Long-Wear Lipstick for Moms…& Everyone, Beauty Bakerie Opens New Store


Now that I am a mom, I still wear lipstick, but if I am going to be working from home all day, I will likely only wear chap stick. If I go out or we have company coming over, I will wear lipstick, but don’t bother to re-apply it often because I don’t Continue reading

Attend Free Celebration of Fashion Spring Runway Show at Fashion Valley during SDLFF


As part of the San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF), Fashion Valley holds a runway fashion show. I was honored to emcee it last year and am happy to return to host it again this year, along with television host, Abelardo Rodriguez!

Showcasing this season’s hottest trends, Fashion Valley will be hosting a runway show in Center Court (next to Macy’s) at 7:00 pm on Continue reading

Grand Opening Pictures Cut Color And More Salon


We all have busy schedules and making time to take care of ourselves is important! We are mothers, fathers, we have families, homes to run, pets, careers….lots to do! But, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will? Taking care of ourselves includes, making Continue reading

New Fall Nail Color: Dark Forest Green


I tend to have a certain, personal fashion style which I stick to. Every season I will add trendy pieces, but stick to styles and colors which I know flatter my body type and skin color. It also has to do with comfort for me, not only being physically comfortable in the items I wear, but feeling Continue reading

Quick Remedy For Sore Feet


Heels are a staple in my closet. I love wearing them, and my feet have gotten pretty good about standing and walking in them for hours. For certain speaking engagements and when I host events, I will stand on my feet for up to six or eight hours. It can take a toll on my feet. I have a handful of Continue reading

Best Way to Take 5 Minutes or Less in the Shower


Have you ever wondered how long you spend in the shower everyday? The majority of 18-to-34-year-old Americans spend more than 10 minutes showering. The time goes down for people aged 55 and above (source: Huffington Post). There are days when I only have five minutes to take a shower, less Continue reading

Join Us at Fall Fest at Westfield Plaza Bonita: Free Family Fun & Fall Fashion Shows


For more than eight years, I have been volunteering as emcee at events at Westfield Plaza Bonita and Westfield Mission Valley. The events are always fun and free to the public! There is also a charity cause linked to the events. This Saturday, October 24, I am looking forward to co-emceeing the Fall Fest at Westfield Plaza Bonita, along with radio personality Continue reading

Simple 1-Step Treatment to Maintain Hair Moisturized & Healthy Looking



During the holidays, we often used the hair dryer, curler, straightener, and other appliances to style our hair. My hair is fine and the ends break easily, but I like to have long hair, so I use deep conditioners to keep my hair moisturized and looking healthy. I know there are multiple treatments out there, from the homemade ones, to the ones applied at a beauty salon. Today, I am going to share a deep conditioning treatment that is simple and practical. If you are like me, you are busy and don’t always have time to go sit in a beauty salon for a few hours. The hair treatments applied at beauty salons are highly recommendable and about every two months I get those treatments, but it usually combined with my hair cut appointment, so it doesn’t require a special visit to the salon.

Over the years, I have used multiple deep moisturizing treatments, from very expensive products to some prepared at home. A few months ago, I read about a treatment recommended in a magazine. This treatment has given me such good results, that I have purchased it to give as gifts to my mom & nieces. I like that the application is simple, so it fits into my busy lifestyle, and it is inexpensive, so it fits into my budget. The deep moisturizing treatment I’ve been using is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist, it only costs $3, and comes in a purple 8 ounce bottle, which lasts multiple weeks. It is also easy to find since it is sold at most stores that carry beauty products, such as Target, Walmart, or CVS, so I don’t have to drive across town to a particular beauty supply specialty store like I used to do with other more expensive treatments. There are other moisturizing treatments available and they will likely give similar results, but I have yet to find another treatment at this price that gives such good results. The important thing is to use a treatment on a regular basis. Normally, I wash my hair four times per week. The first thing I do when I get into the shower is wash my hair with shampoo and rinse it, I squeeze the excess water from my hair & pat the ends dry with a towel (I place to towel on the top of the shower door beforehand, so it is close by when I need it). I apply the treatment on the ends of my hair (from the ears down) and put it up with a clip, avoiding it get wet. It is optional to wear a shower cap. I continue showering and am careful not to place my hair under the showerhead, leaving the treatment in my hair for at least 3 – 5 minutes. The last thing I do before I get out of the shower is rinse my hair with warm or cool water. I dry and style my hair as usual, using the same leave in conditioner and light argan oil that I have used for years.

