viernes, 11 de diciembre de 2015

How to control your thoughts.



I know it’s almost Christmas and I’m probably the biggest Christmas lover out there but this post isn’t about Christmas. Sorry!

miércoles, 7 de octubre de 2015

Fall Wishlist

I haven't done one of these in so long; so if you want to see what I am most probably going to purchase this fall keep on reading!

martes, 6 de octubre de 2015

My favorite posts

We are so used to sharing our favorite blogs, IG accounts and much more; but today I decided to share my favorite blog posts I've read in the past and that I have bookmarked.

lunes, 5 de octubre de 2015

sábado, 3 de octubre de 2015

Work for your dreams. Update



Earlier this week I started blogging again, I stopped blogging because I was going through a hard time and I was feeling really unmotivated.

Adopta, No Compres

Hoy he participado en un evento organizado por una protectora de animales.

Adopt Don't Shop



Today I participated in a dog shelter event. A local shelter teamed up with a Decathlon store to raise money and have food donated for the dogs in a fun way.

miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

5 YouTube channels to follow


Hey everyone!


Today I was going to do a Love/Hate tag since Jasmine at Color U Bold nominated me but I can’t get the pictures to upload so I decided to change it. 

lunes, 3 de agosto de 2015

Soul to Soul with Olga Garajeva









For todays Soul to Soul, I asked a really good friend of mine if she wanted to share a story; I’ve known her for years and I know what an inspirational woman she is.

lunes, 20 de julio de 2015

Soul to Soul with Jasmine










A couple weeks ago I was at home watching some TED talks and I came up with this idea, I messaged my friend/blogger Jasmine from Color U Bold and told her all about it.

miércoles, 8 de julio de 2015

Mink & Stone | Review

I'm not the type of girl who loves to buy jewelry, I'm really picky and I can't ever decide so I just choose not to get anything.

lunes, 6 de julio de 2015

7 places to educate yourself online



These days we can learn everything online, but of course there are a lot of places that can give us better information.

viernes, 3 de julio de 2015

viernes, 26 de junio de 2015

Friday Favorites

I love pinterest and youtube so when I'm not working, blogging or with my dogs I'm most probably doing that. 

jueves, 25 de junio de 2015

miércoles, 24 de junio de 2015

martes, 23 de junio de 2015

The best advice I ever got



When I was younger I used to think friendship had to last forever. I took everything so seriously and I was always stressed about things that didn’t matter.

lunes, 22 de junio de 2015

I'm still standing

I've been wanting to write this post for a while, and I read something Jasmine posted on her blog Color U Bold that really inspired me and kind of helped me find the way to share this as a triumph/inspiration story instead of a "that's so sad I'm sorry for her kind of story".

That post was in her Tough Talk Tuesdays series and it's called I'm still standing; definitely worth reading so make sure you do!


So here we go, I'm so nervous!

As some of you might know from previous posts, I had a hard life; I was going to say childhood but it lasted all the way until I was 20 or 21.

It all started when my parents, both drug addicts, lost our custody. My little sister and I went to live with one of my aunts, I thought we were finally happy... I was 4 and my sister was just 1 year old. We went to live with my aunt, who had a really big family, 5 kids! I thought it was the best thing that could have happened to us...

A year later my aunt passed away, God bless that amazing woman, so my sister and I had to leave. 

We went to live to the "nuns house" as we liked to call it. It was really hard at first but we were really happy there. We made friends, I went to school for the first time and I was getting really good grades! They were so proud of me there it made me feel great.

But a year or so later my other aunt decided we had to go live with her, and so we did. It wasn't bad at first but then, when I was 7 something happened...

I was on the couch the first time it happened, I had fallen asleep and woke up to find my uncle touching me... 
I didn't know what to do, I didn't know what to say. I just froze. He told me not to tell anyone or else I'd be living in the streets and no one would ever love me. 

It happened every night until I was 18. I couldn't do anything about it, how would I? My little sister would suffer, everyone would be hurt if I talked about it, I couldn't be so selfish...

My little sister, I was so protective of her, I felt like she was my responsibility, and somehow she was. If he did that to me then he wouldn't go near her right?

Well when I was 18 I couldn't take it anymore, guys I've only told you about what he did, but I didn't mention that my aunt also liked to beat us up.

So, as I was saying, when I was 18, I remember it like it was yesterday; maybe that's my biggest problem... I can't forget any of it. I was in my room when my aunt got in there and started hitting me. That's the night I ran away.

I didn't get any of my things, I didn't want anything from them; I just wanted to run...

But don't feel sorry for me, the point of this post is not only to get it out but also, to let you know it's okay. As Jasmine said, I'm still standing. Stronger than ever.

I feel so blessed today, I'm 26 years old, I worked to pay for my college degree, I got a good job and now I have so many people that love me, I have my two pets that I love more than life itself and I live in this amazing house that now, I can afford.

