Style Without Stiffness with TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray

When it comes to hair care, using the right products is essential. Not only to maintain your locks stronger and healthier but to help keep your style lasting longer!

It seems like every day I'm learning about a new hair care product I didn't know I needed. For me, finding the right hairspray has been a game changer. I wanted the perfect hold for my hairstyle yet still be able to move and have a bounce to it.

Now I can have both thanks to NEW TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray, the newest innovation in styling from TRESemmé!

I'm picky when choosing the right harispary because I've tried quite a few brands and there is nothing worse than a hairspray leaving your hair sticky and stiff!

Some traditional hairsprays are formulated with clunky particles that sit on top of the hair which creates build-up. The whole purpose of hairspray is to help maintain your look without weighing you down.

Luckily, TRESemmé got it right with their new line!

TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray

The way these hairsprays work is by coating the hair fibers in a layer of various polymers that form bonds between the fibers to hold the hair in place. Micro-Mist blends two types of polymers in hair sprays: “tough” and “durable”. Too much of the “tough” polymers and hair feels stiff. Too much of the “durable” polymers and hair has flexibility but no hold. 

The breakthrough NEW TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray has the perfect formula that gives you style without stiffness for a natural, lasting hold that will move with you.

My kind of hairspray! 

Besides being a great product, the new hairsprays are packaged in a smaller can which contributes to an overall reduction in CO2 and are ergonomically optimized and easier to hold, yet still, contain the same number of sprays in the 11 oz. can.

The new technology result in a more targeted, efficient spray that comes out softer for a truly lightweight, flexible hold and fast-drying coverage including adjusted valves, inserts, and actuators that are specially designed to cut the spray in half and narrow the cone angle of the traditional hairspray.

The hairstyle that looks good on me and the easiest to create, are loose effortless waves. Beleive it or not, I can only use my straightener to get the waves to come out nicely. I've tried curling irons and wands before but I just can't seem to get the curl to stay. 

A rounded straightener, detangler brush, and TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hairspray is all I use to achieve my loose wave look.

On Monday, February 19th at 4:45pm I'll be doing a Facebook Live on exactly how I do my hair. Make sure to tune in!

Whether you are looking for a date night look or everyday style, the NEW TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist Hair Spray keeps your style intact without the stiffness.

The hairspray I've been using has been the Texture Hold, but there is also the Extend, Smooth and Boost

Head to the hair aisle at your local Walmart and pick up a can. Let me know what you think of this new hairspray formula!

Posted on February 16, 2018 and filed under Beauty.

The Lion King at The Dr. Phillips Center

I've been lucky enough to have seen many Broadway shows in my lifetime. Most of them have been at the stunning Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida.

I always get excited when the Broadway lineup is released for the year. This season, the show I had my heart set on was The Lion King. It's my top 5 Disney movies and a show I've been wanting to see it on Broadway for years. 

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More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring artistry, the unforgettable music and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular—one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

The Lion King at the Dr. Phillips Center

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.

The Lion King at The Doctor Phillips Center

From the opening number until the end of the show, you're in for a visual treat! The amount of talent represented on one stage is truly magical and something special to watch live.

Whether you're young or old, this Classic will leave you with so many emotions. Sometimes when a movie is turned into a Broadway show it doesn't live it up the original.

The Lion King not only exceeded my expectations but left me in awe of such artistry.

“A wondrous spectacle of imaginative puppetry, African rhythms, athletic dance and brilliant design. It grabs hold of your imagination from its very first moments.” 

— Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

The Lion King at the Dr. Phillips Center

There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.

Take your family, friends, and loved ones to watch this beautiful production! The show will be at The Dr. Phillips Center from February 14–March 11, 2018, so make sure you don't miss this Disney classic!

Purchase tickets here.

Posted on February 14, 2018 and filed under Shows.

Is Microblading Worth It? My Review and Results

The recent trend right now is all about the perfect brows. Thick, beautiful well-shaped brows. I never realized how important they were until I started getting into makeup. Brows frame your face and can make or break any beauty look.

Growing up, I had nice thick eyebrows. But then high school came around and like every teenage girl, I over-plucked mine. Back then, thin eyebrows were in. Unfortunately, I can't grow them out because when I got laser hair removal, I made the mistake of lasering the hair of my already thin brows.

Luckily, there is a solution! Microblading.



Microblading is a form of semi-permanent makeup technique that creates hairlike strokes to fill in sparse or thinning brows using fine deposits of cosmetic tattoo pigments. The strokes are drawn to perfectly blend with your own eyebrows.

Before you make the investment, make sure you do your research and go to a reputable establishment. When it comes to beauty, never go cheap!

I got my eyebrows done at Magda's Skincare Clinic and can't say enough good things about my experience! From start to finish, I felt comfortable and appreciate the attention to detail.

Magda's Skincare Clinic

My aesthetician, Marina holds a certificate in eyebrow Microblading and specializes in PhiBrows technique. Two important distinctions to look for when choosing the person to perform microblading on your eyebrows.

My first appointment took about 2 hours. In the first 15 minutes, we discussed the desired look I wanted to achieve- which were natural looking brows and an arch to them. My eyebrows were too thin and straight.

After the mini consultation, she numbed my eyebrows and stenciled in what my future eyebrow would look like. 


When it comes to eyebrows and her craft, Marina is a perfectionist! Which I greatly appreciated because the process can be scary. After we reached the desired shape and took "before" pictures, it was time to get the microblading!

Since I don't have any tattoos and have ever done anything like this before, I was a bit nervous. But after the first stroke, I felt at ease and confident of the process and Marina.


Tiny incisions are made then the eyebrow is covered with more pigment.


The whole process took about an hour.

For my eyebrows, we did both microblading and shading to give it a more natural look. 


Before and After Microblading

Marina cautioned me that my eyebrows would become darker within the next few days and to not be alarmed because they would gradually fade into a lighter shade.

After the 4-week healing process, this is what my eyebrows look like.

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It's important to follow instructions regarding the aftercare of your brows. This will help in achieving the best results and prevent scabbing. 

