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Anonymous 19584[Reply]

How to look more feminine naturally? Other girls seem to look so effortlessly feminine and elegant. I feel like orge next to them so any tips? Any time I put dress I feel too masculine in it. Idk how to explain. Thank you for help.
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Anonymous 19616

>>19611
Sad. I used to be like that, even skipped breakfast to have enough time to do my makeup. I'm so glad I got out of that phase and am fine with just mascara now. Hope you can find peace with yourself too.

Anonymous 19617

>>19616
its not sad. i enjoy taking the time to do these things becuz in a way its self care for me. but im glad you stopped. whatever makes you happy, nona :]

Anonymous 19659

>>19611
Seriously this. Like, sure, there’s the odd lucky snowflake who looks stunning with or without makeup. But for the rest of the world, it takes time and effort. Maybe not daily routines, but keeping groomed eyebrows, healthy hair, nice skin, etc etc takes some dedication and upkeep - unless you’re one of those rare always beautiful types OR so far gone that no amount of grooming can save you, but that’s doubtful.

That said, throwing on some mascara and necklace can go a long way.

Anonymous 19708

What seems effortless may as well be layers of foundation and so called "natural" make-up. I read an article recently about this phenomenon
https://jessicadefino.substack.com/p/five-minute-face-aesthetic-labor
Essentially, it's another evolution of patriarchal capitalism and that knowledge doesn't stop me from falling victim to it or feeling really bad about not fitting the quota.

Anonymous 19760

>>19708
Funny that you mention patriarchy and capitalism, since they add extra layers to "feminity" that you have to worry about. Also, many are contradictory. The ideal woman for capitalism is one who is constantly "improving" herself, while the ideal woman for moids is a bro-like creature they can fuck



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Anonymous 19763[Reply]

What do you do on sundays or no-work days to keep your mental and body health up?

Anonymous 19764

ride my bike around the neighbourhood if the weather is nice

Anonymous 19765

for mental health i write in my journal and i ban sad music after 7:30 p.m, i also draw, read, play with my girl cat, study, anything to keep my mind occupied and safe from the Sundays sadness, im too lazy to have a workout routine but i think my skincare and haircare routines can count as body health :3

Anonymous 19766

journal, foodprep, reading

Anonymous 19767

I drink
It helps my body health because all my stress goes away

Anonymous 19768

I read, journal and crochet. Sometimes I go for a walk in the woods if the weather is nice. Or I try to anyway, I also often end up on the couch browsing. I should workout but I never do.



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What's an indicator that you're attractive? Anonymous 17855[Reply]

For me, it would have to be
>someone paying for your meal/coffee
>strangers smiling at you
>having your first kiss <20 years
How about you?
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Anonymous 19110

>>19066
Nona, please… If a man respects you he will remember stuff about you without lovebombing. It's called "being interested in your partner"

Anonymous 19237

people treating you kinder in generally and talking to you first. I get treated better with light makeup and put together outfit than my usual clothes. I was also treated better younger

Anonymous 19626

>people smiling at you or upon seeing you
>receiving free stuff randomly
>people being nicer and letting you get away with stuff
>people having prolonged eye contact with you OR nervously looking away from you
>moids and confident lesbians will openly hit on you, womyn and shy lesbians will covertly flirt with you
>people embrace your touch/are unbothered if you touch them
>children, especially little girls, want to be around you (bc you remind them of a princess etc)

Anonymous 19759

>>19626
>children, especially little girls, want to be around you (bc you remind them of a princess etc)

MFW I have never experienced this and never will

Kids are the ultimate litmus test: they are less indoctrinated by society, yet they instinctively don't want to be like you

Anonymous 19761

>>19759
Kids are not less indoctrinated by society. They have a less nuanced understanding of social rules and roles than adults, but they also have little critical thinking ability to question them.



