Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month!

And if you couldn't guess it, I'm from the right-hand side of the island of Hispaniola. Yes- I'm a proud Dominicana!
I eat my mangu con los tres golpes and chimis, I love frozen chinola juice and I love my men tall, caramel and fuertes. ;) (Disclaimer: Happily taken by a hottie that fits that description.)

From Sept.-Oct., we celebrate ALL Hispanics. Whether you hail from Spain, the Caribbean, Central/South America, donde seas, donde quieras que vivas, raise your glasses of tequila (or Black Label or cups of Cuban coffee) and toast to being Latinos!

In honor of this month, I wanted to share 5 beauty tips from my ageless momma (she was "28" years old for three years in a row lol):

1. Get up and get moving. Even if it's chores around the house (her preferred choice of workout). 

2. Drink lots of water and don't eat past 7PM. If you do, grab a yogurt or fruit and drink a(nother) glass of water. 

3. To combat acne, every morning, every night wash your face with soap. At night apply lime juice to face before bed. (She would make us scrub a quarter slice of the lime to our face, for a little exfoliating action).

4. Home cooked is ALWAYS better than take out. And don't forget to floss!

5. This is one she is notorious for: STAY OUT OF THE SUN (as much as possible). She loves the outdoors but you'll never catch her without a hat and sunglasses- and TONS sunscreen. 

Share your beauty tips from your momma. Stay tuned for more tips, tricks and advice from my massive (& crazy) Hispanic family.

XoXo,
2lipsinluv

No importa lo lejos que viajes, siempre recuerda tus raĆ­ces. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Emmy's 2016

Award season kicked off last night with the Emmy's and boy was it something. The show itself was rushed (poor Aziz Ansari didn't even get to do his acceptance speech), but I loved Jimmy Kimmel's bit with Matt Damon ("Hey Jimmy: tell your mom I like them apples.") It was really LOL funny. One thing I will say is: Leave Maggie Smith alone! Beloved Professor McGonagall clearly has better things to do, wherever she may be, than to go prance around a red carpet-- where E! is STILL asking women "How do you balance it all?" (UGH!)-- and to sit their and listen to jokes that quite frankly, were not that funny (Kit and Andy: I'm still wondering, What??).

Anyhow, the stars stunned on the red carpet. So much so that it was difficult choosing my favorite picks.
LADIES IN WHITE
ANIKA NONI ROSE

EMMY ROSSUM

KERI RUSSELL

TRACEE ELLIS ROSS

OLIVIA CULPO

SHIMMERING GODDESSES
HEIDI KLUM

PADMA LAKSHMI

LADIES IN BLACK
SOPHIE TURNER

TORI KELLY

KIRSTEN DUNST

BEIGE, BUT NOT BORING
EMILY ROBINSON

KRISTEN BELL

EMILIA CLARKE

RED HOT
PRIYANKA CHOPRA

GREEN WITH ENVY
TINA FEY

SUNSHINE VIXEN
TARAJI P. HENSON

QUIRKY
LAURA CARMICHAEL

BEST DRESSED COUPLES
COURTNEY B. VANCE & ANGELA BASSETT

JERRY AND JESSICA SEINFELD

TATIANA MASLANY AND TOM CULLEN

SQUAD GOALS
GATEN MATARAZZO, CALEB MCLAUGHLIN AND MILLIE BOBBY BROWN

BEST DRESSED MALES
TOM HIDDLESTON

RAMI MALEK

Looking forward to the next award shows.

XoXo,
2lipsinluv


Disclaimer: Images are not mine. From Vogue.com & Getty Images

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Knock, Knock

Hello?! Do you know what time of year it is?!

No, this isn't a corny "Knock, knock" joke. It's freaking fashion week! So get your suede chokers, off the shoulder frocks and metallic booties 'cuz it's going to be a wild one!

Don't know when the shows are happening? Click aqui-- Fashion Week Schedule-- for the full calendar of MAJOR shows and events.

Yearning for fashion tonight? Check out Tom Ford's SS17 show-- LIVE.

