Thursday, March 23, 2017

Boho Spring by JustFab

Hello my lovely lotuses! Happy Spring! It's such a wonderful feeling to bring out cute dresses and transition from your Winter wear. I received this fabulous Embroidered Shift Dress from JustFab and it was perfect for my brunch with the San Antonio Fashion Society at the newest hotspot in town, Chisme. I was on trend with the off-shoulder look and embroidered sleeves and, most important, I was really comfortable. The day was a bit chillier than I expected, but I ended up draping a blanket scarf by the end of the day. I wanted to tell you guys about the latest service that JustFab has recently launched with the Personal Stylist! You don't necessarily have to do anything else with your current subscription because you get an assigned stylist that curates some great looks for and it's available for purchase right in your showroom. But if you DO want to receive a curated wardrobe every month as part of a subscription package, you can do that as well. You complete your style profile and they send you a curated box with a complete outfit. They charge the $20.00 styling fee once your first box is on the way - but you get it back. The styling fee is applied to your order when you keep $20.00 worth or more - that nearly covers the first item you keep! I just completed my profile and now waiting for my first PS by JustFab Box! I'll film an unboxing for you as soon as I get it. Can't wait!







What I wore:
Embroidered Shift Dress - JustFab (Click to receive a discount on our first order)
Boots - JustFab
Jewelry: Rocksbox
Hat: Target

Friday, March 17, 2017

VoxBox Review: Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

Happy St. Patrick's Day everybody! So, I received new complimentary makeup products from Burberry via Influenster to test out and I was so excited to try them! Full sized gorgeous colored lippies from the Liquid Lip Velvet line and was immediately in love! In the Voxbox I received 2 lip colors (Fawn No. 05 and Bright Plum No. 49), a lip definer in Bright Plum No. 07, the Highlighting Luminous Pen in Nude Radiance No. 01 and a sharpener. Of course I tried on the lip color closest to nude, the Fawn, because it's my go to look. I was so surprised at how smooth it went on and it never dried or chapped my lips. These colors are matte and never dry! Yes!! Finally!! Later on I tried the Bright Plum, which was a beautiful color, same velvety texture, but even with the lip definer, by the end of the day it had bled over my lips and was difficult to correct. I would recommend using a concealer around the lips after applying the lip color and maybe even sealing it with some translucent powder. Overall, I liked the feel and colors, but definitely be aware of possibly having to reapply after a few hours.

Feliz Día de San Patricio! Pues recibí unos productos gratuitos de Burberry a través de Influenster para probar y estaba super contenta cuando abrí la caja! Eran maquillajes en tamaño regular de la nueva línea Liquid Lip Velvet, y los labiales estaban bellísimos! El Voxbox trajo 2 labiales (Fawn No. 05 y Bright Plum No. 49), un lápiz para definir en Bright Plum No. 07, un Highlighter en Nude Radiance No. 01 y un sacapuntas. Claro que probé el más neutral primero porque es mi estilo, el Fawn. Me sorprendí al untármelo y ver lo suave que se siente y no me reseca los labios! Los colores son matte y nunca se secan! Si! Por fin!! Luego probé el Bright Plum, el cual es un color hermoso, con la misma textura casi como gamuza, pero aún habiendo usado el lápiz para definir, el color se había corrido por encima de los labios luego de unas horas y fue difícil de corregir. Yo recomiendo usar un concealer alrededor de los labios luego de aplicar el color y tal vez un polvo translúcido para sellar. En general, me encantan los colores, pero muy consciente de que hay que reaplicar al transcurrir el día.


Swatches

Liquid Lip Velvet Bright Plum No. 49 & Lip Definer in Bright Plum No. 07

Liquid Lip Velvet Fawn No. 05

*Burberry Products were provided as a complimentary gift from Influenster.com with the purpose of reviewing. All opinions are honest and my own.*

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day with Global Purpose


Happy International Women's Day! For this post, I've partnered with Global Purpose, an ethical sourcing company, helping brands find ways to operate more sustainably and humanely. I'm wearing a gorgeous beaded scarf and necklace by one of their partners, Village Artisan, all made by women in India. 

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. For specific details, please visit the website at www.internationalwomensday.com. Now, for me, every day is Women's Day. I strongly believe that we need to stand up, be heard, and fight for our rights. My fight is a peaceful one. My goal is to spread a message of peace and non-violence. Gender violence, reproductive rights and the wage gap are but a few aspects for which I actively advocate, but fair-trade for  artisans and workers around the world is very near to my heart. I've spoken about Fair Trade Fashion before, and it's extremely important to me because it not only does it empower the workers, while ensuring fair pay and safe conditions, but the ethical way in which the clothing/jewelry is made also focuses on environmentally safe practices. 

I'd like to share the different ways I was able to style this beautiful, handcrafted, beaded scarf. Each scarf is created from hand picked vintage saris and lovingly hand stitched.