Here are a few questions you might have regarding Microblading:



Some skin types can retain ink better than others. Very oily skin types will probably have the most difficult time achieving lasting results because the oils will fade the ink. On average, microblading can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.


On average, most people need two sessions. One first session then a touch-up session four weeks later. The reason for the touch-up is because depending on your skin type, the skin may push out a bit of ink and in some places, the hair strokes won’t be as saturated. Also, so you can see if there are any minor changes needed after the first session that need to be filled in.


Everyone's pain tolerance is different. For me, it didn't hurt but I definitely felt a bit of discomfort towards the end when the numbing cream started to wear off. Nothing I couldn't handle though. 


Prices vary depending on the salon, location and aesthetician's experience. Check out Magda's Skincare Clinic's website to view their latest specials.


I recommend doing your research before getting microblading to see if it's right for you. Magda has a great section on their website that answers any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

So is Microblading worth it? For me, it was 100% worth it! I feel like my face looks more put together now-even when I'm not wearing any makeup. I've gotten so many compliments about my eyebrows and how natural they look. So happy with the results!

If you’re interested in other skincare services, Magda’s Skincare Clinic offers additional services including customized facial treatments, chemical peels, LED light therapy, microdermabrasion, Non-Surgical Facelift,  permanent makeup and microneedling treatments.

Have you considered getting microblading done?


This was a collaboration with Magda’s Skin Care Clinic for their microblading services. All opinions are my own.

Posted on February 9, 2018 and filed under Beauty.

Making Health a Priority with Nokia Body+ Scale

At the beginning of the year, I made it a mission to make health a priority in my life. I've always struggled to maintain a consistent weight. My weight seems to always fluctuate between 5-15lbs. The constant yo-yo is not good for my body or self-esteem.

With the help of Nokia Health, yes, Nokia, the brand that brought me my first phone, I'm confident I'll achieve my weight loss goal this year!

If you're trying to get healthy as well, here are a few weight loss tips to help you through your weight loss journey:



When it comes to losing weight, it really is a marathon, not a sprint. Most of us would love to lose 20lbs in 2 weeks, but that is neither realistic or healthy. The road to success is challenging, sometimes painful yet so rewarding at the end. Making slow positive changes is better than doing a complete 180 and giving up after a week. Know that weight loss will take time, but if you stick to it, the weight will stay off longer and your mind and body will thank you for it. Instead of setting a big number goal, set small attainable weekly goals. I'd rather focus on losing 1-2lbs a week then stress about 30 lbs in a few months. Makes the journey less overwhelming. 



As someone who has been on countless diets and has failed most of them, the best advice I can give is to figure out what works for you. We're all different, there is no one size fits all for weight loss. For me, keeping track of my food intake with points, not eating after 7pm, increasing my water intake, exercising 3x/week and limiting my social outings is the best way I lose weight. The social aspect makes the most impact on my diet. I know that my self control is not the greatest- especially in the beginning stages of my weight loss journey, so I limit my social interactions. It might seem extreme, but going out usually means drinking alcoholic beverages and eating unhealthy high calorie food. I'd rather not put myself in those tempting situations until the second month, where my will power is stronger. Then I slowly start attending events or get-togethers, always being mindful of what I consume though. Research a program or healthy diet that works well for your personality and lifestyle- this will help you successfully lose weight.



With anything in life, consistency is key! I know it's easier said than done because I myself struggle with this concept. But it really comes down to consistently making better choices. Only eating salads and living at the gym is also not the answer. You need to learn to balance and practice moderation. I love the 80/20 rule, where you eat healthy 80% of the time and the other 20% you're not as strict. This rule helps you stay more consistent in achieving your weight loss goal because it makes eating healthy more attainable.



Stepping on the scale can be a scary and daunting task but in my opinion, it should't be. You can't plan or set a goal if you don't know where you are exactly. The number on the scale represents your starting point. From there you can then determine your weekly goals and plan accordingly. 

Having the proper tools to track your weight is extremely important. No scale is 100% accurate in calculating your true body weight because various factors can affect it, but having the right scale, such as the Nokia Body+ scale can and will help track your progress. 

While people focus on weight, full body composition helps you know what goes into that number, so you can pinpoint your efforts.

An Ideal Weight Loss Companion:

High-accuracy weight and full body composition is just the beginning. This Nokia Body+ Scale coaches, rewards, and records all your data automatically. And with tools at hand such as trend screens and nutrition tracking, you can set goals — and achieve them!

A great and benefital feature of this scale is their app, Health Mate. 

Every weigh-in appears in the Health Mate app automatically, via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth sync. With your history available 24/7, you can see what works, reinforce positive behaviors and stay focused on your goals.

Not only is this Nokia scale stylish, but it's user friendly and effortlessly tracks your weight loss journey and progress all in one place.

Learn more about the Nokia Body+ Scale, a well as purchase it here.

What are your tips or healthy routines for maintaining your ideal weight?

Posted on February 6, 2018 and filed under Wellness.

Achieving My Best Self For The New Year

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Thank you Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.

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The New Year always brings forth new goals and resolutions we want to accomplish. On a personal level, I simply want to be the best version of myself- in every aspect of my life. I want to be happier, healthier and more productive than last year. I want to end this year knowing I was 100% committed and gave it my all- which is what we should strive for: Progress not perfection. 

Here are 7 things I'm committed to doing in achieving my best self for the New Year:



As someone who has battled with depression and anxiety, I constantly have to give myself grace. It's easy to fall into the trap of comparison, especially nowadays with social media. As a blogger, the pressure to create and post picture-perfect content is extremely high, and the competition has become bigger than ever. But I've learned that everyone is fighting their own battle. No one truly knows what goes behind closed doors- even if their Instagram photo shows otherwise. This year I'm limiting my time spent on social media and living my life more offline. 



This has been one of my goals for the past three years! Although I'm an introvert, I don't consider myself a shy person and can be social without a problem. My problem comes with being the center of attention- as in being put on the spot or giving speeches. As a person who stutters, this can be even more difficult . Even though I no longer feel ashamed of my disfluency, I still struggle with public speaking. I've been asked numerous times to speak at panels and even do segments on live TV, but sadly I’ve turned most of them down. I believe Toastmasters will help with my confidence and communication skills. The goal is to speak fearlessly, not fluently!

 (Photo taken by  David Alpuche  at the  NSA 2017 Conference  - a friend who stutters and inspired me to join Toastmasters)

(Photo taken by David Alpuche at the NSA 2017 Conference - a friend who stutters and inspired me to join Toastmasters)


I used be obsessed with reading, particularly self-help books. I have a closet filled with books I've purchased over the years but haven't made the time to read yet. This year, I want to make a conscious effort to read at least 30 minutes every night before going to bed. Not only will I be absorbing a wealth of knowledge but hopefully reading more will help me become a better writer. Plus, studies have shown that shutting off all electronics an hour before going to bed helps you sleep better and wake up more refreshed the next morning. Sounds like a win-win to me!



I'm pretty sure drinking more water is on everyone's list. It took many years to finally learn to enjoy drinking water. My only problem is my consistency. There are days where I drink the recommended number of ounces and other days where I barely drink one full glass. The solution will be to take my water bottle with me at all times. In the past, this has helped me in reaching my water intake goal. I'll also be swamping out sodas and high calorie drinks in favor of water.

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I was never someone who loved school. I admittedly struggled with it, yet I loved learning, if that makes sense. It would take me hours just to complete an assignment. My mind would wander somewhere else or I would procrastinate until the last minute to turn something in. But when it came to researching things I cared for or was passionate about, I could spend hours learning. This year, I want to focus on spending an hour a day on listening to podcasts and reading articles that will help me grow both professionally and personally. 



This topic is one that interests me the most. Being mindful of my thoughts and actions towards myself and others is something I want to work on more. I want to be more present and practice patience. Foster the friendships and relationships I currently have and build new ones. Go back to yoga and meditation. These two exercises always make me feel at peace and bring a sense of self awareness that in return, I feel, makes me a better person. I want to be more mindful with my eating habits as well. I'm guilty of sometimes eating just to eat. I want to nourish my body with good food not junk. I want to increase my grateful walks as well- which is essentially going for quick walk around my neighborhood and reflecting on all my blessings and future goals.

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I've struggled with keeping my digestive system regulated for as long as I could I remember, which is why taking care of my gut is extremely important to my health. In the mornings before I eat anything, I drink a warm cup of lemon water, followed by stretching and breakfast. One of the new things I recently incorporated into my diet is probiotics. 

I used to take pills, then switched over to gummies and now I'm drinking it! I recently discovered Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics. My favorite orange juice brand now combines nutritious ingredients with probiotics and brings them to the mainstream juice aisle for the first time!
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Every eight-oz. serving of Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics delivers one billion live and active cultures to your gut. Plus, each serving provides your whole day’s vitamin C and has no added sugar or artificial flavors.

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I picked up the Pineapple Mango flavor, but they also have it in Strawberry Banana and Peach Passion.

Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics is an accessible, nutritious and convenient way for you to get more probiotics into your daily routine with a delicious taste!

Tropicana Essentials® Probiotics is available in 32oz bottles next to the other refrigerated juices at Walmart. Go try and it and make your gut health a priority!


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Posted on January 29, 2018 and filed under Wellness.

"Neu" Makeup Essentials with Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Cosmetics

The New Year is here and what better way to start the New Year right than with a new everyday makeup routine? 

The first brand I ever purchased when I started wearing makeup was Neutrogena®. Growing up, I had acne prone skin and Neutrogena was the only brand that didn't cause me to break out. Fast forward 15 years later and I'm still using Neutrogena! I love it because with their makeup products, I get quality ingredients and formulas at a great price.

My skin is normally a combination of oily and dry, but during the Winter time, my skin needs a little more hydration and love. Lately, I've been using Neutrogena's new Hydro Boost Cosmetics - which is their new line of makeup with hydrating hyaluronic acid that boasts lip-quenching conditioning and a hydrating foundation that's better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all!

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cosmetics

Last year I started being more consistent with my skincare routine and taking better care of my skin. I've already seen a huge improvement! I try to not wear too much makeup during the week. Something minimal that won't clog my pores.

With the four new products in Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Cosmetics, I've found my "Neu" makeup routine!

I use the Hydrating Tint in the color Natural Beige 60 for a lightweight coverage. It hydrates my skin for 24 hours and has me looking fresh all day long!

I also use the natural looking Hydrating Concealer that has a hydrating core to mask any imperfections. Bye-bye under eyes dark circles!

Before applying any type of lipstick, I always make sure to add a lip balm to prevent my lips from chapping. Neutrogena's Hydrating Lip Treatment helps soothe and instantly conditions my lips. I've also incorporated it to my nighttime routine. 

After my lips are nice and hydrated, I use the Hydrating Lip Shine in the color Almond Nude 27. It's the perfect shade for a natural look.

There are currently 9 shades available for the Lip Shines. Check them all out along with the full collection of Neutrogena Hydro Boost, that also includes cleansers and moisturizers, at your local Walmart!

Neutrogena at Walmart

Have you tried the new Hydro Boost Cosmetics or Skin Clearing line yet? 

Posted on January 11, 2018 and filed under Beauty.

5 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself This Winter


Living in Florida, we hardly ever experience freezing Winter temperatures. It's mostly sunshine and beautiful weather throughout the year. But the few days it does get cold, I tend to always get sick. The drastic change in weather always affects my immune system and energy levels. And that's never fun! I try to take care of myself so I can be 100% for work, family and friends.

Here are 5 ways to care of yourself (and family) this winter:



Don't wait until you get sick. Be proactive and load of up on supplements and vitamins and make sure you eat  foods that are high in antioxidants. Just like a healthy diet, exercise can contribute to general good health and therefore to a healthy immune system. 



