5 travel beauty essentials / Mis esenciales de viaje

me and famous Latin actor and singer carlos Ponce
Me and famous Latin actor and singer carlos Ponce #hispz13

hola chicas, I can’t believe how time flies, remember last year when I was so excited about a blogger conference called Hispanicize? well I am ready to attend this year again from april 1-4,.This year I will go hand to hand with  “Zotos Professional” that kindly is sponsoring me for this amazing event.
It is amazing how curly hair can react to weather changes, yes the weather in California is warm, but it is not humid as it is in Miami, so I need to be prepared with the best products, last year my hair reacted immediately in a puffy way, lol, but you know me, I don’t really care how big my hair is, it does what it does and I let it be.

This year I want to keep my beauty routine simple, I don’t wanna be carrying around a bunch of hair products, thanks to zotos professional I will be caring my beauty time saver Biotera cleansing conditioner 5-in-1 (here is how is works) that I have been testing out for a few weeks and I want to challenge him to the humid weather of Miami, so follow me on Instagram and twitter for my daily hair diary, and if you are a blogger and going to hispz14 please ask me for your sample, because you too deserve to save time in your beauty routine and focus on learning.
I will be taking a few other beauty products but in this post, I want to show 5 travel essentials that I am obsessed with right now.

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  1. Biotera 5-in-1 cleansing conditioner, and if you want to know why, read here  available at Sally’s 
  2. PuffCuff: the only hair clamp for thick, coil, textured hair. I am loving this hair piece not only for a puff, but it is amazing to wrap my hair around and creates a sexy bun. more info here 
  3. Cabeau Mid night Magic Sleep Mask lets you create the custom shape that works for you to guarantee 100% blackout and complete rest. Features an adjustable, padded nose bridge that easily molds to custom fit your nose, has a silky soft interior with inner rounded eye liners to avoid contact with your eyelids, cones with free memory foam earplugs which can be stored in the sleep mask side pocket, plus a few other features.Buy it here 
  4. Urban Decay, ultra definition loose powder:  silky, weightless formula blurs flaws, sets makeup and cuts shine—all while creating a luminous, demi-matte Naked finish, perfect for a humid weather like Miami.
  5. Mouth Watchers Toothbrush offers a breakthrough in oral care by providing the optimal cleaning experience. In an event like this we have to be camera ready and nothing screams beauty more than clean, pretty teeth and this revolutionary antimicrobial dual layer flossing bristles, reach into areas untouched by prior toothbrushes, leaving teeth and gums feeling just as clean as after a professional dental cleaning, it is perfect to travel because it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that builds up on bristles in 6 hours due to our proprietary silver bristle technology.

 

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Smart and Final preview night / Abre sus puertas en San Dimas Smart and final

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. smart_and_final_in_san_dimas_#shop

I was invited to Smart and final preview night in San Dimas California, a city that I love and enjoy any time I visit, I even go to stores there that I already in my city, just because I love San Dimas -call me crazy, lol- and now I have another reason to visit: “smart and final new store” #chooseSmart 🙂

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Smart and Final
1005 West Arrow Highway,
San Dimas, CA 91773

Smart and final is a great place to do a one stop shop of everything from produce to meats. Smart & Final carries warehouse size items without a club fee, making shopping easy, less expensive and less daunting to shop, than in a big warehouse store. Smart & Final is a perfect place to shop for all your food needs, bakery items, etc. and I particularly love this new location because they have a huge selection of organic foods and produce.greens_for_healthy_hair_#shop

The preview night was super fun, and I really enjoyed taking my daughters with me, it was like a girls night out. We got the chance to look around the store and the big aisles while listening to live music and try some delicious food and drinks.

The Smart and Final community social circular is definitely a must visit site where you can find a lot recipes and ideas: http://community.smartandfinal.com
Smart and Final on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/SmartFinal
Smart and Final’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/SmartFinal

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Expo west 2014 “Inspiration for a healthy living” / Inspiración a vivir sano #expowest

 I was blown away by so many healthy, natural products and innovative ways to eat well, delicious and be healthy at the same time, as well as beauty products that don’t compromise our health in a path to look beautiful. After expo west, I have a totally new definition of beauty and beauty products. I am truly blessed to be able to learn first hand from manufacturing companies  how to pick wisely not only for me, but for my whole family. I am committed to pick healthy choices for my family starting with simple steps and removing bad ingredients and products from my kitchen. I will try to mention some of the products that caught my attention, if you are following me on Instagram you may have already seen a few of them, there are so many products to share with you all, that I will have to blog about expo west for a whole year, lol.