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Anonymous 19669[Reply]

Recently watched this video and while I don't normally like scrotes' side of YouTube, I stuck through this one to see something
I, as a biological woman who's not particularly a tomboy, haven't been able to answer most of those questions??
I didn't even know women referred to their mood swings throughout their cycle as a "rage cycle", I couldn't name makeup brands off the top of my hair, I didn't have any particular routine for anything. I felt like I would have gotten eliminated out of that show very easily..in fact, I probably could answer like 5 questions tops, one of them was about a Disney princess
Why did this get to me so much. Am I missing out on the "average female experience"?
Is it just autism diff?
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Anonymous 19718

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God damn watching this video felt like such a chore… These guys's channel is disgusting it virtually smells like broke male living space… Nothing could convince me to put myself up on a show like this, I was surprised that many women on the show were mothers maybe even grandmother's, older and responsible and mature… I thought this kind of TikTok-able content only appealed to gen z wannabe influencers with ego problems

Anonymous 19724

>>19693
Slapping moisturizer on your face has nothing to do with hygiene unless you meant cleansing by skincare.

Anonymous 19727

>>19669
the fact you are worried about it is proof enough you are a normal woman. You think men ever go, "am I missing out on the male experience"? You're just a bit insecure, don't worry about it too much.

Anonymous 19746

Honestly, that vid was a scam because they changed the voices, and a male voice is a dead giveaway no matter how many hormones or surgeries they have, their nasty frog voices. None of them got caught because of their routine, there were even several women who didn’t have a skincare routine.

Anonymous 19758

>>19669
>Is it just autism diff?

Yes



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anyone know this style of makeup? Anonymous 10110[Reply]

I see this type of eye makeup alot of pinterest usually of white slavic girls. Ive been trying for months to figure out what this style is called so i could find tutorials on it but nothing ever give this look a name.
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Anonymous 19445

>>11306
already have this look naturally, lol

Anonymous 19447

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>>11256
>how can makeup be racial

Anonymous 19671

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Tbh don't even know if this is the right term but this is what I've been calling it whenever I wanted inspo. Like, "goth makeup" just doesn't cut it and gives me something too dark for my taste

Anonymous 19728

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Edgy makeup

Anonymous 19738

tumblr makeup or grunge makeup
makes me think of dark circles from iron deficiency
probably comes from punk/glam rock subculture's inspiration from kabuki and mime makeup



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Anonymous 8383[Reply]

What are good online stores for shopping comfy, e-girl-ish clothes with relatively good prices?
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Anonymous 8387

>cat tail coming out of the middle of her back instead of the end of her spine
Disgusting

Anonymous 8389

>>8387
Yeah i thought about that too but i guess its because of her shorts

Anonymous 19668

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I never believed this one but Yesstyle has grown on me.. what I love about their stuff is that it feels both feminine and cute but also mature like you could see someone non weeb-y wearing it outside

Anonymous 19731

shop on taobao and buy through pandabuy
there's also 42lolita

Anonymous 19736

>>19731
you can translate taobao with built-in google translate on chrome or the "TWP - Translate Web Pages" extension on firefox



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Ray Peat Anonymous 18376[Reply]

Is anyone here into Ray Peat? Do you follow his philosophies? I only started down the rabbit hole that is his website but I find his ideas pretty interesting.

As a coffee-drinker, I enjoyed his article on how coffee is a vitamin.

I'm going to start incorporating some of his ideas and eat more fruit but I'm not sure how deep I'll go.
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Anonymous 18448

>>18447
I forgot how utterly disgusting canned liver is. Opening is like opening cat food and the texture/taste is so bad. But I felt great for the rest of the day. I'll definitely incorporate it into my meals a few times a week. There's a Chinese place nearby that does good liver but it's in a stirfry and probably drowning in pufas.

Anonymous 18470

I actually got into him after years of struggling with PCOS and OBCD and I don't follow this fully because meat grosses me out. I thought there's no other way for me to lose weight then to just starve myself but now I just eat a lot of fats/dairy/sugar and I've lost around 5kg in a month

Anonymous 19112

>>18448
if you can, you should try to get fresh liver from a butcher's it tastes SO much better

Anonymous 19729

Bumping this thread to ask if anyone has ever supplemented progesterone? What was your experience like?