Whenever I'm feeling under the weather, I love making myself a nice cup of hot tea with honey. Not only is it super easy and fast to make but it also has a soothing taste. Pour hot water in a mug, then add an herbal teabag and 2 tsp. of honey. To help loosen congestion and tightness in your chest, sip the tea while inhaling the steam from the cup. Although hot tea with honey is not an alternative to prescription medication, it may temporarily reduce cold and flu symptoms.


Getting the proper amount of sleep is important any time of the year, not only during Winter. Good sleeping habits will help fight off a cold and even increase your resistance to catching one in the first place. As simple as it may sound, rest is an important and effective way to stay healthy.


Your body needs extra hydration when you’re trying to get well. Try to stay away from sodas, sports drinks and alcohol. Instead, fuel your body with fluids that are good for you, such as water, warm tea and soup. Light soups and broths give you the calories needed when you may not have much of an appetite.


Having plenty of Kleenex at home is always a must- whether I'm sick or not. Kleenex is my favorite brand when it comes to tissues. I've tried other brands before and the texture and softness are never the same.  


I love the Ultra Soft Kleenex boxes. They always have the cutest designs and they're the perfect size to keep in my car and bathroom.

Besides looking and feeling nice, the active ingredients in the middle Kleenex layer disrupts the viruses’ protective coating and kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses in the tissue within 15 minutes!


Kleenex has a moisture activated blue dot layer with special anti viral formula that not only does the job of killing germs but is soft to the touch!

I can blow my nose or even remove makeup without irrating my skin. 


I purchased America’s softest ultra tissue at my local Walmart. It's conveniently located in the Facial Tissue aisle and there are various sizes for all your needs. 

You can also shop online at and receive free 2 day shipping all year long!

Click here for a savings coupon.

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How do you take care of yourself this season?

Posted on January 4, 2018 and filed under Wellness.

6 Things You Can’t Live Without Your Freshman Year

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT. All opinions are 100% mine.

As a recent college graduate, I look back at my freshman year as a distant memory but with so many life changing experiences. It was such a pivotal time in my life, transitioning from the comfort of high school to a completely different world that is college life.

From learning to adapt to my new professors to keeping up with challenging classes and projects. Times have changed from when I was freshman. There are so many resources to help you out during your first year that I wish I would've had or known when I first started my college journey.

Here are 6 Things You Can't Live Without Your Freshman Year inspired by CORT's blog:



We live in a world where our phones have become an extension of who we are. Try going without your phone for a day. You'll quickly realize after an hour that life is actually harder to navigate. The convenience of various transportation, food, shopping and GPS apps have completely transformed our lives, especially for college students. It saves us time and gives us up to date information at our disposal. If used right, phone apps can be beneficial.



I was lucky to have lived at home during my college years. Not only did I save money but I also didn't have to deal with the crammed living conditions that most freshman have live in. Dorms or off campus apartments are known to be small. You need to get creative in making these small spaces work. Containers, shelves, bins and organizers will truly become your best friend when trying to utilize every inch possible.



With so many deadlines and assignments due each week, keeping organized and staying focused is key in surviving college. Investing in a planner early on will instill accountability and good habits that will hopefully translate in every area of your life. With thousands of different planners out there, make sure you find a planner that is right for you, whether it's electronic or paper-based. I personally use both, depending on the extent of the task. Once you form the habit of using a planner, it will make your life much more easier and organized.




A laptop, cellphone and headphones will probably be the most useful technology you'll have to invest in. Nowadays, it would be difficult to keep up with the demands of your classes without a laptop. You need to be able to connect to the Internet at all hours of the day and at various places. Invest in a good laptop that will last you all four years of college. Headphones would be ideal as well since most areas on or off campus will be noisy.  A smartphone will also be a lifesaver but makes sure to not let it distract you.




I always make sure to carry healthy snacks in my purse. Having a daily routine is important but as a college student, no two days are the same. Whether it's studying for a test or getting home late from a group meeting, your food schedule can be off. Proper nutrition is important in order to stay focused and energized through out the day or at least until your next meal.



It's important to feel comfortable and relaxed in your home, whether that be a dorm room, shared apartment or a house. Surround yourself with things that will bring you joy and calm you down after a stressful day at school or even when you're feeling homesick. Keeping pictures of your friends and family and sentimental items around your space can help make your day brighter.

Creating a homelike environment when you’re away for school makes your transition to college life easier. Unfortunately, buying enough furniture to fill your apartment might cost thousands, or even more if you want it delivered and set up properly.  Luckily, CORT Furniture Rental can help you find comfortable, stylish and functional items for your living space in no time. The convenience and affordable prices of CORT will help alleviate some of the college stress and lets you go focus on the things that matter- like passing all your courses!

For more information or more useful student tips, visit CORT's blog.
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Posted on December 20, 2017 and filed under Life.

5 Tips to Boost Women's Health

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Veru Healthcare. All opinions are 100% mine.


In order to look and feel your best at any age, it’s important to make smart lifestyle and health choices. When you're young, health is the last thing on your mind. But that is exactly when preventive care should start, ideally in your early 20's and continue throughout the years.

Women's health should be an ongoing process and something you should take pride in.

Here are 5 Tips to Boost Women's Heath:



Getting the proper nutrition is important for your overall health. Try to incorporate a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. Eat whole grains and high-fiber foods and choose leaner cuts of meat, fish, and poultry.

Eating healthy doesn't mean you have to forgo your favorite glass of wine or a piece of chocolate cake now and then. The key is moderation. Eating a balanced diet will help you maintain an ideal weight for your height, which is important because being overweight can lead to a number of illnesses.




Mental health is just as important as your physical health. No matter what stage of her life, daughter, mother, grandmother, a woman often wears many hats and deals with a lot of pressure and stress. If not managed properly, stress can have significant health consequences, from infertility to higher risks of depression, anxiety and heart disease.  

You can manage stress with exercise, relaxation techniques, or meditation.



Women need a mix of cardio and resistance or weight-bearing exercise at least three to five times a week. Aerobic exercises (walking, swimming, jogging, bicycling, dancing), which can be done outside of a gym, are great ways to get your body moving while at the same time having fun. Exercise promotes good self-image as well, which is important to a woman's mental health.




