What to do in Atlantic City

Most people think that the only thing to do in Atlantic City is gamble, but when I went last weekend I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there was so much more to this beautiful seaside town than the slot machines. For my chicas that love to explore on their travels, these are the top 3 Atlantic City attractions that you won’t want to miss!

1.The Atlantic City Boardwalk – Being the oldest boardwalk in the United States and the longest in the world has given it fame, but this boardwalk has so much more to offer than simple facts. There’s beach side shops and restaurants , a pristine beach, the Steel Pier amusement park, and even a Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum! A word of beauty advice para mis chicas, bring sunblock and a hat because it takes HOURS to walk from one side to the other and I ended up looking like a lobster at the end of the day!

2.The Pool at Harrah’s – I may be a bit biased since I stayed at Harrah’s, but the pool is legit gorgeous and not only is it the perfect spot to spend an early afternoon, The Pool After Dark turns into a night club!

3. The Tanger Outlets – For a bit of retail therapy, head to the Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City, conveniently located near the boardwalk. There’s Kate Spade, Forever 21, and lots of other well known retail hubs to hit up and fill your vacation wardrobe.

 

So if you want a memorable time in Atlantic City but don’t want to be stuck in the casino’s all day hoping to strike some luck and make a milli in a night, then follow my guide. And after a fun filled day, make sure to check out the plethora of buffets, restaurants and bars that line the streets and resorts in Atlantic City. There’s something for everyone in the world’s playground!

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Easy DIY Skin Care Hacks | TheMelDez

Hola chicos! Today i’m bringing you 3 all natural, super simple and inexpensive solutions for your skin care woes. Although there are so many great skin care products on the market today, some of them could be a bit on the pricey side and are chock full of chemicals that you can’t even pronounce!

This past month was #makeuplessmarch for me and I was so happy to let my skin take a breather from all the foundation, powders and makeup I normally use on a weekly basis. In the beginning of the month, I was suffering with blotchy and dry skin patches on my cheeks and NOW my skin is smooth and feels nourished. What also helped me keep my skin pretty neutral was using the coffee body scrub, sugar lip scrub, and aloe vera mask that I talk about in this video!

Let me know which natural skin care hack you guys are loving!

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Who You Need To Know This Week |The Virgin, the Criminal and the Duo

In this week’s edition I’m bringing you an actriz turned activist, an up and coming cantante, and a Latina DJ duo traveling the world, one party at a time!

Gina Rodriguez

Besides starring in the newest blockbuster Annihilation with Natalie Portman and winning the Golden Globe for her performance as Jane the Virgin, La Puertoriqueña  is calling for unity in the Latino community! And not only does she highlight people paving the way for others on her Instagram in #movementmondays, but she also gives us a taste of her gorgeous red carpet looks and comfy off screen wardrobe! Can I be her? Yes? No? Okay, I’ll just admire from afar 👌🏽

Natti Natasha

La diva Dominicana first took over the airwaves in 2012 with Don Omar in “Dutty Love” and returned in 2017 to conquer the industry with hits featuring Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, and Ozuna. We’ve all had her catchy hooks stuck in our heads for the longest and I for one can’t wait to see what she’ll bring out for Summer 2018! We can only assume that her on stage style motto must be “bright and tight” because of her affinity for short shorts, see through material, and shiny/glittery fabrics that show off what her mami gave her 👏🏼.

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This gorgeous duo is the picture perfect definition of BFF goals. They travel the world together, attend the coolest parties, model and create music! In their tour vlogs, you can see the genuine chemistry these girls share and the way they love and support one another. Both chicas also love to show off their chic, sleek and classy style on Instagram. They’re like the Latina Cher and Dionne!

Let me know which Latina’s been on your radar and who I should feature next week!

Latina’s, Music & Style |Who You Need To Know This Week!

Music is not just something you listen to on your way to work or while you’re cleaning the house. It’s something you put on to transport you to another place and time. It’s an influence that’s so big, marketers incorporated well known musical acts like Cardi B, Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes in their Super Bowl commercials this year.

Latina musicians with a sexy flair for style, catchy hooks and a bad ass jefa kind of attitude are so inspiring to me. As I watch their music videos and scroll through their IG feeds, I fall into a hypnotic state of awe as they flaunt girl power through their lyrics and wardrobes. They work with stylists and design their own clothes, some are flashy and others keep it classy, but what all of these ladies have in common is a goal to achieve their dreams THEIR WAY 👏🏼

Check out the Latina songstresses below and let me know who’s you’re favorite and who we should highlight next!

Kali Uchis

 

The DMV-raised Colombian songstress gets inspired by reggae, doo-op and her own life when she’s songwriting. Uchis captures my bilingual heart by singing in perfect Spanglish in songs like “Tyrant” and “El Ratico” with Juanes. Her style is like that of a vintage loving mafia queen, and I can’t get enough 😩 👏🏼

Greeicy 

 

This Colombian actress turned singer is basically the Latina Sporty Spice. She’s never too dressed up, preferring denim cut off’s and athleisure wear to create the cutest tomboy next door look! She’s like that super hot friend who plays and coaches soccer on the weekends (I remember seeing a lot of these girls in Miami 😉).

