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u/0vinq0 · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I actually love giving manicures to friends and family. My mom once brought me to her patient's house to paint the nails of 3 little girls. Cutest thing ever!

As for tips, some of it is really product quality/chemistry. I recommend two specific products: Orly Bonder as a base coat and Seche Vite as a topcoat.

The base coat prevents your nails from staining, and this one is rubberized (it feels sticky if you touch it), so polish adheres really well. This top coat dries your nails in about 60 seconds. I am an idiot and always have to pee right after I finish my nails. I can actually do that with SV. This combo has been able to make almost every nail polish I use last as long as I want it to last (for me, up to 7 days, but usually closer to 4).

To prevent chipping, it's important to use as few thin layers as possible. Thicker polish chips easier. The best polishes are ones that are heavily pigmented, but thin. I could probably suggest several based on your favorite colors. But my favorite brand is probably China Glaze. Oh! Also to prevent chipping and peeling, don't flood the cuticles. I leave a small amount of space as a border on my nail. You can see it pretty well here, especially on the thumb. I do this either by being sparing with my application or taking a paintbrush dipped in acetone and cleaning up the edges when I'm finished. It thins out the sides, making the polish less able to peel up from the edges.

u/NachoCupcake · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

It can be or it can't be. I started a couple of years ago (maybe 3?) and when I did, I spent about $120 for everything. Since then, I've spent a total of about $50. That includes blades and soap.

Really, to get started all you need is a razor and blades, then you can buy the soaps or creams piecemeal as you go. A lot of manufacturers will give you free (or cheap) samples of their products, so you can try before you buy.

My recommendations for starting out are:

You can get a cheaper razor, but I recommend a longer handle. You can also find nice older ones at antique shops for really cheap if you're willing to clean them up before using them. I'm not that patient, but maybe you are. The blades are a variety pack, so you can get an idea of what you like because they're all a little bit different. The last time I replaced my blades I bought these because they're really cheap (less than 10¢ per blade) and I like them a lot.

Eventually you might want to get a brush and some fancy soap, but I've seen brushes at Walmart for $5 or less.

There's a lot of fancy lingo that goes into wet shaving, but it's really not a whole lot different than using disposables. The only real differences are that you have to take better care of your skin (shucks), you don't have to press as hard with the razor, and you control the angle of the blade (a blessing and a curse.)

If you have any questions, please ask! There's also always the sidebars at /r/ladyshavers and /r/wicked_edge!

u/hibryd · 38 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Even more Amazon reviews for the retractible version

> I accidentally grabbed one of these pens (the lovely purple one) out of my wife's purse and instantly got my period. Now I'm feeling bloated and weepy.

> For those who haven't actually tried this pen, it is easy to make fun of. I LOVE this pen. When I click on it, it sometimes releases an eraser-sized nub of chocolate. At other times, a Fabio-like voice in dulcet tones says "Math eez hard. But you can do it" or "Take a break. Ez time too watch Dr. Phil!". It really just gives me the extra motivation to go on with my day. Also, it has amazing built-in smart technology! When I see my patients using this pen, the pen automatically detects the awkward situation because it knows to say "Do not worry, the real doctor will be in soon." Thankfully, the pen then signals to my male colleague, who will arrive with his "For Him - Bic Magnum" pen, designed to write OVER "For her" scribbles. Lives saved. Thanks, Bic!!!

u/TheNonCompliant · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

So I looked more into it, because I have no life and it amuses me to type it all out. Already knew the whole “women must shave this or that body part for reasons” industry was started in sexism, fashion, and imitating celebrities, but my annoyance mainly comes from the actual shaving or hair removal products themselves. These are equally advanced or held back by sexism, and the more recent history is both fascinating and frustrating to look back on. The basic history is this:

In 1770-ish, Jean-Jacques Perret wrote a guide on shaving and seemingly invented the Perret razor of a blade fixed to a handle, i.e. the straight edge, which looked like a small machete for your face.

In 1847, William S. Henson produced a razor with blades set at right angles to the handle, and in 1880 the term “safety razor” was patented by some dude or other.

In 1898, John F. O’Rourke invented the electric razor.

In 1901/1904, American inventor King Camp Gillette (no royal affiliation) and William Nickerson patented a new design of safety razor as well as disposable blades.

In 1939(?), Professor Alexandre Horowitz invented the Philishave rotary electric razor (for the Phillips company).

In 1940, it seems Remington made the first women’s electric razor, Lady Schick, the design of which hasn’t changed too much since as far as some budget electric razors go.

In 1966, Phillips added the 3rd rotary head to their razors, making the style we tend to see today in men’s rotary razors.

