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Cleaning / Organizing Thread! Anonymous 9273[Reply]

Hi anons! I'm doing a deep clean of my apartment today and thought this would be a good topic.

Honestly, I have no idea how to organize my closet so I'd love to hear how you guys tackle this stuff.

Some misc. tips I have:
- I keep a spray bottle with a couple of drops of dish soap, 1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water. This is great for spot cleaning (especially on carpets (especially cat puke)), getting rid of hard water stains on shower doors.
-I try to make sure my kitchen sink is empty every night so that there's just not a pile of stuff waiting for me in the morning.
-I keep a tote by my door with broken down boxes for recycling so I can just take them with me when I take my trash out.
-I've been wearing my cloth masks while I'm cleaning with bleach / vinegar, it at least feels like I'm breathing in less chemicals
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Anonymous 9312

only buy crappy cheap things secondhand from goodwill and you will never feel like your shitty "it does the job" coffee mug you bought for 50 cents is a part of yourself. don't buy things to begin with and you won't need to get rid of them. idk, you're making a lot of needless work for yourself. just take the lazy man's approach.

Anonymous 9360

Kind of unironically this.

Anonymous 9361

marie kondo

Anonymous 10405

I also prefer a more minimalistic life, but don't like the ikeaplant whitecubeshelves aesthetic. I lean more towards a 'kawaii' aesthetic. I know a lot of vloggers and such make it seem like you need that aesthetic to be minimalist, but you don't. You can get things you need that have the aesthetic you like. For example, clothing and bedsheets, rugs with busy patterns, lots of colors, etc. There's also nothing wrong with having some art or posters on your walls, as long as you don't find them distracting/they don't require a ton of maintenance. I think what's more important for minimalism is investing in good quality items (can get for cheap second-hand sometimes), reusable instead of disposable items. And just getting rid of things you won't/don't use realistically. For example, if you tend to pile up books because you like the idea of being a reader, but in reality you don't actually read them, get rid of them.

Anonymous 10461

I do keep my place tidy, I vacuum almost every day, but I'm really not into that Marie Kondo shit. I have 200 books on my shelf and I love it. I'm a human, not a machine in an IKEA catalog.


Anonymous 9757[Reply]

As a woman who has absolutely gargantuan forehead, which is less cringe: just embracing it or hiding it with bangs?

I feel like bangs look cringe on average woman, you need to look like an absolute Stacy to pull them off and even them they are a downgrade from just having normal hairstyle. But I feel like having huge ass forehead is so cringe too, even if your face is perfect otherwise.

Right now I don't have bangs because as explained, both are kinda shit choices (cutting bangs or just embracing the 6head) but at least with latter it is less maintenance as you don't need to cut your hair so often.

What do my fellow sisters think? Is having a very big forehead ugly? Or would it be better to hide it with bangs?

I'm so insecure about it. I feel like if I just had normal forehead I'd be at least 8/10 now I feel like 4/10 I just feel like it makes your face look so ridiculous and thats all others will see even if your other features are pretty. But idk I just feel like bangs are kinda cringe I can't help it? For me it just is a matter of which is less awful. I wish I just had normal forehead. :(
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Anonymous 9763


OP here again I need to clarify something I wrote my post in a rush and my thoughts were all over the place.

When I say bangs are cringe I'm only speaking for myself. Like, I have never looked at girl with bangs and thought oh she looks ugly, quite the opposite. I think they look cute and I think ''I wanna cut ones as well!'' and when I do it I regret it every time. :D I feel like they look cute on everyone else except me! But in theory bangs would be a perfect solution for me because I kinda hate my eyebrows as well, but every time I cut them I kinda regret it.

Fuck it… I think I'll cut them as a reward after dieting when I have hit my goal weight.

Anonymous 9764

No, cut them now so you feel how nice it is to look better and this motivates you to lose weight.

Anonymous 9766

Have you tried clip-in bangs?

Also, as someone with a short forehead, I’ve never understood the hate towards women with big foreheads. I’m jealous because you have so many more hairstyles available to you. And I just think it looks good, but I guess the grass is always greener on the other side.

Anonymous 9767

I have 5head and I use bangs to hide it because I don't like how my 5head makes me look. I look fantastic with bangs and like garbage without.

