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5 Beauty Must-Haves for Allergy Sufferers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®.

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Let’s be honest, allergies suck. If you suffer from them, then you know what I’m talking about. I used to deal with sinus pain, itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing (to name a few symptoms). Whenever my allergies hit, I didn’t even want to get ready in the morning. Because, I knew I’d be dealing with what they call ALLERGY FACE®—puffy eyes, redness, watery eyes, and even dark circles. But, these are problems of the past. Here are a few of my beauty must-haves. Read more

Live / Healthy / Strong

A few weeks ago, I posted “Let the Journey Begin to a Healthier Me,” detailing the beginning of my fitness journey. Then on Facebook, I asked if you guys were interested in me recapping what I’m up to. And some of you said yes, so here we go! Now, I’m in no way, shape, or form a medical professional. I’m only sharing what is working for me and my body. Just thought I’d throw that out there. And before we go any further, my goal, since day one is to live a healthy and strong life. It’s not and never has been about a number on the scale. Read more

Plus Size Activewear On The Rise

How many of you are tired of people assuming that just because we wear plus sizes, that we aren’t active? I’m sick of it. You and I both know that’s a myth that needs to be squashed right now. Not only do we workout, but we also do yoga, lift weights, go hiking, swim, do pilates, attend dance classes and more. We not only want a healthy body, but we also want stylish and funtioning plus size activewear. Read more

Let the Journey Begin to a Healthier Me

As a blogger, writing about your health, fitness, and food habits can be a little tricky. In fact, my friend and I were talking the other day about being “that person.” You know the one who constantly talks about going to the gym, posts pics of their smoothies and meals, or even selfies when working out. Are you guilty of being “that person?” Well, I’m not ashamed to say that I just might become “that person” and not feel one ounce of bad about it.  Read more

Yes, You Need Alone Time.

Yesterday, I had a moment to myself. A very deserved and welcomed moment that resulted in the most amazing nap. If you’re thinking that this post is only about this nap, please bear with me. Because, it’s so much more than that. I know a lot of us lead crazy busy lives. And sometimes we might feel like we don’t have time or even deserve a moment for ourselves—guilt might even play a part in all of this. Wrong my loves…you need this right now, more than ever. Read more

Breast Cancer Awareness Starts with You

My aunt lost her battle with breast cancer many years ago. I was 19-years-old when she passed. I miss her smile, her feisty personality, and her laughter. You’d think as the years go by, it gets easier and easier. But, it saddens me today as much as it did then. I know I’m not alone either, I think we’ve all been touched by this disease in one way or another. This is why every October, I do my best to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more

Prevent these Summer Skin Problems

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I’ve never considered myself a delicate person when it comes to my skin, but the summer is starting to show it’s power. We’re only a few weeks in and I’m already dealing with a heat rash and ingrown hairs. What the what? I know it’s not only annoying, but sometimes it can be painful. When it comes to these summer skin problems, I know I’m not alone. Read more

5 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

I had a revelation the other day and it was on a roller coaster. Man, screaming my lungs out at maximum capacity sure makes me feel a lot better afterwards. Especially, when it’s doing something fun. Like scaring the crap out of myself on a speeding theme park ride. And let’s be real. We all have stress in our lives. If you don’t, you’re either extremely lucky or you’re lying to yourself. Whatever the case, here are five fun ways to relieve stress (without hurting anyone). Read more

Say Goodbye to #ALLERGYFACE with these Beauty Tips!

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of Latina Bloggers Connect and the makers of ZYRTEC®

Do you suffer from #ALLERGYFACE? I do! Ugh! I found out something new about myself this spring. I’m now a victim of Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis.  I thought I caught three sinus colds this spring. Nope…good ol’ Hay fever caused by pollen and other fun allergens in the air. Read more

My 5 Tips to Fight Stress Sweat #SecretEstres (Giveaway)

Of all the things I love to do in this world, sweating is not one of them. Especially stress sweating, which smells worse! I know why our bodies do it, but that doesn’t make it any cuter. In fact, when Secret reached out to me for this sponsored post (with a giveaway), I knew I had to jump right in, say yes, and share my tips on how to fight stress sweat! Read more

A Letter to Me…at 15

Dear 15-year-old Monique,

I’m going to make this short and to the point.

Stop it! Stop it right now! Stop hating your body. Stop hating your hair. Stop envying the “popular” girls. And please stop wishing you weren’t you. Read more