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It’s Embarrassing, But Face It: All Mexicans Own These 25 Things

The accuracy is painful.

If you grew up with Mexican parents you probably had at least 80% of these nacadas in your house. Deep down you know life wouldn’t have been the same without them, like…

1. A Vintage Photo of Your Abuelitos

Why SO serious?! This is the original #TBT for sure.

2. Of Course, Your Embarrassing Quince Photo

¡Qué horror! And there’s probably more than one haunting you every time you visit home.

READ: 11 Signs You Had a Quinceañera in the 00s

3. This Amazing Seasoning of the Gods

This is spice gold. Perfect over literally everything – even the back of your hand. C’mon, don’t pretend you don’t do that!

4. DIY Tupperware

Butter? Noooo. It’s just another tub of frozen salsa. You should know better by now.

5. Handmade Decor

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Ma is the original Etsy.

6. Plastic-covered Furniture

Sitting here was hell. But anything to keep the furniture looking new 20 years later.

7. Vicks AKA “Vics Vaporú”

Me: “Ma, I have a headache.”

Mom: “Rub it on your head.”

Me: “Ma, my stomach hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it on your stomach and place a paper towel over it.”

Me: “Ma, my leg hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it super fast on your leg.”

It was also the first thing your mom added to your medicine cabinet when you moved out.

8. A TvNotas Issue from Seven Months Ago

And of course, it’s still in the bathroom for guests to read.

9. The Infamous Chancla

No need for a pair, this one is solely used for whooping yo’ ass. And it randomly appears when needed — creepy.

READ: 13 Ways Mom Put her Chanclas to Good Use

10. A Calendar Like This

Complete with the names of saints on their feast days to remind you why your uncle, born on August 31, was named Ramón. This also explains why you have that middle name that you keep secret.

11. Selena CDs that Play at Every Party

The queen! ? There’s no party like a Mexican party. You’ll laugh, possibly cry and definitely embarrass yourself trying to reach every musical note during “Como La Flor.” It’s a classic!

READ: How Selena Got Us Through Heartbreak

12. Veladoras

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Your parents were strict about not leaving your Bath & Body Works candle aflame when you left the house, but God forbid you extinguish their veladora. Along with disrespecting the saints, you can expect at least a week of grounding.

13. Shimmery Jesus Picture

You don’t really remember how or where your family got this picture, but it’s been in your kitchen (of all places) for ages.

14. San Marcos Blanket

Is there a better way to Netflix and Chill than wrapped in a San Marcos blanket?

15. Loteria

If you are Mexican and you have never played Loteria, shame on you. SHAME-ON-YOU.

16. Taijin

I refuse to eat my fruit without the family secret ingredient!

17. Cactus Plants for Decoration

Some may not understand why Mexicans use the saddest plant ever for decoration, the truth: they remind us of nopales. Yum.

18. Plastic Fruit

Talking about decorations…don’t forget about the fake fruit! Cuz why not remind La Visita that you are all about that healthy lifestyle!

19.Primera Comunion pics

Because you just need to have a remainder of the single day of your life when you have been photographed the most.

20. Old Guacamole Grind (Molcajete)

You know what they say, the older the Molcajete, the better the guacamole.

21. Tortilla Warmer

They come in all materials, shapes and sizes. That is what makes them beautiful!

22. Fabuloso cleaner

Who can forget that lavender smell?

23. Recycled Birthday Celebration Items

Because your mom just won’t throw away a good piñata, party hat, wrapping paper, etc…

24. Virgen de Guadalupe Anything

In a candle, a poster, a calendar….La Virgencita de Guadalupe is always there for you.

25. and finally, a bottle of tequila with a slice of limon

Because you just never know when you will have a party at your place.

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J.Lo Looked Like A Quinceañera At Every Red Carpet 10 Years Ago

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J.Lo Looked Like A Quinceañera At Every Red Carpet 10 Years Ago

Did we really think this looked good 10 years ago?

1. Today, J.Lo is known as a fierce style icon. But nothing about what you’re about to see says style icon.

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The peasant skirt, shoes two-sizes too big, braids and bangles are more like I’m going to a party at the pueblo where my parents are from than I’m hitting a celebrity event.

2. She wore tops with the fur.

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A babydoll? Really?

3. …and fuzzy boots with the fur!

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Girl’s got top and bottom!

4. …and even threw some fur in her dresses.

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Cuz why not?

5. Let’s talk about accessories.

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If it’s not platinum or fine gold, she would’t wear it nowadays.

READ: Band-Aids Won’t Fix Bullet Holes but these Latinas Will Always Have Your Back

6. Take a closer look… Is that a sweatband?!

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What was J.Lo doing with a sweatband at MTV’s TRL? And check out those pinned-striped jeans. Pimpin ?.

7. Her sunnies look like something mom would’ve snagged at the swapmeet.

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What are thooooose?!

8. Ponchos were part of her wardrobe and made it to TV appearances.

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For those of you that don’t know, a poncho is an outer garment designed to keep the body warm

9. …and she wasn’t afraid to take it retro.

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Blue, on blue, on blue.

10. But mostly, she looked like the girl next door…

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Look at her shopping her heart out. Awww!

READ: Jennifer Lopez’s Dating History Is Sure To Make You Jealous

11. Well, a nicer, more put together, version of the girl next door…

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That heel/purse combo is too ridiculous!

12. The hair was like… ???

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And can we talk about that eyeshadow?! What WAS that?

13. Her hair braids gave the padawan braid a run for their money...

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Step aside Jedi Padawans.

14. She sometimes drew hair inspo from quineañeras.

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READ: 11 Signs You Had a Quinceañera in the 00s

15. And other unidentified objects.

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Girl, where your lips at tho?

16. and she was never afraid to change it up!



Check out those healthy roots, girl!

17. She clearly hadn’t discovered contouring.

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Clearly!

18. Or concealers that matched her skin tone.

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Nope.

19. …but she was on her way to getting there.

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Aww, look at her trying!

20. Her shadow game would put RuPaul to shame.

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Game point!

21. She hadn’t even mastered her signature sex-face pose.

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Today’s J.Lo would never smile.

22. But she was always down to represent the her bronx roots in a yankee hat.

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Um, hi future boyfriend! See you in a couple of years!

23. Yet, this is the baseball cap you probably remember the most!

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She’s just, she’s just, Jenny from the Block. First she had a little now she has a lot! A whole lot.

24. If there’s one thing that about JLo, it’s her hat game.

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Girl’s got more hats than all the socks combined in my drawer, and i’ve got a lot of socks!

25.  Now THIS is style-icon J.Lo who inspires us to be fierce every day.

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Slayyy, queen, slay ??.

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