Boys to Men

Boys are such a broad topic and I honestly could rant about them for hours. You have the immature boys who think that having a thick bitch and no job is the best thing they can do, the cheaters who can’t keep a girl for more than a week at a time, the Tinder boys who only downloaded the app to sleep with girls or to see how badly they can hurt a girl, and then the ten men who exist in the world that are in a committed relationship.

You can call a boy a man when he turns a certain age if you would like. I just personally think the title of man should be earned. Most every boy in their 20s is a piece of trash who doesn’t realize that love is a real thing.

Those boys who are in a long term relationship but take it for granted make me so angry. I’ve had many friends tell me they can’t stand their boyfriend because he’s lazy or doesn’t care for her anymore. I don’t understand why she stays with him. I know there is the whole, “But I’ve been with him for three years.” sort of thing. You are only here on this planet for a short period of time. Why are you wasting it with someone that doesn’t make you happy?

I’m one of the luckier people who has a boyfriend and didn’t have to go through Tinder or dating apps to get a boyfriend. I met mine in high school and we actually went on dates before becoming official. I would rather go through the old fashion way of getting to know someone than just texting or messaging someone through a cell phone. I think the one reason girls can’t find a good boy is that the good boys are not on Tinder. Those boys are there to take advantage of girls. Again, I never swiped right on someone to tell you if they are good or not.

If you are still with someone that cheated on you, I have no words to express how I feel. Basically, you may have been their first choose but if there was a second, you’re not that important to them.

Yes, some girls will waste boys’ time. I don’t really understand the point in wasting someone’s time. Dating is literally to find your soulmate who you want to spend the rest of your life with. If you don’t want that, don’t date and waste someone’s time. If you aren’t fully committed to someone, be upfront about it. Just don’t string someone along.

Those very few men that exist are in a committed relationship because they earned that title of MAN through being grown up about relationships. If you want to be a slut, be a slut but don’t string someone along just because you know they will have sex with you. Feelings are a real thing.

Also, can these little boys stop trying to dress like they are Kanye West and Justin Bieber? You look like idiots. Whatever happened to class?

You can comment all you want how bias I am. I dang well know I am. It’s my personal feelings on the matter. I’m not going to comment on your opinion and say it’s wrong. It’s an OPINION, not a fact. Go back to grade school if you don’t know the difference between the two.

End Rant. Thanks.

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5 Summer Outfits 2017

Summer is just around the corner and it’s my favorite season for fashion reasons. I’ve created a few outfits that I believe will make you look on point and in with the summer trends this year.

If the items are sold out, click on the title of the outfit and it will take you to the outfit on Polyvore and the items will come up. If you click on the item, it will come up with similar items that you can purchase.

1. Pineapple Paradise

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I adore yellow for the summer time so I had to include at least one outfit with the color. Off the shoulder pieces have been trending for almost a year now and I find them very flattering. Pineapples are everywhere this season so to make a plain outfit fun, pair it was a cute unique purse.

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2. Retro Rachel

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This outfit was inspired by Rachel Green from Friends. I love 90s fashion and I love incorporating this generation of trends in with it as well. I believe if you were to crop the sweatshirt, it would look more modern and highlight the shorts as well. The sunglasses give it a more retro vibe as well.

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3. Red Hot

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Red is such a bold color. If you’re daring enough, try spicing up your outfit with red accent pieces. Even pairing a black and white outfit with red lipstick makes you look for fashionable.

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4. Ballerina Blush

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This outfit is more for the girly, wanting to dress up kind of girl. Blush pink is defiantly this years color for the summer. Anything and everything is in blush.

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5. Casual Crook 

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I designed this for more of an everyday look. If you want to throw on something easy, this is it. You’ll look like you tried but you also didn’t at the same time. The embrodered pants give the look a more trendy appeal.

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Skinny Friend

I’ve been considered the ‘skinny’ friend my whole life. I was always the lanky, awkward, skinny friend who tried to stay in the background. Many people would call me names or try and put their hand around my waist.

