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September 9, 2012 | By Alene Dawson, Los Angeles Times
It's a notion ingrained early: September, the start of the traditional school year, is a time to start over. For the nonstudent, that may mean cleaning out your closets, enrolling in an exercise class or recommitting to New Year's resolutions. It's also a good time to review your beauty routines. You should always get rid of products that are past their expiration dates, of course. And we checked with some experts about what else to toss, keep and add this season. Makeup Tim Quinn , national director of creative artistry, Giorgio Armani Beauty Toss Heavy powder and heavy oil-based foundations: "With most of the new foundations and new technology, you don't even need a powder … this whole idea of setting your makeup is almost obsolete.
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February 9, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Former model Babette loves living "off the grid," as she puts it on her website. But that doesn't mean, ever, letting herself go. On the subject, she says: Philosophy: "It's important to keep up appearances, even when no one is looking. " Exercise: "A body in motions stays in motion. " Her friend Kathryn Moore attests that Babette routinely walks five miles a day. Skin: She likes a sun-kissed look but tans easily, so doesn't overdo it. Beauty products: "What I can find in the drugstore, nothing expensive, whatever works.
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October 1, 2011 | By Spencer Soper
Elmer Goris spent a year working in an Amazon.com warehouse, where books, CDs and other products are packed and shipped to customers who order from the world's largest online retailer. The 34-year-old said he quit in July because he was frustrated with the heat and demands that he work mandatory overtime. Working conditions at the warehouse near Allentown, Pa., got worse earlier this year, especially during summer heat waves when temperatures in the warehouse soared above 100 degrees, he said.
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February 24, 2013 | By Catharine Hamm
Question: My husband and I will be traveling abroad for several weeks. We plan to pack lightly so that we do not have to check luggage. However, we will need more toiletries than we can carry on our planes so we are thinking about shipping them ahead. Can you give us any advice? Patricia Koch Long Beach Answer: Because of the cost of luggage services, I would ordinarily recommend sending toiletries (which Koch said couldn't be bought at the destination) by a known entity, such as the U.S. Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and DHL. Jami Counter, senior director of TripAdvisor Flights, agrees.
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October 3, 2010 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Vera Brown, a skin care specialist with a star-studded clientele who sponsored beauty clinics for thousands of blind teens, delinquent girls, homeless women and cancer patients in Los Angeles, died Sept. 24 at her Westwood home. She was 90 and had been in poor health for the last year, said her daughter, Angela. For more than 25 years, Brown operated two luxurious spas ? Vera's Retreat in Tarzana and Vera's Retreat in the Glen in Bel-Air ? with a client list that included such celebrities as Chris Evert, Whitney Houston, Nicole Kidman and Jane Seymour.
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March 10, 1992
John Paul Mitchell Systems Inc. in Saugus has sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's largest retailer, alleging that Wal-Mart is selling substandard and unauthorized supplies of Mitchell Systems' Paul Mitchell beauty products. The suit, filed in federal court in Austin, Tex., claims that a former supplier sold Wal-Mart some beauty products that Mitchell Systems had rejected because of poor quality. Mitchell Systems sells hair-care and skin-care products.
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November 6, 1985 | JANE APPLEGATE, Times Staff Writer
A company owned by Tova Borgnine, film actor Ernest Borgnine's wife, filed suit Tuesday against Hollywood producer and entrepreneur Jerry Weintraub, alleging that Weintraub's Tovar beauty salon infringes on the trademarked name used for Mrs. Borgnine's line of beauty products. Beverly Hills-based Tova Corp. manufactures a line of beauty products developed by Mrs. Borgnine, according to the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court.
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