Tuesday, July 29, 2014

NEUTROGENA | PORE REFINING SKINCARE REGIMEN

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions expressed are my own.
This week I am super excited to share my No Mas Poros Neutrogena challenge with you! Last week, I posted on Instagram, the 4 skin care products I have been using and to be complete honest ladies, Neutrogena knows how to get it right. I am loving my skin lately and I know it is all thanks to Neutrogena. For this challenge I tried the Neutrogena Pore Refining Skin Care Line (below) for 7 days. This regimen is designed to minimize the appearance of pores for a younger looking skin. And as I get older I am realizing that less is more, which has led me to wearing a lot less makeup and I feel amazing about it.  So I wanted to share with you gals, these amazing and inexpensive must-have products. From the cleanser to the moisturizer, I guarantee you will love it, like I do! 
Step 1: Use NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Daily Cleanser to wash off all makeup and impurities away. Your pores will looks visibly smaller in just 1 week and your skin will glow immediately after you wash. I love how fresh and clean my face feels and looks after this. I use this daily and LOVE the scent. 
Step 2: Use NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser to get rid of all your dead skin. I usually exfoliate two to three times a week. But the formula is gentle enough for daily use if you need it. Gentle microbeads sweep away dead surface skin and smooths over rough uneven patches for clear, smooth and more even toned. 
Step 3: I use the NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Toner for an even deeper cleanse. Just moist a cotton ball with this toner and apply to your clean face. I am always amazed to see that even after cleaning my skin, the toner pulls out deep hidden dirt. Toners are a very important part of any skin care regimen and it doesn't dry your skin. Also, great for getting deep into acne for a full cleanse. 
Step 4NEUTROGENA® Pore Refining Moisturizer (in stores this August). If you are like me you can't live without moisturizer. I truly feel dry and like something is missing without it. Moisturizing is a must for ALL skin types. And I am in love with this new fave. Now only does it leave my skin smooth and glowing but it also helps in reducing my pores. It is my last and final step to this effective skin care regimen. I can guarantee, you WILL want to leave the house without makeup, that's how I've felt since using these products. Here are some more detailed pictures of my face so you can see the progress. 
Above is my BEFORE picture... and see the AFTER pics below. 

The best part ladies, most of these Neutrogena products are sold for just $6.99 each. Now that's a price you can't beat. You get amazing fast results, clearer younger and glowing skin at a super budget friendly price. So there you have it, now you know my latest secret for younger looking skin! 
xo,
E.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SUMMER BEAUTY TIPS

Happy Friday! 
I am so happy to bring you a beauty post today just in time to close the week and get ready for the weekend. Whether you are hitting your summer beach home or going on vacation, or simply just want to some great summer beauty products, this post is for YOU. One of my year round body struggles is my body hair. Yes I admit it ladies, I have to shave every other day because I happen to have quick growing and coarse hair on my legs and under arms. So when it comes to removing all that unwanted hair I have been using Gillette Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor and Gillette Satin Care Ultra Sensitive Shave Gel for as long as I can remember. Believe me I've tried many other brands and razor blades and no other leaves my skin feeling as baby soft and amazing like Gillette Venus does. And the best part the razor is so smooth and effective that I don't have to shave my legs and under arms as often as I normally would. I honestly cannot live without these two products, not just in the summer but all year round. If you have not tried it yet, ladies you have to try them. Super inexpensive and truly effective. And it never irritates my skin! This is one brand of products I cannot see myself without. This is definitely a summer must have for me. 
One of the most important parts of our body aside from our skin that we must always take care of in the summer is our hair. That is why I have been trying out this Alterna Caviar Replenishing Moisture Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray - it is a leave-in conditioner that hydrates the hair, perfect for the summer months where our hair becomes dry and brittle. I love that it is made of milk and that it is a leave-in, having a child definitely puts a restraint on the time you have to take care of your hair and skin, so this is definitely a product that works great for me. Being a mommy I want to look my best but also be time efficient. 
Lastly, if you live in the East Coast you know that we have to rotate beauty products according to the seasons just like our wardrobe. So on top of worrying about our skin, hair and nails we also have to hydrate and moisturize our lips, in the winter and summer. That is why I have been loving this Bite Beauty BB for Lips - it is a five-in-one lip balm. It gives me healthy, hydrated lips and protects them with SPF 15. This is in my purse daily. And it is great for all year round, for a soft kissable pout! 
Here are some of the other products I am loving this summer:
A gentle yet effective overnight cream that brightens and hydrates skin while sleeping.-Mommy approved!
Gluten-free body wash gently cleanses while our nurturing blend of Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Calendula Extract nourishes and hydrates. From the first use, your skin will feel touchably soft and luxuriously smooth.
Verb Sea Spray takes landlocked hair to the beach for loose, languid curls. Formulated with natural sea salt and smoothing moisturizers, this light mist infuses all hair types with oceanic waves for a breezy texture boost.


