Monday, June 30, 2014

Makeup Monday-Get Sandra Echeverría Look

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Sandra Echeverría is in People en Español's "Los 50 Más Bellos" -Do you want to get THE LOOK?  

Ermahn Ospina shares a detailed "How-To" on achieving Sandra's
playful, romantic look in People en Español's "Los 50 Más Bellos."

Visibly Even® Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

For beautifully moisturized skin, start off with a clean canvas and apply a moisturizer like this one to brighten skin, even out tone and protect with an SPF of 30 for a more radiant complexion.

Healthy Skin Primer 

Get the primer on your fingertips. Start by applying the primer in four spots - forehead, the center of both cheeks and your chin.
Then in a circular motion, distribute throughout the face like you would with a moisturizer. Wait a couple of minutes before you apply the foundation.

Nourishing Long Wear Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20

For Sandra I used the Nude shade. It has the right amount of coverage to keep you looking soft and natural. An extra tip - apply foundation on your neck, and extended towards your jaw line, blending it with your chin and below your check bones.

Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF25

It's really the eye Perfector ! I used the Light shade on Sandra. Apply small dots under the inside corner of the eye and to extend the brightening effect of the concealer, apply around the nose (where the skin tends to be a bit more red or uneven in tone). As the day goes on, your foundation and concealer are activated by your warmth - this is helpful to know because you can help set the concealer by blending with the foundation and gently tapping on the skin with your fingertips.

Crease Proof Eye Shadow

I used the Constant Copper shade on Sandra. This color reminds me of a beautiful clear desert day! Start by applying the eye shadow from the top of your lash line to the center of your eye lid. Then with your fingertips, blend on your eye crease gently extending it to the outside corner for a soft and natural look.

Nourishing Eye Liner

I used the Spiced Chocolate shade on Sandra. I wanted to enhance Sandra's playful romantic look by framing her eyes with this great eyeliner. One of the best ways to achieve this look is by starting on the center of the top of your lash line and extending it outwards, making it slightly thicker as you slide the liner outwards and then come back to the center of the lash line. Follow your own natural line, towards the inner corner of the eye, staying as close as possible to the lash line. To connect the line to the bottom lash line, start from the outside bottom corner and stay as close to the lash line as possible.

Healthy Volume® Mascara

I used Carbon Black on Sandra. You may apply two coats of mascara, even for a natural look. One of the best ways for you to have control of the lashes and keep them separate and silky-looking is to start at the root of the outside corner. Bring the mascara wand brush as close to the root of the lash as possible and slowly work your way to the middle and then the inner corner.  

Healthy Skin Custom Glow™ Blush & Bronzer

I utilized this blush to enrich Sandra's playful, romantic look. Start by applying the bronzer on the apples of your cheeks and slightly bring it outwards and upwards directing it towards the temples. Then, with a different brush, apply the blush just on the apples of your cheeks. Lastly, to blend it all in for a more natural look, use a clean brush and with circle motions and gently trace the blush outwards.

MoistureSmooth Color Stick
MoistureShine® Gloss

I used the MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Fresh Papaya and the MoistureShine® Gloss in Healthy Blush on Sandra. To guarantee that your lips feel and look soft,  you should moisturize with a lip balm before lipstick application; it helps the lipstick feel soft and look fresh longer.

After a shoot, Sandra uses Neutrogena's Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to remove all traces of makeup!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

On-The-Go Towelettes Review

***Disclosure-Sample product was received.  All opinions stated are my own based on personal experience.

My skin has been taking a beating from me in the last past months.  When I am not running, I am on the bike.  My body is in contact with the sun and of course washing my face can take a toll on my skin.

Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo says, “skin nourishment is a must.”  It’s important to provide skin with the hydration it needs to ensure a perfectly clean, radiant complexion.

