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Anonymous 9263[Reply]

Do you guys like nails?
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Anonymous 13902

Yes! I can speak from someone who has weak, thin peeling prone nails who has been able to grow them to this >>13780 length and they are the healthiest they have ever been, though I’ve never been a nail biter so I can’t speak on that.
I use rimmels nail strengthener & sally handsons maximum growth base coat. I was not blessed with strong nails so nail strengtheners are god sent to me. I ALWAYS have my nails painted, if I make the mistake of leaving my nails bare they would simply break the next time I have to use my hands.
Cuticle oil is important because it makes your nails flexible so they are able to bend without snapping off, I apply it daily.
I use a glass nail file since they are supposed to be more gentle on your natural nails. I file them fortnightly or whenever I have a small rip/snag in my nail. only file in one direction don’t go back and forth. When your nails are wet they are at their weakest, so after a shower or washing dishes it’s important to be aware of your hands. My last tip is to have patience, you can’t make your nails grow faster you can only avoid breaking your current growth. :)

Anonymous 13933

Do nail strengteners really work for any of you? Like they do work, they make my nails harder, but instead of tearing like paper, they become so hard and inflexible that my nails start breaking like crisps instead, if that makes sense?

Anonymous 18460

a year late but I use castor oil (or any thick oil) on my nails, and use the warmth of my thumb to rub it in. maybe your nails are too dry?
>they make my nails harder, but instead of tearing like paper, they become so hard and inflexible that my nails start breaking like crisps instead, if that makes sense?
try moisturizing your nails & cuticles, not using nail polish remover, wearing gloves when washing dishes or cleaning and cover your nails with clear polish to prevent cracking

Anonymous 18461

I meant to add: take biotin supplements

Anonymous 19393

I love to watch people doing acrylic nails, so satisfying.


Au Naturale Anonymous 19392[Reply]

Any recommendations for natural beauty products? Makeup, skincare, shower products. I find that natural soaps are the only ones that don’t dry out my hair


Skincare General Anonymous 431[Reply]

Post your skincare questions, routines, recommendations, rants, raves, product recs, etc.

I'll start with my routine that's finally working for me:

Thayer's unscented witch hazel (as a toner)
COSRX Oil-Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

Pond's cold cream cleanser
Thayer's witch hazel toner
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid (leave on for 15 minutes)
Oil cleanse with mineral oil
Remove with Pond's cold cream cleanser
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Anonymous 19282

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>fine wrinkles are showing up on the side of my mouth and my skin is starting to feel like sandpaper
is this normal for a 24 yo or do I just have shit genetics? And is there anything I can do other than using retinol and sunscreen?

Anonymous 19357

I started using it in September but without a prescription. So far it makes my skin look more plump and smooth in certain areas but my jaw is covered in what I think are sebaceous filaments. I have some on my cheeks as well. It sucks because I’ve never had any acne on my cheeks or jaw before trying tretinoin. I’ve just been hoping it’ll be worth it in a couple more months

Anonymous 19380


Is there anything I can do to make my feet look pretty?
My feet looks quite old, a bit loose and wrinkled when compared to my hand or other parts right now. I've tried applying moisturizer hoping it was just dry skin, and a bit of aloe vera gel for a week but no use.

Anonymous 19381

i dont kno if its th same for feet but i wipe my legs and the ball of my feet with some glycolic acide before moisturizing and they feel softer and less rough

Anonymous 19384

>glycolic acid
Hmm… I'll give it a try.

My feet looks like wrinkled plastic bag I feel so old when I look at it.


Pubic hair Anonymous 3508[Reply]

Do you shave everything, trim it? Have you gotten laser?

