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SpoiledLatina is a Lover of Life, Fashion, Beauty and Entertainment who has worked with top tier brands as a social media influencer, media personality and brand ambassador. Follow her journey as she conquers her goals and reaches for more!

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50 Years of Toyota Corolla in Miami

 I was so happy when I found out I would be celebrating Toyota Corolla's 50th Anniversary at Hispanicize this year! My first car was a Corolla, it was so cute..."my baby blue".

 I was 21, when I tested for my driver license. All of my friends had cars and licences way before me, so when my brother generously gifted me a car, I was excited and thankful.  The car was "my baby blue" she was a 4 door Corolla with a sunroof and a loud radio. She had a manual transmission so in order for me to put my license to use, I had to learn how to drive her. It took me a good week until we were inseparable. 

Do you have a Corolla memory? Did you have any girlfriends, family members or anyone close to you that drove a Corolla? I ask because 1 out of 4 new Corollas sold in the U.S. are bought by a Hispano. 

The Toyota Corolla has served drivers around the world with its dependability, affordability and evolution with the times no wonder it is the all-time world’s best-selling car. 
With a total global production of more than 43 million vehicles and sales in more than 150 countries and regions, almost everyone has a Corolla story. One of my best friends in high school was lucky and her parents gifted her a brand spanking new white Corolla for senior year. I had a group of friends, we all played volleyball at our high school and I remember the summer before senior year we drove all over the Rio Grande Valley to play open gym volleyball against other girls at their high schools . That summer it was all about volleyball, frozen strawberries from HEB (*thank me later) and kick ass girls playing competitive sports all thanks to the cutest white Corolla. We all thought we were so cute!! lol which we were.



The celebration of the Golden anniversary launched at Hispanicize 2016 where Toyota was one of the title sponsors and carried out a great activation starting with a Corolla wrapped in all white which was present for all attendees of the conference to draw or write a memory of theirs onto the car. Super cute idea, I am not much of an artist so as you can see I wrote in my memory. 


Also, a selected group of us were invited to test drive the 2016 Toyota Corolla and drive it from Downtown Miam to Biscayne Bay where we were greeted by Pat Pineda who is the vice president of Hispanic business strategy for North America and some of her team. Besides the warm greeting from Ms. Pineda, we enjoyed a delicious lunch and played some fun trivia, listened to some good music and ate a slice of the Corolla cake. 



The view was insanely beautiful, Thank you Toyota!


Want to learn about the evolution of the Toyota Corolla? Click HERE









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A day with JCPenney in Miami

Hola Amores!

I spent all of last week in Miami at the Hispanicize conference.  You guys know I am a stylista and I like looking put together. Hispanicize is held in Miami, therefore I had to plan according to the weather and the "feel" of Miami. I'm a Texan girl and Texas girls know how to dress and I am Latina so whatever we wear, we wear it well!

I started planning my outfits a week prior and took photos of what I planned on taking. Unfortunately for both you and I, my phone completely shattered on Monday, the first day of the summit and I don't have those pictures to share. However, I recovered bought a new phone and life was great soon after. LOL!  I knew I needed conference outfits and I wanted to stay true to my personal style. Often times, when people travel we purchase things that normally we won't wear in our city and therefore the items are no use after. I used to do that, not anymore! Spoiled Latinas shop smart!

Speaking of shopping smart, I totally loved partnering with JCPenney  last week for Hispanicize and specifically for Tecla Awards. I was  I documented my day on snapchat (because I am a snapchat lover and I was nominated for best snapchat story teller at Tecla Awards) don't worry if you don't follow me on snapchat, you can view the story below.

We took a trip from Intercontinental hotel to the JCPenney at Dadeland Mall. It was me, Ydelays, and Monique from Curves and Chaos. Once we got there, we were treated to delicious fruit and mimosas and a room filled with the latest fashion trends for a fun night out and lots of clutches, handbags and accessories. I was loving it!

I really liked what the stylist had chosen for me, but I had to make my way to the cocktail and party dress section just to make sure I wasn't missing out on something that my eyes didn't see. And just as predicted, I had.  I spotted a navy mid drift top and a flowy with a flair lace skirt that immediately caught my attention. I searched the shoe section and chose a corral and nude sandal and combined it with a corral color clutch I found. It was the cutest outfit! Plus I am able to wear 3 of the 4 items I wore more than once.





This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
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Preview Selena Como La Flor lipstick by MAC



This has been by far, one of the best announcements this year! 

