BEAUTY: My Lip Wardrobe

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sponsored by Lancôme and ShopStyle All opinions are my own.

Over the years, I’ve learned what makeup look I like the most on me (aka. neutral eyeshadows, a winged eyeliner, and different lippies). I have it down and I’m sure that if you time me, I can do my makeup under 5 minutes.  

Since I like to keep my eyes makeup on the neutral side, I basically just switch up the color of my lips. I love playing with different colors since it quickly transforms any makeup look and I can easilymatch the color to my outfit. More than lipsticks, I see them as part of my wardrobe, my LIP WARDROBE.

 I was so excited to play with some of the fun formats from Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge and I want to share some of my favorites with you today. I love how can a simple color on your lips can inspire you and empower you! It’s more than feeling beautiful, it’s about living your life beautifully.

Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge comes in 44 shades, with multiple formats and finishes (like Classic Creams, Sheers, Gloss, Lacquer, and the new Drama Matte). I also got a few shades from a limited edition collaboration with Camila Coelho that includes 10-shades in the same formula as the L’absolu Rouge Classic…and OMG, the Lancôme x Camila actual lipstick is shaped as lips- I think it’s the cutest lipstick bullet that I have ever seen. I instantly opened them and put them on my vanity!! But I could’t wait to try them!

My lip wardrobe is full of reds, it is definitely my go-to color. But the Tropical Pink 485 shade from the Camila Coelho collection stole my heart. This formula delivers high color without drying my lips! It’s such a perfect color for Miami but I think it looks gorgeous with fall colors. I paired this Tropical Pink with a fall floral dress; the shade perfectly complement the yellow in the dress!

I’m also super picky when it comes to neutrals. I don’t know why I find it so hard to find colors that work with any outfit. I find some too pink, too brown, or too bland. As soon as I saw the tube for the L’Absolu Rouge 124 Rose Petale (Cream), I knew I might have found a new favorite neutral…and I was right! This one is going in my bag because it really goes well with my skin tone and with any look!

I can’t wait to continue building my lip wardrobe! What shades are a total must in yours?

My Little Coffee Date- ALL DAY Miami

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Look who dressed up to go on a little coffee date with me!💙💙

Alguien se puso hasta su corbatín para irse a una cita conmigo 💙💙

It may be October but let’s just pretend it isn’t 90 degrees out...I mean, we still get 70 degrees everywhere with the A/C💁🏻 

(if you love oversized denim jackets...just borrow one from the boys! This one is my husband’s and I use it all the time!)


Y llegó octubreeee💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 mi mes favorito porque significa que pronto es mi cumple...octubre también se asocia con looks otoñales, aunque uno todavía se este derritiendo en este calor mayamero  (tip: no gasten en una chaqueta oversized...agarren la de su novio/esposo/hermano!! Esta es de @gabe_media y siempre se la “robo”!)

Pat pat onesie

FOREVER 21 white booties
TARGET burgundy faux leather zipper skirt
LORD & TAYLOR amour tee
LEVIS oversized jacket
CARA O SELLO earrings
VALIJA sunglasses

The Secret to Long and Healthy Lashes

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sponsored by Avon. All opinions are my own.

Since I was a little girl, I have always gotten compliments on my eyelashes. My lashes have always been on the long side and I love enhancing them with mascara. Long eyelashes make us look rested, youthful, and extra feminine.

All that curling and layering of mascara can lead to lashes breaking and even falling out, so I want to share with you some of the tricks I’ve learned to take care of your eyelashes!

1. Choose the right mascara
Unless it is a special occasion (like your wedding!), avoid waterproof mascara. Their formula tends to be extremely drying (the equivalent of flat ironing your hair every day!).

Instead, go for an everyday mascara that’s made with natural ingredients, that way it not only fills out your lashes but also nourishes them. That’s why I’m loving Avon’s True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara. It has LOVE COMPLEX; Vitamin A, C, and E to condition the lashes, Olive Oil and Lycopene to strengthen them. This mascara is also paraben and sulfate free. It also has heart-shaped fibers that create weightless volume that lasts all day.

2. Remove your mascara gently
I’m always saying that no matter what, you should take your makeup off every single day.  Instead of using a face cleanser on your eyes, I recommend using a makeup remover (even better if it’s one designed for the eye-area).

Gently wet the cotton ball with makeup remover and dab on your eyelids. You shouldn’t be rubbing them hard, since it could lead to lash loss or breakage. Also, remember to use different cotton balls on each eye to reduce the risk of spreading germs.

3. Use a lash serum
This is where the Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Serum comes into play. Together with AVON’s True Color Love at 1st Lash Mascara, the serum helps enhance the appearance of longer-looking lashes in just a few weeks.

The Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Serum contains a peptide blend and botanicals that dramatically enhance the look of lashes. It also improves eyelash density for thicker, stronger lashes + it’s Paraben, Sulfate-free, and phthalate free!

How to apply:
Apply on clean, dry skin, prior to skincare regimen by sweeping a thin layer of serum along the lash line of upper eyelids only (like you were applying a liquid eyeliner).
- Do not apply on lower lashes.
- One dip into the vial is the proper amount of serum for BOTH eyelids.
- Let dry naturally. Do not rub eyes.
- Apply only ONCE a day.

I’ve been using the Anew Clinical Unlimited Lashes Serum for the 6 weeks and my lashes look longer and fuller! Don’t you agree!? 

4. Go natural
From time to time, let your eyelashes breathe by not wearing any makeup (but don’t forget to use the serum at night!). Remember lashes are hair; and just like you shouldn't wash and blow-dry your hair every single day, you shouldn't do the same to your lashes!

Also be careful with curlers and false eyelashes. The false eyelashes’ glue can be strong and full of chemicals that in the long run weakens the roots.  And when curling, don’t squeeze too hard to avoid unnecessary damage.

5. Eat foods that support healthy hair growth.
- Salmon (with Omega-3 fatty acids for full shiny hair).
- Greek Yogurt (with Vitamin B5 for thicker hair)
- Spinach (contains Vitamin A, Iron, Beta Carotene, Folate and Vitamin C).
- Citrus fruits and guava.
- Cinnamon
- Meats and lean poultry


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Now that I have baby Nico in my hands, it is absolutely incredible to look back at these photos and realized he was in there. It is surreal. So to share these gorgeous pictures my dear friend Karla García took for our maternity photos, I want to share 10 things I learned while I was pregnant.

You will definitely see the miracle of life different. Our bodies are simply AMAZING. I cannot believe bones, organs...a perfect little baby grew inside of me. This changed the way I see myself. Women are  incredible.

2) Listen to your body (and your doctor).
All pregnancies and all bodies are absolutely different. You might experience severe nausea, you might not experience anything at all.  You might want to continue your life as normal, you might want to nest and watch netflix all day.  Do what feels right and trust your instinct.

3)Take in all the advice but do what works for YOU.
Everyone will have some sort of advice. That's why when I share tips or tricks about any baby topic I try to emphasize that I'm sharing what worked for US. Listen to the crazy great grandma sharing her tips on how things were done in her days, listen to the hippie friend that goes with the flow, listen to your conservative cousin that's super strict with her kids.  You will find what works for you, there is no wrong or right. All mamas will do what's best for their little ones.

4) Don't be afraid to ask for help
I know we are multi-taskers and we want to be wonder women; but don't be afraid to ask for help. Don't feel bad if you want to take your time, if you want to sleep, if you want to be pampered.

The last few weeks of pregnancy

5) Try to be as productive as you can.
I don't know why but people LOVE to tell you "get some sleep while you can". Yes, it's true. You won't sleep as much as you want when baby is here... but sleeping ALL the time is not going to help during sleepless nights. It's not like sleep is accumulative. 

What will help? Do as much as you can. I wish I would have done meal preps, left several articles ready to be published, etc.

6) Ignore all the body comments.
 I remember as soon as I announced I was pregnant, I got a few "oh that's why you looked heavier". I would roll my eyes and think "no, I gained a few pounds because I went through a miscarriage a few months before and it included a lot of emotional healing and wine".

But I also heard it all, from "it must be a boy/girl because of the shape of your bump", "you are SO huge", "you are TINY". 

And honestly, it was annoying and unnecessary. Ignore all the comments and enjoy your pregnancy. Be healthy, indulge from time to time, listen to your body, and just nod and let all the body comments travel from one ear to another.

7) Share the news to your loved ones before 12 weeks.
 After my miscarriage,  I was a little hesitant about who to tell.  I didn't tell my parents until we heard the heartbeat just to be on the safe side. I guess I didn't want to give them hope just in case anything happened again.

And part of me regrets that decision because I needed their support, and either way, I would have shared the "bad news" because we need to talk more about the hard moments too. 

I also wish I would have told my close friends earlier. It was silly of me to hide it and make my poor husband drink double the mimosas and double the wine in our get-togethers. I wouldn't post it on Facebook but I think it is important to get that support from the people we live our day to day lives. 

8) Fashion-wise, don't buy a whole maternity wardrobe
Invest in just a few key pieces (like great maternity jeans/bottoms).  Most of the maternity clothes are made for the last weeks of pregnancy; I feel like my belly never filled some of the dresses I got correctly. So just take advantage of oversized pieces, be comfortable, and try to be creative with things you already got.