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acrylic nails Anonymous 19827[Reply]

what is everyone's opinion on the expensive habit that is getting fake nails? i dont even do it anymore after thinking, "who am i actually doing this for? i dont really care."
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Anonymous 20068

Those are super cute, where did you get them?

Anonymous 20070

They look cheap and trailer trash. I think if you can't invest in good nails, you should leave them alone, or paint them with basic nail polish.

Anonymous 20072

>trailer trash
so are all other kinds of ugly thick long fake nails

Anonymous 20085


I struggled filling them down to size but got them on! The other hand's nails look a little worse on the nail bed cause I filled a little too agressive but still they look really nice! They're thin so they don't really look like bad quality acrylics like you'd get done in a mall. Up close you wouldn't say they're customs but they're really cute
I got them at a local African beauty store. They're a brand I've seen around called Miss Yes that's under 10$
You can buy press on nails by real nail artists. They're real acrylics just done to your size on a mannequin then applied later by the artist or you at home. Imo they're a better idea than getting the acrylics done on you cause it's the same quality and will actually last if you remove them carefully. As for mass produced press ons they're nothing like they used to be in the 00s, I think they're better than a cheap nail artist now cause they're thin and come in nice designs you'd be paying so much extra for to get done. Tbh they beat a lot of "artists" in my city from seeing pics online unless you jump to 150$ minimum but I couldn't imagine paying for that to be applied temporarily instead of getting a set to keep at that price

Anonymous 20089

how cute! I recommend brush on nail glue, i can link the one I use. super strong. also you should have pushed back you cuticles and put the nails further up so they looked more real


What's everyone's go to jewelry? Anonymous 19769[Reply]

I've never really felt comfortable wearing jewellery in the past
I want to try it more often, but whenever I wear stuff with an outfit it seems like it doesn't fit
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Anonymous 19916

I think earrings look the best. They're simple and make you look cute. I just wish I would stop losing them

Anonymous 19924

I want earrings that I can just leave in and not worry about. But I don't know what style I want.

Anonymous 20066

Just small hoop earrings and a nose ring

Anonymous 20079

I have a bunch of stuff but I really only wear the expensive jewelry my partner has given me on special occasions. I would rather never take it off than wear any of my other stuff bc im sentimental like tht

Anonymous 20086

Basic stud earrings when I wear earrings unless it's a nice occasion. Usually a sterling necklace with a switching selection of charms on it. I prefer silver to gold but I have a couple gold necklaces. Seldom wear old chunky bracelets that was passed down to me by my grandma or nana, those are beautiful but heavy. I've been blessed to own or have inherited nice jewelry and I feel like I often don't deserve it


Anonymous 19115[Reply]

Aluminum free deoderant. Do you use it? I am paranoid about getting breast cancer because I'm genetically predisposed so I'm always trying new brands but I haven't found any that are effective at making me not stinky.
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Anonymous 20048

as a deodorant i use a homemade mixture of (organic, virgin, cold pressed) coconut oil and baking soda. first i rub a little coconut oil on my armpit and then i press my index finger* into my jar of baking soda and then rub it into the coconut oil on my armpit so that it becomes an even mixture. then i just wash my hands and it's done. it doesn't feel sticky and the oil doesn't run if you use the right amount.

this actually has no scent. all you smell is your natural, neutral, clean body odor. if your natural body odor is stinky, it indicates an underlying health problem that needs attention. if you take care of yourself, eat right, exercises etc, then your body odor shouldn't smell bad.

