5.05.2014

Skin SOS


I have a confession to make. I have neglected my skin, and I have the breakouts to prove it. Given my history with acne and skincare treatments as seen here, here, and here, I can't afford to get lazy. As much as I want to follow my skincare regimen religiously every day and night, at times, I simply want to throw in the towel. Three words: It's HARD work.


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2.17.2014

Morton Peak

The aftermath.

When my friend Sophia called me on Saturday evening to confirm our hiking trip the next morning, I was overwhelmingly excited about my first official hiking trip, that I went to bed early. 6:30pm...EARLY. That's a morning person for you. As my body naturally awoke at 3:47am on Sunday morning, I thought maybe my body had exaggerated a tad bit in falling asleep at that time.
As I made my way to Morton Peak, I could not help but to enjoy the scenic route getting there. I appreciate nature, but truthfully, I don't consider myself the outdoor-sy type. Maybe that will change, maybe? While hiking the 3 miles to the top of the peak, bobcats, rattle snakes, and lizards where all in the back of my mind. What were we to do if we were attacked?! Oh just the thought gave me the heebie-jeebies, but having my friend with me and seeing other hikers along the path, gave me some peace.
It took us one hour to get to the top, and once there the view was incredible. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to do this gain. In fact, we will be hiking Forest Falls very soon! 
The entire experience was fun and worthy of repetition.
On my To-Do list?
Hiking boots & a weapon for precautionary purposes. 

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2.10.2014

Contando estrellas en Paris...

Love is in the air, now wave your hands like you just don't care! Wait....is that how it goes? Ok, no...but truly, love has been all around me recently. My good friend Sophia (check out her blog here) recently tied the knot, a good friend of mine just got engaged, another friend found her match, and the list goes on and on. Love is something beautiful, isn't it? It sweeps you off your feet when you LEAST expect it. So cliché, I know, but given that this Friday is Valentine's Day, it's totally ok to be a bit cheesy and corny.

Now if only Paris can come sweep me off my feet, now that would be amazing...I'm still waiting, Paris...please don't take too long.

What did I want to accomplish with this outfit? Well, not too sure, but I wanted to have fun with it. I am not the girl to pick out an outfit the night before, I get up in the morning and randomly select garments in my closet that catch my eye. Today, this tulle skirt was screaming for me to take it out for a twirl and be "gone with the wind fabulous!" How did I do?

Here's to hoping that you have a lovely week, with lots of chocolates and flowers. If you don't want the chocolates, please send them my way.


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8.28.2013

...and the Oscar goes to...Instructions Not Included!


Esperemos que mi título se convierta en realidad, porque esta película definitivamente se lo merece.

La noche del lunes 26 de agosto fue intima, mágica, y exitosa.
Fui invitada por Latina Bloggers Connect para ver la tan esperada película de Eugenio Derbez, No se aceptan devoluciones o en inglés, Instructions Not Included. Al igual que yo, estaban unas 30-40 personas esperando en el lobby de Lionsgate en Santa Monica, California.
Mientras seguíamos esperando, no pensé mucho en la película. En realidad, no tenía muchas expectativas. No porque pensaba que no me iba a gustar, pero porque quería ver la película con mi mente en blanco. Quería absorber cada palabra, cada oración, cada detalle, cada risa, cada lágrima, cada chiste, cada sentimiento transmitido a través de la pantalla.
Nos dieron la señal de que podíamos entrar a la sala. La película empezaba,  yo me recliné y me deje llevar por un guion al que se le invirtió doce años.
Al terminar la película, encendieron las luces y Eugenio Derbez se presentó. En realidad, esta película me dejo IMPACTADA. ¡Por fin! Una película de calidad, una película que tiene sustancia, una película que hecha a un lado lo superficial y se concentra en enfocarse realmente en el amor de un padre y su hija. Eugenio Derbez nos compartió que esta película fue un proceso de doce años. No fue facil, pero definitivamente el gran trabajo y esfuerzo estuvo más que presente en toda la película. Eugenio brilló.

¿Qué puedo decir de Loreto? Una niña hermosísima, que hizo un papel excelente a lado de Eugenio. ¿Sabían que el papel de Maggie fue escrito para un niño? A continuación los dejo con algunas de las preguntas que se les hicieron a Eugenio y a Loreto, los protagonistas de Instructions Not Included.


