I think I have a problem with self esteem. Objectively, I know that I am a physically attractive person. This has been confirmed by plenty of people throughout my life. I want more than anything to be told by my husband that I am beautiful in certain ways, but he can't or won't. I don't want to need something from him that he is unable to give. How can I either stop focusing on this, or learn how to validate myself without his input? [more inside]
I'm a 25-year-old female with thick, dark curly hair. Every now and then I see a single gray hair making its way through. I hadn't seen any for awhile, then tonight I noticed a silvery strand near my temple. Is this normal? [more inside]
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I hate being photographed and avoid mirrors because of emotional abuse in the past. How can I overcome this, and how can I make sure I don't give my kids messed up ideas? [more inside]
Recently I came to the realisation that I am a really plain, unattractive woman. There have been signs for a while, but I only recently put them all together and the realisation hit me - I"m ugly! How do I deal? I don't mean that I have poor self-esteem, but that I am objectively plain. Please don't tell me I need better self esteem - it's not about that! [more inside]
I want to start taking good care of my skin now, but I don't know where to start with all these serums and toners and moisturizers and creams...what are the basic products I need to establish a good routine? [more inside]
Attention all gracefully aging/aged people: what practical beauty/fashion/makeup/skincare/LIFE tips can you offer me, a 20 year old woman, who also wants to age beautifully (Inside and Out?) [more inside]
What should I look for in hot rollers/curlers? [more inside]
I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, medium-length hair.
My beloved stylist has left the city. I am looking for recommendations for a Portland, OR stylist who can cut my thick, coarse, wavy, shoulder-length hair. [more inside]
Ladies: have you ever been targeted/harassed/insulted by others, particularly women, for being too sexy or attractive? Have you witnessed such a thing? Naive as I feel for asking this... does that sort of thing actually happen in the real world and not just on TV? More inside, forgive me if I'm being horribly inarticulate... [more inside]
How do I stop from feeling like I am a fraud (because I have a lot of flaws) when people tell me I'm physically beautiful? This insecurity in my looks/my reaction to compliments is affecting my life in a lot of ways. I'd appreciate any and all advice on how to deal with this! [more inside]
Is woman's value really only physical? [more inside]
Super last minute plea for help: I am going out for a super fancy pants dinner tomorrow night with my partner. The problem is that it is going to be hot as hell and I'm a person who sweats a fair bit. Help me save my hair, makeup and keep the back of my dress from getting soaked with sweat. Please... I beg of you... For once I want to end the date as pretty and put together as I was when the date started. :( [more inside]
Does the podcast equivalent of bella sugar or the beauty section of xo jane exist? I'm looking for lighthearted, fun, podcasts about beauty, makeup, hair, nail polish, etc. Especially for ones with a focus on cheaper budget/diy/drugstore/natural& organic beauty things. I don't mind hearing about some expensive stuff, but if the entire pocast is just shilling really expensive brand name stuff I'm not interested.
I'm a 22-year-old lesbian. I have never made any effort to look hot, but suddenly I want to, and it's raising some serious identity issues for me. [more inside]
100% pure avocado oil [more inside]
Why is it so hard to find liquid baby powder? [more inside]
Honest question about ugly babies - isn't it obvious when they are ugly? [more inside]
My wife wants our daughter to have a makeover party for her 8th birthday. Manicures, pedicures, hair-styling and all that. Am I being overly-sensitive in thinking it's a bad idea? [more inside]
I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
“You’re gonna like the way you look… I guarantee it..." My long term partner thinks he's better looking than me, and admitted it. [more inside]
Seeking natural/mineral-ish smooth self-sharpening eyeliner pencil recommendations. [more inside]
How do I not let comments about my appearance affect me so much? [more inside]
Off Label Use: YNMD, but... should I use my non-proscribed rosacea medication on the rest of my non-afflicted face as a facial moisturizer, since it seems to work for that too, and am I seriously doing a no-no with the medicine by slapping cosmetics onto it? [more inside]
How do you care for your face? [more inside]
I need to find a youtube clip, or a part from a movie, that shows "an appreciation of beauty and excellence". Problem? I don't watch movies, and have a super slow internet connection so I can't spend hours trawling through youtube clips. Help me narrow the search.
Swimmingfilter: looking for tips to look good for and after my swimming lessons [more inside]
Is it normal for a woman to begin feeling invisible in her thirties? Please excuse the fact that this question might come off as totally narcissistic and a little crazy but it's been something that has been on my mind a lot lately and I was hoping to get some perspective on the situation. [more inside]
Are Crest White Strips worth trying out? [more inside]
When it comes to skin care products, are CVS/Walgreen's (or generic of your choice) brands the same as L'oreal, Olay, etc.? [more inside]
How and when did manicure rituals begin? I understand anyone might want to trim their nails, but I mean the rest of it.
i don't want to be tagged in ugly pictures of myself [more inside]
I have fine, long, wispy, ultra-ultra-straight hair and according to the hairdresser, lots of it. I would like to occasionally have some loose, simple curls or waves, for going out, weddings and other dressy events. [more inside]
Does laser hair removal at home work? There's this Groupon that miiiight be worth it, but I also don't want to waste 200 bucks. [more inside]
until now, i've been a roll-out-of-bed-into-the-shower, go-to-work-with-wet-hair, throw-it-into-a-tight-ponytail-by-midday type. i'm now trying hard to put juuust a little more effort into how i present myself to the world. any suggestions for working with my hair type? (details below) [more inside]
Please design a personal grooming schedule for me. [more inside]
I have a niece who is skinny and very cool-looking in a glam, rock 'n roll way (for example, she was the David Bowie in an all-girl David Bowie tribute band). She loves to wear clothing from Patricia Field. Now she's pregnant. What brands of maternity clothes would keep up the hotness aspect as she grows larger? Stores in New York City and/or websites would work best for me.
I can't really believe I'm asking this, but: what are some things I can do to look "sexier," in a heteronormative-woman kind of way? [more inside]
Need recommendations for a night cream that won't make my eyes itch. [more inside]
What are the most elegant experiments in all of science? [more inside]
Are there any skin care products that have actually been proven to be effective in the "battle against aging skin"? [more inside]
A friend remembers seeing an article on a UK news site about a doctor who used plastic masks to reshape facial bones in lieu of surgery, but despite much Googling I haven't been able to help find it. (She doesn't remember the name of the doctor or the technique.) Follow up questions: a) Is such a thing viable and b) available in the U.S.?
I do okay when it comes to doing my makeup and hair, but I pale in comparison to the girls at my university who are able to come to class fully dolled up. What am I missing? [more inside]
How much should I tip a hairdresser for a men's haircut in the US? $5? $10? 10%? 25%? How much money signals that you are thrilled with the cut, rather than just okay with it? Thoughts from people who have worked in barber shops and salons would be most appreciated.
What to say or how to respond to people who are obsessed with having light features? [more inside]
I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming. [more inside]
Do I really need more than hot water and Ivory soap to keep the skin on my face clean and healthy? Are any of the more expensive cosmetics brands really worth the extra money? [more inside]
Can you help name my sister's and my new beauty product review blog? [more inside]
This klutz needs tips, advice, and product recommendations for giving a home perm to an elderly woman. [more inside]
The oil cleansing method for skincare. Have you used it? How'd it work out (esp. for you acne-prone combination skin sorts)? How long did it take for your skin to adjust to the regimen? What's your routine?