Chocolates and flowers as a gift for Valentines Day are typical. Turn it up a notch and buy her the gift she wants. I did all the legwork and curated a gift list from online retailer Rosegal. It will help you wow your lover in February. Start off early by picking out what is best for your lover or buy a few gifts.
A couple of years ago I taught blogging in a nonprofit center, and there is where I came across a social platform a known as a podcast. A podcast was alien to me, but as soon as I learn of all the benefits, I truly became addicted. I sign up to get notified on a podcast with self-help on writing, building a brand, learning a language and of course blogging. Now with two jobs and my business, I tend to lose out on what happens in the world mainly focusing on New York City. That is when I found my new guilty pleasure, Tales From The Basement.
Activated Charcoal Toothpaste I Tried The Viral Trend, And This Is What Happen….When it comes to tooth paste, black became the new white. Over the last few months, I’ve seen the activated charcoal toothpaste on my Facebook timeline regularly. I kept wondering to myself, does this work? Or is it another beauty scam like the magnetic eyelashes that is going viral. I decided to test the activated charcoal toothpaste and see if it’s worth the hype! Continue reading
I woke up groggy, spreading out my right hand looking for my phone. Once I found my phone, I saw on my cell phone screen a notification from WordPress. WordPress is my blogging platform, and they wished me happy two-year Blogiversery. My grogginess immediately went away, and the excitement made me get out of my bed and jump for joy. Two whole years I thought to myself, wow look at what I’ve accomplished. Although I reached the two-year mark, I feel as I’m still in the begging steps of my journey. I decided before I focus on continuing working hard I celebrated with a blogger brunch.
Fashionista Alert! New York Fashion Week is a few months away. I’m here flipping out as much as you are. Allow me to embrace my favorite trend on the rise: Male makeup gurus. Men are taking over the beauty scene, and I love it. From Manny Guitierrez to Bretman Rock, it is great to see men take on the latest must-haves and spinning it. My ultimate favorite male guru by far is one of the most experienced makeup artists in the beauty scene, Dustin Lujan. His experience of creating beautiful faces began before it started being a huge hit in the Youtube scene. He is being featured in an upcoming fashion and beauty publication entitled La La Mode Rue. The book will be written by author and lifestyle coach, Lori Snyder. CPC, ELI-MP and creative production will be overseen by Chris Victor of Victor Film Productions.
Lifestyle blogging these days might seem confusing to those who think it’s just another personal blog. On the contrary, it’s more like how a girlfriend differentiates to a wife or a table to a chair. A personal blog is simply not a lifestyle blog. Although many people think of it as a general style of blogging, I see it as a side hustle and not a diary.
Brujeria, which in English means witchcraft, was taught to me in high school with a book. The teacher assigned “The Crucible” written by Arthur Miller in high school. The purpose of the book is to educate the class about the horrific history of The Salem Witch Trials and the beginnings of structured religion. The tone of the book described an era of fear among the witches, painting a dark and dreary image. Now fast forward to the present, my fellow Latinx millennials and I are digging through family history. While digging through family history we are figuring out aspects of witchcraft that is left out of the book. For many people of color, there is a positive impact in the practice of Brujeria while rediscovering our roots. Continue reading
We all know financially men make more than women, although withholding the same place in a corporate setting. The unfortunate fact was drilled into my head when my former high school professor educated me. Gazing through the printout in front of me, at the harsh men vs. women statistics, it boiled my blood. I could not come to terms with the fact not only women are expected to do everything, at the end of the day we will just make less than our male coworker.
Given the facts of a sexist commercial work structure, many women drift off and decide to start their own business. Many women including myself have found ways to balance their jobs and personal lives seamlessly, remain high in the face of incredible challenges, and compete against even the toughest competitors.