Thursday, July 10, 2014

Floral Hi-lo Dress

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What do we think about body image? 
Do we genuinely think about it anymore? or do we just accept what others thought up for us? 
I wish I could say I am one of those women whose mind has not been invaded by everyone else's perception of beauty (Also, do those women exist?) but unfortunately, I am!
Now, I feel blessed and confident to have the ability to not care at all, that sounds like opposing principles, so let me explain…
I believe in the image of femininity that suggest women are supposed to be delicate and take pride in their appearance but I also see no difference between men and women, which means I personally enjoy being delicate and getting dolled up but if you don't I will never judge you or avoid having you in my life.
I can freely stare at my naked body in the mirror without uttering one hurtful or hate-filled word, I love myself., my curves and extra bits of this and that. Bits I constantly tell myself I need to get rid of, while bitting on a greasy cheeseburgers and inhaling french fries. I blame this on an attitude I am comfortable living with, that attitude makes me aware of the shit standards of beauty but in no way means I obey them. I do hope that my daughter/son grow up in a world i n which these standards no longer exist! 
If you're struggling with body image, I advice you to not give a shit! 


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Que piensan sobre la importancia que le damos a nuestra apariencia fisica? La verdad pienso que hay muy pocas personas que en esta epoca tienen opiniones genuinas sobre el tema, todos de una manera u otra hemos sido afectados por la informacion y nociones proveidas por los medios. Yo quisiera poder decir que aquellas cosas no me han afectado, pero si lo han hecho, afortunadamente no la han logrado de gran manera. A veces me comparo a esos standards de belleza y me siento mal pero 30 segundos despues me embuto una hamburguesa sin remordimiento. Yo creo que lo importante es no juzgarte a ti misma ni a los demas, sobretodo no juzgar a otros. En cuanto a tu autoestima, es normal ponerle atencion a esos standards pero lo mas importante es no obedecerlos! 



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Dress/Vestido: Kohls (HERE)
Sandals/Sandalias: local boutique (similar) (trendy choice)




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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Neon Pink Polka Dot Dress

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Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend! I have to admit it, this year, 4th of July passed me by without so much as a cheap sparkler or any flash of red, white, and blue. Instead, It was my native Colombia that found itself at the forefront of the heart. Without any knowledge that this fateful day would be our last chance at a World Cup, myself and pretty much every Colombian in the Jersey Shore (which is a lot) crammed ourselves in front of a TV and went on an incredibly emotional journey. I am sure I don't have to tell you what, how and why it happened but Colombia went home and while we were saddened, not one of us was heart-broken nor disappointed, because we did our god-dammned best!
As for the controversy the game has caused, I will say this, both teams played with guts and love for the game, it is what it is! love and guts is all I would ever ask for. Especially since, it's time for Ronaldo, Neymar and Messi to move over because…James has ARRIVED!

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Espero que todos hayan tenido un gran fin de semana, la verdad es que este 4 de Julio paso desapercibido en mi vida. Este 2014 mi concentracion y corazón se enfocaron en Colombia y en aquello que hoy nos tiene a todos un poco nostálgicos. Sin saber que esta seria nuestra ultima oportunidad a ganar esa Copa del Mundo, todo Colombiano que conozco y yo nos acomodamos en el pequeño espacio disponible frente al televisor y empezamos lo que se volvió una experiencia llena de emociones encontradas. Me imagino que no hace falta que les de un resumen de lo que paso aquel día, La Selección regreso a su hogar y ninguno de nosotros quedo con el corazón partido y mucho menos desepcionados porque nuestros muchachos le dieron con todo y dejaron el corazón en la cancha.  
En cuanto a la controversia, lo único que voy a decir es que ambos equipos hicieron todo con amor y dedicación…Lo mejor de todo es que la época de Ronaldo, Messi y Neymar se acabo porque…James ha llegado!





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Dress/Vestido: Target Kids (LOVE this one)
Shoes/Zapatos: BCBG (splurge ON SALE)
Belt/Cinturon: Levi's
Bag/Bolso: Steve Madden 






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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pink Tweed Jacket and Neon Dress

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Once again, I am wearing my favorite Anthropologie purchase, a pink tweed jacket I will never get tired of!
If you want to see how I have styled this jacket in the past check out this post, and this one, and this one too

I am currently in a transition to enter a new stage in my life, one I am so excited about , and mostly so grateful for. I have never been afraid of change, I owe that to my mother and her courage, recently I have been so inspired by the courage it takes to have lived the life she has, I feel inspired to welcome change more than ever, and in that spirit, I want to change the way I speak to you. I want to talk to you from my heart and not just from my closet, I hope you will allow me. I plan on telling you all the details of what's going on very soon, as for today, I want to share my happiness with you.
I have always believed that nothing in life matters more than Joy, if you're truly happy in your heart...everything else feels right, it falls into place. Sometimes, it's the small things that make you happy, and some other times, it's major ones. Recently I have been lucky enough to have smiled with genuine happiness many times, here's why:
   
A wonderful couple that is inspiring in so many ways, a couple made up of 2 lovely people, one of whom I adore and consider a one of the sweetest human beings legally joined their lives together over the weekend. Congratulations Nany & Gabriel
   
 A group of 23 + 1 handsome gentlemen have brought joy to the hearts of all those of us privileged enough to call ourselves, Colombian. I will speak honestly and say, I have never been much of a soccer fan, but I have always been a fan of things that bring joy to a country that has seen too many dark hours, a place whose name has been mercilessly dragged through the mudd, a place that today is on the lips of every world citizen, a place I will always call home. La Seleccion Colombia has made us burst and weep with joy and It's only the beginning. 

