Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ESTRENANDO WITH TARGET | DATE NIGHT OUTFIT IDEAS

Dress: c/o Target
Shoes: Zara (old)
Clutch: Francesca's
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I can't believe May is almost coming to an end. It was such a crazy busy month for me. From birthday parties to holidays, May has sure been an amazing month so far and I can't wait to make more memories with my family this summer. We just celebrated Memorial Day and it sure was a fun-filled weekend. And Mother's Day was just a couple of weeks ago too but just like so many of you, I too think that moms should be celebrated all month long. Because we are that amazing and we love apapachos not just on Mother's Day but everyday. But seriously, moms all over the world work so hard on a daily basis, 24/7 and I believe we should be appreciated and honored all month long. Which is why I have partnered with Target once again to continue my #SinTraduccion campaign. I love what this campaign represents, not just as a Latina but as a blogger. I love that the Latino community can bring our calorcito and culture to such an amazing brand that is Target. It makes me very proud to be a part of it once again.
Target has always been once of my favorite and go-to for everything stores. And for today's look I wanted to share a super chic and somewhat sexy dress I purchased at Target, I wore it for a night out with my husband. It is so important to have that time together, with the craziness of the kids and our lives revolving around them, it is very special when we get to have alone time. I always make sure to get all dolled up and feeling amazing. So I took advantage and showed off (or estrene) this amazing dress. I do believe that clothes are just material but they can make us feel stunning. Tell me a fabulous dress and sexy heels haven't made you feel amazing lately? They have, haven't' they? 
I am a true believer that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look great. This dress was under $30, my kind of outfit! 
Even though I am a mom of two, I love to get dressed up and wear my heels every chance I can. There is nothing a mother can't do, we truly do it all, if I must say so myself. From dressing the part to making sure our homes are taken care of, we can do it all in style. So why not make that style, fabulous and on a budget? Next time you want to go out to estrenar your favorite Target look make sure to tag it #SinTraduccion so I can see it too. 
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Friday, May 22, 2015

GET READY WITH ME + ANDREA

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with ANDREA® and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.
 Happy Friday!
For today's post I wanted to do something a little different than the typical OOTD post. I want to show you how I get dressed whenever I have an event or special occasion to go to. And at the same time share some great information about ANDREA, but we'll get to that in a bit. For this look I put together a few pieces that normally wouldn't all go together. I love to mix pieces and create new looks with items already in my closet. This cotton romper is super casual but add a blazer and a super cute statement necklace like this one and you have the perfect chic spring look. Ideal for a fun day in the city with the girls and even for a romantic night out with your boo. I topped this look with my fabulous ANDREA shoes that I love, the pop of color and mix of pink hues truly made this outfit one of my fave this season.
But where can you get these ANDREA shoes, you may ask? Well let me tell you a little bit about them. ANDREA has been empowering women for years, they offer shoes, clothes and lingerie via catalog. ANDREA is a brand where retail therapy meets entrepreneurship. You can now become a ANDREA representative and earn an additional income while being at home. I love the idea of having your own business and being able to be the fashionista you always love to be, all at the same time. I mean who doesn't love shoes? And who wouldn't love it more if you were able to make it your business? All the information you need on how you can become an ANDREA affiliate is HERE. There is nothing like the power a woman feels when you are able to have something that is completely your own. When you are self made, you truly work hard towards every single step it takes to get you to the top and achieve your dreams. So why not, mix business with pleasure, in this case fashion and income. Check them out, I assure you, you will love the style and design, especially the shoes! 
Blazer | H&M
Romper | H&M
Shoes | c/o Andrea
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

