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What Do You Do to Make Yourself Feel Pretty?


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#21 MrsStyles143xx

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

Sometimes I'll curl my hair, I have my nails painted all the time.... just ya know little things.


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#22 niallhoran

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 05:34 PM

Makeup and good hair days make me feel pretty! (Please don't take this the wrong way) I feel like I'm naturally pretty but the extra weight makes me less so. And the feeling pretty thing is definitely temporary. I'm only saying that now because I'm fasting and I feel great lol.


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#23 ThinGirl17

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:28 PM

I do my hair, do my makeup, paint my nails, try to wear cute clothes (at least try to look cute in them), take an occasional bubble bath, and occasionally put on some self tanner on days where it can look like I've been tanning X)

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:53 PM

I feel weird with any jewelry and haven't worn it in many years. BUT I love clothes. clothes make me feel good, especially soft fabrics. I like to do my eyes with make up if I feel like going fancy, and I must always paint my toes in the summer time to make my size 9 feet look a little cuter. I love taking tub soaks. Sometimes four a week. I cut my own hair, for past twenty years. I am a control freak ya know.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

Excercise, restrict etc. if I feel fat there's no way I can feel pretty. But when I'm feeling good:

Paint my nails
Work hard on a good hair do
Use my NARS make up
Wear earrings
Give myself a pedicure
Etc.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

I feel prettiest after a long bubble bath, exfoliating and putting lotion on my arms and legs. I just feel so clean! <3 Wearing makeup and pretty, stylish clothes also help make me feel better about myself. Especially news clothes. Damn I love new clothes.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:38 AM

This thread makes me understand why i don't feel pretty(i mean, i don't do annything for it..). wow,you girls are doing a lot of work there :D



#28 dyingtobe98lbs

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:40 AM

I used to be (and still lightweight am) OBSESSED with permanent boxed hair dye (various shades of burgundy and dark red) and makeup. Because my body was hideous as **** and fat I just kept on buying more hair dye and makeup (wasting hundreds of dollars... and of course damaging my hair from 10+ dyes and bleaching 3 times) because they gave me a momentary sense of control over my appearance and body, despite knowing that it's very artificial and that I truly did not have control over my body because I am always shoving McDonalds into my face and then debating whether or not to purge... -___-

Nowadays I still love hair dye and makeup (though not as obsessive as before about needing full face of makeup, as long as my skin looks perfect I feel ok). I shave everything (even arms b/c I hate arm hair) every time I shower, condition hair, exfoliate. Feels best after a workout :)

When I was heavier and with a significantly more massive waistline I had to wear only loose-fitting tops and clothes to conceal my fat and that made me feel disgusting but not as disgusting as when wearing fitted things, because I had NOWHERE to hide my fat lol. But now that I've lost 35 lbs from my HW and 22 lbs from exactly 2 months ago, I no longer feel comfortable wearing my old loose/larger-sized clothes because they make me feel huge. Now I'm only comfortable wearing fitted tops/shirts (preferably size S), though if I eat I feel like my stomach sticks out again and I get all self-conscious. After another 20 lbs gone, my waist shouldn't feel like a problem anymore... :)


19 years old / college student / asian-american (chinese) / 5' 7"
HW: 170 lbs (size L, size 8) in late 2011
LW: (not counting middle school) 125 lbs (size S, size 0/2) in early-mid 2010

GW: 110 lbs

UGW: 98 lbs

BEFORE weight loss plan #infinity, a.k.a. this one on 3/17/13: about 157.0 lbs, BMI 24.6, 61th percentile for age/height

5/10/13: 136.7 lbs, BMI 21.4, 42nd percentile for age/height (- 20.3 lbs)


#29 barbieblondelondon

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:05 PM

I feel ugly pretty much 99% of the time- especially around friends. I either wear no make up scrap my hair back and wear baggy clothes or I go all out lol.

Smile gorgeous. You can reach your goal.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

Maybe u need to buy yourself something new. Not cheap shit but something u really love. Like matching bra & panties for VS or sephora makeup. Or even try a new hair do. These things make me feel prettier

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 06:23 PM

I am currently changing almost everything about my appearance. Right now I get my teeth done - ceramic fillings first, braces later, then I'll have them bleached - when my face doesn't look that fat anymore, I'll get another haircut and maybe some lighter streaks.
Most of my old clothes are black, dark blue / green or gray and I now make an effort to only buy lighter colors after visiting a fashion consultant. I buy all this girly things I never thought I could wear, like small clip-in bows for your hair, dangly earrings etc.
Also, lots of nice body lotions and shower gels, nail polish and always mascara and lip gloss before leaving the house.

Makes me feel at least less ugly.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

I feel the prettiest when I have an even skin tone. That's te most important thing for me. The second most important thing is fake eyelashes. I have really short eyelashes and I feel prettier when they are longer, not like massively long so they're obviously fake, but maybe 8mm to 1cm long. If I have those to things I feel ok. other than that I need to be thinner to feel pretty. Then I have a nicer shaped face and I don't feel so bad about my short eyelashes. I tend to ignore my hair because I find it hard to manage, so as long as it's ok (rather than nice) I don't mind. Also I like to have well fittng underwear, especially bra, because ill fitting underwear makes me feel ugly and puts me in a really bad mood.


Start Weight: 11st. 2lbs (bmi 26)

Current Weight: 10st. 5lbs (bmi 24.1)

Goal Weight One: 10st. 9lbs (bmi 24.8)

Goal Weight Two: 10st. 4lbs (bmi 24)

Goal Weight Three: 9st. 12lbs (bmi 23) | Goal Weight Four: 9st. 7lbs (bmi 22.1) | Goal Weight Five: 9st. 2lbs (bmi 21.3)

Goal Weight Six: 8st. 9lbs (bmi 20.3) | Goal Weight Seven: 8st. 5lbs (bmi 19.5)

Ultimate Goal Weight: 8st. (bmi 18.6)

 

 


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

I do my nails and put some cute makeup on!!! Then I dont go out anywhere because I'm paranoid. So I feel pretty at home instead.


絶対って言われても、なかなか上手くいかんなぁ。

 

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#34 Dark Pale

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:39 PM

Self tanning always makes me feel better. Along with doing my hair and make up.
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