Monday, May 28, 2012

Style United: Your very own personalized virtual makeover

Many of us women at one time or another has struggled with finding the perfect types of fashion apparel, and skin care routine that works best for our individual style. Well, I am glad to say that there is no longer a need to have these worries or insecurities!


Style United has all the answers to help us solve any type of styling issues we have ever had to encounter... Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

Indeed it is. Here are the many reasons why:

For starters, becoming a member of Style United is easier than you think. Plug in your main contact information then you are all set to start personalizing your style account. What does this involve? It involves two things: a few minutes of your undivided attention and honesty. Why honesty? You will need to complete a variety of questions on your hair type, figure type, skin type and other questions that will be about your individual preference which is needed in order to obtain the BEST possible advice for your overall – Style360 makeover.

The questions are very direct on specific topics, which are: fashion focus, mad for makeup, skin deep, and hair affair. As you are going through these four main sections of the Virtual Makeover Diagnostic Tool, personalized advice is given to you immediately depending on your specific response. This is a great way to see where one can improve their style, makeup tips, skin and hair care.

In addition, if while you are moving through the sections you end up having specific questions of your own, the site has a Style 911 tab where you can submit your questions and concerns. Now, if you are in need of a faster response, then there is a toll free number that can be used instead. All the necessary help you need – right at your fingertips!

Two other main facets that Style United  has to offer its members are the sections under Tips & Trends and News & Offers. I personally enjoy these sections the most! I like having the option of searching through the Tips & Trends tab to browse around and see what the latest trend ideas are, the editor’s picks and how I can customize them to suit my individual style.

Over all, becoming a member to Style United is definitely worth the time and effort of responding to a few personal questions. But, of course there are other advantages to joining as well.

If you decide to join Style United now, you will be giving yourself a chance to win their New View, New You Giveaway.  Two winners will be selected to win a $500 gift card that will allow the winners to go on a shopping spree at Macy’s or Nordstrom! It cannot get better than that!

It’s the perfect deal: Join Style United: experience the Style 360 for your very own personalized makeover experience then enter the giveaway for a chance to put your new style advice into effect ~ that’s a win – win situation if you ask me!

To find out more about the SheSpeaks StyleUnited: New View, New You Program, visit  for all the juicy details.

Take it from me, I joined Style United and have never looked back. I have all the information needed to make the perfect style choices to fit my individual taste…I truly adore this site, and I know you will too!

Disclosure:  As an active member and blogger of the shespeaks community I was given the opportunity to join the Style United Beauty and Fashion program. This is my personal post  for this program; as such I will receive a complimentary beauty gift provided by P&G for my participation in this campaign. However, ALL opinions stated in this post are 100% MY VERY OWN.

Jennifer Ouellette: Trendy Headbands


Wearing headbands is a timeless fashion accessory. The headband can be worn no matter the occasion or weather situation. Fashionable headbands can easily be considered a fashion trend of the ages.  This is exactly what can be expected from Jennifer Ouellette  and her line of headbands. Jennifer Ouellette is a premier hair dress designer in New York City.

What makes Jennifer Ouellette’s designs so special?

brand_05Jennifer’s sense of design began during her childhood days, while spending time in her mother’s vintage clothing store in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, majoring in Textile and Apparel Management & Costume Design. Jennifer continues to combine her passion for vintage fashion with her modern New York City style. Using her needle and thread as an artist uses pencil and paint, she applies her manual sewing techniques to her millinery sculptures with loving detail.brand_06
In 1999, she was granted a US patent for the development of a unique headband design and construction, whose focus was to provide comfort and value. Her sustainable approach to her design proves that she is a recycling artist. “I get creative when I start to clean my studio, reinventing our scraps is my expertise. I am content when we have zero waste.”
Jennifer Ouellette’s work has been included in some of the  fashion’s best periodicals around the world and her loyal customers demand more than shallow trends to compliment their style. Her designs are full of vitality and innovation, with inspirations from history, science and nature.
Jennifer Ouellette does not just sell hair dresses and accessories for profit, their utmost aim is providing quality fashion accessories. This is the exact reason why they always provide guaranteed satisfaction to their customers.

