Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2012

REVIEW: Salma Hayek Nuance for CVS

Hello everyone!

Hope your holiday season is off to a great start. I've been so busy that I'm already MUY behind with my posts here at NMB! One thing I wanted to share with you was a fun event I attended with my mom for NUANCE-the beauty line by Salma Hayek for CVS.
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Skin like Salma's? Yes, please! (image via Wikipedia)
Mom and I got to try out the entire line at the beautiful Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. I'd been using a few of the products for a while, since I am a devoted CVS shopper (I absolutely adore their customer rewards program, "Extra Care Bucks"), but I was so impressed by the entire line! For instance:

Friday, November 2, 2012

DAY TWO: Delta Burke has a Point #NHBPM

Today's topic for National Health Blog Post Month: "Find a quote and use it as inspiration."

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I DARE you not to look at Delta Burke! (image via Wikipedia)
I am always looking for inspirational quotes to help me along the road to health and fitness. Today I found this great one from (the CRIMINALLY underrated) Delta Burke that I just had to share with all of you...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Johnson and Johnson #Giveaway! #ETYY

Hi Everyone!

Yes, it's time for another awesome Johnson and Johnson giveaway! I have so enjoyed trying all of these products. My faves so far have definitely been the Aveeno line-especially the baby products, but the face cream and hair products and definitely staying on my future shopping lists!
LOVE these!!!
Once again, Johnson and Johnson will be giving away $100 worth of AWESOME J&J products to one of YOU! Check the widget for entry details, winner will be selected at random on 11/8/12.
 Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclaimer: In compliance with FTC guidelines, please be aware that my review and giveaway of/about Johnson and Johnson products, was made possible by the Latina & Latino Lifestyle Bloggers Collective (, and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The above is my honest opinion-honest! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My New Favorite Shampoo! #Giveaway #ETYY #llblog

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it's almost October? Can someone please tell Mother Nature that she can turn down the heat here in Socal, already? The great thing about this time of year is that I always get plenty of GIVEAWAYS to share with all of you and today is no different!

As many of you know, I am a SERIOUS couponer. That means I generally have NO brand loyalty and love to try new products all the time. Sometimes, though, I must admit this "cowgirl" approach to shopping comes back to bite me. Case in point: shampoo.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

GIVEAWAY! Summer Skin Savers #ETYY #LLBLOG

Hi Everyone!
Can you believe summer is almost over? Me neither! I promised to be back with another great giveaway and this one really delivers. I have so been enjoying all the wonderful products that Johnson and Johnson have sent for me to try out and my family has loved them too. Why? Because my husband and kids suffer from.....SUMMER SKIN!!! (cue horror movie violins)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Aveeno Review and GIVEAWAY! #ETYY #LLBLOG

Hola everyone!

How's the summer treating you so far? We are having a great one here in San Diego. I've always loved summer, but when my husband and I were first married and living in northern New Jersey, summer was always a really difficult time for him. Why? Well, my hubs has extremely sensitive skin and every summer he would get poison ivy! It grew everywhere in our neighborhood of West New York (yes, we lived in "West New York, New Jersey").

Thursday, July 19, 2012

DARE TO BARE ARMS? YES I DARE! (Part 2) #DoveBeauty #Spon

Since last week's post about my adolescent "arm issues" I've been thinking a lot about those days and how I let a completely unfounded insecurity hold me back from enjoying myself and being comfortable during the hot summer months. I wish I could go back in time and tell that girl to take off her jacket, for Pete's sakes!
Freshman year me in 85 degree heat!

Friday, July 13, 2012

DARE TO BARE ARMS? YES I DARE! (Part 1) #DoveBeauty #Spon

Happy July everyone!

From what I read on the blogosphere, it is at least as hot everywhere else in the US as it is here in San Diego. It's always pretty warm here all year long, in fact, I remember kids wearing shorts and sandals during Christmas festivities at school. July is usually the hottest month, it also happens to be my birthday month! I have plenty of photos of my childhood birthday parties, with everyone wearing cute 70s tank tops and sunddresses (even the occasional TUBE TOP) but once I hit adolescence, there don't seem to be quite so many photos like that.  Yeah, after I finished middle school there was a definite shift in my wardrobe. With my birthday coming up, I've been spending a lot of time reflecting on my summer fashions during those high school years. Ah, the 80s! I wish I could say I regret the fashions or the hair, but I don't. I regret NOTHING! Okay, maybe the home perm, but that's it! Many of my recent reveries have been triggered by friends posting old photos of me on Facebook like this:
Could I find a bigger jacket?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

PODCAST Episode 24: Summer Spectacular! Fashion, Makeup, Food and more!

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Summer is officially HERE! But what to wear? What to eat? What to do for fun? Join me and my guest, Candy from Curves Ahead Makeup as we gab over the best that Summer 2012 has to offer!
Candy rocks a summer maxi look!

Monday, May 14, 2012

VIDEO: Nacho Mama's Revitalash GIVEAWAY! #llblog

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, chaoticjoel, who placed their entry on Youtube!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

VLOG! Beauty Review: Wet N' Wild Nail Polish

Oops! I forgot to mention the names on the colors! They are:

Wet N Wild MEGALAST nail color in CLUB HAVANA #211B (that's the one I'm wearing)

Wet N Wild SPOILED nail color in PRETTY IN PINK #S015

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Disclosure: The items mentioned in this review were bought and paid for by myself.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PODCAST Episode 16: Dream Boards!

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Do you have a "dream board" or a "vision board"? It sounds corny but these little "craft projects" can actually go a long way to help you realize your goals now matter what they are: weightloss, professional, fitness, family, spiritual, name it! Join us as we explore the wonderful world of "dream boards"! Our special guest this week is Jen Hibbits of Not Just Another Jen.
Even if you don't believe in "The Secret"-Vision Boards can help you! (image via Wikipedia)
 Got a question? WE WILL BE TAKING LIVE CALLS during the broadcast OR YOU CAN POST YOUR QUESTIONS IN THE LIVE CHATROOM which will also be open during the broadcast.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

BODY IMAGE SUNDAYS! We could all learn a lot from Diamond Lil...

Lately I've been thinking a LOT about Mae West. She was definitely one of a kind, a brilliant enterprising playwright as well as, quite possibly, the most formidable bombshell ever to hit Hollywood. She fought her entire career, not only for herself, but for equality among the sexes as well as the races.

This is a woman who wroteand starred in a Broadway play called "Sex"-in 1918. In 1927 she was sent to prison on NYC's Roosevelt Island for "corrupting the morals of youth."

Sunday, March 18, 2012

BODY IMAGE SUNDAYS! Picasso's "Four Bathers"

If there's one artist who showcased the female body in all it's forms, it's Picasso. He was such a prolific painter and sculptor that one could take days and days looking at his work. Right now I'm loving this piece from 1921, Quatre Baigneuses (The Four Bathers).
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Picasso painted this around the same time he was designing sets for the Ballet Russe, which might have influenced the "stagey" feeling of this painting. I love the theatrical way the light plays off of the women and how much Picasso seems to delight in their shapes. And I especially love how at ease the women seem.

Wishing you love with extra cheese-
Nacho Mama

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Body Image Sundays! The "Baker Dancer"

It occurred to me today that I haven't been flexing my Art History chops so much here at Nacho Mama's Blog. Art has always been a big part of my life and continues to be a big source of inspiration and motivation for me, especially when it comes to body image. SO I've decided to start a new weekly series, sharing some of my favorite empowering images of women throughout Art History.

Many of you know that, before deciding to go back to grad school, I had a career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is FULL of beautiul representations of women throughout the centuries!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Nacho Mama's Podcast EPISODE 4: Looking great while losing weight! Makeup & Beauty

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Photo via Curves Ahead Makeup

This week our special guest is Candy of Curves Ahead Makeup. In addition to her extremely informative blog, Candy is also a gifted makeup artist and runs the most DEEEE-VINE online boutique called Fancy Steps. And, like me, Candy has also been following the Weight Watchers Pointsplus plan.

We'll be talking about beauty, makeup and the importance of feeling pretty along EVERY STEP of your weightloss journey, no matter what size or shape you are TODAY.