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Otra vez llego a sus pantallas con mi chaqueta de Anthropologie. La verdad es que nunca me voy a cansar de ponermela. 
Si quieres ver como he combinado esta bella prenda, visita este post, y si se te antoja, este.

Actualmente estoy pasando por una gran transicion, la cual me ayudara a darle la bienvenida a una nueva etapa en mi vida. Una etapa la cual me emociona muchisimo y por la cual estoy muy agradecida. La verdad que no soy de las personas que le tiene miedo al cambio, es mas, mesiento comoda con el. Creo que esa actitud se la herede a mi mami, un persona que ha vivido una vida basada en la valentia. Inspirada por esa mentalidad, quiero darle la bienvenida a aun mas cambios en todos los aspectos de mi vida, en cuanto a este blog, quiero cambiar la manera en la cual les hablo. Quiero hablarles desde el corazon y no solo desde mi closet. Hoy les quiero hablar de la felicidad, lo cual yo considero un elemento esencial, si ella nada vale la pena pero con ella todo se valida. Recientemente he tenido la suerte de recibir y compartir mucha felicidad, aqui les cuento a que me refiero:

Dos personas geniales, las cuales son motivadoras e inspiradoras unieron sus vidas legalmente, este fin de semana. Me refiero a Nany y Gabriel.

Un grupo de 23 + 1 lindos caballeros han traido felicidad a todos los corazones de aquellos que tenemos el privilegio de llamarnos Colombianos. La verdad es que nunca he sido gran fanatica del futbol pero siempre he sido fan de auqellas cosas que alegran a una nacion la cual ha pasado por muchas horas obscuras, un lugar del cual se ha hablado mal sin piedad. El lugar al cual siempre llamare hogar. Me alegra tanto ver el nombre de nuestra patria por lo alto, La Seleccion nos ha hecho reir y llorar de alegria...esto es tan solo el comienzo. 


Dress/Vestido: Prabal Gurung for Target (similar) 
Jacket/Chaqueta: Anthropologie 
Shoes/Zapatos: JustFab (similar)
Clutch/Sobre: Steve Madden (similar)




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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kerastase Cristalliste


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Recently, I told you about the Kerastase regimen I use to nourish and improve the condition of my hair. Today, I want to tell you about the Kerastase set I use to make my hair feel, smell, and look like it just had a refreshing, tall, glass of water. 
It's the Kerastase Cristalliste Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask set.
Why I love it:
*Silicone Free
*Lighweight
*Powerful Cleansing 
*Provides sleek and flowy look
*Perfect for straight hair days


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Hace unos dias les conte sobre el tratamiento de Kerastase que uso para reparar la resequedad, maltrato en  mi cabello. Hoy les quiero contar sobre los productos que uso para que mi cabello se vea limpio, brillante, y refrescado.
La linea que uso se llama el Kerastase Cristalliste.
Aqui les digo porque me encanta:
*No tiene silicona
* es ligero
*Limpia muy bien
*Hace que le cabello se vea brillante y pulcro
*Perfecto para estilos lisos 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Humidity Proof Beauty


On today's post I want to tell you about the changes I have made to my beauty routine to adjust from the dry, desert climate of Las Vegas to the extremely humid environment of The Jersey Shore.
The issues caused by humidity are as follows:
Melting Makeup
Creasing Shadows
Runny Eyeliner 
Limp and Greasy Hair 
Sweated-off Blush

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Fortunately, there are many wonderful & affordable products fix and prevent all these unflattering signs.
Hoy les quiero contar sobre los cambios que le he hecho a mo rutina de belleza para ajustarme a las difrencias climaticas que existen entre el desierto de Las Vegas y la humedad de New Jersey.
Aqui les doy una lista de los problemas causados por la humedad:
Maquillaje Derretido
Sombra que se pliega y corre
Delineador corrido
Cabello grasoso y flacido

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Face Makeup Solutions


PRIMER:
Apply a primer before putting on any face products, this will make your face look matte and be in the best condition to blend and glide liquids over your skin. Most importantly, It will make your face stay on for much longer. 
Try this one by Mary Kay, it's everything a primer should be and I use it EVERY DAY, this one also has SPF (which is a beauty most)
PRE BASE:
Aplica una prebase antes de ponerte base o corrector, esto va a hacer que tu cara tenga una apariencia mate y va a mejorar la condicion de tu piel para mejorar la manera en la cual los productos se adhieren a tu piel.
La funcion mas importante de una pre base es que hace que tus cosmeticos queden bien puestos por largas cantidades de tiempo. 
Esta de Mary Kay me encanta y la uso todos los dias, ademas protege tu piel contra los efectos del sol. 


