Nominated for LATISM 2012 Award!

I am beyond honored to announce that I’ve been nominated as Best Lifestyle Blogger for the 2012 Latinos in Social Media Awards. Thank you to anyone and everyone who nominated me. If you know me, then you know how proud I am to be a blogger. To be recognized for what I love to do is truly touching. And even if I don’t win, just having your love and support means the world to me. You can VOTE HERE.

NEWS: SPARK & Teens #KeepItReal

I’m a grown woman. One who can make decisions on what I like, don’t like, don’t want to buy, don’t want to buy into, and who I want to be. As a teenager, that was a whole other different story. I was just trying to figure out who I was, where I belonged, and who I wanted to be. I was easily influenced and often mislead by what would make me “popular” or liked by others.

Lauren Veluvolu Covers June 2012 Issue of Plus Model Magazine

If you haven’t already…make sure you check out the June 2012 issue of Plus Model Magazine! I don’t mean to brag (OK maybe just a little) but this issue is hot!! The beautiful Lauren Veluvolu is on the cover and she’s looks stunning. Like always you will find giveaways, behind the scenes videos, fashion and beauty trends, and shopping (my favorite). Here are a few of this months features: “A Spotlight on International Plus Size Fashion” by Marie Denee “Just White” Fashion Spread “Make a Splash” Swimsuit Spread “The Making of a Mogul: Gwen DeVoe” interview by Yve Edmond “Male…

April Issue of Plus Model Magazine is Out!

I’ve said this before and I will say it again…this magazine is just getting better and better. Seriously, I’m in awe of the April issue of Plus Model Magazine. Maddy and her team do an amazing job of bringing us this monthly issue. Yes, I’m the shopping editor, but even if I wasn’t I would still love it. You can check out my shopping trends feature on pages 36-41. Make sure you read this from front to back. It’s filled to the brim with amazingness!

I’m one of About Curves ‘Top 50 Self-Acceptance Bloggers!’

When I blog about self-acceptance and positive body image, I do it because I know what it’s like hate your body or be ashamed of what you look like. I’ve been made, like all of us have, to believe that I’m supposed to look like the models in the magazine to be accepted in society. It took me a long time to realize that I don’t have to look like them to be considered beautiful. And that’s what I want to share with you. I do it for no other reason than to help you realize how amazingly beautiful…