http://mamistimeout.com ...because every Mami needs some me time! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:04:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Vine Video Captures 9 Months http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/26/vine-video-captures-9-months/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/26/vine-video-captures-9-months/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:04:33 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10088 People can be so creative! What a great way to capture a pregnancy. This vine video captures all nine months in just seconds. If I only had that kind of patience!

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People can be so creative! What a great way to capture a pregnancy. This vine video captures all nine months in just seconds. If I only had that kind of patience!

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VMAs 2014 Fashion Recap http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/25/vmas-2014-fashion-recap/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/25/vmas-2014-fashion-recap/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:06:22 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10086 I didn’t even watch the VMAs last night. I think I’ve gotten too old for the hoopla. What I did though was record the event so I can fast forward through the parts I don’t care about. I just don’t have the time to sit through commercial breaks and all that. I’m also unsure if […]

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I didn’t even watch the VMAs last night. I think I’ve gotten too old for the hoopla. What I did though was record the event so I can fast forward through the parts I don’t care about. I just don’t have the time to sit through commercial breaks and all that. I’m also unsure if Beyoncé’s 15 minute medley would be something I can sit through. So there’s that. But the fashion yesterday was on point. Specifically Ms. JLo looked amazing in her dress. Letting us know that 45 is the new 21. At least for her, this chick doesn’t age! I also liked Beyoncé’s look for the night. Everyone else seemed to be trying too hard.
Ariana Grande and her leather ensemble.
Katy Perry with her Britney Spears throwback.
Taylor Swift with her long sleeved onesie-because that was not a romper.
And of course Blu Ivy stole the show dancing to her mom’s music on her dad’s lap. I saw the GIF but I might as well see the performance.
If you haven’t seen the VMAs and are only interested in the fashion like me, check out yahoo’s red carpet arrivals.
And for a hilarious recap, check out Awesomely Luvvie’s post!

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10 Tips on How to Grow Healthy Hair http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/20/10-tips-grow-healthy-hair/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/20/10-tips-grow-healthy-hair/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:20:01 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10069 Growing out your hair is serious business. It takes time and lots of TLC. I get lots of questions on how I get my hair to grow long so I figure I share my tips with all of you! Don’t color your hair unless you absolutely have to. Although this is my number one tip […]

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10 tips on how to grow healthy hair

Growing out your hair is serious business. It takes time and lots of TLC. I get lots of questions on how I get my hair to grow long so I figure I share my tips with all of you!

  1. Don’t color your hair unless you absolutely have to. Although this is my number one tip I never follow it! I do try to stay away from bleach. So color with caution and don’t do it too often! An ombrè is great for long hair and is minimum maintenance!
  2. Vitamins are your BFF. I take a women’s multivitamin which has biotin in it. Biotin helps nails and hair grow!
  3. You are what you eat! If you are vitamin deficient, the first thing to show that is skin hair and nails. Make sure you eat lots of protein, drink lots of water and of course #2 above.
  4. Hair masks are your friend! Since I have dry and damaged hair (all the coloring I do) I try to apply a hair mask at least twice a month. I actually wash my hair the night before I plan on blow drying and leave the mask on overnight. In the morning I wash it out and blow dry. I use Dominican hair productsbecause my mami always did and they work for me like they do for her! And guess what? Amazon sells them! Winning!
  5. Speaking of blowdrying…keep all hot tools to a minimum. Also use a heat protectant like John Frieda Frizz Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray By JOHN FRIEDA, 6 Ounce if you know me you know that I love all things John Frieda. The hairdryer is also awesome by the way!!
  6. Wash your hair max twice a week. All that washing and drying can damage your hair and cause breakage. No bueno when you’re trying to grow it out! Also shampoo just your scalp and run the excess through the bottom. Then condition just from your ears down!
  7. Although you should only wash your hair twice a week, make sure you brush it daily. Brushing helps distribute your hair’s natural oils.
  8. Dry shampoo is awesome for in between washes! Batiste is one of my faves, but there are many choices of Dry Shampoos out there in every price point!
  9. Get a trim at least twice a year. It will keep split ends at bay and help your hair grow beautifully. Try some long layers and/or a face-frame to add some movement. Long hair can look heavy and a great cut can do wonders whether it’s curly or straight!
  10. Don’t comb your hair wet!! You can really cause major breakage, especially those curly haired girls. If you have to comb before you wash it, it may help!

There you go! Ten tips to keep your hair shiny and healthy while growing it out! Have any beauty and fashion questions? Email me and I may answer it for you!

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Mani Monday: Sally Hansen Gel Nails Review http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/18/mani-monday-sally-hansen-gel-nails-review/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/18/mani-monday-sally-hansen-gel-nails-review/#comments Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:06:00 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10065 Disclaimer: Products purchased by me. When I saw the ad for Sally Hansen Nail Gels in one of my fashion magazines I almost fainted. Talking about a gel nail polish that didn’t need a UV light to be cured. I couldn’t believe it! I have tried at home gel mani’s before and I liked the […]

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When I saw the ad for Sally Hansen Nail Gels in one of my fashion magazines I almost fainted. Talking about a gel nail polish that didn’t need a UV light to be cured. I couldn’t believe it! I have tried at home gel mani’s before and I liked the long lasting effect but didn’t like how long it took to cure. I mean I’m a busy mami who doesn’t have time for chipped nail polish but I definitely don’t have time to spend putting UV light after every gel coat of nail polish. So you can believe that I was way too excited about this. Gel nail polish that only needs a special top coat to cure with regular light?? Yes please! So at my latest trip to Walgreens, I picked up two colors: Coral and White. I never met a white nail polish that I  liked they always seem to clump or streak and both colors were summer friendly.

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So Sally Hansen claims that you can keep the nail polish on for 14 days. I’d be good with just 10. And actually I could have gotten more than ten days out of it but I was picking my nails (I’m a huge cuticle picker if I don’t cut them I just pick and bite) and due to picking my nails I ended up with a few chips. But they were totally tooth related and not like dishwashing/every day type of wear and tear. My left hand actually stood up to quite a bit more than my right because I was just picking my right hand any chance I could get!!

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Not only that, it’s a cinch to take off. I actually had some time during the weekend to repaint my nails and it came off easier than glitter polish!! We all know how difficult it is to take off glitter polish! I actually had some OPI Liquid Sand on my toes and when it started looking raggedy I just reapplied the same color because I didn’t have the time to battle with my toe nails and take that nail polish off. True story. I finally did handle that though. And that took forever!! With the Sally Hansen Gel Nails it was super easy to remove with regular nail polish remover.

I truly have no complaints about the latest by Sally Hansen. The products does what it says it does and costs about $7 a bottle. Walgreens had a starter pack-a color and top coat- for $15.99. And in that box I got a coupon for $1 or $2 off. I can’t remember and of course I threw out the box!

Have you tried these yet? Do you think that they amazing like I do?

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Fashion Friday | Back to School Fashion http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/15/fashion-friday-back-school-fashion/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/15/fashion-friday-back-school-fashion/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:43:49 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=10058 Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Vanessa Mota, writer and founder at Smart Little Cookie. Read on for some tips on getting your kids ready for back to school! It’s back to school shopping season again. This is the time of the year in which moms take the time to browse the store […]

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Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Vanessa Mota, writer and founder at Smart Little Cookie. Read on for some tips on getting your kids ready for back to school!

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It’s back to school shopping season again. This is the time of the year in which moms take the time to browse the store sales on kids clothing looking for some fun, affordable fashion. To help you out, I have put together a list of the top trending styles in kids’ fashion, so you can get your kids ready to enter the classroom in style. For some more budget friendly back to school tips check out Smart Little Cookie!

Athletic Clothing Is In! And I’m not talking about sporty shorts and jerseys. The sporty look has gotten a bit of an upgrade with varsity jackets and jogger pants that come in a variety of prints and colors. Your kids are sure to look cool and comfortable rocking this new athleticwear.

Faux Leather for the Little Rock Stars: Moto jackets and Faux Leather accents are a big part of this year’s kids’ fashion. You can find them everywhere.

Denim-on-Denim: This is trend that adults have embraced very well, and it is a great trend for the little ones as well.

Plaid, back to the 90’s: I am a 90’s child, sort of, and anything that reminds me of that awesome decade I find super exciting. When I saw all the plaid shirts, pants, skirts, dresses and even shoes out in the stores, I couldn’t help but feel happy.

Hippest Kicks: This season, it is all about colorful sneakers and embellished slip-on sneakers. Kids’ kicks now come adorned with many different colors, leopard prints, sparkles, rhinestones and even camo. If that isn’t fashionable, I don’t know what is.

 

There you have it! Some great tips to get your kids back to school in style! Now if I can convince my seven year old that sweats are in I’d be in heaven!

 

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Sleeveless Summer Challenge! http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/11/sleevless-summer-challenge/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/11/sleevless-summer-challenge/#comments Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:37:37 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9333 Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Dove Advanced Care Deodorant. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.  Summer is prime time for pit issues isn’t it? All the running around, chasing after our kids possibly getting a workout in along with everything else can really put our […]

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 Summer is prime time for pit issues isn’t it? All the running around, chasing after our kids possibly getting a workout in along with everything else can really put our deodorant to the test! Dove is challenging women across the US to ditch their sleeves for a chance to win a trip to New York City Fashion Week and a VIP styling session with Erin Walsh, an A-List Hollywood Stylist! Since Dove’s Advanced Care Deodorant with NutriumMoisture keeps you dry and odor-free for up to 48 hours (you know, in case you forget to put on deodorant this morning! Oh is that just me? Never mind!) Dove is also clinically proven to reduce irritation from shaving and provides softer, smoother skin in just three days.
Since we are in the last days of summer *wahhhhhhhhhh* it’s now or never time to show ditch those sleeves! Can you imagine NYFW and getting your hair did while gossiping with Erin Walsh! Um…please excuse me while I go sign up! If you want to sign up as well here’s the link!
Suerte chicas!*
*Good luck girls!

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How to Take Back to School Pictures Safely http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/08/take-back-school-pictures-safely/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/08/take-back-school-pictures-safely/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:25:17 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9327 Back to school also means taking lots of pictures of our kids for our memory books and social media friends. I love seeing my Facebook Twitter and Instagram feed full of smiling children, but I cringe at those back to school pictures that show too much information. The fact is there are weirdos on the internet. […]

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back to school pictures, social media safety, back to schoolBack to school also means taking lots of pictures of our kids for our memory books and social media friends. I love seeing my Facebook Twitter and Instagram feed full of smiling children, but I cringe at those back to school pictures that show too much information. The fact is there are weirdos on the internet. And we don’t need to help them figure out where our kids live or go to school. So with that in mind here are some tips to get the perfect back to school shot without giving people too much info!

If your child takes a bus, make sure if you take a picture of your child in front of the bus not to show the bus number. Remember that Facebook shares your location in your posts so that bus number can be easily traced back to your city or school. That also goes for your house number street sign and everything else. After I take these types of pictures I zoom in and check every corner of the picture to make sure no street signs are showing house numbers or any identifying marks.

I try to watermark the photos I use with the kids in it. I am always slack about doing it every single time but there have been so many stories about people getting their pictures stolen and you don’t want that happening to you!

Here’s a picture of my oldest going to kindergarten. I almost cried as I took that picture. He still had a little baby face. Now that he’s going to second grade that face is gone!

Nothing wrong with sharing your proud back to school moments on social media but just make sure your picture doesn’t share more information than you’d like! You just never know who’s paying attention!

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Getting Ready for Back To School http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/07/getting-ready-back-school/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/08/07/getting-ready-back-school/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:22 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9322 I’ve been in denial about back to school season. My inbox has been flooded with back to school items and ideas. So has my Pinterest feed!! Ahhh!! I’m totally not ready right now. But seeing as football season has started for my oldest, it’s signaling that back to school and fall is right around the […]

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I’ve been in denial about back to school season. My inbox has been flooded with back to school items and ideas. So has my Pinterest feed!! Ahhh!! I’m totally not ready right now. But seeing as football season has started for my oldest, it’s signaling that back to school and fall is right around the corner. Thank goodness that the fall is my favorite time of year. Who doesn’t love fall clothing, scary movies and Halloween!
I’m writing a couple of posts in regards to back to school and how to keep from going insane so be on the lookout for that. I haven’t been writing much because it’s been an awesomely busy summer (we’ve been having so much fun!!) and my 504 errors are killing my vibe. Let me know if you are getting them too!!
But right now I’m also busy trying to get my son’s closet ready for back to school. Why do they have to grow so fast! When I only had the one and he was a baby it was so simple keeping his closet clean and updated with clothes that he actually fits. Now, not so much! My toddler’s closet is worse. I found receiving blankets and little newborn baby socks in his. So excuse me while I tackle this project and write a few posts for you!
In the meantime, how do you keep your children’s rooms clean? How are you preparing for back to school?

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Zoe Saldana Pregnant With Twins http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/28/zoe-saldana-pregnant-with-twins/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/28/zoe-saldana-pregnant-with-twins/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:15:50 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9305 Zoe Saldana is joining the Mami club this year! Her and hubby are expecting not one but two babies! I do hope her maternity fashion gets a bit better than what she wore the other day though. Looks like a chastity belt and doesn’t so her belly any justice! Congrats Zoe but I will definitely […]

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Zoe Saldana is joining the Mami club this year! Her and hubby are expecting not one but two babies! I do hope her maternity fashion gets a bit better than what she wore the other day though. Looks like a chastity belt and doesn’t so her belly any justice! Congrats Zoe but I will definitely be keeping an eye in this usually fashionable Latinas choices throughout her pregnancy!

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This is better than the chastity belt thing but still not excited about it. She did fill out a bit and is looking great though. What say you?

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Clutchette Charger Review & Giveaway! http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/27/clutchette-charger-review-giveaway/ http://mamistimeout.com/2014/07/27/clutchette-charger-review-giveaway/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:18:54 +0000 http://mamistimeout.com/?p=9309 I got another great product here to review and giveaway! Clutchette Charger by Chic Buds is an amazing product. It charges your phone whether it’s Android, iPhone or Windows as it has a USB port. All you have to do is connect the phone to it. Also it has really easy labeled cords. One “in” […]

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Clutchette Charger Review & Giveaway

I got another great product here to review and giveaway! Clutchette Charger by Chic Buds is an amazing product. It charges your phone whether it’s Android, iPhone or Windows as it has a USB port. All you have to do is connect the phone to it. Also it has really easy labeled cords. One “in” to charge your phone and one “out” to charge the clutch.

What I was totally impressed by was the face that it was already charged! Sometimes you get things like this and it needs a good charge first before you can use it. I went to charge it and looked at the status button on the side which said fully charged. FULLY ladies. Which means you can just grab your charging cord to connect to it and throw it in your bag.

And that’s exactly what I did! Also the colors are beautiful. It’s such a pretty option for your bag. You know what else is awesome? Chicbuds is a company of WOMEN! No wonder they made a product that understands our needs. I need something that comes fully charged, pretty enough for my purse and not bulky. Check, check and check! And if you think this is not thin enough and you like to pack light, there’s a slimmer option for you as well for half the price of this one.

I do have two complaints though. One is the L shaped zipper design. It doesn’t open all the way to lie flat which could be a bit of a hassle to get your phone and the charger in and out. Also, you can only keep your phone in there, it’s not like a wallet where you can put things in there say, like a clutch. But since you can take the charger our of the clutch, you can charge anything, like your tablet or laptop as well.

I tend to do everything with my phone. I mean seriously I wrote this blog post on my phone. So I can easily go through a battery in a day due to writing blog posts pinning on Pinterest using it as a GPS, taking pictures of the kids…there’s an endless list of what I do with it! I can take this with me while on long trips or when we are on vacay with no outlet in sight. This Clutchette charger would be perfect for beach days, picnic days, hiking, Disney, the airport…endless possibilities. So how can you win your own?

Enter the Clutchette Charger Giveaway Below!

This giveaway runs through August 5, 2014! Only available to residents of the US. Suerte chicas!*

*Good luck girls!

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