I want to keep my vagina as smooth as possible but that's not easy with a razor
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Anonymous 19294

It's a lot easier to get it professionally waxed, and safer. I started going to a Chinese lady for bikini waxing after I had to go to the ER for surgery on a golf ball sized cyst from an ingrown hair on the front of my lower pelvis that was so painful I could barely stand going commando in oversized sweatpants, sitting down, or bending over. The surgery was even worse because they stuck a needle in the cyst with a numbing agent that did not relieve the pain from the incision at all. They had to give me laughing gas because I wouldn't stop crying and squirming.

Home waxing kits are pretty shit and hard to do on yourself because waxing is super painful. Easier to have it done by someone else because they don't feel your pain so they don't hesitate.

Anonymous 19310

How do you people treat your hair when wearing swimsuit? Mine are growing on a very visible area of my inner thighs. Or it's better just to wear long shorts for bottom swimsuit and let it be it

Anonymous 19311


Most of the time I just let it grow out, but trim it around the labia so it doesn't get messy when I have a period. Every once in a while I want to check for poppable ingrowns or blackheads (I have dermatillomania) so I buzz it bald.

I was one of the first girls in my class to visibly hit puberty (or so I thought), and for years I was very ashamed of my body hair. I would shave it every single time I showered, and I would often be so itchy that it would bring me to tears – not from emotions, just the physical discomfort alone. I'm glad I don't do that anymore.

Anonymous 19312


I have a boyshort style bikini set that I got for that reason, but the legs roll up anyway. If I need to hide it, I shave and apply anti-inflammatory stuff like witch hazel or tea tree cream.

Anonymous 19361

How do yall get a smooth cooch with nair? I tried it once but it only removed some of my hair. I ended up going in with a razor after to get rid of some patches. But then it ended up burning like hell.


can i lose weight and keep my same cup size? Anonymous 19174[Reply]

I want to lose weight but I don't want to lose my breast size, is there any exercises/ways to avoid losing in that area?
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Anonymous 19325

How bad is it? I had a friend who only developed 1 boob, it was a nice boob though. The running joke was that 1 nice boob is better than 2 bad ones

Anonymous 19327

>The running joke was that 1 nice boob is better than 2 bad ones
Holy shit that's mean (and hilarious)!

Anonymous 19338

malnutrition may make them more uneven. maybe you could try strength training your chest and massaging to improve bloodflow? most women have asymmetrical breasts (about 88%) so its more common than you think

Anonymous 19339

I was with a girl recently who'd lost a lot of weight and was talking about how her breasts were uneven but I could barely notice even when I was playing with them, I think it's something you're stuck with but it also doesn't matter since probably most people have uneven breasts if you look hard enough (myself included)

Anonymous 19359

Maybe if you go full anorexia skeleton death mode where people put you in the mental ward, you end up with even non-breasts, but with "normal" weight loss I would guess >>19338 is right


How can I be less adorable and more sexy? Anonymous 19258[Reply]

People usually say I'm pretty on the cute spectrum. The problem is that I don't like this, it makes me feel like a little girl. I have quite childish features, mainly my round face and round eyes, I'm always estimated to be younger than my real age.
Is there a way to look older with makeup, sexier?
I feel like every time I try makeup like ''foxy'' ''cat'' I look funnier than anything else. It's really something that makes me insecure. All my life I have followed a more natural makeup very inspired by japanese makeup but I no longer feel comfortable with it.
Basically, how do I go from a babyface to an attractive woman face?
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Anonymous 19318

Projecting? I am anything but. Your post is amusing me

Anonymous 19324

im toayrt, you're right about me

Anonymous 19345

you dont want to hear this, but losing weight will really help.

i used to have the opposite problem, when i was like 13-14 i would have people assume i was an adult. partially because i was extremely tall even then and partially because i was very underweight and therefore i had very pronounced cheekbones and a sort of long narrow face. ive gone up to a bmi of 23 now, as an adult, and its given me a much rounder face and has softened the angularity of my features a lot, makes me look younger and cuter. you could try to do the opposite probably

Anonymous 19348

If you intimidate all men around you, you're not confident, you're just undesirable to stay around with. You lack in social skills and awareness.

