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Answer Angel: Mother vs. daughter earring dispute

Ellen Warren, Tribune News Service on

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Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My daughter says, “No one wears silver colored earrings.” I have gray hair and once read silver jewelry looks best with my color hair. Who wins?”

— Genevieve B. J.

Dear Genevieve: You win! Silver-colored jewelry (including earrings) was in plentiful supply at the recent Oscars (though much of it was probably $$ platinum). Both silver and gold colors are fine and fashionable and will never go out of style. It is totally a matter of personal preference. While you’re happy with silver with your silver hair, both silver and gold jewelry looks great with any hair color.

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have been using Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer for years. The new one I bought is so watery that it runs down my face. Why do they have to mess with a good thing? Now I have to find a new moisturizer. Any suggestions?

— Helen M.

Dear Helen: I think you’ll be happy with the well-priced brand CeraVe, available at drugstores. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM is SPF 30. I recommend that for day, and Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM for bedtime (both at, $14.99). CeraVe makes many other moisturizing creams and cleansers and I’ve been pleased with all that I have tried over many years of testing against much more expensive brands.


Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have been looking for soft and absorbent towels with no luck. Because you have to use the towels to find out, they are not returnable. I’ve heard lot about Egyptian cotton and would like some help.

— George D.

Dear George: Not surprisingly, The Egyptian Cotton Association ( says their product “is the finest in the world … stays stronger for longer … wilI hold its own with deeper, brighter and more resistant colour.”

I have purchased Egyptian cotton items in Egypt and the cotton is nice. But I don’t find it dramatically nicer than U.S. cotton. As for your search for soft and absorbent towels, I’m not that fussy. But plenty of readers have strong opinions on just about everything and are happy to share. Let’s help George out. What do readers recommend? And be very specific, please!


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