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Nail biting thread Anonymous 4646[Reply]

>Who else here is a nail biter?
If so
>how many years have you've been biting them.
>Have you've ever tried to quit.

my whole life basically
Yes haven't bitten them in two months
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Anonymous 4659

I used to do it out of nerves since elementary school, but now it's incorporated into my routine as grooming. Probably gross, but whatever.

I could stop if I wanted to. I only get the automatic urge when shit's really going down.

Anonymous 4661

I don't bite my nails, I rip them off. I make a notch near where I want the cut-off point to be, then I pull .

Anonymous 4662

same here anon. For me it's either all or nothing, once I get started there's this overwhelming urge to destroy every last one of them.

Anonymous 4909


I'm an unreformed nail biter, no one can stop me.

But yeah, I've been biting them since I was 10. I started nibbling at my cuticles as a nervous habit, and my mum used to scold me for biting my nails and I used to get annoyed because I wasn't actually biting my nails but she wouldn't listen to me. So to show her I started biting my nails. Now I'm 22, and I just can't stop.

I quit once for prom (I was 16), put the anti-nail biting stuff on that makes your nails taste bad, let my nails grow. Then they broke when I was trying to change my bedsheets and I got so annoyed that I bit them all off again.

And yes, sometimes I go too far and make my fingers bleed. Ouchie.

Anonymous 4910

I did it for all my teenage life (pulled off my toenails too) and finally managed to stop when I found a good job and wanted to take care of myself. I'm extremely fidgety and prone to dermatillomania and pica so it's extremely hard and I go back to it when I'm stressed. What helped me was to buy nail polish and apply it religiously, at one point I got a DIY peel-off gel nail kit and did my nails with it once a week. When I get the urge to pick or bite, I chip off my nail polish instead.


Celebrities you find beautiful Anonymous 643[Reply]

I'll start.
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Anonymous 4896


I worked the ISA in 2018 and couldn’t keep my mouth closed when I watched Greta Gerwig posing. I don’t have strong feelings for any films she’s been in - she’s a little MPDG - but the way she carried herself and oozed beauty was absolutely striking. pic related.

Anonymous 4897

She looks so cute here!

Anonymous 4898


Son Chaeyoung from kpop girl group Twice

Anonymous 4907


Rachel Mcadams <3

Anonymous 4908


garbage opinion but ok
love her

always thought emmy rossum was fuckin gorgeous in phantom of the opera


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 4837


Me three :(

Anonymous 4892


I always loved how 70s women looked with their long hair

Anonymous 4904

Does anyone take any supplements that help with hair growth? I really need some. I see biotin supplements were mentioned, but not recommended in this thread.
My hair was great when I was a kid but I think when I started puberty it just somehow turned horrible. It's very frizzy and I have a lot of broken hair, like the ends are ok, there aren't a lot of split ends, but 5-10 cm above the ends there's tons of shorter broken hair sticking out.
I don't know why my hair is like this, I use hair oils, conditioner, some leave-in oils after washing it, I don't blow-dry it, I don't wash too often, don't dye it or curl/straighten so I've concluded the problem must be my diet.
But I dunno what supplement to buy. Please, any recommendations or other information is welcome.

Anonymous 4905

have you tried practicing to get the hang of it by just braiding some string
it's a lot easier to manage for a beginner than hair because you're just working with single solid strands instead of bunches of many separate hairs that can separate and go all over the place

Anonymous 4906

This is an interesting idea! Thanks. I will try it. It is kinda harder when it's on your head though haha


Vegan General Anonymous 1186[Reply]

Take all ethical, environmental etc. debates to >>>/disc/263

ITT let's share favorite recipes and vegan ~life hacks~

>how long have you been vegan?

>what made you go vegan initially?
>what makes you stick with it?
>noticed any health benefits?
>tips for beginners?
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Anonymous 2723

I don't use measurements but boy do I love smoothies!

>kale, avocado, banana, matcha, honey liquid. I like to add cocoa powder or blueberries instead of honey
2.banana, espresso, oatmilk, kale.
3. Peanut butter, kale, banana, cocoa powder, liquid.
4. Mango, pineapple juice, kale, cucumber lemon
5. Carrot, kale, pineapple juice, lemon, capsicum.
6. Melon, banana, mango, kale, liquid.

Kale can be subbed with spinich, these are bases so I will often add additional chia seeds, flax seeds, yogurt etc.

