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Dear Future Self: You Are Enough


Photography by: Angel Torres

Post sponsored by Olay. Opinions are 100% my own.

I’ve always struggled with Imposter Syndrome and that is not a secret to anyone. I guess we all do, but I have learned that it’s not about the syndrome but rather what you do with those feelings and how you react when they hit you all at once.

To me, the feeling is even stronger when all my life I’ve have been told I am a strong independent woman. I know I am, I have proven to myself that I can face pretty much anything life throws my way but as I get older, the challenges come with more responsibilities and yes, that scares me. At 33 years old I am pretty much running marketing for the multicultural demographic for a Fortune 500 corporation. AND THAT IS SCARY! Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE my job but having this much to lose sometimes really makes me wonder if I am truly enough and if I will ever reach people’s expectations.

But I’ve also come to realize how important small self-care moments are. From treating skin with lots of love and pampering – because well, at 33 I pretty much have to if I want to keep feeling good at a later age! To taking time to really enjoy my husband and my dog and disconnect from technology. One of the lessons I have learned the hard way and I wish I had listened to my mom years ago has been how I protect my skin and what to do and not to do. I did however, after suffering from terrible acne, learned a proper skin routine that includes sun protection.

Lately I have been using the Olay Sun Face Sunscreen + Shine Control with SPF 35 every day and now that spring has sprung in Minneapolis (finally!) and I walk to work every day, I love that I don’t have to worry about any sun damage to my skin because Olay got me! Feels super light, making it perfect even when I use make up.


So, dear future self: YOU ARE ENOUGH. Just trust your gut, stay humble and work hard the rest will follow. Oh and take care of your skin, because GIRL WE WANNA LOOK GOOD WHEN WE ARE OLDER! 

All the love,




Mom & Daughter Day with Ponds



Photography by: Angel Torres & Diego Camargo

Post sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own.

Some of you may know that sadly my mom and I don’t live on the same state. It's not easy being away from her because we are pretty close and pretty much have the same personality. It been more than 12 years since I left home, and it kills me that my parents are growing old and I don’t get to enjoy more time with them. Also, I have to say I am probably not the best daughter (!!!) Ever since I got married life just got 200% busier and keeping in contact with them is a challenge. That is why whenever I get a chance to talk to them, I try to make the most of it.

Put Your Hands Up For Spring!


Photography by: Angel Torres

Post sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own.

The countdown to summer has begun and I CANNOT WAIT! I am ready for pool parties, tanning seshs and all the fun things Minneapolis has to offer. And if you are wondering, yes Minneapolis and it's summers are beyond magical!

Even though I can already feel spring peeking through, spring and fall are probably the shortest seasons here in Minnesota. The temperatures during summer while rare they can get pretty hot even hit the 100°F mark so a good deodorant is a MUST!

Self-care Monday with Dove


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I’ve been thinking a lot about self-care and what it means. I concluded that I don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in spas or restaurants, while yes that can be amazing, it is really not reality; at least not my reality. So that brought me to my next question; what does self-care look like on a budget?
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