I hope you all enjoyed this summer beauty post. Do you use any of these products?
Have a great weekend my lovelies and enjoy the beautiful weather!
xo,
E.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SUNDAY FUNDAY

I love when I get to share posts with my son. We had a few minutes to do some pics before heading out on Sunday. It was such a beautiful day. I've been really enjoying my time with B, time is just flying and I want to take advantage of every opportunity I get to watch him grow. He will be 3 in just a couple of weeks, I can't believe, he is such a big boy now. So smart + handsome. So in love with my boy. 
I love dressing Ben in cute and comfortable clothes just like me. I love the Joe Fresh for kids brand, the style and the price are my fave. So he wore these adorable pineapple print shorts by Joe Fresh Kids that I bought him in JC Penney. I paired it with a striped tee and fedora from The Children's Place and fun yellow sandals also from JC Penney. He looked so cute!
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Mis articulos favoritos de el blog son los que comparto con mi hijo. El dia domingo tuve algunos minutos para tomarnos estas fotos antes de salir a disfrutar un bello dia de verano. El tiempo esta pasando tan rapido que quiero disfrutarlo al maximo con mi bebe, pueden creer que ya va a cumplir 3 anios de edad en casi dos semanas. No puedo creerlo. Esta tan hermoso e inteligente. Vivo enamorada de mi hijo bello.
Al igual que a mi, lo mas eficiente para mi es vestir a B con ropa linda pero comoda. Por eso mucha de la ropa de el es de Joe Fresh Kids de la tienda JC Penney. Me encantan los estilos y sobretodo los precios. Para esta dia lo vesti con estas bermudas lindas con estampado de pinas y esta camiseta de rayas con sandalias amarillas. Se lo veia hermoso y todo a excelentes precios! 
Tee/Camiseta: The Children's Place
Fedora/Sombrero: The Children's Place
Shorts: Joe Fresh Kids via JCPenney
Sandals/Zapatillas: JCPenney

Fedora: Urban Outfitters
Chambray: c/o Old Navy
Shorts: H&M
Sandals: JCPenney

xo,
E.

Monday, July 21, 2014

BLACK AND WHITE FOR THE ON THE RUN TOUR

Happy Monday!
This is what I wore to the On the Run concert with Beyonce and Jay-Z. We had such a great night, the concert was anazing, those two together are definitely something else. Love them! So I wanted to wear something comfortable and fun, so I went with these high waisted shorts and crop top from one of my favorite online stores OASAP. And my go-to cut out sandals, that I've had for years, they are from Steve Madden. It was the perfect summer concert night and I was comfortable and was able to dance all night. Did any of you go to the concert?
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Feliz lunes!
Chicas, esto es lo que me puso para el concierto On the Run de Beyonce y Jay-Z. Fue una noche hermosa de verano. El concierto estuvo excelente, como siempre me encantaron los dos. Me quise vestir comoda pero a la moda por eso decidi ponerme estos shorts de cintura alta y blusa corta de una de mis tiendas de l web favoritas OASAP. Y estas sandalias super viejisimas que las tengo hace mucho tiempo, son de Steve Madden. Algunas de ustedes fueron al concierto? Que les parecio? 
Top/Blusa: c/o OASAP 
Shorts: c/o OASAP
Sandals: Steve Madden
Purse: Forever 21



xo,
E.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SUMMER TREND: THE SHIFT DRESS

Hi lovelies, happy Tuesday! It's been a little while since I've done a style board shopping inspiration post. And today I wanted to bring you one of my many summer must haves: the shift dress. As you saw on this post and this one - I am loving all sorts of shift dresses. I am so obsessed with how easy it is to wear them and loving the prints I have been lucky to find. I put together my top 5 dresses I am coveting this summer. And I am in complete love with every single one... I think they are great for any and all occasion because this summer, because they are light, short and flirty but have just enough to make it chic and appropriate for pretty much any event. If I had to pick one from my top five it would definitely be the "Date Night" leopard print and the "Family Dinner" yellow dress. I think they are so me. 
So let's start with some inspiration shall we? Here is my #1 - the leopard print short sleeve, I love this for a date night, just add some cute black or nude heels, red lipstick and lots of mascara and you are ready to go! 
Love it? Buy it HERE for just $24! 

Next up is this amazing solid pink 1/4 sleeve dress. I would totally wear this to the office to feel feminine and chic. This look can be worn with high heel pumps or sandals for a professional yet stylish office look.
Add a chunky necklace and you're ready to go! And it's just $40 - get it HERE!