Things I use to thicken: ice, mango, banana, physillium husk(??)

Anonymous 2777

It's been awhile since you posted, but it might help to have some raw greens or a digestive enzyme as your body gets used to the fiber. Some raw broccoli might help. I don't get gas and bloating anymore, but if my tum starts to stick out I hit the broccoli hard with normal meals and it reduces it in a couple days down to nothing.

Anonymous 4886

What do you guys eat when you're trying to lose weight? I'd like to get some ideas. My goal for 2019 is to lose and to do that I need to eat more fruit/veggies and stop relying on processed meat alternatives and carbs. I prefer simple, one-pot type dishes. I'll share a few of my favourites to get started!

Dry soya protein, kidney beans, black beans, tinned tomatoes, onion, garlic, bell peppers, vegetable stock, tomato paste and spices (cumin, paprika, cayenne…). Normally I'd make a really big batch that lasts a week and make different things out of it every day (chili with rice, nachos, quesadillas…) but since I'm cutting down on carbs, it tastes delicious by itself too.

Ramen noodles (used sparingly when I'm dieting so I can fill myself on broth rather than noodles), vegetable broth, kombu, miso paste, a few tablespoons of soy sauce, chili paste (might use fresh chilis since the paste contains flour and salt), spring onions, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, bok choy, mangetout, soft tofu and sometimes a little soy milk.

Chickpea curry
Chickpeas, tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, ginger, spinach, bell peppers, curry powder and even more spices (coriander, turmeric, cumin, chili powder). Would normally serve with rice but again, tastes great on its own.

Onion, garlic, carrot, celery, herbs (basil, oregano, parsley, thyme), tinned tomatoes, tomato paste, vegetable stock, cannellini beans, spinach/cabbage and zucchini.

Anonymous 4891

I'm a vegetarian who leans vegan, when I'm alone I only cook vegan and I only buy vegan things. I make exceptions for family dinners and such, they barely understand me being a vegetarian. My biggest drives are environmental reasons and reducing animal torture. I kind of eat like shit most of the time though, like I'll eat vegan chicken nuggets + vegan mayo, or have a day thats all carbs and no protein. I want to start eating healthier, like more legumes and green vegetables.

Anonymous 4903

I'm thinking about going vegetarian. Meat is just starting to gross me out. I used to like sashimi, but lately thinking about eating a slice of raw meat kind of disgusts me.

I already eat a lot of vegetables and soy products (tofu, edamame, etc).

My partner has been on the fence about going vegan before so I think they'd be supportive.

I've been getting into yoga, and it seems like a lot of practitioners advocate plant-based diets as well. But it's hard to separate shilling and real advice.

WHfoods has fish and stuff on their site, and I really trust them. But I suppose omega 3s are available through chia seeds and other plants, as well?

Does anyone have stories about slowly moving over to vegetarianism /veganism?


Weight loss: things you didn't expect Anonymous 4878[Reply]

Share some experiences you've had after weight loss that you didn't expect. How did you feel afterwards? Did people treat you differently? Were there changes to your body that you didn't anticipate?

I lost around 15kg / 33lbs recently and I just notice how strangers happen to be a little nicer to me than before. Females as well as males. Unfortunately i've been catcalled on the street more often. I also noticed a lot more changes in my face than anywhere else and sex has become a LOT better.
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Anonymous 4883

Sorry to hear that anon, everyone should try to love/accept themselves before starting to lose weight or trying to change their body

Anonymous 4884

I lost about 30 lbs and still losing. I lost it all during the summer so when I went back to school no one questioned nor said anything about it. I did not say anything about it unless someone asks. The only person who said something was my best girl friend. I'll probably show off my weight loss on fb once the new year hits just to show off for once and then delete it.

Nothing really changed all that much in my life except that now I feel justified to say that I won't date fat guys, my options for finding cute clothes has expanded, and the confidence to take more tease pics and buy sexy things for myself.

Anonymous 4890

Honestly, nothing changed socially. No one got nicer and I haven't got more attention. I sometimes get comments about my body (wether it's nice or not, I hate it tbh, why do you need to comment on my body ?) but that's it.

I just have an even harder time to find clothes that fit me correctly, and I lost a lot of my cleavage. Oh, and my knees hurt when I sleep on my side and they're on top of each other.

