Monday, May 23, 2016

Cafexfoliante Lattuga Organics Review

Hey guys! Remember when I talked about a delicious coffee scrub from Puerto Rico in my Winter Favorites video? Well, Lattuga Organics has sent me a different scent for me to try out. I suffer from very dry skin and this product is just what I needed to get rid of that just in time for Summer! Check out my review of this product, straight from my island of Puerto Rico. You can purchase your Cafexfoliante in a variety of scents from their Etsy Shop or if you live in Puerto Rico, the product is available is several local shops including Len.T.Juela Vintage at Calle Loíza.This is how I plan to help the economy of the beautiful island that raised me; let's support local entrepreneurs!

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**This post was made with gifted product with the purpose to review. All opinions are my own**

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Working out with Joyride and WholeFoods



Summer is approaching pretty quickly and it's time to get serious about getting back into shape. I have 2 weddings coming up and one is in Cancun! I'm very aware that I'm nowhere near where I was for my wedding. I fought hard to get there, and for the last year, I've been traveling a lot for work and more lax about my workouts. I know if I put my mind to it, I get in shape really fast. What I have noticed is that my muscle memory is there, but my eating habits haven't been the greatest. I tried a Vegan cleanse for 2 weeks and noticed I had so much energy, lost about 5 lbs, but then plateaued. I started doing a more plant-based diet and upping my workouts from 3 times a week to 5 and started seeing the changes. Leaner muscle and amped energy! 
I was recently invited to a Blogger Power Hour hosted by my friend, Christina Ochoa, blogger from The Social Butterfly Gal, Whole Foods Market and Joyride Texas. I thought I was good to go and for the Tabata workout our trainer Jason had us do, so I went HARD. I mean hard. Perfect squats, jumping lunges, full (no knees) push-ups, the works! The next days I was in serious pain, which made me think. Maybe I'm not seeing the results I want because I don't have someone pushing me when I workout at home. So, I decided I'm going to attend at least 1 class per week, added to my weekly routine. Whole Foods will be hosting weekly workouts on Saturdays including food seminars, which is very important. I'm super excited! Ready to take my fitness to the next level!

El verano se acerca y ya es tiempo de tomar en serio esta meta de ponerme en forma de nuevo. Tengo 2 bodas pronto y una es en Cancún! Estoy muy consciente de que no estoy ni cerca de donde estaba físicamente para mi propia boda. Luché fuertemente para llegar a ese físico. Este pasado año he estado viajando mucho y tomándolo muy suave con el ejercicio. Yo sé que si me dedico, me puedo poner en forma bastante rápido. Lo que sí me he dado cuenta es que aún mis músculos guardan memoria, pero mis hábitos alimenticios no han sido lo mejor. Traté una limpieza vegana por 2 semanas y tuve mucha energía y bajé hasta 5 lbs, pero me estanqué. Recientemente he estado haciendo un plan más basado en plantas y aumenté mis ejercicios de 3 veces en semana a 5 y ya estoy empezando a ver los cambios. Músculos se están formando de nuevo y tengo más energía!
Recientemente, fui invitada por mi amiga Christina Ochoa, del blog The Social Butterfly Gal, para un evento de Whole Foods y Joyride Texas. Yo pensé que estaba lista para matar y para el circuito de TABATA que entrenador Jason nos puso a hacer, le metí DURO, pero bien duro! Sentadillas perfectas, saltos, push-ups sin rodillas, bueno ya se pueden imaginar. Los días luego de la sesión estaba en dolor! Esto me puso a pensar que tal vez, no estoy dando mi todo cuando hago ejercicios en casa. Así que, tomé la decisión de asistir a una clase por semana, por encima de mi rutina semanal. Whole Foods tiene planes de traer una clase gratis todos los Sábados incluyendo un seminario sobre alimentos, lo cual es sumamente importante. Estoy super emocionada! Lista para tomar mi bienestar físico al próximo nivel!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Neiman Marcus Gift Unboxing


Hello, my lovely Lotuses! I'm finally back on YouTube! As you all know, I recently celebrated my Birthday, but the the gifts from the Universe just keep coming! Check out how and what I won in this fun unboxing video I made for you all. Please remember to subscribe to my channel The Fashion Lotus and give this video a Thumbs Up! It would mean the world to me!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Go Spurs Go!

