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if body image issues are such a big problem, why are there so many ugly people? Anonymous 14016[Reply]

hear me out.
i can understand body image issues being a big deal among younger women. but it seems like once you leave your 20's they dissipate. i work at a grocery store and watch people come and go all day, and the vast majority of them seem to make little to no attempt at grooming themselves. a lot of them come in pajamas or just weird as fuck last minute clothing choices, most are fat and look like they haven't been to the gym in 25 years, most make no attempt at doing anything with their hair (including brushing it), and some smell like shit.
the easy answer is "poverty" but these people walk around with their well groomed teenage daughters that they're obviously providing for.
maybe it's because i have bdd but i have no clue how a majority of the population can stand living like this and then have the audacity to say, "beauty standards are so high and i'm so insecure!"
do women just stop feeling ugly after a certain age, or do they just live with it and stop trying?
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Anonymous 14534

it's totally normal to look like an escaped mental patient when grocery shopping in the US

Anonymous 14535

Walking around the grocery store in my PJs after dark for junk food has become a hobby of mine

Anonymous 14536


Oldfag here, at the ripe ol age of 30+ I can safely say I just don't care as much. I still take care of myself and don't always look like a bag of smashed asshole. Honestly tho my outward appearance has taken a backseat to more important things in my life. Like not spending extra time on a lot on picking a super nice outfit or going all out with my hair.

Anonymous 14537

I have had two jobs at grocery stores, one at an upscale one and the other at Aldi which is known for being cheap. The difference in women's effort in their appearance was night and day (and even moids' tbf)

Anonymous 14538

Lack of energy. Women are basically slaves to their families and jobs. Plus society is telling them they are ugly no matter what they do.


Bangs too short Anonymous 13076[Reply]

I went to a hair stylist who fucked up my bangs. They're too short and now my hair looks pretty much like a bowl cut. It's like a half inch above my eyebrows.

How long until they will be just below my eyebrows? How much of my bangs will grow per week?
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Anonymous 13667

is it silly to grow it out to bra strap length if you have very fine hair? it's very lovely hair but it's just trailer-trash thin. and I realize that I look like shit with shorter hair and that a more witchy long-haired aesthetic would suit me.

Anonymous 14491

mine grew in a week or two

Anonymous 14505

Is your hair fine that your actual hairs are extra thin or fine that you don't have a lot of hair overall? My actual hairs are thin/fine but I have a lot of hair and long hair looks good on me.

Anonymous 14519



It will probably take about 4ish weeks. I find myself having to trim mine about every 2-3 weeks.

I hate it so much! Sadly tho I have to admit they do a better job than I can. I tried it myself for the first time last year and ended up with the He-Man bangs…

Pic related was the goal but turns out I should be banned from scissors.

Anonymous 14533

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i have no fucking clue, but i just cut my own bangs at this point. every time i get them professionally cut, i look like spock.


Anonymous 13832[Reply]

Will adderall age me like meth? Since it's an amphetamine.

Anonymous 14080

barbara kroll 3.jp…

very good question I've thought about a lot.

"According to a report on Erowid, an organization that provides non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals, amphetamines can cause an increase in oxidative stress in the blood and tissues and, at higher doses and frequencies of use, it can cause premature aging. Stimulants, such as Adderall, can also cause dry skin, which can make your skin appear worn out and aged. Another possible reason your skin is not looking as healthy as before is because Adderall can reduce your appetite, which can lead to not getting enough of the proper nutrients."

horrible drug.

Anonymous 14081

I've been on and off 20mg of adderall and have not noticed any premature aging

Anonymous 14084

not if you make sure to drink enough water and eat enough nutritious food

Anonymous 14095

Same here. I had to quit it tho, since it didn’t help, it just made me angry instead of sad.

Anonymous 14490

i sure hope not, i have adhd and i take it nearly every day


how do you accept looking twice your age? Anonymous 13577[Reply]

I am developmentally delayed (from a mix of neglect and a debilitating illness) and now that I'm in my mid 20s I'm having massive amounts of people considered me in my early 50s and I get a lot of insults about it when people know my real age. It isn't like I have a lot of wrinkles but something about my face looks extremely ill and sunken despite being a normal weight.
I've been happy with improving; i.e., making some money freelancing, doing some government, legal and taxes stuff for people I know, etc., but there's still something extremely off about the way I come across.

It's really not fun at all being seen as someone mature and "dead-looking" according to everyone. I know even nice people aren't blind either. Oh to clarify I think most older women look good. It's just the way I look old is B-move horror type shit. I look scary.
And I don't like that I look scary. It makes me feel so ashamed to make people feel like that.

