Personal Essay #13

"Self Portrait" Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

As many of you may already know about me is that I'm Latina. With so much going on in the world right now, it's nice to know that there is a month dedicated to the people of the Spanish- speaking kind. From September 15th to October 15th, hispanics in the USA rejoice and observe in celebration of what makes us proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and diverse culture. 


Read My Lips

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

As a busy bee, you can most likely find me on the move from one place to another. Because of that I don't often get the joy to discover new makeup products but when I do, I really enjoy the chance mixing up my routine. I am obsessed with makeup, mostly because it gives anyone a chance to enhance their natural beauty and also because it's fun! I tend to focus on lips when it comes to makeup looks, so when Almay reached out with their new metallic lip glosses I was already prepping my lips!


Everyday Makeup Routine

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

When it comes to routines, we tend to stick with what we know. From the choice of morning food choices to how we pick out our clothing options for the day, it's as if everything is a some how predetermined. It would be an understatement to say that I like makeup, not a makeup professional in the least but I genuinely enjoy it. One of my favorite ways to do my makeup is via the "No Makeup, Makeup" look, which is a bit of an oxymoron moron! 


Lipgloss Poppin'

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

For the longest time, I have not been a fan of lipgloss. Something about the tacky feeling that I never got used to, growing up lipglosses all were tacky or at least the ones that my friends and I used in high school were. I'll admit I likened lipgloss to 12-16 year old girls and not for adult 20 somethings and beyond. I love my mattes, satins, velvety lipsticks and of course dashes of color too. But I have learned that lately many makers of lip glosses have been creating better options for adults that don't include glitter or "bubble gum" pink! My latest obsession is with Marc Jacob's new lip gloss, Enamored.


Health Check

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

Imagine this, your phone buzzes. It’s an email from your boss, in less than a minute, you’ve read and started to write a draft answer on the go and of course you're checking the time as you type. Indeed, I’ve got a busy schedule to keep up with, between work, the gym and your friends/ family. It’s fair to say that I don’t take the time to think twice before making a decision: time is a luxury after all! Here are a few tips on how I make the most of my time to enjoy more of "me" time!