Don't skip your yearly checkup. Prevention or taking care of any illness or disease early on can make a big difference. Make sure you get a Pap test to check for cervical cancer every 3 years if you are 21 or older. If you are 30-65, you can get both a Pap test and HPV test every 5 years. Older than that, you may be able to stop testing if your doctor says you are low risk. If you are sexually active, always use protection and get tested for any STDs.



Getting to decide when, if ever, and under what circumstances to have kids means having more freedom to pursue educational, personal, and professional goals. Having kids is a blessing but also requires a lot responsibility. Being financially and emotionally stable and ready to support the child would be the desired setting when starting a family.

A method to decrease your chances of an unwanted pregnancy or contracting an STD is by using condoms. Typically, male condoms are used and are the most common. But it's time women start being more proactive with their health and not depend on their partner to bring protection. FC2 provides that solution.

FC2 is the only female controlled dual contraceptive available to women. FC2 empowers women to take control of their sexual health. These are the results from a survey conducted in 2016:

• 80% of women felt that the female condom put them in control

• 74% of men felt that the female condom was either better or much better than the male condom

• Protected sex acts went up to 92%

FC2 is hormone free, latex free, made of nitrile which is three times stronger than latex.


Take back control of your sexual health with FC2.

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Posted on December 19, 2017 and filed under Wellness.

PayPal makes Holiday Gifting Easy!

Thank you PayPal for sponsoring this post. Visit PayPal to give the gift people really want this season: money!

One of my best friends moved away last year to attend law school. Although she’s only two hours away, the distance always plays a role in us getting together. Due to the high demands of school, she rarely has any free time.

Whenever she comes home for the holidays or special occasions, we don't hang out too much because the few days she is home, she spends it with her family- which is understandable.

This year, instead of sending her a gift, I wanted to do something special and different for her.

I'm sending her money through PayPal’s P2P service. I’m so proud of her and what she is trying to accomplish that a little bit of money to treat herself to a nice relaxing day, is exactly what she needs and know she'll appreciate.

PayPal makes holiday gifting easy!

You can send a PayPal P2P digital greeting by simply logging into your account on, select Send Money, enter the recipient’s contact information, designate the amount, click the gift box, select your favorite greeting, personalize with a message, and send. The funds go right into their PayPal account; if they don’t have an account, they can quickly open one for free


I use PayPal weekly and trust them. They recently partnered with Facebook to create a funding source for peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, right in Messenger. People will have the option to send and request money using their PayPal account!

Paypal and Facebook

It’s easy to get started. When composing a message in Messenger with one person, or even a group, people can tap on the blue plus icon, and then select the green Payments button to quickly send or request money. People can then choose PayPal as their funding source when making a P2P payment with their Messenger contacts.

Paypal and Facebook

So, if you’re in need of a last-minute gift or simply just don’t know what to get all of the people on your list, seize the season with PayPal’s free P2P holiday greetings so people can get what they really want this year: MONEY

With PayPal P2P, you can securely send and receive money with family and friends using just a phone number or email address between PayPal accounts. Be it food for Friendsgiving, the taxi to a holiday party, or that group gift for Mom and Dad, there are many reasons to use PayPal P2P payments this holiday season.

To learn more about PayPal’s holiday offerings, go to:

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Posted on December 18, 2017 and filed under Life.

5 Ways To Improve Your Dental Health

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For this Holiday season, I decided to give my family gifts that are not only useful but that promotes health as well. We all want to start the year with our best foot forward and hopefully continue the good habits throughout the year. Health is always on the top of my list and would love to encourage everyone, including my family to strive to improve any area of their life that might need more attention. 

For me, dental health is top priority. This year, I'm giving my sister a gift basket that includes the new Philips® Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush. I think she'll love it and all the benefits she'll get from using it.  
Shop the image above to purchase your own Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush.

Dental health is something we probably overlook but that is extremely important to our overall health.

Here are 5 Ways To Improve Your Dental Health:



Proper brushing takes at least two minutes and according to dentists, the best way to clean your teeth is to brush back and forth gently in short strokes, paying attention to the gumline. Brush the outer tooth surfaces first, then the inner tooth surfaces, followed by the chewing surfaces . To clean the backs of your front teeth, use the tip of the brush and stroke gently up and down.

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Flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. Tooth decay and gum disease can develop when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth and along the gum line. If the plaque hardens, it will turn into tartar, and tartar can only be removed by a hygienist or dentist during a professional cleaning. Make sure to floss before going to bed.

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Mouthwash isn't just for fresh breath. When you brush and floss your teeth, you clean the surface and spaces between the teeth by removing bacteria. However, you may be unable to remove all of the plaque and bacteria by just brushing and flossing. After brushing and flossing your teeth, you should gargle around 20ml of mouthwash for at least 30 seconds, and then spit it out. Mouthwash reaches all of the surfaces and crevices of your teeth, as well as your gums, tongue, and the inner lining of your cheeks and lips.



Few people like sitting in the dentist's chair, but making regular appointments with your dentist guarantees your great dental health. Make sure to schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings. Preventive care and maintenance are just as important for a healthy mouth as good daytime and nighttime oral hygiene.



While regular toothbrushes and toothpaste work well, electric toothbrushes offer a number of additional benefits. The rotating and oscillating movement of the electric toothbrush head removes plaque from your teeth more efficiently than a regular toothbrush.  It's important to choose an electric toothbrush that's comfortable to hold, easy to use, and has the rotating-oscillating head.

The number 1 Dental Professional recommended brand is the new Philips® Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush.
Philips® Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush
Only the new Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush has four high-performance brush heads and Smart Sensor technology for personalized feedback and coaching. 

The toothbrush automatically adjusts to the optimal mode and intensity level and the sensors and app help you perfect your technique, and get a completely clean smile.

Philips® Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9300 Rechargeable Toothbrush

The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart 9500 Rechargeable Toothbrush was named one of Oprah's Favorite things in 2017! Whether it's the 9300 (shown above) or 9500 series, the Philips’ brand is the best toothbrush for complete oral care and one that you should invest for yourelf or loved one.

