of October and I’m sick of the color pink despite all the good intentions behind it.  8 years ago I survived triple negative breast cancer, so you would think I would be fervently pinkalicious.  But instead,…