I've never been a competitive person. I know this is weird, since I'd say that most people are born with that gene, but I am not one of them. I was never really big into sports growing up (I "played" soccer for a few years and basketball up until high school), and I think a good part of that was because I wasn't super competitive. Also, I was super shy and…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 24, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments
Since fake baking in a tanning bad and too much exposure in the real sun both have tons of negative consequences, sunless tanners are a great alternative to get that glow we all want. But after seeing some self tanner mishaps (like Lindsay Lohan's orange hands), the whole process can seem quite intimidating. None of us want to look like Snooki or Hulk Hogan.
I wrote earlier about h…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 24, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments
When you're a writer and also a perfectionist and also easily overwhelmed and also have nothing going on in your life to inspire you and also kinda would like to make money someday...a number of crazy things happen to you. You go through a series of different, and quite extreme, phases, first of all.…
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With my super squinty eyes, sunglasses are a must for me. I mainly wear them when driving so I don't, you know, seriously injure anyone with my car. But I shy away from wearing them to a lot of other occasions because I can never find the perfect pair. Here's a confession: I have a small face and a larger nose with a bump on the bridge, which makes finding the perfect pair quite the task. Since I have a small face, frames that are too large make…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 22, 2013 at 6:37pm — No Comments
I'm one of those people who actually enjoys hearing about what others do for a living. Usually it's something very different than what I expected them to do or is a complete 180 from the type of work I do. I've mentioned a bit about what I do for a living here and there, but I've gotten a lot of questions about it from my readers (as well as people I meet in real life).
Since I graduated college (with a degree in Communications and Public…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 22, 2013 at 6:36pm — No Comments
When it comes to swimsuits, we all have our own problems. I've yet to meet a woman who is 100% confident with how she looks in a bathing suit. Even the Victoria's Secret models have gripes about their own bodies. No matter your shape, I believe you have every right to wear a bathing suit you love and feel comfortable in. The key to achieving this isn't just picking out the cheapest or trendiest suit, it's learning what shapes, colors and…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 22, 2013 at 6:35pm — No Comments
I'm a huge fan of all the Benefit products I've tried, and if I had a larger bank account, I would own every single one. During an impromptu trip to Sephora, I decided to finally pick up Benetint, the rosy cheek and lip stain. Products that serve double-duty are always a-ok in my book, since you're getting double the use out of them. I was excited to finally try out this best-seller.…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 22, 2013 at 6:34pm — No Comments
I wrote this post on Chaos and Words a few weeks ago. I love this piece, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Thank you for reading!
In college I had a roommate who loved Wuthering Heights. It was a book that sparked much debate between us, and through the years I’ve seen that there is a divide when it comes to this book:…Continue
Added by Rene Bridges on May 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ice cream. I wanted to buy an ice cream cone. It was the 80th anniversary of a local ice cream shop and me and my two brothers were going to go get 80 cent cones because that's a damn good deal! Simple enough right? So that's what... $2.40 plus tax?
But... I don't have it.
I've been out of work for over 3 weeks and I don't have $2.40 to buy ice cream cones. WTF.
I have to ask my mother for $2.40 to buy ice cream cones which is simply embarrassing. When…Continue
Added by Jess Soko on May 20, 2013 at 11:28pm — No Comments
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Hair. It's so important that they named a musical after it. It's like your own personal Picasso. It tell's your personality, your style, and gives people a glimpse into that sexy soul of yours, that looks great when it's blowing in the wind, or has an industrial fan and a team of super stylists. But when hair goes bad. Shit hits the fan.
Blonde. I wanted to go blonde not bleach blonde or a brown blonde but like a sexy, sophisticated, hot champagne blonde. We'll instead of…Continue
Added by Jess Soko on May 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The chances are if you can identify with not owning your own digs, serving coffee to skangers or having an uninvited rodent living under your bed who you have affectionately named Reagan – you probably graduated from university in the late noughties. You might even try to explain away the charity shop clothing as ‘a choice to be cool’ when in actual fact you just can’t afford new threads. Yep – noodle dinners, aran sweaters and paying for petrol with piggy bank coins are just some of the…Continue
Added by Sinead Nolan on May 15, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
View the full post here: http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/2013/05/07/you-are-not-de…ne-to-like-you
When I saw this quote on Pinterest, it struck a chord with me. I'm unfortunately one of those people that is bothered when people don't like me (unless of course they have a damn good reason to not like…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 7, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments
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It’s hard for me to remember a time before Facebook and Twitter were common daily visits during my time spent online. And if I’m being honest, I’m glad that they weren’t around when I was in middle and high-school. Myspace was a big thing during my junior and senior year, and Facebook became popular in my area just as I was heading off to college. Although some people might argue that now is the…Continue
Added by Rachel M on May 1, 2013 at 2:47pm — No Comments
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It's no secret that bad grammar is one of my pet peeves. Sure, I occasionally will misspell a word or make a typo on my blog (I AM human after all), but there's a fine line between a few mistakes…Continue
Added by Rachel M on April 30, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments
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Added by Rachel M on April 30, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments
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<p style="text-align: center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6788" alt="writing quote" src="http://www.lifeunsweetened.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/recite-3486-702331247-19kmhzx.png"…Continue
Added by Rachel M on April 30, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
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Due to the overwhelming popularity of my last makeup dupe post, I am bringing you another one! I got so many supportive comments and re-pins from the last one, that I hope you all enjoy…Continue
Added by Rachel M on April 30, 2013 at 2:12pm — No Comments
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If you're a reader of this blog (or you just have a set of working eyes), you know by my layout that I love lemons. The color scheme and graphics on my blog have consistently incorporated the sour fruit, and was part of the inspiration for the name, Life Unsweetened (lemons aren't…Continue
Added by Rachel M on April 30, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments