Some friends just make you smile. 🌵🌵🌵With longtime friend Elizabeth @seed_collective_
wearing her T’s
No importan los obstáculos que se te presenten, siempre sigue avanzando.
New makeup reviews, looks, product favs, vibes, and more coming soon only at TheVibeEditorial.com/vibe 💙🥂 @thevibebeauty
And she loved a little boy very, very much. #Amor
The next time I find myself in Vegas I’ll be a mama 😳 Oh how things change! But this season of life has truly been my favorite and I find myself smiling for no reason sometimes. Now I’m enjoying some much needed R&R in AZ with my favorite peeps & basking in the 75 degree weather 🙌🏼 I can’t help but cringe thinking about the cold weather that waits for me back home!
My travel outfit is linked here: http://liketk.it/2yhth . You can also head to the blog (www.livelearnluxeit.com) and visit my “shop” page for all the details! #liketkit @liketoknow.it #traveloutfit #secondtrimester #venetianlasvegas
She told me... Mami I had a fun day today... my day is complete! Night night
Guess who has never properly introduced herself here? 🙋🏽♀️Me! I’m not sure why, but better late than never. My name is Claudya and in 2009, I decided to start a blog. Why? Well, I had become a mother seven months earlier and I felt isolated AF. I needed a community and I needed a way to channel my creativity. I had no plan, I was simply following my heart and my heart told me to put myself out there. I started sharing my life via the blog and was rewarded in ways that I never could have imagined. That community I was looking for? I found it - more like it found me - and if you are reading this, you are a part of it and I thank you for making my life richer. Sharing my stories, my sense of humor, my proud Latina perspective and the things I care about gave me a career as a writer. I never would have intentionally set out to be a writer, but the Universe is always more generous to us than we are to ourselves. Sometimes we don’t need to know why our heart wants us to do something, we just need to follow our heart and see where it takes us. Your turn! What is your heart telling you to do and are you following it?
Glowing skin is always in ✨
So idk about you, but when I was younger, I suffered from severe acne. After going to the dermatologist and taking antibiotics, my acne cleared. BUT it left my skin with a lot of texture, fine lines and bumps. 😑😑
sent me their Eye Cream which can be used under your eyes and for your entire face. I’ve been using it for the past few days as a moisturizer before applying foundation. I can already see a huge difference in the texture and makeup application! 💄💄💄 It helped my irritated and damaged skin, and left my face feeling super smooth! It’s also cruelty free, doesn’t contain any harmful substances AND smells amazing 🌸🌼. You can purchase Dewycel on Amazon or check out their instapage for more info. 😊
#dewycel #dewyholic #eyecream
📷 : @capturetone
Decisions and choices - how do you know if you’re making the right one or the wrong one?
I’m a person who trusts my gut instincts and brain. My brain works to formulate educated guess into a Pro and Con List, while my gut influences decisions to minimize regrets in my life.
Starting Global Girl Gang was not easy. I had just moved to a new city, was reunited with my husband (after living apart for a year), was no longer studying all the time, and had started a new job. I didn’t have a background in nonprofits, but when women started reaching out saying they wanted this to become a reality, I reached out to @astronauttia
for advice and tips
We worked together to brainstorm and go through our Pro & Con list of what services and support we wanted this Girl Gang to offer
Since then, we’ve grown to having 24 amazing and talented women from across the globe
These extraordinary women are Contributors, Directors or Officers who volunteer 3-15 hours a week towards this cause
They follow their passion and work in fields that are known to them or push themselves to learn new skills. At the moment they make up the Business Development, Creative, Events, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Member Development, Mentorship Program, Product Development & Merchandising, and Technology Teams
How do I know this was the right choice? We’re building a global community where young girls can have the resources and connections we didn’t have growing up and are establishing a network to support women well past retirement
It’s a lot of hard work and there literally has been blood, sweat and tears but nothing ventured is nothing gained.
If you want tips on how I go about making my Pro & Con list, DM me or comment. As for my gut instincts, well... you’ll just have to figure that out for yourself
him: to all the ladies in place with style and grace
Learned a TON at the “Digital Influencers Meet PR Pros” workshop at the beautiful @WeWork
offices! Getting to talk face to face with Marketing and PR professionals about how to better benefit our relationship was invaluable! Thanks @agencyabron
! 🤓👩🏻💻 P.S. Top is from the new Wild Fable line @target
If there is one exercise/skill I learned that I can recommend is to track your expenses. What is expense tracking ? taking a look at your bank statements from the first to last day of the month. Categorize your purchases/expenses i.e car expenses, rent, utilities, restaurants, groceries etc and go through the statement adding up how much you spent on each category. I guarantee you will find the answer to , “ where the f$&! Does all my money go?” I was surprised to see how much I spent on my car !! 😢 (about 24%) of my income. This includes car payment, gas, insurance, maintenance, car washes. So guess what I’m trying to do? ...get rid of it and apply what I’m spending on my car to student loans.
Now that I moved back home to save for grad school, I have less control about my household waste. Although I’ve always recycled, I’ve tried to reduce my plastic waste this year. Recycling is still key 🔑 but we should try to reduce and reuse first!
Now that China no longer accepts most plastic waste exports, US cities are unable to handle the amount of plastic sent to their recycling centers. This means that some plastic waste that you intended to recycle actually got sent to a landfill. Estimates say that 111 million metric tons of plastic waste will be displaced by 2030 😢😱
Perfect weather in Madrid, while traveling back in time thanks to this city’s architecture.
Today, the weather was a little chilly but not too cold, which allowed me to layer without having to wrap myself in heavy coats. I went for faux leather leggings, a mesh tee, crystal studded sneakers and a polka dots robe.
The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 🤗
Having someone else’s back and knowing they have yours truly is the greatest gift and blessing.🙏🏼🦋
In the Latin community the hardest conversation you can have with your parents is “Hello you’re not parenting me correctly”. :
The story goes egotistically: You know how far we had to come for you to have this house for you to have this food?!
As a hormonal teenager trying to feel equal to your peers you didn’t care about the logistics of how we got this home or how food appeared.
Your hormones were ranging and you felt indifferent in your own skin. Labeled ungrateful because you felt sad. How dare you be sad when people have less than you? :
At a very young age, I’ve endured things no child should go through on their own. I learned from young not to speak on things because you will get in trouble.
In trouble because you’re too young
In trouble because you don’t speak on those things
In trouble because what will the neighbors think?
I decided to forgive my parents because I needed to allow myself to feel free of the control I thought they had of my life.
They didn’t pick me up when I fell, I did.
They didn’t wipe my tears, I did.
They didn’t teach me how to heal, I did.
I forgave them therefore I have the control back.
One Day or Day one? You decide. 🤔
For the longest time, I wanted to start a blog but never did. I was afraid of being a beginner and of putting myself out there. For years, I put it off but now I finally have my blog and it’s been the most empowering thing I’ve done in a long time. Get started today on your dream. Everyone has to start somewhere. This is your life. The time is Now. Go for it! 😁💕🦋
Made the switch! New blog post
Born into poverty? Middle class? You don’t have to stay there. The process to get out may be hard but will be worth it 🤜🏽🤜🏽
This weekend was day 1 of the #financiallyfitmakeover
held by @financiallyfitfoundation
. This 12 week course gives a system of organizing your finances starting with organizing your ✉️ mail (seems like a given but if your like me my mail organizing skills are zero to none) 💰Budgeting 101, where you define your priorities and create a budget. 💳 Banking and Credit cards 💘Relationship with money . And plenty more . I’ll be documenting through the program and sharing the highlights! It’s great to be part of this organization 👍🏽