My stylist and I have noticed that over time with this simple moisturizing step, my hair is healthier. And, I don’t need to spend a bundle or lots of time on a hair treatment.

In an ideal world, we would all have tons of time and money to go to a beauty salon to get deep conditioning treatments, but in my real world, I am glad to have found a product that fits into my busy schedule and also fits into my budget.

Do you use a deep conditioning treatment at home? Which one? Do you get treatments applied to your hair at a beauty salon? I’d love to hear your recommendations on hair products.



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En ESPAÑOL después de fotografías. 



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Tratamiento Sencillo De Un Paso Para Mantener Tu Cabello Humectado y Luciendo Saludable

Durante las posadas estuvimos utilizando en nuestro cabello la secadora, pinsa, laceadora, y otros aparatos. Esto resulto en resecar las puntas de nuestro cabello. Mi cabello es fino y se quiebra facilmente, pero me gusta traerlo largo, asi que utilizo tratamientos de humectación profunda para mantenerlo luciendo saludable. Se que hay varios tratamientos, desde los caseros hasta los que se aplican en estética. Hoy les voy a compartir un tratamiento sencillo y práctico. Si son como yo, están ocupadas y aveces no pueden ir a sentarse horas en la estética. Los tratamientos en estéticas son recomendables y aproximadamente cada dos meses me hago esos tratamientos, casi siempre son durante la misma cita de corte de cabello.

Al paso de los años, he ultilizado varios tratamientos, desde productos caros, hasta los hechos en casa. Hace tiempo, leí de uno recomendado en una revista. Me ha dado tan buen resultado, que se lo he regalado a mi sobrina y mamá. Me gusta que la aplicación es práctica, así que se acomoda a mi estilo de vida, y es barato, así que se acomoda a mi presupuesto. El humectante profundo es Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist, cuesta $3, y el tubo dura varias semanas. Hay otros humectantes disponibles y dan resultados similares, lo importante es usarlos con regularidad. Normalmente, me lavo el cabello cuatro veces por semana. Lo primero que hago al entrar a la regadera es lavarme el cabello, me exprimo el exceso de agua del cabello, y uso una toalla para secar las puntas. Aplico el humectante en las puntas y recogo el cabello con un broche, evitando que se moje. Continuo bañándome, dejando el humectante 3 – 5 minutos. Lo último que hago antes de salirme de la regadera es enjuagarme el cabello con agua tibia. Mi estilista y yo hemos notado que con este paso sencillo, la salud de mi cabello ha mejorado. Y, no tengo que gastarme un dineral en tratamientos, ni dedicarle mucho tiempo.

¿Tu utilizas algún tratamiento humectante profundo para el cabello? Me saber de tus recomendaciones.

Un abrazo,


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Top Five Nail Polish Colors of the Season

This holiday season is full of color  – colorful decorations at our homes, offices, the malls, even the streets! Everywhere you look you see lights and color! It makes me smile! That color is also seen in our wardrobes, make-up, and nails.

Recently, I was invited to see the comedic movie Top Five starring Chris Rock. The title of the movie got me thinking of the Top Five Nail Colors of the season. From bright reds, to blues, and pastels, color is on our nails as well. These are the Top Five Nail Colors I have been wearing this season – and from what I have seen in fashion magazines and on women’s nails everywhere, these are the Top Five Nail Colors for the winter:

Red: The Holidays just inspire us to wear red, even on our nails! Polish shown is Gelish, Red Roses.



Purple: Polish shown is Shellac, Grape Gum.


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Blue: Polish shown is Wet n Wild fastdry, Saved By The Bell 230C.


DSCN7408Pastel Colors: This winter season pastel colors are in trend, from jackets, to sweaters, scarves, and nail polish. Polish shown is Gelish, Glamour Queen.
Dark Burgundy: Dark colors in polish such as burgundy, brown, gray, almost black are in trend during the winter. Polish shows is Gelish, Bella’s Vampire.





Are you wearing any of these nail colors this season? Or, what nail polish color are you wearing?

In case you are curious about the movie Top Five, here’s the trailer. I am a Chris Rock fan & am looking forward to seeing it! It looks funny!