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Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter WonderLand in LA "CHILL" / Diversion Invernal en LA "CHILL"

In Southern California we have one of the best weather conditions in the United States! However, during the last few days, the Angelinos are suffering for an "extreme" cold weather,  yes I know what you are thinking right now:! This curly girl is totally out of her mind, but hey!!! 60 degrees Fahrenheit it is extremely cold for us. There is one place in Southern California where it will be COLD till January 5th "CHILL" at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Ice Tubing: It’s cold. It’s fast. It stands at 2 stories tall, 100-feet long. And it’s made entirely out of ice, fun for the entire family.

Chill was magical with indoors and outdoors activities, live entertainment, holiday activities. Not to mention, the Ice Kingdom and its slides, ice tubing, ice sitting, and as important, lots of good food, drinks and a magnificent view.  Ticket includes all day access to the beautiful and extravagant Queen Mary.
The nutcracker story inside the Ice Kingdom, all made out of ice, beautiful and brrr—cold.

General Information about CHILL
General Admission: $34.95 online/$39.95 door
($29.95 online/$34.95 door on 12/3-5; 12/10-12; 12/17-19)
Child (4-11): $19.95 online/$19.95 door ($14.95 online/$19.95 door on 12/3-5; 12/10-12; 12/17-19)
Children 3 and under are free. buy tickets here

CHILL VIP hotel package 
Unlimited access to the CHILL Holiday Event with Two (2) VIP CHILL passes (available ONLY to hotel guests), which include The Ice Kingdom, Ice Skating (skate rental included) and Ice Tubing plus one night's stay aboard the beautiful Queen Mary - starting at $129.  Details here
Outdoors activities at CHILL
Thanks a lot Chill for the complementary tickets


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Feel & Look Great for the Holidays + 12 days of christmas Giveaway / Sientete y luce lo mejor de ti estas navidades +Concurso

Happy holidays!!! With the holiday responsibilities, events, guests and shopping, it is very common that we end up either eating a little bit or too much. But what about not taking time for ourselves? sounds familiar? and the problem here is that it is also picture season, and it is important that we look and feel our best to keep up the holiday paste.

A very easy way to cut time is by doing some shopping online to a company you trust in quality, costumer services and that has good prices. I had the honor to try and do some shopping online at Milagros de Mexico. They specialize in health and beauty products for the Latino community and general market.  All of their products are 100% natural and made from high quality ingredients. I tried several products (That you will be having the chance to win) like Honey Based Moisturizer Mask and Aloe Vera Facial Cream from their line Mirada Beauty, and I have a winner (finally) I totally love the presentation, scent, ingredients and how my face feels after using them. The Aloe Vera Facial Cream is very moisturizing and perfect for this season that my skin gets so dry, but my total favorite is the Honey Based Moisturizer Mask, it is just amazing like a spa mug treatment; it is one of those creams that you can see and feel the difference after one application. "Perfect holiday duo Gift"
 Mirada Beauty' holiday tips: 
Wash your face twice a day with cold water and a mild cleanser
Always remove makeup before bedtime
Drink a lot of water 

From the same family and another perfect holiday gift for yourself or a loved one is Mirella Cosmetics, a very affordable and high quality makeup line.

But the shopping and feeling good doesn't end, they also have a wonderful health product line, Milagros de Mexico (miracles from Mexico), they carry Chia seeds, hair vitamins, multivitamins, kids vitamins, aloe vera, seeds and all that good stuff that our body needs to function well all year around.

Time to win and see for yourself why I am loving Milagros de Mexico so much: 
One winner will get my own pick of an ultimate holiday gift set: 
One Honey Based Moisturizing mask 2.3 oz By Mirada Beauty
One Aloe Vera Facial Cream 2.3 oz By Mirada Beauty
One Chia Piurex 8 oz.
One Makeup Set by Mirella Cosmetics (set may vary) 
One Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins.

Open to US only, please complete the tasks, all submissions will be verified, Good Luck!!

 Here you have it "Los 12 días de Navidad" (12 days of Christmas) just follow the instructions below....

Thanks Milagro from Mexico for sponsoring this post

If you want to know more about their products and all their different health, beauty and weight loss products visit the following websites:


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My routine to get from straight hair to healthy curls / Mi Rutina de lacia a rizada

I rarely straighten my hair, but when I do, I make sure to follow a healthy routine to pamper my hair and get my curls back healthier and stronger. Here are my easy steps for shinier, healthier, stronger, popping curls.
  1. Oily business: when it is time to get in the shower I apply a natural Oil Mix all over my hair (from roots to ends), stopping for a few minutes on my scalp and indulging it with a nice massage.
  2. Exfoliate: that's right, I do this to give my scalp a healthy and clean start, you can read how and why in this post -Link.
  3. Yes to Shampoo: I always use a glentle and sulfate free shampoo to clean my hair and create a healthy enjoyment for my deep treatment.
  4. Got Protein: protein treatments always help my curls come back to life after a straightened process or when my hair is dull or dry.
  5. Steam treatment: I love to get under the steamer with a hair and facial mask on, pure hydration and relaxation. 
  6. Style as usual.


