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To wonder if this look will ever die?

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Faye12345 · 21/08/2015 22:00

The ultra tanned,hair extension, excess make up look. It seems that where i live if you dont have this look you are almost looked down upon! Its expensive and alot of effort and i think im quite attractive the way i am! Rant over Shock

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VinylScratch · 21/08/2015 22:02

I wish those ridiculous eyebrows would fuck right off, why would an attractive woman want to ruin her look with eyebrows that look like a 3 year old coloured them in with a felt tip?


AboutTimeIChangedMyNameAgain · 21/08/2015 22:03

What's worse is shaving your eyebrows off and then drawing them back on.



BackInTheRealWorld · 21/08/2015 22:04

I wish the eyelid flick would die because I can never get it even.


3rdSymphony · 21/08/2015 22:04

Actually, I think that look is regional and class-specific to an extent, so certainly not some kind of perennial acme of beauty. Personally I think it looks ghastly. It fills me with a deeply puritanical desire to wash people thoroughly. And possibly dress them in Amish aprons and bonnets... Grin


nicknameidea · 21/08/2015 22:06

I wish the duck face would die. Seems every woman I know on facebook has a profile picture of them pulling that stupid look.


Flottila · 21/08/2015 22:06

Barbara Cartland was upper class and she looked fucking hideous.


Smartiepants79 · 21/08/2015 22:06

Of course it will. I agree it's awful but any fashionable look, slavishly copied with no thought as to how it suits YOU, your body type/face/colouring, will always look awful.
Think about blue eyeshadow and perms. They come, they go.


Itllbefiiiiiiiiine · 21/08/2015 22:07

There's not much of it round here, thankfully. But travel up the road to a city and on a Saturday night and it's a different matter.

What I want to go is the duck lips. It's caught on so much that I see older women (it's bad enough that girls are doing it) and men. And not even in a piss take way, in an actual posing way. As though it looks good.

Above the age of 16 and/or male, my immediate thought is -



Faye12345 · 21/08/2015 22:08

Lol why do people think its a good look? I think yeah a light tan curly blow dry and a good mascara but round here its excessive with alot of young women!

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cruikshank · 21/08/2015 22:10

I think the poker straight hair thing is far worse. They look like seals!


JeffreyNeedsAHobby · 21/08/2015 22:11

Yes I agree the fake tan/hair extensions/nail extensions and duck face photos making you permanently look as though you have just had a batch of botox injections around your mouth is a very class specific thing. I have recently noticed more 40+ doing it though, which is depressing.


dementedma · 21/08/2015 22:11

The mad eyebrow thing is genuinely ridiculous. How can anyone actually do that to themselves and think it looks good?


3rdSymphony · 21/08/2015 22:13

Yes, BC was UC and looked frightening, but hardly in a permatanned/ratty hair-extensions/huge blow-dry way! She was more a 'mad pink meringue, heavy on the rouge' kind of look...


JeffreyNeedsAHobby · 21/08/2015 22:16

Grin I'd love to comment with this on a few FB pics right now!

To wonder if this look will ever die?

SalemSaberhagen · 21/08/2015 22:21

No back, no. My eyelid flick has been my constant for 12 years. It is not allowed to die.

I can do mine perfectly without a mirror


Faye12345 · 21/08/2015 22:21

Lol thank God my DH hates that look!

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StampyMum · 21/08/2015 22:29

I don't really know what look you mean, so it's not quite as popular as you think...


annatha · 21/08/2015 22:32

Its vile. I don't get the duck face either. My workmate had her hen do abroad and all the photos are of her and her bridesmaids duck faced, stood at a slight angle and doing the peace sign. Every single photo.

Also fake nails that are shaped into sharp points. They look hideous and remind me of those witches on rubber fingertips you could get as a kid at Halloween.


Rhine · 21/08/2015 22:35

Actually I don't see that look around here as much as I did about three or four years ago. The new fad around here with teenagers seems to be very early 90's grunge inspired, a definite imorovement IMO.


howtorebuild · 21/08/2015 22:36

I blame Coleen Rooney and TOWIE.


cruikshank · 21/08/2015 22:36

We have grungey teenagers here too, Rhine. It gives me hope for the future.


Sazzle41 · 21/08/2015 22:39

I think as other posters have said its regional, but also, generational. Back home in Midlands I didnt see that look much at all. Now in I live in London its everywhere - its actually a look a lot of male friends tell me they hate but they are my age. Younger men seem to go for it big time here.


Rhine · 21/08/2015 22:47

I'm surprised it's so common in London. I'd have thought people would be more individual down in the big smoke! It's defintely not as popular around here, old industrial town that's not very affluent. I wonder if it's a money thing? As I'd imagine it's a really expensive look to maintain. But it was very common about three or four years ago, I remember because I used to despair of it as well. We used to have loads of tanning shops in the town centre at one time but there's only one left now.


VerityWaves · 21/08/2015 22:52

Agree about poker straight hair

  • awful!

Lightbulbon · 21/08/2015 22:54

It will die and in 20 years 40 year olds will look back and cringe just as we look back on 80s hair/fashion/make up.

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