Sabrina Claudio

This sultry voiced chanteuse was raised in Miami, moved to Los Angeles for her music career, and our ears have been blessed ever since.  She lives in silks and satins onstage while taking a more artistic approach to her outfits in music videos. This Puerto-Cuban will take you to another world, both musically and fashion-wise!

Amara La Negra 

You can catch this gorgeous Dominicana standing up for Afro-Latino’s on Love & Hip Hop Miami , co-hosting The View and being a hard working girl boss on her Instagram. She’s not afraid to flaunt her curves and show some skin, exuding confidence and empowering women with every wardrobe change!

Drag Queens & a Giveaway?! | Vlog With Me

Hey guys,

I’m trying out a different kind of editing style and I want some honest feedback! So leave your comments below letting me know if you like the vlog 😄

Also, make sure to follow me on Instagram and share with your friends, because once I hit 1K, I’M HOSTING A GIVEAWAY!!!! I’ve picked up a few goodies already and can’t wait to send them out to the lucky winner!

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Con todo mi amor,

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How I Wear Low Cut Shirts Without Spilling Out | Big Breasts Vs. V-Necks

Hola mis amores!

I’d like come out and say that I have been a member of the Tig Bitties Committee since  the eighth grade. I fluctuate between a 36DD and a 34DDD in bra size depending on if I’ve gained or lost a few pounds and I can’t remember a time when I never had them.

They weigh my upper body down, have caused some bras to dent my shoulders, and they feel like a burning anvil when mother nature decides to drop by on her monthly visits. So I guess you can say I have a love/hate relationship with my big boobs?

Being top heavy has also put quite a weight on my shoulder (pun intended) when it comes to what I wear. While some tops, like cropped or low cut, may look chic on women with smaller breasts, on me it can look like I just stepped out of a Bad Bunny music video.

I’m not the kind of person who wants all eyes on me as my tetas hang out of my shirt, so I’ve learned how to sew, improvise and cover up in quite a few creative ways that still keep me looking cute but put together. For all my fellow big breasted females out there, read on for how I work around the cut (is that a pun? I think so!) and keep a bit more control of the girls.

Wear a bralette underneath

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My saving grace has always been having a cute bralette underneath. I usually find mine at Target or Walmart because they carry a variety of inexpensive unlined bras and bralettes for larger breasts.

Break out the needle and thread

For a low cut shirt that dips too deep, add an extra button. It’s super easy and inexpensive to do yourself without actually sending the shirt to be taken in professionally.

Wear something to cover up on top

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A jacket, vest, or sheer kimono can go a long way to feel to make you feel a bit more in control when cleavage is popping out of your top.

I hope these tips were helpful for all my girls in the Tig Bitties Committee!

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Fashion Has Brought the Past Back for Fall 2018

Paris Fashion Week just started and that means that Fashion Month is almost at an end. This season, we’ve seen fashion houses use the runway to further their creative expressions, like when Dolce & Gabbana used drones to showcase hand bags in Milan, Stella Nolasco models holding protest signs during her NYFW show and Dior being inspired by the 1968 uprisings in France.

While the platform has advanced, fashion went back in time to the 17th Century in Europe, the 80’s and 90’s in America, and even all the way back to the primitive time of cavemen. Yellow plaid a la Clueless, baroque, neon animal print, and what looks to be caveman hieroglyphic prints are back and in action on the streets of New York, Paris and Milan! The few trends that I would consider more of our time are the “in your face” logo’s and sleek, all black ensembles we’ve seen on models and attendees.

Get ready to see these trends on your way to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Or better yet, get an horchata because P-Spice is soo overrated and horchata just tastes better.

Animal Print

Fur


Logo’s


Baroque


Plaid

All Black

Which trends are you excited to try this Fall? Make sure to follow Hermosaz and me on Instagram, tag your outfit pics and let us know!

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MUSES Brands x Influencers Panel Recap

Hola mis amores,

This Friday I attended my first Muses event in NYC, the Muses Brands X Influencers panel! First of all, there was free wine (YAS) and the place was PACKED with influencers and bloggers from all walks of life and representing all kinds of niches who came to mingle, network with other bloggers and brands, and to learn more about the business from those who have been there and are doing that!

 

To be honest, as excited as I get to go to networking events I always feel butterflies in my stomach and get nervous thinking about “What if I don’t make friends? What if I’m stuck in a corner sipping on my wine looking onto the action from afar?” but you have face your fears if you’re ever going to accomplish anything in life, so I sucked it up, socialized and actually made a few friends! Wepaaaa!

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So besides the networking, there was an hour long panel on what brands are looking for when working with an influencer and how to pitch yourself to work with brands. The panel included bloggers like Mariann Yip , Robin J  & Haley Findlay  and brands like NARS Cosmetics & Deck of Scarlet

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Here are some of the key takeaways I took away from the night!

