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I think longer soaks are the key. Fingertips in the acetone at least 10 minutes and possibly up to 30. Some people swear by covering the nail in acetone and then wrapping the fingertip up in tinfoil so it can soak without air-drying too fast. Also, a nail file / emery board to shave down the biggest chunks of remaining glue.
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My wife does the fingertip foil-wrapping when she is removing polish.
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I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day.
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nicole wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 19:28
I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day.
I'm intrigued. So it's better than flat ironing?
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Rachel wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 13:13
nicole wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 19:28
I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day.
I'm intrigued. So it's better than flat ironing?
I don't understand. Are you talking about flat tires or cooking steaks?
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Rachel wrote:
02 Nov 2018, 13:13
nicole wrote:
01 Nov 2018, 19:28
I got a blowout today for the first time ever and it’s pretty amazing. My hair is totally straight and flat and sleek like I could never do myself. It was for a work thing and I totally feel like I dressed up like one of the sales/accounts girls for the day.
I'm intrigued. So it's better than flat ironing?
It was a significant decrease in overall volume compared to flatironing for me. If you look at the drybar styles I got the “Manhattan” which is specifically flat/sleek. I’ve never had this little volume. And it’s the same on day 2.
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One of Jeff's colleagues invited us to a Christmas party in a couple of weeks, and the invitation said to wear "Christmas colors" for group photos. (Ugh.) I don't have any actual "Christmas colors" in my wardrobe -- I can't wear red, and my green clothes are not "Christmas" green (except for a couple of silk things which are undeniably nightshirts, and can't be accessorized and repurposed into party clothes). So I checked the usual round of thrift stores yesterday, and found something that will work: a transparent black rayon blouse covered with colorful shiny balls embroidered in metallic thread. The blouse is actually a little large on me, but since I'll be wearing it over a skintight black long-sleeved pulllover, it should still work for a party ensemble.

However, that blouse also had pads sewn into its shoulders (which I promptly cut out as soon as I got home yesterday). Please, please, PLEASE tell me the "shoulder pads for women" look isn't coming back into vogue.
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It’s totally back in! Or was at least. Not sure if still.
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Blecch. Just as well that rayon party blouse is already a bit large for me, then -- if it actually were my size, then it would hang funny now that I've cut out the shoulder pads. (If the blouse were opaque then I never ever would've bought it--I would not go to a party wearing what looks like a baggy sweatshirt, even if the sweatshirt IS covered with metallic Christmas ornaments. But since it is completely diaphanous except for those metallic colored circles, it works well to transform a form-fitting Gothy outfit into a festive holiday one.)
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Serious question (although I feel a bit silly for asking it): was there or is there some change in style for women's shirt-sleeve cuffs, specifically that cuffs are supposed to be bigger now?

Why I ask: I'm wearing a new-to-me shirt right now (as with most thrift-store clothing purchases, I have no idea when it was ACTUALLY "new," though I suspect its previous owner rarely if ever wore it, because it's a plaid pattern in VERY dark colors that show not even the faintest hint of fading): a basic long-sleeved button-front winter-weight shirt from Abercrombie and Fitch, women's size small, fits well except for one thing: the sleeve-cuffs seem to be unusually large. Usually, when I button the sleeve-cuffs of a shirt my size, I expect them to fit snugly: not skin-tight, but tight enough that when buttoned, I can at most fit one or two fingers of my opposing hand into the sleeve next to my wrist. But these cuffs are loose enough that I can almost fit my entire hand into them. The rest of the sleeve fits normally; only the cuffs hang so loose. It's like a size-small shirt with size-medium or -large cuffs.
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Facebook advertised this to me today. Charlotte Russe is a regular mall store -- this isn't one of those weird order-something-from-China-that-may-never-arrive ads -- and, as far as I can tell, this is intended to be actual daytime clothing that forms a complete outfit by itself. I feel one thousand years old.

https://www.charlotterusse.com/v-neck-w ... 37855.html
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I like how at least the Charlotte Russe page tells you the model's height and the size of the dress. The woman wearing the romper is 5'11; if my much-shorter-self tried wearing it it would look like one of those long-skirted pioneer dresses, if pioneer women wore spaghetti straps.
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I have been known to dress like that in summer.

But you have to move it to the side to pee. Naked girl is an amateur.
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nicole wrote:I have been known to dress like that in summer.

But you have to move it to the side to pee. Naked girl is an amateur.
How do you move the shorts to the side?
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I'm window-shopping online for professional clothes and I come across this ensemble, "the ultimate to carry you from work to happy hour."

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Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 12:53
I'm window-shopping online for professional clothes and I come across this ensemble, "the ultimate to carry you from work to happy hour."

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And isn't the time you go to sleep your happiest hour?

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Mo wrote:
24 Dec 2018, 12:51
nicole wrote:I have been known to dress like that in summer.

But you have to move it to the side to pee. Naked girl is an amateur.
How do you move the shorts to the side?
They have like a two-inch inseam, it's basically like if it were underpants.
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Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 12:53
I'm window-shopping online for professional clothes and I come across this ensemble, "the ultimate to carry you from work to happy hour."

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THOSE ARE PAJAMAS.
Executive loungewear is a thing for ladies. It looks terrible
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dhex wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 13:25
Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 12:53
I'm window-shopping online for professional clothes and I come across this ensemble, "the ultimate to carry you from work to happy hour."

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THOSE ARE PAJAMAS.
Executive loungewear is a thing for ladies. It looks terrible
I wouldn't kick her out of cubicle.
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dhex wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 13:25
Ellie wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 12:53
I'm window-shopping online for professional clothes and I come across this ensemble, "the ultimate to carry you from work to happy hour."

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THOSE ARE PAJAMAS.
Executive loungewear is a thing for ladies. It looks terrible
I wasn't expecting to see a trend anytime soon that looked less professional than the wearing-yoga-pants-to-work thing. And it actually looks worse, somehow.
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Needs moar cold shoulders

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Glad ladies can also shop from the Hef sleepwear collection in 2019.
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The flounce sleeve trend is officially out of control.

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That appears to be the ladies' version of the Seinfeld pirate shirt.
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