Dr. Peredo’s pick?  Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel’s NEW On-The-Go Refreshingly Clean Towelettes! Each individually wrapped Towelette offers even the most sensitive skin a healthy dose of aloe vera and 100% natural witch hazel to restore moisture balance and refresh skin on-the-go.

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel is the only gentle, non-irritating skincare line formulated with natural witch hazel to effectively remove excess oil and impurities, without stripping skin of essential moisture.  Suitable for all skin types, using Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel will reveal perfectly clean & naturally balanced skin. 

Dr. Peredo’s Summer Survival Guide:
·         Too much sun? Dickinson’s Original Witch hazel cools and refreshes your face on contact
·         Use witch hazel to take the itch and inflammation out of a bug bite
·         For maximum skin conditioning this season, let Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner set in the skin for at least 30 seconds before applying moisturizer

This have been great.  We used them all last week when we were at SeaWorld.  I wanted to stay refreshed.  Hanging out at a theme park all day, we were sweating, in the sun, and having fun.  These were great to take on the go and carry in my bag.  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Build Your Disney Side-Disney Decal

My decal came in the mail today....

The link is still working if you want to make your own.  Go to Build Your Disney Side.

Click “Get Started” and create a decal by choosing a family, names, and background!

Make it your own....then wait in the mail.  This is perfect because we are counting down for our Disney trip in August.  


Giveaway-British Sterling H.I.M. Prize Pack

***Disclosure-Sample product was received to review.  All opinions stated are my own based on personal experience.

Introducing brand new British Sterling mens cologne, a favorite from the 70s (over 50 million sold!) that is making a new comeback with two fantastic blends - H.I.M. Reserve and H.I.M. Private Stock.

The new EDT fragrances include: 
·  British Sterling H.I.M. ‘Reserve’ -- a provocative oriental blend of fresh citruses, bold spices and sensual woods 

·  British Sterling H.I.M. ‘Private Stock’ -- which showcases fresh citruses  combined with crisp woods, aromatic spices and rich undertones

The two are launching with support from newly appointed spokesperson Brooke Sterling, the fragrance's spokesperson, who is teaching men how to make #SterlingChoices in her first "instructional" video here. (hilarious, I think!)

My husband likes the new fragrances.  They last all day long is what he says, and he has long days.  Want to win a set of these for your special guy?

Enter now to win one Private Stock + one Reserve:

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Keep Strolling #SummerConBritax

Disclosure-As a Britax Latina Blogger/Advisory Board Member (and in partnership with Mami Innovative Media), this post is part of a sponsored outreach. All opinions expressed are my own.

It is officially Summer!!  Get out of the house.  Go into your garages, or closets and dig out the strollers, it is time for families to get out and get moving.  For some of us, our kids have been out of school this entire month, but it is Summer now and we all need to live healthy lifestyle by getting outdoors more.

If you don't have little kids than you do not need strollers but those of us that do, we no longer have any excuses.  Pack some snacks, waters, and put the kiddos in the stroller.  Walk to your neighborhood park, walk to the store, or take a trip.  Summer time for many is a great time to travel.  We have many trips planned this year.  This past weekend we visited the Hamilton Pool Preserve in Austin, then we headed to Seaworld and even made a stop at the Famous Market Square in San Antonio.

All of this with a toddler in toll but one of the things that made our trip easier was having a place for my kiddo to rest.  Kids get tired easily.  Spare your body and back by not having to carry them everywhere.  Our trips this Summer will involve a lot of walking and those little legs cannot handle a full day of theme park walking or sightseeing.

Nap time.  My toddler gets cranky when she gets tired.  But her nap time allows her to recharge.  I am glad when she gladly curls up in the stroller and takes the much needed break during our adventures.  Sometimes just talking her for a stroll with get her body relaxed enough to take her naps.

Sunny Days.  It is getting hotter and hotter as the days go by.  We need to protect our kids from the sun by applying sunscreen.  In a stroller, kiddos can get out of the sun and cool off.  Even when us adults can't find shade, at least our kids can be shaded wherever you go.

