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25 Vicks VapoRub Inspired Products For Bath Bomb Night

If there’s one lesson from my childhood that I could pass along to my future children it’s the power of Vicks. Thankfully Vicks healing powers still apply in adulthood, so next time life’s got you down or you’re just in need of a “you” night, try out these bath bombs, soaps and more to help you unwind.

1. A VapoRub bar will infuse your shower with next-level aromatherapy.

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This soap isn’t just Vicks inspired it has it encapsulated INSIDE. Now you can tackle your dry/itchy skin all at once. Literally, slather up and get rid of your cold at the same time.

2. These Vicks-inspired bath bombs are perfect to use when you’ve maxed out your Lush gift card

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Who needs flower and glitter bombs when you can fill your whole bath with the smell of Vicks? ??

3. Abuela doesn’t understand veganism, but I’m pretty sure she would stand for these vegan Vaporú bath balms.

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I know that Vicks does everything better, but it’s got flowers and its vegan okay?!

4. This poster that acts as an ode to Vicks is all the deco we need to set the mood for girls movie night in.

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Love that it’s doing a shout out to the sage and savila we were taught to worship.

5. Beach mobile.

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Honestly, abuela taught me many things. Still, I’m not sure she ever got this creative.

6. But nothing gets the spirits up like some sweets… Vicks flavor.

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YUMMM! Have your Vicks and eat it too.

7. Or you can just wear Vaporú’s calmness on your sleeve.

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Whatever suits your fancy, but bets are on that this plus a Vicks-inspired bath bomb pic will make you Insta-famous.

8. These natural and homemade Vicks Vaporubs

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This one comes made with coconut oil. I would literally go ham on these pretty bottles. 

9. And of course, it’s not girl’s night without a Vapo-Candle.

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I’m all about striking up the matches for some ~mood lighting~.

10.ViDAPORÚ!

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This natural version of your mom’s beloved Vivaporú is made with all the amor you’ll need to get rid of your nasty cold and ailments. The rub contains Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Clove for the ultimate bruja.

11. More Vaporú’s calmness for your attire.

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This Vicks pin will have you styling and breathing easy. Rock it on your leather jacket for the coolest look.

12. Chill out with some massage oil.

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Anyone who has ever had a backrub with Vaporub knows the power Vicks can have on those kings in your back. Wouldn’t hurt to have this one take you to the next level.

13. And light it up with some candles.

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I can only imagine how powerful the smell of Vicks gets once you put a wick in it and light on fire.

14. These Vicks Vaporub wax melts.

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Put these bad boys in a wax warmer and guaranteed the smell will spread through your house better than any vintage jar abuela whips out. 

15. Shower Steamers.

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Yeah I’m for SURE Plopping these bebes in my next bath.

16. A tin collector from an original Vicks salve!

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This vintage tin can is the perfect thing to pop in your bag to keep it organized. It’s the perfect pill box!  

17. Get lit with this soy scented candle.

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That old familiar smell you love comes straight out of this soy scented candle. 

18. This Vaporub for babies

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This is made with natural ingredients. Of course, while Vicks has always been abuelita approved I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t hurt to try something that was all natural. 

19. Shower Steamers.

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No doubt your showers will be all the more invigorating with these steamers. Pro-tip: reviewers suggest adding this to the opposite side of your shower head.

20. Roller bottle blends for your headache.

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Vicks has always been great for getting rid of and helping headaches. Pretty clever of this Etsy brand to turn the original concept into a roller bottle. 

21. Vapor tablets for the shower!

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You really just can’t go wrong when you take the Vicks concept and put it in shower tablet form. 

22. Mentholated “Goose” Grease, rub!

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Reviews for this product say the Mentholated Goose Grease is perfect for chest congestion and stuffy noses. Instead of using goose though, the brand uses coconut oil. So PETA lovers can enjoy! 

23. Or you can just wear Vaporú’s calmness on your sleeve.

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Not sure if your grandma would totally love this necklace or wear it like an azabache token. 

