The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
in Austin, TX.

Kerbey Lane’s Summer 2017 Menu debuts TODAY!

Kerbey Lane has spent some time in the kitchen crafting new dishes you’re going to love (not to mention all of the returning favorites you’ve been waiting for)!!

We’re towards the start of a new season, where it goes from hot to hotter in Austin. I HATE the heat, but I love me some summer pool parties, summer laying out, and all the trips and vacations summer brings!

When I think of summer, my memories are filled with hotdogs and burgers on the grill, thick slices of juicy watermelon, and piles of corn on the cob. Kerbey Lane puts their own spin on summer and they just rolled out their newest seasonal menu.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait till it’s 105° since it’s available starting TODAY!! Continue reading

Happy Hump Day y’all!! Today on the blog I wanted to talk about fears and how I have, personally, started to conquer some of my fears this year! Conquering fears are something I have struggled with my whole life.

Growing up, I was pretty scared of putting myself out there. I felt like anytime I tried to during middle and high school, I was met with contempt or annoyance. Not only was I scared of putting myself out there in a social way, but I also started to be scared to try new things.

I wasn’t always afraid of heights. The first time I really remember being afraid of heights was in 8th grade. I went to my summer church camp and I just couldn’t walk across the bridge that connected both sides of the camp. You can look down and see everything below you as you walk across the bridge. I had done this what felt like a billion times before the previous summers. For some reason this time was different. I looked down and almost threw up. I didn’t walk calmly across that bridge ever since then. Continue reading

TGIT! Thank God it’s Thursday! And this Thursday brings us the official start of Austin Fashion Week 2017!

Last year was my first year attending Austin Fashion Week and I fell in love! There were fashionable people everywhere and the fashion shows were something I have never experienced before in my life!

I had so much fun last year! I also had the opportunity to meet and talk with so many up-and-coming designers. I interviewed Lauren Nicole about her Fall/Winter 2016 line. I was able to meet and hang out with beauty vlogger Natalie from Ginger Me Glam. I was able to take in the amazingness that is Hues of Man!! This menswear, lifestyle, and culture blogger has IMPECCABLE style. Continue reading

[This post about the Spin for Perfect Skin is sponsored by Vanity Planet but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

Happy Hump Day Queens and Kings! Today, I want to take some time to talk with you all about SKIN CARE.

With my pageant, pre-wedding events, other people’s weddings, MY wedding, the holidays, and then my honeymoon coming up…I have A LOT of events to look forward to and to look good for.

Growing up, my mom was [and still is] constantly on me about always putting on my cremita or cream in the morning and before bed.  If you have met or seen my mom through pictures, you’ll know that she looks REALLY GOOD for her age. Some of that may be genetics, but a lot of it is how she takes great care of her skin! Continue reading

You know I love me a subscription box. When The Daily Goodie Box reached out to me I was beyond excited to try it out. Not only was it a subscription box, but it was FREE.
Of course, like with anything else, I had my suspicions that it just COULDN’T be free.
So I created my account and within a few weeks, I received my Daily Goodie Box…absolutely no strings attached.
The Daily Goodie Box is more than just free samples because they send you products that you MOST LIKELY will use in your everyday life.
Is Daily Goodie Box a Scam? - The Nueva Latina

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Happy Mexican Mother’s Day! Feliz Dia de las Madres!

Today, in Mexico, it’s Mother’s Day! This will probably not come as a surprise to many of you but I am very, very proud of my mother and all of her accomplishments. Sometimes I feel like people get annoyed or even uncomfortable with how much I brag about her. But, it not my fault. My mom and both my parents, for that matter, are the epitome of the American Dream.

My mother was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 13. She was able to overcome adversity and graduate college despite English being her second language. She went on to become the first woman and first Latina President/CEO of Border Federal Credit Union in Del Rio, TX. This past February, she was awarded the 2017 National Credit Union Foundation Wegner Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement. This is one of the most prestigious awards to receive for professionals in the credit union industry. Continue reading

CHINGONA: Spanish for Bad Bitch aka Badass Girl aka Nasty Woman

Confidence is something I struggled with most of my life. I have never been the prettiest, the skinniest, the one with the best hair, or the one with the hottest bod. But, in the past year, I have learned to be comfortable in my own skin and to really embrace the amazingness that is me.