Carry All.  With kids you kinda have to carry it all and the kitchen sink.  Are you those kinda parents?  I wasn't with my 1st but with my 2nd I, kinda have to be.  Strollers are great to give your hands a break from carrying the diaper bags, purses, or any extra items carried by the kiddos.  Yes, their dolls, and toys that they promise they will carry and you end up carrying the rest of the time.   
Pick a stroller that works for you and your kiddos.  Make sure your child can grow with the stroller.  Britax B-Agile is my favorite stroller to us when taking walks, out at the mall, or on our travel adventures.  Introducing the B-Agile 4 (charcoal color)

B-Agile 4 stroller now with a new four-wheel design. It is lightweight with a compact frame with a one-hand, quick fold.  It features a five-point harness system with a no-rethread adjustable harness and head pad for a secure fit.  It has an extra large canopy with mesh ventilation window. It has spacious under-seat storage and a handy zippered pocket on the back of the seat. 
What are you doing this Summer?  Don't forget your strollers!  I know we won't.

Travel Tuesday-Hamilton Pool Preserve

Saturday was the 1st day of Summer.  Our Summer started on Friday when we took a road trip to Austin to visit the Hamilton Pool Preserve. 

I like the opporunity for road trips to be educational learning for the entire family.  Just because school is out does not mean we stop learning.  Even the little one can learn a thing or two, and we are never too old to stop learning. 

With Austin being so close to home, we have decided to visit another beautiful place I never knew excited.  As I was goggling beautiful places to visit a place here in Texas popped up.  I had to double check that this place was really real and it was.
Look how beautiful this place is.  It is so serene.  A natural beauty and it being so close to home, we had to add it to our Texas Road Trip Places To Visit List.  (picture and information below come from

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a historic swimming hole which was designated a preserve by the Travis County Commissioner's Court in 1990.  Located 3/4 mile upstream from its confluence with the Pedernales River, Hamilton Creek spills out over limestone outcroppings to create a 50 foot waterfall as it plunges into the head of a steep box canyon. The waterfall never completely dries up, but in dry times it does slow to a trickle.

You can call to check if there is swimming on the day of your visit.  Our visit day included a no swimming day due to the bacteria levels, which was ok with us because this place was just beautiful to be at, take in, and experience.

During our walk we saw butterflies, worms, and fish.  We heard a couple of strange noises out in the brush but we didn't get to see any other animals.

 The beauty of this place was all around us.  The water flowing of the waterfall.  The birds flying around from their nests hollowed in the Limestone.  Seeing how the rock and the trees surround this place was so beautiful to look at, even my daughter was so amazed.

-What I learned was not to put white on a toddler. 
-Bring water for everyone.  Short walk but you get lost looking at everything that time passes you by.
-Wear comfortable shoes and clothes for this experience.
-Even if you go on a NO SWIM day, enjoy the view.
-No matter what age, you will all enjoy the beauty of this Texas treasure.
-Take breaks if needed. 
-Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc... it is HOT right now.
-Plan ahead.  Due to the size of the preserve and trying to preserve it for everyone to enjoy-limited entrance.  Call ahead.
-This place is perfect for a picnic.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kiss Everlasting French Nails #SpringVoxBox

***Disclosure-I received this product included in my Influenster #SpringVoxBox to review and sample.  Any and all opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Do you get your nails done at the nail salon?  Have a wedding or reception to go to and need your nails done?  Well I normally get my nails done for special occasions.  But I always complain afterwards about all the damage the acrylic does to my nails.  My nails are normally pretty strong but after having these nails, they can get weak and brown.  I am always searching for a new way.  Thanks to Influenster for sending me this package of the Kiss Everlasting French Nails

The timeless look that’s always in style, KISS everlasting French is the ultimate French manicure that never chips, guaranteed. Rich, white smile line is flawless and looks like you just left the salon—select from different tip thicknesses and lengths—file to any shape with no tip wear. Available in Flat and Regular nail arches with Flex-Fit Technology to ensure ultra-comfort and a perfect fit! 
They are super easy to use and apply for yourself.  And the end result is salon quality....see above pick of my nails after I applied them.

