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Almost-Free Image Makeover

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 14, 2010
At some point, everyone has an inner monologue that goes something like this: "Welp, I blew it. I'm never gonna live down [embarrassing incident]. Even if people forget [public clumsiness debacle], they'll never let go of [humiliating wardrobe disaster]. I wish I could just crawl under... More  →
Almost-Free Image Makeover

Blogging the Removal of My Braces

By ContributorOctober 11, 2010
Congratulations, sciencenerdess94! Sounds like you didn’t cry once, which is more than some editors, er, people can say! –Sparkitors For many of us, braces are inevitable. They cause misery and pain while “benefiting” us in the long run. They also evolved from medieval torture... More  →
Blogging the Removal of My Braces

How to Give Your Bedroom a Makeover

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 6, 2010
Your bedroom is your castle, your lair, your citadel, your city on a hill, your own personal interior decorating nightmare. Every teen struggles with the question, "How do I make my room the coolest expression of myself?" Is it by filling it with some Ikea... More  →
How to Give Your Bedroom a Makeover

Auntie SparkNotes: The Pixie's Lament

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 1, 2010
Does society abhor short-haired girls? Auntie says no way. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I have a massive problem. Society and cultural norms are demanding that I have long hair, but I just made the jump and maliciously hacked my hair off this weekend and now it seems... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Pixie's Lament

Auntie SparkNotes: My Diamond Shoes Are Too Tight

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 28, 2010
It's not easy being green, or pretty. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I am faced with what will probably sound like the most bizarre, conceited issue you will ever hear: I am pretty. I know, I know. But it truly is annoying and getting out of hand. At school, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Diamond Shoes Are Too Tight

Auntie SparkNotes: Step Away From the Ladymag

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 27, 2010
Auntie's right, Sparklers: it's time to put the magazines away and just shake what yo momma gave ya!—Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, How do I learn to love myself? I have tried to become more confident with myself, specifically my body, but nothing I do seems to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Step Away From the Ladymag

Five Natural Acne Fighters Under Five Dollars

By Kent McGroartyAugust 5, 2010
Many of us are plagued with the scary beast that is acne all through high school and well into college. If you're particularly lucky, your skin will start clearing up when you turn 18—but if you're like most people, hormones will continue to ruin your... More  →
Five Natural Acne Fighters Under Five Dollars

Feng Shui for Sparklers

By Pete CroattoAugust 3, 2010
Attaining lifelong peace and success is hard, arduous work. Since you don't have time for that—after all, a marathon of The Secret Life of the American Teenager starts in five minutes—just practice this unique brand of feng shui to get practically the same results. But make... More  →
Feng Shui for Sparklers

The 10 Worst Birthday Presents Ever

By Rachel KorowitzJuly 30, 2010
When I was about to turn 13, my parents started asking me what I wanted for my birthday. Answer: to get a grown-up-style makeover at Macy's Clinique counter. I envisioned white robes and matching turbans, and a severe aesthetician painting my lips and nails fiery... More  →
The 10 Worst Birthday Presents Ever

Auntie SparkNotes: Makeup Wakeup

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 29, 2010
We didn't ask our mom if we could wear makeup...we just did it. We're rebellious like that. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I have a major problem on my hands. I'm 17 years old and a senior in high school. That doesn't seem like much of a problem but... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Makeup Wakeup