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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

How To Kiss: Rachel on Embers and Blazes

By Rachel KorowitzJuly 6, 2010
I had just turned 13 when I had my first, real legitimate kiss. It was Halloween, and as you probably guessed, I was dressed in a full-body, leopard-print leotard. Did I mention the face paint? Because there was face paint. The sultriness didn't stop there. Mike—whose... More  →
How To Kiss: Rachel on Embers and Blazes

4 Reasons Braces Aren't That Bad

By ContributorJune 29, 2010

We absolutely love your positive attitude, Bookworm12297! If you've got 'em, why not flaunt 'em?— Sparkitors

“Whhaaaaattttt?? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! You can’t make me! I won’t do

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4 Reasons Braces Aren't That Bad

Auntie SparkNotes: Ex-Best-Friends

By kat_rosenfieldMay 24, 2010
Excuse us, but since when is it a crime to wear makeup? You should see our eyeliner right now! It makes Lady Gaga look like Maria Von Trapp!! —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, I think my friend and I have hit a rough patch in our friendship. Here's the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Ex-Best-Friends

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Anorexic, I Just Never Eat

By kat_rosenfieldMay 17, 2010
Is it okay to be scared of obesity and paranoid about foo—whoops, sorry, gotta go, the delivery guy is at the door with fries and a cheeseburger. —Sparkitors Hi, Auntie! I have a question. Can you have an eating disorder in a good way? Because apparently, I... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Not Anorexic, I Just Never Eat

Never Mind My Potbelly, Look Over There!!

By Ashley SpencerMay 14, 2010
Summer is practically here, which is great. But with great sun comes great exposure. It’s swimsuit season, and even if you are “svelte,” it can be holy awkward to hang out in front of the opposite sex when you’re basically naked. You may think people... More  →
Never Mind My Potbelly, Look Over There!!

Reasons Having Braces Isn't as Bad as Getting Mauled By Tigers

By Robert IsenbergFebruary 8, 2010
Put mildly, braces are awful. They look odd. They rake against your lips. Food gets stuck in the wires. If you have uneven teeth, you probably shudder at the word "orthodontist." But braces aren't as bad as, say, getting mauled by tigers. And before you disagree,... More  →
Reasons Having Braces Isn't as Bad as Getting Mauled By Tigers

Acne: To Pop or Not to Pop?

By Katie_RolnickDecember 16, 2009
Everyone gets a zits now and then, even that girl who has perfectly smooth skin 99% of the time. But what do you do with that zit, the kind no amount of coverup will hide? Do you leave it be, hoping that it will... More  →
Acne: To Pop or Not to Pop?

Six Reasons to Go Naked

By Kathryn_WilliamsDecember 9, 2009
No, we don't mean naked naked, although that would lead to some interesting high school assemblies. We mean letting your face go nude, all footloose and makeup-free like. If you're anything like us, the most annoying part of your day, after being pried... More  →
Six Reasons to Go Naked