• Brazilian Beauty Secrets with Sol de Janeiro

    As a world traveler one of my favorite things about globe-trotting is learning all the local beauty secrets. Brazil has been on my bucket list for a while now as I've been dying to learn some of the rituals the gorgeous women maintain to keep up with their appearance. It's going to be a while before I make my way to down, Continue Reading...

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  • Dulce Candy: The Sweet Life Tour NYC

    Last week I had the pleasure of giving back to my community alongside Imani Dawson from a Tribe Called Curl for Youtube star Dulce Candy's  "The Sweet Life" book launch in partnership with Shea Moisture. It was truly a pleasure getting to work with Dulce on this "Do Good *Be Good" community initiative, I love that she made giving back such a Continue Reading...

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  • 10 Tips for Aspiring Bloggers From a Latina Blogger

    "Can you give me some tips on how to start my own blog?" This is probably the #1 question I get asked by you Bellas constantly and I've been so busy lately that I just can't get back to each and everyone of you with all this information. Explaining this through an email, DM, or comment could easily take me hours which Continue Reading...

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  • Curly Haircut by Ona Santin VIDEO

    I'm thrilled so many of you enjoyed my last  curly haircut post featuring my current hairstylist, Ona Diaz-Santin. She cut my hair back in November and did an amazing job. The before and after pictures really do no justice so I decided to take the camera along with me to the salon so that you can see Ona in action. This Continue Reading...

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  • 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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