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From random little issues to major life dramas, we’ve got your back.
Q. On a first date, I’ll always do the wallet grab, even though I’d be turned off if he wanted me to pay. Do guys know it’s an act?
A. Yes...but that doesn’t mean you should stop doing it. Why? Because it shows that you’re not a princess who needs everything done for her and that you understand the value of money. But don’t say something like “I’d really prefer if we split this”. If you do that, a guy who had every intention of paying may panic and fear that you’ll be annoyed if he doesn’t let you pay for half. Instead, let him make the first move for his wallet. When he does, reach for yours, and silently continue going through the motions of paying until he stops you. Most guys will.
Q. I’ve heard about the ‘no-part’ hair part. How do I work it?
A. This sexy look is so simple to achieve. While your hair is still damp, work a volumising mousse through it, focusing on the roots. Next, use a widetooth comb to remove any signs of your natural or normal part. Blow-dry your hair upside down, focusing on the roots while you comb, as volume is the key to perfecting this look. While your hair is still warm, place flat sectioning clips across your head (along your hairline) a few centimetres away from each other. Leave these in for 10 minutes, while your hair cools to lock in your new look. Tie into a ponytail or bun, or just leave it loose— your ‘no part’ part is red carpet ready!
Q. My boyfriend knows I’ve cheated in past relationships. Now whenever we fight, he brings it up as proof that I’m not trustworthy. How do I get him to stop?
A. It may seem like he’s bringing it up to gain an upper hand, but he’s also revealing trust issues—which won’t go away when the fight is resolved. You need to talk about those issues, but not when you’re both already upset. Explain why it won’t happen again. It may be because you’ve grown up or because you’ve experienced how destructive cheating can be. Then tell him that you know trusting someone who has lied in the past is hard and that you’re willing to wait. But you’re not willing to constantly defend a mistake that you have no intention of repeating.
Q. Everyone’s talking about printed pants and I’ve seen some hot ones in Cosmo. But I’m worried about wearing them as I’m a bit bottom-heavy...
A. Since you have a pear-shaped figure, it’s important to keep all the elements of your outfit as light and clean as possible. Balance is key, so when wearing harem pants or slouchy bottoms try sticking with fitted tops. For tight skinnies or leggings, opt for oversized tops or even a peplum top. Don’t forget to top off your look with a killer pair of heels—they’ll add height and make you look slimmer!
Kristen Stewart works the ‘no-part