Thursday, August 21, 2014

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT SOFT CURLS

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PANTENE® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own.
How many of you always wonder "how can I get that amazing hair on that video or in that telenovela?" I know I do! Well today I am bringing you a great how-to tutorial and video where you can easily see how to achieve those gorgeous loose curls. Maite Perroni just release her much anticipated new music video for "Vas a Querer Volver" and her hair as always looked like perfection. I am happy to share with you my take on the behind the scenes how-to tutorial her hair stylist created alongside Maite. I will be using the Pantene No Crunch Curls Whip along with other great Pantene products that leave my hair looking and feeling amazing. None of that super crunchy and sticky wet look, the total opposite ladies, I achieved a soft and pretty wavy look which I love for not just going out and looking glam but even for an everyday look. The steps are super simple and easy to achieve for anyone. Below are some photos so you can see exactly what I used and I am also adding the how-to video at the end of the post as well as a little fun surprise you will sure love! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Tag me so I can see your results when you try it!
I first started off by applying the No Crunch Curls Whip all over my hair. This amazing products softens my hair while detangling and getting rid of those unwanted frizzies! And what is best it does not leave you with that sticky feel or crunchy hair. It helps lock in your curls to last all day even to the next day ladies.
After applying a good amount of the Pantene No Crunch Curl Whip to my hair. I began to part it in 2 inch sections and started to curl the hair half down my roots. I held the curling wand for about 10 seconds and let it down. I did this all over my hair until I was satisfied with the curls and look. 
After curling my entire head, I brushed out the curls softly with a brush. Then applied Pantene Pro-V Stylers Texturizing Sculpting Wax which helped my fly-aways stay in place and left my hair feeling smooth and soft for a natural curl look which I love. I always love loose curls, they look so effortless.

I then finished off my look by spritzing a bit of Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Spray. This helped my look last all day without a hard feel on my curls. 
This look took me about 25 minutes to achieve, that's because I have a lot of hair, a lot of LONG hair. But it was still super simple and easy and ladies using the Pantene products help my curls last until the next day. You too can get these effective and inexpensive products at Walmart, so visit your local Walmart for all your favorite Pantene products. Here is the behind the scenes video where you can see the beautiful Maite Perroni and her hair stylist Gabriel Samra show us how to achieve her beautiful look, just like I did. Check out the video HERE.

And for the fun SURPRISE, enter my giveaway here to win a fab Pantene Product Bundle + $100 Walmart Giftcard just follow the TWO simple Rafflecopter rules. Good luck!
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  xo,
E.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR ON A DATE

So as you all may have heard Summer in the East Coast was cut short ladies + gents! We've had some amazing weather but definitely more like spring/fall but I am not complaining. It's been beautiful. Last Friday, my sweet hubby + I played hookie and we enjoyed a fun day out. We lunched at one of my favorite places in Hoboken, a latin restaurant with amazing delicious food from various Latin countries, called Zafra. So I wore this super cute long sleeve shift-style dress from OASAP which I loved from the moment I saw! And ladies at just $19 it is a steal! I think it's such a great summer/fall piece... Easily transition it into fall by wearing knee length boots and voila! If you love it as much as I do, you can now get it HERE.
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Como ya han de saber el verano aqui en New Jersey ha sido super corto. Pero eso no significa que no ha sido hermoso igual. Hemos tenido temperaturas frescas, mas o menos de primavera pero los dias han estado hermosos. Y el viernes pasado mi esposo y yo decidimos disfrutar el dia y salimos a almorzar a uno de mis restaurantes favoritos de Hoboken, se llama Zafra, es latino-americano y es riquisimo. Me puse este vestido super chic que ademas de lindo es super barato, a tan solo $19 en la boutique de internet OASAP. Lo que me gusta tanto es que no tan solo es de verano, porque lo puedes transisionar a un estilo de otonio con tan solo ponerte botas altas y ya! Estas lista! Si quieres comprar este vestido lo puedes hacer AQUI.
Dress/Vestido: c/o OASAP
Shoes/Zapatos: Lilliana
Bag/Cartera: Marc Jacobs
Sunnies/Gafas: Chanel

