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There’s that phrase that says “Beauty is pain”. But have you ever wondered why that seemed to only apply to girls and not guys? It’s crazy if you sit and have a think about all the things we do in order to make sure we look good. Let alone the money that we spend along the way. But you’ll never hear us complain – at least not to the boys, because we want to give off the impression that it’s easy and natural. Like Beyonce once said, “I woke up like this – we flawless” At least, that’s what we want everyone to believe.

Here are the top three things we do in order to look (and feel) beautiful.

Nails

For some reason, we only feel like a real girl when we have the pretty nails on. But if you don’t already have long, well-kept nails, then you’re going to have to pay for some. And that isn’t a cheap investment – not when you’re required to do it every month. The plus side is being able to choose beautiful colours and pattern and shapes and lengths. This isn’t really a chore, it’s actually rather enjoyable, but it does cost money, and it isn’t a one-off thing. So technically, that’s still a tough job to maintain. No matter how pretty the outcome is. You can find some of the best ideas for this fall on glamour.com.

Hair Removal

It hurts, it’s a regular job, it’s time-consuming – but we do it. Whether it be shaving, waxing, plucking, threading, or zapping, our need to be soft and smooth is the main priority. But sometimes it’s not as simple as that, there can be issues along the way, like ingrow hair, cuts, and bumps, and they’re never fun to try and deal with – but there is a way. You can find out how to get rid of razor bumps from 99centrazor.com, as well as figuring out how to avoid those nasty ingrown hairs. In fact, even introducing exfoliating into your routine can greatly make a difference. So do the research, not just the action – you could learn a lot and make the experience an easier one.

Makeup

Do you have any idea about how much money you spend on your makeup every year? No? Well, you probably won’t want to find out, because it’ll be a lot. Remember that you’re supposed to throw out your makeup if you’ve had it for three months, and while no one really does that – imagine that extra cost if you did. Regardless of where you shop, whether that be the drugstore or the high-end beauty stores, it still all adds up. Mascara dry up quickly, eyeshadows run out rapidly, foundations disappear dramatically, and our brushes – our brushes should all be put in the bin and replaced. Like, now. You don’t want to know what’s crawling around in there. Not even kidding.

So as you can see, us women have it hard. And that’s without even mentioning that time of the month…

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