Monday, January 30, 2017

Movie Review: La La Land

Release date: December 9th, 2016

Rating: PG-13
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Hey cupcakes! As many of you may know from past posts on The Chic Cupcake, I am kinda in love with musicals and singing! :P SO, when I saw the trailer for La La Land, I absolutely freaked out! It looked like it was going to be a "revival" of the old classic musical style (like Singin' in the Rain), and I was so readyyyy! Unfortunately, none of the theaters near my house were showing it! :( However, the theater near my college was showing it, so I finally got to go see it with some of my friends!!!!

IT WAS INCREDIBLE! Honestly, it deserves every single Oscar (all 14) and other awards it has been nominated for. It was such a unique take on the classic love story, and the main characters were so relatable and real (also Ryan Gosling was so hot in this movie!).

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Can we also talk about how this movie is also about jazz????

The songs were all so catchy and gorgeous, and I totally recommend checking them out on Spotify (because you will not be disappointed I promise!). The film was an awesome mix of a great plotline, singing, dancing (yessss for tap dancing), unique flares, and awesome costuming/sets; I highly recommend it to anyone regardless of what movie type you like! La La Land has definitely been added to my favorite movies list! :D

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UGH THIS IS AMAZING

What did you think of La La Land? Comment below and don't forget to follow! <3

Friday, January 27, 2017

Free Write #3: "Otter"ly in Love

Hey cupcakes! It has been a few months now since my last free write (HERE), so I thought I would write one today! Basically, I am given a topic by this random generator online and make a post in ten minutes without editing (so bear with me on grammar mistakes, etc!). Today's topic:

What kind of animal are you?

Okay, so as soon as I saw this topic my heart literally burst open and splattered everywhere.... LOL just kidding but also not really because this question is so relevant to my life right now. SO, recently during a really stressful night of studying and homework, I decided to watch some Buzzfeed videos and found a video where legit people SWIM WITH OTTERS! 


Now I am the type of person who is literally obsessed with three animals: otters, hedgehogs, and dinosaurs (which totallyyyyy count btw!). I have always loved otters because they hold hands while they sleep so they don't drift apart....

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Like are you kidding me, that is magical and so cute! I have always thought that my Patronus would be an otter, just like Hermione right?, and they make my insides so dang happy! I am totally an otter at heart! My boyfriend and I went to the zoo over the winter (highly recommend a winter zoo date because certain animals are so much more active!), and the otters were not swimming in the tank so we couldn't see them. :( It was real sad! But, now I have hope that in the future I will be able to swim with actual otters and nothing makes me happier than knowing the animal I call my "spirit animal" might actually get to swim with me! :D 

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Well, that looks like it for the time! What kind of animal do you think you are? Comment below and don't forget to follow me! <3 Love you all! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Three Date Night Outfits ft. MEN

Hey cupcakes! While The Chic Cupcake repeatedly has style inspiration, lookbooks, and fashion advice for women, I never seem to offer my male followers any fashion advice. That changes today!!!!! :P In the past, I have written posts on what to wear on the first date and even my tips and tricks for making date night special, so I thought I would make a post dedicated to some amazing “date night” looks for any man in your life. Enjoy!

Formal date (left): For men, looking formal is actually quite easy! I suggest some dress slacks, a collared shirt, a sweater (or suit coat), and some nice dress shoes.

Formal date 2 (middle): This is honestly my absolute favorite look of the three! Men look so stylish if they wear dress pants, a suit coat, a nice shirt, and a tie. I love how the pop of pink and red makes this outfit look totally unique!

Casual date (right): Even on a casual date, looking nice is a must! :) I think dark jeans, a more casual collared shirt (with a plaid print!), a cozy sweater, and dress shoes will allow you to be comfortable yet impress your lady for date night <3 

Now, there are so many different ways men can dress for different events!!! If you are having trouble, I totally recommend looking at this nifty infographic:
While uber formal things are not normally the typical "date night", there are always things like prom that require men to step up their fashion game (if you are looking for prom suits and tuxes, I totally recommend checking out The Black Tux for all their suit rentals!!!).