This is one of their most favorite designs.

An enchanting beauty that even your little girl could not resist wearing.

Now onto the good news! and Jennifer Ouellette and a group of amazing bloggers are giving away 9 headbands to 4 lucky followers! A total estimated value of more than $400.

1st Winner – 3 headbands ($150 value)
2nd Winner – 2 headbands($100 value)
3rd Winner – 2 headbands ($100 value)
4th Winner – 2 headbands ($80 value)

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE (free shipping) 
Event begins today, May 28 ans will end on June 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.
No purchase or sign up required to enter. 

The winners will be emailed and has 24 hours only to respond, otherwise, another winner/s will be drawn.
So, please make sure you always check the email address that you’ve submitted in this giveaway.

 Kindly submit your entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck and stay beautiful!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Powers of adding a Exfoliating Cleanser to Your Skin Care Routine

Over the years we have been schooled on many different steps that need to be added to our skin care routine. Some of these steps are often overlooked, one in specific, exfoliating our skin.

You may be thinking, "Why is exfoliating such a big deal, anyway?"... Many woman have, including myself, have thought like this once or twice. But, guess what?

Exfoliating is a M.U.S.T.     Here are the reasons why:

1. The instant benefit: Immediately after exfoliating your skin will glow, feel silky smooth, and soft.
2. Exfoliating keep pores "unclogged" which will help with avoiding blackheads and pimples from surfacing.
3. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, while reducing the appearance of fine lines.
4. Exfoliating helps keep your skin clean. Clean skin will continue to look younger and more subtle as you age.

Now that we know the BENEFITS. how often should we exfoliate?

Dry skin: A minimum of once a week to avoid irritation to dry skin.
Oily skin: Using a gentle exfoliate brand - should be used once a day. (I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts - I use a gentle exfoliate twice a day.) 
Normal - Combination skin: A minimum of twice a week.

Which brands should you use?

There is one suggestion I can make. I have recently fallen in love with SIBU Beauty Exfoliating Facial Cleanser.
SIBU Beauty - Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

I first heard about it while watching Dr. Oz. He featured the SIBU Beauty brand not too long ago. On the show they talked about one of the main ingredients infused in SIBU Beauty which is sea buckthorn berry. This ingredient contains over 190 bioactive compounds, including the elusive Omega 7 (a rare and vital nutrient necessary for healthy skin).

I have oily skin, so I use a very small amount  in the morning and at night before going to bed. Since I started using it I can definitely see the results. Which is the main reason why I jumped on the chance to share this with all of our readers.

Now it's your turn: You too can have chance to get your very own SIBU Beauty Exfoliating Facial Cleanser at 75% off! These cleansers retail for $18, but your price is only $5! plus there is FREE SHIPPING...

PS. Don't forget to come back and let us know how the SIBU Beauty has ranked in your beauty skin care regimen. We love to hear back from our readers!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Our Favorite Arm Candy by Made It!


In 1 word-CHIC!

This Spring has been all about the "arm-candy", 0ne of the easiest of trends that can be worn by everyone. There are so many different styles to wearing "arm candy" its almost impossible to choose a favorite style.

Choosing our favorite has been a difficult a choice as any, but we have Made It!  In black, gold and plum:

Made It! Black
Made It! Gold
Made It! Plum

We are completely obsessed with these lightweight leather bangles from Made It! These bangles look so on trend with antique gold accent bars, which showcase a style all your own when you wear them in multiples or even singles with any outfit you choose, you can even pair these with other types of bangles or bracelets you  have in your collection...

It's all about wrist parties this season!

Special Note Just for You: Want to rock a pair of these Made It! Leather Bangles? Get a set of 10 bangles today for 75% off! These bangles retail for $35, but your price is only $9!  Not to mention that there is FREE SHIPPING!

As always, it's so important for me to tell you how excited I am to be able to bring these special fashion events to my readers and their friends! Please stay tuned as we have a few other specials to share with you during this weekend ~ Can't wait for all my wonderful fashionistas to see them!

