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Practical ways of looking nice

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Calathea, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    @SOC It's true about the make up. I've suffered rosacea and skin rash since my early twenties and if I applied my make up in a public washroom or where there were people around I would catch the 'oh, you're a make up girl? I thought you weren't shallow...' type attitude. Yet not wearing it and looking like I have a permanent sunburn hardly does wonders for my self estemm and others judgment either. I don't consider my complexion to be an inherent part of my personality that I have to proudly display. I'd rather draw attention away from it if I can.

    The only virtuous thing is to be naturally perfect looking, apparently.
     
  2. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    @L'engle, sorry that happened to you. Your comment reminded me of this cartoon:

    http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/04/policing-womens-clothing/
     
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    L'engle moogle

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    @ahimsa That is a great cartoon!
     
  4. Calathea

    Calathea Senior Member

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    Perfect! And yay for a cleaveagey woman with a walking stick! I do get sick of being desexualised by other people and getting weird looks if I do something like combine a wheelchair with a sexy top. Do you know, most wheelchair fashion advice articles begin by pointing out that cleavage and short skirts go further than you'd expect when you're using a wheelchair? It's true, but should it be the first thing that always gets mentioned? Also I bloody well know that people can see down your top when you're lower down than them, and even if I weren't a shortarse, I'd be aware of the effect you get from sitting in a chair when someone else is standing. There's even somewhere selling a strap to keep your legs together in a wheelchair.

    The Debenhams coat turned up and somehow managed to be very heavy while still being too thin. I think I'll get the South padded maxi coat that's going on eBay instead. It's very long, ankle length I think, plain black, nice lines, and it'll be much lighter than a faux wool coat.

    I also bought some knee boots, warmly lined, that are a size too big, so that I can keep both pairs of thick socks on. They're not bad, wide enough to tuck jeans into if need be, but the buckles are painted plastic instead of metal, I'd probably want a darker colour, and I'm not quite sure there's enough space in the foot.
     
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  5. hellytheelephant

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    Has anyone found a gentle mascara that doesn't make your eyes sting...or smudge. I really miss wearing it but my eyes seem to hate it.
    Also has anyone found a lip tint or similar that stays on and doesn't decorate your cups, pillows etc?

    Used to look quite good- I miss my days of looking nice! :(
    :(
     
  6. Mij

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    I only use this one because I also have problems with stinging and irritation.
    http://pureanada.ca/eyes/mascara/

    I like Bare Minerals too but I've switched over to a Canadian brand because it's easier to order.

    There are other natural type mascaras that contain bees wax but I find they don't last long or only provide a small amount of pigment.
     
  7. JaimeS

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    I use MAC lip gloss. It really stays on, but even if it fades a bit, the color isn't strong enough to give you a ring around your mouth!

    Watch out and don't order anything that advertises itself as a lip plumper. It's creepy. MAC is somewhat expensive, but even my dentist has remarked how crazy it is that it stays on even during dental work!

    Jaime
     
  8. Sushi

    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Knowing that makeup can have chemicals that could possibly add to the "toxic burden" I already have, I won't use anything that isn't rated well on skin deep--http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/. The means only buying at health food stores or online--more expensive but I feel more comfortable with this choice. Buying from these sources, I have never had mascara that stings.
     
  9. hellytheelephant

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    Thanks @JaimeS - have not tried MAC. Does it come off on cups/glasses etc?
     
  10. hellytheelephant

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    Thanks @Sushi -looks like a really good site. I have found the more healthy I get with my eating, the more I notice the chemicals in toilettries/cosmetics.
     
  11. hellytheelephant

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    Thanks @Mij - I will check this out.
     
  12. JaimeS

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    If you apply it thickly, it definitely does... but it adheres to the lip better than anything else I've tried. I've worn it all day, gotten in the shower, went to sleep and woken up the next morning with a bit of sparkle and color still intact...

    -J
     
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  13. IreneF

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    I had to send a link to Meow Cosmetics to my cat-obsessed daughter. It's nice that they have light colors. We're both naturally fair, but I hardly ever go outside, so I have that living-under-a-rock look. Plus my skin is getting weird blotches.
     
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  14. IreneF

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    I just got some new clothes from Gudrun Sjoden. So far, so good--I tried them on but haven't actually worn them. Everything is soft and natural fiber, and they are roomy around the waist and hips.
     
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  15. LivingwithFibro

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    Bareminerals voluminising mascara or the 100 percent pure one...check out the lip tints by 100 percent pure, kjaer weis and rms! and if you want something that's cost effective, clean and nontoxic check out silk naturals

    edit: just saw that you're in england... check out lily lolo's macara! google naturismo, they stock lily lolo i believe... it's the best mascara in the green beauty world
     
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  16. hellytheelephant

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    Any of you ladies based in UK can recommend ;
    -winter trousers that look reasonable but are really comfy when lying down.( some sort of yoga pants?)
    -Have got a mobility scooter ( it's fab), but now am also wondering about length of coat....( I have er...'grown out' of my last one. What works for you?
     
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  17. slysaint

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    not if you're female...........thank god for tweezers
     
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  18. hellytheelephant

    hellytheelephant Senior Member

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    Growing a beard is taking the 'natural look' too far:p
     
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    I'm always looking for socks that will work with ankle boots. I want cotton ones that are shorter than knee socks, but are long enough for my boots. It's hard to find ones that aren't so tight they cause pain, yet don't slide down and make me yank at them all day.
     
  20. slysaint

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    charity shops...........plenty of choice and sizes, cheap(providing you pick the right ones), and if later you decide it's not for you....take it back and pick another.
     

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