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3 Beauty Tips For A Big Night Out

Getting Ready For Girls Night Out With Dove
Getting Ready For Girls Night Out With Dove

Since its 2015 introduction to the U.S., Dove Dry Spray has taken the beauty world by storm as a trending product that has made its way into more than 3 million households to date with momentum continuing into 2016. Dove Dry Spray antiperspirant goes on instantly dry while going beyond 48-hour odor and wetness protection to provide ¼ moisturizers for softer, smoother underarms. Three #LatinaBloggers shared how they incorporated Dove Dry Spray into their beauty routine as they got ready to attend an awards show in Miami. Even more #LatinaBloggers tuned in to watch the awards show from home with their fellow blogueras as they chatted beauty trends and Dove Dry Spray. Check out their tips and what they had to say below!

Kelly's Closet

"One thing I always like to do before an important event is exfoliate my face followed by using a face mask to prepare my skin for a flawless makeup application." Continue Reading ...

Getting Ready with My Girls and Dove
Getting Ready with My Girls and Dove

Nany's Kloset

"One of my favorite tips when getting ready for a big event is to smoothly rub two ice cubes on my face for a couple of minutes (focus on the eye area, especially if you had a busy day before and couldn't get enough beauty sleep). This also shrinks your pores and your makeup will look flawless all night." Continue Reading ... 

Girls Night Out - The Fashion Poet
Girls Night Out - The Fashion Poet

The Fashion Poet 

"Break a sweat by squeezing in a good workout the same day. It’ll keep you energized for the evening & Dove Dry Spray will keep you feeling confident throughout." Continue Reading ... 

Gypsy In The City
Gypsy In The City

Gypsy In The City

"If you are heavy handed with deodorant like me, you will love the fact that Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant does not leave behind visible residue. No more ruined clothes!" Continue Reading ...

Dove Dallas Bloggers
Dove Dallas Bloggers

Ashes Into Fashion 

"During life's biggest moments, Dove Dry Spray is a must have fashion accessory that keeps you feeling confident and fresh all day!" Continue Reading ... 

H&R Block Meet & Greet with Reggaeton artist Wisin hosted by Jeannette Kaplun

H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) unveiled in Miami a new music video-style advertisement featuring Reggaeton artist, Wisin in Miami Beach, Florida on Wednesday January 13, 2016. For the ad, Wisin re-recorded his hit song, “Piquete,” to promote the tax preparation company’s “1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes.” (Jesus Aranguren / AP Images for H&R Block)

In time for tax season, a group of fabulous Miami Latina bloggers were invited to attend a private H&R Block Meet & Greet and Q&A session with Latino Reggaeton recording artist, Wisin. The event was moderated by social influencer, TV personality and Latina blogger, Jeannette Kaplun. Wisin posed for individual photographs and signed copies of his CD for the bloggers while everyone enjoyed the gorgeous setting at the W in Miami’s South Beach.

H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) unveiled in Miami a new music video-style advertisement featuring Reggaeton artist, Wisin in Miami Beach, Florida on Wednesday January 13, 2016. For the ad, Wisin re-recorded his hit song, “Piquete,” to promote the tax preparation company’s “1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes.” (Jesus Aranguren / AP Images for H&R Block)

H&R Block has partnered with Wisin for its new advertising campaign focusing on the Hispanic community. During the event he premiered the energetic music video-style advertisement-"Billete" and announced the  "1000 win $1000 daily" H&R Block giveaway.

H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) unveiled in Miami a new music video-style advertisement featuring Reggaeton artist, Wisin in Miami Beach, Florida on Wednesday January 13, 2016. For the ad, Wisin re-recorded his hit song, “Piquete,” to promote the tax preparation company’s “1,000 Win $1,000 Daily Sweepstakes.” (Jesus Aranguren / AP Images for H&R Block)

Our Latina Bloggers were also able to ask Wisin questions during a Q&A session moderated by Jeannette Kaplun.  Wisin graciously answered questions about his music, collaborations with other musical talents and shared stories of his beloved Puerto Rico.  

While the event was private, everyone is invited to celebrate tax refund season: H&R Block is giving $1,000 to 1,000 people daily between January 15 and February 15 - follow the link to learn more!

