To Look Fabulous in 4 hours is hard!

To Look Fabulous in 4 hours is hard!

What goes down behind the perfect look.


Whether it's for a girls night or for a date, ladies around the world will book their entire evening to get ready. No woman will ever tell you that it took them only five minutes to get ready, because that is so lying! In reality, it probably took them around four hours of complete torture to get ready. Ladies that are reading this, you know what I mean. Tears from shaving, cursing at your wardrobe when you realize you have nothing that fits the occasion. Countless pictures were taken and shared with their BFF's in order to make sure that their final outfit is the perfect outfit. Here is what goes on in those four hours:

1 Hour: The Panic

The main reason why we, ladies, panic is because we feel that we do not have enough time to get ready. I mean, we don't have the luxury of taking the day off; therefore, the anxiety of getting ready is such a short period.

We tend to panic over location (what club? What restaurant? Is it fancy or casual?), theme (the 80's? the 90's?) what kind of date it is? (Is it casual? Is it formal? Should I impress? Or seduce?) All of those questions are running through every single girl's mind that is getting ready to go out. Oh and let not talk about the outfit! Pants, skirts, shorts, dresses, too many options for one single night! If we get any of the answers from the previous questions, things can get complicated.

2 Hour: Careful...careful

It may sound silly to you that shaving is one of the hardest tasks pre-anything that requires shaving. However, trying to get every single follicle without your skin ripping out at a quick pace is hard! One of the worst thing that can happen before a date is having blood dripping down your legs, ruining the outfit of the night. Although shaving your eyebrows is terrible too (don't cut them, tweeze them). After that long, excruciating step, comes the nails. If we went to a salon to get a manicure, lucky us! Otherwise, we had to paint our nails yourself. Sometimes we'd dare to do elaborate designs until it's clear that 1. We don't have time or 2. We don't know how to make a fancy design. It's already hard enough to paint nails with our no dominant hand! Imagine doing that with designs! This is also the hour that food becomes our worse enemy. Should we eat? If we do eat, what do we eat? Not Chipotle or Taco Bell nor anything that can fill us up (unless it's a girls night) or make us gassy.

3 Hour: Wishing there was a copy paste option for eye makeup.

After successfully shaving, making our hair as smooth as possible and waited years for our nails to dry the next step is makeup and hairstyle. Some like to keep it simple, some of us go way out of our league with youtube tutorial. Normally following a tutorial causes redos of the same look over five times before deciding to do something we already know how to do (no one wants to look like a disheveled raccoon). Nailing the perfect look takes time, that's why some girls do their hair first and then their makeup, although shouldn't it be the way around? Just in case it gets ruined by the art.

4 Hour: Last Touches

Oh, girl, the look is complete! Not much happens in this last hour. Unless locations were changed or we realize we are running late (most of the cases we are running late). In that case, cue the purse grabbing, shoving our cellphones, earphones, compact powder, wallet and whatever else is deemed necessary.

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Do We Really Need All Of These TV Show Reboots?

2019 is the year of TV series reboots.


With the premiere of "Toy Story 4" approaching very soon, I've been thinking about all of these revivals that have been created in the past few years, specifically on television and streaming services.

There has been a trend to take an older TV show that gained much success "back in the day," and either reboot it or develop an entirely new concept, based on the name of the show. While it seemingly sounds like a great idea because of how many accolades it got in the past (and probably will with a revival), the phrase that comes to mind is: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Why ruin a classic TV series with a reboot that will probably leave us very unfulfilled?

Many things in life are done under the influence of money; TV shows and movie sequels are no different. Producers know that if they create another run of "Full House" (even 24 years later), it will do very well; we just can't get enough of the Tanner's. I loved the show as much as the next person, but I feel that the reboot ("Fuller House") falls short because of several factors. Some of these include but are not limited to, the aging cast, and many of the cast members not appearing on the show (or potentially headed for jail). Expectations for these reboots are so high, it makes it nearly impossible to come close to the original series. Streaming services have nothing to lose, since they are more subscription-based, rather than ratings-based.

There are some exceptions to my argument, especially when shows don't exactly have an ending. There was a lot of talk surrounding the cancellation of "Gilmore Girls" because the writer had three words that she wanted to use in the series finale; they never made it onto that final broadcast. That is until the four-part series on Netflix came out a few years ago. We then learned those last three words Amy Sherman-Palladino had saved for us (I won't spoil it for you). In my opinion, "Gilmore Girls" did deserve the sequel, but it still did not give me psychological closure.

With the increased amount of reboots these days, it leaves me wondering if the show creators are even thinking outside the box, since rebooting a series can be "viewed" (no pun intended) as taking the easy way out. Instead of trying to create new content that someday could be considered classics, they are taking old classics and revamping them. While it may seem like a no-lose situation, the bar has already been set so high that it's almost impossible to surpass. On the other hand, some audiences are not as harsh as me and are willing to take what they can get.

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Do You Believe In Magic?

How else do we explain some things that happen in life?


There are some events in life that we cannot figure out. For example, how we know something bad is going to happen because we see some signs and before you know it- bam! Something bad happened. Or when you know it's going to be a good day because you feel it. How can we explain Karma without magic?

I have conflicted feelings about magic but I do not, however, throw that option out of the window. There have been unexplainable events in my life that the only explanation is magic. Just to clarify, I don't mean 'Harry Potter' and wand waving, although that would be very handy when cleaning my house and packing (i mean, come on, traveling would be 5x easier, plus we get to shrink our luggage). The kind of magic I am referring to is the one that makes us say, "life is a mystery" or "mother nature is doing it's best."

I have grown to believe that our actions and emotions can influence how much "magic" there is in our life. I mean there is karma. Karma is the whole "if you did bad, bad will happen to you" as well as "if you did good, good will happen to you." Sure, that sounds like several religious motifs but we live by them, right? There is also our belief in soulmates and love at first at sight and that's pretty magical. I know that not everyone believes in that, the same way not everyone believes in magic, but there is a little of everything for everyone, right?

I feel that I am in a magical point in my life. I am in a wonderful relationship (one that I am still in shock that I got to be with this amazing guy), I have overcome every academical challenge there could be (honestly, I think magic is the only explanation for my unexplainable jump of grades), I am miles away from home, so far away that if something bad were to happen I think it will take unanswered text messages and a news headline to let my family know something happened to me, assuming my friends do not tell them first.

My point is, right now in my life there are unexplainable events that make me conclude that magic does exist.

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