I’ll be the first person to admit I’m not a fan of the intense heat. But, I do love summer in Los Angeles, it’s not too unbearable (like other cities). Now, if it could stay 75 degrees the entire season—I’d be a happy Angeleno (we know it won’t). And since it seems like I’m always on-the-go lately, I have to make sure this chick stays cool and refreshed while I hit the streets. That means a bag of necessities and these summer tips (courtesy of Starbucks Iced Coffee) that will beat the heat. Read more
Where are road warriors at? Who loves a good summer road trip? I just got back from one myself. Made a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. It was so much fun! If you’re planning your own road trip this summer, you just might want to pick up the August 2014 issue of Latina Magazine. Flip on through to their “Traditions through Travel” feature where I share my own road trip tips on behalf of Toyota! Read more
Anyone who knows me, through and through, knows how much I love professional sports. There’s nothing I like more than the competition, camaraderie, an athlete’s performance, and mental discipline of sports. I will admit that I am not a subscriber of ESPN Magazine, although I should be. They just released The Body Issue, which features 22 athletes posing nude. Quite the eye-catcher already, but even more so for me because baseball player Prince Fielder is on one of the six body-loving covers. Read more
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
Sometimes…because it’s life…you get thrown into a funk. You don’t know where to go, where you’re headed, and how to jump back into it. And because it’s “life,” you just take it. I know, because I’ve been in a “blah” kind of mood lately. Read more
Curves Care is back and I’m excited to share the 2014 National Suit Drive with you. From July 1-31, Men’s Wearhouse is encouraging customers to donate their gently-used professional attire to help men and women who are trying to enter or re-enter the workforce. We know that looking and feeling our best is key when looking for a job. It’s a cause I’m happy to support! Read more
It’s time to add another summer shoe trend to the list. This time it’s the traditional Mexican sandal—the huarache (pronounced wah-rah-che). Now, let me tell you my experience with these sandals. As a kid, we would often take trips across the border into Tijuana and down to Rosarito Beach. Read more
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To say I come from a family of sports fans would be a little bit of an understatement. You know I love my sports, but as a family we’re a little passionate. And now that the world’s largest soccer event is back, it’s kind of taken over our lives. No matter who we cheer for, sports always bring us together. Read more
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When it comes to grooming products for my hubby, I make sure that I do the shopping. If it was up to him, he’d buy the cheap and generic stuff. That’s fine for some, but I know that these products don’t work for his oily skin. They actually do more harm than good. That’s why I’m really happy for him to give the Neutrogena Men’s line a try. Read more
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “15 under $15″ post. I don’t know why? I love these! I do know that the shopping budget this summer is real. No matter how much I want to get out there and spend money, I have to be smart about the purchases I make. Especially, since the hubby and I have decided to buy a house. This is adult territory! This means shopping has to be under control. Read more
This summer I’m going to do everything I can, in the beauty department, to make this a carefree season of fun. This includes protecting my hair, skin, and nails. Yes, this is my idea of fun. I created a list of 10 summer beauty favorites that are definitely must-haves for me. Here’s to a hassle-free summer! Read more
Newsflash! I’m not a nail art pro. Come on…like you really thought I was. Oh well, that won’t stop me from showing off my soccer spirit with a little bit of nail polish. And since the world has fútbol fever right now, you’ll definitely fit in. As you’ll see below, you don’t have to be a pro to show off your country’s colors. It’s actually pretty easy. Read more
Can I just close my eyes and go back to Santa Barbara please? No offense guys, but I can see myself living the life in this beautiful city without a phone in my hand or a laptop in sight. Sadly, I was there for blogger duties only and didn’t get to enjoy it as I would have wanted to, but I did get to visit a few places courtesy of Lincoln Motor Company. And I did get to snap a few photos. Read more