How do you separate how you feel from how you look and continue on your life journey peacefully and with excitement? A nasty part of me is feeling like my life is already over because I'm "not allowed" to do young people things or at least be silly around others. So I usually act like a brick wall. It's dumb. I go on tiktok and it's obvious that people truly and deeply hate it when older-looking people do awkward things. Or, well, not just that, but that people have massive hang-ups and obsessions with stuffing others into strict categories of behavior based off their obvious "numbers." I get it when someone does something actually morally wrong. But most of it has nothing to do with that. Maybe cringe is sometimes born from someone relating too hard to someone else being awkward.

The positivity stuff doesn't really help.
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Anonymous 13728


>people doubting I look the way I do (asking for a celebrity lookalike)
>people accusing it of being my fault
>no one answering my question

didn't expect much but, geez.

Anonymous 13730

Anon… I have no advice to give and no experience with this sort of stuff, but I'm sorry you are getting such gross replies. I think "people" don't really care if you try to have fun as an "old" person, it's just underdeveloped 15 year olds being mean but I don't use tiktok so maybe I don't know really

I hope you can find some peace soon.

Anonymous 13738

Maybe you should look into fillers if it's really that bad (looking 50 at 25). Even just relatively simple eyebag fillers could really freshen up your face.

But if you want to accept it: get off tiktok (what are you doing on there at 25 anyway?) and social media first and foremost, that shit will NOT help if acceptance is what you're looking for.

Anonymous 14485

I get that too, way too often. Somehow, wearing nice eyeglasses seemed to help. I usually got called old-looking when I didn't have them on.
My genetics make it really hard to get fat on my face, even when I gain weight. Do you have the means to get a fat transfer?
If so, maybe a mild fat transfer and a lip lift might help you a lot. A face lift might also be an option. The teeth also make a difference, so try to get them lightened and possibly straightened.

Other options more up your budget are going to the gym to get a round fat ass so at least the body looks proportionate. That's what I'm going for, since I can't afford any surgery. Get some perfume to smell great, get a better posture and train walking with your hips swaying, look up on kibbe types and learn how to dress better. Get a decent haircut and a hair color that suits you.

Breaks my heart that those of us with the shitty genetics have to strive so much just to be treated like the lucky pretty women.

I'm not going to go into the "accept yourself" route because the issue is not how you see yourself (even though I really wish a lot of self love to you), it's usually how people treat us, and this moid society only values us based on our looks, unfortunately. Ugly women are less than scum for them.

So by investing in getting prettier and more attractive, you will be investing in better jobs, better friendships, better opportunities, etc.

Anonymous 14486

I recommend getting someone to analyse your face (https://www.qoves.com/ does private paid reports) and then look into getting some cosmetic surgery.

It might also be worth considering lying about your age and pretending to be 40 so that people have more reasonable expectations. There are lots of older people on TikTok so don’t be put off by younger people.

>but there's still something extremely off about the way I come across.

Have you considered that you might be ND?


Tips for quitting BC pill Anonymous 14245[Reply]

Hey miners, my husband's vasectomy is going to be scheduled soon, so that means I can finally stop taking the demonpills (a.k.a. Lutera) and I am wondering if anyone can share their experience coming off of them? (BC in general if not specifically Lutera)

I have been taking them for about 4 years. I know they make me gain weight. (I used to top out at 120lbs, but now I cannot get myself under 140 with regular exercise/dieting) They also destroyed my sex drive. Though they got rid of my back/chest acne so I am not looking forward to its resurgence.

I have read horror stories about women becoming suicidal for a year after going off the pill, or turning into someone they don't recognize because the pills altered their hormone balance for so long. Anyone have some wisdom/experience/warning/tips for me?
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Anonymous 14314

Ugh, good to know- I have heard that sometimes it's the first couple months that are the worst. Did you see the issue drop off a bit after that period?

I didn't go on the pill specifically for skin issues, but I did have pretty moderate but annoying chest/back acne beforehand that totally went away with the pill.

If you have any tips for combatting body acne in particular I would love to hear em.

Anonymous 14339

you're welcome
>I definitely think that the pill lowered my sex drive considerably
then I think it will come back after you go back on it and you have that to look forward to <3

actually I had some body acne after I went off now that I think about it, and benzoyl peroxide wash did the trick
Panoxyl is too harsh to use on the face IMO, but good for the body
CeraVe's benzoyl peroxide was was good for my face, didn't dry it out or irritate it

Anonymous 14371

i wish i could help out more, i have practically resigned to the fact i will always have breakouts because personally my acne is hormonal. it makes a huge difference in my life self esteem wise to be on the pill but i feel like it will never be worth it considering i haven't even been sexually active in almost three years. typically benzoyl treatments like >>14339 said. carbs and refined sugars are notoriously inflammatory, drink water, get a good nights rest. i am sure you have heard it all before! godspeed

Anonymous 14376

I suffered from terrible migraines when I was on a low estrogen pill. I ended up getting the Nexplanon implant when I was 17 and I'm on my second one. I no longer have periods but I get phantom cramps from time to time. Honestly best decision I ever made

Anonymous 14401

>I no longer have periods
Wow, you're lucky. It made me bleed continuously for weeks until I just took it out. Sucks about the cramps though.