(Photos courtesy of Jesus Aranguren / AP Images for H&R Block)

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Orgullosa & Latina Creators

Orgullosa Event Influencers _ Claudia Felix Garay _ Ydelays _ Doralys Brito _ Cindy Limon _ Vicky #LatinaCreators came together last Saturday for a brunch with Orgullosa to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Over twenty influencers gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for a morning of connecting and celebrating. In between mimosas, a delicious breakfast and coffee, the conversations revolved around how we honor our heritage as Latinas through our various channels.

Orgullosa CollageSpecial guest, TV personality and actress Julissa Bermudez, spoke on being bicultural and how she toggles between both worlds embodying what a Nueva Latina is. Julissa shared how she, as a nueva latina, carries a unique story made up of rich history, blended cultures and aspirations. Born and raised in NYC, Julissa grew up in a Dominican household and is extremely proud of where she comes from and of her traditional values. The event highlighted how we as Latinas are defining a new blended cultural life that is unique.

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Orgullosa also created and produced a video series that aims to show the diversity of the Hispanic experience and celebrate Latinas who are proud of their culture, traditions, beauty, family, home and who are, of course, just proud of being Latina! The video series features four inspiring bicultural Latinas: Dascha Polanco who is and actress on the popular show OITNB, Jeanette Kaplun who is the founder of Hispana Global and fellow #LatinaBlogger, Laura Gomez who is a tech entrepreneur and Maria Teresa Kumar who is President & CEO of Voto Latino. Orgullosa knows that bicultural Latinas toggle between their Hispanic cultural upbringing and their American life experiences. Check out the series of videos below!

Currently #LatinaBloggers and #LatinaCreators are also sharing their stories during Hispanic Heritage Month. Follow along with the #InspireOrgullo hashtag!

Montejo Tailgate Event at Dodger Stadium

The last few months have been all out #VivaMontejo celebration with everything from recipes, evenings with Maná (Yes, THE legendary Mexican Grammy award-winning rock/pop band) and a savory private dinner at Dodger Stadium prepared by chef Eddie Ruiz of LA's Corazón y Miel. dodger stadium It was such an amazing night, I don't even know where to begin! The kick-off for the event started with Mariachi music, agua chile and spicy Micheladas aka Montejoladas that were created to refresh and wake up the crowd with a burst of flavor. It certainly did the trick! There really is no better way to start off a party, don't you agree? Latina and Latino Bloggers, Youtubers and Viners mingled as they tweeted, Periscoped, Vined and Instagrammed the fun with their online friends.

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Following the cocktail hour, attendees were split up into two groups where they were given the opportunity to either tour the stadium or show off their swing in the batting cage with former Dodger Manny Mota. We're not sure which event was cooler ... Having the entire stadium to ourselves or having a former outfielder give you one-on-one tips.

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As the sun started the set, we got the chance to enjoy the stadium by hanging out in the dugout for a bit. Unless you're a player, that's not the kind of thing that typically happens in one's life. Attendees really took this opportunity to take it all in. In fact, I spied a few Creators playing out their Adrian Gonzales fantasies.

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And now for the pinnacle moment of the evening - Dinner under the star lit Los Angeles sky on the field to the sound of Cielito Lindo played by a live Mariachi band.

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Chef Eddie Ruiz really outdid himself. Dish after dish just kept coming in starting with queso fundido, which everyone loved. It was packed with chorizo, which was cooked in Montejo and loaded with mushrooms and cheese. The first main dish was called hongo adobado. It was was a marinated barbeque portobello mushroom made with Montejo beer and was super hearty and filling. But not filling enough to stop us from savoring the gallina embriagada, gran bistec and pescado con papas. Oh, and for dessert, we were served a banana bañuelo topped with caramel sauce made with Montejo. The dishes just kept coming out, the music kept playing and we all stayed a bit longer than we expected. It truly was a spectacular evening.

montejo tailgate dodger stadium Thank you so Montejo Beer for a lovely time. We truly got to experience the flavors and culture of Mexico!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Montejo. The opinions and text are all mine.

