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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby lucrezaborgia » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:06 am UTC

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I'm slightly confused. Your underarm is getting all sweaty and funky, so you reapply the deoderant, but you do so without washing your underarms first? I think it'd work better to use it on clean skin, and then there's the added bonus of the deoderant not getting funky. Maybe buy disposible pre-moistened towelletes (and cut them into little pieces if they're big) to wipe up your armpits? Or, if you're at home, just take your shirt off and wash-up with a washcloth and towel? I've done that before.


I fell asleep before applying on night and applied in the morning and didn't wash. Now the funk seems to be permanently attached to the stick. Usually I apply straight out of the shower.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Hofstadter'sLaw » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:43 am UTC

Oh! I thought this was something that you were doing/was happening every day. If it's one of those solid white sticks, you could get a spoon or knife and scrape off the layer that has funky stuff on it.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Cathy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:29 am UTC

MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Deva » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:36 am UTC

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Aaeriele » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:37 am UTC

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3


yay!
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby existential_squirrrel » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:29 am UTC

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3


CONGRATULATIONS :D :D :D
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Amie » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:57 am UTC

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3

Brilliant. Bet you looked fucking awesome. Pics or gtfo! Also, massive *hugs*
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby lucrezaborgia » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:57 am UTC

Congrats!

As to my OP, it's a roller. Wonder if peroxide would do it...
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby bluebambue » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:20 am UTC

It might just be worth $4 to get a new roll of deodorant.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Plasmic-Turtle » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:28 am UTC

Amie wrote:
Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3

Brilliant. Bet you looked fucking awesome. Pics or gtfo! Also, massive *hugs*
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Shro » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:34 am UTC

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

Whew! I bet you're glad that's done. (weddings amirite?)

I have a paradigm shift for thinking about my "moodiness" during my PMS week and have decided that it's not that I'm moody, it's that that time allows me to reject all the womanly demurrals I've been socialized to accept and give me the wherewithal to actually express what I think. Maybe it's not that I'm actually more pissed off during that time, but maybe just that I express it more.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Angua » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:05 pm UTC

Dear body,

I realise that you give me abdominal migraines due to excessive positive or negative stress, so I'm not allowed to be too happy or too worried. This is very annoying when the first few days of my break are spent in pain and throwing up. Then you decide to give me shark week, and a particularly heavy one at that, at a time when I am dehydrated and malnourished, thus slowing my recovery even further. I know that it is exactly 4 weeks since my last shark week, but really - you generally go for about 5, so I feel this is a little bit mean.

Next time, please be a bit nicer to me.

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Alder » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:08 pm UTC

Shro wrote:I have a paradigm shift for thinking about my "moodiness" during my PMS week and have decided that it's not that HULK moody, it's that that time allows me to reject all the womanly demurrals I've been socialized to accept and give me the wherewithal to actually express what I think. Maybe it's not that HULK actually more pissed off during that time, but maybe just that I express it more.

Heh, I was saying this to a pal on Saturday night, that far from ignoring my reactions during Shark Week 'cause "eh, it's that time of month", folk around me should realise that I think this stuff all the time it's just that I don't say anything usually.

In fact, anyone who realises that and listens to what I'm saying and applies it will seem like a genius the rest of the month.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Sungura » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:40 pm UTC

Kithplana wrote:Whee! I've been working on making a curvegirdle (to go under a specific dress HULK WANT to make) for, Butts, over a year now. Today I finally sat down and drafted a pattern (for the third time) from this tutorial. I must have done something right this time because it fits so much better, with so much less twerking, than other patterns or drafting attempts. I still had to spend a fair amount of time adjusting it, but it was only where I expected: at the waist, to get it to nip in really waterpit on the sides. I don't have a whole lot of squish, and I do have a bit of asymmetry (so my waist looks roughly like > | ), so I focused on the seam between the side and side back.

Protip: I think the kicker for getting this tutorial to work for me was to not place point r dead center when you get to that point. Instead, measure the length between your bust points/nipples, halve it, and use that fish as the distance to place r from the center front. You'll want to shift the next two points down (u and v?) the same amount from their original position in the directions. This may not matter quite so much for larger cup sizes, but for a A-cup who needs padding to be able to fill out this style of curvegirdle anyway, it prevents serious awkwardness. (Otherwise, the bust points wind up inward from where my natural ones are. Then the whole thing gapes in around the boning and it just looks bad.)

Good luck! I found this helpful too when starting to draft my own corsets. http://katafalk.wordpress.com/2010/06/2 ... -tutorial/

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Jessica » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:29 pm UTC

congrats on the whole getting hitched thing :D
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby mochafairy » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:15 pm UTC

Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3


Congrats! :D
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Sungura » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:54 pm UTC

mochafairy wrote:
Cathy wrote:MARRIED! WOOOOHOOO!

