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How to look cute? Anonymous 7321[Reply]

My ideal appearance and style would be the one of a kpop idol or Ariana Grande - problem is, I'm very tall.

I'd love to wear cute skirts and dresses, but whenever I try on something more girly I feel like some old hag playing dress up in kids clothing. And when I wear something elegant and feminine I look even more mature. Same for makeup, everything seems to age me.
As a child I only wore secondhand trousers and pullovers, so I feel like I completely missed out on being a typical girl.
I've been basically dressing up like a business lady in long cardigans and trenchcoats since I was just a young teen (because my mom says this suits tall people) and I feel that therefore (and because of my face) many think I'm older.

Is anybody in the same boat?
I'd like your advice in basically everything: hair, makeup, clothes… are there even any cute things that somebody like me could wear without looking ridiculous? Having a bob hair cut suits me well, but it also makes me appear even larger.
I also don't know what to do with my body itself: I'm naturally athletic, so I look even manlier, stronger, matronly. If I'm at a higher weight and get a chubby face I look bloated and old - not cute like other girls. And when I'm at a lower weight I immediately look sick and haggard. I have big hands and feet, wide hips and shoulders,… it's just extremely difficult.
I'd appreciate any tips.
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Anonymous 7329

>>7324
You must be very quite if no one notices you, but I find it hard to belive that a 6ft woman is "invisible", surely they're over exaggerating.
Post a picture of yourself (if you feel comfortable ofcourse) if you truly think your clothes make you feel plain or even one of your outfits layed out. We must go deeper.

Anonymous 7330

>>7329
I'm obviously not gonna post myself…
Besides the classmates not remembering I existed thing, when I did an internship somebody straight up told me that I need to be more active and then said the shadow comment, so unless they're lying to me (which doesn't make sense) I really am so silent and plain that I go unnoticed.

Anonymous 7331

>>7330
Well it sounds like you know what to do. On account of being approached by men, it depends on what type you are after but it sounds like you still have plenty of time left, unfortunately not everyone finds their highschool sweet heart and marries right after like a few of my friends have; wait until you're my age before you start worrying!

Anonymous 7362

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I have big hands too, anon! im a tall asian whos more into mature looks than cutesy ones so not sure if itll help but maybe try with cute manis? long button down skirts are generally gorgeous on everyone but i think if you keep it feminine you can definitely pull off the cute style!

Anonymous 7368

>>7362
I'm also tall and athletic with wide hips and shoulders like OP and skirts like that look perfect on me so I second the suggestion. They draw attention to your waist which gives a nice feminine look and the flare out around your wide hips also looks nice and balances out large shoulders. They go well with dainty flats or even low boots, blouses or simple girly shirts, and cardigans, so they're all-around a good staple item if you want to look more feminine but don't suit the super cutesy uguu style. Add some cute jewelry and you're set.

As for makeup being aging, OP since you mentioned kpop, have you tried Korean inspired makeup where everything is softened and more natural/muted colors? Like blended brown liner, brown and pink tone eyeshadow, light blush and maybe a tiny bit of lip color, those things usually don't age people the way more noticeable makeup does.



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Anonymous 7325[Reply]

Where do you buy your bras, miners? Any brands you particularly like?

I definitely value comfort over looks when it comes to bra-shopping. My favorite are Maidenform's wireless bras. I hate underwire on bras and I hate clasps on adjustable straps that tend to show through tight-fitting shirts - this one has neither. But I dislike some aspects of the the design. The big bra cups and wide straps sometimes show when I try to wear a lower v-neck.
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Anonymous 7338

>>7335

Oh, got to check that out! I love their built-in bra dresses, and if they make their bras the same way, sounds really comfy.

Anonymous 7339

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I buy them from this great boujie bra place south of where I live. My favorite brands they have are Frey and Natori. Pic related is feathers contour plunge bra by Natori. It's my favorite bra, but I'm in need of buying some new ones.

Anonymous 7345

>>7335
I wanted to love uniqlo bras but as perfect as they fit on the cups they didn't ever fit on my back (I have a large back/ribcage I guess) and as far as I know the sizes are only in S-XL or something and not cup and band measurements.

Anonymous 7351

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>>7339
A second on Natori bras, I'm wearing a feathers one today. I find them usually at Nordstrom Rack. Calvin Klein is also good for comfort and looking good under clothes without being too plain/ugly. True & Co. also have a good selection but they are not really cheap.