Anonymous 10448

download (1).jpeg

I have a 5head and hid it with a side part, kinda like in this pic. I have wavy/poofy hair though, not sure it would work with sleek/straight hair.


Face yoga etc Anonymous 10064[Reply]

Don't think I see another thread for this. Has anyone tried following those face yoga videos which claim to change your appearance slightly by building muscle? Do they actually work?

They seem super fishy to me as I can't find anything on it except the yoga videos themselves but I'm so desperate and this is the only way I've found to change what I hate without Botox. I just want upturned mouth corners… :(
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Anonymous 10090

idk abt face yoga, but lymphatic drainage massagges do work i think. i like doing this one, and she has you do one side at a time and theres a certain point she pauses to have you look at the difference of either side of your face. for me one side definetly looks more lifted

Anonymous 10100

That's not a big deal. I've had that on my right side since I was in middle school. Just arose by itself, probably caused by stress, I guess.

Anonymous 10103

That woman is either using Photoshop, had cheek implants or buccal fat removals, or is just very gifted genetically. You are never going to look like that from face exercises.

Anonymous 10104

It's called temporo mandibular joint dislocation, if that's the case

Anonymous 10440

I've tried some face yoga and I think it helped my face become more symmetrical with more even eyelids. It makes sense that it would work imo, since the muscles in your face can be built up or trained to move independently of each other, the same way any other muscles can. the difference is more subtle, though, since the muscles of the face are smaller.


Easy recipes thread Anonymous 22[Reply]

Do you guys have any easy healthy recipes I can just make for food all week?

At this point I feel like I'm pretty good at cooking and general spice mixes for various cuisines, I'm trying to get more vegetables into my diet.

Today I made a ton of burritos!
Use a pot if you want to make a lot:

1. Sautée one diced onion until browned
2. Add in diced tomato, cook a lil bit
2.5 Dump in cumin, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, spicy, tiny bit of nutmeg, lots of love
3. Add julienned peppers (I usually buy a ton of these frozen)
4. Add quartered zucchini slices, cauliflower, and mushrooms cut up into VERY SMALL pieces (I hate mushrooms and this makes things taste really savory)
5. Add two cans of beans! Also tofu! (Add in meat of choice if you'd like)
6. Let it cook for a bit, ADD CILANTRO, and then add into tortillas (I use low carb ones!)
7. Freeze, microwave when ready to eat. <33
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Anonymous 33



The cookies are alright, but…

Beans.. with ravioli? What?
I mean, I get being too lazy to cook some days, but why not use literally boxed or canned tomato sauce? Why beans??

Anonymous 34

Lately I have been making oven roasted vegetables for dinner.

Cut up an onion into wedges, peel a bulb of garlic, slice zucchini and bell peppers, and cut up some golden potatoes. Toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary and savory, and then bake for 35 minutes at 475F, mixing every 10-15 minutes. You could probably use any vegetable you like. I'm trying to experiment with what is on sale.

Anonymous 35


There was a bunch of pictures of egg recipes that I had taken from a library but I never had the means to actually check it out yet. I have them all saved in an imgur album, and I'm yet to type it all out. I could finish when I get home, so when I finish I could send you a link.

Anonymous 10371

I have a lot of food waste when I buy fresh produce typically, and I've been trying to cook more for me and my fiance.

I found this awesome recipe for roasted veggies that you can make with the big frozen vegetable medley bag you can get from Costco. It ends up being pretty cost efficient!

Preheat Oven to 450 with the sheet tray you're going to use inside.

Toss frozen veggies in bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper (and any other seasonings you like).

When oven and sheet are up to temp spread out the veggies evenly on the sheet tray.

Put sheet tray back in oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, shaking the tray halfway.

They come out pretty good and taste better than just nuking them with little effort.