<3


Congrats! :D


Oh me yarm YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Hofstadter'sLaw » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:13 am UTC

lucrezaborgia wrote:Congrats!

As 2 I's OP, 'tis a roller. Wonder if peroxide would do it...

Did not know roller deodorant existed. Try rubbing alcohol if that doesn't work.

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Wasteful though if it's still pretty full. =/
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby apricity » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:26 am UTC

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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby mayhaps » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:19 am UTC

oooh, me too! me too! i love it.

here are show of my recent favs:
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby AnnaArmour » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:07 am UTC

My cat stole my mooncup.:(

If you leave certain things out at night (hair ties, emery boards, and apparently mooncups), he chases them around the house and hides them.
Hopefully I'll find it before next sharkweek, because I'm really attached to it now. It makes life so much easier!
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby RoadieRich » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:10 pm UTC

Just saw this corset sale linked on /r/frugal, and though the non-redditors here might be interested.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Sungura » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:24 pm UTC

That is my fav corset place. Good construction and good prices! FWIW they always have sale corsets, and they change as old stock gets added to it. COTD are even cheaper than the sale corsets and are daily specials that rotate every few days. Steel boned corsets as low as $30 for that. I have two corsets from them and love them both.

The waist-in-inches-minus-four-inches is a good measurement for theirs, although I find with the overbusts going minus six inches is best (all steel boned corsets have 6 inch modesty pannel in the back anyway). Overbust the bust measurement is 10" more than the waist. AKA if you get a 28 corset, that's 28" waist and the bust is 38".

The lengths listed are the lengths of the steel front busk, their recommendation for height for which lengths are accurate I find, although I am borderline (5'6.5/7") for their normal vs longlines and I find the normal lenght just a tad shy on me and next time I'll get a longline I think. They do have ultralonglines too for if you are really tall.

Also their new madetoroder steampunk corsets are VERY AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEE and will rotate through being COTD at about $80 instead of the $160ish they are normally. Like this one...Oh me yarm drool http://www.corset-story.com/corset-of-t ... order.html
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby sophyturtle » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:26 pm UTC

That corset is amazing and I am sad I don't have the funds for it right now. Bookmarked in case it is still a thing I can have when I has more moneys.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Sungura » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:43 pm UTC

THe bookmark link probably wont work as that is the COTD link which will end/change in the next few days Their steampunks are all in their 2012 collection here http://www.corset-story.com/2012-collection.html
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Sungura » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:05 pm UTC

Uhm totally ot but this etsy shop is really awesome.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tattoosocks
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Shro » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:29 am UTC

That on sale steampunk one would look so cute with this shorts romper/onesie that I have + over the knee brown leather boots.

I was being SO GOOD too, not looking on that site because I KNEW I was going to want something.


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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby suffer-cait » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:18 am UTC

i have the same problem, though i have two from there that i love enough to not need others too too much. I even wear them pretty often.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Hofstadter'sLaw » Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:15 am UTC

Sungura wrote:Uhm totally ot but this etsy shop is really awesome.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tattoosocks

I wish they came in a spider pattern.

Though they'd still be too expensive for me to buy without guilt considering I'd destroy them pretty quick.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby semicharmed » Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:25 am UTC

AnnaArmour wrote:My cat stole my mooncup.:(

If you leave certain things out at night (hair ties, emery boards, and apparently mooncups), he chases them around the house and hides them.
Hopefully I'll find it before next sharkweek, because I'm really attached to it now. It makes life so much easier!


My (parents') cat does that too! He's never stolen my divacup, buuuut my mom brings home those pill cups from work (15cc/ml sized) and he loves to chase those around the house. And hide them places. I will now be careful when I'm at their house and have Sharkweek/the divacup with me.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Hyphe » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:31 pm UTC

Thanks so much for the corset shop link, which I have proceeded to bookmark! It does indeed seem like an astounding place.

I may have blown the last dregs of my bank account on the army camouflage print corset that was on sale. And also another slightly more expensive corset. This is what savings accounts are for, right?
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Jessica » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:41 pm UTC

So, I went to the site... and bought 3 corsets for myself.

Bad Jess... but I'll have 3 awesome corsets soon!
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Brace » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:06 pm UTC

Can anyone explain to me how women's fashion works, very preferably in terms normally reserved for a mentally handicapped child? I want to be a grown-up and I hear that knowing how to dress yourself is an important part of that >_>
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:43 pm UTC

There's unfortunately no simple way to explain that.

I guess to start, buying clothes that fit well and flatter your figure is pretty basic. Don't worry if you think your figure isn't feminine, too chubby, too skinny, too muscular... there's always something flattering. Know what colors and styles are appropriate to you and where you're going. If you have a business meeting wear work clothes, if you're going out to a bar casual, red carpet... red carpet.

The most important part is know your style. What image do you want to project? Are you girly? Punky? Sophisticated? Wear clothes that exemplify that.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Brace » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:13 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure I didn't understand any of that...