*use a finger with which you have spread your coconut oil on your armpit, because some coconut oil will still remain on your finger. this is helpful if you press your finger into the baking soda because the salt will stick to the oil that remains on your finger. this is also the perfect amount of salt you need for one armpit.

the fact that it is an european product does not guarantee the quality and safety of the product. european products still contain unnecessary additives that, for example, change the color, structure and texture. the fact that the product now looks better than without those additives is at the expense of our health. and this is just a simple, well-known example. there are so many more ingredients and additives that many people question, but are simply approved by authorities …until, of course, a study is released that concludes that the additives turned out to be harmful…

Anonymous 20049

Wouldn't shea butter or something like that be better? Coconut oil can clog pores and that feels like the worst place to get a clogged pore or induce an ingrown hair. When I shaved back in high school I used to get them so bad I had to take a needle to get them out, now I'm constantly being careful to avoid them at all costs.
Also out of curiosity have you tried using a starch or powder to help absorb liquid too? Or is the baking powder enough? My recipe uses baking powder and a starch like corn or arrowroot powder. But I might just swap purely to baking powder to make it easier if that works.

Anonymous 20058

In and of itself aluminum doesn't do much harm except to clothing.


If you are exposed to aluminum directly enough for long enough it will pass into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, it can and will be catalyzed with acids (from food or from metabolic processes) and be bound to nerve cells. Once aluminum enters cell walls bad things start to happen, including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Anonymous 20059

ty for the proof

Anonymous 20084

>shea butter
shea butter could be better, but depends on what you are looking for. i prefer coconut oil because it is extremely low in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and PUFAs are unhealthy, both for internal (food) and external use (on skin). i see that shea butter is also low in PUFAs, so that's good, but coconut oil is still lower.
>coconut oil clogs pores
i am aware that coconut oil, as a comedogenic oil, can clog pores. anyway, i personally haven't had any problems with that yet, and i've been using it for a long time (also on other parts of my body, including my face). i suppose this has to do with my skin type. of course i would stop using coconut oil if it gave me clogged pores or ingrown hairs. you have to figure out what works for you
>ingrown hairs
mind you that i don't shave my armpits, but i trim the hair there very short. this may also explain why i have not had any problems with ingrown hairs so far. i switched from shaving to trimming because i noticed that since i started trimming exclusively, i no longer suffered from irritated skin. i now trim my whole body.
>starch or powder
i haven't tried using a starch or powder to help absorb liquid yet, but i'm interested in this idea, so thanks for sharing. the baking soda or sodium bicarbonate (not baking powder, as you said) is enough for now. mind you, i made this homemade deodorant (coconut oil and baking soda) in september - after the summer, in colder weather - so it may well be that the baking soda becomes insufficient, as soon as the weather warms up and sweating increases.

anyway, nice to hear that you also experiment with your own recipes. i suggest that you just find out for yourself what works for you and what you want to put on your skin, don't just take what you read on the internet (or even from me lol), experiment and you will immediately know best.


Lifting Anonymous 13775[Reply]

Anyone here lifts weights? I'd love to have a lifting buddy
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Anonymous 19201

Occasionally I do, nowadays I use kpop for my exercise needs and I alternate if I get bored. Not looking for results, just want to be healthy

Anonymous 20073


sorry for necro but has anybody experimented with period cycling for lifting?
I used to do it a few years ago and was successful with muscle building but couldnt get lean. Unfortunately i got really sad after a breakup and stopped going to the gym for a while so i lost all my gains. I'm doing it again and am a few months into it. I'm going to the gym 3-4 times per week. I can't do anymore without getting extreme lethargy.

here is what im doing:
follicular phase:
bench 3-5 rep max for 5 sets
chin-up lat pull downs 5-7 rep max for 5 sets
lateral raises 10 reps 4 sets
hanging knee raises (for abs) to failure for 4 sets
30-45 minutes stairmaster

luteal phase:
bench 10 reps 3 sets
chin-up lat pull downs 15 reps 3 sets
~1 hour stairmaster
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Anonymous 20080

i follow a pretty simple monkey brained upper body even day lower body odd day routine, i cannot lift too heavy yet since i started a few months ago but i generally feel much stronger before my period compared to after, so i just adjust my weights and my workout is the same. i swim for cardio so i cannot do that on period and i also prefer not running or doing anything that scrapes my thighs because the pad gets all weird. but going to the gym when im on my period and doing fuckall fun bullshit is freeing

Anonymous 20082

oh swimming is fun! how have your results been? what does you routine look like?

