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Fall in California: Suede and Military Green

Plus Size Outfits

I had been looking for a suede style jacket or cardigan for a very long time. Most of the ones I found were not appropriate for California weather as they were mostly heavy. On my last visit to Shimmer I found the PERFECT suede style cardigan. It was everything I wanted, lightweight, cute, fell on the right places, and looks super cute. This is my new favorite fall outfit! 

If you are from San Diego, you MUST visit a Shimmer store. For locations near you click here
But, if you are not from San Diego, do not worry because Shimmer is offering you 30% off your next purchase with code "ALE30." It excludes the $5 sale items, which by the way you MUST check out. Click here to go to the $5 Sale section

Floral Dress and New Hair Color


What's up ladies? Well, the weather in San Diego is finally cooling down as I mentioned in my previous post. That's why I pulled out my favorite leather jacket and this new dress I got from Torrid and paired them together. Plus, I felt like the color went well with my new hair color. I have been loving experimenting with color in my hair; but, unfortunately, not all clothing colors look good with it. 

Falling for Shimmer: My New Favorite Fall Outfit


My favorite season has always been Fall, and in my last visit to the San Diego Chula Vista Shimmer store– a plus size and regular size fashion retailer– I found a lot of pieces that screamed fall outfits! This is the first of many outfits I will be showing you in collaboration with Shimmer

Beach Safety Tips For Your Dog

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Appetites4Life #CollectiveBias

When I was little and lived in Mexico City I always dreamed about the beach. The beach, for me, was a mythical place. Something that I never knew I would be able to see in person. I always wondered how the sand felt, and what touching the sea water was like. It is funny how wishes are granted, I now live a city full of beautiful beaches. I love Mexico City and I miss it dearly, but I cannot phantom living far from the ocean!

I love going to the beach, walking by the shore, and feeling the ocean breeze. I don't know why, but it makes me feel more grounded, more connected to the earth, with life. Vicky also loves going to the beach. My little friend does not only have a strong appetite for the new Beneful Originals made with Real Chicken, she also has an appetite for life, for discovering new places and sensations. 

Whenever we can, we take Vicky to the beach to discover new horizons. In case you do not know, there are many dog friendly beaches; however, it is important to investigate where you are going before heading to the beach with your four legged friend. 

Once you found the perfect location, these are some things you need to consider...

Swatches of L'OREAL La Vie En Rose Exclusive Collection


I have been using the lipsticks from the La Vie En Rose from L'OREAL and all I can say is that I LOVE THEM! The consistency of these lipsticks is very creamy and they apply uniformly. They are not long wearing (nor do they claim to be) but that does not bother me because they look great on and when they fade, they fade uniformly, at least on me. 

This collection is inspired by famous women and each lipstick has the name of the inspiration behind it, as well as their signature. I was honestly very surprised by the packaging because they look very expensive and when I wear them I feel like I'm wearing a more expensive product. 


Check Out the Swatches Below... 

There's Nothing Better than Self-Love + Giveaway


This post is sponsored by Orgullosa, Un Rato Juntas and Venus. All opinions are my own.
the ripped begging from Ashley Nell Tipton
We live in a world that still enforces following certain beauty/society standards. However, many of us don't fall within those ideals, which often makes us feel disconnected from the world. I often receive messages from women that feel pressured to comply to those standards. They feel that not being, or looking, a certain way means that they are not allowed to be fashionable, to like beauty, to be beautiful. 

I totally understand how they feel because I used to feel the same way, until I learned that I had to give myself more credit for my accomplishments instead of beating myself up for not fitting a particular standard set by society. I became more compassionate and learned that, while I struggle with my weight, I can, and deserve, to be happy!

Exclusive It Cosmetics and Ulta Beauty Pink Brush in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For that reason, It Cosmetics and Ulta Beauty came together to support the cause. This month they released a new limited edition brush, the Love Beauty FullyTM Love is the Foundation foundation brush. As you can see from above, the brush is a beautiful pink color and it is shaped as a heart.