It has recently come to my attention that my TV show ‘East Los High’ has been picked up as a Hulu Exclusive Series and will will start airing on Hulu starting June 3rd! I play a doctor on this show based on the relationships and growing pains of teens coming of age in East L.A. Please keep up with the show on the following social media channels and tune in when it airs!
The most subjective question known to man: What’s Beautiful? In order to redefine what society has forced down our throats as the stereotypical idea of what it means to be feminine, Under Armour has once again launched a campaign encouraging women to create their own definition of the female athlete. The What’s Beautiful 3.0 campaign gives women a platform to establish personal fitness goals and hold themselves, and eachother, accountable for achieving them. I have been a feminist since I can remember, and as a lover of fitness, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get involved.
I like to push myself to my limit. Notice, I said MY limit. Although I look to others for inspiration, I try not to compare myself because we all have different strengths and goals. So for me, I decided to push myself to achieve something I’ve never done before. My goal is two-fold: first, I want to be able to do a split. Sounds juvenile, but it’s been something that I’ve NEVER been able to do. I have the tightest hamstrings in the world, and I worry that my inflexibility might lead to injuries (like when I pulled a hammie a few weeks back). My second goal: to get down to 14% body fat. This one obviously goes hand in hand with doing bikini competitions.
So how do you define beauty? And are you ready to join me and Under Armour to set new fitness goals? Let’s do this!
Cooking has always been a hobby of mine. Being in the kitchen is kinda like my therapy, and the result is (almost) always delicious! I get in the kitchen and cook, cook, cook but forget that I have a ‘food’ section on this site that needs some lovin’ every now and then! It took my cousin calling me out on Instagram to light a fire under my butt. So here you have it folks, not the best food photo I’ve taken, but definitely one of the best clean eats I’ve whipped up in a while.
Today is Thursday, I have tonsilitis, and 2 weeks ago I was invited as a VIP guest of ‘The Talk’ on CBS. That makes this a recap post . . . or a Sesame Street Episode (brought you by the letter ‘T’)!!
In case the clip doesn’t play, here are me and ze’ bloggers:
We got fancy skin care gifts:
I think someone told them I love to cook:
What I wore:
And how I feel today:
I’m being a real baby because I rarely get sick, so I don’t know what to do with myself! But, I guess I gotta deal with it and go workout now because I have a photoshoot for a magazine coming up in a few days. See ya!
A few weeks ago I shared my experience with a new line of hair products, Tresemme Keratin Smooth. I’ve been using the Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum and Heat Protection Shine Spray when I straighten my hair, and I like my results enough that I’m giving some away!
Five (5) of my readers will get a chance to experience fabulous hair in the form of a full sized bottle of Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum, and all you have to do enter to win is:
Leave a comment below about why you want to try Tresemme Keratin Smooth (mandatory entry)
And that’s it!
Winners will be selected by anonymous online drawing. Must live within the U.S. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM PST on April 30, 2013
I was not compensated for this post, just sharing the joy of manageable hair!
Growing up I watched novelas (soap operas) religiously! For us, novela time was family time. The drama, the death glares, the flawless makeup – NOTHING compares to the glamorous entertainment that is a telenovela. In fact, one of my goals as an actress is to someday be in a novela * hint hint to you creators of fine Spanish language dramas that are reading this*.
As the official sponsor of Univison.com ‘s webnovelaArranque de Pasion, Mary Kay sent me a make-up set so that I could recreate one of the lead’s looks at home. Ela, played by the lovely Kate del Castillo, is an edgy race car driver that sports a contoured yet natural look.
In a rare instance of perfect timing, it just so happened that I was invited to a taping of ‘The Talk’ along with some other influential bloggers, so I decided to put my new Mary Kay makeup to the test.
Here’s what I used to create the look:
Facial Highlighting Pen #3
Bronze Diva Coutouring Powder
Nourishine Plus Lip Gloss in Cafè au Lait
Chocolate Lip Liner
Beach Blonde Cream Eye Color
Lash Love Waterproof Mascara
Black liner to line my eyes and fill in my brows.
“Arranque de Pasión, La Historia de Ela”, will be airing 4/1/13 – 5/3/13 in 5 minute episodes released on Univision.com & UVideos every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For those of you not into watching things on the ‘net, the novela is scheduled to air in its entirety on Sunday, 5/5 @ 10pm EST on Univision!
This post is compensated and in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Mary Kay. All thoughts and amazing makeup application skills are my own.
Since I recently touched on my sprint workout and sprinting biomechanics, I thought it’d be a good time to elaborate on exactly what it is I do when I hit the track and WHY.
Sprinting helps in burning body fat while maintaining and even building muscle. Being that it is a high impact exercise, sprinting also helps build bone density and strength. And of course, it builds endurance, so even if you’re a distance runner you can benefit from adding some sprint sessions to your training as it will help increase your speed and and allow you to go further during those long bouts of cardio.
So if you’re looking to challenge yourself and mix up your training, try this out to start. And be warned, this is a full body workout – you can expect to feel soreness in everything from your chest, upper back, abs, quads and hammies. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at a sprinter’s physique and tell me that they’re not using every single muscle of their body to work!
It’s Tuesday! That means it’s sprinting day. I have a love hate relationship with the track; it’s no secret that I hate cardio, but sprinting is A-okay (albeit physically draining) in my book since you can see results quickly with regular practice.
In anticipation of hitting the track I thought I’d share what a sprint day is comprised of. Before any knee driving takes place, I do a series of dynamic warm-ups. Warming up is a workout in and of itself and takes at least 20 solid minutes. This video does a good job of explaining what dynamic warm-ups are and includes demonstratons of a lot of the exercises I do:
It’s always a challenge when I straighten out my hair. My typical process takes 2 days for optimal results. Day 1: wash and air dry in a braid or bun; Day 2: flat iron. Whether or not my hair falls smoothly after I flat iron it is a crapshoot. So this week when I did my hair I decided to try out a new line of products that I received at an event featuring celebrity hair stylist Marco Pena - Keratin Smooth by Tresemme.