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20 Lies Millennials Told Themselves In The ’90s

It’s hard to believe that almost twenty years have passed since we officially exited the best decade ever–and by that, we mean the 90s, of course. For many millennials, it feels like only yesterday that we were at home, flipping through TV channels trying to land on “Rugrats”. Or better yet, at school, arguing with our friends over who got to be Posh Spice this time during recess.

But as the old saying goes, hindsight is 20/20, which means that we now know we weren’t quite living our best lives yet in the ’90s. In light of this, we compiled a list of all the unfortunate lies millennials told themselves during the ’90s. Take a look below!

1. That Putting These Beads on Your Bike Meant You Were a Badass

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If we were forced to get around on two wheels, then you better believe it was going to be with style. Once we snapped these beads onto our spokes, the neighborhood kids knew better than to mess with us. Move over, Hell’s Angels!

2. That Christina Aguilera Was Going to Recruit You as Her Choreographer

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Like any self-respecting pop lover in the ’90s, we were 100% certain that once Xtina caught a glimpse of the “What A Girl Wants” dance routine we created with our BFF, she would pretty much beg us to tour with her. We even knew what Limited Too outfit we would wear onstage.

3. That The “Carmen San Diego” Show Wasn’t Just An Elaborate Ploy To Make Kids Learn Geography

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“Where In The World Is Carmen San Diego” was such an entertaining show that it took us a few years to realize we were actually learning from the iconic TV series. *shudder* If we had known that at the time, there’s no way we would’ve been half as invested in this wily woman’s whereabouts.

4. That You Were Eventually Going to See Wilson’s Whole Face in “Home Improvement”

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Ax children in the 90s, it never even occurred to us that we would never get to see Wilson’s whole face in “Home Improvement”. We always just assumed that the makers of the TV show were too stupid to realize how annoying it was that he was always half-hidden. How wrong we were.

5. That Winning This Game Required Both Skill and Cunning

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If we won a game of “Hungry Hungry Hippo” and we were up against a particularly competitive sibling or classmate, there was no convincing us that we weren’t a child prodigy with an IQ to rival Einstein’s.

7. That This Shampoo DIDN’T Burn Your Eyes Out of Their Sockets

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Marketed as “Tear Free Shampoo and Haircare”, this”kid-friendly” formula promised to be a sting-free alternative to our Madre’s Pantene. And even when this shampoo made our eyes burn like fire, we refused to admit that it didn’t live up to its promise. I mean, the bottle was shaped like a fish! How could we doubt a product like that?

1. That You And AC Slater Were Destined to Be Together

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Back in the ’90s no other boy on TV fulfilled all of our fantasies more than A.C. Slater. Played by the extremely charismatic Mario Lopez, watching “Saved By the Bell” was really just an excuse to drool over our be-dimpled Latino novio. Back then, we were convinced that we would one day be going by “Mrs. Slater”. On our wedding day, A.C.  would wear a muscle-shirt (and a bow-tie), of course.

8. That You Were Brave Enough to Watch “The Witches” Without Having Nightmares For Days

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As kids, there’s nothing we longed for more than to prove to everyone how grown-up we were. In this case, we thought that being grown-up meant sitting through a horrifying movie about witches with disturbing special effects.

9. That Picture Books Counted Towards Your Pizza Hut Book It! Rewards

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There’s no way kids today could get away with “earning” a free personal pan pizza by “proving” that they “read” a certain amount of books for the month. Back in the day, this claim was an exaggeration at best and a downright lie at worst. But the pizza–now that was always delicious.

10. That You Were Safe Playing on These Death Traps

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Parents of kids in the ’90s weren’t helicopter parents in the same way they are today. ’90s parents were willing to risk all sorts of potential injuries just for the chance at a few precious moments of peace.

11. That This Excuse For a Meal Was Actually Tasty

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It took a fair bit of begging to get our parents to buy a Kids Cuisine. And then, after rushing home to nuke this colorful meal, we’d bite into it to be…underwhelmed (to put it lightly). But kudos to the Kid Cuisine marketing team for convincing us that this bland mush was worth the money.