I mean, my problem is that I don't know what colors/styles are appropriate/flattering, so telling me that I need to know which ones are appropriate or flattering kind of just leaves me where I am. In fact I don't even know what the colors and styles are, really. Until I was 17 I wore slacks with a t-shirt, and after 17 I wore jeans with a t-shirt, and now that I'm 23 I wear one specific pair of jeans and one specific t-shirt because I'm scared to try any other clothing or waste money on it.

Practically speaking, I need to be able to dress for business since I'm supposed to be getting into a professional field (business casual), and then I guess "punk" is cool maybe but I don't actually know what it is and etc. I just know whatever style of clothing I wear needs to allow for a hat.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Angua » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:52 pm UTC

For business, I generally get away with dressy trousers and a blouse. Hair in pony tail.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Shivahn » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:37 pm UTC

I am definitely not entirely fashionable, so if anyone corrects me on any of this, take their advice instead of mine, but I've found for casual stuff simply having some solid color t shirts with thin stuff to wear over does wonders - either a light jacket or a button up thingy, making sure the colors look good together (I'm a big fan of deep reddish hues like magenta and purple as an underthing and a dark (color) light (thickness) jacket on top.

For work, try getting a thin button-up women's shirt? Maybe go to the store and look for what looks good there, at least to get ideas? I've got several shirts like this, which I would be wearing to work if I had more courage (and intend to wear it soon anyway). That goes well with any undershirt that doesn't clash horribly. As for pants, I don't have much to suggest. I just wear jeans off of work, and slacks at work.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Virtual_Aardvark » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:57 pm UTC

Brace wrote:I'm pretty sure I didn't understand any of that...

I mean, my problem is that I don't know what colors/styles are appropriate/flattering, so telling me that I need to know which ones are appropriate or flattering kind of just leaves me where I am. In fact I don't even know what the colors and styles are, really. Until I was 17 I wore slacks with a t-shirt, and after 17 I wore jeans with a t-shirt, and now that I'm 23 I wear one specific pair of jeans and one specific t-shirt because I'm scared to try any other clothing or waste money on it.

Practically speaking, I need to be able to dress for business since I'm supposed to be getting into a professional field (business casual), and then I guess "punk" is cool maybe but I don't actually know what it is and etc. I just know whatever style of clothing I wear needs to allow for a hat.


Sorry. I was in a bit of a rush when I wrote that. Are there aspects of your figure you want to emphasize? Do you want top minimize things like shoulders or hips? Women's magazines will be able to tell you if an empire, mid or drop waist will flatter your general body type. Or what kind of shoulders to look out for in a blouse. As for color just see what colors you like and how you look in them. Red makes my skin glow, browns compliment my eyes and looks good in the summer when I have a tan but yellows and oranges make me look sallow and washed out so I try to avoid clothes that would put them close to my face.

As for business, fitted slacks or a basic black work skirt paired with a blouse and nice shoes is pretty standard. High waists are fashionable right now and wearing a high waist with a kind of poufy blouse can look very feminine. If you want to be less femme a basic button down tucked into wide or straight legged trousers looks professional.

There are a LOT of women's hat styles. Esp. since mens hats are fair game for us. In a formal setting a hat might not be appropriate but a wide headband or pretty headscarf is still an option. For casual wear I find cloche hats to be super cute with just enough class to travel from setting to setting.

Are there any characters on TV or celebrities whose style you admire? I guarantee you there are sites that will tell you where to find affordable versions of their clothes.

These are all really general. The best thing to do is go to stores and try on whatever you like regardless of how you think it'll look. Thrift stores are great for this because they tend to have the widest variety of styles, materials and all out wackiness.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby Brace » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:18 am UTC

My shoulders are disgustingly broad. My bra size is 36A. I have a relatively skinny waist apparently, and very skinny hips. This is weird because I can't even figure out sizes for things. My hips and waste suggest a normal or small, but my shoulders suggest a large or extra large. I mostly wear hats because my hair is unpleasant. I'd like to find clothing I can wear to a club, not be misgendered in, but I'd prefer it if it didn't make me feel vulnerable or overly sexualized if that makes any sense and I have the strong impression that anything really really girly would just make me look like a clown. Also, if I can make it work with my biker leathers that's a plus also. Um. Here is an entire album I just made showing things I have attempted to wear, for purposes of demonstrating my incompetence. I'll take a picture of my leathers at some point also and add them as well.

So I mean... I'd be comfortable with dressing androgynously, or in a "feminine guy" way if that makes any sense if I would look better that way. I don't have any particular attachments to a given style or anything, I just don't want to look gross.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Postby apricity » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:20 am UTC

I have been going on pinterest.com and clicking on the "Women's fashion" section, and pinning anything I like. It helps me get an idea of the overall styles I actually like the most :)
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