Model Latina takes over South Beach this Memorial Day!

If you are anything like me, you enjoy watching reality TV. At first I was mostly against watching these types of shows but now I can sit here with a straight face while saying that I love to watch reality TV. Please don’t get me wrong, not all shows are the same, which means that only a very few get a passing grade and my approval.

One of my favorite reality TV shows is Model Latina. 

Have you heard of  Model Latina on nuvoTV?  If you haven’t, then let me just say, you are missing out on a great show. I like to think of Model Latina as the Latin version of America’s Next Top Model, but much more engaging and exciting. This is one of the reasons I just can’t stop watching it!

The concept of having ten (10) beautiful Latina women living together under the same roof  is more than enough reason to get anyone to sit down and catch every single minute of every small detail of what happens between the ladies during this high intense competition as they all fight to be the model to win $25,000 plus a modeling contract.

I say intense mainly due to all the different challenges these ladies have to put themselves through. This upcoming season is not going to be anything different, only better. One of the challenges to be on the watch for this season is a challenge where the ladies will have to be under water. In my opinion, that is very intense!

Watch a sneek preview of what's to come and Meet this seasons Latina Models .

Not only will we be watching the ladies compete against one another, but we will also get a closer view of all the fun in the sun that these lucky Latina contestants will have while living in South Beach. This season promises to deliver more excitement than past seasons. We will have a chance to live vicariously through the show as we will be exposed to the beautiful beaches, a look at latest fashion trends, and of course, getting to know the contestants and celebrity judges.

The judges that have been selected for this season of Model Latina are some of BEST artists in their chosen field. Do you recognize these fabulous Latino faces?

As you can already imagine, most of us ladies are super anxious to get a closer look at Carlos Ponce and Franco LaCosta! I can’t wait to see them both in action as they work side by side with the contestants as their mentors and judges.

It’s a good thing that we only have a few days to wait for the season premier.

Model Latina is entering its fifth season, which airs this Monday, May 28th, at 10pm ET/PT only on nuvoTV.

If this is your first time hearing about Model Latina, over the weekend check out  nuvoTV’s YouTube channel – Stylish and Sexy Latinas - where you can catch up to this new season premier by watching all the mini video episodes that have aired in past seasons. If you are already a loyal fan, as I am, you can watch your favorite moments and live them all over again before Monday!

Please do not forget to watch the fifth season premier of Model Latina this Monday at 10pm! If you think you might forget to watch, then DVR the entire season! You will definitely be glad you did!

Want more information about Model Latina? Visit their  facebook page / twitter feed 

Disclosure: This is a compensated post in collaboration with both nuvoTV and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions stated by this writer are 100% my very own.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday's Sneekpeeq : Beauty without Cruelty

Have you ever heard of I found out about them recently and I am so glad that I did! It's a fun way to get a "sneakpeeq" on every type of item you can possibly think of needing.

Sneakpeeq has products for every style:  Boho, Rocker, American, Classy - you name it I am pretty sure you will be able to find it there. Which is why I wanted to share this news with all of our lovely fashionistas!

We have all seen the hundreds of different types of nail polish that are out there which can be used to create fantastic nail art. I have to admit, getting my nails manicured and polished at the nail salon is the BEST feeling ever! I truly love it! But, unfortunately, there are times when we don't necessarily have the time or funds to go out and get this special treat for ourselves, so when that happens, the next best option is to paint our nails at home, right?

That is where sneekpeaq comes into the picture.

Sneekpeaq currently has Beauty Without Cruelty nail polish on their website. BWC  is a well known brand who has specialized in creating makeup products safe to wear and completely animal free. I like the sound of that, don't you?

Here are three colors for you to see:

These shades are going to be perfect for drenching our summer with delicious color!

Here's the best part:

Our amazing fashionistas can get Attitude Nail Colors from BWC at over 75% off! These Nail Colors retail for $17 per bottle, but your price is only $4! From Pink Crush to Rich Plum, Tangerine to Reckless Ruby-ready, set, peeq! SHIPS FREE!