Little dark spots on skin. Anonymous 14167[Reply]

Little dark spots started to appear on my skin, what can I do to stop them? They weren't here before.

Anonymous 14169


those are called freckles and they form in reaction to solar radiation if you don't like them then use sunscreen and if you're genuinely concerned for health reasons see a dermatologist

Anonymous 14181

same. i havent even left my house since covid started, ever. so it cant be the sun. some type of black "mole" thing keeps growing on my cupids bow and i always scratch them off until recently i tried to scratch this specific one off like 3 times already and it keeps growing back. IDK what to do

Anonymous 14187

Sunscreen is useless and doesn't protect you from skin cancer at all.

Anonymous 14191

whew lad

Anonymous 14193

Isn't that just a flat mole? They appear with age, most of the time it's completely random and genetic. I still get new ones sometimes and I literally do not go out in the sun ever.


Yamikawaii Fashion Anonymous 7209[Reply]

Can we have a Yami Kawaii (病みかわいい) thread? I've been really into it recently and it's gotten me really inspired. Thoughts?
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Anonymous 7369


I L O V E yami kawaii/menhera and yume kawaii as well even though I still havent gotten over all my nerves wearing alt fashion out

Anonymous 14126


i don’t know if yamikawa is considered “dead” yet but i still love it and wear from time to time

Anonymous 14135

what has a jewish star to do with it

Anonymous 14136

probably nothing, like wearing crosses.

Anonymous 14148


Anonymous 9263[Reply]

Do you guys like nails?
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Anonymous 13831

Wait is biting the cause of weak nails? I've bitten my nails from childhood on until my mid-teens, is that why my nails still tear and break despite having a healthy diet? How does that work exactly?

Anonymous 13833

I have read that biting damages the nail bed and it may take many years for it to return to normal, if ever.

Anonymous 13898

I let my nails grow long and they hardly ever break. I've used a nail strengthener for years (Sally Hansen has some nice ones with lots of variety). I always use that as my base coat before I put on my nail polish. Some people don't like nail strengtheners because it can cause nails to become brittle and break so they opt for a cuticle/nail oil. That might be something for you since your nails already seem pretty brittle. Or maybe using both might work.

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 13374[Reply]

Anyone here used henna hair dye before? (Even better if you've used the brand in pic, I have a box of it I'm wanting to try.)

Looking for any tips- I have been bleaching and toning my hair a natural coppery red for a while, and did my roots about a month ago and hated the result (even though I used the same products as always, it went funky this time). I have heard that using henna too soon after dyeing with chemical dyes can do crazy shit to your hair, so I have been waiting. Now I have like 1cm of dark brown roots after a month of waiting, do you think this is a long enough wait to do the henna now?

Also, I have heard you need to leave it on for hours- I only ever tried henna once before years ago and it literally did nothing at all to my hair after letting it sit for 2 hours.
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Anonymous 13673

No, henna is permanent and you won't be able to chemically bleach or dye it again (you can dye the new growth of course)

Anonymous 13674

Does that mean there are improved methods of non-chemical dying that's natural and non-damaging nowadays? That's the only way I could see henna being outdated.

Anonymous 13675

Henna isn't a chemical?

Anonymous 13676

Henna is plant-derived, it's considered a natural/non-chemical hair dye as opposed to box dye which is chemical dye.

Anonymous 13727

Hmm, posting this here bc I don't want to make a similar thread
So if I wanted to dye my hair for a few weeks, what other treatments are there?
I have very muddy dark yellow, muted hair and want to go to a more rich dark brown.

I actually have tried googling this before and getting confused as so many products act like you have to bleach and have nonvirgin hair for everything to deposit right. I.e., there's shampoos and glosses that look promising.

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Earring Thread Anonymous 9694[Reply]

Wasn't sure wether to create this thread here on at /cgl/, but alas

ITT: Post cute/cool/nice/etc earrings, and preferrably, where to get them, if possible.
Personal collection displays are also ok.
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Anonymous 12910


I love dumbass food earrings so much. Next paycheck I'm getting these.

Rose cut is the best cut. Those are gorgeous.

Anonymous 12918


Wearing these for my Art Deco wedding, found on Etsy. Mismatched all the way!

Anonymous 12922

How much did they cost you?

Anonymous 13405

I still kick myself over accidentally losing a pair of handcrafted antique gold earrings. My great-grandmother wore them.
I had stored them in a small lump of gift wrapping and duct tape so that I wouldn’t forget where they were and what they were. Extremely spergy solution, I know.
One day I was recovering from a physical accident, and required help with housework and stuff. I was so stuffed full of meds, that I coud barely form a coherent sentence, so maybe I just told the cleaner to throw it away or something. That, or she realized that they were valuable and took them with her. In any case, I never found them again after that day. Shit.

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