Growing up, I naturally was skinny. I would eat three times a day and snack. I ate like a normal kid my height should eat. The doctor was never worried about my weight and told me I was perfectly healthy. But everyone I knew always would ask me, “Well do you eat?” I was young and had no idea that mental diseases were even a thing. I would be very confused by the question and always answer with a strong yes.

Once I got to high school, which started for me in the 7th grade, I was still naturally skinny but I was gaining weight due to puberty. My parent’s friends started asking them if I was eating enough or that I needed help. They would remark they were just ‘worried’ about me. I grew so annoyed with everyone asking if I was eating enough or throwing up after I ate.

I began to understand eating disorders when one of my best friends started using the restroom every time she was done eating. She honestly thought I wouldn’t notice and eventually, I asked if she was alright. She confessed that she was bulimic and was throwing up after every meal so she could loose weight. She was very open about her disease, which confused me more. I always thought if you had depression, anxiety, an eating disorder or any type of mental disorder, you weren’t supposed to talk about it. Society made me believe you were to keep it quiet.

The day I truly understood mental disorders was the day my first ‘love’ told me he didn’t want me. I was only 13 and I just felt numb. I didn’t feel sadness, anger, or pain. I just locked myself in my room and stared at my walls. I felt nothing. This numb feeling continued until my junior year of high school. I knew my life was complete shit. I knew that everything was my fault. I lost my friends, I shut out my family, I didn’t go out with anyone, I didn’t want to leave my bed. I hated going to school because I knew everyone was staring at me and judging me. I knew they all hated me and there was no point in me being alive.

My whole teenage life, I was in a deep depression. Some days, I would try to fight it but sometimes I couldn’t. With this depression, I gained anxiety. I have yet to shake this. I have terrible test anxiety, I was considered shy but I knew it was because my anxiety was so high. I couldn’t tell anyone because I felt so ashamed of myself. With the shame, I began to stop eating. I would pretend to eat meals in my room but just throw the food away. I hated eating out because I knew I hate to eat more than I usually do. I became so ill. I skipped even more school, I stayed in bed even more than before, I was becoming the person I was afraid to be my whole life.

The sad part was everyone started complimenting my skinnier body. “You look like you could be a model.” is what everyone would tell me. It made me a little bit happier than before. I was starting to feel something but it wasn’t exactly happiness. I was feeling pain, anger, confusion. I was scared that I would end up dead soon.

My junior year of high school, I finally decided to get that boy I have been crushing on forever. Somehow he asked me to the winter dance and I was completely ecstatic. I didn’t eat much when we went out to dinner beforehand. He’s a bit of an idiot and didn’t realize I don’t eat in general.

When we went to prom later that year, he still didn’t understand the reason I got the kids meal. It had the least amount of food. He praised me to his friends. He kept bragging that I was a cheap date.

My senior prom is finally when he realized what I was doing. I was still stick thin and very unhealthy looking. I knew I had to look extra good that day so I ate the smallest amount of food I could so I wouldn’t pass out.

That Monday after prom at school, I nearly passed out in gym class and was told to go to the nurse’s office. The nurse knew exactly what I was doing. She would repeat over and over and asked if I was eating. I knew the answer, she knew the answer. I just couldn’t say the answer. I was sent home that day and I confessed to my mom I haven’t been eating right for years.

I was considered the skinny friend. I had a reputation to uphold. I wanted to be prettier and happier. I thought if I was skinny, I would make friends. I might have been able to keep my friends. I thought I could get a guy’s attention.

It’s been a few years since I overcame many of these mental disorders. My depression and anxiety come back every once and a while but I know how to control myself so they don’t take over my life. I still get the, “Well do you eat?” every once in a blue moon. I may not be as thin as I once was but I’m nowhere near being fat. I’m happy with my thicker thighs and fatter ass. I’m okay that I don’t have a perfect stomach. I’m trying so hard to embrace my stretch marks. I’m so happy that society is changing to where every body type is beautiful. If you are naturally thin, like me, don’t be afraid to be you. You don’t have to gain weight to make yourself feel pretty. Look at yourself in the mirror and remind yourself that you are hot as hell.

