Fashion and beauty mysteries- what are you too afraid to ask?

(271 Posts)
AlwaysSleepingBeauty Wed 30-Jan-13 21:35:36

I hope that someone might help with mine... how on earth does one pronounce Space NK please? I was going to ask in the shop, but the man in the blue eyeshadow is too scary blush

Absy Thu 31-Jan-13 13:45:10

I think the hollywood actresses and what not who have NO underarm hair must have had it lasered. That is the only explanation I can think of.

For neat nailpolishing, I think it's down to practice on the one hand, or my slightly barking method - moisturise your hands before (so the skin is slightly oily), but then clean the nails with remover so that they aren't. Paint with gay abandon (don't be too bothered about going over the lines). Wait to dry - peel the extra bits that went over the nail and onto the skin off and tah dah! tidier looking nails.

piprabbit Thu 31-Jan-13 13:47:18

Hmm - lasering. You might be right.

MadameOvary Thu 31-Jan-13 13:53:21

Those with hair+sleep issues: try a silk pillowcase. Bloody marvellous.

Mockingcurl Thu 31-Jan-13 17:25:53

How do people keep their lipstick on longer than five minutes? I have tried all the lip brush, blotting and powder tips. None of them work.

mrspolkadotty Thu 31-Jan-13 17:35:44

How do you get eyeliner to stay put and not descend into 'panda' territory? Mine seems to end up everywhere within a couple of hours! x

ggirl Thu 31-Jan-13 17:37:00

MadameOvary I tried a silk pilowcase , didn't work at all , in fact made my head sweaty .
Haven't got long enough hair to tie up.

I have toyed with the idea of a hairnet <<bwahahah>>>

I have no armpit hair. It just never grew.
However my bikini line is rampant and I just cannot steel myself to have it waxed. So I use a hedge trimmer thing to keep it neat

Beaverfeaver Thu 31-Jan-13 18:23:36

I wash hair at night and when I wake up in the morning, if its a bit kinky , I turn my head upside down and blow dry it for no more than 10 seconds whilst brushing it through.
Then it looks 100% fresh (and has a bit more volume too!)

Beaverfeaver Thu 31-Jan-13 18:24:34

Armpits:
I shave mine just once ir twice a week and use Nivea roll on deodorant for beautiful underarms and I think they do look better

Beaverfeaver Thu 31-Jan-13 18:25:31

Eyeliner:
My kohl pencils always fall down within an hour or so, so I bought a felt tip pen eyeliner (borjois and no7 do good ones)

Now it stays put all day

WipsGlitter Thu 31-Jan-13 18:32:58

Does that not give a really "hard" line beaverfever ?

FullLegBikiniandUnderArm Thu 31-Jan-13 18:56:47

MrsPolkaDot - I struggled for years with the whole eyeliner/mascara panda thing and then a lovely make-up counter lady told me I was using the wrong eye makeup remover. It was an oil based one (either the Clinique or Lancôme one that you have to shake to mix). I was using it every night and the next day the eye makeup basically just slid off my eyes. Also Estée Lauder double wear eyeliner is great for staying all day.

BerryBlast Thu 31-Jan-13 21:08:26

How do you sharpen a retractable eyeliner? the type in plastic casing with just the waxy eyeliner poking out --- it's driving me mad (or madder than normal smile)

jackstini Thu 31-Jan-13 21:23:15

mockingcurl - lipcote - old but good!

ggirl Thu 31-Jan-13 21:55:44

BerryBlast try pulling off the other end off the eyepencil..sometimes there is a teeny tiny sharpener in there. I know I was surprised!!

QuinnFabray Thu 31-Jan-13 22:19:48

Why do I have coarse black body hair, and lots of it? Why is it on my face too, even more so now I'm getting older? Why do I have crap thin, lank greasy hair? Why is my skin an oil slick, clogged, covered in broken red veins, and yet at the same time ageing rapidly? I scrub up okay, but it takes SO much more effort than nearly every other woman I know. Why? Why? It's not fair!!These are my beauty mysteries.

QuinnFabray Thu 31-Jan-13 22:21:21

Oh, and whereabouts in Boots does one find Lipcote please?

AmandaPayne Thu 31-Jan-13 22:55:00

I have abandoned eyeliner. Instead I use a MAC eyeliner brush and the dark eyeshadow you always get a in any palette. Damp brush, dip, line. I am totally cack (sp?) handed but tis easy and stays all day.

My question is why have I got old lady hands at 35 and what can I do (which is dirt cheap and compatible with toddlers. Possibly answering my own first question there).

libertychick Thu 31-Jan-13 23:54:06

Absy thanks for the nail tip - I will give it a go.
Quinn this is great for staying on top of facial hair.

KristinaM Fri 01-Feb-13 00:24:00

Do women who are not sex workers get their bits waxed? It sounds painful, expensive and embarrassing and I can't work out why you would do it .

Absy Fri 01-Feb-13 07:21:44

because otherwise I get pubes going halfway down my thigh, which is not pleasant and not a good look. Shaving leads to ingrown hairs, and lasts about two minutes. Epiliating - JUST NO. And when you wax, the hair thins out - there are patches on my legs where the hair has stopped growing back.

But thanks for such a non-judgmental question KristinaM, you sound like such a charming individual.

KristinaM Fri 01-Feb-13 07:59:20

Ahem I think you are missing the point of the thread, which was meant , i think, to be a lighthearted one .can I remind you of the title " what are you too afraid to ask"?

Absy Fri 01-Feb-13 08:13:05

Yes, because implying that only sex workers would wax is very light hearted

KristinaM Fri 01-Feb-13 08:29:36

No, I can understand why sex workers do wax. It's for their job.and I can understand why women who have hairy thighs and bikini line would wax them, as it would show over swimwear . I still don't know what women who don't have to show their bits choose to have them waxed or plucked. I wasn't saying they should or shouldn't , I was just asking why. The person who has read judgement into the question is you. It seems to me that YOU are the one who is judging sex workers and finds even a mention of them offensive .

I don't know if its a religious requirement, a cultural thing or a fashion thing . I was just asking as I always wonder when I read thread s about it on mumsnet and I don't know anyone in RL who does it.

AlwaysSleepingBeauty Fri 01-Feb-13 08:37:35

QuinnFabray I think the Lipcote is usually with the false eyelashes and tweezers and things!

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