1. Cape


2. Modern Sari


3. Infinity Scarf 


4. Show That Back


The Village Artisan Family, part of Global Purpose, with these pieces, has a mission of sharing the story of the artisan women of North India, whose hearts and dreams are carried within these pieces. Their story is on of HOPE, DIGNITY, and EMPOWERMENT that comes from the opportunity to be trained at a skill and to work at a fair wage in a caring community.



All of Global Purpose’s brand partners are currently sold in Texas HEB Blooms departments.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring is Coming!

As you all know, the weather in San Antonio is crazy. Last year it was way colder in February and it's just been seriously up and down here. I'll need a jacket in the morning and want to be in shorts by 4 pm. I haven't had a true winter this year because as it seems, I've been unwillingly running from it. Mexico weather was perfect, Puerto Rico was a tropical oasis, and now this early Spring situation in Texas. Either way, I'm excited for Spring outfits! I recently received these shoes from JustFab and I just couldn't wait to wear them, so date night with the hubby was the perfect moment to do it! I did almost slip at the restaurant, but who cares because the shoes are super cute! Right? LOL

Como bien saben, a través de mis posts, el clima en San Antonio es LOCO. El año pasado estaba mucho más frío en Febrero y en realidad ha estado de arriba a abajo aquí. Por la mañana necesitas una chamarra y ya a las 4 pm te dan ganas de llevar cortos. Yo no he estado en nada de invierno, porque al parecer le he estado huyendo. México tenía el clima perfecto, Puerto Rico fue un oasis tropical y ahora una primavera temprana en Texas. De igual manera me emociona la moda Primaveral! Recientemente recibí esto zapatos de JustFab y no pude esperar para ponérmelos así que aproveché para una cena con mi esposo. Casi me resbalo en el restaurant, pero qué importa porque están bien bonitos, verdad? Jaja!



Blooper, lol





What I wore / Llevaba puesto
Bomber Jacket: Style Me Los Angeles (Found at Ross)
Top: H&M
Jeans: H&M
Earrings: Stella & Dot
Flower Ring: Snazzy Jewelry
Hair by Baldo Romero @ HotBox Aveda

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Travel Vlog: Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Mexico

Hi loves! I've been dying to share this one with you! One of the weekends my hubby went to visit me while I was working in Mexico, we took a tour to the Pyramids of Teotihuacan. Normally, we'd want to do our own thing and not be part of a formal tour, but renting a car or taking public transportation and trying to figure out our way around seemed so daunting. Upon doing a little research, I found this company online that did small tours to the Pyramids and even picked us up at our apartment and would drop us off afterwards. It was extremely convenient and for $40 pp, they sure gave us our money's worth! On our 1 hour ride from our place to Teotihuacan we received a wealth of information about the history of Mexico and the rich cultures that influenced the country, including a bevy of indigenous cultures all across the land. The city dates back to 100 B.C. and it's influence on Mesoamerica has been well documented. These pyramids are massive and are believed to have been used for religious activity, which included human sacrifice and worship of the Moon and Sun gods. The Pyramid of the Moon can be climbed half way, before it becomes dangerous to keep going, so they have it blocked off. The Pyramid of the Sun, even though is higher, can be climbed all the way up to the top. It was a trek, but totally worth it! Check out the video below to see it all, including the trip to a silver jewelry workshop/tequila refinery! We had an amazing time and I'm so happy to finally share with you!

Hola amores! He estado loca por compartir esto con ustedes! Uno de lo fines de semana que mi esposito me fue a visitar mientras trabajaba en México, tomamos un tour a las Pirámides de Teotihuacán. Normalmente, nos gusta aventurar solos, sin guía turístico, pero pensar en alquilar un carro o tomar transporte público e intentar andar solitos por ahí nos parecía agobiante. Luego de una búsqueda corta, conseguí una compañía que hace tours de grupos pequeños hacia las Pirámides, en el cual te recogen y te regresan a tu apartamento u hotel. Por $40 pp, realmente nos dieron un muy buen valor por nuestro dinero! Durante la hora de viaje a Teotihuacán, nos dieron mucha información acerca de la historia de México y la riqueza de las culturas que influenciaron al país, incluyendo una multitud de culturas indígenas. La ciudad se estima que existe desde al año 100 B.C. y su influencia en Mesoamérica está bien documentada. Estas pirámides son enormes y se entiende que fueron utilizadas para actividades religiosas, que incorporaban sacrificio humano y veneración a los dioses de la luna y del sol. La Pirámide de la Luna se puede escalar hasta la mitad antes de que se ponga muy peligroso, y la Pirámide del Sol, a pesar de ser más alta, se puede alcanzar la cima. Es un largo trecho, pero vale la pena! Vean el video abajo para que lo vean todo, incluyendo una visita a un taller de joyería de plata y tequilera! Disfrutamos muchísimo y estoy super contenta de poder compartirlo con ustedes!












Wednesday, February 8, 2017

VoxBox Review: L'oreal EverPure Haircare


Hey guys! I'm back with a new video on my YouTube channel, this time reviewing my latest VoxBox from Influenster with L'oreal EverPure Color Care System. Check out the video so you can see what all I received and what it did for my hair!







*I received these complimentary products from Influenster to test and review. All opinions are my own.