Ponytail Hairstyles We Love

We all have those days where overthinking what to do with your hair feels like a drag. Tis the season of embracing the ponytail trend: the perfect go to hairstyle for those lazy days when blowdrying seems like an overwhelming task. Seen all over the red carpet this season, fashion week and thanks to the amazing creativity of expert hairstylists (we love you!), these days we have many ponytail hairstyles to choose from.

A classic slicked back ponytail always keeps things simple and will allow your face and makeup to be the center of attention.  Jennifer Lopez turned heads at this year’s Oscars with this pretty ponytail.

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Add an edge to your look by adding a tease at the top of your hair for a voluminous pony, which will scream sexy!

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For a more romantic style, try a low and loose ponytail or go retro with sleeked sides and the top section of your hair just pinned at the crown.

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You can easily change the style of your ponytail by simply parting in a different place, one day choose the middle, another day go for a side part.

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<> on October 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Regardless of the occasion, you don’t have to be an expert to pony up your hairstyle and turn heads wherever you go.  Here are some of the products you should have on hand to help you create the perfect ponytail.

Elnett Hairspray for hold// Oribe Texturizing Spray to create those messy ponytails//Pantene Dry Shampoo for added texture//Pantene Mousse or Fekkai soleil beach Spray to create waves//

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Favorite Winter Looks

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Well hello my lovelies!  I can’t believe we’re in March, it’s actually my birthday week!  In honor of the month that’s getting us closer to Spring, I thought it would be great to do a quick wrap up of my favorite Winter looks because let’s be honest, I can’t wait to put Winter behind me.  I’ve officially started shopping with a Spring/Summer filter, which kinda sucks because I can’t wear any of the things I’ve been buying and I also don’t want to invest in Winter pieces.  Dilemma.  You’ll be seeing a lot of my best pieces remixed into different outfits– I’ll be shopping my closet big time, which is always an exciting challenge.

On a separate note, I’m working on a recap of the most amazing 4 days I spent in LA at the #WeAllGrow summit.  Had a chance to reconnect with so many bloggers and influencers I adore and meet new ladies who quickly became new buddies.  You spend so much time admiring women on social media and then it all comes full circle, great to put a face to the name.  So look out for that soon.  You should also know that my flight to NY was canceled yesterday, so still in sunny California hanging out with my little brother.  Kinda ready to go back despite the weather.  Love/hate relationship with NY lately.  Okay pretty people, I’m off to enjoy my last few hours of sunshine.  Besitos! Xo

 

 

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My Favorite Travel Size Products

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If you’re as paranoid as I am about having an airline loose your suitcase and squeeze it all into a carry on despite the length of your trip, then you need to keep reading.  I don’t know about you, but spending hours squeezing my favorite beauty products into travel size bottles can be a drag and luckily companies have caught on and repackaged their best sellers for us to enjoy while we jet set. Sweet! Whether you’re desperately trying to escape the east coast or if your job keeps you on the road, these will keep you from missing your stash of beauty products at home.  On your list of things to do, you’re carefully coordinating every outfit and hoping you can drag your fabulous daily beauty routine into your suitcase. Because why oh why should your beauty regimen be compromised by any travel?  Whether you’re poolside sipping mojitos, catching sunrays countryside, or beaching it in a teeny tiny bikini, these travel-ready beauty products can be thrown right into your suitcase. So go ahead and carry-on!

Shop These Products: 

Dry Texturizing Spray by Oribe- this volume-boosting dry texturizing spray, is the best version of dry shampoo I’ve used. It gives you a mix of grit and texture that holds any hairstyle.  It sucks the oil from second day hair.  Obsessed!

Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara- if you want volume, length and thickness– we have a winner!

Kiehls Creme De Corps- this is my all time favorite body lotion, it leaves my skin feeling super smooth and moisturized.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer- This primer is the perfect first step before any makeup application.

Fekkai – Advanced Brilliant Glossing Shine Shine Shine Set- LOVE Fekkai, here’s a great shampoo/conditioner and treatment set. Also love the color module.

Oribe Shine Bright Collection- Splurge- Okay, this is officially the Ferrari of all haircare and when I use anything Oribe, my hair thanks me. It’s a splurge, but so fabulous, your hair will adore you.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash- I’ve been using this face wash for years, leaves my face clean and feeling refreshed.

Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey- when it comes to scents, my favorites are floral/fruity and I’ve been a fan of Jo Malone for years. This scent is in my top three favorites.

Supergoop City and Sand Sunscreen Travel Tote- I discovered Supergoop sunscreen products recently and they’re great. Love this easy travel tote with all of your sunscreen essentials.

Elnett Travel Size Hairspray- favorite hairspray of all time.  Thanking the hairspray gods for having it in travel size.

Urban Decay Makeup Set Spray- once your makeup is done, make sure all of that fabulousness stays put with this makeup set spray.

Si eres tan paranoica como yo soy de que una aerolínea pierda tu maleta y exprimes todo en un equipaje de mano a pesar de lo large del viaje, entonces necesitas seguir leyendo. Yo no sé ustedes, pero pasar horas exprimiendo mis productos de belleza favoritos en botellas de tamaño de viaje toma demasiado tiempo y por suerte compañías han reenvasado sus productos más populares para que podamos disfrutarlos mientras viajamos.  Así que gracias a estos productos que ya vienen en tamaños aceptados por las aerolineas no tendrás que romper tu rutina diaria de belleza. Porque a quien le gusta comprometer su régimen de belleza por un viaje? Aquí les van algunos de mis productos de belleza favoritos que nunca faltan en mi maleta.

 

 

 

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Floral Skirt

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Well hello LA! Waking up and facing the Hollywood Hills feels so surreal.  The weather in LA is magical and I’m so happy to be here!  First day of conference was great, awesome hanging out with all  of my pretty ladies.  Took these photos right before leaving freezing NY, loving this floral skirt from ASOS (Still available!), which can transition season after season.  Worn here with a light gray sweater and light leather jacket.  Weekend is almost here so keep smiling, you’re almost there! Xo

Shop The Look:

Skirt ASOS //Sweater and Jacket old//Shoes Aquazzura

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Distressed

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This is such a happy week for me!  I finally leave this blizzardo for some LA sunshine tomorrow.  I’m attending and speaking at the We All Grow Summit– a conference for Latina digital content creators and influencers.  Really looking forward to spend much needed quality time with my fellow bloggers and mentors who will be in attendance.   Definitely follow me on twitter and Instagram for #fabutravel updates.

About this outfit, I took advantage of the 30’s degree weather this week (our new summer) to ditch my boots and throw on some pumps and even wear my favorite distressed jeans for a change.  Got this Marc from Marc Jacobs sweatshirt from Gilt a few weeks ago– loved that it wasn’t gray and the zipper detail gives it a bit of edge.  I got this lucite bangle from Alexis Bittar during their holiday sale and I have not taken it off ever since.  I’m including a link to their sale page because they always have amazing statement pieces on sale.

Okay my beautiful people– I’m off to LA.  I’m sure I’ll have great stories next week about my experience at the summit.  Besitos! Xo

Shop This Look: 

Genetic Jeans, style Shya (on sale!) Bloomies //Sweatshirt Gilt, sold out//Pumps Christian Louboutin//Hat Zara old//Alexis Bittar Sale Page

Esta es una semana muy feliz para mí! Finalmente dejo este frío de NY para un poco de sol de Los Angeles.  Mañana parto hacia el oeste a asistir y a participar en el #WeAllGrow summit– una conferencia creadores de contenido digital, que se enfocan especialmente en contenido para el mercado Latino. Tengo muchas ganas de pasar tiempo con mis colegas blogueras que estarán presentes. Definitivamente síganme en Twitter e Instagram para mantenerse actualizadas.

Acerca de este look, aproveché la temperatura de 30 grados esta semana (nuestro nuevo verano) para deshacerme de mis botas y ponerme tacones, incluso usar mis mis jeans desgastados favoritos para un cambio. Conseguí este sweater Marc de Marc Jacobs en Gilt hace unas semanas– me encantó que no era gris y el detalle del zipper. Tengo este brazalete de Alexis Bittar que compre durante la venta de fin de año y no me lo he quitado desde entonces.

