14 January 2016

Chipotle Bean Dip #VivaLaMorena

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Are you a football lover? Are you ready for the big game that's coming up? Whether you're going to a friend's house to watch the game or having a gathering at your home, food will be as important as the game. As you know the kitchen and I aren't best friends, but I do enjoy making easy recipes for my family. So for the upcoming playoffs and big game, I want to make a delicious but easy recipe. The last time I was at Cardenas Market, I remembered that my family loves beans and as latinos of course we love spicy food. So, I decided to pick up a few La Morena products to make a delicious and easy Chipotle Bean Dip for the upcoming football games. I'm sure my family will love it. Trust me, if I can make it, you can too.
Tortilla chips
Cheese (optional)

The Bayo Beans are already refried, but I like to take a pan to warm them up and add a little more color. I cook them in medium heat stirring until they are a little golden. After, I take La Morena Chipotle Sauce and add it directly to the beans. You can add a little or a lot depending on your taste. I then stir everything and let it sit in low heat for 2-3 minutes. Once everything is mixed, I serve it unto a salsa bowl. If you like cheese you can add some. I love La Morena for its authenticity and delicious taste. 

Although I don't really understand football, I enjoy watching how passionate my friends and family get about the games. Besides, who doesn't love spending time with family and enjoying delicious food? What are your plans for the big game? Do you have a favorite team? Are you going to host or are you attending a gathering? 

08 January 2016

New Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

I love trying out new foundations and last week as I was at Target picking up some baby necessities, I realized that it had been a while since I tried a drugstore foundation. I saw a Maybelline display of new products, so I decided to try the New Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation. If you live in southern California, you know that the weather here has been somewhat colder than usual and my skin has been feeling it. So I thought that this foundation would be perfect for that reason. The shade that I picked up is 70 Soft Beige and I believe I paid $8.99 for it. Maybelline claims that this is their first hydrating matte foundation and that it gives a 100% velvet-smooth perfection providing hydrated skin for 12 hours. As soon as I applied the foundation I noticed that the shade was too light for my skin. Still, I decided to work around it making sure to blend it very well. The day I wore this foundation, I was out for a good six hours and the foundation did stay on very well. I did however wear a primer underneath. As you know, I have a little one and it's important for me not to transfer my makeup onto his clothing or skin since he has sensitive skin. You can imagine how glad I was to see that the transfer was minimal. As for the hydrating claim, I didn't feel that the foundation provided any simply just felt like all the other matte ones that I've tried.Maybelline Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation

Maybelline Dream Velvet soft-matte hydrating Foundation For best results, Maybelline recommends using the Dream Blender to apply this foundation. I didn't use it for this tutorial because I didn't see it at Target. Instead, I used a regular flat top kabuki brush. I felt that the foundation applied evenly and it looked perfectly fine. I would still like to try it out with the Dream Blender to see if there is any major difference. The thing that I like most about this foundation is that it did leave my skin with a velvet finish. It almost looks like a liquid to powder finish. I don't know if you'll able to tell in the pictures but it does look velvety.I didn't apply any concealer and as you can see although this is a medium coverage foundation, the coverage is actually very good. Yet, I wouldn't say it is full-coverage. Would I repurchase this foundation? Probably not and the only reason is because with only 12 shades available, I don't think I'll be able to find one to fit my skin perfectly. Other than that, I did like this foundation.Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation
Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation Have you seen this foundation at your local drugstore? Have you tried it? Let me know if you liked it or not. Also if you've tried the Dream Blender, I would like to know what your thoughts are. Thanks once again for visiting my blog. I hope you're all having an amazing day. xo. 

04 January 2016

Vlog: Just Another Day

Happy New Year everyone!!! I hope your Monday is going well. I just wanted to share with you my latest vlog. I hope you enjoy and in case you haven't subscribed to my channel, please do so. Have a lovely day, XO.

24 December 2015

Feliz Navidad!!