After work fashion fix? Strut over to La Sirena for free, yes FREE, cocktails, bites and of course fashion! Link aqui tambien: FWO La Sirena

Oh yeah, you're welcome.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#fashionweekonline #nyfw #tomford #dominicanblogger


Sunday, August 14, 2016

New, Old You

*Blows dust of blog site* Wow! It's been a while! I've neglected my blog yet again. SMH. My goal is to post at least once a month now, which I am determined to do. #girlboss

Last week, a good friend of mine told me they wanted a makeover but didn't know where to start or what to do. So, being me, I immediately brainstormed some ideas that I've learned throughout the years on how to "makeover your life." These were all very effective for me. Hopefully it helps all you guys & ladies. (My friend loved it!)

Wardrobe makeover in five easy steps (& on a budget): 
Step 1: Clean, organize and edit ruthlessly - your entire casa. Throw out whatever has not been used in more than a few months or whatever doesn’t fit with the new style.
Step 2: Play Favorites. Somethings, we can’t ever let go of (me: sequin jackets I’ve worn maybe twice but thy're just sooo pretty!) and it’s ok to keep them. Just don’t say you can’t get rid of ANYTHING.
Step 3: Identify Must-Haves. These are classic pieces that never go out of style. Doesn’t matter how much they cost- it’s about their longevity and versatility. Check out my post (here) on how to shop for classic pieces that never go out of style. This can also help you identify those classic pieces, already in your wardrobe. 
Step 4: STOP paying Retail! Buy on sale. Always. Stores pay $2 for a scarf and sell it to us for $10. It's called a markup. Stop overpaying for things. Especially if they are trend items. (4 years of fashion school will do things to a woman). 
Step 5: Remember Your Best Looks. Don’t buy everything on trend; buy what works for you. Spend a little more on classics and a lot less on trends. Look at old pics and remember times when you felt your best. Also, remember your body type. We’re women: our bodies go through a lot of chances- embrace it. Dress for the body you currently have- not the one you had or want. Trust me, you'll feel and look better if you choose pieces that work with the current you.

Hair- For quick, and relatively easy, hair makeovers: (1) bangs are an option; (2) dying your hair or perhaps subtle highlights (makes a WORLD of difference); extensions/clip ins; or the good ol' chopping off the locks.

Spiritual- A lot of people set out to change appearances but forget to start their makeover from within. Detox your mind and your plate. If you're an avid takeout eater, try to get healthy options and indulge every so often. Clear your mind of negativity by going for a walk (or doing some sort of physical activity) and/or meditate. Read books. Take a class. Learn to cook something new. Travel (even if to a nearby city/state). People don't realize it but new experiences also enhance your mood and enrich your mind which in turn leads to a better outlook on life.  

Try these out and find what works for you. Love yourself as you are but always strive to be better than the person you were. 

XoXo,
2lipsinluv

#makeover #2lipsinluv 

Monday, June 6, 2016

CFDA Awards 2016

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) host an annual event to recognize outstanding fashion contributions from all areas of the industry and related arts. Tonight, that annual event takes place.

One can only dream to be invited, let alone, honored by this prestigious group.







Stay fashionable.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#cfdaawards #fashion #style #2lipsinluv #cfda2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

On Some New Sh*t

Uncensored. Unapologetic. Unfazed. This is me. I've always been this way but I made the mistake of hiding who I am trying to impress those who were temporary, passing through my life, with no place to fit in it.

I'm ready for me. I'm ready for the life my God has planned for me... #staytuned


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Best Dressed 2016

Golden Globes 2016

Cutest- Jacob Tremblay

On Trend: White Hot- Saoirse Ronan, Jane Fonda, Maria Menounos, Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Vikander






 Girls in Black- Caitriona Balfe, Sophia Bush, Emilia Clarke, Kirsten Dunst, Taylor Schilling






Best Dressed Couple(s)- Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

& Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith


Cool Dude- Wiz Khalifa

Radiant Blues- Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis



Stunning- Natalie Dormer & Jamie Alexander


 
Best Dressed of the night- Jennifer Lawrence & Jennifer Lopez.


Stay tuned for more throughout the 2016 award season.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#jenniferlopez #jenniferlawrence #jacobtremblay #sophiabush #gettyimages #jasonmerritt #photography #celebs #redcarpet #goldenglobes #2016 #willsmith #jadasmith #lavernecox #ginarodriguez #latin #blogger #fashion #style #bestdressed #violadavis #naaliedormer #jamiealexander #wizkhalifa #rwh #jasonstatham #emiliaclarke #kirstendunst #taylorschilling #CaitrionaBalfe #SaoirseRonan #JaneFonda #MariaMenounos #TarajiPHenson #AliciaVikander