Bueno mi gente bella– estoy segura de que voy a tener mucho que contar la próxima semana sobre mi experiencia en la conferencia. Besitos! Xo

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Isabel & Ruben Toledo for MAC Cosmetics

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Happy Friday my beautiful people!  I have a fun beauty story for you all today, one that as a Latina, I’m very proud of.  Last week I had the privilege of interviewing two pioneers in fashion and art, the lovely couple, Isabel & Ruben Toledo about their latest collaboration with MAC Cosmetics.  The party began the minute they greeted me, something magical happens when you get a few Latinos in a room speaking about something they’re passionate about.  The excitement about their limited edition collection was palpable throughout our interview.  Hope you enjoy it!

Q&A 

Fabulatina: What was the inspiration behind the eye-catching packaging?

Ruben: “The packaging is inspired by Isabel’s beautiful face and her iconic red lipstick.”

Fabulatina: Isabel, you’re a red lipstick kind of woman, how do you find the perfect red?

Isabel: “You never do, you’re always searching and you try different ones and mix them. There are different ways to apply- sometimes you dab it and make it look like a tint or stain.  I love applying a matte red for day and then at night just layer a bit of sheen right in the middle of the lips. Adds a bit of freshness and shine that’s perfect for evening.”

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Fabulatina: Isabel, do you have any rules when it comes to makeup?

Isabel: “I have no rules.  Rules are for amateurs.  You should want to try, experiment and try new things. Strive to find your formula and make it work with you.  Wear something that you feel confident in and get other products just to experiment.  The beauty of makeup is that you can enhance your beauty and sometimes change it, which can be fun.”

Ruben: “I love to watch women when they approach the beauty counter, some approach it like they’re being tested and look petrified and some just love the experience.”

Fabulatina: You’re an amazing dynamic duo and work together on so many projects, what makes this partnership successful at home and at work?

Ruben: laughs out loud and says, “She has the biggest job, not me.  For me it’s joy, men get the easy part of the stick, we’re just in love.  I always agree with her.  The one thing that is a priority is our love, which comes before business.  Light those candles and let’s have dinner.  Having a routine, like cooking every night, which Isabel does and sitting down for dinner together makes us stop and focus on what really matters.  We’re very traditional that way.  We don’t have cell phones. We’ve had the same landline for 3o years. We’re basic people and simplicity works for us.”

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Fabulatina: can you name one beauty product you can’t live without?

Isabel: “I need my lipstick.”

Ruben: “I often steal Isabel’s hair serum.”

Fabulatina: Ruben, are you a lipstick or a shadow man? “Hhhmmm first I look at the eyes, the eyes of a woman is what pierces you! A beautiful smile and great lips are just as important.  So both.”

MAC107743_v_CMB_WHT_4.psd Fabulatina: Lastly, there are so many iconic and inspiring Hispanic designers, what is it that you think differentiates us from say European designers?

Isabel: “There’s certainly overlap, our optimism is different and appreciation of the body language — “en el cuerpo esta la sabrosura.  El movimiento de la mujer le da vida al vestido y cambia totalmente.” concludes Isabel.

I had an opportunity to play with the products and some of my favorites are the Ombre blushes– adore! Perfect for a sun kissed glow.  Isabel says in Spanish: “Me gusta que el color en la cara que no sea uno solo, por eso hicimos este rubor estilo ombre.”  The matte range of reds, especially the Victoriana, is smoking hot!  It also has a matching lip glass if you prefer a bit of sheen.  I’m also having fun with their colored mascaras, the navy one Calligraphy is certainly a keeper.  Isabel also adds about the line that she wanted to capture the joy of makeup and applying it.  “The line is certainly cosmopolitan, but it has that Latin flavor.”

Shop the ENTIRE LINE here.

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Cobalt Blue Dress

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Some are all about that bass, but I’m all about this dress!  Winter blues in NY have me craving color and wearing less clothes.  I’ve been in the market for a bold colored dress that makes a statement and I think I found it! Plus the price is right.  Scored this beauty at ASOS and it’s coming with me to LA next week.  I paired with these nude pumps that I’ve had for a while, but always a classic choice.

Dress is still available so don’t snooze! Buy it from ASOS here.  

Este invierno tan fatal de Nueva York me tiene extrañando piezas de colores vibrantes y deseando ponerme menos ropa.  He estado buscando un vestido de color llamativo y creo que lo he encontrado! Además, el precio esta perfecto.  Esta belleza es de ASOS y viene conmigo a Los Ángeles la próxima semana. Me lo he emparejado con estos tacones color piel que he tenido por un tiempo, pero siempre es una opción clásica.