12. That Wearing Candy-Flavored Smackers Was Practically the Same Thing as Makeup

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As a young girl in the ’90s, collecting Lip Smackers was a right of passage. It meant you were almost adult enough to wear makeup–even if that “makeup” was actually just over-priced glittery lip-balm that tasted like Starbursts. Some even came with key chains!

13. That The “Wishbone” Dog Was Happy to Dress Up in Elaborate and Ridiculous Costumes

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Spoiler Alert: He wasn’t. Although we loved watching this adorable Jack Russel Terrier dress up as Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood, there’s no way Soccer the Dog (yes, that was the dog’s real name) enjoyed the constant wardrobe changes.

14. That Butterfly Clips Would Never Go Out of Style

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Being a little girl in the ’90s meant never having to worry about our bangs getting in our eyes–we had enough butterfly clips to remedy that situation. The thought of butterfly clips going out of style never crossed our minds. What other alternative was there? Surely not something as boring as bobby pins?

15. That This TV Show Was Appropriate for Kids

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’90s animated show “Rocco’s Modern Life” was so full of innuendo and double-entendres that it has since become infamous for its hidden adult content. But as naive children, “Rocco’s Modern Life” was as innocent to us as any other Saturday morning cartoon.

16. That Pencil-Thin Eyebrows Looked Good

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Out of all the horrible decisions people made in the ’90s (we’re looking at you, Bill Clinton), giving in to the “pencil thin brows” trend is definitely up there. In 2019, we understand that bushy Frida brows are really beautiful.

17. That Salem from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” Looked Anything Remotely Like a Real Cat

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It’s possible that we were hyper-gullible as children, but for some reason, we always assumed Salem from “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” was a real cat. Yeah, we knew he didn’t actually talk in real life, but we thought that maybe the cat was just trained to convincingly move its lips!

18. That These Were Too Delicious To Be REAL Vitamins

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As children, we equated taking vitamins with watching our grandparents swallow a pharmacy’s worth of horse pills with their evening meal. We always liked to think that eating Flintstone’s Vitamins wasn’t really good for us–it was just candy that was smart enough to trick our parents!

19. That Collecting Beanie Babies Would One Day Make You Rich

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We don’t know who got it into our minds in the ’90s that our Beanie Baby collection would eventually pay for our future self’s crippling student loan debt. But, whoever pulled that off owes us about $650,000. Plus interest.

20. That Stringy Bangs Were the Epitome of Effortless Cool

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Up there with chunky highlights and black lip liner, stringy bangs were a 90s staple that seemed trendy and edgy. Back then, nothing seemed more stylish than completing your hairstyle with two skinny strands framing either side of your face. How little we knew.


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These Empowering Latina Jams Are Perfect To Add To Your Galentine’s Day Playlist

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These Empowering Latina Jams Are Perfect To Add To Your Galentine’s Day Playlist

Happy Galentine’s Day, mamis! What, you never heard of the holiday? According to Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, who made it a thing, “it’s only the best day of the year.” And she ain’t lying. Galentine’s Day, observed February 13, is a day to celebrate love — between your hermanas!

As the fictional character played by Amy Poehler in the series said, it’s “ladies celebrating ladies.” Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s a time to bring your closest gals together, either for brunch, evening cocktails, mani-pedis or an old-school slumber party, and bask in the beauty, love and joy of your friendship.

No Galentine’s Day commemoration would be complete without some girl power tunes. Here, a celebration playlist you and your bella squad can bang out to while toasting to being ride-or-dies.

1. Remind your mamis what’s in store for them this Galentine’s Day with “Ladies Night.”

This Lil’ Kim classic, featuring Boricua Angie Martinez, Left Eye, Da Brat and Missy Elliot, will undoubtedly get the squad hyped for the Galentine’s festivities to come.

2. Today’s all about feelin’ good, so you have to bring out Demi Lovato’s “Confident.”

On Galentine’s Day, you shower your femme squad with compliments — as you probably do any day of the week — and try your best to make sure the whole gang knows their worth.