Anonymous 20083


i've only been consistently working out for 4 months, but i had absolutely zero kind of any muscle or strength or consistent eating habit before this, i started at 58kg skinny fat, im 5'6 and did some starvemaxxing to get there, felt terrible and my body did not look like anything i wanted at all, in the last 4 months ive actually gained 5 kgs and am at 63kg rn, but its mindblowing to me how i am the same size and actually look and feel better, i am strictly eating very protein heavy so there is definitely some body recomposition going on, i actually fit into a size smaller jeans even though im heavier, it is mind blowing to me. i noticed my base energy levels also increase at about the 3 month mark, now i can get through my day feeling awake without a coffee, and i guess it's because discipline from working out trickles down to other areas in life, everything feels better since i started exercising everyday.

my routine is pretty simple i tried a bunch of splits but it was too much for my beginner mind so i just stuck to a upper body and lower body one, though nowadays as i'm going up the weights i feel like i should split muscle groups properly, because it all feels like too much in one day, i'll probably start doing that from next month

currently it looks like LOWER BODY 3× 12
Good mornings
dumbell/ Barbell squats
romanian dead lift
B stance RDL
bulgarian split squat
Hip thrust
Reverse lunge
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Diet Thread Anonymous 6210[Reply]

Who here is on a /diet/?

I'm 5'4 and 165lb and trying to lose some weight. I started a diet yesterday. Trying to eat lots of veg and lean proteins and keeping my total calorie intake below 800.I'm so hungry tho
How's your diet going?
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Anonymous 11026

Seconding this blogpost with my own. I lost 50 pounds as a short (like 5') mega fatty (morbidly obese going by BMI) by restricting myself to 800-1200 calories a day. Drank water when I felt hungry to suppress the urge to eat. It felt great and I lost all that weight in like 6 months. But it doesn't work in the long term. At some point the weight lost plateaued and I fell into depression and started eating the same way I used to. I fucked up my metabolism majorly and gained even more weight than I had lost back when I couldn't take it anymore.

Don't be a retard and starve yourself.

Anonymous 20074


I need a help for diet planning.
I have phenylketonuria, so I am kinda forced to eat a lot of carbs, because I have no alternatives. I can't munch on proteins, because they contain phenylalanine, so my intake of them is very limited. I compensate by taking amino acid, mineral and vitamin supplement mixture, which doesn't not contain phe, so I recieve a daily norm of protein equivalent. Is there a way to manage carb intake without sacrificing energy intake? Also I would like to know is there a way to somehow stimulate muscle growth without protein?

Anonymous 20076

Mushrooms or kale?

Anonymous 20077

If you eat enough fibre to create concrete ass blasters maybe you could eat oil to offset the solidity. Just eat oil. Tonnes of oil. High in calories and easier to gulp than carbs

Anonymous 20081

Besides pku formula I don't think you have any other options without risking brain damage, and I don't think its possible to stimulate growth without protein. You should probably talk to a nutritionist.


Painful thing you've done for beauty? Anonymous 19917[Reply]

Probably getting waxed is the top of the list for me. Never again.
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Anonymous 20032

Did you get bleach designed for body hair?

Anonymous 20046

ayrt I don't remember because this was years ago and I was a teen and my mom bought the bleach for me, it might've been for head hair and not body hair, but either way I'm done with hiding my leg hair, I just don't care anymore.

Anonymous 20053

I also realized most people just don't fucking care. Made me care way less even though I said shaving was for myslef lol.

Anonymous 20069

Nose job
lip filler

Anonymous 20078

using epsom salt mixed with soap to exfoliate despite having multiple severe open wounds from ripping off hangnails/cuticles


What are some trends your glad to see gone? Anonymous 19476[Reply]

That thing in the early 2000s where girls would use too much mousse on purpose and end up with those disgusting crunchy curls. I always hated it, I feel so vindicated seeing people in modern times scrutinize it.