3 easy steps-
  1. Apply glue to back of artificial nail. 
  2. Apply glue to natural nail.
  3. Align with cuticle, press on & hold for 5 seconds.
  4. If kit includes Easy-Apply Tabs: Remove Tab by bending down, then up. 
 For more information and how-to videos, visit
I liked the length they came in already.  They can buff them down to whatever size you want.  I actually applied these nails on my recent road trip of out town.  That is how easy they were to use.  

Interacción En El Aviario de Roa

***Disclosure-Yo soy miembra del grupo de Sea World 2014 Wildside Blogger.  My familia y yo recibimos passes para Seaworld, y invitacion para AdventureCon (incluyendo pases Quick Que y pases para comida).  Estas son mis opiniones de parte de mis experiencias. 

Por fin llego el dia que nuestra familia va a tener la experiencia interactiva en Seaworld Aquatica - Roa's Aviary.  El mes pasado venimos al parque pero el Aviario no estaba abierto todavia, puedes leer nuestra experiencia con animales.  El Aviario ya esta abierto para todos los que entran al parque Aquatica. 
 En el Aviario de Roa hay mas de 300 aves, cuando entras puedes encontrar las tarjetas de guia.  Tiene la foto y nombre de las aves que puedes encontrar.  Toda la familia puede tomar parte y lo que me encanta mas es que aunque la escuela a terminado aqui puden segir las lecciones. 
 El Aviaro es tan interactivo que asta puedes darle de comer a las aves.  Mi nena le encanto buscar las aves y darles de comer.  En el centro del Aviaro estan Entrenadores de Aquatica con vasitos de comida que ya esta lista y es parte de la dieta de las aves.
 Cuantas aves encontramos nosotros? 

 Mi parte mas favorita fue que los ninos no importa la edad pueden estar tan certa de estos animales tan maravillosos.  Esta si fue una experiencia interactiva.
No se te olvide que esta atracción y las nuevas piscinas se encuentran en la zona Loggerhead Playa de Aquatica, que es una nueva "línea de playa".  Para mas informacion, entra a Roa's Aviary.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Skincare Sunday-Essential Summer Skin Care Tips

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Check out Renowned Hispanic Dermatologist for AVEENO®, Dr. Francisco Flores essential summer skin care tips for Latinas:
·         Always Use a Moisturizer with Sunscreen – It is important to use daily sun protection. Not only will you be preventing the dreaded dark spots or hyperpigmentation, but also premature wrinkles, which are 90% sun induced.

·         Keep Your Neck and Chest Protected at All Times – We tend to miss these areas when applying sunscreen during the summer, and since the skin is thin on those areas, it is more susceptible to sun damage. Following are some great ways to quickly renew your skin after a day in the sun:

o   Clean and exfoliate your neck and chest to get rid of makeup, dirt and excess oil;
o   Buff your neck and chest with facial scrub once a week, and
o   Extend your daily application of sunscreen and face lotion down to these areas.

·         Revitalize Your Body – Chances are you are spending countless hours under the sun leaving you with very dry skin, even your feet from wearing flip flops! Pamper yourself by taking short, lukewarm showers while using a moisturizing cleanser that will help revive your skin. Rely on natural ingredients such as oat to help improve the health of your skin.

·         Treat Your Uneven Skin Tone – Sun damage can cause uneven skin tone and dark spots. Use a moisturizer with soy and sunblock to help even out skin tone. 

·         Drink Lots of Water – Keeping ourselves hydrated during the summer is of vital importance, therefore, drink lots of water and very frequently.  