More modern, “nicer” women’s razors still tend to look like this style, a design men had in the early 90’s, if not earlier. Meanwhile, I’ve seen exactly one long-handled (non-octopi-shaped) women’s rotary razor and attempting to find who makes it, for the purpose of this mini history lesson, is annoying as hell because it only popped up in one random Pinterest image and that turned out not to lead to the product.

Now the popular thing is the octopi-shaped design by Finishing Touch and their competitors. Tried to find when exactly that style got invented/patented, but it’s proving too difficult. Though I’m pretty sure I started seeing them advertised towards women around…. 2010 maybe? Amusingly, it’s the same design as the electric shavers advertised for men’s bald heads, so guess which probably came first. All in all, the Finishing Touch design is about 44 years after Phillips added the 3rd rotary head and 95 years after Gillette started “The First Great Anti-Underarm Hair Campaign”.

I’m just saying, for the TL;DR that if men want women to shave everywhere, why is the industry so slow to further implement (edit: and market) better designs for women?

u/HubbleSaurusRex · 21 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

There's a great book that addresses this. It's called Attached: The new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find and keep love. It strongly urges people to date others who have a similar level of desire for and comfort with closeness, and goes into the biological drivers for why closeness feels so life-and-death important. Failing that, it gives practical tips for how to make your relationship less anxiety-provoking if your partner is avoiding closeness. Per the book, if your partner is prone to avoiding closeness, that tendency isn't likely to change. The communication tips these trolls are sharing here are gold. I'm trying my hand for the first time at a relationship with someone who also enjoys a lot of closeness and it is the bees knees. Near zero relationship anxiety for 4 months.

u/missprecocious · 23 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Talk to him face to face about how you feel. Be specific about when you feel angry or hurt. If he doesn't take you seriously, move on to someone who respects the kind of relationship cues you need to thrive. You should feel secure and safe in your relationship, not angry and abandoned. He may not need as much reassurance or attention, and doesn't understand where you are coming from. Talk about it! Share your needs with him.

I also recommend the book "Attached." It's a quick read and very enlightening.

u/Barefooted23 · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Remember to be gentle to yourself. Grad school is stressful even when the rest of your life is good, so don't feel guilty about taking time to breathe and rest. You need to take care of yourself before you can help others - you can't pour from an empty cup, and even the oxygen masks on planes go onto yourself first.

It will be hard but you can do this!

If the mental health issue is more than just situational, look up Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. It was an eye-opening resource for me. Also, vitamin D!

u/glaarghenstein · 17 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

YES! Just remember the good times were tricks to keep you around for the bad times! Definitely recommend reading Why Does He Do That? It's very illuminating and really helpful!

u/misskinky · 9 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I listened to it as an audiobook first which I actually liked a lot, since my library had the audiobook for free on the phone app. Then I bought it so I could take notes, look at the charts, and take the quizzes in the book. $9 for my used Amazon copy, $13 new

It's not only about the "avoidant" people, also has good segments on people who are more "anxious" about relationships, overthinking things, caught up in small details, wanting constant communication, etc.

u/allpurpleeverything · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

HAHAHA possibly another bachelorette frog move - I don't wash them until they're about ready to crawl off to the washing machine on their own. About a week or longer because I wear them ONLY when I'm out of the house. Like at work. I go grocery shopping braless. And I wash them in this:

u/boosh_fox · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I love Hyperbole and a Half. She's writing a book. It is amazing what Allie Brosh can convey using MS Paint.

u/Jaded666 · 21 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

If you don't break up with him after this, at least turn your relationship into a social experiment and start recording his red flags. In future, you will have a long list of red flags that you can easily identify to recognize men who don't respect women. Be prepared for him to eventually try to control your life. ALWAYS have an exit strategy. And please no not move in with him.

I also suggest you please read this book. It was eye opening for me, and I would imagine you could learn a lot from it as well.

u/raptoresque · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Maybe try [anti-chafing powder gel]( Complete Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel, 1.5 OZ (pack of 3) I was a cross country runner in high school/college, and lots of girls used this stuff and/or anti-blister sticks to avoid chafing and irritation, and it's like a dry lube! Bonus, if you try the one I linked, it's just dimethicone, which is a main ingredient in primers, and I know some girls in college would use it for their thighs AND under their makeup as a primer, so, even if it doesn't work for the irritation, it could still be useful, so long as it doesn't irritate your skin.

u/rainbowdarling · 6 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Bulk pack of Wondfo tests from Amazon. :D No curious looks from other shoppers or the cashier!

But maybe you will have my luck: bought a big pack (25 or 50, can't remember which)... got positive result the day they arrived.

u/AskMrScience · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Make-up primer will do a lot to help the "my face is melting off" phenomenon. The best primers are dimethicone based. However, they are expensive.