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Fabulatina & E! Style Collective

 

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Happy Monday everyone!  Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet here on the blog for a few days, blame it on New York Fashion Week, which officially kicked off last week and let’s just say it’s been bananas since.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve been running around from show to show, meetings and coffee, and drinks with my other fave bloggers who are in town.  It’s meant to be a fun time, but the dreadful freezing weather has made the hopping around quite miserable.  Be sure to follow all of my #NYFW shenanigans on Instagram at fabulatina.

On to E! Style Collective!  A few weeks ago I announced my partnership with E! as an official E! Style Collective contributor and so far I’m having a blast!  A lot of you have asked about this partnership and what I’ll be doing for E!  So here it goes, in their own words: “The E! Style Collective is bringing together a group today’s leading influencers from the beauty, fashion and lifestyle realms to curate behind-the-scenes stories and grant you insider access that has been off limits…until now.  The E! Style Collective will be the premier voice for celebrity fashion, must-have beauty trends and everything in between. Our collective is connected, in-the-know and ready to share the secrets you will want to know throughout this red carpet season and beyond with exclusive interviews, videos and live updates right from a veritable dream team.”

I’m feeling incredibly honored to be part of this team of experts and can’t wait to bring you even more of the content that you love!

Above I shared a few fun snap shots of the site and below are some links I would love for you to check out.

Get To Know Fabulatina, click HERE.

Meet the entire E! Style Collective team HERE.

Official E! Style Collective page, make sure you stop by often for updates across all of your favorite topics in real time. click HERE. 

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Over(all) The Snow

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Please snow no more! There’s still a huge sheet of ice in our backyard and rumor has it there’s more snow coming.  I shopped my closet for this look.  Was looking for something comfortable to run errands, but still look presentable for coffee with a friend.  The best way to dress up overalls & sneakers is adding a red lip and a statement purse.  Got these overalls last summer and paired them with this polka dot green sweater (old from J. Crew), I desperately needed a pop of color.  And lastly, New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow– crazy! So be sure to follow all the behind the scenes phone on Instagram, @ Fabulatina.

Shop The Look: 

Overalls Free People//Sweater old but love this one//Sneakers Nike//Chanel Bag//Coat GILT

Por favor no más nieve! Todavía hay una enorme capa de hielo en el patio de nuestro edificio y corre el rumor de que viene más nieve el Jueves. Todo lo de esta propuesta estaba en mi armario. Estaba buscando algo cómodo para hacer diligencias, pero aún así estar presentable para un café con una amiga. Pensé que la mejor manera de darle un aspecto chic era poniéndome un labial rojo y usando esta cartera fabulosa!  Y, por último, la Semana de la Moda de Nueva York arranca mañana– es que no lo puedo creer! Así que asegúrense de seguirme en Instagram, @ Fabulatina.

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Feeling (Cobalt) Blue

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Who’s been spending a lot of time on Gilt?  Guilty.  I’ve always been a big fan and lately been perusing their page every day at noon.  Yikes.  Loved this sweater because of the color, pattern and style.  As you know I’ve been living in black everything so it was a great way to break that up a bit.  My jeans are Paige and ON SALE at Piperlime, love the distressed look and the fit is perfect.  Paired here with these pumps from Christian Louboutin that I just don’t wear enough and one of my favorite hats this season.  It’s still so cold in NYC and we’ve seen way too much snow. Sigh.  Xo

Shop My Look:

Checked Sweater by Twenty at Gilt//Jeans Paige from Piperlime (on sale!)//Pumps Christian Louboutin//Chanel Crossbody//Hat ASOSsimilar here

Estoy obsesionada con Gilt.com de nuevo.  Siempre he sido una gran fan y últimamente estoy en su página todos los días al mediodía cuando empiezan las ventas nuevas.  Uff. Me encantó este suéter por el color, el patrón y estilo. Como saben que he estado viviendo en ropa negra, así que fue una gran manera de romper la rutina un poco. Mis jeans son Paige y la venta en Piperlime, el corte y el ajuste son perfecto. Emparejado aquí con estos tacones de Christian Louboutin que yo simplemente no los uso suficiente y uno de mis sombreros favoritos esta temporada. Sigue haciendo un frío tremendo en Nueva York y hemos visto demasiada nieve. No aguanto mucho mas.  Necesito una playa urgentemente! Besitos.

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