For fun and/or just for myself bras, I have liked Playful Promises, Agent Provocateur, La Fille d'O, etc.

Anonymous 7352

Running I like Moving Comfort, especially the Fiona and the Rebound Racer. I’m somewhat top heavy but have never had back pain running in these, they don’t squash my boobs, they don’t allow any bounce, and they come in fun colors.

Day to day, VS basic demi cup in a handful of neutral colors.

And, yes, I spend a lot of money on bras. But you get what you pay for imo.



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Anonymous 4914[Reply]

I always hated my tiny boobs but lately it started to bother me way too much. They are super small, when I lay on my back I'm completely flat. On top of that I'm really tall (taller than a lot of guys) and skinny and I think it makes them look even smaller

how do I deal with it? Seriously are there any tricks to make them seem at least a bit bigger? I tried gaining weight but even when I had 15kg more they didn't grow a bit

it's such a shitty reason to not like myself :|
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Anonymous 6530

>>6522
that's not true. anon should buy japanese/chinese bras. those things are magical!

Anonymous 6728

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I know this board is pretty dead but thought I'd ask anyway.

My boobs are small which I'm alright with but does anyone else's sternum (breast bones) stand out a lot even though you have a normal BMI? Coupled with my small boobs, it just looks unattractive imo, like I'm a bony teenage kid.

Anonymous 7028

>>6728
I have this, anon. I'm not underweight, either. My boobs are super small and far apart, and I'm tall. I don't like how it looks 100%, but I'm trying to learn to accept it.

Anonymous 7077

>>4914
small boobs are chic af, embrace the high fashion model look

Anonymous 7333

Just get pec tiddies



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K-pop diets Anonymous 7290[Reply]

I can't help but feel jealous when I see how skinny k-pop idols are. They looks so cute in about every type of clothes.
How can they stay so slim while also maintaining youthful skin and healthy hair, and having enough energy to dance?
On top of that Koreans are the "biggest" Asians, many female idols are over 170cm with larger frames, so it's not like they're naturally petite either (e.g. see pic).

How much do you think they eat per day?
Does anybody know how they exercise to avoid getting bulky muscles?
Have any of you ever tried one of those k-pop diets?
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Anonymous 7296

lol kpop diets are a joke. if you're that desperate just go full anachan

kpop idols (via their agencies) probably have access to top of the line skincare products not to mention plastic surgery & hair clip -ins/wigs + the fact that most asians genetically hold more fat than others in their face so they'll never look malnourished facial-wise

idols practice dance, which is a full body exercise like hiit cardio so its slims down fat all around the body instead of in certain places doing regular exercise. if you wanna look like them id suggest developing a calorie deficit and doing one of those

Anonymous 7301

>>7296
>lol kpop diets are a joke. if you're that desperate just go full anachan
Well, I would like to know what or how much exactly they eat so that I can copy that…

Anonymous 7302

>>7301
I listened to a radiolab podcast a while back that interviewed someone who underwent kpop training. This was in the transcript:
>SARAH WOLFGANG: Like, they wanted us to lose weight. So we would wake up at, like, 4:00 or 5:00 a.m. in the morning and then go hiking.
>ALEXANDRA: Sarah says after the hike they'd come back, eat breakfast.
>SARAH WOLFGANG: Which usually consisted of lettuce.
>ALEXANDRA: Then they'd have dance classes, singing classes.

Anonymous 7303

>>7301
If you really want to lose weight anon, there's no need to follow a gimmicky diet. Just eat less calories.

Anonymous 7305

>>7301
Just do CICO and lift weights friend. 1500 calories is probably a good start, adjust as necessary. Lifting won't make you bulky unless you do really big weights and eat a lot.
Personally I wanted to get slender legs with tight gap so I did a caloric deficit and uphill biking for 1 month and got great results. My bike was very heavy so that added extra weight. The good thing about weight exercises is that you keep more shape than you would with just dieting. So sometimes I get a bit fatter but never lose my new tight gap because I built my legs' muscles. By only dieting you build nothing, you just get rid of everything and end with two shapeless sticks.



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Nuva Ring Anonymous 7235[Reply]

Anyone here use the nuva ring? What are your thoughts?

I've been using it for about four months now. Its my first time using birth control and I'm pretty content with it. I've skipped my period twice with it. The first time I had spotting and the second (now) I'm having cramps but it might be because of something else.