1.Work Hard – I heard Robin J say that when she started to take blogging seriously, she worked 90 hour weeks. Hearing that KICKED MY ASS IN GEAR 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 If you want to play hard, travel the world, collaborate with your dream brand and make some actual cheddar in the blogging world, you’ve got to WORK HARD!

2.Stay Engaged – Collaborate with other bloggers, start building relationships with the brands you want to collaborate with that will FIT YOUR BRAND, and stay engaged with your audience.

3.Be Yourself – You’ll only succeed and love what you do by being yourself, staying in your own lane and remembering that it’s not all about numbers.

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So to wrap this up, I met like-minded girl bosses, received gorgeous goodies that I can’t wait to try out and learned a bit more insight about this big and confusing blogger world that I love!

I uploaded a bunch of pictures and videos from the event on my Instagram stories throughout the night, so make sure to follow me on Instagram to stay updated on all my future adventures and endeavors 😉.

How To Get Out of a Winter Funk

We are finally in the last leg of winter and you can see it in our faces! Being locked up the majority of the time inside stuffy rooms and then going outside to have the cold wind blowing in your face can leave skin looking dry and lackluster. Not to mention that for some of us, feelings of depression are rampant due to the short days and little sun we get during the winter season. Read on for some very simple tips that’ll get you out of the winter funk and feeling refreshed and ready for spring!

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1. Go outside!

Weather permitting, get your daily dose of vitamin D by walking outside during midday for 15 minutes. Vitamin D helps prevent osteoporosis, cancer, and it may slow the aging process (use sunscreen if you’re going to be outside for longer than 15 minutes or it’ll have the opposite affects, obviously.)
Serotonin levels are also boosted with sunlight, which is associated with wakefulness and elevated mood. So take a walk around your block and soak in the sunshine!

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2. Drink water

Since you’re not sweating in the winter as much as you do in the summer, you’re probably not as thirsty. But staying hydrated is important no matter what season it is! You might crave  sugary drinks like hot chocolate or lattes but skip those and have some hot water with lemon or tea instead. You’ll feel more hydrated, be consuming less calories and overall feeling better and less sluggish.

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3. Don’t forget to moisturize

More than ever you should lay on the moisture! Use a thick cream that has essential oils and vitamins E and C to help soften, nourish and repair skin, leaving it glowing for spring! I’ve been using De La Cruz Vitamin E Cream  and no lie, I wish it came in a bigger container because I slather this all over my face and body and have found that it lessens the irritation of razor burn after shaving!

Try these tips out and relish the glow you feel from the inside out!

Spring Style Trends You Need To Try!

Hola chicas! Show of hands, who’s done with Winter? If you’re like me, you probably lifted up both hands AND feet because Winter has got you doooown (points to those who get the RKM Y Ken-Y reference 😉) The short days, the cold and wearing the same coat over and over again can really bring a girl down.

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Throwback to summertime! I really want to feel the sun on my face again instead of a cold wind 😩

So until the weather warms up, I’ll be scrolling through Instagram and saving all the cute outfit inspo I find for Spring . Take a look at what these stylish Latina’s are wearing and be inspired to spice it up and try new things!

Try out the latex trend like L U N N A.
Don’t be afraid to try different fabrics! The slick and shiny nature of latex is as sexy as leather but as playful as the translucent plastic trend. Also, not only does this chica share her style, but she also has her own clothing line full of beautiful evening and cocktail dresses that you HAVE to check out- @gabrielalunna_

Be daring like MIMI PABON
Esta mamacita is fearless in the way she dresses and knows how to make a statement!  As a host on Paparazzi TV in Puerto Rico, most of the pieces Mimi wears comes straight from boutiques found on the island and DO THEY KNOW HOW TO TURN IT UP OR WHAT? The bold colors, fringe pants and low cuts are perfect for island life…and I’m buying a plane ticket now OKAY BYE!

Show some curves like Ariana Diaz
Embrace what your mami gave you and make her proud! What I love about Ariana’s style is that it’s sexy without being too in your face about it. Yes, the clothes fit her in a way that would make Kim K jealous, but she’s tasteful with it by showing all of her curves with minimal skin exposed. She’s showing everything while exposing nothing, it’s like the perfect oxymoron!

Take a dip in blue like LENNY IZQUIERDO
How can such a typical dark, winter color be giving me LIFE?! This color palette is definitely giving me Santorini vibes which gives me travel vibes which gives me Spring vibes! When you mix different blue fabrics and tones together it gives the outfit so much depth. Lenny gets an A++ from me for owning this color!

Look cute and airy like DANIELA RAMIREZ
If you google the word “adorable” I’m pretty sure you’ll find Daniela Ramirez’s Instagram account pop up. This Miami blogger keeps it cute and stylish, showing off her bump in high waisted satin skirts, pastel sweaters and light fabrics. And did I mention her husband is her photographer *swoon*. I can’t, I just can’t. Can I put her in my pocket and take her with me everywhere?

Let me know what you’re planning on wearing when the weather warms up, I need more ideas!

Besos,

Melanie.

 

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