Conveniently, the much cheaper Monistat anti-chaffing gel is also dimethicone. Buy a tube of it for $8 and spend the rest of your summer looking faaaaaaaabulous.

u/Simone_de_Booboir · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This book is fantastic! Also Come As You Are if she's interested in really digging in about sexuality.

u/OPG · 19 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Astor Bidet Fresh Water Spray Non-Electric Mechanical Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment CB-1000 is only $27. I am sorry this happened to you though, it sounds wretched. Also 'clitty litter' is hilarious!

u/Bellyfluous · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Cheap bidet attachments can be added to toilets very easily and with a minimum of skill and tools.

Here's one such bidet:

(that should be a non-referral link, I get nothing if you click it and decide to buy)

The main downside to the cheap bidet attachments is that they only shoot cold water up in your nether regions.

But they are a godsend if you have messy poops that normally require 50 wipes.

Also, close the lid when you flush, people! By doing so, you're reducing the spray of contaminated poop particles onto exposed things like your toothbrush, washcloth or glasses.

u/zottz · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Yep. This is excellent advice. I've even been told that the dollar store variety are some of the most reliable around. (Although my quick search of google didn't yield any articles to back that claim, but I'm kind of lazy)

You can order a whole case of them from their website if you don't feel like going to the store.

I've also found that the same tests are 88 cents at WalMart. So you can save 22 cents on your pee tests.

OR for real bargain hunters, you can order a box of just the test strips from Amazon for the low, low price of 22 cents a test.

u/I_will_just_say_it · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

In case it's more than just the blues, I found that this book was far more helful than any meds that I ever tried. Good luck banishing the beast.

u/CouldBeRaining · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Ooh I can help here!! You can buy huge packs of test strips online for mega cheap. I bought this pack ($19 for 50) and they're going to expire before I could even come close to using them all!

u/slowfa11 · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh yes, ma'am! It is a gift from the gods. This one is my favorite. I also like the Sally Hansen one, but as I got towards the bottom of the bottle it started to get slightly goopy.

u/Erosthete · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

He's calling it a "mode" because it makes it sound like he's not in control of it. HE IS. He's making his mental comfort more important than your emotions. It's not okay.

u/littlebabyburrito · 19 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Cue the "for her" items too, like Bic For Her pens. Major props to the trolls who wrote those hilarious reviews at the bottom

u/kmnil · 37 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Thank you for this. I think I need to figure out a way to have a situation somewhat like this.

Right now, he's so frustrated in general about it, he's like, "LET'S BONE! WHY DON'T YOU WANT TO!!??" And when I tell him I don't know, he gets mad, doesn't believe me, makes crazy assumptions like I'm cheating.

All of that definitely doesn't help me get in the mood. And right now, I'm not able to just say, "SEX, let's do it." I don't like it. I know he's upset. But to have sex when I don't feel it, it just doesn't seem right.

EDIT: Since this is a higher comment, I'll put this here. Thanks everyone for the advice and wonderful words.

I ordered Come as You Are and Mating in Captivity. I'm going to give them a read and not-so-subtly leave the books out so he can see I'm doing something for the cause.

u/Tamoka · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Have an IUD. I use these every so often just for the reassurance. Worth every penny.

u/LoudMusic · 0 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh it's not that they're pink. It's that they're advertised as being pink for women and that it will make you pretty while you sleep.

They're ear plugs. It's like the damn Bic pens for women.

u/James_Bondage_007 · 5 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

These work great. Any that say 'test strip'. They are easy to use.

u/OhMyShibe · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You need this. Total game changer. I even got my dad to use it since it has such a nice non-greasy finish.

u/anthrogeek · 3 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

The Hyperbole and a Half book deals with the author's issues with depression and it makes me laugh so damn hard. Even when I couldn't laugh about other things it did the job, still my goto 'I need a laugh book' even now.

u/littlewonder · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

For all the ladies in here worried about late periods, get some Wonfo tests for super cheap and pee to your heart's (and your bank account's) content.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

If you're paranoid about that still on BC, you can buy pregnancy tests in bulk on Amazon - 50 for less than $10 (not an affiliate link, FYI). It's still cheaper than the pill, and lasts a long time - let's say you get paranoid twice a month, this'll last you two years.

I have an IUD and have had it for three months. I love it so far. My periods are much lighter, though I am still getting a little random spotting (Supposed to for the first 6 months). I have gained some weight I attribute to it, but that's the only negative side effect, and neither I nor the BF seem to mind the weight that much. I was nearly underweight before getting it anyways.

Sorry, rambling. TL;DR: IUDs are awesome.

u/JorjMcKie · 15 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

A whopping $25 investment. It will pay for itself in saved toilet paper in under a year, people.

u/pound657 · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I would take my happy ass to the house.
Sit down at my desk, take out my stationery, my lovely pen and write that angry letter!


u/avelaera · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I highly recommend "Why Does He Do That?" by Lundy Bancroft. It is excellent for anyone currently in or just out of an abusive relationship.

u/iamtryingtobegood · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Get these. Seriously, they are like 30 cents per strip and are what they use in hospitals.

u/mustard_mustache · 95 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Yup. They're a real thing. You should check out the Amazon reviews for them. They're hilarious.

u/alimaemia · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I found the book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy helpful when I was depressed. Though by the time I was reading it I was self motivated to get out of my pit - which can be a very hard point to get to. I also suffer mostly from negative thought patterns so cognitive behavioural therapy worked well for me, your SO might be different.

Do you have a support system outside of him? Depression does not only affect those who have it, but also the people around them - especially live-in significant others.

u/cjthomp · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Edit: Why the fuck would someone downvote my link, but then upvote the next person to post the same link?

u/TwoMitesOnAPlum · 42 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

What's the book called, and by who? I need it! I had a quick search but nothing, info please :))

** never mind I found it, link for anyone else (blog) .... and book

u/limes05 · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Electric razor. Bought mine from Amazon. Not quite as smooth as a wax but pretty much zero pain (as long as you trim really long hair before having the area), NO RAZOR BURN and because its so painless I keep up with it WAY more often than I did waxes. Plus it only takes a few minutes and mine works dry and wet. 100% worth it.

This is the one I have:

Not an ad! Just genuinely understand this post lol.

u/happinessinmiles · 7 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I destroyed many a bra that way until I discovered lingerie bags.

u/boobs_and_a_beard · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Try an electric shaver, like this one:

It changed my life. It even works on long, 3-month growth. I used to cut up my legs horribly with a razor, no matter how careful I was. Now I can just do a quick dry shave in a few minutes and no blood!

u/riverfan823 · 34 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

On Amazon! So much cheaper than the drugstore ones and I can ease my irrational fear of pregnancy forever. Highly suggest.

u/AwkwardBurritoChick · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I read somewhere, some time ago, that what happens is the socks get drained in the washer with the water waste...since then I've used a net for socks and pantyhose and seems to eliminated the missing sock syndrome.

u/ElephantTeeth · 11 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Don’t worry, BIC has you covered!!!

^^^psst ^^^read ^^^the ^^^reviews

u/existie · 8 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Thanks. I had to go drag my book out of a storage box, because it is CRITICAL that I re-read it at 2AM. Right now.

I gonn' be tired tomorrow...

u/alittlelessobvious · 10 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

You seem really frustrated and I feel like I actually have some useful information to offer, so I'm sorry if this feels obnoxious, but hopefully you'll gain something from it.


I'm the low libido one in my relationship. I had a lot of "serious talks" with my husband about it over the years. He wants more. I want to want more, but don't know how. I convince myself I'll make it happen. Do all kinds of things like get sexy underwear and wear them daily so I'm reminded to think about sex. We have subtle signals for "I want to have sex today" so we don't have to tell each other "Want some sex?" shit like that. It bothers me when my husband tries to initiate while I'm trying to take care of things that have to be done. I ask him to stop. Etc. and so on.


The issue was that we were misidentifying the problems involved. Yeah, all that stuff was true, but it wasn't *the* issue. I needed therapy. Like, a shit ton of it. I have a history of sexual trauma and it has my relationship with sex all fucked up. Besides that, I've been with my husband for ~15 years and all the habits and resentment and fear we have with each other around sex have been building and reinforcing themselves in cycles for that whole time. So trying to come up with these small solutions when the problems were much deeper, ingrained emotional shit, made no real difference, and we were stuck in our useless, frustrating cycles.


I'm not saying your husband has sexual trauma. He might, he might not. He may be ace or depressed like another commenter said, but it's a big assumption to say it has to be one of those. It may just be that he has low libido. But if he really wants to change and it's not working, it's possible there's a deeper issue you guys are missing. And if you keep trying to solve the small problems, you'll never get to the big ones. I also really recommend the book Passionate Marriage for both of you. It's a little self-congratulatory, but it has some good ideas that can really change the way you think about your interactions with your husband, and maybe break some of those frustrating cycles. Another book that really helped me was Come As You Are, which is geared towards women but includes science that applies to men as well, and I think would help any low-libido partner get a handle on what's happening with their sex drive.


I wish you luck, happiness, and satisfying sex.

u/SarahMackAttack · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This stuff will change your approach to summer outfits.
Oh it's 95% humidity and I have a 6 hour outdoor BBQ in Georgia or Mississippi or Louisiana or whatever? NO PROBLEM let me put on this sundress and hell I might as well JOG there because I am IMPERVIOUS TO CHUB RUB. Any CVS will have it, right back with the other monistat stuff.