For an ideal and thorough summer skin care routine, Dr. Flores recommends the following products:

AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Skin Brightening Daily Scrub - Contains soy extract and microbeads, and it is especially formulated to improve skin tone and texture for a more radiant skin.

AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Targeted Tone Corrector Combines ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and Vitamin A, two effective ingredients to even skin tone and fade dark spots.

Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal, AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Wash cleanses and moisturizes for visibly healthy skin and it is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

 Using a lotion such as AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Lotion that contains natural oatmeal will help you hydrate your skin leaving it soft and smooth. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014


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So I am too old to dye my hair like this but this is HOT....Maybe my Halloween costume....

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy's fate in the balance.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY opens in theaters everywhere on August 1st!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Flick Friday-Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match

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What are your kiddos watching?  My toddler loves Pound Puppies.

Not every puppy is perfect for every person, and the Pound Puppies are dedicated to making sure their furry friends end up in the right hands!

Lucky, Cookie, Niblet, Strudel and Squirt continue on their mission to find a person for every pup with the release of Pound Puppies: A Perfect Match on DVD.  Featuring five fun-filled adventures.

The Pound Puppies find they have their paws full with their newest adventures! In A Perfect Match, the Pound Puppies come to the rescue when a so-called “un-matchable puppy” finally finds his match – and loses him,  assist a shy puppy on a High Energy Scouts camping trip,  help a furless pup to bolster his confidence, and they have to investigate why a paper girl’s deliveries are always late!

Winner of the 2012 Humanitas Prize in Children’s Animation, the Pound Puppies series is currently airing on The Hub in the U.S. and YTV in Canada and stars the voices of Eric McCormack, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Rapaport, John DiMaggio, Alanna Ubach, René Auberjonois, and M. Emmet Walsh. 

Episodes Include:

  • The Yipper Caper
  • Working K-9 to 5
  • Hello Kitten
  • Beauty is Only Fur Deep

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June is National Fruit & Veggie month

***Disclosure-Sample product was received to review.  All opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

The daily recommended allowance of fruits and vegetables for most children is five or more servings a day .  If you have a picky eater, this can be quite challenging.  I am so glad I do not have a picky eater but when she gets sick she acts like she does not want anything.  I like that I have an option like Sprout Baby Foods.

Sprout Baby Foods, leading company in organic baby food, can offer suggestions on the best ways to incorporate Fruits and Veggies into your child’s diet.

Sprout’s mission is to create delicious and nutritious foods using the finest organic ingredients. 

-Multigrain pillows filled with nutritious and naturally sweet fruit and veggie goodness.  
-Made with whole grains
  • -Filled with real fruits and veggies
  • -No added sugars
  • -Never any additives or preservatives

-These snacks are super because their fruits outshine others in beneficial nutrients. These extra-special ingredients are combined with other favorites for extraordinary flavor.
  • -A natural source of Vitamin C
  • -A natural source of fiber
  • -BPA-free packaging
  • -Never any additives or preservatives
  • -Never any artificial colors or flavors

I like that my daughter likes this and is getting all the nutrients she needs.  Sprout has different stages of food from baby to kids.


***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Coming  August 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mom's Ice Chest Challenge #BahnCooler

***Disclosure-This is a USFG sponsored post.  As always, any and all opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Summer is here and it is HOT.  All I want to do is hit a water park.  Just this weekend my husband was asking me when are we going to go to Schlitterbahn.  Schlitterbahn is so close to home.  Like I have told you before their water park is huge and it has outdoor and indoor amenities.  The last time we visited we brought our ice chest full of food to fuel us for the day.  We didn't have to wait in line when it was time to eat.  And I had healthy snacks for everyone to enjoy.

One of my favorite things I like doing is freezing fruit.  This also works to keep anything else in the cooler cool all day because you know at the water park you lose track of time.  And when the kids get hungry, especially my little toddler, they just want to grab and go back to the water.  Putting fruit on popsicle sticks is so easy and you can do many combinations.  You not only can do fruit but you can make a fresh snack.  When I was little we use to make these all the time.