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Anonymous 10438


i made baked beans and rice the other day, wouldnt recommend if youre super hungry since it takes an hour to bake but the prep is super easy since it’s just pantry stuff.
i used this recipe https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/279361/the-best-baked-rice-and-beans/ but warning i’d use 2 cups of rice and 4 cups of broth instead because my rice came out very dry the first time. i also subbed chicken broth for veggie since i’m vegetarian

Anonymous 7711[Reply]

Life sucks but it's getting better: the thread

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Anonymous 10404

I'll have lunch, clean my room and go for a 30 min walk. Then I'll shower, read for a couple hours and straighten my hair a little bit. Then I'll go to the driving school. I'm re-taking my driving lessons after failing the exam twice. I'm hopeful about it, I learned to drive during summer and had my exams at the end of it. I felt pretty self-conscious because I had acne on my arms and T-shirts were the only option to survive the heat. I want to look nicer because the teacher surely remembers me and she was quite cool.


Anonymous 3971[Reply]

>tall and skinny with a good jawline is considered the absolute peak of female beauty by women and people immersed in aesthetics
>meanwhile most men like plastic midgets with fake asses and fuckhuge titties and recessed jaws
Explain this. How did this shift take place? Hardcore shilling by the media to push the Kardashians? Or did they take off because men like that crap?
Butthurt womanlets don't get too upset pls.
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Anonymous 10278

I do not understand this either. i think plastic surgery ends making you look worse, its so unnatural and disgusting. I think giant boobs are gross too. the women i look at and find most pretty are women who are really thin, b cup breasts, nice jawline, and height doesnt really matter.
men are disgusting creatures immersed in gross porn. they have no idea what real beauty is

Anonymous 10335

A slightly recessed chin isn't a problem. I'd even argue that it looks better than a strong chin on women. But the recessed chin must be accompanied by a good small nose and no neck fat. Sounds dumb because those features tend to come with stronger chins but I think the look better with slightly recessed ones. Lookism folks get too caught up with the Angelina Jolie style skull when I think most guys would agree now that they have her celebrity status being pushed down their throats less that her 'objectively' perfect features are way too much. I'm not in complete denial since jaws and chins that are very recessed or are a bit recessed with big noses are obviously no good but yeah

Anonymous 10389


the women in op pic look gross to me. they don't look skinny either. i'd much rather look like pic related.

Anonymous 10390

What's special about this girl?

Anonymous 10391

her face is pretty. isn't that what it's all about, ultimately?


Period Discussion General Anonymous 9864[Reply]

Discuss any findings from the period survey >>9534 or any other period related things here.

One thing that surprised me from the survey was how many women have at least one extremely painful day every month, yet this is barely spoken about and all women are just expected to get on with things.

Did anyone notice anything else?
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Anonymous 9969

Tbh I think periods smell like red wine and it’s why I can’t drink the shit

Anonymous 10395


Have you ever gotten a period cramp so bad you thought about killing yourself?? Any how-to's for absolutely destroying your womb??? please

Anonymous 10396

Masturbate, hot water bottle on stomach, drink hot tea, distract yourself playing a game, ibuprofen + paracetamol together

Anonymous 10397

>>10396 In addition to doing all this, I also recommend eating lots of fiber, avoiding coffee (tea is good though), and try this guided meditation that's made specifically for pain relief.
I personally find that specific video helpful, though there might be others.
Physical exercise, especially something that works your abs/butt area helps too.

Anonymous 10398

I find avoiding carbs (especially sugar) helps a lot too.


Anonymous 10292[Reply]

how do i looksmaxx? is there any female looksmaxxing forum, like looksmaxx.me? other resources?
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Anonymous 10323

I'm pretty but I've hit the maximum attractiveness I can get without makeup and I want to be even prettier but hate makeup. I hate having to rely on fake shit on my face that clogs my pores and fucks me up if I don't wash it off at night. I wish I was born with a beautiful eye color or something to make me stand out without it.

Anonymous 10327

>I'm pretty but I've hit the maximum attractiveness I can get without makeup and I want to be even prettier but hate makeup. I hate having to rely on fake shit on my face that clogs my pores and fucks me up if I don't wash it off at night.
Have you done much skincare maxxing anon? The better your skin, the less make-up you can wear. Just concealer, mascara, and blush is enough.

>I wish I was born with a beautiful eye color or something to make me stand out without it.

What colour are your eyes? Different hair colours can make your eyes stand out more. Britney Spears has brown eyes for example but looks stunning with blonde hair. The clothes you wear can help bring out different subtleties of you eyes too, such as making blue eyes look green or grey, or hazel eyes look green.

