There’s a small handful of things you can treat yourself with. Scented candles, self-help books, home-made nachos, and rewatching every season of Girls are fine for a while. Until you stumble upon that pale figure staring back from the mirror. Chipped nails and undyed hair hint that the line has been crossed.

And sooner than you know it, your quarantined home turns into a DIY beauty salon. It charges nothing and covers all essential services from fake tan, manicure, and hair trimming. All executed by you—a professional rookie. Surprise surprise, a quarantine beauty fail accomplished! Bored Panda has compiled a list of the best lockdown beauty disasters that will either inspire or curb your enthusiasm for good.

#1

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What could go wrong having my first buzz cut with the boys at 11PM without checking how much battery the razor has left

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Human #1,232,867
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5 months ago

Does not matter, you will not meet anybody for the next month... (Except if you are sharing your picture..) ;-)

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#2

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Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

Why would you just shave it though? Trimmers, with length guides/guards are very good and really easy to use.

L Jennings
Community Member
5 months ago

Shaky table leg syndrome. You start with one wobbly leg and cut a bit off...

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

You actually used a bowl, didn't you?

Rosie Hamilton
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5 months ago

Bloody hell, I think you're right.

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Donna Leske
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5 months ago

I cut my (male) friend's hair all the time. I keep telling him I've never had lessons but he's cheap-cheap-cheap. So, I keep an eyebrow pencil handy and fill in a bit. Shrug.

kitty_player 03
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5 months ago

the fact that #coronacut is a thing...XD

Wilma Sliwiak
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5 months ago

不不不不不

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Mark
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5 months ago

Or is that the front his face and he has a completely blank expression ;)

NikiJ
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5 months ago

Some bald guys out there would kill for this luxurious head of fine bowl shaped hair

Rebecca Cook
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5 months ago

Jethro on NCIS!

SciFi Timewarp
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5 months ago

Where's the other two Stooges?

TheDivineMs.M
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5 months ago

At this point just shave it and start over

Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Tupperware bowl cut...

Baked Panda
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5 months ago

Trimming the hedges expert level... trimming hair not so much

Annette Christopherson
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5 months ago

The Dorothy Hamil?

KT Trondsen
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5 months ago

bahahahaha thats gold

Jo Choto
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5 months ago

Don't give him a mirror!

Matilda Gross
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5 months ago

That's a trim alright.

Origami Chik3n
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5 months ago

Channeling his inner Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Steven McCornack
Community Member
5 months ago

My, that escalated quickly

elfin
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5 months ago

This looks deliberate. Why would anyone shave all the hair to nearly the top of the ears? And how could they not notice. He'd better not let his hair cutter trim his fingernails for him.

Diane Herman
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5 months ago

Hey Moe!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
5 months ago

I would sue you!

Kathryn Sutherland
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5 months ago

Up until now, divorce was never a consideration...

NanZ
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5 months ago

A really really bad Gibbs haircut.

Sue Knerl
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5 months ago

How bad? Really, really bad.

Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

Well, we now know how bad of a job you can do

Beverly O'Fee
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5 months ago

Get a Sharpie and draw a face on there, and then it will look like those are bangs! Just as terrifying though

Anja Schmidt
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5 months ago

I pee my pants ...

Jack Nimble
Community Member
5 months ago

Could be the start of a skin fade

Iadora Kelley
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5 months ago

I had been in the practice of trimming my husband's hair quite successfully. So my brother, who had a court date, came to my home for a "little trim". At the time I had a power sheers with a length regulating attachment. We went out to our garden shed where there was an electrical outlet and an environment I didn't mind getting hair cuttings. We hadn't seen each other for a while and bro is a good "story teller" and we got into exchanging fond memories while I was trimming the back of his head. I'd been talking animatedly before I realized the length regulating attachment had fallen off and bro got a reverse mohawk right up the middle of the back of his head!!! I couldn't stop laughing hysterically before sobering up enough to think about how we might salvage the situation!!! The best I could come up with was brown shoe polish for the "bald strip" smack in the center of the back of his head!!! Don't recall his ever coming to me for help/stinginess ever again!!!

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
5 months ago

well if he wants to join the skinheads i think he will be welcomed hahaha

Molly Block
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5 months ago

Clearly no one knew what they were doing here. Hate to tell ya, buddy, but that is gonna burn in the sun. And why is it so crooked?! Like Mo from the 3 Stooges.

Ashley Wright
Community Member
5 months ago

Cmon. Seriously? Looks like the wife just wanted to have some fun and get on Bored Panda.

Vanessa Earle
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5 months ago

Shave the rest..please

Sarah Nunns
Community Member
5 months ago

oh my no no no no!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey Moe!

Wally
Community Member
5 months ago

What happened to the old "what's the difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut?" Used to be three days. Looks like three weeks now.

Tomasz Plawski
Community Member
5 months ago

Should have done a proper Mohawk instead https://youtu.be/4ClcnCzsOPU

Mihiteruarewa Rangitaawa
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5 months ago

Patrick Shore
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5 months ago

a white neck

Magda Koikov獺
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5 months ago

If swearword d**khead had a hairdo..

Linda HS
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5 months ago

Very...

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

Wow, did you put a bowl on his head ???

spharoe
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4 months ago

This person is just.. not very smart. I mean come on.

melanie bly
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5 months ago

Looks like the back of Bill Gates head.

weatherwitch
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5 months ago

Oh lawks that's truly terrible 氣

Mick Soiseth
Community Member
5 months ago

This looks exactly like a bad haircut I gave a guy in high school in the late 60's! He kept slouching down in the chair so I couldn't see what I was doing (not that I had a clue anyway). When he finally stood up it looked just like this. He hadda wear turtle necks for a long time after that. That was the end of my hair cutting career.

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
5 months ago

He won't be needing another haircut for awhile; at least its cooler back there.

Kanga9ine
Community Member
5 months ago

As bad as humanly possible. This haircut erases signatures on any diplomas earned and any IQ points above 43. Just like when Oprah gains weight. The media seem to think weight goes up, IQ goes down. I just pictured her with this do. Thank God she doesn't own this bowl.

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#3

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I'm reluctant to call what my wife did to me a haircut. But here it is. Well done wife, another string to your bow

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Martha Meyer
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5 months ago

He could go undercover in an Amish community now.

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Giving yourself some time to focus on you and relax may be exactly what you need the most. You may not have a better opportunity to focus on yourself than the quarantined days any time soon. But before getting yourself into a full-blown home-made spa, you might wanna know some tips about basic beauty treatments.

If you feel like you need a hair trim, you'd better take some time off from cutting altogether. Stay focused on your hair health and consider adding conditioning masks or moisturizing treatments to your beauty routine. After the crisis is over, you will be stunned to see your luscious locks well-rested and ready to take on the summer look.

Another great tip is to try washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.

#4

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

I see the face of Jesus on the back of your head

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#5

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Quarantine + boredom + overconfidence = this monstrosity

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Chris Jones
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5 months ago (edited)

Ponytail first and then chop of the end. Damp hair, smooth into a low ponytail and then keep the amount you cut off to a minimum. If you repeat the process from start to finish it ends up pretty even.

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#6

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Quarantine self cut gone wrong...

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Dian Parama Kosala
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5 months ago

thats winning smile........ lol

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Another great tip is washing your hair less. Start slow—skip days at a time and see how your locks are feeling. There are natural oils on our scalp that boost hair health, but we usually wash them all off in daily shampooing sessions.

You can definitely try out a quarantine nail salon at home. But it’s better to stay away from gel or dip manicures altogether. A regular polish of your fave color is a great way to get that lively look. Try out colors that you usually don’t wear—quarantine is a judgement-free zone, and it’s an excellent time to experiment a little.

#7

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Today my partner learned that you shouldnt put off a haircut until the apocalypse when the only person left to do it (were in NYC) is your girlfriend who has never even trimmed her own ends. He calls this look Cambodian garbage Hitler. 

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Lana Belysheva
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5 months ago

Caption is hilarious!

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#8

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My kiddo cut his hair yesterday, then agreed to let me have a little fun with it before we fixed it.

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Z Kalnina
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5 months ago

Thia pic is circling the net like 3rd time round. Come ON!

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#9

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These quarantine cuts are amazing

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Jim Kang
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5 months ago

Hahahaha. Is that a quarantine hair cut or a typical Walmart customer?

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#10

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Is anyone else struggling to adjust to their new at-home beauty routine? I accidentally burned my lip trying to wax yesterday so painful. Tell me Im not alone

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Mark
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5 months ago

Yeee, probably would have been less noticeable with a bit of hair on your top lip ;)

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#11

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Moe got paid to look like that.

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#12

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Tried to cut my son's hair during quarantine, now he's gonna complain to the hotel manager

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Jaxson Evans
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5 months ago

you can see the dude dying in the mirror

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#13

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Don't use your beard trimmer to cut your hair

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Chris Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

Or if you do use the trimmer guards. Start with the highest number as you can always go shorter. Longer on top, shorter on back and sides. I have a six on top, and a combo of four, three, two as I get closer to the edges.

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#14

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Rabbit Carrot
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5 months ago

His hair was fine before.

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#15

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Laugh Fan
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5 months ago

Um, gloves usually come in the packs...

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#16

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Our son's hair was in desperate need of a haircut during quarantine. Husband and I took a wack at it. We had to stop before it got worse

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Chris Jones
Community Member
5 months ago

Why don't people look at online guides? There are plenty of videos showing people how to do an easy trimmer haircut. It isn't difficult. My sister always did her sons hair.

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#17

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y a n a
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5 months ago

He looks like a thumb

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#18

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My buddy's wife convinced him to let her cut his hair while in quarantine. The results speak for themselves

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

JUST don't DO IT.

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#19

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With the barbershop closed during quarantine, my wife tried her best...

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Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

What the hell was she using - pinking-shears??

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#20

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Chris Jones
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5 months ago

Ugh, try your own nails for the duration. The break might do them some good as acrylics can damage the nail and in some cases cause fungal infections.

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#21

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My mom: Dont worry, I used to give haircuts all the time

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

...in the institution.

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#22

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Uh oh, this looks weird. Maybe I should have googled how to give a haircut before jumping right in

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Is this the famous Kim Jung Un style? Now I understand why Donnie fell hopelssly in love with him....

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#23

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5 months ago

The dude laughing his ass of in the corner though

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#24

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Donna Leske
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5 months ago

Sad. It WAS fine before.

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#25

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Im not a hairdresser. Corona forced me to be a hair dresser. This is why I am not and should not be a hairdresser. (I had my phone in my hand and it accidentally took a burst pic which captured the what have I done look on my face)

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Jim Kang
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5 months ago

Another case of the mange.

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#26

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wife wanted to cut my hair for her birthday since I was overdue before quarantine started...

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Wyomudder
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5 months ago

That would normally seem like an odd birthday present... but given the times...

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#27

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Rowlie
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5 months ago

this is just asking for the "nailed it" caption

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#28

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Kanga9ine
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5 months ago

Love this Berber Carpet effect. Just want to curl my toes up in it right now.

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#29

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Jessica Johnson
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5 months ago

Prenager

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#30

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Alex Bailey
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5 months ago

Yikes. Never understood the desire for acrylics... all that filling-in hassle.

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