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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

FASHION FAUX PAS: STUDENT EDITION

So I received some positive feed back from my last Fashion Faux Pas:Mommy's edition that I decided to create another one. This time I am writing about something a little bit more familiar to me, I have witnessed these terrible fashion sins and let me tell you, they are NOT pretty! I have gone to 3 different schools in the last 5 years, I have met countless students from all over the world and I have seen different styles of fashion, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly. So I am here to share with you the five fashion DONT'S for students! This applies specially to all college students!

Fashion Faux Pas #1: Wearing PJ's to class


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Like, I get it. They are extremely comfortable and when you have an 8am class all you wanna do is sleep until the last possible minute, but that does mean going to school still wearing your PJs? No it doesn't! I have only worn my PJ's to school ONCE, that was during 'Senior Week' when I was in high school, and although I was showing my school spirit I have regretted ever since. I mean my teachers are always telling me to network and make connections with other students because we are all going to be joining the workforce pretty soon and we do not know where we might end up, we could end up as co workers or maybe a classmate could end up being my boss. And while I would like to be THEIR boss instead nothing is guaranteed. So when I go to a job interview or submit my resume I do not want to be remembered as the girl who wore pajamas to school. That's just not professional!


Fashion Faux Pas #2: Wearing Short Shorts


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Believe it or not I have seen a couple of girls wearing these shorts, not only at school but also around the mall. You know what kind of message this type of clothing makes? Only one: That you are easy! I honestly do not care if you have the best looking butt and legs and can pull them off, I do not want to feel like I am at hooters, because otherwise I would be expecting you to bring me wings and a nice cold margarita.


Fashion Faux Pas #3: Wearing Uggs with shorts




Are you you hot or are you cold? Because certainly you can't be both! So do us all a favor and pick one and stick to it.


Fashion Faux Pas #4: Wearing high heels




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Unless you are like the ladies from UT, who came with this concept to raise awareness for their relay for life event please do not wear high heels to class. I love high heels do no t get me wrong, but there is a place and time for them and college is not one of them. College campuses are BIG so it is most likely that you might have to walk a couple of miles to get to and from your classes, so just imagine how that is going to affect your feet. So unless you have a presentation for a class or an important meeting please keep those high heels back in your room. Trust me, your feet will thank me.

Fashion Faux Pas #5: Anything from your high school times




I understand that you worked hard for your letterman jacket, and that it comes in really handy during the winter, but guess what? You are not in high school anymore! So go out and buy yourself a hoodie from your college, c'mon! Show your (current) school spirit. Also wearing your high school stuff just makes it seem like you haven't moved on from that time in your life, YOU ARE IN COLLEGE NOW! You are about to experience a lot of crazy, fun, life changing things, leave high school in the past and embrace your present and your future.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Social #49

Happy Sunday lovely people! 

I wish you are all enjoying your weekend, the next two weeks are going to drain me, both physically and emotionally so I will enjoy my day off as much as I can. Aside from bringing you this week's Sunday Social I am also announcing some winners from past giveaways! So check to see if one of them was YOU!



What was your favorite TV show as a kid?

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I loved many shows as a kid, from Hey Arnold! to Dexter's Laboratory, to rocket power. But my ABSOLUTE favorite was always 'As told by Ginger." I could relate to her, and that made the cartoon so much more enjoyable!
What is your current favorite TV show?

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It's between "Grey's Anatomy" and "How I Met Your Mother," I am STOKED about "How I Met Your Mother" because we get to meet the Mother. FINALLY!!!! Well we already know who she is, I am just excited to have her in the season.

Which reality show would you NEVER do?

ANY of them. They are all a joke, but we all love to watch them.

 Which reality show would you LOVE to do?

NONE. ThankYouVeryMuch

What is the TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?


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Why Blair Waldorf of course! We both want our fairy tale kind of love, we are both determine and won't let anything or anyone get in the way of our dreams. And of course we both share our love for fashion!



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Which TV character would you want to date?

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There is only one character for me: CHUCK BASS

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CONGRATULATIONS! I will be emailing ya'll tonight!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

[SPONSOR L♥VE] MEET RACHEL

I am so excited to introduce you to Rachel, she is a social media nerd (you will learn why in a bit) and she has accomplished so much outside of the blogging world! Such an inspiration! And of course there is a little giveaway at the end of the post!

Tell me a little bit about yourself:

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I’m a 20-something currently living in New Jersey. I work in SEO and also am a freelance writer. I love cats, chocolate and makeup.

Where can we find you? 


How did you come up with your blog’s name?

I tend to be brutally honest and don’t like to sugar-coat things, so “Life Unsweetened” is me doing just that. I write about things I like, things I don’t like and cover a wide range of topics on my blog, ranging from fashion to lifestyle.

What kind of posts do you write?

Lifestyle, home décor, fashion, beauty, hair, music, a little bit of everything!

Anything special going on in your blog?

Ad spaces are only $10 and $20!

What are your make up must haves?

Lately, I’ve been loving Garnier’s BB cream and Benefit’s Benetint 

What items are you lusting over? 

