I really think this stuff is a miracle

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TMI alert: I have pretty stinky pits. They’re bad enough that I’ve always elected to use antiperspirant over deodorant, despite concerns that the aluminum in it isn’t so good for you.  Occasionally, I’d read about a promising deodorant formulation and give it a shot, but I felt that those products simply covered up the smell with a stronger one. But this stuff is different: it does have a scent, but it’s quite mild. And it takes care of the stink, don’t ask me how, but it does.

This stuff really works

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Back in the old Lucky days, I had to attend a lot of black-tie events—none of which were very fun, but all of which were very important, as I was often seated with important advertisers. The events were often endless and slightly tortuous, but I enjoyed the prep: a few days before, a market editor would wheel a rolling rack of designer sample dresses into my office, and I’d try them on and choose one. Then the accessories editors would pick out jewelry based on whatever dress I had selected, and all of this was pretty cool (even though I never got to keep the dresses and jewels, obviously). Then the day of, a hairdresser would come give me a blowout, and, last, a makeup artist would make me look pretty. My favorite of these makeup artists was a woman named Wei Lang, who always made me look like myself only much, much better. In particular I was always amazed at how big she made my eyes look. Well, the other day, I bought a tube of this Superhero mascara, and after applying it, my eyes looked almost as good as when Wei used to transform them. Literally no other mascara I’ve tried has made my lashes so long. I know I never stay faithful to any one mascara formulation for long, but this time might be a different story.

How do you chill?

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My Red Flower lavender candle can make me relaxed even when I feel like I’m going out of my skin. The scent is better than any lavender candle I’ve tried, even far pricier ones, and believe me when I say I’ve tried them all.  Now tell me: What brings you back to earth when you’re stressing? Please do share in the comments.

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Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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