What is your favorite look for date night? Comment below and don't forget to follow! :) 

Also, a huge shoutout to The Black Tux for letting me share their extremely helpful infographic! I totally recommend checking out their rental suits!!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

My Current Top 5 Body Sprays/Perfumes

Hey cupcakes, I hope everyone is having an awesome day! :D I haven't done a post centered around perfumes/body sprays is quite some time on The Chic Cupcake, so I thought I would write a quick post about my current top 5 body sprays! Enjoy!

1. Pink Chiffon - Bath and Body Works
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This is my go-to scent because it smells super yummy but is also not overpowering. It allows me to smell nice all day without causing anyone to gag from too much scent :P

2. Viva La Juicy - Juicy Couture
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This is my fav perfume at the moment, and it just takes me back to my high school days. The scent is so girly, and I have the travel size (picture above) that also contains Viva La Juicy La Fleur. I think it is super nice to have two scents in one, so I can rock the everyday scent and then change it up when I'm going out for an evening! :)

3. Paris Amour - Bath and Body Works
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My boyfriend got me the whole Paris Amour set for Valentine's Day last year, and I have really been loving the scent recently! It wasn't my fav when I got it because it is quite florally, but I have been loving how it smells and wear it often (maybe I am hoping Spring will come sooner if I smell like flowers!).

4. Sweet & Flirty - PINK
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I've never actually been a fan of many Victoria Secret/PINK perfumes, but I love this one at the moment! I really enjoy fruity/sugary scents, and this one is subtle but delicious at the same time! Plus, it is quite affordable for a quality body spray!

5. Strawberry Splash - Simple Pleasures
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If you enjoy more natural/subtle fragrances (like me!), check out Kohls!!! They have a line called Simple Pleasures with scents like vanilla, different fruits, cucumber melon, etc. I adored these in high school, and I still love them! They have very fresh scents and are perfect for everyday wear! <3

What are your current scent obsessions? Comment below and don't forget to follow! <3 I love you all! <3

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Movie Review: Angus, Thongs, & Perfect Snogging

Hey cupcakes, happy Wednesday! I know what you are all probably thinking; why is she writing a post about a movie that came out years ago?!?! Well, I am obviously at school and haven't been able to see any recent movies, BUT my friends and I have a weekly movie night to destress.... I mentioned how I had never seen this film, and they practically forced me to watch it because NETFLIX. So, I thought I would do a "throwback" movie review for you all today! ;)

Release date: 2008

Rating: PG - 13
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First of all, can we talk about how the opening scene is literal gold?!?

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I could not stop laughing when the main character, Georgia, dressed as an OLIVE for Halloween and then proceeded to run back home when everyone made fun of literally the most creative costume ever! Haha - it was a great way to start off the movie!!! :P

I personally think this movie was a very "real" chick flick. Georgia is honestly so relatable to anyone who had a rough time during puberty in middle school (which who hasn't!?). Most chick flicks focus on the typical "outsider" who is always drop dead gorgeous or smart or whatever (so clearly they are going to have a happy ending regardless!)...... In this movie, Georgia's life and romance was a roller coaster of emotions, comedy, and real-ness that made me fall in love with the film instantly. I think it is the perfect movie to show pre-teens and teenagers how imperfect all humans actually are! <3

If you haven't seen this really great Nickelodeon movie, I highly suggest it!!!!!! :D (Bonus: the male actors are pretty dang cute!)
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What is your favorite "throwback" movie? Comment below and don't forget to follow!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Inevitables of Long Distance Relationships

Hey cupcakes! As soon of you may know, my boyfriend and I are currently in a long distance relationship. Unfortunately we both go to different colleges, so we only get to see each other when I go home or he comes to visit. :( While I would never wish long distance on anyone, it has helped my boyfriend and I realize how much we love each other <3 I wanted to write a post about the things that WILL happen when you are in a long distance relationships.... They may be inevitable, but they aren't all bad!
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1. You will miss them ALL THE TIME - This is kind of an obvious, but I miss my boyfriend so much. It will honestly feel like a part of your heart is missing, but it is only temporary right?