Right now I’m in the process of moving, so I’ve been looking out for everything related to home décor. Who knew looking at rugs, art and knick knacks would be so much fun?!

Who is your fashion icon and why?

I adore Olivia Palermo and Lauren Conrad. Lauren is always the perfect balance between sexy and classy and she has a youthful edge that I admire as a 20-something. Olivia takes more risks and pulls them all off, so I hope to be like her someday!

Share some of your accomplishments in or outside of the blogging world

I’ve had the opportunity to write for a wide range of websites and publications as a freelance writer and blogger. I was so proud to write for The Everygirl , LA Family Magazine  and The Levo League  recently. 

GIVEAWAY TIME!


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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Glamour Look by Mary Kay [VoxBox}

It has been a while since I have qualified for a VoxBox from Influenster so I was STOKED when I received an email that I had been selected to participate in the qualifying survey. And when I got the email that said I had qualified to received the box it just made my day! So I waited patiently for the mailman to bring me my package, and of course it arrived on the day that I worked so I had to wait my whole shift to get home and open up this bad boy up.

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Here is what came in my box:

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Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening (I ♥ black; $15)

LASHilicious! Long, strong. Seriously separated lashes

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Mary Kay True Dimensions Lip Stick in Pink Cherie ($18)

Intensely moisturizing. Exquisitely smoothing.

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Mary Kay Lash Primer ($15)

Dramatic definition. Fuller-looking lashes.

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Mary Kay Eye Color-Violet Storm ($22)

Soft, creamy, long-wearing formula

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Mary Kay Cream Eye Color/Concealer Brush ($10)

The perfect brush for applying any cream product.

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They also included their latest catalog showing their new products, which also shows you how you can wear their products!

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I am honestly still in shock that I received 5 items valued at $80!!!! I am really excited to try these products since I have never tried any Mary Kay products. And of course I promise to do a product review on each item :)

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Social #48

I honestly believe that what kind of music people listen to tells a lot about them, so hopefully my taste in music will say that I am a cool person :) lol



What is your all-time favorite song? 

I honestly do not think I have one, I like a bunch of songs!!

Who is your favorite singer/band?


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Trapt! I love their style and I have loved them since high school.
What song reminds you of your childhood?

I have different ones and it all depends on which part of my childhood we are talking about. But when I was younger I used to love Ricky Martin (I'm not ashamed) so pretty much any of his songs remind me of my childhood.

Also any Destiny Child's song, my sister used to be obsessed with memorizing their songs (don't tell her I just shared this piece of info with ya'll) and since we used to share a room I was forced to be a part of it. 

What songs put you in a good mood?



This song not only puts me in a good mood but it also makes me want to, well, shake it! :)

What is your music to rock out to in your car?

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As you can see from my Pandora stations I listen to a little bit of everything.

What is the most embarrassing album or song you own?



I am 22 years old and not ashamed that I know the lyrics to this song.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

15 shades of Sephora Lip Gloss Giveaway


Hello beauties!

I am so excited to be sharing this giveaway with you all! But first I want to thank Miss Angie from My So Called Chaos for giving me the opportunity to be part of this FABULOUS giveaway But don't just take my word for it, check it out for yourself: :)

15 Shades of Sephora Giveaway



Coconut lick worthy lipstick has me dreaming of the beach. I feel it is a perfect time to giveaway 15 Shades of Sephora. Enjoy from LeChateauDesFleurs:




15 Shades of Sephora
What it is:

A collector’s edition of iconic lip colors spanning 15 years.

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This lip library includes everything from rich reds to natural nudes all in Bite’s lick-worthy Lush Fruit Lip Gloss formulation. Instant nutrition for lips, this formula contains the same healthy ingredients you’d find in a pure fruit smoothie: real coconut, mango, and strawberry infused with seven nourishing fruit oils for a tropical concoction delicious enough to eat. Rich, vibrant, and juicy, this modern formula is highly pigmented—what you see in the container is the color you’ll see on your lips.

This set contains:

- 15 x 0.06 oz Lip Gloss

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Rain Shadow Labs provides the highest quality wholesale cosmetics. They offer lotions, washes, cremes, candles, soaps, gels, essential oils and so much more. http://rainshadowlabs.com/

I want to highlight an amazing moisturizing product this week from Rain Shadow Labs the ARH Hyaluronic Acid Serum, 98% natural/72% organic (whole foods).

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Hyaluronic Acid makes up fifty percent of this high quality formulation. Holding up to 1000 times its weight in water and drawing moisture out of the environment and onto the surface of your skin, there is not a more effective moisturizing agent on the world market today. Non-comedogenic, penetrates deeply, and activates collagen production for a fresher, younger, firmer, brighter complexion.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fireworks, a big celebration and a baby shower.

I am so exhausted! I had a very hectic [long] weekend, but FULL of fun and memories! It all started with Independence day, my boyfriend's sister was in town so he spent the whole weekend with her. Which was fine by me because I got to spend it with MY family, and sometimes he can be a party pooper so I didn't have to deal with that.

Thursday: 4th of July


I spent the whole day with my momma. We went shopping and we relaxed at home, when it was time to go and watch the fireworks she was too tired to go so I went on my own.