Anonymous 19356

Sexiness is less about looks and more about demeanor, about behavior. You can look cute, but you act sexy, act lewd, raunchy, innuendo-y, vulgar, cheap and perverted.

Unless you have big tatas, which will make you look sexy even when you are in a coma.


Anorexia Wars Anonymous 19341[Reply]

I have unwillingly joined the anorexia war.
I am not anorexic, the only eating disorder I have is binge eating and I had it for years which caused me to be overweight and dieting for most of my life with no fruition, I kept gaining weight but I quit trying to diet for a while and solved some of my unaddressed mental and behavioural issues then I started a diet seriously with a whole lifestyle change and it worked this time, I went from having a 29 BMI to a 20 BMI.
I still live with my mother and sister, I have always been the heavier sister, my sister is younger than me and she's been thin all her life, I have some knowledge of the ED community solely because of my familiarity with imageboards, and I know that k-pop fans tend to be part of that community, my sister would skip meals and she lost even more weight having the BMI of 16 so I was concerned and I told my mother about it and she said it wasn't intentional and it just happened, fast forward me losing weight a year later and she is still the same weight she is and she is maintaining it by calculating everything she eats, I don't care because she is an adult and she should know better and I feel like a hypocrite because I was on a strict diet for a while.
occasionally I talk about my diet on Discord because I am open about it, but I took a break about two months ago and realized that my sister is in fact competing with me, she started eating more and stopped working out when I took my break, and I'm actually slipping back into binging plus some of my old habits are slipping back because they are comorbid apparently. I am trying to get back into dieting because I haven't reached my goal yet and I have gained some weight bacl and my sister is back into working out and eating less, burning 500Cals a day and walking so many steps. it's actually absurd because one of the people from Discord who is a fatty started dieting also and she does keto and weird contemporary diets but she also started posting about burning 500-100Cals from walking and lifting weights, additionally, my IRL friend now talks about eating nothing all day but a bagel and coffee, even my aunt is asking me for diet tips and is trying to do an extreme calorie deficit diet, and I feel like I am being under attack while I was taking a break enjoying food and enjoying being a slob women around me are all starting to do these things that I shouldn't be doing because they're unhealthy but I am also spiralling back into my old selfPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 19342

Cute ukrainian

Anonymous 19343


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Self Esteem General Anonymous 18774[Reply]

General talk and help thread about self esteem, body image and mental health.

> How's your self esteem?

> Body image?
> Do you like your face?
> Your personality?
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc

This is a help/positivity thread. We're here to get better. Please don't shit on other anons if possible. No pro-ana.
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Anonymous 19328

> How's your self esteem?
<Awful. I have no self esteem, all I feel towards myself is disgust.
> Body image?
<Bad, I struggle with anorexia. I don't know whatever it is realistic or not, but I see myself as very fat.
> Do you like your face?
> Your personality?
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
<I am trying to eat healthy, lose weight and focus on natural skincare.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
<Coconut oil has helped me, I think it smells nice and has no added chemicals to it

Anonymous 19330

> How's your self esteem?
fluctuates between highs and lows
> Body image?
I hate my body, I am 5'8 and 180 lbs. My BMI is 28. I want to lose weight and be at least 135, ideally 120. I have stretch marks and sh scars and my boobs kinda sag. My bf likes my body but I hate it. I used to sleep naked every night but a lot of nights since my weight gain I have to sleep with clothes on bc I dont like being naked. When I wear clothes I can arrange them to be very flattering and look more curvy than fat, I will feel OK then, but when I am naked I am hideous.
> Do you like your face?
Yeah except my jawline bc I have a gross double chin somtimes when I am expressive in the face. Sometimes my nose looks pointy when I smile, and my smile is lopsided looking, but overall I think I am very pretty in the face, I have clear skin. I like wearing makeup.
> Your personality?
No I hate my personality. I don't know where to begin. This is probably the #1 thing i dislike
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
Trying to diet and lose weight. I wear makeup most days. Not super into skincare but started wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen every day.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
Smile at yourself in the mirror, idk sometimes this makes me feel better