Embrace being the skinny friend.

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Current Favorite Makeup Products

Makeup has been one of my passions since I was allowed to wear it. I love the fact that you can change your face every single day. Some people may not see the point in spending so much money and only be able to wear it for a limited amount of time but, I see it as art.

My skin is combination. It is more dry in the fall and winter and more oily in the spring and summer.

1. Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

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$6.99 ulta.com

I, sadly, have huge pores and NEED this primer every single day to wear makeup. It does exactly what it promises. If you too have bigger pores, I highly recommend this product. I wouldn’t say it keeps my foundation on longer but it overall makes my skin look nicer. I wear it all year round. I wear it on my days I don’t wear makeup and I wear it under my makeup.

2. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 

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$7.99 ulta.com

I adore this foundation for the spring and summer months. It’s not at all expensive and but it performs like it was higher end. It keeps me matte and helps to cover my pores even more. I would say it’s more on the medium coverage side rather than full. My freckles and blemishes still come through. I can wear it all day without it breaking up or looking cakey on the skin. Highly, highly recommend you giving this or the dewy version a try. I get the shade 110 porcelain.

3. NYX Hi Definition Photo Concealer Wand

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$4.99 ulta.com

I have yet to find a concealer that tops this $5 concealer. Granted, I have not yet tried the shape tape by Tarte due to the lightest shade always being sold out when I get paid. I wouldn’t say it’s the most pigmented concealer but it’s not drying, its color is perfect to actually brighten my under eyes. I usually use this with the peach concealer and it works perfectly. I highly recommend this to anyone who is pale or is looking for a great concealer. I also get porcelain in this which is not the lightest shade.

4. Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Face Powder

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$5.97 walmart.com

This face powder defiantly has a strong scent to it. It smells like old lady perfume but it works magic. It makes your face so smooth, I completely understand why everyone on YouTube uses this to bake. I bake my face every day with this powder. It’s just amazing and I’ve honestly gotten use to the scent.

5. E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit

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$3.00 ulta.com

I’ve been using this baby since filling in your eyebrows became a thing. I use my own angled brush and spoily I’ve had around since I bought my first makeup brush kit. The angled brush I use is still being sold it’s by ecotools. I bought mine at Walmart but you can get it from Ulta as well. This product gives you natural looking brows so if you want those Instagram brows, this isn’t going to be your product. The best thing about this product is I don’t use that much of it so a $3 product lasts me such a long time.

6. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Butter Bronzer

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$14.99 ulta.com

I bought this because of all the hype it had on the internet. I never really wanted to buy it because it was a bit more expensive for a drugstore bronzer but I kept buying ones that were too orange or too red. This is literally so subtle and the shade is perfect. Once I run out, I most likely will be buying another one because it’s so good. I’ve even tried high-end bronzers and nothing compares to this one.

7. NYX HD Blush

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$6.99 ulta.com

I really enjoy the shade Hampton. It’s a very pink shade but blushes seem to fade on me so it becomes really natural looking on my pale skin. They have so many shades on the Ulta website. They have a shade for every single skin tone. They blend so well and are so beautiful. I finally hit pan on it a few weeks ago and was completely torn apart.

8. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer 

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$29.95 sephora.com

I actually bought this bad boy because of its packaging. It was so 1950s and it swatched beautifully. There was no way I was leaving the store without it. It’s basically the only highlighter I use. It gives a natural glow but you can also layer it to make it really pop. If you have no clue about highlighters, I recommend this baby.

9. Urban Decay Pervesion Mascara

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$22.00 ulta.com

I actually didn’t like this at first due to the fact I was so caught up in the Better Than Sex bandwagon. I love them both but I prefer Perversion now that I’ve been keeping an open mind. It’s really black. It’s a wet formula, which I prefer. If you want more natural lashes, it will accomplish that but it also can give you dramatic volume and length if you apply two or three layers. It’s really hard to get off though. That’s the only downfall I have.

