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Mary Christmas preparing for her big night out.
"Tone me down a bit, Evelyn. I'm going home for the holidays."
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"You must be patient, Mrs. Wast fall. Rome wasn't built in a day, you know."
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"I started plucking my eyebrows, and I couldn't stop..."
"I'm just going to relax. I'm not even putting on nail polish."
"I had the most horrible dream last night. I dreamed John L. Lewis came in to have his eyebrows plucked."
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"Have you been giving the dog a make over again?"
Medusa at her Vanity Table
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"You're 30? Me too!"
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Classical Beauty: "My secret is to eat lots of olive-skinned men."
'You know Jerry, I think you should try a stronger dandruff shampoo.'
"We're the same age, but you look great! What's your secret?"
Bikini wax atoll
'Bit strong, this bikini wax!'
Mrs. Peter Cottontail: 'Forget the diets, Fran. If you want a smaller rear end, wash in hot water and set the dryer on higher.'
'I've tried everything. My skin is still as dry as an elephant's trunk.'
'That's no lady - she hasn't even shaved her armpits.'
'What have they got, piranha?'
Pumice Stone Accidents.
'What's that your wearing?'
'I'm telling you, with the right moisturizer and lip balm you could avoid all of that chaffing.'
"She's just popping into the dryer - she reckons everything she chucks in there comes out wrinkle free and two sizes smaller."
'Why don't you look like Jennifer Aniston, you're the same age.'
'Call Me Old-Fashioned, But I Liked It Better When They Didn't Shave Their Armpits.'
When people compliment Mary on her skin, she hesitates to tell them her beauty secret.