The Nueva Latina

A 20-Something Latina
livinglovingexploringrunningworking
in Austin, TX.

[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

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

I am SUPER excited to share La Bella Beauty products with you all today! I don’t usually review too many beauty products, just because I am not sure of how my skin and hair will react to it.

Summer hair can be hard! Between the sweat, salt, sand, and sun keeping it healthy is never easy. As some of you may know, I recently “colored” my hair. It wasn’t toooooo noticeable but it was a BIG change for me. Since then, though, I noticed my hair started to lose its bounce and that it was a lot more frizzy. I tried super expensive shampoos and conditioners that I researched online to see if they would help my hair out, but no luck.

I am not going to lie, I was a little skeptical about La Bella hair products. Especially the Lots of Curls Styling Gel. I stopped using gel back in the day because it would leave my hair crusty and hard. But, WOW!! 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.

Daily Goodie Box June 2017 Review – FREE Sample Box - The Nueva Latina Continue reading

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of $200+ worth items in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness.

The Cost: $49.99 a box sent every quarter

The Products: The hottest seasonal items (worth at least $200) selected by the FabFitFun team
Ships to: US and Canada


The Summer 2017 Box Includes:

Michael Stars Ruana – Value $54

This Ruana is a multi-use product that can work as a scarf, sarong, or wrap! It measures 41″ x 72″and it is 100% Viscose.

The fabric is super soft, lightweight, and a touch sheer – it’s a perfect warm weather material. Continue reading

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

Y’all! Y’all! Yaaaaaaaaa’ll! Queen of the South is officially back!

The series is an adaptation of the successful miniseries La Reina del Sur, which I watched from start to finish two years ago. 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.

Starring Alice Braga (“I Am Legend”) as Teresa, the original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally-acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

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When I found out I was staying at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston during my stay while visiting the Bud Light Brewery, I started Googling right away. I read that it was a boutique hotel and I thought, “Oh, that’s cool.” I had never stayed in a boutique hotel, but I had heard of them before. I honestly wasn’t expecting much, but upon arrival that all changed.

When I arrived at the Magnolia Hotel Houston, the first thing I noticed is the historic building in which it is housed. Built in 1926, the structure has remained a significant part of the city’s history, previously serving as a corporate office for the Houston Post Dispatch Newspaper and Shell Oil Company. In 2003, after extensive renovations, it reopened as the Magnolia Hotel.The integrity of the building’s unique exterior was kept intact, while modern, luxurious touches were added inside. Continue reading

[This post about my trip to the Bud Light Brewery in Houston is sponsored by Bud Light but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.]

A few week ago, I received an email invitation to visit the Bud Light Brewery in Houston. I am not going to lie, I almost ignored the email. After talking with the fiance and with my mom, I decided to reply and take a chance on taking the trip up to Houston for this event.

My experience was one that I cannot even describe. My whole opinion out Bud Light and about Anheuser-Busch changed after my trip. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about my experience in the brewery or about the people who work there, so I decided to write about both.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery tours in Houston wind through a jungle of stainless steel tanks the size of railroad cars engulfed in a mechanical roar. Continue reading

If you follow me on social media, it is no surprise that I am a self-proclaimed pageant girl. I have many hobbies from working out to writing to as simple as spending time with my family. But, there is a hobby I picked up the last year that I have absolutely fallen in love with…PAGEANTS. My hobby, however, doesn’t always seem to be met with positivity.

Pageant contestants are met with so much negativity on a daily basis. I’m the type of person who loves adventure, and honest competition, so when I entered my first pageant, I was excited to share the news with my family and friends. And, I am not going to lie to you, I was one of those people that HATED the idea of pageants before I competed in one.

The argument I’ve heard from most people against pageantry is that the contestants are “exploited’ and “parade around in swimwear”. Yes… We do wear swimsuits in SOME pageants ( not all pageants have a swimwear portion)… And I have no issue with this… and here’s why. Continue reading

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