10. BH Cosmetics Take Me To Brazil Eyeshadow Palette

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$12.99 bhcosmetics.com

I’m completely obsessed with colored looks. This palette has everything you need for fun summer looks. My favorite shades are the pinks and oranges. They are so pigmented and just incredible. If you want to get out of your comfort zone and move into colors, get this palette.

11. Stilia Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

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$22.00 sephora.com

I know there are so many dupes out there for this eyeliner but for some reason, I stick with the more expensive version. Mine, sadly, has dried out and I have yet to repurchase it. I’ve been using the liquid liner by NYX but it cracks on me. Once I get paid, I’ll most likely be purchasing another one of these.

12. Colourpop Ultra Satain Lip

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$6.00 colourpop.com

My favorite shade is Dopey. I love the formulation of these lipsticks. They dry down matte but aren’t drying at all. I have drier lips so these are a God send. They aren’t transfer proof but I would rather wear these lipsticks then the ultra matte. The wand also makes it easier to over line my lips as well. Everything from Colourpop is completely amazing. You can’t go wrong with any purchase.

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10 Inexpensive Clothing Sites

Being a bargain shopper is something that is in my blood. Both of my parents raised me to make sure I knew how to stretch my dollar. I’m always looking for sales, clearance, or just cheaper stores in general. There are items I believe are worth a little more money but for fast fashion items, I’m not going to Guess or Tommy Hilfiger.

Keep in mind, you are paying for the look not the quality with these items. They are not going to last you all of your life, let alone college. Also, make sure you read reviews on the items that catch your eye. It may not be expensive but you also don’t want to be buying garbage.

1. Forever 21

Let’s get the obvious site out of the way first. Yes, so many people recommend this site or store. There is a reason for that. Most of the clothing is under $20. They carry fast fashion but some pieces are a little bit more unique. If you want to look like everyone else, this is your store.

romper $10.00 clips $2.90 t-shirt $8.90

2.  Boohoo

This is a company over in the UK. It’s completely brilliant. This happens to be my favorite store. I’ve bought shoes, formal dresses, summer clothing, accessories, the whole nine yards. Make sure you chose the correct country to get the right sizes and prices. They are always running sales so check in daily to see if the items you want are on sale.

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3.  Amazon

Amazon has been upping their game with clothing. You can find so many amazing clothing for not a high price. Yes, they do sell other items that are a bit more expensive but if you set the setting from low to high, I’m almost sure you find something you like. Also, if you have prime, you get free two-day shipping. How great is that?

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4.  Missguided

This is another company based in the UK. They have such high-quality things for not that high of price. There are some things that are a bit steep but you can find some amazing things in the sales. They are also always running sales so check back every week to make sure you’re not missing out on something. Also, if you’re a college student, you get 50% off nonsale items.

joggers $11.70 shoes $21.60 dress $12.60

5. thredUP

I’m all about thrifting so to have such a popular thrift site is a dream come true. I honestly wish I would have thought of it first. You can get everything you want at such a low price. If you’re okay with wearing something that someone else has worn, check out this site.

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6. Tobi

You receive 50% off your first order. Yes, you read that right. They completely sucked me in by just offering that. They are always running amazing sales. Their clearance is beautiful. Everything about this site is amazing. I highly recommend just buying one item to give it a chance.

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7. Rue 21

Since most of the stores around me have closed, I’ve begun to order things from their website. They honestly are one of my favorite stores. They have such inexpensive things that are so comfy. I love their home decor as well.

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8. LuLu’s

They are at a higher price point but still worth a look at. There are some affordable items in the sales section. They have such stunning pieces. They are at the higher end of things but you are paying for quality with these garments.

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9. ClothingUnder10.com

I’ve never purchased from this site but I’ve only even heard good things. Most everything is under $10 so it’s worth a shot to just buy a few things. You won’t be breaking the bank with just giving it a chance.

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10. SheIn

I’ve also never ordered anything from this site. It is a wholesale site but this is one that has got so many positive responses. I will most likely be ordering some items from this site in the near future. I recommend looking up recent YouTube reviews that show the good items they got instead of straight from the website. If you guys would like me to do a review on the site please comment telling me I should.

dress $19.00 purse $21.00 shirt $15.00 

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