I've come a long way haven't I? So believe me, if you're reading this, it really does get better. You just have to keep going, stay positive, and hopefullyl one day I'll be reading your inspiration story and cry of pure happiness, as I'm crying now.

I love you.




domingo, 21 de junio de 2015

How to have the best Monday

It's Sunday, which means tomorrow is Monday...(thanks Sesame Street lol).

But being serious now, wether you're a student or work your normal 9 to 5,  most of us hate Mondays but there are ways to make it better.

I used to hate Mondays more than anyone (or I guess it's just that we all thing we do everything "more than anyone"); but years ago I decided to do something about it and now they're not that bad anymore.







1. Enjoy Sunday

Ask my ex, I do absolutely NOTHING on Sunday. That's the way I get ready for the week ahead, my lazy Sunday is sacred! My perfect Sunday is just being in the house watching a show I love, then going for a walk with my babies (yup my pups) and then taking a bath. What's yours?

2. Practice self-care

As you might already know, I like to start my days with some affirmations to set the mood for the day. Try waking up a bit earlier this Monday and taking your time to relax. A good app I recommend if you're new to meditation is Simply Being, a guided meditation for relaxation and presence for iPhone and Android. *This is not sponsored*

3. Use your Saturday to prepare for Monday

I like to do everything I need to do on Saturday. I plan my week, from food to outfits. I like clean the whole house on Saturday, which doesn't mean I don't clean the rest of the week; I do all my laundry on Saturday and get as much done as possible so I can enjoy my lazy Sunday.

4. Fake it til you make it

Pretend you love Mondays, create a new belief system about Mondays. Keep in mind that Monday is nothing but a chance for a fresh start.

5. Wait until Monday to try new things

A new book, a new show, a new hairstyle. Wait until Monday to do something new you've wanted to do. How excited will you be when you watch that new show everyone's been talking about? 



sábado, 20 de junio de 2015

Stay Inspired

Let's start off by saying staying inspired all the time is impossible. When I started blogging I was always thinking of new things to write about, even writing about things you do daily can be frustrating if you're not inspired. I used to think about other bloggers, I saw their work and all that creativity and I wondered how they could do it, and most importantly, why I couldn't do it.

As I continued blogging I discovered it's not about being inspired all the time, it's about making the most of the times you really are inspired, and making those moments last longer. 

With these tips I find it easier to find inspiration.


1. STAY HEALTHY

Staying healthy is a huge way of staying inspired, when you exercise, your energy level improves, you're less stressed and in a better mood to do what makes you happy.

2. GROW

A good way of staying inspired is to enrich yourself. Watch tutorials online, read a new book and listen to new music. One thing I love to do when I need inspiration is to go on Pinterest. God bless the creator of Pinterest! I could spend hours on it.

3.PLAN YOUR DAY

I love making lists, I make a list everyday with the most important tasks to accomplish that day. I used to write a lot of things I had to do and that just made me even more frustrated; once I decided to reduce the number of things to do to 3 and the change couldn't have worked better!

4. MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

Focus on what makes you happy, always try to stay positive. Set time aside to relax and enjoy the little things in your life that make you happy. I love playing with my pups and taking long walk with them. What makes YOU happy?

5. STAY ORGANIZED

Always have your space clean. I know when my house isn't tidy I can't concentrate on anything else. Every night I like to make sure everything is where it belongs so when I wake up in the morning, I'm more positive and ready to start my day!

6. EXTRA TIPS!

Brainstorm! I like to do this with more people, I love hearing other's ideas and when they are honest about my ideas, like when they say they don't like an idea I just had. I love the feedback!

Reflect daily. End your day with 10 minutes of self-evaluation. What can you improve? What did you do right?

I hope these are helpful, let me know in the comments section!


 


viernes, 19 de junio de 2015

I'm back!

Hello everyone!

I've been gone for 2 months because I moved and I haven't had the Internet in 2 months! Crazy right?

But today I got it and I couldn't be more excited. 


Because of this, I haven't posted my weekly favorites. My Friday Favorites section is a little mix of the things I find online every week, so since I didn't have the internet I couldn't do this and I thought it wasn't right to post fake favorites, everything I talk about and show on my blog are 100% me and/or what I aspire to become; I don't want to base my blog on lies.

But expect a daily post from now on and my favorite finds back every Friday!

Thank you all so much for your support and for reading my blog even when there wasn't anything new to see. I love you all!


sábado, 13 de junio de 2015

Pinterest Party!

Hi there! Welcome to another pinterest party. We have sad news, last party we noticed that anyone pined the party features on pinterest and since that is our only rule this week we didn't chose any party favorite even when we loved your post. So please this time we kindly ask to follow the only rule: pin the party features, to help our fellow bloggers.