Isn't this fabulous news for a Hump Day? I would say so!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Join me in Le Tour de France

In honor of National Bike Month during May, Tour de France Bicycles would like to giveaway to one lucky fan some official Tour de France bike gear (water bottles, t-shirts and other cool bike swag - apprx. retail value $50) along with fun tips on how to bike as a family, a customizable biking plan and even connect you with a Tour de France bike expert from the official Tour de France family bicycle brand!! If you love biking, this is for YOU!!

This NEW non-racing bicycle brand is perfect for helping get and keep families fit and is now available in a Wal-Mart nearest you. This bike launch is in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Le Tour de France, which kicks off Saturday, June 30th, as the biggest cycling event in the world!

If you'd like to enter to win, simply complete the Rafflecopter instructions. There is only (1) mandatory entry - Comment on this blog telling us what your fave family activity is, whether it be biking, family game night, pizza night, you name it! The rest of the entries are easy Facebook "Likes" and are completely optional - but it does give you the chance to link up to more family-friendly blogs, not to mention, a better chance at winning the loot!

Enter Below!

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A very special Thank You to all of the blogs that are helping to promote this awesome giveaway:

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Monday, May 21, 2012

A Charisma and Beauty Brite Bundle

Having something special to offer our readers at the very beginning of the week is such a great feeling. I believe that it can help lift up anyone's mood, no matter how down or out you maybe feeling. For that same reason we have been trying to find some of the best fashion and beauty events to share with all of our readers, as a thank you for being our supporters. And, today is no different!

Welcome to the ybf Beauty Bundle Giveaway!

I have teamed up with Charisma Media Network, Beauty Brite and a great group of bloggers to bring our readers this awesome giveaway! The entire package prize has a retail value of $106.25.  Please take a moment to look over the list of prizes that are being offered:
 ybf Beauty Collectible Pewtertone Lipstick Case, 
ybf Complexion Perfection Loose Finishing Powder, 
ybf Luxury Lip Liners Set of 2, 
ybf Regal & Royal Crown Compact.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win your ybf beauty bundle! 
This giveaway is open to US Residents Only! 
Giveaway starts May 21st at 12:01am and ends June 6th at 12:01am.

Leading Lady: The support and comfort you need!

Ladies, we all have had this happen to us at one point in time. For most of us, the bra we choose to wear is not always the BEST for our particular figure, but that doesn't stop us, now does it?  One thing that I have always been taught as a young adult, was that taking the time out to go and get a bra fitting was the ONLY way to really find out what the correct size and fit was.  I could not agree more - this is nothing but the truth. 

Finding a full figure bra with comfort and support is a bit of a task. Not to mention the limited selection and costly price for full figured bra sizes. However, thanks to Leading Lady and the opportunity to review the Scalloped Lace Underwire Full Figure Bra (5044) in the color black, we have found that the comfort and support with Leading Lady is a winner!

To give you a better idea of how Leading Lady had its start, please read:


It all started with two slightly used sewing machines and a man with a whole lot of ambition.

Leading Lady was founded in 1939, after Frank Farino. Leading Lady Brand is best known for manufacturing nursing and full figure intimate specialty apparel and accessories.  If you would like to read even more valuable information, please read more (_HERE_).




Content: Back: 85% Nylon, 15% Spandex  Lace: 92% Nylon, 8% Spandex  Exclusive of trim


Hand wash. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Iron as needed using low temperature.

Country of Origin: Imported

Here is the best part:

Pros: Comfort , Support , Lightly padded cups and straps, and Side coverage


Only, available in black, nude and white.


