Friday, July 24, 2009


:) enjoy! 

Friday, June 19, 2009

No post today. Get ready for Monday when a new look for Smart Pretty and Awkward is being launched! 

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"It is never too late to be happy" -- Jeanette H. Carey

How to be Smarter: Great article from reader Alisa! 

How to be Prettier: I have recently switched to brown mascara, instead of black, for my daytime summer look. The color is lighter on a summer day than black. 

How to be (less) Awkward: Doing magic tricks for an audience are really only appropriate at your niece's third birthday party or on a street corner for cash. Anywhere else (crowded party, a first date) and you look kind of silly and weird. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen" -- Michael Jordan

How to be Smarter: For most big purchases, see it at the store, try it out, decide on a color---then go home and find it cheaper online and have it delivered

How to be Prettier: Listen to "Boys Boys Boys" by Lady GaGa to get pumped before going out. 

How to be (less) Awkward: Boys that are too intense about dumb life things (friendly game of kickball, board games, out-drinking everyone else) will be too intense about dumb relationship things (being facebook friends with an ex, having a girls night without him, not texting back right away). 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead" -- Scottish Proverb

How to be Smarter: Lots of facts to make your smarter are available here.

How to be Prettier: In a pinch, the (unused) seat covers in public restrooms can be used as facial blotting tissues. 

How to be (less) Awkward: Try not to double dip at a party. If you really need to get more topping on your carrot stick/cracker/nacho and you've already bitten from both ends, break it in half and dip the inside halves in the container. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you" -- Maori Proverb

How to be Smarter: If you need a word defined, go to Google and type in "define: word" and all the definitions of the word on the internet pop up.

How to be Prettier: Purple eyeshadow looks lovely on brown eyes.

How to be (less) Awkward: Try to be passionate without being dramatic. 

Friday, June 12, 2009

"She’s not here anymore. She’s covered in sequins" -- Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady GaGa)

How to be Smarter: Take comfort in the knowledge that no one is a good dancer--and the few that actually are usually look like huge show-offs on the dance floor. Be grateful you're just a normal dancer and get up there and dance. While smiling. 

How to be Prettier: Wear heels for nice legs. Sometimes I wear flip flops to the party, carrying my heels, and then ditch the flip flops in my bag before I go in. If it is a super special occasion, and my clutch won't fit the flip flops, I get really cheap sandals from the dollar store and just toss them before walking into the party.

How to be (less) Awkward: Learn all the lyrics to three standard party songs. Options listed here. Then bust them out casually at a social gathering--this is actually more impressive than one might think.