You can't hear it, but I was blasting "fireworks" by Katy Perry. It only felt right :)

Friday: July 5th


I had a long day at work, sooooo I busted this baby out.

Saturday: July 6th

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We celebrated my Grandma's (my Dad's mom) 90th birthday! She is the one on the right and her sister is the  one on the left.

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It was a big and special celebration so of course I had to get a new outfit! I LOVE this dress, it's so light and  flowy :)

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I enjoyed shopping for our outfits and spending quality time with my Momma. 

Saturday was an awesome day, I got to see some family member's from out of town and I got to spend time with my cousins and dance the night away!

Sunday July 8h:


Attended my coworker's baby shower! We are all excited for her!! CANNOT wait to meet baby Cali!

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When I went shopping for her present I just could NOT decide on what to get her! Everything was just so DAMN cute!! I finally decided on a 3 set of onesies and some booties and a headband! This baby girl is gonna be stylish :)

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And of course ended the weekend with some delicious pink lemonade cake! 

How was YOUR weekend?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Social #47

Oh my gosh! After 3 weeks of me forgetting to post this on time it finally happened!  Even after all the festivities (which I will tell you about later on this week) so that makes me very happy!



What is the best trip you've ever been on?

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NYC. Hands down! This place is just so full of life and there are a million and one things to do!

What is your best idea for a girls weekend trip?

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Somewhere near a beach! There is nothing better than laying under the sun with your toes in the sun and a nice cold drink on the sun! Also you can check out the hotties with your girl friends;)

What is your best idea for a couples trip? 

Somewhere romantic would be the typical answer, But to be honest I would love to go to a place where I could have an adventure with the one I love. Like being outdoors and going hiking or something daring!

What is the best vacation on the cheap?

It all depends what you are looking for. Sometimes I am just so overwhelmed with work and other things that just going to my parents house feels like the best thing ever. Whenever I go to my parents house I look forward to my Mom's cooking, I miss it!

What is the place you most want to visit?

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Paris. I am a hopeless romantic and people say that is the city of "love" so I gotta find out for myself.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fashion Faux Pas: Mommy's Edition.

I work in a women's retail store, which means that I get to "style" a lot of women (of all ages)  who don't know how to put an outfit together, who don't know what would look good on them, etc. etc., I love helping people like this, because once they have checked out and you seen them walking out the door they start walking with a totally different attitude. They are happier with their purchase and with themselves, and that makes me feel extremely happy!

But before we get to the happy ending we go through a couple of hits and misses, which are very important to know. That way you don't make the same mistakes again and you go to a store knowing exactly what you are looking for. So what am I getting at with this story? Well, I am here to give you some tips and tricks in order to avoid these fashion  faux. I want to help YOU eliminate those bad choices before you even start wearing clothes!

Fashion Faux Pas: Mommy's Edition. so let us begin!

Fashion Faux Pas #1: MOM JEANS.

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They do not flatter anyone, unless you are a size two, girls who wear a size two can get away with wearing anything. And I hate them, ha! Just kidding, but no really. The only benefit from these jeans is the high rise. As a Mom you gotta pick up the kids or pick up toys from the floor, so when you bend down you don't wanna be showing people your  junk in the trunk. Another "good" thing that I've heard about these types of jeans is the comfort. but I have news flash for you ladies!  There are SOOO many more styles of jeans that provide style, comfort and that high rise that is very important for Mommys!

Fashion Faux Pas #2: TRACK PANTS/TRACKSUITS
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Remember the one Mom from Mean Girls ? Who said "I'm not a regualr mom, I am a cool mom?"

 Well.. try not to be that kind of Mom. If you remember being a teenager then you should remember that pretty much anything that your parents did embarrased you, so now imagine your Mom dressing like this and trying to act all "Young and cool" No, just NO! So just do your kids a favor and avoid these tracksuits.

Fashion Faux Pas #3: LOW RISE JEANS


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I mean, I feel like I don't need to explain why you shouldn't wear these types of jeans, the picture is pretty self explanatory  But just in case some of you still don't get it here I go: These types of jeans are NOT for everyone. If they make you look like this or close to this then pick another pair. No one likes to have a muffin top and no one likes to see a muffin top.

Fashion Faux Pas #4: THE WRONG UNDERGARMENT



This is a no brainer, every woman should know what kind of bra to wear with each shirt she owns.  Visit Victoria secret and get measured  Know your right size and the right style for you. Also make sure you own the following color bras: white, nude and black!

Fashion Faux Pas #4: LEGGINGS AS PANTS



I will be the first one to admit that if I could wear leggings every day during the winter I would, they are  just so comfortable! BUT you must remember that they are leggings and NOT pants, that means that you HAVE to wear a top that is long enough to cover your booty and leggings that are not see through.

I just want to let you all know that I do not want to offend anyone, I think that Moms do so much for their kiddos and husbands that they should do something for themselves. For the longest time my Mom did not care for her appearance, she just cared about mine. She wanted to make sure I looked my best. Now that I am older and can take care of myself I make sure that my Mom looks stylish because she deserves to look good AND feel good!