May 5, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm #766859s2021Member
I like the smell 🙂May 6, 2011 1:59 am at 1:59 am #766861dunnoMember
Me too! Along with gas for the car, dry erase markers and new shoes 🙂May 6, 2011 2:09 am at 2:09 am #766862apushatayidParticipant
After a procedure to remove a growth from my face, I used makeup for almost 2 weeks to cover the mark. My wife was makpid that I wouldn’t use hers 🙂
She did help me choose a nice color though.May 6, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #766863am yisrael chaiParticipant
Hope you are feeling a whole lot better
Your sense of humor seems to indicate that you do 🙂May 6, 2011 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #766865yacr85Participant
I generally prefer my wife to wear just a touch of make-up. However if a woman wants to slap on a couple of coats of paint before she leaves the house, I don’t really care!!!!May 6, 2011 1:25 pm at 1:25 pm #766866oomisParticipant
Cherrybim, though a little blunt, was not really so far off the mark. If a woman feels better about herself wearing makeup (assuming she is not “clowning” around), her husband should stay out of it. Presumably she wore makeup when they were dating. If he didn’t like it, he should have spoken up then, and not gone out with her again if she was not inclined to follow his wishes.
I got the sense, however, in this particular story, that it was more a case of the husband not liking watching his wife do all the things she does to look good. Some guys don’t like to see the process, only the finished product. Most women don’t like watching their husbands brush their teeth or clip their toenails, either.May 6, 2011 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #766867cherrybimParticipant
Actually my feeling is observing a wife or daughter putting on her makeup is like watching an artist at her easel, but some people don’t appreciate it. Did you ever watch a fellow buying a poshit black hat, it can take hours; just the right shape, the perfect pinches, brim size, with,without stiching, etc. etc.May 6, 2011 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #766868
I can never understand the difference between boys hats and I dont think they have to know the difference between all the makeups and stuff that we use. just look at us when we are done and tell us that we look beautiful.May 6, 2011 4:01 pm at 4:01 pm #766869ZeesKiteParticipant
I too think that is the whole issue here. Like, I’m told, if one would watch how some foods are prepared, they would never go near it again.May 6, 2011 4:51 pm at 4:51 pm #766870
” I can never understand the difference between boys hats “
Oh, yes you can. One look, and you can tell if this kid (and, in most cases his parents) are on the ball, or off the radar (or “tzum zach / not nogeia”, if that’s what your orientation is.)
Don’t belive me? Scope out any chasseneh, and see who stands apart from the herd. You may not spot the nuances, but the finished product is readily apparent. And the ones who give two hoots, they are readily apparent as well. Not that one is better than the other.. just different.
(No idea how the hat-less crowd draws lines, but I’m sure they have their own yardstick)
And despite the men’s reluctance to admit it, we sure do know the diff between our wives being make-up intensive or au natural. We just don’t want to subject OURSELVES to that sort of rigor.
And so, we play it down…but fully understand it. Except for tweezing. (yeeouch!)May 6, 2011 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #766871
bpt- when was the last time you tweezed? seems like you had a really bad experience!May 6, 2011 6:23 pm at 6:23 pm #766872apushatayidParticipant
“Some guys don’t like to see the process, only the finished product.”
When we were in yeshiva, the cook always told us, dont watch me cook, you wont want to eat.May 6, 2011 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #766873
“when was the last time you tweezed?”
Bad experience? You can’t imagine.
Just last week, I had this HUGE splinter that <forget it… the graphics would never pass the Mods>
Yeouch was the least of the barrage that followed the extraction.May 6, 2011 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #766874mischiefmakerMember
To the people who were saying do electrolysis-I never did it and would never on my eyebrows. Styles change and you might not like the way it is now in five years. For other facial hair, its great. Anyways, that’s part of being a girl. You gotta suffer for beauty (2 hours on hair, an hour on makeup, not eating soup, not opening windows, not sleeping on Friday night).May 6, 2011 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #766875mewhoParticipant
i dont think men should wear make upMay 6, 2011 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm #766876cvParticipant
I think it is not about wearing makeup, but about doing this in front of the husband. It need to done in private. Let him see the result, not the process.May 8, 2011 4:55 am at 4:55 am #766877HealthParticipant
“just look at us when we are done and tell us that we look beautiful.”
IDK; if I was a woman, I’d like to be told I was beautiful when I didn’t wear makeup, like before I painted my face!May 9, 2011 8:59 pm at 8:59 pm #766878
Health- you have a point. If you would see the difference of me with makeup and me without I am a different person….
bpt- did it hurt when you took out a splinter? what makes you think that it kills to tweeze? I just waxed a couple of days ago and was thinking about you…May 9, 2011 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #766879
“did it hurt when you took out a splinter?”