Charamuscas (Icee To Go)

Items Needed:
-plastic bags (sandwich size)
-drink, juice, etc

Make any kind of juice you want.  I like making fresh juice on my juicer.  Chop up some fruit.  Fill the plastic bag with drink and fruit.  If you do not want fruit, then skip adding fruit.  Tie the bag and stick in the freezer.  These do not take long to make and are so good.  We can pack them in your ice cooler as a drink and it also acts like ice for the cooler.

We love making these in the summer for the kids to just grab and go.  You can also do milk for the toddler.  My mom use to make use strawberry milk of chocolate milk ones growing up.  If anything by the time you are ready to eat you can use it as a drink if you didn't want it frozen.

I need to ask the kids which ones they want and make some prior to our trip to Schlitterbahn.  Packing our picnic of food and drinks is always a family affair, so everyone gets what they want.  So glad we can bring ice chest, that is one less thing I have to worry about, oh and parking fees too.

Do you have any recipes to share?  I would love to see what you all pack, maybe I can add it to my picnic.


***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

Coming soon....I love the penguins.  We cna't wait to see what all they get into.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dr Cotton Para Aveeno Baby

***Disclosure-No compensation was received.  Informational post only.

AVEENO® Baby, la marca recomendada por pediatras por más de 60 años, se enorgullece en presentar al Dr. Alberto Cotton, certificado por la Junta de Pediatría como su pediatra Hispano de confianza. 

Las Mamás Latinas Ya Tienen un Pediatra de Confianza

El Dr. Cotton es un reconocido pediatra radicado en Miami con 17 años de experiencia. Comenzó su carrera en Buenos Aires, Argentina donde se graduó de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y donde luego abrió su consultorio privado. Actualmente, el Dr. Cotton divide su tiempo trabajando en centro de urgencias del Miami Children's Hospital y su consulta privada.

"Es un placer tener la oportunidad de trabajar con una marca tan respetada como AVEENO® Baby. Como pediatra, es importante poder recomendar y confiar en productos que ayuden a nutrir y proteger la piel delicada del bebé, y eso es exactamente lo que hace AVEENO® Baby", dijo el Dr. Cotton. 

El Dr. Cotton será la nueva voz de AVEENO® Baby para la comunidad Hispana, compartiendo su experiencia profesional a través de entrevistas e iniciativas exclusivas. La meta de AVEENO® Baby y el Dr. Cotton es proveerle la información correcta a las madres latinas para poderles dar el mejor cuidado a sus bebés.  Asimismo, queremos ofrecerles entrevistas personales con nuestro Pediatra certificado de AVEENO®, fuente confiable de experiencia en el cuidado de los niños. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tortatos Review

***Disclosure-Sample product was received for review.  All opinions stated are my own.

Clean eating has become a part of our lifestyle.  Not only because my mom and I have food allergies, but also because I newly discovered my daughter has them too.  

So finding alternatives to food we like is always a challenge, we are use to taste.  One thing I could not give up is chips.  I like the crunch.

TortatosTM are the world¹s first-ever half tortilla chip, half potato chip ­ which uniquely combine red potatoes and stone-ground white corn to create a chip with the crunch of a tortilla chip and the finish of a potato chip.

The white corn¹s inherent sweetness and the excellent flavor of red potatoes provide the best tasting and lightest chip, with 25% less fat than traditional potato chips. As with all RW Garcia chips, Tortatos are all natural, Non-GMO Project verified and gluten free certified, and they contain no additives or preservatives. The new RW Garcia Tortatos come in four flavors familiar to those who love traditional potato chips ­ Original, Barbecue, Salt & Pepper and Salt & Vinegar.
RW Garcia¹s Tortatos are now available in Central Markets throughout Texas. 

