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I Am Not High Maintenance

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    I started to wear minimal make-up

    when I was about sixteen years old. I just put on a light concealer and mascara and bam! ~ Adelaide
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 18-21, F Jul 26

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    Despite all that has happened to me.

    .. I'm not high maintenance! Despite all I have experienced..... I'm not high maintenance! Despite the evils of the psychological past..... I'm not high maintenance.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Not Really High Maintenance...

        Sure I wear makeup and have nice clothes and jewellery, but that's all for show and part of my 'profession' so to speak....    "Things"? Like televisions, home cinemas, stereo's, big houses and expensive holidays? Not really me.....     As long as I have a cup of hot...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Just high cost....! Lol!

    We all have our issues, but not wearing them as a badge means I am not high maintenance. In fact, I'm quite easygoing really!
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    You may not be high maintenance on the outside,

    but if you eat good and I mean no dairy, no meat, no egg, just fruits vegetables water and the seeds from all earthly food, that's where high maintenance comes from.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    Certainly Am Most Happy With Little Things.

    I've never been one to like expensive things.. Even when given the choice, I've almost always chosen the cheapest choice. I don't expect gives from others and when I do get something, if even just a card, I am very thankful. I don't like makeup at all. I hardly...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    Less Is Better

    Wash-n-go. My hair is naturally curly and frizzy and will get fuzzy. I put a small amount of curl cream in my hair to help my frizzy hair and look decent enough to simply walk out the door. No blow drying, no styling, just zoom. If I feel it needs some help I clip the front parts...
    Whisperlane Whisperlane 18-21 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    The odd cup of tea, kind word

    and the odd bit of affection is generally enough. A partner has to match that, mind. I cannot be doing with people who fish for compliments all the time or constantly want to draw all conversation back to themselves.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M May 4

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    Stupid Girls

    This is one of the reason I do not like a majority of females.. They are naive, greedy, selfish, yap traps who do nothing but gossip and want you to buy them pretty things. Granted it's not always their fault, their parents raised them that way.. I'm very content to just sit...
    morbidkittie13 morbidkittie13 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Give me a sandwich and a cup of tea,

    and i am sorted :) haha
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    i dont care about brands.

    im not really into fashion clothes jewelries and hairstyles. i dont wear make up etc. thank God lol
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 11

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    Reading through some of these things makes me

    think we all have different definitions of high maintenance. I like clothes and shoes and make up and I do my own nails/toes (go to the salon maybe twice a year). BUT I'm not afraid to get dirty and I certainly don't expect anyone to wait on me or pay for me to get what I want...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    Less and Less ...

    I do enjoy cosmetics and beauty treatments but it doesn't really bother me if I don't wear make-up.  I will get a professional manicure or pedicure, waxing or the odd facial, but it's not an essential ritual.  Going out without make-up really doesn't bother me and I don...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 20 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    And I Never Will Be

    I've never been the high maintenance type.  Maybe I was more so before I had kids, but that's so long ago, I can't remember.  It's never bothered me either.  I have friends that won't leave the house without their hair done and in full make-up.  I don't...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    Cheap And Cheerful

    Diamonds and Gold... nope not for meThis hippies happy with costume jewelryCold hard shiny expensive things, no thanksGive me bright colors made from thread anydayRoses? yes they are beautiful and expensiveSave your money and flower me with kissesTop notch restauraunts and high...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    WELL I AM ''NO MAINTENANCE.

    I am basically disposable . Just take me, shape me any way you want me as long as you love me it's alright.
    tastyplanet tastyplanet 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Daily routine would be Get up Get dressed

    And brush my teeth That's it I have never worn make up or curled my hair or any of that other stuff just seems so pointless
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I am not high maintenance.

    I think women that slave over their looks are ridiculous. The only time a woman has to fix herself completely if of she's going to an event, party or date. I'm not saying that she has to not look and smell good but she doesn't have to spend hours fixing herself. I know a woman...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I can't associate myself with ridiculously high

    maintenance people. I'm chill and down to earth and to be around someone who is self absorbed bothers me. My best friend from high school became very high maintenance when we went away to college. It hurt, but I cut her out of my life; we didn't have a mutual friendship anymore...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I've always found fashion very interesting,

    but as an abstract concept: not something I apply to myself. In the summer, I wear jeans and a t-shirt, in the winter, jeans and a sweater. I do tend to buy more expensive clothing, but I go for simple things that will last years and years. On occasions where I have to wear a...
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M Mar 19

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    Not One Of The "pretty Girls"

    I've never been "high maintenance", and most of the time I like it that way. Maybe its from my mom. She doesn't care about trendy clothes, or expensive makeup, or shoes. I actually hate shopping, and my wardrobe is pitifully small- when I lived at college for a year, I was...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    My first official date was at a Taco Bell,

    then we went to a goodwill. Money doesn't matter. So long as happiness is met who cares !
    7Bird 7Bird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    The most difficult thing about me isn't the

    residue of previous relationships, of family history in any way! The most difficult thing, is pronouncing my name! Dearbhal Kerry Fómhar Sibeal Connelly.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F Aug 30

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    I am a simple girl. I like companionship

    but am independent. I love affection but am not clingy. I don't need to be taken care of and I don't require a lot of attention. Though it doesn't hurt to be attended to every one in a while!
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F Jul 30

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    Giggles...Me? High Maintenance!