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We are glad you're joining to the party and we can't wait to read and pin your amazing posts!

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Show us some love:

Abril from The Color Palette : Twitter Facebook Pinterest


Today we're having here Isaya from  Remember HER . She is from spain and she has a very beautiful and motivational blog. We're loving her post: The perfect life


Find Isaya on Twitter,Facebook,Instagram

We are looking for our new guest co-host. We would love to have you here,please fill out this form, it's super easy!

Let's start the party! Remember we're only asking for ONE little thing & we will pin ALL your posts you link to .


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THIS WEEK FEATURES:
Please pin the post from these links not from the collage:

Spring Fever from The Color Palette
Summer Nail Art from Color U Bold
Looking for guest bloggers from Zoe's Secret style


If you were featured please add this button to your blog so more people can find our link up and join. Let's spread the love.

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This party is a great way to socialize and see what other people have to share,even when it isn't a requirement we think will be really cool if you check some of the links posted bellow and leave a comment to our fellow bloggers. 

By linking up, you give the-colorpalette.blogspot.mx, colorubold.blogspot.com, zoessecretstyle.blogspot.com  or any co-host permission to feature your post on social media and our blogs using a photo, title, and link to your site. Proper credit and links will be given to you.




Invite more people to join us!

Tweet about it:

Tweet: I just joined the #pinterestparty hosted by @tcolorpalette @Color_U_Bold & @ZoesSecretStyle .Come party with Us!

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viernes, 15 de mayo de 2015

Friday Favorites

It's finally Friday! 

Here are my favorite finds of the week.

Favorite outfit: 



Favorite summer video:



Favorite book:

 

Favorite words to live by:



Favorite hairstyle:




jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

The perfect life



One of the worst problems of social media is the illusion that everything is perfect.

As a blogger, sometimes I get overwhelmed by this reality.

Everyone is so obsessed with taking the perfect picture, having the perfect body, living the perfect life, that we, so often, see on Instagram. But the truth is, nothing is as perfect as it seems.
I, sometimes, find myself comparing my own life to those perfect lives I see on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and most recently, on Snapchat; but I also forget that my own life might seem perfect on social media.
Let’s not forget that people like to share the good things. So be grateful for what you have and remember:

It’s okay to accidentally sleep in.
It’s okay to eat pasta 3 times a week. 
It's okay to eat dessert for lunch. It’s okay to ignore your phone because you know you don’t want to go out that day.
It’s okay to watch “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and not feel guilty about it.
It’s okay to eat junk food because you’re too lazy to move that day.
It’s okay to stay in bed all day on a Sunday.
It’s okay to live your life as you wish and not letting society dictate the way you live, the way you look, the way you have to behave. 

Just be yourself!






miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2015

Get to know: The Color Palette

Hello beauties!

Today I have a different kind of post for all of you; I got to interview one of my favorite bloggers and someone I had the pleasure to meet (not personally yet). Her name is Abrily Ponce and she has one of the most amazing blogs, "The Color Palette", where she covers everything from beauty to fitness, not forgetting her biggest passion, fashion.

With a sophisticated design and real knowledge of the subjects she covers, I can already tell her future is going to be great.

Here are the questions I asked her.



RH: Why did you decide to start a blog?

TCP: I had been reading "the Blode Salad" and "Nany's Klozet" for a few years, later on, with new apps like Pinterest and Bloglovin I discovered many more fashion blogs, and I'd think to myself "I could do this, it seems really easy". A day after I finished my college degree, with no job and about to move to a different country, I realized I had so much free time ahead and I decided that writing a blog would be a good way to keep me occupied and make that free time more productive.
 

RH: What do you love most about writing a blog?
TCP: I love having my own place where I can express myself in the way I want to and somehow, inspire other people and let them inspire me. Something that makes me really happy is when I wake up in the morning and read my readers sweet comments. Other than that, one of my favorite things about writing a blog is that I get to meet a lot of people everyday, it's like a family on the internet. And, I feel like I shouldn't say this but, getting to try and review new products is another perk, who doesn't like a freebie?
 
RH:What do you get from writing a blog?
TCP: Since the very beginning, my blog has been a constant challenge and I learn from it everyday. I actually hate writing (and my written English is horrible), I don't see myself as a creative person and I've always kept my distance with social media. In the beginning I didn't know how to program or edit pictures, of all the things that were important to be a blogger, I had nothing! So, since I have "The Color Palette", I've learned so much and I try my best everyday to get over all of this and improve all those skills, and my English obviously; and I make myself go on Twitter and tweet every other time.
 
RH: How do you see your blog in the future?
TCP:  To be honest, I'm impressed by the things that have happened in these 6 months, and I didn't think it would be so easy. I hope to have the same, or more, support from my readers; and of course, to have the opportunity to work with brands.
I'd love to start working with clothing lines in the next 6 months, but whatever happens, I love and enjoy doing this!
 