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6.30.2013

50 Random Facts About Me


    1. In 1985, my then five-year-old aunt's best friend was named Veronica, hence my name.
    2. I named my baby brother after my TV show actor crush, Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
    3. My Mom pressured me to wear makeup. "Make your small eyes stand out a little." Thanks Mom.
    4. I do NOT like stuffed animals. What is their purpose?
    5. I have the biggest sweet tooth in the history of the world.
    6. I do not know how to write in cursive, I only know how to sign my name and even that I would not consider it cursive.
    7. I blocked High School from my memory.
    8. I still have one baby tooth (Lower Central Incisor).
    9. I have two teeth implants, they never grew in (Both Upper Lateral Incisors).
    10. I had my tonsils removed when I was ten.
    11. The first concert I attended was Jaguares.
    12. When I get excited, I sound like Mariah Carey...as in, my voice gets super high pitched, even dogs begin to bark.
    13. Jimmy Fallon is my platonic love.
    14. I do NOT like being the center of attention. Truth.
    15. I did not attend my MBA Commencement Ceremony.
    16. Cooking does not interest me, but eating sure does!
    17. I get carsick very easily, I prefer driving.
    18. My first job was being a 411 operator.
    19. My first kiss was at 19.
    20. I dislike having full conversations via text, just call me.
    21. I have a red birthmark that covers my entire right leg, from my right buttock all the way down to my toes.
    22. I celebrated by 22nd birthday in Cuzco, Peru.
    23. I had sinus surgery when I was 12 years old.
    24. I celebrated my 24th birthday in Tecalitlan, Jalisco, MEX.
    25. One time in Vegas (this never ends well, right?), I had a paparazzi moment...a show I had attended had finished, I was waiting in the lobby and people thought I was the girl in the show. Flashing lights everywhere...please refer to Fact#14.
    26. I auditioned to be a VJ for LATV...and have video to prove it!
    27. I've lost count of how many weddings I've been a part of. I might just be cast for 27 Dresses the sequel.
    28. This is my age.
    29. I've been in four car accidents.
    30. My guitar has been signed by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Bibi Marin (Reik), Jesus Navarro (Reik), Julio Eguia (Reik), and Jesse y Joy (Spanish Pop Duo).
    31. I would love to meet Thalia one day.
    32. I love banda and mariachi music.
    33. I have a BAD case of arachnophobia...so bad, everyone believes I need therapy.
    34. I can watch all scary movies except...The Exorcist. I think I need therapy for this too, no kidding.
    35. When I was 4, I made the restroom my beauty salon and bribed my sister into cutting her hair. The salon went out of business shortly after.
    36. I think in Spanish, I dream in Spanish, I communicate better in Spanish, in fact, my computer, phone, everything electronic must be switched to the Spanish language.
    37. I was the first in my family to graduate college.
    38. My first plane flight was to Hawaii to celebrate 4th of July with my sister and friends 9 years ago.
    39. I am afraid of heights but LOVE rollercoasters!
    40. Born in Mexico, raised in SoCal.
    41. I'm a huge Anjelah Johnson fan.
    42. I LOVE to sing in my car.
    43. The best michelada I've tasted was in Aguascalientes, Mexico at the Feria Nacional de San Marcos.
    44. I am seeing Sara Bareilles for the first time in concert this September!
    45. I love spending time alone.
    46. I wish I lived in Disneyland.
    47. I've always wanted to be serenaded, just like the old movies in Mexico.
    48. I went to acting school.
    49. I am addicted to coconut milk tea boba.
    50. My favorite flower is the Oriental Lilly.
    The End.
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      4.22.2013

      Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!!!

      "How tall am I? With hair, heels, and attitude, honey, I am through the roof!" - RuPaul

      I spend my Mondays with my beautiful niece, in others words I baby sit. Don't get it twisted, I absolutely love to spend time with her, and today we went shopping! I am teaching her well, aren't I?

      First stop: Zara.

      Am I crazy to drive an hour just to visit one of my favorite stores ever? Of course not! My shopping trip was initially to shop for a dress to my high school reunion next month (a decade already, really?), unfortunately, the store did not have the dress I wanted in my size, but not finding my dress did not keep me from finding a few pairs of shoes:


      These shoes remind me so much of the shoes Kim Kardashian wore in Vegas here.

      Next and final stop: Steve Madden


      One word that unites all three shoes? Comfortable and definitely the added height!

      What's in your shoe rack?

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      3.26.2013

      Surprise, the Birthday Girl is YOU!

      One year ago this month, I took a trip "Up, up & away [with] my beautiful, my beautiful balloon." This past Sunday, my sister made me take a different trip...down memory lane with a surprised birthday party inspired by that exact hot air balloon ride.

      I woke up to this sign on my door...

      My reaction: 
      "Who is this birthday girl and why is she stealing my thunder?!"
      "Oh wait, it's me...it's me???"

      I was completely caught off guard and felt the need to know everything. 
      I don't do well with surprises...but the surprise was worth it.

      Details, details, details. 
      Hand-made hot air balloons, maps, goody bags, chocolate cover pretzels, center pieces, flowers, cake pops, luggage..the list goes on and on. I am so grateful for absolutely everything. My sister did a phenomenal job. Big thanks to all my friends and family for an incredible and memorable evening.



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      3.19.2013

      Don't Mind if I Western

      When it comes to music, I say I can listen to just about anything, however, is it possible to like a genre so much one day only to completely dismiss it the next? You see, back in high school, my commute to and from school was about 20 minutes and my sister and I would enjoy listening to some good ol' country music. In fact, I introduced my sister to country music. Fast forward 10 years and...well, let's just say my sister became a mega country fan and I became a mega fan of Norteño and Banda music.

      At least my sister and I can agree on one thing, western style baby!

      How do you guys feel about these? They're different, but I find them rather stylish.





      Western-Inspired High Heel Booties from Forever 21, $39.80

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      3.18.2013

      L-O-V-E

      As Nuestra Belleza Latina's first beauty to be crowned, Alejandra Espinoza has evolved into an even more beautiful, charismatic and dynamic TV personality. Evidently, she is not the only thing evolving, her fashion sense has become all the rave and has her fans and followers on her social media channels reaching out and asking her tons of questions, including yours truly!


      A few weeks ago, she posted this photo on her Instagram while recording segments on the popular hispanic variety show, Sabado Gigante, and received tons of compliments on her skirt.

      You know I had to do it! 
      You may now have Alejandra's skirt by purchasing it at Topshop!

      They carry sizes 0-12

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      3.17.2013

      Boiler Suit For Less? Why Not!

       

      Mango Denim Boiler Suit from ASOS, $121.09

       

      Belted Denim Jumpsuit from Forever 21, $29.80

      Do you prefer the more fitted suit or the style Kourtney Kardashian is wearing here?

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