    I am in no way complicated or high maintenance. I am probably as simple as it gets and maybe too much so. I don't like taking too much time for my looks. I think natural and less is more and I don't need all the bells and whistles to feel good. I actually do not feel like myself...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    We recently went to visit my wife's friend

    and her husband in mainland Europe. On arrival I was presented with a jigsaw puzzle and a glass of beer. The girls went off to chat, reappearing as if by magic every time my glass was almost empty. A bit of peace, quiet and on tap beer. Fabulous!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    Girlie Fail

    Going to a hen party in a short while.Another of the girls was describing the effort she is going to in preparation for tonight.New heels.New sexy dress.Full body spray tan (plus the effort removing the excess orange from her hands)New set of gels.Cut and blow dry.She is taking...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Just As It Comes

    During a recent visit to my parents, there was an offer of tea.  Now the first thing to understand is that my parents no longer drink tea.  So are being accomodating in offering it.  The second is that they have been making me tea several times a week, for at least three...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    True. All I wanted from my SO to be at home

    for Dinner. To share a MEAL together. Relaxed after a Hectic day out. It was too much to ask, I guess. I failed both my marriage.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Yay! Girls Weekend Away!!!

    I finally heard from my friend.  She sent me this text..."33."You may be thinking,"That must be the room number of their swanky hotel."or"33.  The spa probably charges $33 for a pedi."or"It's 33 miles to the closest mall."or"Lilt's friend packed 33 pairs of shoes. LOL"No, no...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 15 Responses May 6, 2011

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    I haven't bought clothes in two years (or made

    anyone else buy me some). I don't use makeup, don't expect to go out for dinner, don't expect you to text me all the time (you could not text me for a week and I'd just 'meh'). The only thing that needs maintenance is my curly hair.
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm not the girl at the bar.

    The one who has heels on and a little black dress. With my hair all done up. Sipping on a drink with her friends. Eyeing the girl out dancing and having herself a good time. All by herself. I'm not prim and proper. I'm not prissy. I usually wear my hair in a pony tail. You'll...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 1 Response May 24

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    I am probably one of the most non high

    maintenance people you will meet! I'm not super girls although I don't mind dressing up sometimes! I don't take a lot of time to get ready unless I'm straightening my hair! And I don't crave attention!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 29

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    Misunderstanding

    I think a lot of people misunderstand the actual meaning of the word and think anyone who uses make up or likes to do their hair up is automatically high maintenance. For me that is not the case. While I do like to do my make up my nails, I'm not expecting ANYONE else to either...
    PoisonedOak PoisonedOak 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Concealer and mascara

    and boom! There is my make up routine. Pretty simple.
    jselena jselena 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Can't Understand Why You Would Wanna Be

    My morning routine only consists of this. I only wear tinted moisturiser, some powder to stop shine and mascara normally (If it's a special occasion I may wear some eyeshadow/eyeliner too). I also have a shower/wash my hair and then it literally takes 10 mins to hairdry and then...
    LombaxGirl LombaxGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    Low Maintenance All The Way, Baby!

    No makeup, jeans and t-shirt, and the basic necessities and I'm a happy clam. However! My guy and I both treat each other as "high maintenance" so we're constantly spoiling each other (Thor's Hammer prop replica is my latest "spoiler" for my guy).
    reneehendricks reneehendricks 41-45, F Jun 7, 2012

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    I don't use makeup My routine is Shower Get

    dressed Brush my teeth Brush my hair ( u r lucky if I ever curl or do anything with my hair ) I usually just brush it n leave it down I don't do makeup Don't like it No where near high maintenance 😋✌️ N u r lucky if I paint my nails I don't do that ✌️
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    If I went on a date id prefer something low key

    so I could truly get to know the guy. Take me to a soup kitchen and id be happy because I would know you had a good heart and cared about others.
    foreveralways1993 foreveralways1993 18-21, F Mar 7

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    I've never worn makeup

    and never want to. My normal clothing consists of a large tshirt, jeans, and sneakers.
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    They SAY that. Next thing you know,

    they want their hair and nails done. Off of your child support of course. You can't fool me. Life sucking Vampires!!
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I dislike make-up. I don't wear.

    I wash my face, moisturize my face with scented lotion, straighten both eyebrows with my finger, curl my eyelashes, and out on lip balm. Bam. Simple.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    I find it interesting that people think that public perception equals private persona.It doesn't.I have been told that I am a stylish, eclectic in the way I dress.When it comes to my appearance I wear vibrant colors because I like color. I have decorative clips in my hair and...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    I guess i like to think

    if of myself as a low maintenance person. Although i kinda do feel high maintenance because I have to get up from bed, shower, brush teeth, get dressed, make breakfast/food (actually good/healthy food), meditate, do yoga, excercise, read books, then finally work and be...
    crowe15 crowe15 18-21, M Jul 29

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    Not high maintained at all ^_^ very down to

    earth and easy going. I don't need **** tons of makeup to make myself think I look good, I don't need a full can of hairspray every day and I don't need to look 100% perfect in order for me to look good. I don't need a man to do or buy everything for me. I don't need to go...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    So a few days ago my boyfriend bought me this

    $400 Coach purse. Sadly, it wasn't my forte. I took one look at it and I just didn't like it at all. I was actually hoping for some video games or a new drawing tablet or maybe even some flowers and chocolates. I don't need expensive things to be happy. Anyways, I have a...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    At All...

    I want my basic needs met and my Artist side's needs met, my video game/computer love indulged...but I don't want to be the bleach-blond, salon-tanned, spa-treated, cosmetic-surgery survivored girl.I just wanna be me.I'm so low-maintenance that I cut my own hair (and my son's...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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