2. Whenever something happens (no matter how big or small), you will have the urge to tell them... But you might forget everything - I have a very odd sense of humor, so whenever I see something funny I always wish my boyfriend was with me to laugh about it... However, sometimes by the time I get to talk to him I forget about it :/ Couples who get to be with each other a lot sometimes forget how the little things are important to your relationship <3

3. You will get angry at cute couples - Maybe this is just me, but whenever I am missing my boyfriend, I get really jealous of other couples on campus.... :/

4. There will be a slight gap in your communication - This is especially true if you and your significant other are in different time zones! My boyfriend and I, thank god, are in the same time zone, but he is busy sometimes when I am not, etc. so there is often a gap in talking to each other. BUT, this can be worked out don't worry! <3

5. You will be tied to your phone more than most - Lol actually with so many people addicted to social media that might not be the case, but I tend to text or call my boyfriend more than most people just because we never see each other. However, I wouldn't be too obsessed with your phone/virtual love becuase you totally need to find the right mix between your social life when you are apart from your partner and then your relationship with him/her.

6. People will doubt you and your relationship - I feel like there are stigmas about long distance relationships and how they never work.... So there will always be people who think you are being silly and just need to break up, etc. However, that is your call! Some LDR will not work out, so if you are falling out of love then the best thing might be to break up.... But, don't let others decide what you want to do with your LDR; it is up to you to decide if it is going to work or not!!!!! :)

7. You are not alone! - I was actually really surprised on how many people in my dorm are in LDR. While some of them did break up with their significant other, there are others that are a great support network to talk about long distance <3 Plus, you can always talk to me about it if you need advice (or watch cute long distance videos on YouTube lol)!!!

What do you think is the most important part of a relationship? Comment below and don't forget to follow!

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Check out my other post about 15 Tips & Tricks for Dealing with LDR! :D

Thursday, January 12, 2017

How to Style Your Favorite Cardigan

Hey cupcakes! :) It is no surprise to many of you that I LOVE cardigans! I have over twenty of them in my closet right now, so I wanted to make a quick fashion collage inspiring you all with different ways to style your cardigans....

1. The oversized cardigan - I have been loving oversized cardigans recently, and they allow you to be comfortable while looking cute! Pair your oversized cardigan with your favorite tee, leggings, and Ugg boots :)

2. The casual cardigan - Most of the cardigans I own fall into this category. I love to wear them because they make you look like you tried a lot harder than you did! ;) Style this type with a nicer blouse, some jeans, and some cute boots!

3. The formal cardigan - A formal cardigan is great to have because it can take the place of a blazer. Wearing it with a blouse and pencil skirt will make you look so cute! <3

How do you style your cardigans? Comment below and don't forget to follow!

Monday, January 9, 2017

DIY: 4 Easy Room Decorations

Hey cupcakes! I haven't done a Do-it-Yourself post in quite some time, so I thought I would share some of my latest and greatest (easy) DIY room decor items. These vary in level of difficulty, but I think they are all pretty reasonable and don't take too much time. Let's get started! :)

1. Painted canvas - I have talked about canvas paintings multiple times on The Chic Cupcake (see the basic tutorial or the melted crayon canvas), and I still think they are amazing room decor items! These can be made from scratch (starting with a totally blank canvas), or you can totally buy canvases that just need to be painted! Perfect for a unique decor item!
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2. Letters - At any craft store you can find wooden/canvas letters that can be decorated. I have collaged a few of them, painted some, etc. The ideas are endless! :D

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3. Light switch covers - In a really simple way to decorate a room, unscrew the light switch covers and tape on washi tape, paint them, etc. So cute!

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4. Photo line - If you want to add some pizazz to your room, hang some twine and/or Christmas lights and use clothespins to attach your fav photos!