Anonymous 19331

>Coconut oil has helped me, I think it smells nice and has no added chemicals to it
coconut oil is odorless so if your coconut oil smells it certainly has added chemicals for fragrance. Check your label

Anonymous 19336

>How's your self esteem?
It's pretty average. I know I'm ugly but I am content with that fact.
> Body image?
I'm overweight, my hair is starting to gray and it's thinning out in certain areas. I'm only 20…
> Do you like your face?
FUCK no lmao. I have some disgusting looking smile lines, oily-ass skin, and shit loads of acne. I have no idea why my girlfriend calls this face beautiful lol.
> Your personality?
My personality is one of my strongest traits. I don't tell anyone about my physical insecurities because I know I'm just going to sound like an attention seeker. I think people naturally gravitate towards me because of my odd and humorous personality. I can be a bit annoying at times but I know that the people around me still love and support me for who I am.
> Are you doing anything to improve on things? (working out, positive affirmations, skincare, etc)
I go to the gym 3 times a week for 1 hour and go on 30 minute walks around my town.(I am STILL overweight btw) I use an exfoliator, salicylic acne cleanser, hydrochloric acne patches, and retinol cream every day. I never let anything touch my face aside from my hands. I also use charcoal nose strips, charcoal peel-off mass, and clay masks at least once a month. (None of that shit works btw) I also put my hair in a bonnet each night and use leave-in conditioners. (my hair still looks like dog shit btw). I accept that I'll always be ugly, and that's ok. Being pretty is not meant for everyone.
> Share tips with improving self esteem and etc
I have ZERO tips lol. I fucking hate everything involving my physical appearance.

Anonymous 19337

Even virgin coconut oil has a slight fragrance


stimulant brain damage Anonymous 19305[Reply]

what has your experience been with any dopamine reuptake inhibitor. would write more but i can barely think right now

Anonymous 19306

i am sweating i am going insane. i can feel the sweat and all the hairs on my body and my lose hairs rubbing against me. all i had was one cup of tea after a year of taking CONCERTA

Anonymous 19307

my eyelids are so heavy and uhh uhh its hard to chew. god it is over.

Anonymous 19326

it fucking sucks. im so skinny now.

Anonymous 19332

CONCERTA??? I was on that shit when I was 13. Made me feel very antsy and anxious a lot of days and I didn't know why. I think concerta actually made me more sensitive to caffeine, bc I never remembered being sensative to caffiene before that, I remember being able to sleep easily after drinking caffiene, but after concerta I started getting horrible anxiety when I drank caffeine. Stop taking it.
Slightly tempted to go on it again to lose weight now….


Hair thread Anonymous 569[Reply]

What are some of your favorite hair related YouTube channels?

What's your hair routine?

Do you take any supplements/do (you think) they work?
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Anonymous 18521


Any tips/tricks/techniques to encourage slightly faster hair growth? I already do scalp massages with oils, sleep on satin pillow cases, stay hydrated, do olaplex treatments every week or so. I'm growing out a pixie and I'm in the shaggy overgrown awkward stage.

Anonymous 18568

I've had hair parted down the middle all my life, but I've thought about wanting to try having no or at least not as apparent of a parting.
my problem is, that whenever I try to do that, it just falls back into place.
have you nonas got any tips?

Anonymous 18581


I get my hair cut like picrel. I really dislike styling, so I mostly fluff it with dry shampoo and/or hairspray (nexxus, the pink can). I use Tresemme shampoo and conditioner (red/white bottles). Anyone got good anti-buildup shampoo so I can avoid buildup?

Anonymous 18609

Use a clarifying shampoo. Neutrogena has a really good one.

Anonymous 19257

I got similar hair length to you and what I like to do is a regular braid, then wrap it around a big hair clip and secure it to the back of my head

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