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Posted on December 18, 2017 and filed under Wellness.

Sending Holiday Joy with The UPS Store

Thank you to The UPS Store for sponsoring this post. Make the holiday to-do list a little easier this season with The UPS Store!

The holidays are my favorite time of year. Although it can get pretty hectic, there is nothing like seeing the different lights and decorations everywhere to bring out the holiday spirit. My family actually starts decorating in November! We waste no time!

Besides the amazing food and beautiful decor, I look forward to celebrating and being reunited with all of my loved ones. I come from a big family and there is never a dull moment or a plate not being served.

Christmas Tree

This year however, everyone's schedules have been crazy and some of my family members won't be able to make it for the holidays, including my grandmother. 

Although physically she won't be able to join us, I still wanted to do something special and send her a little gift through The UPS Store.


I conveniently have The UPS store a block away from my house. I brought in all my gifts, placed them in a box and shipped them to my grandmother in Peru. It was that easy and hassle free. It'll be a nice surprise when she receives the box of goodies, since she has no idea I'm sending her anything!

I think she'll love the picture frame I got her. I put the beautiful picture we took together from her 80th birthday party in a mint colored frame- her favorite color!

The UPS Store
The UPS Store

Besides knowing my package will get to my grandma without any trouble thanks to The UPS Store, I love that they are giving back to people less fortunate.

This year, The UPS Store network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative helping give less fortunate children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively.

Through December 31st, participating The UPS Store locations will support the Toys for Tots Literacy Program with an in-center donation card drive. Every donation helps purchase books for local children in need, making it easy and inexpensive to share holiday joy with those less fortunate.

The UPS Store

What a great initiative for this holiday season!

The UPS Store is also hosting the 5 Days of Giftmas, a fun interactive guessing game where customers have a chance to win some exciting prizes. There will be one Facebook Live game each day Dec. 11-15 at 2 p.m. ET.

Follow The UPS Store brand Facebook page and to play along!

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Posted on December 15, 2017 and filed under Life.

Avocado Toast

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Avocado Toast

With so many deadlines due before the end of the year, I like preparing quick and easy recipes that will give me energy to tackle my busy days ahead. Lately, my go to ingredient has been avocados!

I was never a huge avocado fan until I discovered you could use this amazing fruit in so many different ways. I was hooked! I use it in soups, as garnish, in smoothies and even as a base for my pasta sauce. But my favorite way to eat it is in Avocado Toast!

Avocado Toast

I love making Avocado Toast because you can change up the ingredients and create a different toast every time. It's a light breakfast or snack that will fill you up without feeling guilty.

My recipe is simple yet delicious and only has 6 ingredients, including WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™. 
Avocado Toast


• Bread
• Ham
• Egg
• Red chili flakes
• Leafy greens


1. Toast bread
2. Pan fry ham
3. Hard boil or fry egg
4. Spread WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™, add ham, egg, leafy greens, and red chili flakes in any order 

Avocado Toast with Ham
I love the convenience of having fresh avocado whenever I want without all the fuss or waiting for the avocado to get ripe. WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™, which comes in both Sea Salt or Garlic Herb flavor, is a pure, wholesome avocado dip and spread with minimal flavor enhancing ingredients. So no need to worry about the avocado spread altering the flavor of your dish.

Avocado Toast has the perfect combination of my favorite ingredients and leaves me satisfied throughout the day, which means more time to cross off the million things on my to do list!

A quick and delicious recipe solution for any time of the year.

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast
WHOLLY® SIMPLY AVOCADO™ products are conveniently found at Walmart in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle.

For more inspiration and recipes, visit their #SimplyAvocado Social Hub here. The brand loves to participate in sharing the Happiness of WHOLLY®!


Posted on December 13, 2017 and filed under Cooking.

5 Simple Ways To Relax And Recharge

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Eight O’Clock Coffee. All opinions are 100% mine.


The holidays are the busiest time of the year for many. Including myself. It's easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. From entertaining guests, cooking, cleaning to shopping for gifts, it can all be too much.

Here are 5 simple ways to relax and recharge.



One of my favorite things to do is write, especially in my Five Minute Journal- and all it takes, you guessed it, 5 mins!

I write down three things I'm thankful for first thing in the morning, as well as three intentions I have for the day. I noticed that focusing more on my blessings rather than the things I can't control, helps me improve my outlook for the day. Research has shown that by simply keeping a gratitude journal—regularly writing brief reflections on moments for which we’re thankful—can significantly increase well-being and life satisfaction.

The Five Minute Journal


Most people are under the impression that you need to set a lot of time aside or have a special space to meditate. Although you certainly can, just 5 mins a day can also be just as beneficial. Whenever I need to take a mental break, I stop whatever I'm doing, put a quick timer on and just close my eyes. It's hard to believe that only 5 mins can change your whole outlook, but it can.



I love walking! Whether for exercise or exploring a new place when I travel. There is nothing like breathing in fresh air. Taking a quick stroll around the block will deliver the benefits of alone time, physical activity, and a few minutes to gather your thoughts! I love reflecting and going over my goals during my little walk break.

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Studies have shown that listening to soothing music can relax your mind and body. But in my opinion, listening to any kind of music you like works just fine. Your favorite song can be a quick fix for a bad or stress out mood.



Did you know that just the odor of coffee can help reduce stress hormones? I recently started drinking coffee in the afternoons either to pick me up or relax me. I think finding the right blend is important not only for the taste but also the benefits it delivers.

I love Eight O’Clock Coffee Infusions! They've added a nice twist to an already perfect blend of coffee. I drink the Relax Decaffeinated blend with coconut milk. Great combination to enjoy for when I want to relax and unwind.
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Relax Decaffeinated:  Careful selection of decaffeinated 100% Arabica beans are gently roasted for a smooth, well balanced, flavorful finish and blended with cuts of chamomile and lavender to help soothe and relax you.

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Posted on December 8, 2017 and filed under Wellness.