Anonymous 7237

Yay, a BC thread!
I used to really like it, but I had to get off it because insurance reasons and my lack of a steady relationship meant I was using condoms anyway when I was having sex

Any anons who are super forgetful with taking a pill everyday (like me) but don't want/need to rely on barrier methods, the nuva ring is great 10/10 would recommend.

Anonymous 7285

I never considered the nuva ring! glad to hear its working so well for you, I was on the shot for a few months but it fucked up my fat distribution a little, and now that i'm off of it my period is quite wonky. All in all the depo shot was an okay experience. I'd love to just not get a period, on the shot I would have 3 week long periods.



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Rant and Rave Thread Anonymous 7283[Reply]

Wanted to make a separate thread from >>313 for talking about skincare and makeup products specifically. What are you using?What products do you swear by? What do you absolutely avoid?

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I went to ULTA the other day and bought some stuff I was really satisfied with.
>Urban Decay Stay Naked foundation
Absolutely amazing. I bought it in shade 30NN and it feels very light and provides good medium coverage. Before I was using Tarte Amazonian Clay, but it's a bit too thick for my liking. I also recently started using tretinoin and noticed that the Tarte foundation would dry out throughout the day; I don't have this problem with UD.
>Tarte Shape Tape
I bought this in light sand, and while the coverage is great, I think the shade might be a little too light. It would be good as a highlighter if I wanted to contour, but I'd have to wear it more to see if I'm comfortable using it just for my dark circles.
>Tarte Busy Gal Brows
I bought this in medium brown. Does a great job of filling in my brows, and looks more natural than the Pixi brow powder I was using before.
>Colourpop BFF volumizing mascara
I bought the red color because I wanted to see how it looks and I wasn't really impressed. The red wasn't as vibrant as I was expecting and it did a meh job of elongating my lashes. I might try using my covergirl clump crusher first next time for longer lashes and than use this for color and see if that works better.



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how to take good outfit pics? Anonymous 7261[Reply]

ootds?
coords???
fashion?????
i honestly have no idea

Anonymous 7264

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Oh I'm 10000% bumping because this is so relevant to me rn. I have no idea how to dress anymore. I used to think colour matching would make it ezclap but apparently that's outdated now.

Atm I'm noticing a lot of "everything one colour" stuff. It looks very luxury. Especially in beiges and creams. I just googled, it's called "one tone" outfit.

Interesting gallery here; https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/fashion/style-files/g36775/one-tone-dressing/ Saying that I'm working on my confidence atm but I don't think I'm quite there enough to wear some of this stuff.

Also, from a sustainability POV, this is a good trend for capsule wardrobe gals I think. You could mixy matchy some 70s parisian chic in too if you wanna move away from the trend. Sorry if this post comes across as too much info and weird I've taken a lot of modafinil.

Anonymous 7274

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i was actually asking if anyone knew how to take photos of their own outfits like pic i provided.
i like how she specifically takes her outfit photos but i was wondering if full body mirror ones would be better or just do it the way she did in the photo, or would it better to go out and have different nice natural backgrounds?

Anonymous 7277

>>7274
Lmao fuck I'm so sorry.

You can get phone tipods super cheap online! Use that and find a good "area" to take a photo. Apps to crop and splice etc etc.

Mirror pictures don't look as good as the image you showed tbh, she's also cropped her face so the focus is the outfit. I say replicate this style. Just find a good background (or make one, you can get semi-permanent wallpaper for a mini outfit studio)

Sorry again haha

Anonymous 7280

>>7277
LOL IT'S A-OK!
i think you're right about one tone outfits looking luxurious however I think that's only applicable if the individual pieces look expensive as well. otherwise it might look frumpy?
because all the clothing in the article look expensive and designer.

thank you! getting a tripod would definitely help. i plan to crop my face out as well because i want the main focus to be the outfit and if i have head accessories i'll just take a separate headshot photo and post that as well.
any app recommendations? for outfit shoots?



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Anonymous 4096[Reply]

Have any of you ever been able to transform yourself to Stacy? How did it change your life?
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Anonymous 7224

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>>6761
I would love to be a coastal elite fine art Stacy, ie what Anna Delvey tried to pull off.