3. Remind your nenas they are bomb just as they are with Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo.”

Sure, if we’re being real with our chicas, as we should be, there’s room for all of us to grow as individuals, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t great already. Colombiana Li Saumet will have all the gals loving on themselves, and all their complexities, with this 2016 banger.

4. If this is a single ladies kind of festivity, pull out Paloma Mami’s “Not Steady.”

If your squad is the type that yells “soltera para siempre” as they toast their champagne, you need this chilena’s bop about not wanting to settle down blasting at the pari.

5. Remind your amigas that lovers “Can’t Hold Us Down” with this Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim classic.

Even if your squad is mixed, with single ladies and mujeres in relationships, both will appreciate la ecuatoriana’s still-relevant message about not letting your boo, or the patriarchy, keep you down.

6. After all, you can’t tame a boss bitch.

Just ask puertorriqueña Kelis, whose 2006 jam “Bossy,” featuring Too $hort, will have all the girls embracing their inner jefa.

7. Ride out with the nenas as the car radio blares Selena Gomez’s “Me & My Girls.”

Pre-game: check. It’s time to hit the dance floor, and this young mexicana will have you and your chicas feelin’ alive and set to shake the night away.

8. Put your worries aside with Mariah Carey’s “It’s Like That.”

As the venezolana says, “no stress, no fights … no tears, no time to cry.” Tonight is all about you and your girls livin’ it up. So heed Mariah’s advice and “open off that Bacardi” and feel “so hot tamale.”

9. Feelin’ it yet? Good! ‘Cause Cardi B’s “Money Bag” is about to have all the mamis twerking.

Like the dominicana’s own “bloody gang,” your crew is so bad that you’re out on the dance floor lookin’ “like bridesmaids,” so do like Cardi and drop that confident ass low.

10. But make sure Ivy Queen’s “Quiero Bailar” reminds everybody else that this is a Galentine’s Day party.

Swaying those hips is catching some attention. No one hates when some of the girls dance up with folk who aren’t in the crew, but let the Bori reggaetonera let the desperadxs know this is a girls’ night and the crew is going home together — punto.

Read: Watching Women In Her Life Abandon Relationships When Romance Arrives, This Latina Is Calling For A New Love Hierarchy

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Classic Outfits Worn By Latinas To The Grammys

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Classic Outfits Worn By Latinas To The Grammys

The 61st Annual Grammy  Awards will be taking place this Sunday, and you know what that means! Along with the myriad of show-stopping performances that will be conducted by our favorite artists, we’ll also be treated to a red carpet parade of dazzling fashion ensembles before the show. We couldn’t be more excited to catch a glimpse of our favorite Latina artists representing to all of the world the spectrum of culture that is Latinidad in all its expression.

This year, Latina nominees include Cardi B for her blockbuster album “Invasion of Privacy”, Camila Cabello for her live performance of “Havana”‘, and vocal powerhouses Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato for their power-ballad duet, “Fall In Line”. We can’t wait to see what our favorite Latina artists will be wearing, as Latin music stars have never failed to deliver memorable outfits in the past! In celebration of the great fashion to come, we’ve compiled a list of 20 classic outfits worn by Latinas to The Grammys.

1. Jennifer Lopez in 2000

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Of course, we’re obligated to start off this list with Jennifer Lopez’s timeless plunging green Versace dress that she wore to the Grammys in 2000. It’s arguably the most famous dress worn to the Grammys ever–let alone the most famous one worn by a Latina. The most incredible thing about this outfit is that she looks as incredible 19 years later as she did back then.

2. Mariah Carey in 1991

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The 1991 Grammy Awards established Mariah Carey as a global phenomenon. Not only did she win two Grammys–one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and another for Best New Artist, she also wowed the audience by wearing a stunning black mini-dress with crystal straps.

3. Selena in 1994

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Queen of Tejano music, Selena, wore a stunning white halter dress covered in crystals to the 1994 Grammys Ceremony. That wasn’t all that was memorable about that night, though–she also took home a Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American album.

4. Christina Aguilera in 2000

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In 2000, Christina Aguilera won her first Grammy–the award being for Best New Artist. She turned heads by wearing a dazzling flapper-like slip dress that fell just below her knees.

