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10 everyday struggles all Irish girls can relate to

“Buys ring in Penneys; finger turns green.”

1. Liquid eyeliner is your number one enemy

Blink or sneeze and you’ll end up like this.

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Or worse: it might end up in your actual eyeball.


2. The everyday struggle of finding a pair of tights without ladders or holes in them

Frantically looking through your drawer trying to find a pair of tights without ladders in them is a daily struggle. And since you never throw out any of your ripped pairs, this cycle is guaranteed to take place for all of eternity.


3. Having a purse stuffed with expired No. 7 vouchers

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You know the drill: you buy something in Boots and get handed several No. 7 vouchers.

You trick yourself into thinking that you will use them and stuff them in your purse where they remain for, oh, six months.

( ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

4. Being on the receiving end of terrible chat-up lines

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You go up to the bar to order a drink and you hear a voice in your ear. “So, are you from Dublin yourself?”


5. Trying to apply fake tan to your own back

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And thinking, “Maybe it’s time I take up yoga.”

6. Having to grapple with the concept of “countouring”

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7. Buying cheap rings from Penneys and ending up with green fingers

Very attractive.

8. The near impossible task of opening a can with fake nails


9. The actual horror that is painting your baby toenail

It’s barely even a nail. In fact, it might just be skin, but that doesn’t stop you from valiantly trying to apply nail polish to it.

*grimaces again*

10. The discretion required to successfully pull this off

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Amy O'Connor

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