24. Body Spray

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For that Latinx who loves the smell of Vick’s as just a perfume, spritz this tone on all of your scent points. 

25. This Rub that’ll make you breathe easy.

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Get ready to go to town on your heels with this shea butter infused product.


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Latinas Are Sharing What Their Eyebrows Tragically Looked Like When They First Tried Anastasia Dipbrow

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Latinas Are Sharing What Their Eyebrows Tragically Looked Like When They First Tried Anastasia Dipbrow

We all know that eyebrows trends are cyclical. For every decade that there’s a pluck-everything-out-and-sharpie-it-on trend, there’s another that’s all about the au naturel “Blue Lagoon” look. For example, back in the 90s, the look du jour was pencil-thin arches that Latinas like Christina Aguilera and Cameron Diaz favored. But as the 2000s wore on and celebs like the Kardashians and Cara Delevigne grew in popularity, it was no longer the style to have barely-there brows. Instead, the fashion was big, bold, and bushy. And for those of us who were not naturally blessed with bushy brows, the only option was to march our butts into Sephora and invest in some Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Dip Prow Pomade. 

Anyone who’s tried ABH’s infamous Dip Brow Pomade knows that it takes a light touch to skillfully apply the makeup and avoid looking like Oscar The Grouch. With this particular brow pomade, a little goes a long way. But when you’re scrolling through Instagram for hours and seeing all of the Baddie Influencers in all their brow-licious glory, it can be easy to get carried away with your spoolie and angle brush. Hence, the over-filled brow trend was born. 

Naturally, with the advent of social media, all of our embarrassing eyebrow-related missteps are now documented publicly for the world to see forever. 

Recently, Twitter celeb @cakefacecutie posted an all-too accurate Tweet about the way her eyebrows used to look.

The tweet referenced the aforementioned Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Prow Pomade that had virtually taken over Instagram a mere few years ago. While the rest of us were trying to forget the brick-like ombre eyebrows that looked like they’d been tattooed onto people’s faces, @cakefacecutie was reminiscing about the good ol’ days.

Who knows how the over-drawn brow look started? A more natural-looking brow has come back into style since then, rendering the “Baddie” eyebrow look obsolete and embarrassing. But at the time, it had taken over the makeup world’s aesthetic pretty quickly and with a vengeance. We all knew that girl (or were that girl) who was walking around with perma-RBF because her brows were penciled into a terrifying scowl. 

Obviously, @cakefacecutie’s tweet struck a chord, because soon her followers were sharing their own personal stories of their eyebrow evolution.

It seemed as if Twitter users were practically jumping at the chance to chime in with their makeup horror stories. 

Even this girl’s cat was side-eyeing her questionable eyebrow decisions. 

Of course, there were more than a few Latinas who shared their pics of their too-thick fake dark brows.

Let’s be honest: Latinas have never really been able to resist a thick brow (we’re looking at you, Frida!)

Back in the day, it seems as if no one was immune to the shiny allure of the dip-prow pomade!

As we said before, we blame the trend on the emergence of Cara Delevigne as Tumblr’s new It girl. We all wanted bold brows and if we had to resort to Sephora to get them, then that was just the risk we were willing to take. 

How could we forget the concealer-under-the-brow look?

Of course, an over-done eyebrow look wouldn’t be complete without “carving out” your eyebrows with a too-light concealer to really define the look with sharp edges. Because heaven forbid one hair is out of place.

As more and more people added their memories to the Twitter thread, the photos became funnier and funnier.

Maybe the Universe allows bad brow trends to happen so we can laugh about it years later on Twitter? Just a thought.

Some people’s pictures honestly looked like they were joking, the photos were so over-the-top:

There’s something about eyebrow trends that makes people go blind to the oddity of what they’re doing to their faces. And so many of us were walking around like this without anyone stopping us. Let’s be honest: friends don’t let friends overfill their brows with ABH Eyebrow Pomade. 