May the season find you and your loved ones have a beautiful Christmas filled with love and lots of yummy food. I can't wait for tonight to be with my family. Thank you so much for stopping by to my blog and keeping up with me, I really appreciate it. In case you haven't noticed, I began vlogging once again and I hope you all subscribe to my channel. What are your plans for tonight? Did you travel to be with your family? Once again, thank you and Merry Christmas from my family to yours. 

21 December 2015

Merry Feet with Amopé #Amope

“This post was sponsored by Amopé as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”
A mother's days are always busy and now that the holidays are here, it's a thousand times worse. So on days when time allows, I enjoy pampering myself. One of my favorite things to do is to take care of my feet because if I don't, they easily get rough and I definitely don't want that! So for this, I enjoy using the NEW Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File with Diamond Crystals. I try to exfoliate my feet at least every week to keep them soft. The diamond crystals are for maximum exfoliation and to remove calluses. I also love that it does not have a blade which makes it safe for homes with children. Within minutes,  I'm able to remove rough skin without having to leave my home and it can't get better than that. amope electronic
Christmas is around the corner and if you're still debating on what to get her, then think no more. The  Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File and Amopé Electronic Nail Care System are perfect for the special woman in your life. Imagine giving her two items that are perfect for a spa day without having to leave her home. She's going to love you for it. Especially right now with the cold weather, it's important to keep our feet pampered and smooth. before and after amope pedi perfect
With only the push of a button, the Amopé Electronic Nail Care System will give her shiny nails all while looking natural. The three attachments all have their specific use and they're numbered so you won't get confused. Maybe she's someone that's always on-the-go, this will be perfect for her since its sleek design allows it to fit perfectly in her handbag.amope nails care systemI know these are perfect as stocking stuffers, especially for those that work on their feet, this is the ideal gift. The best part about these Amopé products is that they are available at mass retailers and drugstores for less than $50. If you do decide to purchase any of these items, make sure to take advantage of the five dollar off coupon. So who would you gift this to? Have you tried these products? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! xo. 

Unwinding from the Holiday Season #HolidayGlow

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WOW!!! I cannot believe that Christmas is this week and I have not finished my holiday shopping. Although I enjoy the holidays, I have to admit that they can sometimes be overwhelming. Often times it's about taking care of others and we forget about ourselves. From having to take many trips to the mall, going to family gatherings, getting the house ready for family, cooking, and taking care of my little one, by the end of the day all I want is to relax.
To do so, there are a few things that I enjoy doing at the end of the day. Even if I've already taken a shower in the morning, I enjoy a hot shower at night because I feel that it helps to relax my muscles and I get a better night of sleep. I love using Pantene Advance Care Shampoo because it provides 5 solutions in one bottle. For example, it makes my hair feel smooth. As you might know, when the weather gets cold, our skin tends to get dry and flaky. So it's important for me to use a body wash that not only smells great, but also provides lasting moisture. For this reason, I use Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash because having moisturized skin is important, otherwise, I feel that I have not taken care of my self. I don't know about you but I love having glowing skin. So after taking my shower, I love applying Olay Total Effects Moisturizer. It gives me the perfect glow for any makeup look making it ideal for any holiday party that might arise.
Since I love wearing red lipstick especially around the holiday season, I have to have a bright smile. That's when the Crest 3D White Strips Combo Pack comes handy. After taking care of my skin, I take care of my teeth by whitening them about once every week or two. I apply a strip on my top and bottom teeth and leave it on for thirty minutes. After removing the strips, my teeth are a lot brighter.  No lie, this helps me feel like a million bucks. These three steps might seem like no big deal, but as they say, "It's the little things that make a difference". So whenever I am at Costco, I make sure to stock up on these beauty essentials. I love Costco because it has all the beauty products that I love and I get them in bundle which in return is a better value.
So whenever you are at your local Costco, make sure you checkout their health/beauty section. I'm sure they will have something for you and your family. How do you unwind from the whole holiday season? Are you even ready for the big day? I would love to hear your stories.

07 December 2015

This Holiday Season #SendHallmark

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