Being a girl is HARD.

There are so many elements to simply coping with the things our bodies put us through, let alone actually ‘dolling’ ourselves up. We seem to run into a hurdle every 100 metres, and it’s exhausting to say the least.

So for the guys out there that don’t know what we go through, and for the girls that want to know that they’re not alone in their struggle, read on.

#1: Wingled eyeliner means a 20 minute delay and at least one crying session

#2: Frizz is a real-life foe. It messes up even the most intricate of ‘dos and makes us look like we’re sporting poorly styled afros by just hanging around in the air. I hate you SO MUCH.

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#3: Dealing with chipped nails – or having a half-peeled off gel mani because you just couldn’t stand it anymore is quite possibly the worst thing ever.

#4: Spotting a cluster of split hairs and having no scissors close. It’s like not having any nails to scratch an itch.

#5: Blow-drying against the clock. Your hair is wet and frizzy, so the blow dryer is supposed to make it dry and sleek, but you’re running so late that you’re hot and sweating, so your hair isn’t drying.

#6: The terrors of the snooze button. It just winks at us, tempting us with its extra minutes of sweet slumber, but then you have to face the manic rush that comes after giving in to its sweet offerings.

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#7: Self tan. My gosh, the application, the smell, the leprosy look it causes when coming off. It’s all just hard, hard, hard.

#8: Noticing your eyeliner/mascara/brow gel have smudged onto your face and you have no idea how long you’ve looked like that.

#9: Doing your make-up so fast that you haven’t blended your foundation, bronzer OR your blush. Then someone kindly offers to do it for you. Oh the shame!

#10: MISTAKENLY MISSING A SPOT ON THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD WITH THE STRAIGHTENER. This is what I imagine hell to be like.

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#11: Dealing with baby hairs or short pieces that can’t reach into your bun or ponytail. I’LL GET YOU WITH HAIR GEL MY PRETTY!

#12: Getting your hair done in salon and then never ever being able to recreate what the stylist did ever again. The struggle is real.

#13: Colouring your brows too much and end up looking like an angry Russian.

#14: Accidentally rubbing your eyes when you’re wearing eye make-up and instantly discovering your mistake. Such a rookie error.

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#15: When your eyeshadow creases. Oh this is just so cruel.

#16: Messing up 2 hours of solid work when you pull on the jumper that ruins your hair AND some of your make-up. THIS IS LIKE BEING LOCKED IN PITBULL’S HOME AND HAVING TO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC NON-STOP FOR 4 DAYS.

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