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La IMPORTANCIA de dar GRACIAS…

Esta semana de acción de gracias es sumamente especial. No solo porque algunos cenarán pavo o algunos tenemos días libres, si no por la importancia del agradecimiento. Algo que más que un día o dos […]

10 YA and Adult Books Worth the Hype

1. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is undoubtedly VE Schwab’s most hyped-up book. While most of her other books took a little while to gain […]

A Better Republic: Recycled Fashion.

I have shared very personal and sentimental parts of my life with the readers of this blog, but I’ve never talked about my job. I have been working in the retail industry for 3 years […]

What I Wish I Knew Before Voting

As the Elections are breathing on our necks today, there are some tips that you should know before you celebrate your right! This year I voted for the first time and -oh boy- I wish […]

Best of Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2020

Halloween was not all the way cancelled for these celebrities! We browsed social media looking for the best Halloween costumes of 2020, and we had a blast while looking at celebrity Insta stories and more! […]

Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Book Review)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you don’t want a man dead, don’t bludgeon him over the head repeatedly. Naomi Novik, Uprooted Genre: Fantasy Summary: “Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright […]

Manrepeller: A Decade of Glory & Unfortunate Tumble

Man Repeller was this extraordinary place we -the fashion enthusiasts- found our hors d’oeuvre to later-on plate our first course. Founded on the solemn vision -and mission- of elevating our day-to-day outfits with the spiciness […]

New Mum-To-Be: Emily Ratajkowski & Her Flawless Self

Emily Ratajkowski, a model, actress, mum-to-be, activist, and the -utmost- confident, and a guru in the female body and sexuality empowerment; is now expecting a baby with Sebastian Bear – McClard! Like many of us […]

Costume Ideas for Halloween 2020

Halloween is just around the corner! And though this year the spooks are going to be celebrated differently due to the pandemic, we won’t be stopped from putting on our costume and get candy! Or […]

Nuestro reflejo… Nosotros.

Somos tan diferentes y tan similares al mismo tiempo. Juzgamos al otro y nos enfadamos por cosas que en el lugar de esa persona, probablemente haríamos también. Siquiera es difícil la mayoría de las veces […]

Paris #SS21 Fashion Week

Paris, a city so inspiring, romantic, yet so chic. From bold and strong silhouettes to classic tailoring, embroidery, and more; #PFWSS21 gave us the punch of style and originality the world did not know it […]

My Body, My Choice, My Right.

Sex was never taught to me. I never had the said, “sex talk” with my parents, and the Sex ED course in high school wasn’t really an option. Yes, the topic was brought up in […]

Dress like a K-Pop idol

Stores where you can find different items at affordable prices to look like you’re just about to hit the stage! As a K-Pop fan, I can’t stop wishing to have the wardrobe of many idols. […]

Life on Campus: Expectations V. Reality

My college experience thus far is certainly not what I expected it to be but, to be honest, I think it’s awesome nonetheless. If you would have asked me seven months ago how I pictured […]

Milan #SS21 Fashion Week

Milan Fashion week has a staple deep in my heart for various reasons. It combines elegance, craftsmanship, luxury, and reinvention all at once with undeniable eccentricity. This SS21 had everything I was looking forward to […]

A Monologue For A Piece of Mind.

Mental health matters. This week, I have tried to focus on the true definition of that sentence. Yes, I see it all over social media at all times but I never really sit and think […]

A letter to my future self

Wondering about the future and how scary things could get for me. I accept the challenge to write a letter to myself so when I look back I will be able to maybe laugh, cry, […]

Catching Up With #NYFW SS21 Coverage

Pandemic or not, fashion must go on! During last week gifted us a sneak-peak of the trends we will appreciate during the next couple of months. SS21 is full of punk glam in metallics, power […]

The Illusion Of Individualism In Our Society

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off” -Gloria Steinem The subject that has been running through my mind these past weeks is how this society has not only normalized […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]