Dear Trump: Our Era Will Not Be Defined By You

Dear Trump: Our Era Will Not Be Defined By You

Immigration Activists, DACA, and Fear

With the many disasters we are facing; Hurricane Harvey, the fires in Los Angeles, Hurricane Irma, and Trump’s move to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) it is now, more than ever, that we are witnessing the voices of this generation. I am an immigrant. I was born in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. I became a U.S. citizen in 2001. I can’t begin to imagine what many, under what was suppose to be the “protection” of DACA, feel right now. Although, I became a citizen at ten years old, this country feels more like a home than my country of birth. Those that may be impacted by the ending of DACA have been here long before me.  Continue reading “Dear Trump: Our Era Will Not Be Defined By You”

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Why I Read

Why I Read

Heavy heart on a summer evening,

I read every day, sometimes I don’t know why I get so anxious if I am not reading. I feel a need to escape my thoughts, to find answers, to know that it will all be ok. If I am not reading I get lost in my thoughts, I feel as if I am drowning in a chlorine filled pool where the ratio between the chemicals and water is unjustly unproportioned. I don’t like to feel that way. So, I read. The organized thoughts and sentences written by others is quite fascinating and mostly satisfying. How can some authors put such beautiful words together and allow me to feel uninhibited by my own confusion of thought? Continue reading “Why I Read”

Paris Summer Style Guide: Outfit Diary + 8 Tips on what to wear in Paris | 2017

Paris Summer Style Guide: Outfit Diary + 8 Tips on what to wear in Paris | 2017

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My Paris Summer Trip Outfit Diary + 8 Tips on what to wear in Paris

Travelling to Paris is like walking into a movie set. Everywhere you turn you see the most interesting people from all over the world, grand architecture, cobblestone streets and so much history.  I’m not going to lie, I did extensive research on must visit places, where to eat, best croissants in Paris, etc. I had so much on my ‘Must do Things in Paris’ that the last thing I wanted to do was waste time figuring out what to wear! If you’re anything like me, and want to get every minute out of your Paris trip, keep reading.  Continue reading “Paris Summer Style Guide: Outfit Diary + 8 Tips on what to wear in Paris | 2017”

From Dark to Light |Balayage Summer 2017 Hairstyle 

From Dark to Light |Balayage Summer 2017 Hairstyle 

Hello beauties!

 

So…last Thursday I visited Bianca [@biancacolour] at Andy LeCompote Salon in West Hollywood, Ca. After five hours in the salon, I walked out with layers of layered, sun kissed hair. Here are a few photos from the process… Continue reading “From Dark to Light |Balayage Summer 2017 Hairstyle “

Must-Haves: Summer 2017 Top Beauty Picks

Must-Haves: Summer 2017 Top Beauty Picks

Summer 2017 is Almost Here and I’ve picked Some of my Favorite Beauty Products!

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I am always on the hunt for eco-friendly and cruelty-free beauty products. As the summer approaches, many of us want to minimize our prep time and get out to the beach! As we are making plans and booking our summer getaways, planning ahead and taking take of our skin is key to leaving the heavy foundations behind. Summer is my favorite time of the year! Not only because I’m a Leo (August 2) but because the summer means I get to take a break from school and work! And hopefully, hang out by the beach and sip on margaritas! The last thing I want to do this summer is spend hours in-front of the mirror doing my hair or makeup. Let’s keep it natural and celebrate our god-given beauty!

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Best New Cruelty-Free Make-up Must-Haves for Summer | 2017

Best New Cruelty-Free Make-up Must-Haves for Summer | 2017

Six New Cruelty-Free Makeup Must-Haves for this Summer… and it’s good for your skin

Summer is almost here and that means going easy on the contour. Show your skin some love without completely ditching your foundation. I’ve been on the hunt for lightweight products that won’t harm my skin. Also, the busier I get the less time I have to put on a full face of make-up every day. The following products are cruelty-free, some more ethical than others and all WAY BETTER than conventional makeup brands. I am not endorsed by any of these products. I simply want to share what products I’ve been loving and new products I’m giving a try! Continue reading “Best New Cruelty-Free Make-up Must-Haves for Summer | 2017”

Storytelling through Photography

Storytelling through Photography

Hey everyone!

Honestly, I was really hesitant to hit publish. Sharing my photography at such an early stage is scary, especially through social media. However, I built up the courage and I’m sharing anyway. I realized my vulnerability stems from a fear of being misjudged and/or laughed at. But who cares?!!! The point of living is to do what you are passionate about, and to share that passion with others. So here I AM!

As I mentioned in previous blog entries, one of my goals this year is to try new things, take risks, and explore my interests. I created this website 4 months ago, ran my first marathon, and most recently, I’ve stumbled upon photography. Although, I am a philosophy student attending Junior College in route to transfer next year, I thrive on creating. Perhaps you’re wondering why a philosophy student is studying Photography? Besides my desire to pursue a career in film post -graduation, photography and philosophy have a common denominator. Both fields invite us to think deeper, evaluate our beliefs, and attempt to better help us understand the world we inhabit. When I stare at a photograph that tells a story, it evokes in me a glimpse of understanding, a glimpse of humanity, and of other cultures around the world. Some photographs are simply pleasant to look at due to aesthetics like composition or color balance. Others however are so much more. They encapsulate raw emotions, and freeze a moment in time. Many photographers have documented the struggles of civilizations throughout time; it is in this I find the most inspiration.

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