32 Struggles Only Girls Know

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To quote Lily Allen, “It’s hard out there for a bitch.”

1.

When you shave your legs ( finally) and get goose bumps three minutes later, ruining the perfectly smooth legs you just worked so hard for.

2.

The constant inner battle regarding the hair on your toes. (“To shave, or not to shave.”)

3.

Not being able to find the perfect mascara.

4.

Having an ingrown hair…down “there.”

5.

Constantly worrying about your manicure chipping while wondering if it’s kosher to just walk around with nail polish in your bag.

6.

Finding a pocketbook that isn’t so big it makes your shoulder sore but isn’t so small that you can’t fit the basics in it.

7.

Heels or no heels on a first date?

8.

How to not have morning breath while having your hair look like a bird started a nest in it the morning after.

9.

Shaving your armpits so that no hair lingers (The best piece of advice I was ever given was to shave your armpit in a “T.”)

10.

Emotions…all the time.

11.

The cravings we experience once a month.

12.

Wanting to be able have a middle part, but realizing your hair will never allow it.

13.

Actually understanding what it means to be a “feminist.”

14.

Never being able to call yourself “Beyoncé”. (Seriously, girl is just perfect.)

15.

Eyebrows.

16.

When your bronzer is a touch too dark, you’re running late, and you don’t know how to blend it without looking “overly made-up.”

17.

How to not look like an army of armless monkeys did your hair when it’s humid.

18.

Balancing your love for pizza with your love of actually fitting into clothes.

19.

Wishing tampons (or pads) were more discreet.

20.

Wanting to be a strong, independent woman, but also really wanting a partner to cuddle.

21.

Heavy flow days.

22.

If it’s really THAT unacceptable to wear white after Labor Day.

23.

Looking “effortless” even though you know it took you two hours to get ready in the morning.

24.

Balancing being sexy with being mistaken for a ratchet whore.

25.

Doing enough squats to look like Kim Kardashian but not enough squats to look like Nicki Minaj.

26.

Being a certain size in one store and being a totally different size in another.

27.

The gap between your back and pants if your waist is small and your curves are kickin’.

28.

Spending an hour perfecting the curls, only for them to fall 22 seconds later.

29.

Finding the perfect head tilt for SnapChat.

30.

Always making sure you get your “good side” in group photos.

31.

When bae wants to FaceTime and you’re wearing your retainer and other nighttime accessories.

32.

Being ladylike in general. TC mark

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