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Old 06.05.2015, 09:25
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According to Mrs. P it works best on folks with dark hair and light skin - Mrs.P has neither but since it came with a 60 day trial period at the end of which you could return the thing she gave it a try.

Some of her body hair is darker than others (you can guess where) - in those places it has been amazingly effective.

If she's being very nice to me she occasionally zaps my back - I don't have a lot goin on there but I hate even the thought of back hair. Since Im both dark haired and unfortunately very light skinned a little goes a very long way for me.
Thanks so much for the details! Which brand does she have?
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Old 06.05.2015, 09:29
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Thanks so much for the details! Which brand does she have?
You're welcome .

She has the Philips Lumea - you have to be patient at the start - so shave , then zap and repeat every week or so and I think it was after 3 weeks or so you notice a real effect. She hardly ever needs to use it now as she's hair free below the shoulders.
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Old 06.05.2015, 11:08
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Back in my home country, high maintenance doesn't have to be very costly. We could spend the whole day in a beauty salon and spa with all the treatments from hair to toe and it still costs cheaper than dining out in Switzerland
That's one of those things that I really miss around here, and one of the first things that I usually do as soon as I set my foot in my home country . Mind you, it's also difficult to find hairdressers around here that could handle Asian hair nicely
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Old 06.05.2015, 11:46
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Back in my home country, high maintenance doesn't have to be very costly. We could spend the whole day in a beauty salon and spa with all the treatments from hair to toe and it still costs cheaper than dining out in Switzerland
That's one of those things that I really miss around here, and one of the first things that I usually do as soon as I set my foot in my home country . Mind you, it's also difficult to find hairdressers around here that could handle Asian hair nicely
I have wavy hair and I have trouble to find someone who can handle them. They tend to cut my hair in layers that looks like steps instead to make them blend in. Also, they don't want to cut on dry hair which shows much better result than when wet.

So I got myself professional scissors and do it myself.
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Old 06.05.2015, 11:52
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You can do my wavy hair any day
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Old 06.05.2015, 12:00
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So everybody here is low maintenance?

I think by definition that makes everyone here middle maintenance :P

I find that many people like to misuse the term 'low maintenance' just in comparison to the few very high maintenance people---who are noticeable in a crowd but actually fewer in number. Maybe also a bit of a subconscious inferiority complex involved (ducks for cover ).

My SO is definitely low maintenance, 5 mins from alarm in the morning till out the door. 5 min shower at night before bed.
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Old 06.05.2015, 12:10
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A certain aquaintance pays so much attention to her clothing it amazes me. For instance she won't wear the same thing on a Tuesday that she wore the previous Tuesday in case someone comments! She has so many clothes you could fill a shop & has to switch winter & summer clothes from the enormous wardrobe that goes all across the bedroom to the basement every season.
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Old 06.05.2015, 12:20
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A certain aquaintance pays so much attention to her clothing it amazes me. For instance she won't wear the same thing on a Tuesday that she wore the previous Tuesday in case someone comments! She has so many clothes you could fill a shop & has to switch winter & summer clothes from the enormous wardrobe that goes all across the bedroom to the basement every season.
I once dated someone who wouldn't wear the same outfit twice---ever! Some people are very involved with their outward appearance.

But I feel it too, I'm sometimes nervous wearing the same thing to work a few times during the same week. I would do it always if I could, but paranoid that someone will comment on it. Really without reason too!
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Re: Personal grooming, fitness, priorities and costs....

I am... definitely not low maintenance .
I used to be, just a shower daily, no make-up, very basic cosmetics.

Now, whenever I go on holidays, I visit a local drug store. I like trying brands unknown to me before. There are at least two bottles of shampoo and conditioner on my bathtub - I don't like using the same product every day (and I read hair gets used to it!).

I have few make-up products, but I splurge a little and go into better, organic brands (quality over quantity).

I would love to have a perfect manicure, but I am too lazy for that. It takes ages to put all those layers! Toes are another thing, one layer of polish is usually enough and it lasts longer .

But besides that, I do everything myself. Never had a professional manicure, waxing or facial. Just a hairdresser every 2-3 months, but no hair dying.
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Old 06.05.2015, 14:22
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A certain aquaintance pays so much attention to her clothing it amazes me. For instance she won't wear the same thing on a Tuesday that she wore the previous Tuesday in case someone comments! She has so many clothes you could fill a shop & has to switch winter & summer clothes from the enormous wardrobe that goes all across the bedroom to the basement every season.
Is she Swiss or is that something women from all over do?
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Old 06.05.2015, 16:47
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Yes, she is Swiss.
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I find that many people like to misuse the term 'low maintenance' just in comparison to the few very high maintenance people---who are noticeable in a crowd but actually fewer in number. Maybe also a bit of a subconscious inferiority complex involved (ducks for cover ).
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Inferiority complex? I don't envy those women and girls whose entire lives revolve around appointments to manicure, facials, massages, body wraps (very popular back home), surgeries etc etc I'm lucky enough to look normal and am grateful for that.
Even so, I admire pretty women who're always well dressed and even make compliments from all my heart. (I know, hard to believe it)
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Is she Swiss or is that something women from all over do?
I swap my clothes ( and those of my OH and son) over twice a year (summer and winter)and I'm not Swiss. I think it's quite a common think to do.
I do wear all my clothes (much) more than once though.
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I do sports every day with the cost of about an hour of my time, and any other maintenance is secondary. Healthy body is the key to any maintenance.
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Old 08.05.2015, 12:32
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I do sports every day with the cost of about an hour of my time, and any other maintenance is secondary. Healthy body is the key to any maintenance.
...plus peace of mind.
When you're stressed you tend to eat unhealthy stuff and more than you should, sleep less, etc etc.
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I do sports every day with the cost of about an hour of my time, and any other maintenance is secondary. Healthy body is the key to any maintenance.
Excellent, a shame more folk do not share your methodlogy.
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Sh1t. Shower. Shampoo. Shave.
Basta.
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Very lady like....
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Old 08.05.2015, 13:05
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Sh1t. Shower. Shampoo. Shave.
Basta.

Reminds me of George carlin' routine - washing with a single brush. I'll see if I can find the routine.
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...plus peace of mind.
When you're stressed you tend to eat unhealthy stuff and more than you should, sleep less, etc etc.

Yes, a positive attitude and a healthy smile goes a long way further than any cosmetics or beauty products can get you.
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