The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
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in Austin, TX.

I was around 8 when I was first introduced to Las Vegas. My parents had been visiting for years, but it wasn’t until I watched a special about Las Vegas on The Travel Channel that I began to notice.

I was also really into the Rugrats and in 1997 Nickelodeon came out with “A Rugrats Vacation” where Tommy, Chucky, Phil, Lil, and Angelica go on a Vegas adventure. Their adventure along with their rendition of “Vacation” was enough to hook me to the idea of Vegas at the age of 8.

Las Vegas always seemed magical to me even before I truly knew the magic of it. Las Vegas is a place that suggests that the rest of the world is the desert and IT is the oasis. There is no other place that captures the full spirit of America than Las Vegas for me.

I love living in Texas and I will most likely never live anywhere else, but Vegas will always be my second love. Las Vegas is still one Amerian city that still feels distinct. There really is no other place like it. And, like me, Las Vegas is very good at adapting. That city can reinvent itself to accommodate whatever comes along. That is why I love it so much.

I love to party and I dabble a little in gambling, but the one attribute about Las Vegas that really made me fall in love with it is that against all odds Las Vegas was able to come out of the arid Nevada desert a glittering spectacle.

I can go on and on about the many reasons I love Vegas, but you really have to see it to believe it!

Capturing Vegas With The Nueva Latina

Capturing Vegas With The Nueva Latina

Capturing Vegas With The Nueva Latina


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The Nueva Latina

If you told me I would be getting engaged one day to the true love of my life when I was in high school I would have laughed at you. At the time I didn’t really believe in true love and honestly thought that marriage was born out of convenience. That was also the time in my life that a guy asked me to be his girlfriend and told me to keep it a secret (haha).

On 6/08/2012 Julian asked me to be his girlfriend. On 6/25/2016 he asked me to marry him. MIND…BLOWN.

It was random and unplanned just like the rest of our relationship up to that point. He was unexpected and I honestly wasn’t looking for him, or anyone for that matter, when I found him.

I thank God each and every day for bringing him into my life. Continue reading

During Immigrant Heritage Month in June we remember that we as a country are a collection of immigrants from around the world, and that’s something that makes us great. As a child of immigrants, I wanted to showcase and highlight the accomplishments of immigrants in this amazing country of ours.

Upon learning about Migguel Anggelo and reading his story I knew I wanted to interview him. Migguel Anggelo is a classically trained singer that is Brooklyn-based and Venezuelan-born. He has performed on many of the world’s greatest stages, including Teatro Insurgentes in Mexico City and Teatro Jorge Eliezer Gaytan in Bogota, Colombia.

I am so excited to share with my readers a little about this amazing artist! Continue reading

After a few years lying relatively low, Pokémon is making a bit of a comeback. Can you say Pika!?!?!

The Nintendo-owned franchise, which exploded in popularity in the late 1990s, is again taking America by storm — this time through Pokémon Go which is now available for a free download on Android and iOS.

So, what is Pokémon Go?

Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to detect where and when you are in the game and make Pokémon “appear” around you (on your phone screen) so you can go and catch them. As you move around, different and more types of Pokémon will appear depending on where you are and what time it is. The idea is to encourage you to travel around the real world to catch Pokémon in the game just like in the cartoon. Continue reading

Another season, another FabFitFun box!

Summer is officially here and it’s getting hot, hot, hot!! Thankfully this season’s FabFitFun box is filled with super hip summer essentials to keep you looking good and staying cool this summer.

Check out my unboxing video below and let me know what you think about this season’s FabFitFun box! Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as I will be slowly transitioning to doing more video. =) Continue reading

[This post is sponsored by USA Network but the content and opinions expressed here are my own for Queen of the South.]

Hello my lovely readers!! I am finally back at it! I know it’s been a couple of weeks, but I am so excited to be back and to tell you all more about the new USA Network series premiere for Queen of the South!!

The series is an adaptation of the successful miniseries La Reina del Sur, which I watched from start to finish last year. I loved the telenovela, so I knew right off the bat that I wanted to watch Queen of the South the minute I heard that it was in the works. Continue reading

I have always surrounded myself with people that motivate and inspire me. When I met Jelisa Jay Robinson, I was in my fourth year of college. She was rushing o be a part of my sorority. Just from the few words I shared with her at that point, I knew that she has big dreams and that she was going to be able to accomplish them.

Within a few years, Jelisa has broken down barriers and persevered. Jelisa is more than my sorority sister; she really is one of my greatest writing inspirations. I wanted my readers to connect with and learn a little more about this amazing woman who will be taking the writing world by storm!! She also has a blog called Black Girl, Latin World, which is where a lot of my inspiration came from when i started my blog a year ago. Continue reading

Another subscription box review for you all here!!

I am SUPER excited to share my FabFitFun Review with you all! I am sure you have seen the ads for this box on Facebook or on Instagram by now.

What caught my eye about this box in particular was that it is called “FabFitFun” and every box promises something Fab, something Fit, and something Fun. All those things are right up my alley and I swear that I have found the perfect box for me.

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $100+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion and fitness. Continue reading

I am verrrrrry hesitant of subscription boxes. The first subscription box I received was  total bust and I immediately regretted buying into it when I opened it.

I decided to give Rocksbox a try after I realized that I would wear the same three pieces of jewelry all the time. I admire women  that can rock an outfit and have accessories that just COMPLETE the outfit. I wanted to be one of those women. That, and I have been truly recognizing that, for me, diamonds are starting to become one of my best friends.

As soon as I opened the cute little Rocksbox I was blown away. There was a personalized note from my Rocksbox stylist. I had told my stylist that I had a pageant coming up and she wished me luck as well as hoped that the jewelry she sent would be used during the pageant. Continue reading

After speaking with a few of my friends, I decided to finally take the plunge and try out Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix is an online clothing shop designed to provide personal styling services for women at an affordable cost. It was specifically created for women who need to wear nicer clothes for events/work but who don’t want to spend hours and hours combing through clothing stores to put together outfits.

I was a little skeptical when it came to this specific subscription box, but after so many of my friends tried it our and loved it, I started to think that maybe it would be perfect for me.

Lookin' Good with Stitch Fix - The Nueva Latina Continue reading