I love San Antonio, TX, and I LOVE the Spurs! I mean, they're the best team in the NBA, ever! Am I right?! Well, being that San Antonio houses amazingly talented artists, it was only natural that muralists of the artist collective Los Otros, Shek Vega and Nik Soupe took on the task of rendering this Social Media Interactive Mural. It's currently located at Travis Park, before it ships out to be displayed at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, home of the Spurs, I went with my Style Lush TV boss, Burgundy Woods, to check it out the day the mural was unveiled. It was so much fun, jumping up and down to get the perfect jumpshot where it looked like I was making the shot. If you live in SA or are just visiting, be sure to stop by Travis Park, downtown within the next couple of weeks and take the shot! You're gonna love it!

Me encanta San Antonio, TX, y me encantan los Spurs! O sea, son el mejor equipo de la historia de la NBA! No creen?! Bueno, y siendo que en San Antonio hay muchísimo talento artístico, era sólo cuestión de tiempo en lo que muralistas del colectivo artístico, Los Otros, Shek Vega y Nik Soupe se les encomendaran la tarea de diseñar y pintar este Mural Interactivo. Localizado en Travis Park, antes de que lo muevan al AT&T Center, el hogar del equipo, fui con mi jefa de Style Lush TV, Burgundy Woods, a ver el mural el dí de la inauguración. Fue super divertido ponerme a brincar hasta lograr la pose perfecta en donde parecía que yo estaba encestando la bola. Si vives en San Antonio, o pasas de visita, asegúrense de pasar por Travis Park, en downtown, dentro de las próximas semanas y toma tu foto! Les va a encantar!








What I wore / Llevaba puesto:
Top: Free People 
Jeans: Joe's Jeans
Boots: JustFab

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It's my Birthday and I Wine if I want to!

Happy Birthday to me!! I celebrated 34 Springs with my love and good friends in the heart of Texas Wineries. Grape Creek Vineyards is my all time favorite because of the Tuscan style ambiance, amazing wine and great live music. We were gonna do a tour but since I'm a Wine Club Member, we have VIP access to the seated deck area and fantastic discounts on the wine & food pricing. The day was absolutely perfect! I had about about 15 friends join us for an incredibly lovely afternoon. My husband asked me if it was wise to wear a light colored outfit to a winery, so I drank white wine and Rosé, problem solved! 

Feliz Cumpleaños a mi! He celebrado 34 Primaveras junto a mi amor y buenas amistades en el corazón de los viñedos de Texas. Grape Creek Vineyards es mi favorito entre todos dado a su ambiente estilo toscano, vino excelente y buena música en vivo. Íbamos a hacer un tour de los viñedos, pero como soy miembro del club, tengo acceso VIP al balcón y tremendos descuentos en los precios del vino y la comida. El día estuvo tan perfecto! Tenía como 15 de mis amistades conmigo para una tarde exquisita. Mi esposo me pregunto si era lo mejor yo usar ropa de color clara para visitar un viñedo así que tomé vino blanco y Rosé mejor, problema resuelto!









What I wore / Llevaba puesto:
Top: Forever 21
Skort: Camilla Crown
Shoes: Just Fab

Friday, April 15, 2016

Green Suede & Leather

I was updating my Spring wardrobe and was looking for fun outfits that would take me from Day to Night. I went to my friend Bianca's boutique, Solana Zoe, to check out her new arrivals and she showed me this light faux suede tunic top. I was like "Suede in the Summer?" She said, "Why not?!" So, I went for it. It's super light weight, and just about the most comfy top ever! I paired it with my vegan leather shorts from H&M and it was just the perfect. My friend, Ciara, and I hung out at La Villita, then I went out for dinner with the hubs. This outfit was so comfortable and chic. I absolutely love this top. It's very forgiving, lol!

