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When we were house hunting a few years ago, one of our must haves was a great big yard. As a Latina, I love the island life and since we can’t always jet away to visit our family – we wanted a space where we could bring a little bit of the tropics to our home.

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We ended up finding the perfect one that had an incredible deck and yard with a lot of green space. We knew we had to include a hammock as laying in one instantly reminds me of being at my abuelo’s house in Puerto Rico. Since setting it up, it has easily become one of our favorite spaces. The boys love playing football on warm days out there and my son gets so excited to lay in the hammock with his dad and read his favorite books en espanol. We literally spend hours our there and it has become our little get away space.

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After a fun filled day outside, everyone comes in messy and sweaty and immediately toss their clothes in the hamper. In my home we use all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ when doing the laundry. Fresh tropical mist is all®’s newest scent offering and it instantly makes me think of the caribbean and spending the day at the beach since it has a light floral scent. Don’t let that sweet and fresh smell fool you, it still has the same powerful clean. all® Fresh Tropical Mist™ contains in-wash pre-treaters which cleans up even the toughest stain. all®’s trusted stain fighting power fights the toughest kid stains like grass, mud, and grape juice and costs 30% less than the leading brand.

Make sure to visit your local grocery store and pick up all® Fresh Tropical Mist™. I made my way to Shoprite and found it in the detergent aisle. Not sure where to purchase? To find NEW fresh tropical mist in store near you, visit all®’s website and click Where to Buy!

Click HERE to get a $1 off  your next purchase.

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While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

When I was younger I didn’t take skincare seriously at all. I can’t even tell you how many times I went out dancing with my girlfriends, got home and instantly just crawled into bed with a face full of makeup. Now that I have entered my 30’s, I’m definitely more aware of what my skin needs to stay looking and feeling fresh and healthy.

I’ve been a Neutrogena gal for as long as I can remember and they are a big part of my ‘Getting #UnReady‘ nighttime routine.

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I always start my night routine by throwing my hair in a messy top knot and putting on a hair band.

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Step 1: I use the Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes to remove surface impurities that ordinary cleansers may not throughly remove such as oil and makeup. These wipes are LIFE! I make sure I have a package in my nightstand drawer as well as in my bathroom. They are quick and super easy to use, don’t require water or any rinsing after use and even remove my waterproof mascara. Best of all, they remove 99.3% of dirt and oil that can cause breakouts and clog pores.

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Step 2: I use the Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Scrub to clean deep into my pores. Oil and dirt trapped in pores can make your skin look dull and also leads to breakouts but this scrub removes the micro toxins so that your skin can glow from within. It’s also oil-free which is really important for us oily skinned girls.

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This double cleansing method using my Neutrogena products is the best way for me to get #unready every night because it gives my skin the most complete clean and that’s a great feeling!

How do you get #UnReady?

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

While this is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Munchkin and Latina Bloggers Connect, all opinions expressed are my own.

As a first time mom, it took me some time to find a balance between mom life and me time. This was especially true when it came time to feeding my son. Prior to his birth I already knew I wanted to breastfeed and hoped to do so for at least the first 3 months. Breastfeeding was this totally new concept for me and I was a little overwhelmed when I started to think about running errands between nursing him.

After a few weeks of us being settled at home, I decided I wanted to exclusively pump. I knew this would be more time consuming but it was important to me that I continue providing breast milk for my son. I was little nervous about bottle feeding as I have heard many babies have nipple confusion and will refuse to bottle feed or even start refusing the breast. This is when I was introduced to Munchkin’s LATCH line. Designed to ease the transition from breast to bottle—and back again, the LATCH bottle features a patented nipple that enables the baby’s palate to stretch back and forth, and attain a proper latch. When breastfeeding, baby controls the flow of milk by applying pressure to the base of mom’s nipple. The LATCH bottle mimics mom by releasing more breast milk as baby pushes against the nipple’s base.

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In addition to the bottle, the LATCH line also includes nursing pads (5X thinner and 3X more absorbent than the average nursing pad), a LATCH bottle brush, sterilizer bags (Which I love! Just toss one in your bag for easy on-the-go bottle cleanings) and a pump brush (the only brush on the market designed for a breast pump).

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The LATCH line really gives me freedom to not only get things done around my home but also to take some time out for myself, which is so important when you are a parent. I love that I have peace of mind that my husband and family can also help during my son’s feedings. Motherhood is stressful and sometimes you just a need time out to go outside and read a book or relax. I do yoga to destress as well and the LATCH miracle nursing pads keep me dry during class but are super discreet since they are so thin.

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How do you find balance as a mom? Leave your tips below.

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If you are an Urban Decay lipstick lover like I am, you probably noticed that the Revolution lippies have been 50% off! I really wasn’t sure why they were discontinuing them but then they announced their NEW collection – VICE! This collection includes 100 shades, some which are just carrying over from the Revolution line as well as some brand new ones.

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I’m a sucker for good packaging and I love the gunmetal case with gold accent AND the shade matching label on the bottom of the lipstick. I’m a lipstick hoarder so this makes it easy for me to grab a shade on the go without having to open every single one.

This collection includes 6 different finishes – Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer. The range of shades includes everything from neutrals to sexy reds to darks and everything in-between.

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I was able to get my hands on 3 of the cream shades from their NYC launch party.

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While I still need to test out the other formulas, the creamy is ULTRA creamy and glides on like butter. I appreciate a lipstick that feels like it’s moisturizing my lips rather than drying them out. Urban Decay products always pack a punch and the pigmentation of these are A+!

Retailing for $17 (a tad bit lower than the previous Revolution lippies) the VICE collection goes on sale June 5th and will be available at UrbanDecay.com, Sephora and Ulta.

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Make Up For Ever has announced electropop singer-songwriter Charli XCX as the face of its latest launch, the Aqua XL Eye Pencil.

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Launching in May, the Aqua XL pencil is an enhanced version of the existing Make Up For Ever Aqua Eye Pencil, which is a part of the brand’s water-resistant franchise. The pencils come in a range of 20 vibrant hues, including various shades of blue, green, purple and pastels, along with traditional colors like black and brown. The pencils come in five finishes — Matte, Diamond, Satin, Iridescent and Metallic. An updated formula containing emollient oils and mango butter is said to make for a smoother application, and the pigment is more intensely saturated.

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Here is a swatch of all the pencils:

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All of the shades are vibrant, super pigmented and just stunning!

 I noticed that in some of my pictures the black shades looked to feather when swatched on my arm but I did not have that issue at all when applying to the eye. These liners are waterproof and extremely long lasting while still going on super creamy.

These are a must to keep an eye out for when they launch next month!

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