Having the ability to shop for quality, support and comfort online is at your fingertips with Leading Lady.
First, I thought the lace would itch. To my surprise, NO! Second, I was highly impressed with the support and full side coverage under arms. I could lift arms with ease and have coverage on sides. Also, no protruding under wire. Last,comfortable fit for day or night. Leading Lady is quality at reasonable and
affordable prices. (Source: (Italic))

This has been a guest post on behalf of: NaturalHairLatina


Now, Here is the BEST part of this post - this concerns you:

Our friends at Leading Lady would like to offer one lucky reader the opportunity to win Scalloped Lace Underwire Full Figure Bra (5044)

Please complete rafflecopter:

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Introducing Brazil and its Magical Journey

FAB Friday has arrived!

I have always been a fan of Macy's. They are one of the few stores that come up with innovative promotions and trendy designer collections made affordable - just for us!

This morning I decided to take a trip to Macy's in Easton Town Center in Columbus, Oh to look around and do some much needed window shopping. When I got there, to my surprise there were at least another 50 women waiting to get inside! But I am so happy I fought my way through the masses...why?

I was able to get an up close view of the new fashion collection that Macy's has displayed in stores and online: A Magical Journey through Brasil

The collections are amazing - the colors are bold, bright, exotic neon, floral print, neon accessories and so much more! I was (and still am) head over heels in love with Brasil collection. I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that all the fashion pieces remind me of home, Puerto Rico.

To see more photos of the Brasil displays inside the Macy's stores and read more about Macy's collection, please visit my article from today: Brazil has arrived at Macy's with a grand entrance

Now it's your turn: Have you seen the new Brasil collection, yet? Are you planning a shopping spree this weekend? If so, please share with us - we love talking with you!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For the Boho Chic: Bohemian Rhapsody Accessories


Happy Wednesday Beauties!

Since we are in the middle of the week I wanted to share something special that would help uplift our fashion spirits....

Every Spring is a chance for renewal, so be a risk-taker with your self-expression. Try bohemian fashions with a twist, like strong bamboo rings, full of color and soul. We love how it combines lightweight, easy-to-wear bamboo with sweet and classic floral motifs.

Here is your chance to get a FREE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY BAMBOO RING ($27 value) and FREE SHIPPING just for joining sneakpeeq!

I hope all of my amazing beauties gets their free ring! There are so many fabulous fashion items at sneakpeeg it's hard to choose which item to get first!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring trend: Layering outfits

Two Tone Cocoon Cardigan by Gold Hawk

During the spring months, the weather can be ever changing. One day the weather can be perfect for wearing a dress or skirt, and then the next day it could be raining outside causing the temperature to do down drastically. When this is the case, knowing how to pull off an outfit by layering comes into play. 

Continue reading article.....Spring trend: Layering outfits 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Help Dad Fill his Man Cave!

Happy Monday Beauties!

May is almost over, Memorial Day will be upon us in two weeks or so, and then before you know it Father's Day will be here. Time sure does fly right past us sometimes, doesn't it? Well, today we are starting to promote a special Father's Day Giveaway Event.

Now, let me just say that I am super excited to be a part of this event. It will finally give us the perfect opportunity to show that special man in our lives just how much they mean to us!

Being that Father's are so important what better gift to give them than a $600 CASH prize along with a $100 restaurant gift card!! So, not only will Dad be able to furnish their Man Cave but they get to take you out to dinner!

All you have to do is enter this contest (via rafflecopter below)for a chance to win these wonderful prizes!) 

Please Note: The Father's Day Giveaway Event starts today, 5/14 and ENDS 6/8! So please enter as many times allowed and share this with your friends!

Good Luck to those who enter!!

Thank you to our Hosts:
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Facebook Fan Celebration Fashion Frenzy

We are very excited to be working with Tammilee Tips, Fabnab and Planet Lulu to bring you this fantastic celebration giveaway! Tammilee Tips recently hit 20,000 Facebook fans and is celebrating with a Summer Fashion Giveaway! There is over $2,000 in Summer Fashion prizes available in this giveaway! is your weekly hookup for smashing deals on fashion, beauty care, kids gear and tons more! Save up to 80% and nab something... fab!

The original online sample sale, launched the "apparel flash sale" retail phenomenon in the USA. Planet LuLu relaunches in 2012 with their online & retail stores and deals up to 90% off apparel, footwear, accessories and more!