A preview of COMO LA FLOR lipstick, one of the products from the upcoming #MacSelena collection! This morning Suzette, sister of Selena posted to her Instagram. Selena's style lives on through the passing of her fans and her impact on Latin beauty and culture. #MACSelena is a makeup collaboration inspired by the devotion of all those who continue to be touched by the young legend, tenderly curated by Selena's own sister, Suzette.

"I wanted the colors to be about her personally, what she wore on and offstage"  says Suzette "She has been gone for 21 years already, and for this collaboration to happen its pretty much incredible. It just shows the love her fan base has even though she's gone; that her music still lives on and her legacy has grown tremendously since she passed. Its a great honor to have M-A-C collaborate with Selena's name and her fans FOR her fans" 

the collection is available October 2016!! 

follow SELENAQOFFICIAL on instagram for more updates!


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The Weeknd, Adele, Nicky Jam and more finalist at Billboard 2016




With help from the show’s hosts hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, dick clark productions and ABC announced the finalists for the “2016 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 43 categories. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking. The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

Hosts of the 2016 show, Ludacris and Ciara appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, to announce the finalists in six categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top New Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. 
Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were exclusively announced live via Billboard Music Award’s Facebook and Periscope, followed by a live stream on ABC News of the remaining categories.


Banda Sinaloense MS De Sergio Lizárraga, Juan Gabriel, Nicky Jam, the late Ariel Camacho y Los Plebes del Rancho and Romeo Santos are finalists in the Top Latin Artist category.



 
The Weeknd leads the entire finalist pack with 19 entries in 16 categories including Top Artist, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Song. 

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Beach Day with #HTownkid

I spent the day with my son Anthony at the beach at Galveston, TX on Easter Sunday.  It has been at least a year since he had been there. I heard the whining and questioning as to why we are driving "sooo far" "it's going to take foreverrrr" complaints from a 6 year old,  but I assured him he would thank me later..and that he did! 

We hit the road and snap chatted the day. Watch the video below that I posted to YouTube. 

If you aren't following me on snap, add me now! #LatinaInHtown - I am actually a finalist at the Tecla Awards for best snapchat storyteller. 


When your son thinks he's a photographer


XO, SpoiledLatina
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My first speaking engagement at SXSW

L-R : Nicole Garner Scott, Tammy Wyatt, Me, Gabrielle Delucas, Devi Dev & Tracy G
I've attended SXSW in Austin, TX for many years. I've been both as a music lover, a spectator as well as an event planner. This year I was a totally different experience as I was a Speaker. Yes, a speaker! I arrived into Austin on Wednesday evening in the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. A sleek, spacious, easy riding vehicle.  I enjoyed the heated seats and the comfortable ride. I also loved that Anthony, could watch his movie on the overhead DVD screen and I could listen to my music.

The panel was scheduled for Friday, March 18th and I was a bit nervous. I always seem to get nervous than arrive and all nerves fly out the window.   The panel was created for all women in business with interests in entertainment and media. During the panel 5 women who have created and marketed successful brands within the entertainment industry spoke about our experiences as woman in the industry, the challenges we face and get through them. A special thanks to Gabbi from Business Rules for Women for adding me to the panel.

 I, myself gained a little more knowledge than  I walked in with. After the panel I met a beautiful young girl from Monterrey, which is in Nuevo Leon Mexico. We talked, I shared some ideas with her and how to grow as a blogger and she was the sweetest thing. We both teared up because she was inspired by me and I was inspired by her. She is taking the leap of faith and pursuing bigger opportunities. Saludos Amiga!




I totally wanted Torchy's and I stopped at the location that President Obama visited the week prior. The line was so long and the wait would have had me late to SX events therefore we drove off and ate elsewhere. But I got the pic! 



What I wore the first day was a black jersey dress that I've had in my closet for a while....I added a green vest jacket that I purchased at Macy's because I loved it and since it was raining a bit, it helped and looked cute. 


What I wore the day of my panel

Top: Forever 21
Bottom: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Top Shop
Hair : Me and Mason with the curls.





Next up is Hispanicize in Miami!
XO, SpoiledLatina
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Monday Memory - ABC NEWS 13 FEATURES ME





To date, one of the biggest highlights of my career. Being featured on ABC 13 for simply doing what I love. I originally posted the story here.