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Bolivia’s Fruit (white chocolate) Anti wrinkle, prevents stretch marks, skin moisturizer, anti-flamatory for nursing mothers, face & body cream, 100% vegan from Cupuacu butter. [email protected]Be_bright_oil_blend
 Be Bright Oil blend by Coromega.. I think it is just genius to combine five best powerful superfood oils in one product, Be bright is delicious, easy to use and digest. What’s in it? Organic Coconut oil, Chia seed oil, Organic avocado oil, Organic Hemp seed oil and  Organic black cumin seed oil. expo_west_2013
* Zao Organic Premiun Makeup, made with 100% natural ingredients, essential minerals and fatty acids making it suitable for all types of skins.
*BrushwithBamboo.com: ecological bamboo toothbrush, bamboo drinking straws  and stainless steel dinnerware 
Blue_avocadoBlue Avocado reusable bags is a delicate, beautifully made design and creative solutions for a greener, simpler life. 

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So many amazing beauty products that I will hopefully have the chance to post more details about. from top right: ever clean for sensitive skin, J.R watkins ,  Cotz face sunscreen, J.R watkins , Prime health psoriasis, Aubrey, Free, Bella B, and Naturacolors.com

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Amazing healthy drinks

Every one of the products at the expo did a magnificent job displaying and explaining their products, this was truly an amazing experience, worth to repeat every year “See you in expo west 2015”

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Natural Products Expo west #Weblog /Expo de Productos Naturales en Anaheim

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Blogging gives me the greatest pleasure and accomplishments like being part of the Weblog 2014 Editorial board for the natural products expo west, the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. This is a retailer oriented expo, but I am super excited to learn and tell you all about new trends, new beauty products, and beauty from the inside out that will allow me to write a lot of blog posts and bring you the best of the natural products industry and maybe get inspired and expand my entrepreneur side. I am very excited to learn about new products and ingredients, but I can’t wait to see what Nubian Heritage (booth3516) has for us, they are part of the SheaMoisture family, -I wonder if they will bring the new makeup line- and their products are amazing, specially the bath gels, soaps and creams.

I will be covering the beauty part of the expo, but I will make sure to sneak around the healthy eating booths “because curly girls eat” lol. You all know I am all about powerful beauty and healthy hair foods, so I will be looking for that at the expo; food that nourishes our hair from the inside out. I am also excited to learn more about teen vitamins, I know my girl has special needs now that she is getting into those teen years, but I don’t know what is safe for her.
there is so much to learn and meet that I may even go with comfy shoes, yeah I know I should, but I look so cute in heels, ehhehhe

The retailers or professionals in the natural products area, benefits tremendously from this expo:

  • Meet in-person with buyers of natural, organic, and healthy lifestyle products
  • Highlight new products and/or build brand awareness
  • Network with the natural products community
  • Keep up-to-date on new trends and innovative ideas
  • Interact with trade and consumer press
  • Boost your presence in the industry
  • Strengthen relationships with existing buyers, brokers, and distributors
  • Build new business connectionsInfographic-601x201

Here is all the information you need to know about the expo

Location
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802 USA
Dates
Events and Education: March 6 – 9, 2014
Tradeshow Floor: March 7 – 9 , 2014

Tradeshow Floor Hours
Friday/Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m Open to all Attendees
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open to all Attendees
(Hall E and NEXT Pavilion (Level 3) opens at 9:30am all three days)
wed site: Natural Products Expo West
Mobile App: Download Today!  http://m.expowest.com

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Show your curls some love with Mixim greek yogurt / Bienvenido Mixim a CA

This post is sponsored by Ehrmann Mixim, all opinions, photos and thoughts are my own.new_greek_yogurt_mixim

Hola chicas, remember I told you about the new greek yogurt MIXIM and a great event they were having on Valentine’s day? you don’t? well read all about it here 
Low-fat Greek yogurt is a super power food for our natural hair because it is high in hair-friendly proteins, vitamin B5; pantothenic acid which is an ingredient often found on hair care product labels, and vitamin D. That alone is a good reason to eat greek yogurt, but let’s not forget how good it is for our overall health. For those reasons and many more I got really excited about trying this new greek yogurt last February 14 at the queen Mary in Long beach.

The Event was phenomenal, Queen Mary became pink for a night to welcome Mixim Greek yogurt to California and the United States. It was a magical night full of surprises, prizes, love and the main dish, Mixim greek yogurt. As guests walked in the Queen Mary on a pink carpet, the lovely, perfect weather on valentine’s day night got infused with music, food, drinks, good vibe and romance.

mixim_greek_yogurtThe highlight of the night was without a doubt, the world wide record of most couples feeding each other yogurt and mixim yogurt tastiness.
I chose to try “Cherry and Chocolate Curls” can you guess why? lol Mixim greek yogurt brings an entirely new twist to your yogurt experience. It is creamy, smooth, and delivers all of the benefits of a traditional Greek yogurt, but comes in fun new heart shaped pack that allows you to mix and match toppings, in any way you please. MIXIM blends the best quality fruits and ingredients into its creamy smooth and naturally sweet MIXIM Greek yogurt – grade A humane certified milk; and antioxidant-rich fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and mangos. Yogurt flavors include Cherry and Chocolate Curls; Raspberry with Dark and White Chocolate Curls; Mango Pineapple with Coconut & Almonds; Honey with Coconut & Almonds; Strawberries with Granola; and Blackberry Pomegranate with Granola & Dried Fruits. I can’t wait to try the others flavors, Yummy!!!