Anonymous 10336

you could get color contacts

Anonymous 10340

I guess what's left is stuff like lash serums or microblading that can give you "makeup without the makeup". That or plastic surgery.

Anonymous 10375

don't do this they can give you eye infections


Has anybody had laser hair removal? Anonymous 10310[Reply]

I feel like such a freak… I grow lip hair, and I know I'm in the minority here. I have it waxed when I can, but it grows back. Shave it and it grows back with a vengeance. Is laser hair removal worth it?
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Anonymous 10315

I shave my lip once a week and that seems to be sufficient.

Anonymous 10318

I have a few darker hairs but it's all really fine so you only really notice if you're right up in my face. I just pluck it once a month or so or whenever I really notice it.
If you have the money go for laser I guess.

Anonymous 10344

I also grow a mustache and I just shave or wax or pluck

Anonymous 10345

I'm middle eastern on top of having really high testosterone, so I totally understand. I am a wookie.

I think if waxing is really painful for you or if shaving/nair/etc makes you breakout, it would be worth it, especially if you can get it done with a home machine. But otherwise, they're pretty expensive, at least more expense than wax. I'm sorry this upsets you, but you shouldn't let it. Hair is natural and honestly, it means you have strong genes. The way my bf comforts me about is he says, "hey don't worry, one day all that extra T will give us strong sons" which is an uncouth way to put it, but it makes me feel a lot better, so I thought I'd mention it. <3

Anonymous 10352

Ah your boyfriend sounds so sweet. Thanks anon, your post really made me feel a bit better. I kind of wish I'd been born a man. Maybe my excess hair would translate to peak manliness. Ah well.


Anonymous 10294[Reply]

Is picking the skin off your lips and eating it bad for you?
I don't know why, but my bad habit of picking/biting the dead skin off my lips has come back again.
It mostly happened when I was a kid and did it as a bad habit and I had gone a good amount of years not doing it, but suddenly it's picked back up and I've started doing it again.
It's probably due to the high stress of college and worrying about finding a job, but I don't know why such an old habit has come back.
And it sucks because it stings a lot. My lips feel raw and they're bloody. I can't enjoy eating spicy food like I used to without feeling a burning sensation on my lips :/

Aside from the food, are there actual bad unhealthy side effects to doing this? And how can I be able to stop it? Any feedback would be good, thank you.
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Anonymous 10298

yikes, spoiler that pic lmfao. but yeah obviously it's not a good habit. it looks like shit, makes your lips constantly dry and exposes them to infection. it's like picking at a scab over and over before it can heal.

you could maybe try wearing fake nails or applying a thick goopy lip balm like vaseline so you can't really access your lips. i hope you manage to get over it once the job searching stress blows over anon.

Anonymous 10299

Carrying lip balm sounds like a good idea, thank you!
I actually do have a lip balm stick I got a while back. I just sit at home near my computer a lot instead of going out, so I figured I wouldn't need to have it on hand.
But the habit has grown worse, I'll just put my lip balm on my desk so that I can grab for it when I feel the itch of the habit come.

Anonymous 10306

>yikes, spoiler that pic lmfao
normies be like

Anonymous 10334


I also have a pretty bad habit of doing this, I use this shit on my lips to stop me from doing it and to salvage them when this happens.

It also helps with coldsores(which I tend to get if I fuck around too much with my lips and am stressed)

Anonymous 10347


Yes, it's bad. You're putting your hands near your mouth and I'm willing to bet they're not always clean when you do it, so you're putting bacteria in your mouth and all over your wounds. Also, your body has to constantly heal that, so you're putting a strain on your immune system when it could be doing better things. It's great that you've identified that it's stress induced and you're aware that you're doing it because that's half the battle!

To combat it:
>When you notice you're doing it again, remind yourself to stop. Might sound basic but it helps you to be more conscious of what you're doing.
>Keep your hands busy with something else (don't fall into another self-destructive habit!) like a stress ball.
>Keep your lips moistured so that there's nothing to pick.
>Practise meditation to lower your stress levels and improve your awareness.
>Worst case scenario, wear gloves while you're studying or job-searching so you won't even have a chance to start picking again.

You can do this anon <3

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