• Mental Health and Latinidad: Rompiendo El Silencio

    This post originally appeared on lagaleriamag.com and is written by Melanie Martinez of Melalamode.com. Article is being republished with authors consent. You all know how important mental health is to me and how much I advocate for this cause. This article, written by my friend Melanie, sheds light on an important topic that is extremely overlooked within our community. I Continue Reading...

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  • Cute Swimsuits For Curvy Girls

    All my life I've practically hated bathing suits because I could never ever find anything that fit my curvy and elongated body. I honestly hated going to the beach and pool because I always felt uncomfortable. Luckily, times have changed and there are more options for us curvy chicas than ever! I no longer detest bathing suit shopping because I've learned Continue Reading...

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  • DIY: Easy at Home Hair Color with Wella Color Charm

    This post is in collaboration with Wella. As with all my posts, all thoughts and opinions on the product and experience are genuinely my own. Hi Bellas! As all of you know I lightened my hair last summer and after spending 6 months at sea it was definitely time to touch up my roots and bring my color back to Continue Reading...

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  • 8 Tips To Get Out of a Funk

    If you follow me on social media you know how much I've been obsessed with Periscope lately. If you haven't downloaded it yet I highly recommend you do and make sure to follow me of course - my username is GypsyintheCity. Periscope is an app that lets you broadcast live to the world. Going live instantly notifies your followers (or Continue Reading...

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  • DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Styler is Here!

    Last month I had the pleasure of attending a product testing along with fellow influencers for a new and exciting product from DevaCurl. Most of you all know that their One Conditioner is one of my holy grail curly girl products - I seriously love that stuff, so I was very excited to hear and learn about their latest and greatest. Continue Reading...

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  • Preaching the Curl Gospel

    Preaching the Curl Gospel is a two part series I wrote on my blog in 2011 to discuss my natural hair journey and transitioning process. Till this day it is one of my most popular posts and I wanted to update it and make a video series this time around. Part 1 Part 1 of "Preaching the Curl Gospel" is Continue Reading...

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  • 40 Fun, Fab, & Free Things to Do In Sydney

    How ya goin'? As promised here are 40 budget friendly things to do while visiting Sydney. If Australia is on your bucket list or you are headed there soon make sure you bookmark this post. It will save you time and money so that you can get the most out of your very own #GypsyTravels through the land down under. Fun Things Continue Reading...

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  • Sydney, Australia on a Budget

    Sailing out of Sydney for 5 months made me fall madly in love with Australia and its people. I was lucky enough to visit Melbourne and Hobart twice and I even got to check out Australia's first prison in Pt. Arthur while I was working aboard the Carnival Spirit. Prior to signing off the ship, I found out that my Continue Reading...

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  • Home Sweet Home

    Helloooo my beautiful ladies! It feels amazing to be writing this post right now without worrying about running out of internet minutes or the time I have to be back on the ship. If you follow me on social media you already know the great news - I'm HOME! Today marks two weeks since my return and I couldn't be happier. Continue Reading...

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  • Gypsy Travels: Mystery Island

    I’ve been meaning to share with you the wonderful ports of call I get to visit while working aboard but life at sea has been so demanding. As you know I don’t have access to free internet so it’s really hard to update you all daily. Its been a while since my last post but I’m so happy to be Continue Reading...

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  • Pantene Full & Strong Collection

    Earlier this week I shared my skincare struggles on board and now I'm dedicating a full post to my #shiplifehairstruggles because it is necessary. Perhaps some of you don't live on a ship but I know most of you can identify with having to wash your hair with harsh water. It's great that things like shower filters exist but for Continue Reading...

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  • Hobart, Tasmania

    Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Tasmania during one of our cruises. We normally visit the same islands every week, but this cruise was a little different and we visited Australia instead. The first stop of the cruise was in Hobart, Tasmania and up until then, the only thing I knew about Tasmania before I visited was that the Tasmanian Continue Reading...

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