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Before and After Braces

By EmmaJuly 27, 2011
This picture, which is the cutest photo ever taken, features textingandy92 on her first day of third grade, about a month before she got her first set of braces. She says, "I pretty much had the most janked up mouth anyone had ever seen. I had a crossbite, an overbite, and m More  →
Before and After Braces

Check Out This Sparkler's AMAZING Acne Makeover!

By ContributorJuly 27, 2011
erkkilakc2 shares her incredible skin makeover!—Sparkitors My skin has always been bad, but I never really realized how bad until just now when I was looking through some recent photographs. I decided to share my acne story in the hopes of inspiring others and proving... More  →
Check Out This Sparkler's AMAZING Acne Makeover!

How to Upgrade Your Bedroom on the Cheap

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 26, 2011
There will come a time in your life when you realize that the general ambiance of your bedroom is less "sophisticated young adult" and more "overgrown 4-year-old." If you've recently found yourself neck-deep in teddy bears, staring at your bubblegum-pink walls and wondering "where did... More  →
How to Upgrade Your Bedroom on the Cheap

What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

By Ashley SpencerJuly 25, 2011
I love food more than most things. What’s better than sinking your teeth into a hot slice of pizza? Biting into a well-condimented burger? Or making out with a piece of chocolate cake? Few things make people happier than FOOD. But if you want to... More  →
What Ashley Ate to Lose Weight

ACNE: The Finale (There Will Be Actual Fireworks)

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 25, 2011
Okay, so there won't be actual fireworks. Actual fireworks are illegal and incredibly dangerous, especially when your sweat happens to be flammable (it's like I perspire kerosene, really). But there WILL be figurative fireworks, which are almost as fun, and not nearly as frightening to... More  →
ACNE: The Finale (There Will Be Actual Fireworks)

New Summer Fitness Series!

By ContributorJuly 25, 2011
That sound you just heard was azn4life33 crushing your last anti-exercise excuse with a dumbbell. Welcome to this new, motivating series! –Sparkitors Ah summer! A time for beaches, breezes, hot dogs, and shirtless fat guys. And apparently, really weird, short romances. Chances are,... More  →
New Summer Fitness Series!

Let's Talk About Braces.

By Kathryn_WilliamsJuly 22, 2011
Even if my orthodontist's name wasn't William Williams (seriously? Who does that to a kid?), I would never forget him. Because I spent precious years of my adolescence in that man's cool-to-the-touch pleather chair. No person before or since has had his hands in my... More  →
Let's Talk About Braces.

Sparkler Haircuts

By EmmaJuly 22, 2011
Katherine writes, "I mostly did it because everyone told me not to." More  →
Sparkler Haircuts!

In Which There Was Hair, and Then There Wasn't

By Lucy HutchinsonJuly 21, 2011
Around October last year, when I woke up with a mouthful of my own hair yet again, I began to think about getting a haircut. THAT VERY DAY, as I was trawling SparkLife keeping up with my competition contemporaries, I saw this post... More  →
In Which There Was Hair, and Then There Wasn't

A Story About Skincare

By Miss MarmJuly 19, 2011
Caroline Watson's story, "Vaseline," is not only a finalist in the fiction contest, it's kind of about makeovers! (Yes, it is. Just go with it.) —Miss Marm At the end of every drugstore checkout line is the woman contemplating her $39. 99... More  →
A Story About Skincare