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Fashion and beauty mysteries- what are you too afraid to ask?
Oh thank you! That is how I've being saying it in my head, but my best friend insists it is Space Unk.
To do a sock bun, cut the toes off a sock so that you have a sort of funny tube, then roll it up so you get a little doughnut/polo sock thingy. Put you hair in a ponytail, and slip the sock thingy over the end, away from your head but with a bit of hair sticking out. Wrap the ends of your hair around the sock bun until it is covered, tucking underneath the sock thing any ends that might be sticking out. Keep rolling the sock towards your head, tucking as you go until it meets you head.
There are lots of nice shiny tutorials online that will help you more though!
What can I get so I can wash my hair the night before and it looks ok the next morning (with brushing obviously otherwise would look like a mad woman)? Have fine hair just above shoulders and it goes all kinked and wierd overnight.
I want someone to tell me how much make up to put on. I dab on the tiniest amount and think it looks very noticeable. That's with bb creams, tinted moisturiser, all those of foundation. Then I see everyone else in the office with anything from OMG OrANGe, to I can see it but they look perfectly nice. No one bats an eyelid at any of them.
It doesn't help that due to my skin I have many freckles and very uneven colour. Parts of my body that see the sun are a very different colour from the bits that don't. I can have a nearly tanned face with tons of merged freckles, to a pasty white neck. Then, on the pale scale, I've a yellow tone and not pink.
I've been rejected by the girls on the make up counters !!
If your hair is long enough, try separating it into two, and the. Twisting each one until it wraps around itself at about ear level. Put a band around each one to hold it in place, then unravel in the morning and comb through as desired with your fingers. You should get a sort of glamourous wave/curl.
I want to know do people really, REALLY go to a beauty salon and have all their pubic AND ANAL hair waxed which must involve showing your entire nether regions to a stranger (or even worse if you get to know them!). How? I can hardly bear to show mine to the doctor! What if you have a post-pregnancy pile!!!??? I would just die of embarrassment.
I say Space N. K. but Space "unk" is better, think I prefer that.
I can't imagine having to do a back, crack and sack to a man in a salon. I have a friend who's a beauty therapist and she says it's not too bad and you just get used to it! Erm...I don't think I could.
LadyBigToes - I can confirm that I do indeed have everything waxed, yes right up to my hairy asshole. I'm quite good mates with beautician now. I honestly don't think about it that much. I have an appointment tomorrow in fact
Jemster - I agree about nostril hair, it hurts more than waxing !
I have always wanted to ask what is the point of waxing (this applies to any body part). Because don't you have to live with stubble for almost as long as the hair-free period?
I can't picture myself having to wear trousers for however many days/weeks it is until the stubble is long enough to wax. At least with shaving you can (if you can be bothered) be hair-free every day. In our too-short summers I want to wear skirts or shorts and sleeveless tops every single day that it's hot enough!
I only wax my bikini as I get awful shaving rash & ingrown hairs which waxing sorts for me. I do proabably spend more time with stubble than hair free. I shave armpits & legs though.
I don't have a 5 o'clock shadow Pip but they aren't pinky - I tried waxing my armpits once and the pain was horrendous and it didn't even last 2 days. I tend to shave in lots of different directions (if that makes sense), I also can't shave them everyday as I get a rash.
Iaintdun I mix the tiniest dab of bb cream with normal moisturiser (literally a dot)
I have never got on with any foundation,mineral make up or tinted moisturiser (and I have tried virtually every make ) it sits on my skin.. The only minor success I had was with no 7 intelligent foundation, which used to be fab then I moved to another continent and it just didn't work.
luckily I do have very good skin (possibly as it's not been caked in make up ?)