BB Cream instead of Foundation:
BB Creams sink into your face, providing color to the surface, and nourishing benefits to the deep layers of your skin. Foundation sits on your face, which causes it to melt and slide around, which is why during warm and humid weather you should switch your foundations for BB Creams. I have tried many BB Creams and this Mary Kay one is the one with the best range of coverage!!

BB Cream en vez de Base
Las BB Creams penetran tu piel para proveer beneficios nutritivos y color en las capas exteriores. Las bases simplemente se quedan en la superficie de tu piel lo cual causa que se derritan y deslizen por toda tu cara. 
Para climas calidos y humedos, opta por una BB Cream en vez de una base regular.
Esta de Mary Kay me es excelente.






LAYER UP
The most important tip to make your makeup stay on and stay flawless is to layers, layer cream products underneath powder ones. Take a cream shadow and apply it before your powder shadows, do the same with cream and powder blush.

Lo mejor que puedes hacer para que tu maquillaje dure y se vea excelente, es aplicarlo en capas. Usa productos cremosos debajo de los productos en polvo. Por ejemplo, ponte sombras cremosas debajo de las de polvo y haz lo mismo con tus rubores.




SEAL IT
When it comes to eye products, they tend to smudge! To stop that from happening you want to seal the product, they way to do that is to apply black eyeshadow to the liner, and brow gel to your brow pencil and powder. Mary Kay Brow Powder 
SELLA 
los productos para tus ojos y cejas como los lapices y delineadores, necesitan una barrera que los proteja contra la humedad. Usa una sombra encima de el delineador y un gel encima de lu lapiz de cejas. 



Prep, Mix, and Finish
Hair is the hardest to deal with in humidity, I think I have figured out a little formula.
Apply an anti-humidity cream based product to wet hair, before styling. style and polish off with a strong hold hairspray along with a anti-humidity hair spray.
To finish off, I apply dry shampoo to the roots which allows sweat and oils to soak up during the day without looking like you rubbed butter on your hair and it adds volume.

Cabello
El cabello es lo mas dificil mantener en clima humedo. Creo que creado una combinacion que hace que tu cabello se vea voluminoso y limpio.
Empieza con una crema que proteja el cabello y sea resistente a la humedad, continua con hairspray regular y agrega otro que sea resistente a la humedad. Para terminar usa un shampoo seco el cual absorbe grasa y crea volumen.




FTC- Some of the products featured on this post were sent to me for consideration. This post is an honest reflection of my experience with these products, this article has not been edited nor influenced by any third parties.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Color Matte and Lacquer Balms Review

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Hi Loves!
We all know there's nothing better than finding a budget-priced product with the payoff of one with a huge tag. These Revlon ColorBurst Lip Balms are exactly that.
They offer so many classic and daring colors, they are very smooth , moisturizing and very rich.
You don't need to swipe more than once to get a great deal of color and once applied the product stays put.
I picked a few of my favorite colors and tested them out for you, I hope you like them.

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Hola Mis Amores
Todas sabemos que no hay nada mejor que encontrar un producto con resultados que reflejan un precio altisimo pero que en realidad son super economicos.
Estos balsamos labiales ColorBurst de Revlon son exactamente eso, un gran producto por un precio genial.
Los balsamos estan disponisbles en una gran cantidad de colores, son suavizantes, humectantes y duraderos.
Lo que mas me gusta de estos balsamos es que al aplicar solo necesitas una pasada para que el color se vea muy vivo y dura una gran cantidad de tiempo. 
Decidi probar mis colores favoritos y compartirlos con ustedes.
Espero que les gusten.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Citrus Print Trend with Dynamite Clothing


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One of the most adorable trends of Spring 2014 is, Citrus Prints. It can be lemons or oranges, any citrus fruit you pick will brighten up your wardrobe, your day, and make people around you so cheerful. I can't tell you how many compliments I got while wearing this gorgeous piece. I picked up this dress during the fabulous opening of Dynamite at The Fashion Show Mall. Stop by their website and check out all of their adorable summery pieces, Dynamite's color of the season is, Acid Pear...talk about spot on!

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One de las tendecias mas lindas de esta temporada se me hace aquella de los estampados de frutas citricas.
Sea limones or naranjas, cualquier fruta acida que elijas va a ponerle color y alegria a tu armario y a tu dia. 
Elegi este vestido en la inguracion de la nueva tienda Dynamite en el Fashion Show Mall. Pasate por la pagina de Dynamite y echale un ojito a todas sus linda prendas veraniegas. 



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Dress/Vestido: Dynamite c/o (here)
Belt/Cinturon: Levi's (adorable choice)
Necklace/Collar: Target (similar)
Shoes/Zapatos: Charles Jourdan
Handbag/Bolso: Gifted by my mother

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