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEUTROGENA SELFIE CHALLENGE

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
Happy Monday!
And what better way to start off this amazing beautiful week than with a beauty post with none other than my favorite skin care brand Neutrogena. Ladies, you have seen me use Neutrogena many times and I continue to collaborate with them because I genuinely love what it does to my skin and I have read some of your comments on how it is your go-to skin care regimen brand too. There is something so important about taking care of ourselves inside and out and I can do just that with these products. Every morning I start off with my Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser which smells so fresh and clean and leaves my skin feeling as clear and clean as ever while it prevents those annoying breakouts. Follow that by using my Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub - which I use 2 to 3 times a week. It has gentle microbeads which helps smooth away dead skin without irritating. And then I am off to moisturize my face and depending on what I am doing on that day, I either stay makeup free and clean all day or I apply my some makeup. At the end of the night my trick is to remove all my makeup and dirt off with my trusty Neutrogena® Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes Pink Grapefruit for Acne-Prone Skin. They work wonders on my face and they leave my skin feeling cool and refreshed all the way to the next morning. 
So ladies, it is no secret this regimen is what helps me achieve the perfect selfie! Below are some of the tips and tricks I will be sharing all week long in the #NeutrogenaSelfie challenge. I will be posting one photo a day with a quick tip and how you too can join us in this fun challenge, read more below.
1. Take Care of Your Skin.  Achieve great skin by following my easy and simple regimen above. You will love the results! Neutrogena has different products for different skin types, find what is best for you!
2. Confidence.We live in a society driven by Photoshop and airbrushed images, don't fall into the trap as we are our own beautiful in many different ways. Show off your unique beauty and feel confident in your skin no matter what your age, shape or skin color.
3. Lighting. As a blogger I am all about great lighting ladies and gents! It can make a world of a difference, test it out, take a selfie in ok lighting and compare to a great crisp well lit pic, you will see the difference!
4. Smile. A great smile can make anyone's day. Not only is it a great way to have a beautiful picture but it can truly change someone's mood. Next time you pass someone share your beautiful smile!
5. Fun Backgrounds. The one thing I love about IG is getting to share the fun places I go to with you all. Or what I am currently doing. So taking a selfie in a fun background or with my favorite person is a fun way to take you to a little bit of what my life is like. Next time you post a selfie, show us what makes you happy.
 ...And on to the amazing giveaway.
Simply follow me on Instagram and follow the hashtag #NeutrogenaSelfie, post your own pretty selfie and you can be entered to win one of three individual consultations with Neutrogena experts and a 1 year-long supply of Neutrogena products valued at $1,000. You must publish a selfie using the #NeutrogenaSelfie hashtag on Instagram and post the Instagram link to your selfie on my Rafflecopter below. Good luck! 
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AUGUST 29, 2014. 
                                                                                xo,
E

Thursday, August 14, 2014

YOUNG + FREE

So happy to bring you a mommy + me post today! I love shooting with my boy. Last Sunday we had a birthday party to attend and we decided to go in matching outfits, except he looked super cool. I bought this shirt for him from Slyfox Threads, a super cool and hip kids online store which I love and follow on Instagram. They have such cool things! B wore his tee with my favorite Children's Place jeans, they have the best jeans for the best prices, win-win and we added these leather sandals from the Gap. He looked adorable, I mean super cool;) And I had to match him by wearing black and jeans too, then added my favorite Rag & Bone hat! You guys have been seeing this hat a lot lately and will for a while more! 
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Me encanta compartir con ustedes articulos Mommy Chic porque disfruto mucho compartir mi blog con mi hijo hermoso. El domingo pasado tuvimos una fiestita y decidi que combinariamos. B tuvo puesto esta camiseta super chevere de Slyfox Threads una de mis tiendas de web favoritas, por sus camisetas super cool y lindas. Le puse a B, mis jeans favoritos, de la tienda Children's Place, que siempre tienen los mejores precio y los mejores jeans tambien. Y para completar le puse estas zapatillas de cuera de Gap Kids. Y yo para combinar con el, me puse algo parecido y le anadi mi gorro preferido que han visto mucho ultimamente. Y lo veran mucho mas, por que me encanta, es de Rag & Bone. 
Ben is wearing
Sunnies: Rayban
Sandals: Gap Kids
Have a great rest of the week my lovelies. I will be posting a great hair tutorial tomorrow! Don't miss it!
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Que tengan un lindo dia! Manana les comparto un tutorial de cabello, no se lo pierdan!
xo,
E.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

CONVERTIBLE DRESS + GIVEAWAY!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know what today is! It's GIVEAWAY MONDAY! 
And I am so excited to introduce you to Nuova Vita - a handmade dress company that custom tailors convertible dresses to fit you. All the dresses are custom made to fit you perfectly. I chose this amazing black convertible gown which you can wear over and over again in many different ways. I styled mine 3 ways which you will see below. When you purchase the dress you will receive a style guide to show you the many ways you wear it. Different necklines and even different back looks. There are 14 ways to wear the dress...but if you are creative I am sure you can find many different ways to style this. What is best they come in long length and short length. They even custom design them for little girls, which is so adorable. 
The dresses are perfect for all occasions, whether you are a wedding guest or part of a bridal party. These make perfect bridesmaids dresses because each bridesmaids can wear her own style but still be in sync with everyone else. With wedding season here, I totally recommend these beautiful dresses. Here are some photos of how I wore mine. I wanted to give it a boho vibe so I added this floral crown and I loved how it looked all together. I went for the DeepV Neckline with the V-Knot Back. 