Anonymous 4901

i lost a lot of weight last year, and i feel like it was such a waste because of the fact that i still hate my body. im built like a man, and getting fit only made that seem exaggerated. im working on building a bigger ass right now to balance out my broad shoulders. its a bad feel.

Anonymous 4902

Lost 30 lbs in 2018.
I thought because I had big hips when I was fatter I had pear fat distribution but when losing weight I lost on both my waist and hips. Which is fine, it's just not a dramatic difference between the two which is disappointing (only 10 inches). My legs are still comparatively wide though and I have broad shoulders, so idk. I guess I just have no idea what my body type is now.
And same as OP happy with face changes, glad to have a nice jawline.

People I knew while losing weight commented, but strangers haven't treated me differently.


The X Effect Anonymous 1[Reply]

The X Effect started on reddit as a method of forming habits and building willpower.

The idea is to track the habit you want to form for 49 days on a 7x7 grid. Each day you cross off a box if you did the thing, and you try and keep the chain of X's going for the whole 7 weeks. The theory is if you can do something every day for 7 weeks then you can keep doing it.

I've been using it to form basic morning/night routines and it's been really helpful, not only for motivation but also for accountability and tracking my progress. Have any of you tried this before?
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Anonymous 2208

Ohhh, that seems like a good idea. Thanks, anon.

Anonymous 2926

Just started one for "shower daily" as a way to ensure self-care when I'm have depressive episodes. It's been very helpful so far.

Which made me think how useful a lot of anons in /hb/ and /feels/ would probably find the X effect sheets. For example, a lot of threads on improving appearance etc (shower daily/style hair daily/exercise daily) or even for girls with anxiety pants, they could set a small daily goal to help them with that (speak to one person a day, do one thing that makes you anxious a day).

I've used x effect before for habit building around my skills and career etc but I really think people overlook how useful it can be for stuff like this. I hope someone takes inspo from this anyway <3

Anonymous 4771

Sorry to bump an old thread but I love this idea and I'm going to make some of these today. My little goals are:
>do morning stretches
>drink 2l of water
>drink (at least one cup of) green tea
>do yoga/meditate
>track my food intake (but allow a free space for a cheat day lol)
>eat (at least) 5 servings of fruit/veg
>spend 15 minutes cleaning my room
>read something before bed

I'm probably going to start off with one or two and see how it goes instead of doing them all at once.

Anonymous 4806

I think I'm going to this. Does everyone use a physical calendar /card, or has anyone tried doing this on their phone calendar /planner?

Anonymous 4900


Replying to myself because maybe it'll help someone else: if you search "habit tracker," There are a lot of useful-looking apps!


Anonymous 4838[Reply]

Why are there so many threads and posts about being overweight, but every post that references being skinny (aside from a few on /hb/ get deleted)? Fat girls have it easier because they can always change when you’re skinny you’re in your endgame and you know there’s no way it’s going to get better and thisis what you have to work with. Also, I’d really like to inspire and help all the fat girls here to lose weight and become the skinny queens they want to be, but it’s not allowed which is dumb: why disallow self-improvement?

Who /skinny/ here?
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Anonymous 4851

I used to be pretty chubby but now I'm skinny to the point where I get regular comments about it. There is no possible way that fat girls have it better. They're generally treated pretty poorly by everyone

Anonymous 4853

I think the OP meant fat girls have it better in terms of self-improvement stuff. When you are fat you can make yourself look twice as good simply by losing weight, when you are skinny you are more limited. Makeup, clothes, and exercise only does so much after a certain point.
Of course fat people are treated more poorly though.

Anonymous 4854


no, this is wrong. skinny girls can do a lot to make their bodies more attractive. it's super hard work though.

Anonymous 4858

I'm not a skinny girl but I say never fully trust what you think of yourself. You might perceive differently to other people without realizing it. I always used to be a chubby girl but I thought I was monstrous. Now I'm fatter and I look at old photos of me and see that I was just a little chubby. I probably had a BMI of 24 at the time those photos were taken. Even though my BMI is much higher now I literally feel the same about my body and I realized this when I actually looked at older photos and reflected.

Anonymous 4894

How long have you been lifting? I'm curious because my pecs too are my weakest muscles (but I'm "novice" all over otherwise)


Ideal Body Type thread? Anonymous 1672[Reply]

What's your ideal body type, anons?

Are you into being thin, or curvy, or maybe fit? Were you born a cone shape but long to be a pear? Or maybe you're a banana but would rather be an hourglass?