5. Demi Lovato in 2017

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Demi Lovato turned heads at the 2017 Grammys when she donned a plunging, armor-like gold dress that flaunted every curve of her famous figure.

6. Fergie in 2008

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Fergie lit up the room at the 2008 Grammys by wearing a stunning canary yellow Calvin Kline dress that emphasized her bronze goddess aesthetic.

7. Selena Gomez in 2016

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Selena Gomez proved to the world that she was no longer a child star when she arrived at the 2016 Grammys in a blue, sparkling Calvin Klein number that was the very definition of Old Hollywood glamour.

8. Shakira in 2000

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The 2000 Grammys were a night dominated by Latin pop princesses. Not only was it the night of JLo’s memorable Versace dress and Xtina’s “Best New Artist” win, but it was the night Shakira won Best Latin Pop Album of the year. Who could forget her distressed hip-hugging dress that imitated gold leaf? Not us, that’s for sure.

9. Camila Cabello in 2018

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Camila Cabello announced her transformation from girl band member to full-blown Pop Diva when she arrived at the 2018 Grammys in this Jessica Rabbit-inspired Vivienne Westwood creation. Her dress wasn’t the only thing to be impressed by–she was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album that year.

10. Cardi B in 2018

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Cardi B cemented her status as a style icon by wearing an all white, a-line ensemble complete with tulle wings. The swan-like ensemble was designed by the talented Mohammed Ashi who claimed his idea for this dress’s creation came from his musings “about a girl who had always dreamt of going to the moon”. It couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for Cardi.

11. Christina Aguilera in 2004

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Christina Aguilera continued her reputation as an edgy fashionista by attending the 2004 Grammys in a jazz age, Betty Boop-inspired getup. That night, she also took hoe the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her mega-smash single “Beautiful”.

12. Gloria Estefan In 2014

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In 2014, Gloria Estefan proved to the world that age is just a number by arriving to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in a sleek and sexy floor-length red dress designed by Gustavo Cadile.

13. Esperanza Spalding in 2011

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Jazz musician of Puerto Rican descent, Esperanza Spalding, wore a swirling yellow outfit with geometric statement earrings to the Grammy Awards in 2011. She went on to be the surprise winner for Best New Artist.

14. Celia Cruz in 2003

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Cuban salsa icon Celia Cruz further proved what a legend she is by arriving to the 42nd Annual Grammys decked out in an all-white ballgown with a matching fur shrug. Never one to under-accessorize, she completed her outfit with a massive crystal chandelier necklace. That, ladies, is how you do it.

15. Paulina Rubio in 2017

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Mexican pop star Paulina Rubio, aka “The Latin Madonna” lived up to her sexy reputation and wore a black, semi-sheer dress adorned by intricate black lace to the 2017 Grammys.

16. Alessandra Ambrosio in 2016

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Although she isn’t known for her musical talent, Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio rocked the 2016 Grammy red carpet by wearing a dominatrix-like tight-fitting black dress with geometric cutouts.

17. Erin Lim in 2018

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Mexican-American E! News reporter Erin Lim went for an edgy look for her first Grammy’s red carpet in 2018. Instead of going the traditional floor-length dress route, Lim opted for a chic, knee-length, caramel corduroy dress suit.

18. Gina Rodriguez in 2015

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In 2015, back when Gina Rodriguez was still a fresh-faced newcomer, she dazzled Grammy viewers with her Grecian-inspired white dress with teal trimming.

19. Jennifer Lopez in 2011

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JLo channeled disco-queen vibes at the 2011 Grammys by wearing a shiny silver Go-Go dress with matching accessories.

20. Demi Lovato in 2016

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You didn’t think we’d stop at just one Demi Lovato look, did you? We couldn’t resist adding another Demi Lovato entry on this list, seeing as she’s slayed every Grammy’s red carpet she’s ever set foot on. In addition to her breathtaking 2017 look, she also made waves with her black suit dress ensemble that channeled Morticia Adams in all the right ways.


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