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Tender Loving Care with Aveeeno - The Golden Fig
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Tender Lovin’ Care with Aveeno®

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This sponsored post is brought to you in collaboration with Aveeno and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. Thanks to your awesome support with these brand partnerships I can keep on creating unique content for you! For info on how I collaborate with my favourite brands, click here.

Every year after summer my moisture beauty gang changes. Here in Puerto Rico there are no harsh seasonal changes. You don’t see trees changing colors or the weather dramatically falling. But, my skin can tell it’s fall because it starts to get dry. I’ve been a huge fan of Aveeno for ages. They’ve been there to solve all my sensitive skincare needs since I was a kid. It’s always comforting to know that no matter how many other products I try I can always go back to them and get exactly the results I need. Soft skin! This time around, I’m specially excited about their Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt and Body Wash. It’s made with yogurt and oatmeal, so it has a calming effect and with everyday use it can reverse tired skin. Y’all know I need me some of that! So I put it to the test and lets just say this is my new go-to duo!
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Permanent Reminders and Denim

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In times where everyone is living their best instagram life and cropping out the sadness for amazing “content”, can being Ok be enough? You know the drift, it’s 7pm and you’ve already scrolled through more than 100 instas of beautiful bloggers and their amazing outfits, talented photographers featuring even more beautiful people, couples who get paid to travel and are currently in some part of the world feeling awesome. Meanwhile, you’re at home with a huge pile of regular looking clothes in the laundry, your model friend has yet to call back for a shoot and the last time you went on vacation you got home with $7 to spare… and that’s all perfectly fine! It’s OK. I’ve been constantly reminding myself how everyone’s journey is different. How being in the right place at the right time is a good thing for the people who are in it and not being in it is also OK. That in the little free time I have, I can wake up at 4am to catch a sunset and make a whole day out of it, then managing to squeeze in some family time at night. Still OK! That staying at home and ordering food in is also OK. If I’m constantly challenging myself to create or finding the time to see the people that matter most, everything will fall into place. So, reminder to self: trust your gut, take chances, sleep a little and travel often. Everything will be OK.

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Field Trip: Greenhouse hangs with Kathia Lynne

 …and with every step, new blooms. To remind her that there’s a wild world of color out there.

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Sunday afternoon. 3PM.

Kathia Lynne is a jeweler and a singer. She also used to work for Free People, which is where I met her. With a fancy outfit or a cut up Tee, dressed up or down, she always has that effortless vibe about her. I’ve always wanted to capture her style in a series of images and even though we had talked about it many times before, it finally happened this past weekend! We drove over to a green house that I had visited about 5 or 6 years ago. After many failed attempts at finding this place, it wasn’t until 11am the same day of the shoot that I finally got the name and address. Lucky! So, with a couple outfits and a laid back Kathia Lynne, we took over the greenhouse and snapped a couple photos. Hope you like them!

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Ombak Swimwear bathing suitsFree People Military Jacket and similar Free People Jumper

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Tea with: Mariángel Catalina Gonzales

COFFEE WITH is a monthly sit down where i have the chance to get to know what inspires some of my favorite creatives from all around. This time we have Mariángel Catalina Gonzales, producer and content manager. I recall meeting Mariángel a while ago in some sort of show/exhibition and by then, she lived in New York. I don’t even remember who introduced us but, thankfully, it happened because I started falling in love with each of her projects one by one. From her project “Me Matas” where she takes photos of plants, flowers and people to later ensamble them into one image… to her photo series #encuentrosdelovers where she touches the theme of aloneness by photographing lovers that she finds wherever she may be, that happen to be mostly inanimate objects and their pairs. Currently, she’s back in Puerto Rico, creating and producing unique images and projects that truly resonate with other visually like minded people. A different and much needed point of view of the everyday. But, I’ll let her tell you all about what she does and how she keeps herself inspired below. Let’s sit down for coffee with Mariángel!

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For some, mornings are that dreaded time of day where, after hitting snooze 7 times, you torture yourself into waking up because you have to get on with your day. Lately, the snoozer in me has gone on vacation and I have been waking up before my alarm even beeps. It all started when I made the priority to make time for myself. Not an easy feat! But, just like an old computer, our bodies need a reset once in a while. In my case, once a week.

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A ritual is a behavior that one performs regularly and as with all things that are successful, it needs to be done with great intention. To make it easier on me I have nailed it down to three steps: 1) figuring out the reasons why my body needs a reset, 2) gathering different things or actions that are calming specifically for me, 3) making sure to repeat as necessary for a clear and calm mind. Once you’re sitting down, making a mental pin board of all the reasons you might need some relaxation, you might discover many things that have been haunting you for days. That email that you’ve been pushing back and haven’t answered for weeks, a feeling that you can’t quite shake off any time you see a certain person or you might even find yourself asking why you’ve beaten yourself up over something that now seems less important next to your wellbeing. Whatever it may be, it’s time to pause all those concerns for a couple of minutes. Here are a couple calming rituals for some time stopping YOU-time:

  • Prepare some tea. My favorite is “a cup of calm“.  The waiting, the steeping… it can lead to great conversations with yourself.
  • Light a candle, burn some sage… Anything that can occupy your sense of smell is a go!
  • Spin some records or listen to a guided meditation. Sometimes our busy lives can’t seem to let us be with our own thoughts. Guided meditations are great for people who aren’t into the whole silence vibes. If you’ve never tried one out, this one by Gabby Bernstein is very special.
  • Repeat as necessary!

Here’s to come calming moments with great intention! Get back at me on instagram or twitter if you have some rituals you’d like to share. Let’s spread some calm!

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I got back from Coachella a couple weeks ago and have been prepping for a post about it, when I realized I never posted the Miami guide! As I was uploading the photos to my drive, there it was, the MIA folder literally gone MIA; missing in action. I say, “it’s never too late to share places to eat, drink and hang”. So, here we are. Three days in Miami! Let’s break it down…


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I like to sleep. There, I said it. I have secretly calculated exactly how many minutes and hours it would take for me to sleep an actual 8 hours if I watched the “one more episode” of The 100. Yes, that’s me adding the 100 to a post because I’m obsessed. But back to sleep, I like it… A LOT. If there’s any way I can cut back on doing other morning things to sleep more, I’m all for it. So, a cream concealer that’s finger smudgable and will never look too light or too done up, a matte lipstick that looks like you wore for an hour and a tube filled with brow organizing powers from my crazy haired eye frames are right up my alley. It’s like makeup for people who actually USE makeup everyday. Minimal compact perfection. Glossier is my kinda stuff!

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