Confidence comes from within.

And I came here to slay biiiiich.

Of course, like I said before, I wasn’t always like this. I spent YEARS of my life trying to be someone I wasn’t because I was convinced that people would like me more if I dressed, acted, and looked a certain way. I was also convinced that if certain groups of people “liked” me that I would automatically just BE a happier person.

I think the first instance I can remember this happening happened for me in 1st grade. My parents would send my brother and I to Mexico to spend the summer with my grandparents so we could practice our Spanish. One summer, they thought it would be a good idea to enroll us in school in Mexico for a month to see what it would be like for us. Within the first week of being there I was dubbed “Ojos de Sapo” or “Frog Eyes” because the kids said my eyes were huge. So starting then I thought that if I squinted all the time that it would make me less weird and more attractive. I have pictures of me from then on through college with me squinting. Haha Continue reading

“If at first you don’t succeed
Dust yourself off and try again
You can dust it off and try again”


I am back y’all! It’s been soooo long! I am SUPER EXCITED to be back blogging and here with all of you! As many of you know, I took my Professional Engineering exam again last week after failing it last October. I am not going to lie…that b was HARD AF. There was a point during the exam that I questioned whether I should just guess on the whole test and just leave in the middle of it.

Nobody likes to fail. And, after having shared my study journey last year with all of you, I was SO embarrassed when I received the results and saw FAIL written in big red letters. Failing at anything sucks and sometimes it’s a really hard thing to get over.

I am a perfectionist and I REALLY don’t like failing. I try my hardest to be good at everything I do. I give 110% to every job, blog post, volunteer position, etc. because I always want to be THE best at what I do.

Failing the exam really brought me down and I was pretty down in the dumps for a couple of months. I started binge eating like crazy and stopped working out. I even started pushing away friends and turning down opportunities to hang out with them because I felt like they were only offering out of pity. Continue reading

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If you follow me on Instagram you know that I took my professional engineering exam this past October. After weeks of waiting that felt like a lifetime, we got the results. I didn’t pass. I kept refreshing the page to make sure I had the correct result. And it was still there…in big red letters. My result.

Since then, I have upped my study game and sat down to really think about where I messed up. Thankfully, they send you a diagnostic with your percentage of passing and failing subjects so you have a clear idea on where you didn’t do so hot.

One of my biggest flaws to date is that I have really bad test anxiety. I started to have it after my first college exam that I bombed. I freak out, especially when the test is timed. The PE exam is timed. 8 hours. 80 Questions. Approximately 6 minutes per question. There were a good 30 minutes when I took the test in October that I just sat there freaking out. That was 5 questions I could have been answering. And then I spent at least 15 minutes each on two separate problems because I knew that I KNEW how to answer them and was too caught up to just skip them and come back to them if I had time. Continue reading

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Real food should be simple.

Ever since I got engaged, the motivation to live a healthier lifestyle has increased. I upped my gym game and started meal prepping again. Not only do I hope to look AMAZING for my wedding, but to also keep up with my healthy habits after.

It’s sad but true: if you’re on a weight-loss plan, pasta can’t be an everyday occurrence. However, it is possible to serve a better bowl of pasta offering the nutrition your body needs (and craves) without tasting “healthy” — and this recipe is proof!

Creamy pasta dishes are nothing new (hello, fettuccine Alfredo!), but for the most part, milk or heavy cream are the principal players. Not anymore — today yogurt gets its turn in the spotlight with this spaghetti recipe, which features a dreamy lemon garlic yogurt sauce that will convince you to reach for the yogurt on pasta night more often.

The silky-smooth sauce for this dish — made with sautéed garlic, Mountain High Yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper — comes together in under thirty minutes. It’s simple, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not flavorful! Continue reading