Thank you so much for the recognition. Being born in Corpus Christi, raised in South Texas and moving to Houston as an adult to be being recognized by local and national media is a great feeling. 

Cheers to all the SpoiledLatinas of the world!

XO, SpoiledLatina
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I'm speaking at Hispanicize - The Art of the Pitch Workshop














¡DiMe! Summit announces its highly anticipated The Art of the Pitch Workshop + Meet the Media session with guest speaker Yvonne Guidry of Yvonne SpoiledLatina. Yvonne is your on-air fashion chica who has worked with top networks like Univision, Mun2, MTV, BET, and more! You might remember her from Hispanicize when she spoke on the “Proud Leaders of Latina Fashion Bloggers” panel session in 2013. In this year's 2-part interactive pitch workshop, you'll learn from this super media-savvy influencer how to boost your blog's media coverage. Get your Hispanicize pass here: bit.ly/1I85mMd


I am beyond excited to be heading to Miami in April for the Hispanicize 2016. I am entering my 8th year of blogging and I have lots of tips and takeaways. Hope to see you there!

Contact me for partnerships 

XO, SpoiledLatina

CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR LUX WEDGE SHROUD


 If you really know me, you know I love me some sneaker wedges! Converse has taken their Lux silhouette, which has a hidden internal 2.44-inch wedge to give your height a boost, and completely encased it in premium leather. The result is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Lux Shroud, delivering a bold, fashion-forward look that helps protect your feet from the elements. These would look amazing on with a pair of skinny jeans, a tank top and a jean jacket over it. Big shades, hair in a pony and big earrings. 

If you want to order your pair...click here.





And if the Star Lux Wedge wasn't enough Converse announced earlier this month that they are paying radical homage to the punk era with a full range of alternative footwear for men and women. Converse goes against the grain with the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 high top, flipping the classic construction from front to back in an act of creative subversion. The unique design features a rear-seamed white leather upper with the tongue and waxed black leather lacing on the heel.

TELEMUNDO PRESENTS THE BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS “BILLBOARD DUETS”




Since its inception, the Billboard Latin Music Awards broadcast on TELEMUNDO have set the pace in Latin music, introducing unique never-before-seen collaborations among internationally renowned artists on its stage. This year, the prestigious event will take the format to another level, offering for the first time “Billboard Duets.” Performances during the impressive awards show will unite the voices of acclaimed artists to offer an unprecedented program, featuring the biggest Latin stars in exclusive harmonies.

Known for its innovation, the awards show has become a platform for never-before-seen musical performances, such as Alejandro Fernandez with Julio Iglesias, Juan Gabriel with Los Trio, and Jennifer Lopez with Los Dinos, among many others. In addition, the show was the first to include collaborations between English and Spanish speaking artists, such as the one with P. Diddy and Daddy Yankee, Alicia Keys and Arturo Sandoval, and Wisin with Sean Paul.

The longest-running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world will be produced and broadcast live by TELEMUNDO on Thursday, April 28 at 8pm/7cfrom the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Florida, and will be preceded at 7pm/6c by the acclaimed red carpet preshow “La Alfombra de Premios Billboard.”

The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the only ones that honor the most popular albums, songs, and performers in Latin music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data that informs Billboard's weekly charts

For the complete list of finalists and the latest news, fans can visit Telemundo.com/PremiosBillboard - the official website of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards; follow the excitement of the star-studded event on Twitter and Instagram @LatinBillboards and Facebook.com/LatinBillboards, and join the conversation using #Billboards2016.




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Ladies Night With Dove Dry Spray


Life as we all know has its ups and downs and therefore we have to be prepared for its biggest moments...and by this I mean with our deodorant and of course a good group of girl friends! My must have fashion accessory is definitely my Dove Dry Spray. I have been using it for a few months now and when I first discovered it, it completely changed my life. lol I say that honestly because I was searching for a antiperspirant due to other brands just not working for me and was fed up with feeling uncomfortably musty. It was just not a good feeling. Thats why I have switched over to 48 hours of visibly dry with odor and wetness protection. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant is the latest beauty trend so don't be on the late show when Im giving you the secrets to success now. It also leaves no visible residue meaning you can wear what you want and you won't stain a thing. 

Last week I hosted a few girlfriends over for some champagne and food while we chatted fashion, hairstyles and the performances from the award show that was on. Before prepping for my day, which I knew would be a fun, long and an amazing time, I showered and sprayed my Dove DrySpray on, got dressed, got cute and we saw lots of shiny sequence dresses and big hair which is the latest trend just like Dove Dry Spray. 