Lets put it this way: the splinter had to go, so I braced myself and yanked it out. But to pull out dozens of thing that are a permanent part of my body?
Still, many people do not understand how I can punish myself by excercising, (and I do that willinglly) so I guess there is a pain threshold we will all cross for the sake of vanity.
But hot wax? No way!May 10, 2011 1:23 am at 1:23 am #766880mewhoParticipant
i would not want to see a man trim his nose and ear hairs.
all that preparation stuff should be done in private.
women, would you like to have your husband see you shave or wax your legs and underarms? i dont think so.May 10, 2011 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #766881
bpt- so now what is worse in your eyes- waxing or tweezing? I think waxing is way more painful- tweezing is just a tiny hair at a time….May 10, 2011 8:56 pm at 8:56 pm #766882WolfishMusingsParticipant
Eeees rarely (if ever) wears makeup, so I don’t have this issue. But if she did, I wouldn’t have a problem with her doing it in front of me.
The WolfMay 10, 2011 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #766883
If I really had to choose, I’d go for the wax. The idea of standing still, one pluck at a time is enought to make a grown man cry.
Waah!May 10, 2011 9:00 pm at 9:00 pm #766884blinkyParticipant
adorable- you can look at it both ways. I actually prefer waxing cuz chick chuck its all gone. But to sit and tweeze one hair at a time its ouch ouch ouch…
And for all those jittery men out there it sounds worse than what it really is! Once you do it consistently its just part of you, and you don’t mind the pain (almost) anymore.May 10, 2011 9:04 pm at 9:04 pm #766885
you don’t mind the pain (almost) anymore.
Yeah. Just like when the pediatrician said, “this will only hurt a little bit”.
Yeouch!May 10, 2011 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #766886twistedParticipant
Zeeskite: If people would see the preparation of the make up, they wouldn’t go near it. I have found this not to be true. I have explained to women that make up starts with putrid slime extracted from industrial kitchen traps, and from the renderers truck (you can smell them from three states away )(Darling Intl.Co.) that collects from butcher shops. The curse of Chava enables them to ignore this.May 10, 2011 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #766887
I would tweeze over wax anytime.May 11, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am #766888HLMMember
Tweeze over wax, hmm, i think wax is sooo much easierMay 11, 2011 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #766889
hlm- it is easier but too painful for me. I still wax my eyebrows because those are not that bad but would rather tweeze…. whateverMay 12, 2011 2:07 am at 2:07 am #766890mischiefmakerMember
Waxing can give you pimples which is why I’m not so comfortable with it but tweezing is way too painful although I do it sometimes. Tweezing yourself isnt bad but when s/1 does it for you and doesn’t give you a break b/w every few hairs, its too much. Then go try threading-that’s worse, so really there’s no way out.May 12, 2011 2:50 am at 2:50 am #766891yid.periodMember
less is more…May 12, 2011 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #766892
there really is no way out….umless you choose to just live with “natural” (translate to horrible) eyebrows….its just a question of bad, worse, or the worst!May 12, 2011 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #766893dunnoMember
I used to tweeze but now I wax. Much easier and less painful.May 12, 2011 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #766894s2021Member
Talkin bout hair removal habits really grosses me out. And Im a girl. Just btw..May 12, 2011 6:22 pm at 6:22 pm #766895whatrutalkingabtMember
I think that if men had to wax or tweeze, it would be in style to be hairy…
Just appreciate all that women do to attract their husbandsMay 12, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #766896
I would much rather tweeze my eyebrows than get them waxed. This way I tweeze a few hairs everyday just to keep the shape(and keep it neat) and it barely hurts.May 13, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #766897
BPG- did this thread help you at all? has your husband come to change his mind in any wayMay 13, 2011 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #7668981dayParticipant
tweezing, waxing, laser, threading….watever….heres my motto: NO pain, NO gain 🙂May 13, 2011 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #766899
1day- true statement for everything in life… thank you for the chizuk I can use it now…May 13, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #766900veteranMember
NO PAIN….. is GOOD ?May 13, 2011 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #766901
thanks for asking- it just helped me realize that he might appreciate it if I put on my makeup in private. Thanks everyone!May 16, 2011 3:00 am at 3:00 am #766902
BTW, I heard threading your eyebrows lasts for a long time and you don’t have to care for them afterward. Is this true? If so, it might be worth the pain.May 16, 2011 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #766903
what does it mean dont have to care for them? meaning you do it once and are set for life? i find that hard to believe
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