Beauty Bit, 24K Gold Skincare

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

As the quest for the "perfect" skincare product continues, everyone is looking for something to heal all of their woes, from blemishes to firmness and long lasting elasticity, it can be quite daunting trying out so many products with so many promises. For me, when it comes to what kind of jewelry tone I prefer to wear, it's defintitely gold, it just compliments my skin tone more than silver does! When I found out about skincare that infused 24K gold into it's products I was intrigued  and a bit hesitant. It certainly sounded like something I needed to get my hands on, though they did set the gimmick-o- meter on red alert for me. I recently tried out Euphorie's 24K Gold Anti Aging Reversing Set that included a serum and cream.


Pre Fall Athleisure

Photography by Derrick Hogue

Summer's end is near and with that comes the so called "summertime blues." I try to not think too hard about parting ways with Summer but rather reflect on all the good times and moments that I've had and remember that the best is yet to come! Saying sayonara to Summer with a minimalist uniform to get myself ready to transition into the cooler temperatures. Trading in the fuschias, citrons, and aqua blues for plum, mustards and greys this season. Of course, denim never goes out of style and wearing it as anything other than a pair of jeans definitely not boring! 


Personal Essay #9

Photography by Cheyenne Gil

I knew I was different, I had to grow up a lot faster because I was different. Even the school kids would push me to be different because any other way was just unacceptable. So how could I not be at odds with what the world seemed to be pushing me towards? This is something that most "hyphenated" people deal with, our parents' generation seemed to have lost their culture, or even have had them taken away. Our generation--- my generation is fumbling around for it, myself included. Being Latino means being part of a rich, diverse culture but with the current Hispanic mainstream, you have to wonder, does it?


100 Years of Shoes

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Shoes in a way are like a hobby of sorts, every pair is a collector's item. Each pair more different from height to structure, embellishment to texture and each causing a new sense of confidence and character to the wearer. I love shoes, shoes are my vice and i'm sure the same goes for many women across the globe! It has even been proven that shoes, for many women, triggers dopamine to the brain which makes so much sense with shoe addiction! Mode Studios recently released a video showcasing the shoe trends from the past century, starting from the 1900s to now. The shoe addict in me just squirmed with excitement!


Mad Dash Beauty

Illustrated by jacqueline Davis Moranti

It's no secret, I love to travel. Traveling is one of my absolute favorite past times, I never feel guilty with going over budget when it comes to traveling because it's something that soothes my soul and nourishes my mental health. I recently spent a few days away in the northern eastern states with family, long drives mean waning beauty regimes because of the short amount of times you have to get from point a to point b and passengers that just want to rush you! In my recent trip, I took note of all the products I used frequently to make sure I looked like a normal, sane person! I love indulging in different beauty treatments, it's like giving yourself a DIY spa experience, from the comfort of your own home. When I'm traveling, I try to do the same!