Summer Fashion Giveaway Prizes
Grand Prizes:

1 Winner will receive 7 pieces of Nelia Adiato Jewelry -Value over $575
You can check out pictures and info on this great jewelry here -> Nelia Adiato 

1 winner will receive a Summer Fashion Clothing Set - Value over $575
Prize includes 5 pieces of clothing and 3 pieces of Cosabella
Additional Prizes

2 winners will receive 2 pieces of Nelia Adiato Jewelry - Value over $150

2 winners will receive a Summer Fashion Clothing Set - Value over $150
Prize includes clothing and Cosabella products

We will be having a Twitter party on May 22nd at 6pm pst! We are going to be giving away Michael Todd Skincare valued at over $200 in prizes!
Make sure you follow @tammileetips on Twitter

To enter this great giveaway please fill out the Rafflecopter form

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Summer Fashion: Louis Vuitton Event


Happy Weekend Wonderful Luvlys!

It's Saturday and what better way to celebrate it then having another fabulous summer fashion giveaway event! We shared a previous event for a Kate Spade designer handbag which was a total success thanks to all of you!

Today we are excited to announce a second designer handbag giveaway for all of our gorgeous readers to enter... Please read all the details below. Good Luck!

 **Powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap**
Along with our hosts:
Present this Louis Vuitton Giveaway Event!

Giveaway will run May 12 12:01 am EST thru June 12 11:59 pm EST

You have a lot of chances to WIN! Complete the mandatory entry and unlock the bonus entries.
Bonus entries are Facebook likes.

Wait for the Rafflecopter to load and enter below:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom-To-B

Mother's Day Gift Guide for Moms-To-Be

As Mother's Day approaches, some of us may be wondering what types of gifts we will purchase for our special Mami's. But what about those ladies who are expecting? Should they get gifts on Mother's Day, even if they have not given birth yet?

Oh yes! In my opinion "motherhood" begins the very second when a woman confirms her pregnancy. Would you not agree with that logic?

I am not the only woman who think this way apparently.

The writers at have put a slideshow together for those who are celebrating this Mother's Day with women who are still expecting.

This list has everything from stretch mark cream to a nifty "rocker" for the new bundle of joy. Now with the rocker, I am not sure who will enjoy it better, Mom or the baby!

To see the slideshow - please click the caption under the photo

Now it's your turn:  Can you remember what gifts you were given the first time you celebrated Mother's Day?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hump Day Giveaway Round-Up

photo credit

Happy Hump Day Luvlys! It's the middle of the work week and as such we are in need of a little "pick me upper".

So, to help us get over this hump day, here is a list of all the amazing fashion and beauty giveaway events that are currently going on. Don't miss your chance to enter these events for more chances to win some fabulous prizes!

Let the fun begin here:

Art and Soul proudly presents: Lotus Flower Necklace - event ends 5/10
Monday is for Kate Spade - event ends 5/10
Envoyage Perfume Giveaway - event ends TODAY!
Let's Take a Load Off Together - event ends 5/13

A Summer Accessory Event with a Cause via Firmoo - event ends 5/14
New: Sunny Day Giveaway Event - event ends 5/19
Special 10K Fanbration Celebration Event - event ends 5/21

Some of these are ending this week, so please feel free to enter now and pass the info along! 

Good Luck to everyone who enters! 

PS. Please stay tuned as we will be sponsoring more events during the next few months, not to mention bringing you more beauty tutorials and fashion news! Subscribe via email now as you wont want to miss a thing!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Anti-aging Foods for Beautiful Skin

photo credit: ghetty images 

Every woman today does it. Some women go to extremes when they do it. Other women dream of having the sources at their disposal so they can do it.

Do you have an idea as to what every women does that makes us all have this one thing in common?

The answer is simple: Every woman at one point or another, are on a personal quest to stop the effects of aging.

