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larafan25
12-06-11, 15:23
I just figured this could bring up some interesting discussion, obviously inspired by the Men's thread. :)

How do you feel about it? What is too far?

Legend 4ever
12-06-11, 15:27
Although I think it's quite controversial to say we take care of our appearance for ourselves alone, I still would say that if the primary objective is satisfying someone else, it's already too much.

I'll elaborate -- "My boyfriend will leave me unless I lose those 10lbs", "My boyfriend likes big breasts, so I'll enhance my 34As into 34DDs" etc. Things that force you to change who you are because of someone else and not you.

larafan25
12-06-11, 15:29
^I agree with that.

Linoshi Croft
12-06-11, 15:29
Cheap extension , orange spray tan, plastered in make up. . need I go on? That's when it's too much for me. I like a women who is natural but takes care of there appearance and doesn't try to cover up who they really are in garbage.

http://img.listal.com/image/330884/600full-snog-marry-avoid%3F-artwork.jpg

BIG NO NO !

Spong
12-06-11, 15:30
Take care of the basics, like men should do as well. Washing and general cleanliness is all that's needed.
Hate women caked in make-up, it's looks disgusting. Half a ton of foundation plastered on with a trowel, lipstick and eye-liner that makes them look like a crack whore, tanning that makes them look like they're suffering from an iron deficiency, all that crap.

Beauty is natural, you can't paint it on :ohn:

TippingWater
12-06-11, 15:31
Women taking care of their appearence - Your thoughts? I don't care , just don't sit your sorry smelly ass or stinky armpits next to me .

Lara Croft!
12-06-11, 15:31
The concept of appearance has of course double standards. It was easy for me to make the list on what is ok and what is not for a guy. For a girl, it's hard to think.
I'd say too much makeup and plastic surgery for no big reason. If you have a natural deformity, then it's ok in my book, but if you are wearing a B cup and you make it D, then for me, it's taking it too far. Lastly solarium and self tan lotions when they make women look like they are from another planet.

scremanie
12-06-11, 15:37
I don't really care for plastics.

Plain Jane is fine with me, as long as she has personality. I'd rather talk to a brick wall than to a lifeless airhead.. oh wait, it's the same thing.

Rai
12-06-11, 15:41
The girl in Linoshi's post looks like a clown. She should go on a Pod make under/over. The people on that show nearly always look tons better afterwards.

Women, like men, should stick to the basics of hygiene at least. Makeup is fine, but I pefer a more natural look. Too much caked on makeup just looks false. People should feel comfortable enough to be themselves.

NRO.
12-06-11, 15:42
Well to say the least, when I slap a bitch I don't want foundation all over my hands.

This also reminds me of a convo in TRF-Chat xD

trfanX34
12-06-11, 15:42
Cheap extension , orange spray tan, plastered in make up. . need I go on? That's when it's too much for me. I like a women who is natural but takes care of there appearance and doesn't try to cover up who they really are in garbage.

http://img.listal.com/image/330884/600full-snog-marry-avoid%3F-artwork.jpg

BIG NO NO !

You forgot to add Nutella as makeup.

Legend 4ever
12-06-11, 15:44
I think there's this huge elephant in the room when it comes to plastic surgery in the society still. A lot of people still believe plastic surgery is reserved for someone who wants to be a Beverly Hills science project, Malibu Barbie, pornstar, Playboy bunny etc. when it's clear that it isn't like that. When people get plastic surgery they don't instantly turn dumb and it doesn't mean they care only about what they look like.

There's so much prejudice about people who get plastic surgery and it's quite shocking to me to be honest. So many people get plastic surgery these days that I'm sure everyone has at least one friend who has gotten something done. Are they all stupid, blonde bimbos who only like to party, have sex and can't lead a "normal" conversation? I don't think so.

BrandonFlowers
12-06-11, 15:45
Well, as long as they keep themselves clean I don't mind, I don't like fakeness (tan, fake boobs, eyelashes)
Shaved armpits and legs too, I don't want a girlfriend who is hairier than me :o

larafan25
12-06-11, 15:49
Can't heels be considered fake height? Lip-stick be fake colour?

BrandonFlowers
12-06-11, 15:52
Can't heels be considered fake height? Lip-stick be fake colour?

Depends on your opinions, I love women in heels, makes them look sexy, although a woman in flats is hot too :D

larafan25
12-06-11, 15:56
Depends on your opinions, I love women in heels, makes them look sexy, although a woman in flats is hot too :D

Don't fake boobs, eyelashes, and tans make women look sexy?

BrandonFlowers
12-06-11, 15:59
Don't fake boobs, eyelashes, and tans make women look sexy?

Not to me.

larafan25
12-06-11, 16:03
Not to me.

Ok.:)

ryan91
12-06-11, 16:08
make up = yes
rhinoplasty = yes (if necessary :D)
breast job = yes
ultra high heels = yes
sassiness= yes
provocative clothing = yes
ultra short hair = just no
tomboy attitude= hell no

Marianna12
12-06-11, 16:16
Well as mostly everyone has pointed out, I dislike women with fake tan (or anyone who looks like they rolled on doritos), too much makeup (natural makeup is the best imo) and plastic surgery if it's not necessary. In general, natural beauty > fakeness. :p

Encore
12-06-11, 16:24
The issue in this thread should not be whether it's alright for women to take care of their appearance. Everyone will say it is, because it's a given in our society and always has been: women have to constantly keep themselves beautiful, no matter what the cost is (even to their own health).

The issue is when women are not obsessed about it, ie, they don't use makeup, or high heels, or push up bras, or shave every hair on every inch of their bodies. Those women are usually pretty looked down upon.