Whether you’re on-the-go, need an indulgent, yet healthy snack or just crave a delicious mix-in experience, MIXIM is a fresh and exciting way of enjoying Greek yogurt…With a twist

You can follow Mixim yogurt on their different website and enjoy all the great promotions and contests they will have in the launch of this amazing product and follow the hashtag #miximlove
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EhrmannUSA
Instagram: http://instagram.com/ehrmannusa/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EhrmannUSA

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Women’s Candy Store “ISSE” / Expo de Belleza en Long Beach

There is no better place to a girl than a beauty expo, right? Last Sunday I was invited by  Zotos to the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach that has become the West Coast’s largest and most influential beauty event open exclusively to licensed beauty professionals, students and instructors. ISSE is a complete beauty event for hair, nails, cosmetics, esthetics and advanced education.

zotos_products_isseIt was a great experience for me, even though I am not a beauty professional, it was wonderful to see all the new trends and products..I was really surprised to see so many new hair products that are more aware of the ingredients they use in their formulas, which makes me feel confident that the companies are listening to us, and taking our health seriously.

Hair_products_isseA lot of products impressed me at ISSE, but I particularly want to share two with you all:

temporary_grey_hair_coverKIWABI Root Vanish By Kazumi: with a click, the gel-type colorant pumps into the soft, luxuriously thick brush applicator for a quick and easy direct application. There is no need to use hands, plastic gloves or shoulder covers as the plant essence based gel doesn’t run, clump or drip. A surprising amount of area can be veiled with a single pump of the smooth, blend-able formula. less and less products will be needed each morning, or occasionally for a youthful, vibrant look. I am totally in love with this product, it covered my gray hairs completely and after dry, you can touch and style your hair with no problem of taking it off with your hands..

pedicure_flipflop_issePediPrincess, is a design by Laura slipak, a cute flip flop with toe spreaders for a pedicure, with innovative and fashionable prints..LOVE IT!!

Hope you like my top picks of ISSE, have you tried any of these products?

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"Sunrise at the Oasis" Rose Parade 2014, / "Ocaso en el Oasis" Desfile de las rosas 2014

I have always been a huge fan of the Rose Parade, I remember watching it on a black and white tv, that we had to turn on the night before, so it will get warm and we could see the images on it, oh boy we come far from those old times. Can you imagine my excitement the first time I saw the rose parade on full color? So for me, living near the actual Rose Parade is just unbelievable and if someone would’ve told me back then that I would be helping decorate one of the floats, I would be like, no way. Last weekend and for the second year the DOLE food invited me to a family fun event, where we all got the chance to get our hands on the float and help create magic.

DOLE Rose Float facts:,
 “Sunrise at the Oasis,” brings together a dazzling floral display of live and animated entertainment as three waterfalls cascade into an abundant oasis filled with palm trees, tropical flowers and animals that command attention, such as the white peacocks and camels adorned with elaborated tapestries and jewels.  As the sun rises, the whimsical oasis awakens from its majestic dreams, bidding its traveler adieu. Featured throughout this floral masterpiece are fresh and healthy fruits, including bananas, pineapples, mangos, papayas, peaches, strawberries and blueberries that are grown and provided by Dole for use on their float.
A whimsical oasis of graceful sculptured palm trees, with lavish cascades of lavender Cattleya and dendrobium orchids, provides a fantasy canopy over lush floral gardens of over 40,000 hot pink Princess roses that ramble through colorful tropical gardens created from thousands of specialty anthuriums, cypripedium and hybrid vanda orchids.  Foliages and ferns are intermixed with bromeliad plants to complete the exotic gardens.
Traditional folk music will play with crowd-pleasing performances in motion featuring live drummers and a variety of dazzling dancers including belly dancers, veil dancers, sword dancers, wing dancers and fire dancers at street level on both sides of the float.
The DOLE “Sunrise at the Oasis” float was designed and created by Fiesta Parade Floats, which built 20 consecutive Sweepstakes Trophy Winners in the Rose Parade—including DOLE’S previous three entries in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Are you a Rose Parade Fan?

 

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Fitness Magazine meet and Tweet LA / Encuentro de la Revista Fitness con las Blogueras en LA.

A very important part of my beauty and natural hair routine includes regular exercises and a healthy living. I am constantly looking for inspiration for me, my family and you my readers, for that reason when I knew about the event that Fitness Magazine was putting together, I tried my best to be there. The … Read more