Day #1 of Our Christmas Giveaway Countdown Begins Now!
12/17/2014 – 6:00 pm | One Comment

In a little over one week we’ll be heading right into Christmas.  Can you believe it?  And without failure, during the month of December there are two things that are I’m always guaranteed:
#1  Holiday shopping …

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Great Style & Beauty Tips For the Holidays From the #GurusDeBelleza Pros! #Giveaway #Ad
12/17/2014 – 10:12 pm | No Comment

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Discovery Familia.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

A sense of fashion and style has never come easily to me.  These days it seems I have to work extra hard at just the simplest looks.  Maybe because I’m getting older or maybe the extra weight that I’ve gained is making it difficult to be happy with how I look.   Whatever the case, I take a little comfort in knowing that there are resources out there to guide me through a tough wardrobe or makeup decision when I need it.  I can sure use all the help!

That’s why I was really excited to hear that another great show, Gurus de Belleza, was coming to Discovery Familia and would be sharing all about great fashion, makeup and style tips that can really help your own personal beauty shine through.  

“This series is devoted to fashion, makeup and style led by a panel of three experts who help Hispanic women across the United States achieve their ideal look and boost their self-esteem by sharing practical tips and professional techniques easily replicated at home.”

To know that I can tap into the expertise of this group of Latina beauty experts makes this mami happy!

“The team of beauty experts includes three of the most popular beauty consultants on the Internet and social networks: style and image expert Marisol Gómez, who is never short of ideas for choosing the right outfit for every occasion; Cristina Ordaz, a talented makeup artist who specializes in easy tips and techniques for applying cosmetics at home; and Gaby Motomochi, a charismatic hairstylist who shares practical advice and ideas that complement every outfit.”

And the great thing is that  you don’t have to wait for Gurus de Belleza to start, as it has already premiered on December 12th and will continue to air on Discovery Familia every Friday at 9PM EST.

So, with a little help from my friends at Gurus de Belleza, I decided that it was time to take a look at how I could put together a few styles that would work for the holidays and even after.

For me being able to be comfortable, yet be able to have some fun, is important when I’m spending the holidays with my family.  I don’t often add color to my way wardrobe and stick to lots of darker colors, as well as loose fitting clothes.  But a little splash with a green, fitted cardigan not only gave me a little more shape but put me in a festive mood.  To keep that comfortable feel I opted to just downplay my makeup with a little hydrating pre-foundation, light blush, and a clear lip gloss.  I also chose my cozy winter boots, though I would have gone with ballet flats as the Gurus de Belleza suggested if I could just find the right ones, as I have a wide foot and it can be difficult to find shoes.  Plus my tootsies are ALWAYS cold! Sometimes you just go with what you have and add your own personal flair.

Overall, I don’t think I did too shabby when trying for that Modern Mom look.  What do you think?

With all the Christmas parties and work functions we attend during the holiday season I wanted to add another suitable choice that I could have a little fun with.  Taking into account the tips that the ladies provided, like wearing dark-colored clothing that shapes my figure but isn’t tight, I pulled together this ensemble.

Black has always been my go-to color of choice but pairing it up with a gold, slightly shimmery sweater made it fun to step out to a party in.  Again, I’m always super cold so this kept me cozy but it also made me feel good about my figure.  Matching the scoop neck with the shape of the front of the sweater takes a little attention away from the waist.  Toss in a faux pearl necklace & earrings, add a darker shade of lipstick & eyeliner, and this mami gets another look to go out with the grownups in!

The one thing that Gaby Motomochi, Hair Guru coach, emphasizes is paying close attention to your hair.  Unfortunately, I have not had a hair cut or dyed my hair in quite some time and it is now standing out more.  I’m lucky  if I can even maintain it somewhat these days.  But it isn’t really about that – maybe just in my case.  It is more about  keeping your hair not only healthy but what hairstyles will work best for you.  At least when I finally do head to the hair salon I have a better idea of what I am looking to do with my hair.

All the information and tips that I took away from the lovely ladies of Gurus de Belleza was so worth it!  It really is just the little things that make me happy. :)  

Don’t forget to watch for more tips from the pros with Discovery Familia‘s newest show, Gurus De Belleza, every Friday at 9PM E/P.

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Day #1 of Our Christmas Giveaway Countdown Begins Now!
12/17/2014 – 6:00 pm | One Comment
Day #1 of Our Christmas Giveaway Countdown Begins Now!

In a little over one week we’ll be heading right into Christmas.  Can you believe it?  And without failure, during the month of December there are two things that are I’m always guaranteed:
#1  Holiday shopping …

Join Us for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Tweet Chat #HSFchat
12/08/2014 – 2:06 pm | No Comment
Join Us for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Tweet Chat #HSFchat

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers.  All opinions are 100% mine.
Did you know that Hispanics account for 19% of all college students, ages 18-24? That’s a major increase, up …

Perfect Holiday, Family Fun With #AnnieMovie – Out In Theaters 12/19!
11/25/2014 – 3:00 pm | One Comment
Perfect Holiday, Family Fun With #AnnieMovie – Out In Theaters 12/19!

Last week we headed into New York City for some serious holiday fun!  With my favorite blogging buddy in tow, my son Shaunsito, we braved the cold so we could attend the Kidz Vuz Holiday …

RSV Awareness & World Prematurity Day #Spon #PreemieProtection
11/16/2014 – 12:21 pm | 2 Comments
RSV Awareness & World Prematurity Day #Spon #PreemieProtection

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Monday, November 17th is World Prematurity Day and the beginning of RSV season. Tomorrow is a …

Marvel Universe Live! Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway #Charlotte
11/10/2014 – 11:38 pm | 2 Comments
Marvel Universe Live! Family 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway #Charlotte

 

Get ready Charlotte, NC for another spectacular family show at the Time Warner Cable Arena! Marvel Universe Live! presented by Feld Entertainment is coming to town this weekend November 14th – 16th 2014.
Come join your …