Liara
12-06-11, 17:29
tomboy attitude= hell no
What's wrong with being a tomboy? I'd rather see the streets full of tomboys rather than those girly girls who want to look like the Kardashians or whatnot.

The issue is when women are not obsessed about it, ie, they don't use makeup, or high heels, or push up bras, or shave every hair on every inch of their bodies. Those women are usually pretty looked down upon.
Gotta love how society works, eh?

NRO.
12-06-11, 17:37
What's wrong with being a tomboy? I'd rather see the streets full of tomboys rather than those girly girls who want to look like the Kardashians or whatnot.


+ 1

I know Gabi hates 1+'s posts so here's a post with more than that.

larafan25
12-06-11, 17:40
+ 1

I know Gabi hates 1+'s posts so here's a post with more than that.

Your avatar is the perfect Tomboy.

Doby
12-06-11, 17:56
I shave, shower, blah blah blah yeah I take care of my appearance but mostly to make me happy. I have naturally long, poofy, thick, curly hair. To give you guys an image my hair looks like Slash from Gun's N Roses :vlol: When people tell me to straighten it I say, "No". When they say, "Oh it would look better straight!" I say, "No. It damages my hair. Why make my hair look "better" by damaging it? I am happy with my hair". And it's true! My hair can not take straightening! Once when I was 14 I became obsessed with straight hair that I kept straightening it! By the end of the year I had like 4-5 inch split ends!!! "Snip snip" yeah that pretty much sums up the end of my freshman year of high school hahaha My hair is long again so I'm happy hahaha

The issue in this thread should not be whether it's alright for women to take care of their appearance. Everyone will say it is, because it's a given in our society and always has been: women have to constantly keep themselves beautiful, no matter what the cost is (even to their own health).

The issue is when women are not obsessed about it, ie, they don't use makeup, or high heels, or push up bras, or shave every hair on every inch of their bodies. Those women are usually pretty looked down upon.

I don't wear makeup, high heels, push up bras, and miss some parts of hair on my legs and I still have people calling me pretty.

Chocola teapot
12-06-11, 17:58
I love ellaborate makeup but there is a line that is easily crossed.

The amount of girls that I have seen whom 10 people could use their face to do their own makeup off of for the next week is tragic.

Love2Raid
12-06-11, 18:22
Well, hygiene-related stuff like showering, washing hair, shaving etc aside, I think it's good to look 'put together'. At least comb your hair, a bit of styling product if necessary, shape your eyebrows (not freakishly thin, just so that they don't look bushy), neat (finger)nails (no biting or nailpolish that is all messed up, blah, I don't wear any most of the time so I don't have to deal with that XD), and a bit of perfume. Of course everybody can do what they want, but I would make sure that those things are at least done. I just feel better that way.

About make-up, I don't like it very much but if you use it in a sensible way, ie you know what you are doing, it can look very good. You can use it to enhance your best features and take the attention away from your not so good features... I don't like it when it's all caked-on. Moderate use is the best. Extravagant make-up can be really cool, but not for every day.

I saw a lady once who was wearing a tank top, and you could clearly see armpit hair. Not the 'oops I forgot to shave' type, no the 'it has clearly been growing for months' type. Yikes. :eek:

TRULuverzz
12-06-11, 18:30
in my opinion, fake spray tan, tattoo eyebrows, hair extensions, too much makeup (including lip gloss and foundation) just takes it way too far. I don't wanna be seen walking with a carrot...
I prefer a woman who looks like this:
http://www.topnews.in/light/files/Sophie-Ellis-Bextor.jpg
natural skin colour, moderate amount of makeup, red lips are really catchy in my opinion but other colours are okay. :tmb:
and if someone wants to get a tan, go out in the sun and use SPF sunscreen, just no spray tanning or sunbeds, just makes them look too orange..

BrandonFlowers
12-06-11, 18:33
Sophie :hug:

Someone else who I think looks beatiful and natural:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IcRaMNXMNUU/TXj7Ilwo1fI/AAAAAAAABm0/WZa6ryxvMoU/s1600/alanis-morissette.jpg

jackles
12-06-11, 18:34
Hmmm must have read my mind I was wondering how long it would take someone to make a counter thread.




I like to be more madeup at the weekends...mainly because I wear none at all at work! Have my hair put up and moisturise and that is me done. So at the weekends I like to have a little more fun with how I look.

I usually follow the eyes or lips rule. (either you put the attention on one or the other..not both)

I tend do it for 'me' if that makes sense. Like sticking a disguise on...it means that I feel different from the day to day plain jackles!

larafan25
12-06-11, 18:35
I love ellaborate makeup but there is a line that is easily crossed.

The amount of girls that I have seen whom 10 people could use their face to do their own makeup off of for the next week is tragic.

If you like elaborate makeup or any makeup which could still be deemed hiding yourself or altering your appearance, then is it really okay to judge another person simply for having more of it? :/

Maybe judge isn't the right word, perhaps just preference...

Joely-Moley
12-06-11, 18:46
My thoughts are whatever they feel comfortable doing, then it's fine by me. Hygiene is a given, but anything else doesn't bother me.

xXhayleyroxXx
12-06-11, 18:50
The girl in Linoshi's post looks like a clown. She should go on a Pod make under/over. The people on that show nearly always look tons better afterwards.

Women, like men, should stick to the basics of hygiene at least. Makeup is fine, but I pefer a more natural look. Too much caked on makeup just looks false. People should feel comfortable enough to be themselves.

I love that show!

I think girls should be allowed to enhance their beauty through makeup, but not too much, and fake tan is gross >.< Personal hygiene is a must though. Like geez D:

ReaBtk
12-06-11, 18:54
Everything in the limits of good taste,and moderation :)