Anonymous 19735

i followed his advice a few years ago but there is too much contrary evidence to me. i wish i had a strong background in physiology to do more of a deep dive but from the research i can do too much of it just doesn't hold up.
>>19729
increased vaginal discharge, higher libido, better masturbation. i stopped taking it because when ever i took it i got purple dots on my skin (petechiae?)…it was supposed to be bio-identical progesterone.



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The Pill Anonymous 19675[Reply]

Do any nonas here take hormonal birth control? I just started in an attempt to manage my PMDD but feel pretty paranoid and discouraged based on others peoples experiences. Does birth control really fuck up your hormones and choice in moids? Nervous about blood clots as well, any experiences or opinions on hormonal BC would be helpful

Anonymous 19680

>Does birth control really fuck up your choice in moids?
I have no evidence in favour or against this but this sounds like incel cope to me.

Anonymous 19682

I take the mini-pill, which is a progesteron only pill. Been on it for at least 8 years. Haven't had a period in all those years, not even spotting, which is absolute pure bliss! I plan on switching to a hormonal IUD. It's basically the same thing (progesteron based), except cheaper, lasts for 8 years, and no more hassle with taking a pill daily.
>Does birth control really fuck up your hormones?
You mentioned PMDD which means your hormones are already messing with you. Might as well go on BC to help ease the struggle.
>and choice in moids?
Haven't noticed change in moid preference. I still prefer fictional ones.
>blood clots
This can be a problem when you're a smoker and taking an estrogin based pill. Normally you're doctor will assess the risk by asking questions about general health. If you have a higher chance of blood clots, they might recommend the progesteron only one.
>any experiences or opinions on hormonal BC
I honestly love it. If I knew I could stop my period with BC earlier, I would've taken it the moment I started menstruating. It's great not to keep track of my period or to remind myself to buy a stash of tampons and pads. No more leaking, no more sleepless nights because of going to the bathroom, no more cramps or back pain. Greatest invention ever if you ask me!

Anonymous 19686

>>19679
Good thing my moid is already feminine

Anonymous 19717

>Does birth control really fuck up your hormones and choice in moids?
Now this is a totally wild claim op I think you ought to back it up or something



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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 10448

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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.

Anonymous 19613

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curtain bangs are the way to go for big foreheads. even these but shorter (or like the second pic op posted) are cute and always look good if bangs don't work

Anonymous 19702

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Honestly if there's one thing I learned from kpop it's that acting like bangs is a cheap way to cover your forehead IS cringe. Color theory, fashion study, face shapes, etc… all accommodate for what you're given in life with your shape/colors to work around it. Nothing wrong with bangs.
Maybe try those detachable "wig" bangs first, see if you like it

Anonymous 19705

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>>19702
sorry but I have to agree even if kpop isn't your best metric for these things since everything is heavily edited plus their have $5000 makeup on every photoshoot, the example is spot on. Lisa has never been seen without bangs aside from a few instances you can count on one hand. Those times have been rife with criticism (more like bullying) for her looks.
Use the 3 or 4 fingers method..if your 4head is more than 3 fingers, get bangs

Anonymous 19711

I have a 5head and I got compliments whenever I got bangs. Also I like how I look with bangs more.



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favorite cosplays Anonymous 6177[Reply]

post your favorite cosplays ever ITT
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Anonymous 6191

>>6184
Ghost in the shell

Anonymous 6192

>>6189
this pic made me laugh out loud irl. thank you anon.

Anonymous 19670

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Jessica Nigri's Edward Kenway cosplay from back in the dead lives in my mind rent free

Anonymous 19700

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Azujaamu is my favorite, used to look up to her a lot growing up

Anonymous 19706

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does she count kek



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