Unfortunately, because of the way fashion works, we’re sure that we’re currently indulging in some sort of trend that will make us look back and cringe in years to come. Maybe it’s our beloved high-waisted jeans, or the drawn-on freckles, or the resurgence of the 90s face-framing tendrils. But, one thing’s for sure: we’ll all be roasting ourselves on Twitter for thinking we looked good.

This Latina Got A Text From Her Ex Right Before His Wedding Day And Twitter Is Wrecked

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This Latina Got A Text From Her Ex Right Before His Wedding Day And Twitter Is Wrecked

What would you do if an ex of yours were to hit you up out of the blue? To some it might not be a big deal, to others, it might be a little weird, and to many, it might just be a little random.  

Added plot twist: what would you do if an ex of yours were to hit you up right before his wedding day? What are you supposed to do in a situation like that? Alexa, play “Someone Like You” by Adele. 

Last week, Twitter user Alexsa Sanchez Aquilar tweeted out a text she received from an ex right before his wedding day.

Yup, you heard that right.

In a post to her Twitter feed, Sanchez Aquilar shared that her ex texted after out of the blue. The day before his wedding.  the “I’m getting married tomorrow. I wanted to send you this message. (My fiance knows I’m sending this to you) Thank you for being my first love. Thank you for always encouraging me, thank you for keeping me out of trouble, thank you for the times you took care of me when I was sick, and depressed. Thank you for loving me. If you haven’t already I hope you one day find love,” the message says.

While the woman who shared the tweet didn’t say much when sharing the initial screenshot beside “i–i’m speechless” –– other people on Twitter had a lot of mixed reactions as the tweet quickly went viral.

The really long message from her ex goes on to say, “If you loved me that much when we were young I can only imagine how strong people and powerful your love is now. The way your heart is made it’s amazing. I know we were only kids when we dated but you taught me what love is. To the man who is lucky enough to have you as their wife I hope he treats you with care, I hope he knows who he has in front of him, I hope he shows you love and loyalty every day. You deserve that and more.”

“My point in all of this is, you are the reason why I know how to love someone. You taught me love, you taught me how to deal with my anger, how to deal with my depression and how to live life to the fullest and I’m grateful for you. I wish you love and happiness.”

BuzzFeed, who first wrote about the viral tweet, also reached out to Aguilar for comment. “At first, I didn’t know what to say. I started crying when I read the text –– it warmed my heart that I helped him be a better version of himself.”

But of course, many didn’t share Aguilar’s sentiment had questions about why the ex felt the need to send her a text the day before his wedding?

Like, should Aguilar have been like “congratulations, but are you sure about getting married?”

While some understood where @masonrain_ was coming from, they felt that perhaps the ex-boyfriend was simply reflecting and expressing his gratitude toward Aquilar –– even if the timing felt a bit sketchy.

But @masonrain_  flat out thought it was disrespectful to both Aguilar and the fiancé. It got people thinking and arguing about whether you’d be a little thrown off if your partner told you that they’d be reaching out to their ex the day before your wedding?

Ultimately, many Twitter users disputed these sentiments and arguments pointing out that in a lot of cases, breakups and past relationship make can make us stronger and that reflecting on them and growing from those mistakes is a good thing.

Plus, while some relationship may have ended badly –– you don’t always have to hold on to resentment or residual feelings of animosity for the rest of your life.

It sounds like Aguilar and her ex-boo went through a lot during their time together as a young couple, and it sounds like they look back at it fondly rather than negatively.

For one, Aguilar tells BuzzFeed that the texts weren’t weird at all –– despite everybody else’s two cents about the situation. She tells BuzzFeed that she and her ex had helped each other through difficult times. “We helped each other heal, I feel like no matter what happens, he and I will forever have respect towards each other,” she said.

Like Aguilar said we can all benefit from a broken heart and allow ourselves to see why a relationship might not have worked out and chalk it up it as a lesson learned.

I wanted to show that just because things don’t work out with someone, that doesn’t mean you should have hate towards them,” Aguilar said. “Regardless of everything, you were meant to be a part of that person’s life, and them, yours.”

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