The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
in Austin, TX.

Happy Hump Day!! I am officially 1 day away from my trip to Playa del Carmen for one of my bestie’s bachelorette party weekend. I haven’t been to the beach in Mexico since two years ago for my baby sister’s big 1-8. The beach is my favorite place to be and I am excited to finally be back.

I wanted to do a pre-trip post to tell you all about where I am going, how I prepare for my trips, and my packing essentials.

We are staying at the most amazing looking AirBnB from Friday to Sunday. I have never stayed at an AirBnB in Mexico, but I am super excited about it. It’s a condo right on the beach front and the complex has a pool. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 4 beds; perfect for a bachelorette weekend!

 My favorite part of staying in an AirBnB is probably how cheap the stay is, but also the easiness of being in a prime location while still feeling like you are at home.

The condo is right by the beach so I plan to take full advantage of that. Running and laying on the beach are my favorite things to do when I am in a beach town.

The weather is not looking too good for my first day there, but I am prepared for any kind of weather Mother Nature has for us!

My packing list for my Playa trip will include:

  • Passport
  • One-piece and Bikini
  • Cover-Ups
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Go-Pro
  • Backpack
  • External Battery Packs
  • Shorts
  • Lightweight Shirts and Tank Tops
  • One Pair of Jeans
  • Dresses
  • Sandals, Flats, and Sneakers
  • Heels
  • Sweater
  • Rain Poncho
  • Travel Umbrella
  • Water Shoes
  • Necessities (toiletries, etc.)

The weather is supposed to be rainy on Friday then partly cloudy the rest of the time we are there. I want to be prepared for anything.

Going through Pinterest I found a few outfits that I would like to mimic on my trip.

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Packing is going to be an adventure. I have to pack tonight since I will be leaving tomorrow morning SUPER early. Thankfully, I am spending today at a conference that happens to be close to an outlet mall. I plan on stopping by for anything else I might need (or want lol).

Follow along with my Playa del Carmen adventures on Snapchat and Instagram! I will also be going LIVE tonight at 10 PM CT on Instagram to go through my packing essentials for my beach trip.

Hola Beaches! Playa del Carmen Here I Come! - The Nueva Latina

I am so excited for my bestie’s bachelorette weekend! Excited to celebrate her and her upcoming marriage!

Have you been to Playa del Carmen? 

Any reccomedations or suggestions?

Let me know in the comments below!

Stay traveling,

Hola Beaches! Playa del Carmen Here I Come! - The Nueva Latina

[This is a review post for Dry Society Lounge in Austin, TX. All the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

I have had a BIG issue with getting a blow-out. I had my go-to place for a while. A chain that is really well known. They did my hair for my cousin’s wedding about 3 years ago and it was ON POINT. I ended up winning some gift cards to there too so I kept going to try it out. After the first, though, they started not doing so well on my hair. They would say that it was “uncurlable” and that they just couldn’t curl it. I was super confused with this. I have a wand at home and I curl my own hair just fine. But, every time after the first time I went there they would try a different styling tool to curl my hair and it would just not curl.

I was disillusioned and decided from then on out that I would NEVER have anyone do my hair again. Especially since I kept dishing out money towards something that I could do on my own for free.

Then, one day on my way home, I passed a little shop called Dry Society Styling Lounge. The aesthetic was beautiful from the outside and I told myself that maybe one day I would try it out. Finally, after months of passing by it, I decided to make an appointment for a blow-out and a makeup application.

I was literally BLOWN AWAY. Not only could they curl my hair, but their makeup artist made me look so AMAZING while still keeping my natural beauty for the world to see.

Dry Society Lounge is my FAVORITE blowout place in North Austin hands down!

They have many blow-out and makeup services to choose from. They are super friendly and made me feel like a million bucks from the time I arrived to the time that I left.

Whether you’re headed to a special affair or simply need a pick-me-up, they’ve got you covered. From up-dos and signature blowouts to full-face makeup applications and temporary eyelash extensions, they offer luxe styles at affordable prices. Thier talented team of stylists will enhance your natural beauty with a long-lasting look guaranteed to turn heads.



Dry Society Styling Lounge is open 7 days a week:
Mon, Tues, Wed – 9am to 6 pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat – 9am to 7pm
Sunday – 10 am to 5pm

Book your appointment online NOW.