I'd like to hear your opinions and what you're doing to get there!
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Anonymous 4376

I'm a pearshape and I used to hate it when I was a kid. I was overweight and people would call me fat (one time a man yelled insults at me from a truck) because you couldn't see my body shape. Then I lost weight and people would think I was older and see me as a sex object.
I always wanted to be skinny, I have never been skinny but I am getting there. I no longer care how men look at me, it's my body, it belongs to me, I shouldn't have to worry about people saying things to me. My dad told me when I was younger that I should not be ashamed of how I dress, he told me older men should be ashamed of looking at teenage girls.
I still don't like my body, not all of it, I still want to be skinny, but I am thankful I have a good hip-to-waist ratio, and I don't mind having A cups or being tall. It's the way I am. I also like having small shoulders. I am not perfect but I'm not aiming to be perfect, I want to like myself.

Anonymous 4501


I just want to look like Jazzma

Anonymous 4549

Based dad!

Anonymous 4767


Don't worry. Being thin will always be in fashion and a beauty standard. This thicc trend is just fat girls capitalising on dumb rap trends.

Anonymous 4882


Pretty much a leaner version of the golden era Hollywood/pinup girl body. I’m already blessed with an hourglass figure and big boobs, just need to work on getting a toned stomach/bigger butt


Routines Anonymous 2141[Reply]

>Morning Routine?
>Evening Routine?
>Misc Routine?
>How consistently are you able to do your routines?
>How long do they take you?
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Anonymous 4745

Circulation I guess.

Anonymous 4773

It's so cute that you go to have breakfast with your friend. Makes me miss being a student.

Anonymous 4774

yes, it's great. Sometimes I take it for granted that I have friends here, some people are here all on their own and have to share a room with someone they never met before, and I have my roommate, who is my friend from highschool who I always sat next to.
I'm scared that once we finish college we won't see each other often anymore :'( the adult world is so scary

Anonymous 4776


You might drift apart, but the internet makes keeping in touch a lot easier. And then there's work, where you might make new friends.

But I've also seen friends stay together from high-school into adulthood! Don't worry too much about it.

Anonymous 4879

during uni I have a pretty strict routine

>wake up at 7am

>go make myself eggs on toast and a cup of coffee for breakfast
>scroll social medias etc for a while
>get dressed (i don't usually wear makeup or anything so it doesn't take long)
>go to uni for 9am
>work in my studio at uni until 12.30
>go to lunch in the canteen, usually with friends
>resume work until 5pm
>on specific days I'll have a group critique for an hour at 4pm
>go home, relax for a bit, hang out with flatmates, sometimes I dinner sometimes not
>go to the gym around 7pm
>work out for an hour, 30 mins cardio 30 mins muscle building
>go home and smonk
>watch tv in bed and sleep by midnight


Makeup advice Anonymous 313[Reply]

If this thread is redundant with the other makeup thread, feel free to tell me and I'll delete this one.

Let's ask for advice and answer each others' questions about makeup, and maybe about skincare too.

I'll start. I almost never wear makeup (at most maybe some colored lip balm and mascara), and while I take care of my skin, I feel like I should start using BB cream or foundation and/or mattifying powder or primer. But I don't know where to start with this, there are so many products that I don't know which ones could be useful and which ones would be a waste of money. By the way, I don't trust beauty bloggers and youtubers because there's a good chance they're sponsored to recommend some products and brands, I want sincere advice, which is why I ask here.

If I only want to hide my large pores and acne scars (not the colorful ones, they're more like some holes in the skin), should I only focus on some mattifying powder or a primer, or should I use one of these with a foundation or a BB cream? Also, which brands would you recommend for these products? I know korean BB cream is the best but I would rather be recommended things I can buy in stores and not just online, so I can try it to see if it's the right color for my skin.
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Anonymous 3895

I believe it's combination and my foundation is for normal to oily skin

Anonymous 4032


I want to wear makeup but it's so hot right now that it seems pointless.

Do any anons have tips for summer routines or looks?
(Aside from using waterproof and setting things, I already lean towards long-lasting products since I have oily skin)

Anonymous 4861


How should I do my eye makeup? I own the basics (eyeliner, some eye shadows, highlighter, primer) but I'm not very skilled.

Anonymous 4873

Try applying some oil beforehand - it helps the makeup blend in better, as well. I use rosehip oil :)

Anonymous 4874


no. you shouldn't use oil. us primer.

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