8 Painful Things Women Do in the Name of Beauty

Photo by: Dawn Meehan
Eyelash Curlers
It's not enough that we load black goop on our eyelashes; we first have to curl them with a medieval-looking contraption. Now, it's human nature to move away ... more 
Photo by: Dawn Meehan
Eyelash Curlers
It's not enough that we load black goop on our eyelashes; we first have to curl them with a medieval-looking contraption. Now, it's human nature to move away when something comes near our eyes. It's a self-preservation instinct. Yet, we fight that instinct day in and day out while bringing this hunk of cold, hard metal mere millimeters from our eyeballs.
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Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:11 AM EDT

A couple days ago I posted the following status on Facebook: "Lunging around the house to loosen up my jeans." In a matter of minutes, I had 195 likes and many comments saying, "Been there, done that." All by women. One man said, "Or, you could just do what guys do…we buy pants that actually fit us." Clearly, he doesn't understand how this works. We can't just buy a bigger pair. That's like giving up. We're not quitters! We will do what it takes to fit into that pair of jeans or die trying. And that's not all. Here are some of the things we do on a regular basis to look bee-you-tee-ful. -By Dawn Damalas Meehan

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