 

Here are two more ways I wore the dress. I thought the one shoulder was amazing and so elegant. Perfect for a black tie event with your hair pulled up and back. As you can see you can even add sleeves to the dress and make it your own, whatever your style and comfort is. For all styles and colors visit Nuova Vita and take a look at their gallery, to see the many different ways other women have worn the dress. 
*Nuova Vita is offering an amazing discount of 15% off for the duration of our giveaway, use code 15OFF from  August 11th to August 15th to take advantage of this one time offer.*
On to the fabulous giveaway!
Follow the simple rules below and you will be entered to win your very own Black Convertible Dress custom made to your body from www.nuovavita.com.
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xo,
E.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SUMMER STYLE 2014: THE LITTLE WHITE DRESS

We are on the last official month of summer and I have to say ladies I feel like we didn't even have a summer here on the East Coast. But we must enjoy what is left of it! I wear white all year round but this dress from SheInside.com is summer perfection. The best part it is only $25! It is a bohemian style lace dress with jewelry details all along the collar bone. Off the shoulder sexiness but still a nice loose fit to be comfortable and wear with heels and without. I wore it both ways. I wanted to have my hair pulled back, which I rarely do, to show off the beautiful off the shoulder style and pretty embellishments. I wore my platform heels to give it a chic and fun vibe. 
UPDATE: this specific dress has sold out! But here is the same dress minus the jewels for just $22! Check it out HERE
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Hola chicas! Ya oficialmente estamos en el ultimo mes de verano aqui en la costa oeste. Se fue volando ya casi siento que ni tuvimos tantos dias de calor. Yo en lo personal me pongo el color blanco durante todo el anio, pero este vestido de la tienda SheInside.com es la perfeccion para este verano. Y lo mejor que cuesta solo $25! El detalle de encaje al igual que el escotado corte lo hace super comodo y a la vez le da un poco de sex appeal. Es corto, suelto y super divertido. Y te lo puedes poner con zapatos de taco o sin taco. Me encanta!
Dress/Vestido: c/o SheInside
Jewelry/Joyeria: Lola Blue
Shoes/Zapatos: Zara



xo,
E.
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Monday, August 4, 2014

A PROMISE TO MY SON

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with JOHNSON’S® Baby and Latina Bloggers Connect.
This week is extra special for me. Extra emotional. Extra memorable. Extra touching. My son was born on August 8, 2011. Three amazing years ago. The best of my entire life. Truly. And life has never been the same since. The amount of joy he brings into our lives is truly un-measurable. There are no words and there will never even be enough moments in my lifetime to really describe and capture everything he is to me. He is simply more than me. He is all of  me, all of my life, all of my thoughts, all of my emotions. He is my happiness, my laughter, my worries, my sleepless nights. And there is nothing more I want in the world than to promise my beautiful, intelligent, precious boy that I will always and forever be by his side... always. Wishing him health and most of all HAPPINESS. Staring at his peaceful sleep every night and morning. Kissing his delicious feet. Looking over his pictures, thinking back to every memory we've had. And most of all aiming to make him a great, amazing, successful, adventurous, fearless, kind, humble and mostly HAPPY human being. Because nothing in the world compares to being happy. Truly happy. And that is what he has given me and that is what I want to give him for the rest of his life. Because he is amazing. There is no one I rather spend my days with than him and I am so blessed to be able to enjoy every. single. day. of his life.
B, I promise:
...to give you everything that you NEED.
...to be the best teacher I can be.
...to be the best nurse and heal your wounds.
...to always be there for you.
...to teach you right from wrong.
...to raise you to be a humble and kid gentleman.
...to teach the value of love and not just money.
...to always make your favorite foods.
...to always say your prayers with you.
...to never miss the important moments in your life.
...to always kiss you good night.
...to always have our family hugs.
and to keep you safe...

...from the inside out. That is why I committed to this amazing collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. Because my son is my world and I love the Johnson Baby Promise. Many of us moms had been concerned about the products used in our Johnson's baby products and this is why they took it a step further by removing the ingredients, not because of safety but because of peace of mind. Because they understand us, as moms, as parents. And I love that. Here is an amazingly touching and sweet video, it is an open letter to all moms. And you have to see how Johnson & Johnson decided to deliver that promise, by giving us a sweet and symbolic promise, an open letter to us. And I am so happy they did. Here is the video. Enjoy!
Or you can click here to go on YouTube also: Video link: http://bit.ly/JBabyPromise

What's your promise?
xo,
E.
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