Anonymous 7246

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How does knowing you will never look like this make you feel?
>me: like shit

I'm a hopeless weeb and kboo so for years I've tried to reach asian beauty standards - which caused me to look like a hopeless and depressed mess.
I'm very tall and naturally athletic, I will never look small and dainty, so I decided that trying to reach stacy looks is more realistic for me.
Problem, I'm very pale and also don't like insta baddie makeup. I'd still love to look cute and youthful (which I'm not).
Is there a way to look beautiful without being a short, cute, babyfaced asian or being a curvy, tanned american blonde?
I don't fit any category, I just look so ugly and boring, people constantly tell me I'm invisible. I'm also a former ana, so accepting that I have boobs and hips, and showing cleavage is extremely difficult for me…

Has anybody of you come closer to your dream of finally being a pretty and popular girl?
Are there any tall thin and pale (brunette) stacies without extreme makeup whom I could look up to, does that exist?

Anonymous 7248

>>7246
It only looks good because they're filthy rich and constantly slathered in products and filters. I'm sure you already know that, but I still had to repeat it. Someone like us will never look like this even with the same amount of plastic surgery. You also picked two terrible examples because both of them look really botched. If you've seen Ariana's new lips as of recent, you'll see what I mean - and Dove doesn't even has a nose bridge. She looks freakish.

My advice is top stop spending all your time looking at facetuned, thrice made over, modified like hell celebrities and check out who's considered cute or hot in real life, not the internet.

TL;DR Stacy looks aren't realistic, you're setting yourself up for disappointment

>>7224
I loved this girl's story, what a wild ride. Wonder what she's up to now.

Anonymous 7251

>>7246
Are these girls Stacy enough for you? It's hard recommend someone without knowing how exactly you look like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs_kM2a_JXk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqS9QwOIH3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EneZ0SCVJM

Anonymous 7259

Tbh now I'm going to have more money coming in, I wouldn't say I want to stacyify myself, but more just improve my overall facial aesthetics.

To start, I will get my eyebrows shaped and then microbladed into a straight, wider brow. This suits me more and makes me look cuter. Then I will get a non-invasive rhinoplasty to balance out my slightly broken, and thus asymmetrical nose; they do this using fillers.

Also considering spray tans, regular facials and tear trough fillers.
But again tbh the end goal isn't to become stacy, I just want to feel ok without makeup on. I feel like I look very masculine without makeup, and even sometimes with makeup on I feel like I look like a tranny or an old porno star, idk it freaks me.

I want to be like a soft stacy maybe? I guess the anons posting art hoe kinda people is the ideal really. Stacy is too… bimbo 2010. It looks passe.



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What do you gals think about water fasting? Anonymous 7175[Reply]

Fasting is one way for our body especially the Gastrointestinal tract to heal and to “rest” from all the work. During our fasting state, our body uses glycogen—this is the storage of our reserve energy. After several hours, when all our glycogen stores are depleted, that’s when our body uses fats—hence the weightloss.

Anonymous 7176

>>7175
nonsense pseudo science. you lose weight because youre in a calorie deficit. which can be achieved by less anorexia-liteᵗᵐ methods

Anonymous 7177

I intermittent fast, but really I'm not sure if it's the fast itself or the fact that I eat less since I have a tinier window to eat. I was a grazing fatty and not a binger so my belly doesn't accommodate 2000+ calories (what I used to consume rip) at once.

Anonymous 7233

Fucking wish I could, lmao. I think I've done so successfully, but only for 24ish hours. I need to try again.



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Anonymous 6992[Reply]

Anyone here have to deal with sciatica pains or at least some kind of lower back ache?
Trying to manage mine without pills/surgery.
Already tried yoga, stretching, physical therapy, etc and the only thing that helps at the moment is weed, but I can't use that everytime it happens
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Anonymous 7005

>>7003
I don't have any experience with inversion tables. I like pullup bars because if I feel pain or any need to suddenly stop, all I have to do is let go of the bar. I don't know if tables have a similar sort of "safety" mechanism.

Anonymous 7189

Update
Got into yoga and did the pull up bar thing >>7000 mentioned
Haven't had a sciatica flare up in a while
Thanks

Anonymous 7193

>>7000
I do this on my trees it's fun.

Anonymous 7197

massage therapy really helped but only in conjunction with this really specific stretch. i know you already said you tried stretching, but this one is amazing for sciatica. it's really easy and you should feel it right away. (ignore the lame dude in the video lol)

https://youtu.be/4zXWCVlPEb4?t=55

Anonymous 7215

>>7197
Dude this is great, thanks so much



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