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Do Tell: What Beauty Extremes Have you Gone to?

We have all heard the term, you have to suffer to be beautiful... but some women really do go to great lengths all in the name of beauty. In order to keep up with monthly bikini waxes, eyebrow tweezing, cutting and/or dying your hair, it's hard to believe we have time for our day jobs! I think all women can admit they have fallen victim to becoming a beauty slave, so ladies, do tell, what extremes have you endured in order to look your best?


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candy-apple candy-apple 10 years
haha i feel you kerryg! i'm russian and used to be pretty bad but since living in canada i don't care that much anymore. and i don't think it's a bad thing! i hate the idea that you have to "work to attract/keep a man". my boyfriend says i look prettiest without makeup/high heels/etc.. so why bother? i'd never tell him to wax his chest or anything else for me, or to go to the gym five hours a day to get beckham's six-pack. i think we're way too focused on appearances today, anyway. and for the worst "beauty" thing i've ever done, i'm not sure if it qualifies but i went on a diet that turned into anorexia. i lost over 60lbs and was the most miserable i've ever been. so much for "nothing tastes as good as thin feels".. heh.
KerryG KerryG 10 years
Mine's similar to likethedirection's. When I was living in Russia, I tried to blend in a little more by wearing high heels often (Russian women will put on makeup and high heels for a five minute run to the market) and even though I got the most comfortable ones I could find, I started carrying around bandaids because I'd routinely have to walk three or more miles a day in them. The first time I walked more than five miles in heels, I had to switch back to flats for over a week, my blisters were so bad. I don't know how Russian women (and a lot of Americans I know, too) do it.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
waxing my legs, arms and armpits are as far as i've gone.
junebrug junebrug 10 years
I don't go to painful extremes very often, but in the past, I was determined to be a really cool, ashy platinum blonde. I was a triple process, yes triple, and my scalp was so sore and red by the end of the process, it hurt for a couple of days. I quit being so dumb when I realized at least 1/3 of my hair had broken off in the back from doing it and no one said anything! I have a great new hair girl now and she seriously pressures me about "natural", but now it's long and looks great. I appreciate her forcefulness. :)
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
My most extreme was getting laser hair removal done on my bikini zone. News flash, that shit is overpriced and doesn't work. I am now patchy, and still have to get waxed.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 10 years
congrats martini_queenie! You put work into your self and it really paid off! Talk about dedication! Got any tips for the detox diet? I'm going on vacation soon with my bf to FL and i wanna look my best! I'm weary of the detox diet thing cuz I never see any "real" stories about it...just websites trying to make you buy their diet plan. If you got any tips, can you send em my way! (private message or something?) =)
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
PinkUnicorn~ I have never heard of a Sphinx Wax. Interesting...I might have to look into it.
likethedirection likethedirection 10 years
I bought these super cute shoes and decided to wear them (for the first time) to watch a golf tournament. After speed-walking from hole to hole to see the golfers, I had three, very painful blisters on each foot. I suffered through it the rest of the day though because they matched my outfit perfectly. Next time I'll bring some band-aids or something.
JustMe21 JustMe21 10 years
Um, nothing really extreme. I change my hair color here and there but it's never too drastic. I pay for the more expensive hair cuts b/c I just dont' trust the cheapy places. Too many bad haircuts from them as a child.
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 10 years
Sphinx wax (like a brazlian but even more gone) every five weeks! It's painful and expensive, but I'm addicted.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
don't you hate when a guy says, "why do you wear make-up? you don't need to wear make-up?" uhm...b/c I like wearing it. I don't complain about putting on my make-up in the morning. I like the way it helps accentuate my eyes, my best feature. And if I didn't wear make-up, he might not have noticed me in favor of other made-up girls. Geesh, guys are confusing.
fab4 fab4 10 years
Good!! He osunds like he appreciated your, if all guys were like that :-?
JBlondie JBlondie 10 years
The most extreme thing I have done for beauty was getting breast implants but not only was it the most extreme was the best choice I have ever made!!!! :) :)
martini-queenie martini-queenie 10 years
Haha Fab 4, neither have I prior to this. But the extenuating circumstances are a) this is someone who I’ve had a crush on for a very long time and due to a series of outside issues we haven’t been able to go out and b) he absolutely put just as much effort into the planning of the date which was totally perfect. And yes, there will be a second date (and hopefully more)!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Thanks for putting me off Brazilian waxes, ccsugar! :D
fab4 fab4 10 years
ok, martini queenie...I have never gone through that much trouble for a guy. Did you get a second date out of it??
martini-queenie martini-queenie 10 years
Okay, this weekend I had a really important first date, so in the days preceding I did a three day detox diet, fake tanned, gave myself a facial, got a mani/ pedi, bought a new outfit, and went to bed at 6:30 p.m. the night before! (That said, it was totally worth it!)
fab4 fab4 10 years
I spend more on hair and clothes than anything! I can do all the waxing, tweezing and nail upkeep myself.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Ugh, just yesterday I got my first Brazilian bikini wax... Not fun!!! I think that's by far the most pain I've endured, more so than breaking my arm when I was a kid and more than my belly and ear piercings combined!!! But I look good, teehee ;)
MotoLinz MotoLinz 10 years
I have to listen to my boyfriend's whining while I get ready. Does that count? :)
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