RH: What are your favorite blogs?
TCP:   
Nany’s Klozet (and I've been following her work since she had Fab Chic and fit).
For Seven Seasons;  I love her work outfits.
Dulceida; for her style, she's also very polemic everywhere and that amuses me.
Fake leather; because I'm Mexican as well, and you can't deny Adriana's style is amazing! 
Money can buy lipstick; thanks to my obsession with lipsticks and those beautiful pictures all over the blog (blogger goals!!!) 
These are the blogs I can think of right now, I like so many blogs that it's hard to sum up all of them!




Don't forget to show her some love!

Conoce: The Color Palette

Hola bellezas!

Este será mi primer post en Español. Hace bastante tiempo que pienso en empezar a escribir en mi idioma, pero al haber empezado en Inglés, y tener ya una audiencia anglosajona, pensaba que no iba a ser capaz.

For those of you who speak English, this post will be up in English in a few hours.

Hoy os traigo una entrevista que realicé a una de mis bloggers favoritas, Abrily Ponce, de “The Color Palette”.
Hace algún tiempo, una amiga blogger me habló de ella y empecé a leer su blog, participé en su “Pinterest Party” y me ambas me ayudaron a ganar más audiencia.
“The Color Palette es un blog con un diseño muy sofisticado y en el que Abrily habla sobre todo sobre su pasión por la moda y la belleza, sin dejar de lado cosas tan importantes como la salud. Personalmente mis dos posts preferidos son: “Dosand Don’ts of losing weight  y “How to incorporate organic products in your beauty routine”. 






RH: ¿Por qué decidiste empezar un blog?


TCP: Yo tenía muchos anos leyendo los blogs the blonde salad y nany’s klozet , y después con la aparición de Pinterest y bloglovin fui descubriendo muchos mas sobre todo de moda, entonces yo me decía yo puedo hacer esto, se ve que es súper fácil. Hasta que un día después de haber terminado la carrera, sin trabajo y a punto de mudarme a otro país me di cuenta que tenía muchísimo tiempo libre por delante y decidí que el blog era una buena manera de mantenerme ocupada y aprovechar de manera productiva todo el tiempo que pasaba navegando en internet.

RH: ¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de escribir un blog?

TCP: Me encanta tener mi propio espacio donde puedo expresarme de la manera que yo quiera y de alguna forma inspirar a otras personas y dejarme inspirar por mis lectores también pues algo que me hace muy feliz es despertar en las mañanas y leer sus comentarios y palabras de cariño algunas veces. Además de eso, una de mis partes favoritas es la cantidad de gente que conoces todos los días, es como ser parte de una pequeña familia en la web. Y siento que no debería decir esto, pero no hay que olvidar los productos que me mandan para probar de vez en cuando, ¿a quien no le gustan los freebies?

RH: ¿Qué te ha aportado tener un blog?

TCP: Desde el principio mi blog ha sido un reto constante y por supuesto aprendizaje diario. Yo odio escribir (y mi ingles escrito es horrible, aun así se me ocurrió hacer el blog bilingüe), no me considero una persona creativa y siempre me he mantenido alejada de las redes sociales, además al principio no sabía nada de programación o edición de fotos, de  todas esas cosas importantes para ser blogger yo no tenía NADA! Entonces desde que tengo The Color Palette  he aprendido muchísimo y me esfuerzo cada día en superar esas barreras, mejorar el inglés obvio y me obligo un poquito a abrir aunque sea el twitter de vez en cuando. 

RH: ¿Cómo ves tu blog evolucionando en el futuro?

TCP: Para ser sincera me impresiona las cosas que han sucedido en estos 6 meses y yo no pensé que fuera a ser tan rápido, espero seguir teniendo tanto (o más) apoyo de las personas que me leen y por supuesto tener más oportunidades de trabajar con marcas y demás. Me gustaría empezar a trabajar con tiendas de ropa en los próximos 6 meses, pero pase lo que pase, me encanta hacer esto y yo lo disfruto como sea!

RH: ¿Cuáles son tus blogs favoritos?

TCP:   
Nany’s Klozet (y la sigo desde desde que tenía Fab Chic and fit).
For Seven Seasons;  me encantan sus outfits como para el trabajo.
Dulceida; por su estilazo, además que siempre causa mucha polémica en todos lados y eso me divierte. Fake leather; porque yo soy mexicana  también y no se puede negar que el estilo de Adriana esta increíble!  Money can buy lipstick; gracias a mi obsesion por los labiales y las fotos tan bonitas que hay por todo el blog (blogger goal!!) Por el momento son solo unos de los que me acuerdo, pero es que todos los días leo tantos que es difícil llevar la cuenta.!



No Olvideis pasaros por The Color Palette y sigan a Abrily en las redes sociales: