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La Pesadilla Hecha Realidad del Huracán María

A tres años de su llegada, aún no nos recuperamos completamente, sí, hablo de la peor pesadilla que los puertorriqueños vivimos: el huracán María. Desde la perspectiva del campo, fue un mal sueño que parecía […]

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles: Book Review

Rating: ★★★★.5 “Make no mistake, I know I don’t have to prove a single thing to them. What matters most is what I prove to myself.” Janella Angeles, Where Dreams Descend Genre: Fantasy Summary: “In […]

Top 5 Mascaras for an Everyday Falsies Look!

Finding the perfect mascara for an everyday look must be one of the hardest to find, but once acquired, you never go back. The perfect mascara must have it all from length, to volume, no […]

Anxious Living: In a World Where Everyone has Anxiety.

In a World of the 21st Century where war still breaks out, pandemics take hold of the population, and social expectations are still needed to be met, there is not a single doubt that every single one […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: The Hunt

This next piece is not from the Bianca Barrowbone “series.” It is from an entirely different novel I am working on. The excerpt specifically introduces one of the main characters in a series that I […]

Top 5 All Year Round Nail Polish Colors.

I feel my very best when my nails are done, I could have a massive breakout on my face and my makeup might not be done but nothing makes me feel better than a fresh […]

Cuando mi cuerpo dice “NO”.

almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes…including you. -Anne Lamott                 A veces el cuerpo no entiende que hay cosas que hacer. No entiende que para el mundo un […]

BTS is Lighting Up the World Like Dynamite

The K-Pop group released their new single titled Dynamite a week ago and they are breaking records and making history all around the world. In hopes of giving everyone a little happiness in the middle […]

Instagram’s #NewUpcomingBrands

Unamused, shopping the same brands for the longest, and ready to have a new brand experience? This is your moment! I took the -long-assignment of scrolling through social media, looking for the best to offer […]

99cent Skincare Line! Are You Shopping Smartly?

I tend to roam the Target beauty aisles pretty frequently. It’s always nice seeing all the new and improved beauty products these companies are coming up with even when I’m not purchasing anything. Although I […]

A Talented Talentless Soul

People around me often tells me “Wow, you are full of talents! What can’t you do?” At first, I couldn’t find an answer to the last question, but with time I discovered what I CAN’T […]

Mi PRIMER poema: El arte de ESCRIBIR

Letras que iluminan mi cielo sin estrellasPalabras en penumbra que alumbran Cual luz reflejada en el aura brillante de una doncellaCanto que me hace girar al compás del solSol que da vida a mi luna […]

Transparence

“…They raise us with the emotional intelligence of a chair.” I have always admired artists, not only for their music but for their spirits. Their transparence is something I have always looked up to. There […]

Anna K by Jenny Lee (Book Review)

Rating: ★★★★★ “Life’s not a bitch, it’s actually a dick. You’ve got to go out and kick it in the balls.” Jenny Lee, Anna K Genre: Modern Retelling Summary: “Meet Anna K. At seventeen, she […]

Tropical Passion Fruit Mango Sherbet!

Living in a place like Miami, where it is 100 degrees Fahrenheit almost all year round, I’ve managed to acquire some pretty refreshing recipes to indulge in. Recipes that are so refreshing, it will leave […]

Dark Skies

I used to be so afraid of the dark but felt drawn to it. To the unknown, the uncertainty. Now that I have listened, I can be at peace with my darkness. “Dark skies” is […]

Why College Students Should Vote

As the 2020 election gets closer and closer, it is more important than ever that college students register to vote and make their political voices heard. Generation Z, my generation, has consistently been active in […]

The Ultimate S’mores Recipe

Unlike many Americans, I have not been eating S’mores all my life. I don’t have childhood memories of sitting by a fireplace and roasting marshmallows, simply because I’m from Spain where s’ mores are not […]

Ways to Rock Your Curls

Recently, I’ve been letting my hair just be the way it is; no iron, no blower. First because of pandemic and second because it’s too hot outside. People think that curly hair is problematic and […]

Tantas IDEAS, ¿Para Qué?

¿Acaso nunca se te han ocurrido un sinfín de ideas que nunca se cumplen o pones en práctica? Deseas hacer algo, pero luego se te ocurre algo “mejor” y simplemente vas por ello, pero no […]

Zoë’s (Mostly) Daily Skincare ROUTINE

Last year, my skincare routine was washing my face when I showered. I didn’t even really use soap. Just water. However, over the course of the past year, an effective and consistent skincare routine has […]

A Cold Sweet Potato A Day Keeps The Worries Away!

No more crispy fresh apples to keep doctors away, cold sweet potatoes have arrived to make your everyday lunch or snack better than ever before, while keeping you fit and healthy to avoid stepping into […]

¡COMIENZA A VIVIR! Esta Reflexión Es Para Ti…

La vida es de tantos colores diferentes, tantos matices, variedad infinita de multiples tonos, muchos de ellos imperceptibles antes nuestros ojos. Se basa en todo y en nada, en lo que decidimos hacer y en […]

My Top 5 Favorite Authors

Hello friends! Today, I’m listing my top five favorite authors and why they are my favorites. These authors span quite a few genres from Young Adult Fantasy to Adult Supernatural. All of the authors on […]

The Great Miscellaneous of My Instagram Feed

There was such a great number of things going up on the internet, especially on Instagram. From discoveries in nail art artists, home decor, new fashion collections, engagements and more. So let’s take an insight […]

Top 5 Countries I Want to Visit in the Future

As Culture Editor, you would think that I must travel the world often. The reality is that I’ve never traveled outside my country, for different factors, but mostly because I’m a student. I experience culture […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: August Mendoza

Welcome back to my creative writing corner. This week, I’m briefly highlighting the main male character in the story of Bianca Barrowbone, the summer son: August Mendoza. Below is a short scene of August at […]

Billion-Dollar Broadway Show On Your Phone Screen!

This past Friday, July third of the year twenty-twenty the billion-dollar, Tony award-winning, broadway show, Hamilton aired on Disney+. After having already taken the breaths of billions away back in January of twenty- fifteen, the […]

Chili LIME Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients (2 Servings) 2 Chicken Breasts 1 TBSP Citrus Herb Marinade 1/4 TSP Chili Powder 1 TSP Smoked Paprika 1/2 TSP Garlic Powder Salt to taste Pepper to taste 1 Red Bell Pepper 1/4 White […]

6 TIPS FOR GLOWY SUMMER MAKEUP.

We’ve all seen pictures of our favorite celebrities wearing picture perfect glowy makeup everywhere they go. Contrary to popular belief, this look is not hard to achieve. Following some simple rules and tips, this look […]

Zoë’s Creative Writing Corner: Two Short Stories

Below are two completely separate short stories that I wrote in my writing journal. The first briefly follows a character you might recognize from previous creative writing posts (“The Birth of Bianca Barrowbone” and “2 […]

The Ultimate Avocado Toast (Like Actually)

I’ve never been the type of person to wake up and know what I want for breakfast, at least I wasn’t until I discovered you guessed it, avocado toast. Every morning I wondered if I […]

Rainbow in Asia: LGBTQ in Asian Culture

One could think that around the world, homosexuality is accepted just like in some countries, but in reality, there are MANY places where it is still a taboo. In some places, you can be punished […]

Estar En Contra Del Racismo No Es Suficiente

En la actualidad, cada uno de nosotros se ha visto afectado por un sinnúmero de cambios muy significativos. Hace tan solo unas pocas semanas, solo se hablaba del coronavirus. El cual aún a muchos mantiene […]

V for Vendetta: Movie Review

V for Vendetta is a work of art directed by James McTeigue and produced by Silver Pictures, Virtual Studios, and Anarchos Productions Inc. Some actors in the film are Natalie Portman as the heroine Evey […]

Why Animal Crossing Came to Save Our Lives

The videogame Animal Crossing: New Horizons arrived just when everyone needed it. It was out on March 20, just a few days after the lockdown due to coronavirus and I dare to say it saved […]

Creamy Potato Soup

For those days and nights I crave a really good comfort food, I usually make my self this delicious Creamy Potato Soup. It is a simple recipe that you can make fast and really enjoy […]

The Future of the Writing Industry

Ever since the beginning of the internet and the growth of the ebook industry, scholars and economists alike have wondered if this meant the end of the print and writing. The simple answer to that […]

The Fashion Industry Support to #BlackLivesMatter

The unfortunate and brutal death of George Floyd caused by police brutality has stroke much more hearts and united communities of minorities across the nation, demanding justice for black lives. Some citizens seized the opportunity […]

Confidence: The Rediscovery

Self-confidence is something I feel, we all had to deal with at some point in our lives. Although we may be reminded by our loved ones how beautiful or handsome you are -sometimes- it’s just […]

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Book Review)

Rating: ★★★★ “Because survival is insufficient.” Star Trek, Featured in Station Eleven Genre: Apocalyptic/Dystopian Summary: “Set in the days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and […]

6 Beauty Essentials On A Budget!

When it comes to beauty, there are always some lotions and potions, abracadabra, magic tools, and more that can help you achieve perfect skin. I know this because I had to make peace and seize […]

Being an Only Child: A Blessing & A Curse

People that have siblings often wish they were an only child. Being spoiled with everything you want, having all the attention; a royal life… Let me tell you that yes, sometimes is a dream life, […]

Banana Peanut Butter Nice Cream

Summer is almost here and sometimes we crave something sweet but healthy. Preferably, cold for these very hot days. Don’t throw away those overly ripe bananas, because they might seem useless instead, they can help […]

Tonta y Terca

Muchas de nosotras estuvimos en un lugar en nuestras vidas en el cual estábamos cegadas por aquello que llamábamos amor. No fue hasta que logramos salir de ahí que nos dimos cuenta que en realidad […]