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Pandora Young
Pandora Young is a journalist and author with a special focus on women's issues, social justice and narcissism. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she works as a freelance journalist.

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Entries by Pandora Young

November's Best Beauty Finds

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 2:23 PM

Tom Ford Beauty Lip and Cheek Stain:
This is the first lip stain from Tom Ford, released as part of the fall 2012 collection. It comes in just one color: "Tainted Love," a rosy red. It's perfectly between sultry and subtle...

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July's Best Beauty Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 10:35 AM

If you read me with any regularity, you'll know I'm obsessed with trying every new beauty product on the market that I can get my greedy little hands on. And if I didn't write about my findings, I'd no doubt be diagnosed with some sort of a compulsive disorder. So...

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Picture Perfect Beauty Finds

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM

I am not a particularly photogenic individual, and yet most of the pictures you'll find of me are relatively flattering. Part of this is my tendency to swipe my friend's cameras and delete all the bad photos of myself, but mostly it's just wearing the right hair and makeup. The...

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Last Minute Gifts for Girlie Girls

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 3:08 PM

There's still time to buy the femme in your life something fabulous for the holidays. Most of the gifts ideas below are available at your local mall or can be shipped overnight.

Clockwise from top left:

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Hello Kitty's Lavish Hotel Suite in Beverly Hills

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 5:29 AM

In honor of Hello Kitty's latest cosmetic collection, Hello Kitty Noir, the famous feline teamed up with Sephora to create the world's most adorable hotel room. I stopped by boutique hotel Maison 140 in Beverly Hills last week to take a peek, snap some pictures, and...

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The Big, Fat, Lesbian Gift Guide

(4) Comments | Posted December 20, 2011 | 3:32 PM

For girls who love girls who love gifts.

The Jock:


Clockwise from top left:

  • Water- and sweat-resistant headset by Sennheiser/Adidas stays in place during workouts thanks to adjustable ear clips. Kevlar-reinforced cables stand up to abuse while delivering high-quality sound. $59.99 at
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A Gallery of Holiday Nail Collections

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 10:54 AM

My OCD gift to you: a gallery of the best nail colors this holiday season. Just one quick note, all the glitter polishes are in a clear base, so I used three to four coats to make them opaque. They also make great topcoats. The rest you can probably figure...

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12 Hot Gifts for Holiday Hostesses

(2) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 2:13 PM

The best way to tell your hostess thank you -- and to assure you get invited back -- is with a special gift she's sure to love.

1. Polka Dot Sweetheart Apron: Protect your hostess' dress while she works her magic in the...
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November's Best Beauty Finds

(1) Comments | Posted November 28, 2011 | 1:27 PM


  • Balenciaga L'Essence Eau de Parfum: If a forest nymph stumbled onto a perfume counter, this is what she'd buy. A woodsy green scent with notes of cedar, patchouli, and vetiver, built around a heart of violet leaves. $95 - $130 at

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4 High-Tech Beauty Gadgets That Really Work

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 4:45 AM

Technology isn't just for the dermatologist's office anymore. At-home devices for beauty and skin care are becoming increasingly common. But sometimes we're just being sold battery-operated snake oil, and at iPod prices. Best to do your research, and be wary of grandiose claims. The products listed below are ones...

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October's Best Beauty Finds

(3) Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 6:55 PM



  • Nutra Nail Gel Perfect, a drugstore alternative to long-lasting UV gel manicures available in salons, is a product I've been waiting for with baited breath. This stuff is sturdy, cheap, and can be applied at...
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September's Best Beauty Finds

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2011 | 5:53 PM

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Make Beach Beauty Last All Year Long

(1) Comments | Posted September 13, 2011 | 11:35 AM

Summer is drawing to a close, and your beach days are sadly numbered. But with a little help, you can cultivate that sea siren look, no matter the season.


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July's Best Beauty Finds

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 6:40 PM

Mouth Art


  • Violent Lips: Sure, I've tried to paint a rainbow on my lips before. It's harder than those circus clowns make it look. These lip tattoos are much easier. They apply with water, just like other temporary tattoos,...
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A Beauty Junkie in Wonderland, a.k.a. The IMATS Makeup Trade Show

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2011 | 2:10 PM

This past weekend Los Angeles played host to the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show. That's IMATS for short, or as cosmetics addicts like myself call it, Mecca.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn from some of the leading makeup artists in the industry, meet the masterminds behind favorite beauty...

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Summer Beauty Crush: Bronze & Teal

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 3:20 PM


Clockwise from top left:

  1. Sephora Collection Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Meteor Shower

  2. Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Shimmer Dust in Bronze

  3. Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Shimmering Bronze

  4. Urban Decay

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May's Best Beauty Finds

(1) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 1:45 PM


  • The Tända ZAP: This handheld wand is a wee version of the blue light technology dermatologists use to kill acne-causing bacteria. Used a few times a day on a blemish, the device provides a highly effective and irritation-free spot treatment. $49 at...

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The Next Evolution of Nail Polish: Texture

(1) Comments | Posted May 9, 2011 | 5:18 PM

Nail polish continues to move past being merely a cosmetic decoration and into the realm of an artistic movement, this time with a host of unexpected textures and finishes. I'm particularly fond of the texture trend, because it delivers nail art in a bottle, making it both more convenient and...

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Spring's Brightest Beauty Finds

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2011 | 4:49 PM

My latest beauty crushes are particularly vivid. Colorful cosmetics, skin-brightening treatments, even a neon fragrance.


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A Scent for Every Spring Occasion

(3) Comments | Posted April 21, 2011 | 5:09 PM

The cosmetics market has been flooded with perfumes this season, and it can be hard to navigate all the new scents. Below, a handy guide to some of Spring's fragrance highlights, and where they might fit on your social...

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