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5. BONUS: Clothespin Wreath - I wrote a post about this a while ago (read it HERE), and it is honestly my favorite room decor item! :D

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6. EXTRA BONUS: Chia pet - Lol my parents bought me a Chia pet for Christmas, and it is actually a really great addition to my room (and planting seeds totally counts as a DIY right?!).

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What is your favorite DIY room decor item??? Comment below and don't forget to follow me! <3

Friday, January 6, 2017

My Thoughts: The Bachelor Season 21 Premiere

Hey cupcakes! When you are reading this, I will have already started my winter semester of sophomore year (holy cow - the time flies!). To celebrate one of my last nights home over break, I convinced my family to watch the season premiere of the Bachelor; it was a great decision! :P

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I used to watch this show when I was in high school because it is enjoyable to make fun of, but this season opener was honestly the most hilarious thing I have seen in a long time!!!!!!

First of all, I think it is amazing that "the Bachelor" this year has tried this type of show four times :P If he hasn't found another crazy person the first three times, maybe that says something about him??? But who knows maybe he will find his perfect woman after sleeping with half the cast ;) Haha jokes aside he seems like an okay dude, so hopefully it does work out in the end!

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Second, the contestants this year are freaking amazing (as in amazing weird!).... There were like three women that I considered "normal", and I was pleasantly surprised that one of them, Rachel, got the First Impression Rose! :)
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Third, the introductions this year were out of this world! I could not stop laughing the whole time :D Some of my faves:

1. A girl in a fancy gown and Nike shoes on running up to Nick saying, "I thought you would appreciate another runner up"

2. The girl introducing herself with, "My friends all say you are a piece of sh*t"

3. A girl riding in on a camel and saying, "I heard you like a good hump"
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All the other girls only cared that she was wearing another red dress :P
4. The "aspiring dolphin trainer" who wore a SHARK COSTUME (but insisted it was a dolphin)

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5. A girl opening a book to reveal a hot dog inside and telling Nick he is a "weiner in her book"... Then proceeding to make him eat it "Lady and the Tramp style"

Lastly, the rest of the episode was full of unecessary drama that was hilarious including:

-TWO WOMEN KISSING NICK ALREADY!?!?!?!

-The suspense if Nick will give a rose to a girl he ALREADY SLEPT WITH AT A WEDDING 9 MONTHS AGO (spoiler: she gets a rose)

-A random dental hygenist crying about how Nick "doesn't like her" for like 15 minutes and then she gets a rose anyway

-All the women standing at the rose ceremony and then the girl in the shark costume just chilling there too :P

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Overall, I totally suggest you watch this season premiere!!!! :D While I probably won't watch much of this season, it will really make you laugh and wonder why shows like this exist ;)

What do you think of The Bachelor? Comment below and don't forget to follow!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year; New You!

Hey cupcakes! Happy New Year!!! :D Since 2017 has just begun, I wanted to make a post today about some New Years Resolutions that you might want to stick to to become a healthier and better person! :)

1. Lose weight - People always seem to want to lose weight for the New Year, so I suggest you actually stick with it for a while if you want to complete this goal!

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2. Eat healthier - I think this is actually a pretty easy resolution to stick to, and your body with totally thank you for it in the long run!

3. Quit a habit - Whether this is smoking, gossiping, etc. getting rid of those nasty habits can actually improve so much of your life for the better!

4. Travel - If you never get to travel anywhere, making efforts to save money (or go on day trips/local places) to get out and see the world!

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5. Spend time on yourself - A lot of people (myself included) tend to put others first, so I suggest making an effort to pamper yourself every once and awhile! :)

6. Stop eating certain foods - If you drink lots of soda or eat McDonald's too much, try to cut them out of your diet for the New Year :)
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7. Judge those around you less! - This is an amazing resolution <3

8. Sleep more - Your body needs sleep!!!!!! :P

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9. Save money - Start actively saving some of your money! Whether this is for a trip, short term purchase, or retirement, it is always a good idea to save.

10. Learn something new! - Try getting instrument lessons, take class on speaking a new language, etc.

What is your New Years Resolution? Comment below and don't forget to follow me! :D <3
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