What are some trends your glad to see gone? Can be from any era you lived through
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Anonymous 20043

I mean, it's definitely sexy, but imagine how it would feel to be perceived in public wearing that. Way too much unwanted attention. Plus it looks designed to keep you warm, and wearing it this way would definitely defeat the purpose of that. I'd probably judge the person as being an attention-whore if I saw this look anywhere in public.

Anonymous 20044

It looks like it’s blatantly being worn the wrong way to be adventurous

Anonymous 20060

Doesn't mean it looks good though

Anonymous 20065


>That thing in the early 2000s where girls would use too much mousse on purpose and end up with those disgusting crunchy curls.
Oh kek that was deliberate? I thought everyone was just as bad as I was at putting it on. My mom had gotten me the tresemme curl mousse and it was honestly great at getting my curls to bounce but I was so bad at figuring out how much to add (and it lies when it claims it can be added to dry hair) so I'd get to school all crunchy and try to sneakily break up the crunches during first period. Thankfully it usually broke up well and then it was fine and honestly looked really good. I've swapped to curl creams more focused on hydration than appearances, but at times I'll pull out the mousse cause it'll give me these super fun bouncy ringlets that I like pulling like a spring and letting bounce. I have fond memories of this super cute popular girl in class playing with my curls when she was bored or thinking hard. My bestie in HS did the same.
Now I'm nostalgic and probably gonna use the mousse after my next shower. I still have some old bottles cause my mom stocked up on a sale like a decade ago

Anonymous 20071

I always saw that as beach hair tbh. A lot of people where I grew up would try to say they went to the beach and that's why there hair looks like that


Teeth Anonymous 11451[Reply]

Aer your teeth healthy?
Do they look good?
Any imperfections?
Jaw and maxilla problems?
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Anonymous 20004

I get abscesses now and then it's so painful it makes me wanna kill myself

Anonymous 20009

I have this one tooth on the bottom row that's out of alignment with the others, like it's positioned a few millimeters back. It also sticks just slightly above them and looks unsightly

Anonymous 20027

apparently your teeth can grow extra bone from grinding on the bottom so now I have this tiny bone dot nuisance attached to my lowest gum! fun!

Anonymous 20028

I have this tiny gap in my front teeth and not the cute type. I try to ignore it or think of it as "cute" but it's not and it's pretty noticeable. I did use braces when I was younger and I think there's something wrong with my retainer or maybe I chew incorrectly or something. I kinda hate it. Dentists never say anything about it though.

Anonymous 20067

One of the teeth on my bottom row isn't as straight as the others so it stands out when you can see my teeth


How to Get a Bilateral Salpingectomy? Anonymous 20051[Reply]

>good BMI
>relatively healthy other than ADHD
>took hormonal BC from about 15 y/o - 27 y/o
>normal period flow and duration
>have health insurance and a PCP
>married and already discussed with my husband
>have never ever wanted kids and he stopped wanting them a few years ago
OK ladies what's your advice regarding how best to get myself sterilized? What should I bring to the doctor? Should I find my own surgeon and go straight to them? I've never gotten a major surgery as an adult.
I got sick of taking hormonal birth control for a number of reasons and still cannot believe the difference in my sex drive since I stopped taking it. I refuse to take it again. I need the peace of mind of knowing I'll never be pregnant, whether accidentally with my husband or from a rape. I've read online that it can be quite difficult to get any sort of sterilization before your mid 30s but I obviously want to get this done ASAP. If doctors still ask your husband for some sort of approval/permission, I know he'd give his OK.
If you have any advice or recommendations for a particular sterilization method as well, I would love to hear it. I think a bilateral salpingectomy would be best for me. It'd give me the peace of mind of knowing there's absolutely no way an egg could get into my uterus anymore. I've read some issues with the ablation method allowing that in freak circumstances. I think this would also disrupt my reproductive and hormonal systems the least. I want to keep as much of my reproductive/hormonal system in-tact as possible while still achieving my goal of 100% guaranteeing no children. I've seen how ovary removal can encourage early onset of dementia and who knows what else since women's health research is so neglected.

Anonymous 20064

This isn't directly related to your question but make sure you search the methods well to see if early onset menopause is a possible result. My mom had the lining ablation which doctors swore up and down had no side effects but then she went into menopause and had to keep fighting with them about getting tests because they didn't want to accept the procedure had caused it so they refused to let her get tested until she went herself and found herself in the post menopause stage at 49 and it seems to have caused her menopause to last an extremely long time too cause years later in her mid 50s she's still in post menopause but not past it! The docs still try claiming it wasn't the procedure and some still gaslight her claiming she isn't in menopause even now she has proof but in researching herself she discovered lots of women had the same result of spontaneous menopause, even a woman in her early 30s.
It's really important to do half the research yourself unfortunately so this is more a heads up on that. I'm sorry I don't have anything more for you. I don't have any surgeries to recommend but a copper IUD is a good failsafe while you research if you have the insurance for a temporary solution. But I wouldn't recommend it if your periods are bad cause it'll make them worse. Hormonal IUDs don't do that but then there's the hormone issue of course. It's much lower than BC pills but some are still sensitive to it. I think it made my PMS (I forget the new acronym) worse personally but it could have also been age making it worse cause it's always been an issue for me


Rate Menstruation Products. Anonymous 14073[Reply]

What is your list to the most usefull to worst menstruation products?
Mine is:
>№1 Sanitary Pads.
>№2 Tampons.
>№3 Menstrual Cup.
>№4 Reusable Sanitary Pads Made Out Of Cloth.
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Anonymous 20034


Do you guys know of any period products whose packaging doesn’t use language that erases women? A lot of the packaging I see for period products calls women something in the realm of “people who menstruate” and I don’t really want to support it. The only company who doesn’t do this that I’m currently aware of is The Her Inc, and they only do period panties. I don’t really have anything against period panties, I’ve just never tried them.

Anonymous 20036

I've only used pads, tampons, and wahable pads. I only used tampons breifly, and the first time was when I was in my 30s.

I prefer pads. Regular or washable.

I'm interested in menstrual cups but it seems like a steep learning curve? And I don't really like sticking things in myself.

Anonymous 20037

I use period panties and it's my lifesaver. Even though they're basically adult diapers kek. I can't deal with the leakage caused by pads. No matter how much I try using pads, there will always be leakage, for me at least. Too retarded.

Anonymous 20045

I was just looking at these at the drugstore but they're so expensive.

I also saw these thin things that are flushable that you can use on super light days or use on top of a pad on super heavy days. Has anyone else seen or used these things?

Anonymous 20050


Cup. I replaced my diva cup with a pharmacy dupe due to price and them no longer using female language. I first started off with discs to test, but swapped to a cup cause at the time it was the only reusable option. Now there are reusable silicone disks I might try next year when I replace my current cup.
Reusable pads
Tampons at subterranean level
My cycle and bleeding isn't consistent so tampons are just the worst. The last time I used them I had bled through 3 in 4 hours to then not bleed for 9 hours after inserting the 4th which was a super heavy tampon. It was so painful pulling it out and I was paranoid I'd get TSS or something. Never tried period panties, tbh as gross as it is, my panties have thick enough lining that when I spot I just let it be. I tend to spot less than I discharge around my ovulation period so I've always gotten or sewn in thicker padding for the lining. Now that laundry machines have good cold functions I just toss my panties in a cold load and no stains for me. Not that I really care cause they're ancient cotton panties but idk, I find it cool that I no longer get any stains on my panties cause of a small tech improvement.
Late but these have been linked with serious illness cause unless you disinfect it right before insertion, you never know what's in the core. Unlike silicone it's going to be absorbing not just blood, but airborne bacteria as well. Not to mention it can get a moldy middle cause it's a thick sponge so when you wring it dry after cleaning it might fester if it stays damp.

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