The Vine: March 12, 2010
Okay, so you have probably gone over this before but I missed it! I am shall we say "vertically challenged"?!I am under 5 feet tall and in desperate need of a pair of jeans.I use to buy jeans that ran in a 27-inch inseam.Apparently people have gotten taller over the last 10 to 15 years, and now the average inseam for petite jeans is 30 inches…which is way too long for me.
Can you and your readers point me in the right direction of where I could look for jeans in a shorter length?I have looked on line but seems like I mostly come up with skinny, cropped jeans at 27 inches and I don't want those either. I want regular-looking jeans AND I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for them.I know, I am asking for a lot.
I'm sure we've gone over this too, but I'm damned if I can find it in the archives.
I predict that the readers will recommend buying jeans that work for you in every regard but length, and taking them to a tailor. I have to do this on occasion because my inseam is pretty much a 31, so I can buy a 30 and try to wear them low on my hips so they don't look like high-waters, or I can buy a 32 and have the cuffs dragging through every puddle in Brooklyn.
But as I've said before…welcome to mass-market fashion. Sometimes you have to pay a bit extra to hack it so it works for you.
My only other suggestion is to check the kids' section (I have several clothing items from Old Navy's boys' department; kids must have gotten bigger too, because some of the stuff allegedly for 10-year-olds fits me just fine).
I've just discovered that Mudd Original Facial Masque has been discontinued and I am bereft.Seriously.
I've been addicted to this product for years and now, it's gone!I've checked Amazon, Overstock, eBay, Bizrate and drugstore.com to no avail — any suggestions from you and the amazing TN readers?
My pores and I thank you!
Short of haunting the local flea markets, which is where I have the best luck finding discontinued beauty products, I don't know what to tell you. Let's see if the readers can suggest a similar product that you can switch to.
Long-time Vine reader here who needs the help of the readers in a non-book related matter. I am 36, a lawyer, wife, and mother of two pre-school kids.I eschewed make-up in college (the grunge '90s) and have continued to avoid it even after beginning a professional career. With a full-time job and two kids, I really have no time for it.
But my skin is aging along with me, and some days I think I really need…something.I wear SPF 15 moisturizer every day, but that's it.I'd like to add one product — foundation, I guess? — that I can quickly apply on those mornings when my chin is blotchy, or when I have an important meeting and just want an extra layer of confidence, so to speak.Maybe a really good concealer would be enough?
I have zero interest in blush, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc. and don't want to look like I'm wearing make-up.I'm really hoping there's another Vine reader out there who can identify with this and who has also found a solution!I'm looking for something simple; doesn't have to be cheap, but affordable is good; and ideally I would like something that scores low on the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.
Will settle for 2 out of 3
Many companies make tinted moisturizer with SPF. I use Revlon Age-Defying, but Body Shop also has SPF foundations that are probably more environmentally responsible.
You could also try Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Enhancer Tinted Moisturizer; the tint is barely visible, but does noticeably even you out. My caveat with that one is that, if you have oily or combination skin, higher-SPF Neutrogena moisturizers grease up on you like immediately.
Readers, go for it.
Tags: Ask The Readers health and beauty retail