Yes, we are all guilty of "doing it". Some women spend money trying to reclaim their youth by going "under the knife". Not to say that I am against it because I am not. I will say that I am in the group of women that would much rather turn to less abrasive methods than the knife. Why? Easy, you hardly ever end up looking as beautiful after surgery then the way you looked before it! That is of course, my personal opinion.

Okay, so how can we stop or at least slow down the inevitable aging process?

I am not a doctor or a know it all, but I do read a lot. I have found that much of what we consume on a daily basis will either do us good, or do us harm. Well, we all know that, right? But what foods in particular are we talking about? 

I came across an email late last night from  One of the websites writers, Brierley Wright, wrote an article that grabbed my attention, "Anti-aging Foods for your skin". In her article, Brierley listed six (6) foods that can be beneficial in helping us retain youthful looking skin.

Here is the list of foods:

1. strawberries
2. tomatoes
3. tofu
4. tuna
5. coffee
6. cocoa

Are you surprised? Out of the six foods, I was aware of two: strawberries and cocoa. I had no clue that coffee could be considered as good for our skin! Did you?

When I look at this list of foods it appears to be that this is an easier, and cheaper way of consuming "anti-aging" ingredients that could help nourish our skin rather than sitting in a cold sterile room waiting to get sliced and diced by a plastic surgeon! Not to mention the fact that, most of us probably do not have that kind of disposable income for surgeries - but it would be nice!

Wouldn't you agree?

Now it's your turn: What's your take on anti-aging? Would you rather seek medical intervention? or perhaps go the "natural" route? Please share your thoughts, inquiring minds would like to know...

To read the entire article written by Brierley Wright, please visit

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Summer Accessory Event with a Cause via Firmoo

Welcome to Summer Fun with Firmoo Glasses!
Summer is here and the scorching heat can be dangerous to our eyes. The best way to be protected is by wearing cool sunglasses to shield our eyes from the sun's harmful rays. is the emerging global online optical store of prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. Years of expertise in optical industry enable to offer varieties of prescription eyewear to the consuming public in high quality yet at extremely affordable prices. The low prices in never compromise the quality of eyewear while treating the quality and services to consumers as top priority.'s mission is far more beyond providing refractive corrections for our customers. Our product portfolio offers wide varieties of most stylish frames for both budget- and fashion-conscious wearers. will help you realize your dream of creating your own eyeglasses wardrobe!

The good news is that Firmoo Glasses allowed me to host this fun giveaway. At stake are 16 pairs of  any pair of glasses, sunglasses or RX sunglasses for my readers! Check here

Giveaway will run from May 7-14, 2012 and is open Worldwide where Firmoo ships.  Winners will be notified by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends.

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to cast your entries. I have sought the help of some amazing bloggers in promoting this giveaway, so if you can show some love by doing all the entries in the form. Of course the more entries you have, the greater chances of winning.

Good luck!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Special 10K Fanbration Celebration Event

It's another fabulous giveaway event for all of our lovely readers and fans! Please join us here at LatinFlava Designs, Inc as we sponsor a giveaway dedicated especially for YOU.  In show of our appreciation, we have selected quite a few amazing gifts as well as a grand prize as a special thank you for your support.  Please take a few minutes to look through the lists of prizes - Enter for a chance to win!

Powered by Mom and Mommy & Baby Reviews & Giveaways are super excited!

Thanks you to our wonderful readers Powered by Mom has reached over 10K on Facebook!



To celebrate we're bringing you a fantastic giveaway!

Thanks to some wonderful bloggers and businesses we have some fabulous prizes to give away to you!

$20 Bath & Body Works GC from Mommy & Baby Reviews & Giveaways

Ottilie & Lulu Gift Pack Perfect for your Pre-teen's skincare from Mom Blog Society

$20 GC from they have handmade soaps, bath bombs etc..

Prize Heidi Klum Shine set with perfume, shower gel & body lotion from Mommy Moments with Abby

$25 for a choice of fragrance up to $25 value from Fragrances 123 several name brands to choose from (my new website)


Choice of $100 from Paypal or a Gift Cards such as Oldy Navy, Wal-Mart & More (store selection to be discussed with winner)