When In College…

…you’re too busy to even breathe.

As you can tell by the lack of posts, college is taking the life out of me. Between school, friends, and Model United Nations, I barely have time to do anything else. And, let me tell you, I really enjoy my sleep. Sometimes, I find myself wanting to write a post but then I realize that it might not be in my blog’s genre. So I’ve been thinking, instead of stopping this blog and starting a new one, I’ll just refresh Me, Myself, and Boston, and make it a more personal blog about my thoughts and stuff bouncing around my head. There will still be some talk of fashion but I want to be able to blog without having the constraint of a specific theme because that discourages me from posting. I enjoy the blogosphere too much to limit myself into a topic or two.

With that said, here are some things that I have been thinking about in the last few days.

Sweaters
Sweater weather! I’m not completely enthusiastic about the cold but this weather means that I have a legitimate excuse to go shopping. As I’m typing this, a huge order of clothes is going through with sweaters, jackets, scarves, and tights. My favorite right now is this fisherman sweater that I just bought. The color, the texture, oh! I can’t wait.

Inspirational Quotes
I’m currently looking for inspirational quotes that I can use to decorate the walls of my dorm. I have a bunch of posters but my room needs a little extra. Here are some to inspire you, too:

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Golden Hair
I really want a hair redo. I’ve been looking at golden tones to lighten my hair but still give it some fresh breeze. I have dark brown hair and I don’t think going too light would look good but I want something to brighten up my face a bit. And no, I do not follow the whole dark hair in winter and light hair in summer. Who cares?

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Of course, I can never look like Adriana Lima. Still, I love her hair color.

What’s been in your mind lately?

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Top 5 Nail Polishes for Summer

Who says that nail polish isn’t an accessory, too? I love getting different colors and changing it up every few weeks. Here, I have compiled a list of the best nail polishes for summer.

Butter London in Fiver $15

Butter London in Fiver
$15

Essie in Marshmallow $8

Essie in Marshmallow
$8

American Apparel in Neon Yellow $6

American Apparel in Neon Yellow
$6

OPI in Hearth Throb $8

OPI in Hearth Throb
$8

Chanel in Distraction $27

Chanel in Distraction
$27

What Fashion Doesn’t Teach You

Here’s the thing: I love fashion and art and I believe there’s no better way of showing your personality to someone in less than a second than by wearing your personality. However, what fashion doesn’t teach us is that we are all different. Fashion magazines are filled with models who are size 00 and sometimes, that can be really hard to relate to. Not only do magazines put this pressure on us, but us women are constantly being scrutinized by our appearance. Whether it’s by calling a girl a slut or a prude, there’s no happy medium. And what’s worse? It’s us who are criticizing our appearance. Sure, men sometimes yell nasty things at us on the street but that’s different than having your best friend making you feel fat or your mom saying you have to lose weight. So how do we fix this mentality?

I’m hispanic, which almost always means that I’m going to have a big butt, wide hips, and boobs. Although the last one in that list is not really true, I do have wide hips, thighs, and butt and most of the time, I love them. The other times, though, especially if I’m trying t get into a pair of cuffed shorts, I don’t. Although I have a rather soft belly, I have a small waist and, if it weren’t for my big thighs, I’d assume I’d be a size less. The thing is, I can hardly get a size two past my butt and when I do, even if it might sit comfortably on my midsection, my thighs feel like I’m busting out of my pants.

It has been a struggle for me to love and accept my body, it still is. But I’ve learned that not two bodies are the same and that I will never be stick thin. That’s just not the way I am built. So I’ve vowed to take care of my body as much as I possibly can without restricting myself and feeling unhappy because I need to eat a salad.

Loving your body is not easy to do, especially when you have thousands of ads and celebrities talking about their size 2 bodies. But that’s not fair to you or those who love you. For example, my boyfriend loves that I have big thighs and a soft stomach. There’s more of me to love and I don’t feel fragile. He can rest his head on my belly or my lap and he falls asleep. I find this very endearing. I still struggle to accept my body but here I’ve compiled a list of how to love your body:

1. Embrace the good parts and accept that you can only change the bad parts so much.
2. Stop comparing yourself to models.
3. Don’t be afraid to eat that piece of cake. It won’t kill you and it will probably make you really happy.
4. Give your body a break. Don’t suffer in the gym.
5. Embrace how powerful your body is. Can your legs sustain running a marathon? Do you have flexibility? Do you love the way that cute top looks on you?
6. Treat your body like a temple. Accepting your body does not mean you can let it shrivel up and die. You need to respect it and not do stuff that would damage it.
7. Buy clothes that fit you! Don’t worry about the tags, There’s nothing that would make you feel worse about your body than wearing a size that’s not your right fit.
8. Learn that you probably do not look bad. Sometimes we see a whole other person in the mirror. That person isn’t off. The best clothes you could ever wear is confidence.
9. Love other people’s body, too. There’s nothing better than seeing someone who is confident in their own body. Try to take inspiration from the people who love their bodies instead of those who starve themselves because they’re unhappy.
10. You are beautiful! No matter what size or shape or color or ANYTHING you are.

Beauty Links

I have to be the first one to admit that I’m not too big on make-up. I’d rather spend my money on clothes than a few lipsticks. But, I also have to admit that sometimes make-up makes or breaks your outfit. I think there’s a subtle art to how to do your make-up and do it well. Here you’re going to find a small collection of links for make-up and make-up tutorials that I’m dying to try. I’m the kind of girl who usually sticks to foundation, bronzer, delicate eyeliner line, and lip balm for her day look and then adds the smokey eye for the night. I’m so ready to change it up!

01. I’m dying for this RiRi Boy lipstick off of her new MAC collection. I’ve never been a lipstick girl but I think it’s time to change that.

02. This Benefit highlighter needs to happen this summer. I don’t want uneven splochiness on my skin that usually happens during the summer months when I get a little bit too much sun.

03. I know that I will always go to my smokey eye and anything with color on the eyes kind of scares me a bit but this palette from Sephora has my smokey-eye needs as well as other colors that I can add for a pop of dare devil.

04. Because my go-to make-up is always eyeliner, I totally appreciated this tutorial from The Beauty Department. My eyes are my best feature in my face and I’m sure this technique is going to help me make them look amazing every day.

05. WhoWhatWear.Com made this great story for natural-looking make-up. This might actually pump me up for wearing more make-up during the day.