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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for April, 2010


 How to be Smarter: In most cases, avoid wearing mint green with stark red, as the combination looks too Christmas-like.

How to be Prettier: I was obsessed with Essie’s new Mint Candy Apple shade from the minute I saw it on a co-worker’s nails, and got the color painted on mine immediately. Here are some other things in the same lovely color: a prom dress, a bathing suit, and sunglasses with a sunglass case.

How to be (less) Awkward: “If someone offers you a breath mint, accept it” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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How to be Smarter: Women are impacted by other women, even the ones we don’t know well. There are a lot of girls I really admire and try to emulate, even if I only really hear about them through other people or Facebook status updates. Carry yourself with care, many more than you realize are watching.

How to be Prettier: Some of the most fun home furnishings I’ve seen in a while–especially the button bench, featuring my favorite childhood candy.

How to be (less) Awkward: A cute site of memorable TV wedding vows–the serious and the silly. My favorite are Derek and Meredith from Grey’s.

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How to be Smarter: 11 Points about…well, everything.

How to be Prettier: At buffets, fill half your plate with salad first before doing anything else, so you are not tempted to fill it with less healthy options.

How to be (less) Awkward: When starting a blog, focus less on traffic then content. If the content is good, the traffic will follow. Not right away–give it 6 months or so–but traffic will come.

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How to be Smarter: Maybe, if you keep looking back, you haven’t found the right thing to move forward with yet.

How to be Prettier: I love the look on a Friday night of a short bandage skirt with a silk tank in a fun color tucked into it, with awesome heels.

How to be (less) Awkward: When you are getting a manicure, it is hard to turn the pages on the magazine in your lap once she starts putting the color on. So right before she starts, turn to a page that is a lot of pictures or a lot of words that will keep you occupied for a while.

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 How to be Smarter: Opting for the cold-water wash cycle will save you about $60 a year, and is more environmentally friendly (Source).

How to be Prettier: Rolling up the sleeves on your cardigan gives both the outfit and your body shape more definition.

How to be (less) Awkward: This list of “101 Ways to Say I Love You” are all completely awkward. I do not recommend about 95% of them and my favorite hilarious one is: “You cast a spell on me that can’t be broken.”

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