These are so good.  I am glad that we can all enjoy them.  And are a great way to not get sick in our house because we are not allergic to these.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Skincare Sunday-LUBRIDERM Top 3 Summer Skincare Tips

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LUBRIDERM® Hispanic Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas shares her tips on how to nourish and protect your skin this summer for a flawless, supple appearance.

As temperatures rise and the sun rays shine this summer, it is important for Latinas to understand the importance of skincare and sun protection.  Although Latinas have a higher concentration of melanin (what gives skin its pigment), they are still prone to skin aging and cancer if they do not use protection.  

Keep your skin moisturized.
The lotion you select should be determined based on your skin type: normal, dry, sensitive, etc. Based on these characteristics, lotions will have more or less ingredients to address your specific skincare needs. That is why LUBRIDERM® is a trusted brand, developed by dermatologists, that offers several options for different types of skin. There are options for normal and dry skin, as well as those for sensitive skin, which are free of certain ingredients and fragrances that could potentially irritate the skin.

It is important to use a moisturizing lotion all over the body
 at least once a day. LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion is great for everyday use because it is formulated with vitamin B5 and other skin essential moisturizers to improve the moisture barrier for visibly healthier skin that feels soft and smooth.
If you suffer from dry skin, it is recommended to use a lotion twice a day including once after you shower or bathe. For patients with dryer skin, LUBRIDERM® Advanced Therapy Lotion is a non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula that works to relieve and restore extra dry skin for a healthy-looking appearance.

Apply 'broad spectrum' sunscreen daily.
Even on cloudy days, UV rays have the ability to reach our skin causing hyperpigmentation and potentially, skin cancer.

The FDA regulations require companies to tell the consumer what type of UV protection a sunscreen offers and what type of rays the sunscreen is capable of protecting against. To be labeled broad spectrum means that the product protects against UVA and UVB rays. The
 LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Lotion with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15, for example, has a fast absorbing formula that delivers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and long-lasting moisture.

Wear sunscreen when near the water and sand and take protective measures.
It is especially important to wear sunscreen when we are near the water and sand because these surfaces reflect the damaging rays of the sun, increasing your chance of sunburn. Besides using sunscreens and lotions, it is recommended to wear protective clothing such as long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.

Whether at the beach, pool or park this summer, take care of yourself by incorporating these preventative steps in your daily routines for healthy-looking skin that you can feel comfortable in.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


***Disclosure-Sample product was received to review.  All opinions stated are my own.

It is time to get out your grills and have some grilling fun!  I love cook outs on our grill and so does my husband.  Trying new recipes is always a must, but also trying some of our favorites.

Like K C son loves everything barbeque sauce.So of course it is a staple in our home.  We put barbeque sauce on sausage, ribs, chicken, on everything.

KC Masterpiece® Barbecue Sauces are rich and thick, adding smoky and sweet flavor to every bite. They're great for broiling, baking and grilling, and as an ingredient in recipes.
As the temperatures rise and grilling season becomes well underway, focus on flavor to take your backyard barbecue to a whole new level with KC Masterpiece’s limited-edition anniversary blend. This new sauce is KC Masterpiece’s way of celebrating 35 years of delivering authentic barbecue taste and creating culinary masterpieces.

The makers of KC Masterpiece took everything they learned about making great barbecue sauce over the last three decades to create a special 35th Anniversary Blend. This blend is made with real cane sugar and rich dark molasses, striving to deliver an authentic taste that makes any dish an American classic. This sauce will only be available to its original fans in America’s heartland cities, including Houston.

Sauce expert and founder of the renowned American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest, Ardie Davis, has been a long-standing fan of the KC Masterpiece story for more than 30 years. Davis attended the first American Royal in 1978, where KC Masterpiece won “Best Sauce” for its Blue Ribbon recipe.

My son swallowed this barbeque sauce.  He loved it.  I bearly got to sample to taste it and we all thought it was really good.  Worth licking your finger for the extra sauce dripping off the ribs.