Celebrating Baby's Soon Arrival with Huggies® Little Snugglers

Welcoming a baby is always such a joy! This past weekend our Bay Area #LatinaBloggers got together to celebrate the soon arrival of Living Colorful's Elba Valverde's baby boy.  Elba truly outdid herself with an adorable circus themed baby shower that even included an adorable Huggies® Little Snugglers diaper cake. ColorfulCircusThemedBabyShower_LiveColorful5

Charming circus zebra cake

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Bay Area Latina Bloggers: Lynda Thorn from Mommy Powers, Elba Valverde, Alicia Gonzalez from 247 Modern Mom and Rosanna Alvarez from Citlali Rose.

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The Mommy to-be Elba with Gilda Campos from El Tintero de Mama & Ismerai Dominguez from Love Luxe Co.

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Huggies® Little Snugglers Diaper Cake

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The Parents To-Be

To see more delightful baby shower event pictures and to learn how you can enter for a chance to win your dream baby registry, follow #AmigasHuggies.

LBC Live Party: Los Angeles #LatinaBloggers Take AT&T's #ItCanWait Pledge

ItCanWait Last week we hosted one of our LBC Live Parties for L.A. #LatinaBloggers at Lucky Strike in Hollywood to spread the word about AT&T's #ItCanWait campaign to take the pledge to never text and drive. While the event allowed us to get together and have fun, our purpose was to shine light on how truly dangerous texting or even just checking out phones is while driving. Although we may feel comfortable multi tasking, as most of us bloggers do, we pledged to say #ItCanWait because our lives and the lives of others are too important to risk over a text message. As we took our bowling balls and rolled with careful aim for a strike, we were reminded of how some things require our full and undivided attention.

Check out the event photos on the Latina Bloggers Connect Facebook page and share your reasons why texting and driving can wait on Twitter and Instagram with the #ItCanWait  hashtag. Let's keep the message rolling!

#LatinaBloggers Attend Screening for "Instructions Not Included"

Pantelion Films and LBC teamed up to put together a very special and private event for Los Angeles Latina bloggers to screen the bilingual film  Instructions Not Included, starring one of the most recognizable Mexican actors, Eugenio Derbez, and newcomer Loreto Peralta, who we guarantee you will see more of in Hollywood. The event was so special, that the two stars showed up for a special meet and greet with the blogueras. Without giving too much away, the film will make you laugh and cry simultaneously with its heart-felt story line and humorous take on bachelor-turned- dad dose of reality. Although the norm for many of us, the film perfectly integrates what it means to be bi-cultural and bilingual flawlessly into the story line.

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The film is a dream come true and a 10 year venture for the actor, director and producer Eugenio Derbez. He spoke with the audience after the film and shared his thoughts about the importance of family and bilingualism. Confirming what we already know, he strongly believes that speaking English and Spanish is both beneficial academically and in the work place. It was also a dream come true for many #LatinaBloggers who have been long time admirers of his work to see Eugenio's vision come to life and share in the moment with him . Loreto Peralta equally stole the show with her performance as Eugenio's sweet, imaginative daughter. She will steal your heart, we promise!

Instructions Not Included opens in select U.S. theaters this Friday, August 30th. You won't want to miss it. To see you more pictures, check us out on Facebook and Instagram.

#LatinaBloggers Live Event with Avocados from Mexico

#LatinaBloggers Acovados from Mexico eventOne of the greatest things about our job is that we get to indulge in some of the best, and most authentic, culinary experiences anyone could ask for. Spending an afternoon with wonderfully talented food and lifestyle bloggers while enjoying homemade dishes designed around one specific ingredient that not only speaks to us culturally, but brings us back to our fondest family dinner memories, is what I call an afternoon well-spent.

We took the #ILoveAvocados campaign from the blogosphere, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram to the kitchen by inviting several Los Angeles bloggers to experience the delectable taste of Avocados from Mexico. Our host, Maura Hernandez of The Other Side of the Tortilla, spoiled us with her creations - Guacamole with mango and pomegranate, Guacahummus, Agua de Albahaca, paletas and more.

As each dish came out, it was a lot of fun to see (and taste) the versatility of avocados. From spicy to sweet, each bite was a pleasant surprise. Thank you to Avocados from Mexico for being a delightful staple in our kitchens and for being there as we create memories with family and friends!

If you'd like to try some of the recipes we had during our live event, check out The Other Side of the Tortilla. You can also dive into the world of avocado recipes with Avocados from Mexico, follow the #ILoveAvocados hashtag or like them on Facebook!