This next dress is such a fun Girls Night look. I love print and this dress speaks for itself. And what I love most is that it can easily be worn with flats or heels, add some fab sunnies and you're on your way to a fun day or night. This one is much more pricier, being Mara Hoffman but for me it is definitely an inspiration and I am sure there has to be a "steal" version of this dress at Forever 21.
But if you love it so much, get it HERE, dolls!

Yellow has totally become my color. And this little number is no exception. I love the style, the color, the cut, I think it's simply perfection. You can wear this to a family dinner or birthday party, I would do either print shoes or a classic nude strappy sandal. Add dainty accessories for a super chic look.
You have to love River Island for their amazing prices, this dress is just $40, get yours HERE!

Finally, this is a dress I can really see myself wearing for a baby shower, bridal shower or fun event. Even a casual wedding, it is all in the accessories ladies! And this makes our wardrobe super versatile. Be creative!
This one is a bit pricier - but again ladies, these fabulous prints and styles can be found at great stores like my few faves H&M, Forever 21 and Zara! Inspo, inspo, inspo! This one is available HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I wanted to bring you something a little different with a bit of variety for every occasion and every budget. Let me know what summer trend you want to see next!
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xo,
E.

Friday, July 11, 2014

DISTRESSED / RIPPED JEAN SHORTS

Hi dolls, I am back! If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I took a little over a week break to just relax and enjoy the summer days with my boy. Summers are so short here in the East Coast and as a mom, as you may understand, my priority is my family. It has been a great few days of just family time and I truly have loved it. I didn't do any blogging or took any photos for here, but I found these pictures I had forgot to post - it's the last batch from Mexico (man those pics lasted, haha). Every summer I wear these amazing ripped or distressed jean shorts that I love! They are perfect. I got them at Nabee years ago and never found such a perfect pair of shorts again. This is a super casual look that's cute and comfortable. Hope you like!
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Hola chicas, si me siguen en Instagram, ya se dieron cuenta de que me tome unos dias libres para disfrutar el verano con mi hijo ya que los veranos aca en New Jersey son super cortos y sin planearlo decidi simplemente relajarme un poco y disfrutar al maximo estos dias con mi familia. No me he tomado fotos para el blog ni he hecho nada que tenga que ver con el y espero lo entiendan. Ser mama es mi prioridad y la verdad se sintio rico:) Bueno estos son mi shorts de jean favoritos, esos todos rotos y super cool. Los uso todos los anios, son de Nabee y nunca he visto parecidos tan cheveres y comodos. Me los compre hace ufff de anios. Espero les guste este look casual playero. Nos vemos! 
Top/Camiseta: H&M
Jean Shorts: Nabee
Sandals: Forever 21 


The two outter bracelets are from my store Lola Blue and the middle is from Forerer 21.




I decided to add some pics as a little Mexico Diary. The scene was beautiful everywhere you looked and I truly loved this trip, can you believe it's been a month already! Time flies my friends.
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Decidi agregar unas fotitos de lo bello que es Mexico, donde sea que ves es un paisaje hermoso. Pueden creer que ya ha pasado un mes desde que visitamos Mexico? El tiempo vuela chicas!

xo,
E.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

SUMMER TRENDS: THE PINEAPPLE PRINT

I am so excited to share today’s post with you! Not only because it is my first blogger collaboration but because we are sharing a super fun summer trend: the pineapple print trend! I teamed up with my friends Nadia + Naty to bring you our individual take on this chic trend. What I love most about this is that when we showed up to our meeting point we all had very different looks… very us but still styling the same trend and I love that! I love individuality even under the same scheme. Cheers to women empowering other women, I am blessed to have nothing but love + light around me and these cool babes are definitely that.  
I wore this amazing shift dress from ASOS, I loved the color when I saw it online and when it came in I loved it even more. I have a couple of shift dresses and I realize that every time I wear them I end up accenting it with a thin belt, because they are usually longer on me since I am 5’ short. I decided to add this fun and amazing embellished envelope clutch from NineOneTwoSSI for a fun and different look. For their looks, Nadia wore a neutral and chic outfit - she decided  to rock her pineapple on her top! And Naty did her bottoms by wearing these adorable shorts, such a chic look this summer! Jump over to their blogs A Love Affair with Fashion + NACStyles for all the details on their individual looks. 
Dress: ASOS 
Clutch: c/o NineOneTwoSSI (Buy it HERE)
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunnies: Rayban

  





We also wanted to announce we will be hosting a pretty big giveaway and you can win everything from beauty products to Lola Blue jewels! Stay tuned for the big announcement next week! I really hope you loved this post as much as we did working on it and let us know if you would like to see more. Lastly, huge thanks to Naty's amazing mom for putting up with our silliness and being an amazing momtagrapher
Here are some fun pieces I loved:


xo,
E.