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

You can find Dry Society Styling Lounge on their Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

What do you think about Dry Society Styling Lounge?

Do you go to a blow dry bar for your hair needs?

Gettin' Dolled Up with Dry Society Styling Lounge - The Nueva Latina

I HAAAATE tequila. So, when I received an invite to go and check out Austin’s new mezcal and tequila bar downtown, I was a little hesitant. But, the amazing people and mezcal at Las Perlas Mezcaleria were able to get me like tequila a little more.

This Oaxacan style cantina exists as a living tribute to Mexico’s native spirit, Mezcal, with the finest selection of more than 400 premium agave spirits in the United States. Las Perlas cocktails arrive garnished with everything from wild hibiscus flowers to the Oaxacan delicacy of spicy, roasted chapulinas, while also offering ice cold Mexican cerveza. Continue reading

[This post is sponsored by Hive but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

Happy Thursday y’all! So, as many of you may or may not know, I am getting married in November to the love of my life. We are in the wedding planning process as well as looking further into the future of our lives together. I have always had a goal in mind to own my own home before I turned 30. Before I met the fiance, I didn’t think I would ever be able to do that here in Austin, TX where the housing market is CRAZY. Now, with both our incomes and saving money, we are ready to start looking for a house and I am SO EXCITED! Continue reading

[This post is sponsored by Agavero Orange but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

It’s officially Labor Day Weekend!! And the fiance’s birthday! AAAAAND the start of Longhorn Football!!! YAAAAAAAAAAS!

The past week and a half have been crazy and super hard for a lot of my family and friends. Many towns and cities in East Texas were impacted by the flood brought on by Hurricane Harvey. I haven’t had the heart to write because I felt like being happy at a time like this was not allowed. Continue reading

Hello y’all! I promised you all the I would do a post on the latest The Ring Boxes box and here it is!

As you may or may not know, I am getting married in November! I am SUPER excited and I am EATING UP this whole “being a bride” thing. And, if you have been reading my blog, you know I love subscription boxes. So, when I found BRIDE SUBSCRIPTION BOX, I knew I just had to have it!

Planning a wedding can be super stressful and overwhelming. Getting a monthly gift in the mail to help you during your wedding planning journey can make planning so much easier and more FUN! Continue reading

Happy Thursday! I am SUPER excited to do my post on San Diego! It’s almost been two weeks since I was there and I am already missing the COOL summer air. Texas summers can get old reeeeal quick! Haha

When the bride invited me to San Diego for her bachelorette, I was a little nervous. Girls’ Trips, in general, make me nervous after a bad experience I had. I was excited to go back to San Diego, though, since the last time I was there it was for a family trip.

Although I won’t be hitting up San Diego for my bachelorette, it’s the PERFECT place for a bachelorette. There is SO MUCH to do! The weather is PERFECT! And the food is AMAZING! Continue reading

HELLO August!


I can’t believe August is here ALREADY here! The year is going by SO FAST!!

Since relaunching by blog, I wanted to start a new monthly tradition. I want to share my goals with you all at the start of every month and I want to hear YOUR GOALS too!

I am not going to lie, I have been SLACKING lately on the blog. I sort of kind of lost motivation there for a bit. And I was also trying to be the “chill bride” and have let wedding planning slip a bit and now I am starting to fall behind when the wedding is now a little more than 3 months away! So, now here we are! I need to jump back on it and start GETTING THINGS DONE. Continue reading

[This post is sponsored by Painting with a Twist but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

Happy Monday y’all! I feel like it’s been FOREVER since I last posted. Life has been CRAZY. With work, wedding planning, and trying to spend time with friends and family there hasn’t been much time for me to sit down and write a post. And, it sucks, because I also haven’t had much one on one time with the fiance in the past month and a half. So, we decided to finally PLAN a date night out, just the two of us, to Painting with a Twist.

The fiance is the artist out of the both of us. He knows how to draw and paint. I love how happy he looks when he is “in the zone” while he is painting. I think it really calms him down. When I found the Painting with a Twist near us, I thought it would be the PERFECT date night for us. I like wine, the fiance likes to paint…it was a match made in heaven. Continue reading