Extra Small Extra Loud; New Year's Fitness Resolutions On Point / Trucos para llevar a cabo tu resolution de Nuevo Año

To help you hit your fitness new year's resolutions and as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®  I put together few portable tips to help you achieve it.
Getting fit or having a workout routine is always on our New Year’s resolutions, right?  On January the Gym gets packed with new members that start to disappear like ghosts as the months go by. But you don't have to join a gym to be in shape, if you are starting to exercise, your house and the outdoors can help you get your workout routine very portable with a minimum cost. But remember that nothing happens over night and 90% of the job is done at the kitchen. The important thing to hit your New Year's fitness resolutions is "Changing your behavior"

  • 15-minute sessions, like a routine at the kitchen counter can help you develop lean legs and a lifted seat.
  • What really counts is a full body health to impact the rest of your day.
  • Rubber bands are a very affordable and a very portable way to add resistance. 
  • Keep a water bottle close to you at all times and refill often during your day.
  • Eat foods with fiber, healthy fats and healthy proteins.
  • Stay away from sugar at night or early in the morning.
  • Indulge yourself three nights a week with a warm salt bath to relax, and soothe your muscles add 2 cups of Epsom salt and a few drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Sleep in exercise clothes to help ensure your day starts with a workout.
  • Stand on one leg while brushing your teeth or do squats to help build muscles and improve your balance. 
  • Listen to music while working out, music helps alter your perception of how hard you’re exercising, making the workout seem a bit easier, I am totally obsessed with the Carbon Audio Pocket Speaker because it is extra small, extra loud, and very portable. I have gone to the Apple Store located in Victoria Garden shopping center, but of course that you can find it in many other Apple Stores only, just make sure to call to see the availability, because this is a good and a very popular gift idea this holiday season.

  • Add tea tree oil to your scalp to keep it clean for a longer period of time.
  • I like to put my hair up in a puff or pineapple to keep my curl pattern longer. 
  • Keep a journal of your exercise and diet, and share your progress and setbacks with supportive friends like me, I am on Instagram and twitter to cheer you up @dailycurlz

  • Sorry princess, don't get to excited this portable speaker is for moi!!! 


    Monday, December 9, 2013

    Gelatin for natural hair, Beauty and Health /Usos de la Gelatina/Grenetina para el cabello

    While I was watching a very Popular Spanish show, the chef mentioned that Gelatin is very good to help hair growth, healthy skin and strong nails. To be honest this was a total surprise to me and I went to my computer and did a lot research on it; it is incredible what I found and I wanted to share it with you.

    Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs, and fish. Gelatin is present in many food and non-food products, in low-fat foods it is used to simulate the mouthfeel of fat and to create volume without adding calories. You can take all the Gelatin benefits to help your weight loss plan and to reduce cellulite; it is recommended to consume 10 grams daily of gelatin in their natural state in a glass of water, orange juice, or grapefruit juice to enjoy its benefits.

    Gelatin can be used in cosmetics in a non-gelling variant under the name hydrolyzed collagen. Gelatin is also used in nail polish remover and makeup applications. 

    Gelatin has a lot of uses for our hair, it is a very natural and affordable way to hold, add volume and deep treatment. Gelatin is used by synchronized swimmers to hold their hair in place during their routines as it will not dissolve in the cold water of the pool. 

    Hair styling gel
    1 tps unflavored gelatin
    1 cup boiling water
    4 drops of your favorite essential oil. 
    Mix the boiling water with the unflavored Gelatin, mix to dissolve. Pour the water (mix) in a sealed container and put it in the freezer till firm.
    • Use it as a traditional gel
    • It will last for about a week in a refrigerator. 
    • It can be removed with rinsing and some shampoos.
    • Very high in protein, so you will be doing a protein treatment as well
    • Some hair don't like protein. 
    • The next day after usage, I noticed a white residue on my hair :( 
    Natural Voluminizer: 
    Add a tsp of Gelatin to your shampoo and use as usual.

    Gelatin Deep Treatment
    1 tps Gelatin
    1 cup of water 
    1tsp Aloe gel 
    Mix well and aply on wet, clean hair, leave it on for about 20 minutes, rinse and style as usual.