PROTECT YOUR SKIN | CHOOSE SKIN HEALTH

 
It's that time of the year again! And I couldn't be happier, for me, it's happy season. And that could only mean one thing: SUN RAYS! Today I am so happy to share with you my favorite sun protection products by Neutrogena. I've used them for as long as I can remember on myself and now on my kids, To be able to work with them on the NEUTROGENA® “Choose Skin Health” Movement once again is truly a win-win for me. Which is why I want to share my tips for this season. One in every five Americans will develop skin cancer and I am here today to tell you it is so easy to prevent it. It's actually the most preventable cancer there is. Proper protection and education can help you keep informed on how you can protect yourself and your family from the damaging sun rays.
From the moment the temperatures started rising, we were outside every single day making sure we enjoyed the gorgeous weather as much as we can but as we all know as beautiful as the sun is, its rays can be extremely damaging for our skin. We love having picnics and playing outside but I always make sure that I spray my son with the Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids, it is so important for me to teach him early on how important protecting our skin truly is. 
Here are some simple and effective mommy tips: 
1) Hydrate! Always keep enough water and liquids around when you're outside. 
2) Wear a hat! Thank God B loves hats, I always make sure his face is protected.
3) Protect with SPF! Be sure to apply your Neutrogena sun protection about 30 minutes before going out to enjoy the gorgeous weather, this way you make it a routine and it comes second nature.
As for me, I never tan my face, ever. So my face will always be much lighter than the rest of my body, but hey that's what makeup is for. This way, I protect my face from those ugly manchas we tend to get from the sun. I apply moisturizer with SPF and then wear my usual natural makeup look for the summer. If at the beach, I am always wearing a sun hat, aside from being ultra fabulous, they offer the exact amount of shade I need. And of course I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist on the rest of my body for full sun protection. This way I can enjoy my days outside with my kids or at the beach, while knowing I am super protected without any worries. 
Lastly, I want to invite you to the NEUTROGENA® Twitter Party tonight, May 19th at 7-8PM EST / 4-5PM PST. Click HERE to RSVP, there will be a few $100 gift card prizes as well as Neutrogena product bundles you can win simply by tweeting away during the chat, don't forget to use our hashtag #ChooseSkinHealth, see you there!
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Monday, May 18, 2015

SUMMER MAKEUP + FASHION TRENDS



Happy Monday guys!
I wanted to share these super easy tips on summer makeup and skin care with you all, from an event with Colgate last week, which on a last minute emergency, I wasn't able to attend. My dear friend Dani from Nany's Klozet was one of the hosts along with Kika Rocha. I found the tips easy and effective so I wanted to share this info with you which I think are simple and easy ways to care for your skin this summer. Oh and of course there are also some hot fashion trends for this season.

Summer Make-Up Tips – By Elizabeth Freid

1. Oil Free Moisturizer: Use an oil free moisturizer with an SPF. If fair skinned, try one that's tinted for sun kissed looking skin.

2. Minimize Shine: To minimize shine use blotting papers to cut down on over powdering which can lead to an unnatural, cakey look.

3. Polished Brows: Use a clear mascara on eyebrows for a natural, polished look.

4. Avoid Lash Smudging: Thinly apply waterproof liquid or gel eyeliner close to lashes to void smudging in summer heat.

5. Get Longer Lasting Mascara: Start with a non-waterproof mascara and finish with a coat of waterproof for long lasting wear yet easier removal.

6. Tinted Lip Gloss Is The Way To Go!: Avoid or sparingly use lip liner for a natural look and use a tinted lip gloss for color, moisture and shine. A quick tip to bring out your best color is to use Colgate Optic White to whiten your teeth and highlight your best accessory, your smile!

Summer Accessory Fashion Trends – By Claudia Alonso

1. Chains. Chains. Chains.: From minimalistic, classic Cuban links to bold chains, these are a must this summer to contrast the delicate fabrics and colors we wear. Seen all over European runways this season, chains are a staple in this year’s summer accessory collection. Don't be afraid to mix materials either, chains are being shown in a variety of materials like metallics, Lucite, and colored plastic and play with combinations to best create a chic look.

2. Colorful Hippie: The 1970's hippie child has grown up and today she is retro-fit boho beauty with a streamlined taste. This summer, experiment with chunky, earthy pieces with pops of color. Designers played with woods and ropes this season. Try pairing these pieces with simple white linen blouses and denim jeans for a perfect modern day hippie look. 