5 Easy Ways To Feel Better During Your Period

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We've all been there. That one week every month where you have to deal with the painful cramps, headaches, swollen breasts and backaches. This can be frustrating and uncomfortable but when you are prepared both physically and mentally for your period, it can be much easier to deal with.

Here are 5 easy ways to feel better during your period.


As much as you don't want to, doing some type of physical activity will actually help alleviate some of the pain. Exercise triggers your brain to release endorphins, your body's natural pain reliever. Easy exercises like stretching, yoga, walking or swimming helps increase blood flow, which cuts down on cramping. Sitting still can actually make you feel worse. I like to take 30 mins nature walks around my neighborhood. Not only does it help soothe the pain but it also takes me mind off of the fact that I'm on my period.


Stay Hydrated:

Even though you're feeling bloated, drinking water will eliminate the water building up in your body. Drink eight to ten 8-ounce glasses of water throughout the day. If your body is dehydrated, it might make you feel more sluggish and make the cramping worse. If you’re on-the-go, be sure to carry a water bottle with you. This will help you stay hydrated throughout your busy day.

water and apple

Eat Good For You Foods:

A week before my period starts, I always crave and want to eat anything and everything in sight. Afterwards I feel worse than I did before. When you eat enough of the right foods, you will feel physically and emotionally better. Having healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables readily available helps you steer away from the foods that can make your period symptoms worse, such as junk food, chocolate and salty snacks.


Take Pain Medication:

I usually get cramping the day before and the first day of my period. Some months the pain isn't too bad I can go on without taking any medication. Others, I want to cry from the unbearable cramps. For those days, I take an over the counter medication and in 15 mins my pain goes away. Talk to your physician if over the counter painkillers do not work and you continue to have severe pain during cramps.


Comfortable Feminine Product:

Having the proper and dependable feminine product makes a huge difference when having to deal with your monthly visitor. There is nothing worse than discomfort or accidents happening. No fun! I recently found Seventh Generation™ feminine products brand at Target in the feminine care aisle and had to try them out. You'd be happy to know that they are hypoallergenic, free of chlorine processing, and the tampons are certified organic.

Seventh Generation at Target

 Free & Clear Pantiliners to keep me feeling fresh and prepared before my period. The innovative PureFit™ design offers an enhanced fit, safely trapping fluid away from the skin to keep you dry for reliable, leak-free protection and comfort.

Seventh Generation Pantiliners

Free & Clear fragrance-free Ultra-Thin Pads with Wings: The pads are incredibly thin yet still offers leak-free protection with a comfortable fit.

Seventh Generation Pads

Seventh Generation™ Comfort Applicator Tampons: For the days I'm feeling more active, tampons are great! I love this new Seventh Generation product because the smooth, BPA-free plastic applicator super comfortable and made with 95% plant-based materials. The Free & Clear, Certified Organic Cotton Tampons are hypoallergenic and do not contain any sort of fragrance- natural or artificial.

Seventh Generation Tampons

Check the Target Cartwheel for offers.

What tips do you have to get through your period?

Posted on December 7, 2017 and filed under Wellness.

Fall in Florida

Off the shoulder grey sweater

There is a cold front expected to hit Florida this weekend, with the temperature reaching 55 degrees! For some, especially if you’re living up north, that is a normal day for you. But for us in Florida, or should I say me, I'm kind of freaking out! Thankfully, they'll be plenty of sunshine and cute fall fashion to keep me warm.

During the Spring time, I added a few off the shoulder pieces to my closet and fell in love with the style. Now that the temperatures are getting a bit colder, I can still keep on with the trend with this cute off the shoulder grey sweater.

Perfect to pair with jeans and maybe a cute jacket or scarf.

This is Fall in Florida!

Posted on December 6, 2017 and filed under Style.

Fresco De Piña

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Fresco de Piña

Fall is here, and what better way to enjoy this beautiful weather than with a refreshing homemade pineapple juice!

My mom and grandma have been making their own version of pineapple juice, called Fresco de Piña, for as long as I can remember. It's not your typical pineapple though.

This recipe calls for the pineapple skin and core, not the actual fruit. These parts of the pineapple are filled with so many nutrients and are a great way to use the leftovers of the fruit that you would normally just throw away.

Not only does it taste good, but it's also healthy since there are hardly any calories. All you need is a whole pineapple, apple, spices, and water.  I recently started incorporating Emergen-C® Super Orange to my Fresco de Piña.  It's packed with Vitamin C plus other key antioxidants such as zinc and manganese to support your immune system along with B Vitamins to enhance energy naturally*.

Emergen-C® dietary supplements are the delicious way to start your day and a great way to add more fizziness and flavor to my drink. Hover over the below photo to shop for the Emergen-C® shown.

Fresco de Piña


• 1 Whole Pineapple
• 14-16 Cups of Water
• 2.5 oz Cinnamon Sticks
• 10-12 Cloves
• 1 Apple
• 1 packet Emergen-C® Super Orange per 6 ounce glass 


1. Wash Pineapple
2. Cut pineapple skin
3. Cut pineapple in half and cut out the core
4. Peel apple skin
5. Bring water with cinnamon and cloves to a boil
6. Add the core, pineapple and apple skin to the boiling water.
7. Boil ingredients, partly covered, for about an hour, stirring occasionally
8. Let water cool down, then strain
9. Add 1 packet Emergen-C® Super Orange per 6 ounce glass. Drink room temperature or cold

Fresco De Piña
Fresco De Piña
Fresco De Piña
Fresco de Piña
Fresco De Piña

Bring the spices and water up to a boil. Then add fruit, and let it boil for about an hour.

I prefer to have my Fresco de Piña chilled. After it cools down in the pot, strain and refrigerate to allow all the spices and fruit flavors to concentrate.

After it's nice and cold, I serve myself a glass and add one packet of Emergen-C® Super Orange. It's a delicious way to start my day.

I found the Emergen-C® Super Orange in the lower shelf of the Vitamin and Supplements aisle at my local Walmart. Make sure to also try to Emergen-C® Blueberry-Açai and Emergen-C® Immune+® Gummies Orange.