Estaba actualizando mi ropero con atuendos de Primavera que me puedan llevar de Día a la Noche. Fui a la boutique de mi amiga Bianca, Solana Zoe, para ver su nueva mercancía  y ella me enseñó una blusa que el material se asemeja a la gamuza. Le dije "Gamuza en el Verano?" Y ella respondió "Porqué no?!" Así que me a medí. Es súper liviana y la blusa más cómoda en la existencia! La combiné con unos cortos en cuero vegano de H&M. Mi amiga, Ciara y yo anduvimos en La Sillita por el dí y de noche salí a cenar con mi esposo. Este atuendo fue bien cómodo y chic. Me fascina esta blusa. Perdona bastante, jeje!











What I wore / Llevaba puesto
Shorts: H&M (sold out, similar here)
Shoes: JustFab
Bag: Aldo (ON SALE!)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Getting "Blo"wn Away!

You all know how much I love and embrace my curly hair, but I also love to switch it up every once in a while. Fortunately, my hair allows room for versatility, so I can wear it naturally curly or I can blow dry it for a sleek look. I honestly don't blow it out myself very often for 2 reasons: 1 I'm too lazy and 2 I'm afraid of causing myself severe heat damage (cause you can't really see what you're doing). Luckily, the Blo Blow Dry Bar at Dominion Ridge recently opened it's doors! This concept salon is dedicated to the everyday woman, who just wants to go in and out for a fabulous styling and go about their day or get ready for an event. I had the pleasure of testing my latest haircut against a blow dryer and the results were fabulous! I absolutely loved my stylist! She was very gentle and informative. She was telling me about the proper way to wash your hair before a blowout to avoid frizz and showed me the way she sectioned off my hair to get maximum results in a short amount of time. The best part was how she gentle she handled the heat. See, I'm Dominican and I'm used to getting burned on my scalp during the styling process and holding my ears down to avoid the concentrated heat from burning them off, lol. This was the complete opposite! I barely even felt her handling my hair and nearly fell asleep it was so relaxing. Today is day 4 and it's still holding up. Their prices are very affordable, regardless of your length of hair and their styling menu has a great variety of options for your needs. I Love it and will definitely be going back to them for my next event or just to treat myself.

Ustedes bien saben lo mucho que amo mi cabello rizado, pero también me gusta variarlo de vez en cuando. Afortunadamente, mi cabello me permite una versatilidad para tanto llevarlo naturalmente rizado como lacio. Honestamente, no me paso blower con frecuencia por 2 razones: 1 soy muy vaga y 2, me da miedo causarme daño a la hebra por la aplicación de calor (ya que uno realmente no vé lo que hace). Po suerte, recientemente abrieron sus puertas en Blo Blow Dry Bar en el Dominion Ridge! Este concepto de saló está dedicado para la mujer con poco tiempo que desea arreglarse el cabello, entrar y salir con un estilo fabuloso con facilidad y continuar con su día o prepares para algún evento. Tuve el placer de poner a prueba mi nuevo recorte con un estilo lacio y los resultados fueron espectaculares! Me encantó mi estilista! Trató a mi cabello con cariño y me brindó mucha información. Me habló sobre la técnica de lavado apropiada para evitar un cabello pajoso y la mejor manera de seccionar el cabello para obtener resultados óptimos durante el secado. La mejor parte fue la manera que manejó el calor del secado. Como saben, soy Dominicana y estoy acostumbrada a un secado doloroso con calor aplicado directamente al cráneo, y tener que aguantarme las orejas para evitar que me las quemen, jeje... Esta experiencia fue justo lo contrario! Apenas la sentí secando mi cabello y casi me quedo dormida de lo relajarte que fue el secado. Estamos a día 4 y aún se vé bien en el estilo. Sus precios son muy accesibles, sin importar el largo de tu cabello y tienen un menú variado de estilos que se acomodan a tus necesidades. Me encantó la experiencia y definitivamente que vuelvo antes de mi próximo evento o simplemente para darme un gustito.


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*Services were provided at no cost to me for this post by Blo Blow Dry Bar at Dominion Ridge. All opinions are my own.*