3. The New Statement Necklace: For seasons upon seasons bold bib-like statement necklaces dominated the accessory scene. This summer break away from this once-trend and replace your bib-like necklaces with the new long pendant statement necklace. Multiple designers enjoyed showing long necklaces this season. Dare to be bold with raw gem stone pendants or geometric pendants for the perfect statement. ​
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

MY TOP AND BEST MASCARAS

Hi guys, have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel yet? 
Here is one of my latest videos. Talking everything mascara. Who doesn't love long, beautiful lashes? I know I do! For deets on my favorite brands and what has worked for me check out my video and don't forget to subscribe. Let me know what you like and even what you don't like.
I love to hear your feedback, so feel free to comment and give it a thumbs up!
Check out the full video here.
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Sunday, May 10, 2015

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

This is part of a sponsored campaign with P&G and Orgullosa. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
BEN | 8.8.2011
EMME | 1.28.2015
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August 11, 2011 - the day I became a mom. 
January 28, 2015 - our lives became complete, adding a little precious princess on top!
Life hasn't been the same since then and there is nothing more special than being my kids' mom. 
The love they give me compares to no other. The best job I've ever had is to be their:

TEACHER

NURSE

COUNSELOR

STYLIST

CHEF

CLEANING LADY

and most importantly, their M O M.
There isn't a day where I don't worry about them and sometimes I drive myself crazy wondering if I am doing and ok job in raising these precious little humans that I get to call all mine.
I hope one day they are able to cherish these memories I am striving to make for them, because their love means the world to me. From the best of brightest and sunniest days to those crazy wild and loud days... but especially the days were the mess and the dirt stains are simply perfect and are made to become the best of memories for them. I love my life as a mom and I especially love being able to be a modern stylish mom and have fun with my kids at the same time while relying on brands like Tide to help me keep our days bright even during the messiest of days. As a mom on the go, I keep my Tide stain pen handy! you mommies know how messy it is having a 3 year old! 
But those are my favorite days, even after all the exhaustion... they truly light up my life!
And today I wanted to take a moment to wish all you mamis an amazing day. Whether you are a mom by birth, a mom by adoption and even a mom by heart, let's celebrate today! 
My kids are my orgullo and they make me want to celebrate life each day, share my dreams and my passions and make them better people one day and one memory at a time.
Lastly, I want to share this amazing video we filmed in NYC a few weeks ago for this special day. It makes me cry every time I watch it, I am the mommy in the video who just can't control her tears... so check it out and I hope it makes you as happy and proud as it made me.

H A P P Y  M O T H E R ' S  D A Y !
May your day be bright and loving.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

MOTHER'S DAY 2015 | GIFT IDEAS


Mother's Day is just a few days away! It is one of my favorite holidays just because I get to truly take in the whole day with my family and make my mom feel as special as she is to me all day long. If you are like me, you are still turning the wheels on your as to what to get your mom, sister, aunt and grandma... or maybe you just want some ideas on what YOU really want this mother's day, so I am here to help! I've curated some of my favorite things I am personally loving right now, but I think there is a little bit for every type of mom in my gift guide collage. 
Looking for a gift for the fashionista in your life? How about some stunning heels like these Sam Edelman ones for this season? I know that's one gift I would truly enjoy and use all summer long. 
For the more tech savvy mommy, you must get her up to date with a brand new iPhone 6! I am getting one soon and I am so excited! The pictures are amazing!
Chatbooks, is the best thing to happen to Instagram, and I truly love them and collect them for the photos on my personal profile, all of my kids of course lol. I think that is such an amazing gift for your mom, grandma, aunt, sister, just everyone will love ChatBooks! 
For the beauty blogger... or simply the makeup lover, get them a set of this amazing L'Oreal eye shadow palette, it reminds me of Urban Decay's Naked II which I love. I seriously can't wait to try that one. Also, if you didn't know Eva Mendes has a new line of makeup called Circa, it is fantastic, I am using it and had to include this eye shadow shade here, I love it and it's super inexpensive, you can always grab a few lippies, shadows and mascara, make it into a beauty gift bag and voila! 
One gift I am personally dying for? Celine sunglasses and I love these. I need them.
Perfume is such a cliche gift but still one of my personal favorites, try this Midnight Romance by Ralph Lauren and you will sure to make a lasting impression. Scent is everything. 
Lastly, who doesn't need a fabulous and colorful beach bag this summer? I know I do!... 
and well Target has this amazing one I love so much! for just $29.99 you can't go wrong! Throw in some goodies like L'Oreal's sunscreen, sunnies, a pair of flip flops and a cute towel and you will have a super cute gift in no time.
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