Emergen-C® Energy+, available in bold-flavored Blueberry-Açai, powder-packed Lemon-Lime, and fruit-y Mango-Peach, is flavored with natural, real fruit flavors. It’s also gluten free. Emergen-C® Energy+ comes in portable packets that you can easily stash in your pocket or bag. It’s an anytime, anywhere product for your energy and immune support needs.*

Your favorite fizzy flavors, now in a yummy new form! Emergen-C® Immune+® Gummies support your immune system with Vitamin C and Vitamin D, support your energy with B Vitamins,* and are made with natural fruit flavors. No water needed! Bursting with fruit-y deliciousness, chew your way through Emergen-C® Immune+® Orange & Raspberry Gummies to support your immune system with Vitamin C and Vitamin D.*


This Fresco de Piña is the perfect recipe for this time of year and a nice twist to your typical store bought pineapple juice.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Posted on December 5, 2017 and filed under Wellness.

Take Action for Human Rights - Amnesty International

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post.

Both my parents came to the USA from Peru (South America) in 1980, with a dream and desire to obtain the American Dream. Through their ups and downs, they have achieved their goal and in return gave my sister and I a better future.

Unfortunately, more and more people all over the world make the difficult decision to leave their homes not for a dream but to flee horrific violence. Others are escaping discrimination, persecution, or extreme poverty.

Right now, we’re in the middle of the largest global refugee crisis in generations. Tens of millions of people – many of them children – have been forced from their homes in Syria, Central America, Africa, and other parts of the world.

Amnesty International

Many refugees face violence and human rights abuses while trying to find safety, and then face discrimination and hostility when they finally begin to rebuild their lives in another country.

Every time I watch the news, it breaks my heart seeing people, especially young kids, suffering and going through inhumane conditions. No one should ever have to go through such a traumatic experience, no one! All of them deserve to have their human rights respected, and that’s what Amnesty International USA helps ensure.

Amnesty International USA is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people – no matter who they are or where they are. They are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

Amnesty International

Decades ago, countries of the world agreed to a set of basic principles for how refugees would be treated when they go to another country seeking asylum, or emergency protection from violence or persecution. The United States and other countries agreed to treat people with compassion and respect their human rights while their claims are considered.

The United States has not been living up to this commitment. People seeking asylum are sometimes imprisoned and held for many months without access to attorneys or translators. Children are sometimes imprisoned and separated from their families. Some people seeking asylum are deported without having their claims heard – and they are forced to return to countries where they may be tortured, imprisoned, or even killed.

Amnesty International

There’s only one place in the U.S. that you can hold a child who’s never committed a violent action or crime for nearly 700 days and that place is Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania.

Berks is currently holding at least 60 parents and kids. Many of them are from Central America, where Amnesty International has documented horrific violence. Their only so-called crime is seeking safety for their families as they flee violence or persecution. Whether for two weeks or two years, no family should be jailed for seeking safety.

It’s time for the U.S. government to end the cruel practice of family detention at centers like Berks once and for all. They must immediately release detained families. Amnesty International USA is fighting to ensure that people with asylum claims are given a fair hearing and humane treatment.

Amnesty International


In the face of this humanitarian crisis, governments around the world are not doing enough to help. Families have been forced to flee their homes because their lives are under threat and their human rights are being violated. 

We need take immediate action in favor of human rights and shed light on the #TheBerkKids. The issue of immigration and the violation of human rights is something we need to stand up for and get involved. Education and awareness is key for any change to be made. 

Amnesty International

We all share a responsibility to help people who have lost everything, and to give them a chance to rebuild their lives safely the same way all of us would need to if we were in this horrible situation.

Please donate and visit Amnesty International USA to learn more about this crisis and what you can do to help.

We are all part of one world.

Amnesty International

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Posted on December 4, 2017 and filed under Social Good.

Staying Cozy This Holiday Season With Solmate Socks

Thank you Solmate Socks for sponsoring this post. Learn more about Solmate Socks and grab your coupon for Free Shipping in time for the holidays!

You know that amazing feeling you get when you put on your favorite sweater when the temperature drops? Well, now your feet can feel just as cozy this holiday season thanks to Solmate Socks!

These super comfortable socks will add color and spice up your sock collection by offering multi-pattern mismatched (yet still stylish) socks!

Solmate Socks

If you know me, you know I am the queen of mismatch socks (and staying warm), so being able to do both makes me a big fan of this brand. Solmate Socks were pretty much made for me... and for everyone in your family! They offer socks for adults, children and babies!

How cute are these patterns?  I especially love the knee high socks. Perfect for wearing them with a long t-shirt around the house or even outside with long boots.

Solemate Socks

Solmate Socks also offers Holiday themed socks as well.

Solemate Socks

One of the many reasons why I support Solmate Socks is because they are Eco-friendly and knit in the USA (Oregon) with cotton yarn that is created by recovering scraps from the production of other cotton products, mainly t-shirts. By using this recycling process, those scraps are diverted from landfills, and the demand for new cotton is not increased.

Besides adding a little something fun to your feet and continually working to improve their methods to ensure the lowest possible amount of waste, Solmate Socks believes in giving back.

Solemate Socks

Did you know socks are the most needed items at homeless shelters?

In an effort to do their part, Solmate has been donating socks for the past 17 years to various charity groups across the US, including family services organizations, refugee centers and homeless shelters.

These donation recipients have shown immense gratitude over the years, and they have reinforced how important it is for their company to continually find ways to give back and help those who are less fortunate.

Below are some of the local organizations Solmate Socks have donated socks to:

Solemate Socks

Along with socks, Solmate Socks has a line of accessories that include hats, scarves, and regular & fingerless mittens. Check out their whole collection here.

Life's too short for matching socks, especially when you can wear fun and beautiful Solmate Socks. Purchase a pair for yourself and give another one to a loved one this holiday season. They make the perfect gift and stocking stuffer!

Use promo code: FUNSOCKS for free shipping until December 31, 2017.

Solmate Socks, the perfect way to celebrate color in everyday life!

Solemate Socks

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Posted on December 1, 2017 and filed under Style.