Thursday, April 17, 2014

Art by Ariel

"We are all here for a purpose. Our mission is to discover exactly what our purpose entails.
Mine is to create art. I was born with a pint brush in hand." ~ Ariel

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Could This Be The Future?

Last week I read an article based on National Geographic's 125th issue, regarding what Americans will look like in 2050. Here's the article link ---->  Policymic

With the help of photoshop, the above pictures are projections of what continual mixing of races and cultures will result in. I found this to be so interesting and very true; as I've already seen evidence of it within my own family. Other than features somewhat being similar, the newest generation of children being born in my family are a variety of different skin colors.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Embracing My Widow’s Peak

“Mom, why does my hairline come to a point in the middle of my forehead?” I asked one day while staring at myself in my parent’s bathroom mirror. “I don’t know why, but look mine grows like that too.” My Mom answered while pointing to her almost perfect hairline.
This pesky V-shaped point has sat at the top of my forehead my entire life. But it didn’t start to annoy me until I got to middle school. I was at that age when all girls become aware of their “imperfections” and wished they could change them. My “imperfection,” my widow’s peak.

Although it was something I never got made fun of for having, at least not to my face, I hated that part of my hairline. I often thought of it as the part of my hair that didn’t want to cooperate. It was like it wanted to stand out from the rest, screaming “hey everyone, look at me.” But I didn’t want any attention drawn to it.
Fact is my widow’s peak made me very self-conscious, and I was uncomfortable and embarrassed of it. In my mind it was the first thing people saw when they looked at me.
I often felt different, like I didn’t fit in because I had one. And in the rare event when I did see a person with a widow’s peak, I always thought theirs wasn't as bad as mine.
Read more: Here

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Everyday Chica"

I'm featured on Ain't I Latina? today!!!!!

"Ain't I Latina? is a is an online destination created by an Afro-Latina for Afro-Latinas. Inspired by the lack of representation in mainstream media... In addition to offering celebrity news, career advice, lifestyle coverage and exclusive interviews with today’s hottest Latinas, Ain’t I Latina? offers you, the reader, an opportunity to share your story."

Read my "Everyday Chica" interview here ----> Here

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Coconut Oil Pulling

I first learned about Coconut Oil Pulling on xoVain and millions of other places online. 

So what exactly is it: 
"...oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic treatment that simply consists of swishing high-quality oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, without swallowing it... the process is supposed to attract and remove bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system."

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kick-Starting Your Freelance Career

Having a successful freelance career takes more than just the desire to be your own boss. It takes dedication and organization to keep track of everything you normally wouldn’t worry about if you worked for someone.
I quickly learned this and more when I decided to quit my job to start freelance writing and editing. 

At the time I had no idea how to get started. I often found myself worried about how I would get clients and if I would be financially stable (thankfully I saved money before quitting my job).

Since I had no idea where to begin, I did some internet research. I looked up as much information as I could about freelance writing careers. Doing research was a great starting off point because it helped me prepare for my career and led me to do the following:

Read More: Here

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Material Girl: Frugal Finds NYC

A few weeks ago I attended Frugal Finds NYC's pop-shop and fell in love with everything in the room. I knew that would happen so before getting there I promised myself I wouldn't splurge... and that was very hard, especially since they discounted all the items for the event.