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Suffering for beauty...

OK, fess up: What are the things that you do for beauty that you just really hate doing?

 

Whether they're just plain annoying or actually painful- what are the things you wish you didn't have to do?

 

I'll start- I'm currently suffering in the "just did my hair" routine.  I'm someone who needs a shower every day to feel human- but when I do my hair, I just wash up for a day or two to try to buy a bit more time out of every time I go red. By day 2-3, I'll wet the hair so that I can blow it out.  But this morning, my hair still feels clean but is driving me nuts!

 

I also hate the daily shaving routine in the summer.

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So So many!  Straightening my hair, waxing and tweezing eyebrows are definitely the top of the list.  Actually any and all hair removal processes are fairly painfuul. GAH! I especially hate my eyebrows and upper lip though. 

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Plucking my eyebrows and straightening my hair is so annoying. I'm so lazy, I really hair straightening my hair but it always ends up looking better.

 

Working out often hurts but I push myself to do it anyways because I like the end results. Plucking eyebrows can hurt too. Waxing is never fun and it definitely doesn't tickle! But lucky for me I have a decent pain threshold so I don't mind it all that much.

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Working out is another one that I hate doing...I took a week long break but I'm back in the running shoes once again. I think my main problem is just finding interesting ways to stay fit. I find gyms to be boring so I'm always looking at classes as fun alternatives like yoga, dance classes, etc. I really wanna try an aerial arts class or even aerial yoga!

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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I'm dying to find a yoga class! I've been doing some youtube videos but it's just not the same. Also I actually really enjoy and miss the gym! It's hard to find motivation to go alone though.

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Haha I'm the complete opposite whenever I go to the gym I'm turn into a complete mute. That and it's just kinda difficult to find someone that wants to go during the same time frame as me. Most people finish too soon or want to stay for wayyy longer than my average hour/hour and a half.

Whimsically yours,
Janine

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I prefer working out alone. I want to go at my own pace & push myself when my body needs it. I can't be bothered having conversations, slowing down, or stepping up due to someone else. 

I've built a library of workout DVD's at home ranging from 20 min full body workouts to 2 hour yoga sessions. Also the Nike Training app is AWESOME for on-the go. Even my boyfriend uses them when training for soccer and he hates all of my workouts. 

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One thing that really gets under my skin is reapplying sunscreen anywhere, but especially on the face.

 

I am definitely in the habit of wearing products with sunscreen on my face everyday.  Now that summer has rolled around, I am finding the need to wear sunscreen everywhere.  Even the supposed lightweight, dry-to-the-touch formulas feel nasty on my skin.  And then to reapply it, to remember to reapply it, is the worst.  But, I know that it is important to have on, not only to block the harmful rays from burning my skin, but to prevent the dreaded wrinkles!

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YES! I hate reapplying! What helps for me is keeping the PTR sunscreen brush on me at all times (one's in my purse & I keep another in my car). It's quick & easy, doesn't disrupt makeup & doesn't leave a film behind. 

I've tried them all & like the blue one the best

http://www.sephora.com/oily-problem-skin-instant-mineral-powder-spf-30-P235909?skuId=1165844

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I have wanted to try the powder/brush sunscreens for a while. I will definitely check it out.  Thanks dannyc!

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Yes, try it!!!! It's great!!!!

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Nails, Nail polish,

 

idk if i'm the only one, but even with fast dry top coats i hate painting my nails! i always seem to mess them up and touch something or bump it into something its so annoying.

 

also waxing my eyebrows, there too thick and they grow too fast for me to pluck them everyday or so so i have to wax them once a week.

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I agree with nail polish. I find it annoying, it takes time and it's so easy to ruin. Usually I only end up doing my nails in the summer, because I'm already doing my toes (I can't stand not having toenails painted if I'm wearing open-toe shoes)

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I can't believe I forgot this!

 

lip scrubs are the WORST. Ultimately I need them but they hurt.

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I posted that on my ipad, so I couldn't get into detail.  My lips get so sensitive when I use a scrub- but I need them to get rid of the flakes. They literally hurt!

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apply a lot of vaseline on ur lips before bed and hopefully some is still on ur lips the next morning take a semi-hot wash cloth and wipe back and forth to exfoliate..it works for me..

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Eyeliner, I always take 15 minutes doing it just to make sure the line is straight and even on both eyelids.  Ugh!

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Eyebrows -- I used to pluck them like I should and keep them groomed.  Now I wax them monthly-or-so and use a trimmer if they really get hideous in between.  

Shaving my legs --I don't really mind doing it, but my husband says I can't do it in the jacuzzi and the only other options are the shower (awkward positions) or the bathroom sink (my kids come in EVERY TIME), so I shave before church every Sunday and before we swim, but all other days just depend if it seems convent or not In the shower.

Showers -- I love showers, just don't love brushing my hair, washing my hair, conditioning my hair, rinsing my hair, towel drying my hair, combing my hair, spraying my hair, drying my hair, styling my hair..... So shower everyday, but I would have to be extremely uncomfortably dirty to take a second shower.

Bikini wax -- let's just be honest, it hurts like heck.  Why do we come up with such torture and call it beauty!!!!!

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This isn't technically a necessity or beautiful BUT I think it's annoying how women (especially during the summer) have to suffer the pain and annoyance of bikini/brazilian waxes. Of course it is a choice but not if you want to be left alone or not stared at!!

A friend of mine lamented the other day that growing up she never thougth there was anything wrong with how that part of her looked as it was intended to UNTIL it was pointed out to her that something was "wrong".

 

In line with the thread I hate eyebrow waxing/threading and pedicures. I'm sorry I just do NOT find pedicures relaxing. My nails grow very deeply into the sides of my toes and pedicurists often go a little too crazy trying to get into all the nooks and crannies and I find it unpleasant. Also my third and fourth toes are very sensitive for some reason. Smiley Sad

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Seriously! I hate that about shaving your bikini line. There's nothing wrong with having hair, but it never fails. Someone always has to open their mouth about it. The way I see it, if your face isn't going to be down there, it really shouldn't be your concern!

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omg.... LOL Smiley Happy

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I have curly hair, which equals BEAUTY PAIN IN THE NECK!!! Haha, it's a pain. I have to use styling products & condition every morning and let it air dry!! 

Also, I'm italian, so shaving is an every day thing!

And eyebrows/heels/inability to tan!! 

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Plucking my eyebrows/waxing. I wish the fluffy caterpillar look was in <3

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I feel maybe a little bit blessed (I'm sorry) after reading all the posts. My body hair mostly comes in as peach fuzz blonde. If the area has coarse hair it will be red, but that's pretty much limited to obvious places like my armpits. That being said, I hate plucking my eyebrows. Nail polish can have it's annoying days as well. My hair is also straight when long, but when I cut it, It just gets lots of body. I can style my hair and it'll hold shape for three days. So I've never had to encounter the irritating styling. The only thing that was annoying was when I had it long is it was a pain to detangle and I went through product like crazy. I hate lipstick, i always feel, no matter what the color, that it looks a little strange on me. It doesn't want to stay on, it dries my lips, and I have to reapply.  

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Doing my hair. I have thick, curly hair that takes forever for me to wash and then I always blow dry/straighten since I hate my natural hair. I only wash twice a week, but it's still such a process and the nights I do it have to be set aside just for my hair so I can let it air dry most of the way. The biggest pain ever.

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I hate getting my hair done (hair color)! Its such a longgggg process and I just don't like wasting my day. I wish it could be done in 1 hour so I could just be done with itSmiley Happy

<3 Melissa
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