We had a great time talking fashion and getting to know each other.



My good blogging friend Annie Vasquez of Miami's TheFashionPoet was one of 3 correspondents at the Premios Los Nuestro awards and they shared some good tips for getting ready for a big night out.
Getting ready for the big night out means looking and feeling your best, so make sure to get plenty of beauty sleep and drink lots of H20 the night before.


Daniela Ramirez of nanysklozet.com
Before every big event, I change at least three times to make sure my outfit matches my mood....which can lead to leaving white residue from your deodorant. To avoid so, use the Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant- it's my favorite! It will not leave any white residue while keeping you fresh all night (another plus, it also moisturizes your underarms!)

Kelly Saks of kellysklosetblog.com
Deodorant stains are the worst way to start a special evening, that’s why I love that Dove Dry Spray goes on clear and dries instantly. I don’t have to worry about embarrassing white marks on my party dress and can get straight to the fun.
My friend Carmen Contreras from Hot 95.7 sent me this text...


Visit Dove.com/TryDry and #TryDry to share the trend on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove. The opinions and text are all mine.

#DovePartner

XO, SpoiledLatina
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Watch Rihanna and Drake new WORK video





Finally a video to Rihanna and Drakes latest anthem, WORK. Things got hot and steamy inside a Jamaican dance club called The Real Jerk.... Drake and Rihanna dance all night and halfway through the video Drake comes out and things get fun as Rihanna and Drake dance on each other. The two have dated in the past as they looked pretty comfortable in their own skin.

Drake was rocking his OVO  Hooded Sweatshirt and pants. Click here to purchase your very own.  







XO, SpoiledLatina
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ABC names its first African American President


Big news today in TV Land. Channing Dungey has been named president of ABC Entertainment making her the networks first African American president. How awesome is that? Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group, today announced that Dungey had been named president.

Ms. Dungey has developed and launched shows  "Scandal," "Quantico," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "How to Get Away with Murder," "American Crime," "Once Upon A Time," "Secrets and Lies" and "Nashville." Prior, she was senior vice president, Drama Development, ABC Entertainment Group, since June 2009.

Ms. Dungey added, "I'm thrilled and humbled that Ben has entrusted me with this tremendous opportunity. And I am truly grateful to Paul for being a valued mentor and friend. I've had the great honor of working alongside the talented team at ABC for many years and look forward to starting this exciting new chapter with them."

Congratulations!

 Still praying on that call :) ...


source: indiewire
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Valentine Weekend Roundup

Happy Monday SpoiledOnes!

Most of us are relaxing at home, and off from work enjoying this President's Day. Anthony stayed home today and is spending time with his cousin that due to parenting schedules, they don't see each other too often.



The weekend was exciting for us. Saturday, we enjoyed the first part of our day at the Children's Museum of Houston. Curious George was in town and was offering photo opps with all the children and parents in celebration of his 75th Anniversary. What a wonderful way for the children to learn about one of their favorite characters by visiting him participating in all the fun activities that the museum offers. Later we made it out to Discovery Green to enjoy the rest of the beautiful Saturday weather. Anthony enjoyed The Trompos or the spinning tops that are presently downtown this fall - Los Trompos are interactive art installation by internationally-acclaimed Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.




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Curious George Photo Opp at Children's Museum of Houston


Children's Museum of Houston goes bananas for endless curiosity!

Take a historical journey and visit with Curious George as he swings by the Children’s Museum of Houston just in time for his 75th anniversary.

 But did you know World War II threw a monkey wrench into publishing plans? Written and drawn by Hans Augusto Rey and Margret Rey, the couple fled Paris in June 1940 on self-made bicycles carrying the “Curious George” manuscript with them. After escaping, the rest became history! 

Join me along with my son Anthony #HtownKid this weekend as we celebrate the upcoming 75th anniversary of Curious George.

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I'll be a speaker at hispAnicize 2016 in Miami


Some exciting news today in SpoiledLatina's world. 
Hispanicize has announced the 2nd round of Latino & Multicultural Creators Showcase n Dime Summit speakers for 2016 and I am one of them! I'm ecstatic to be a part of the line up and to meet and re-connect with some of my favorite influential Latinos.

The last time I spoke at Hispanicize was in 2013 and it was so fun! see pics

Read more about  Hispanicize and who is speaking here.

See you guys in Miami! 




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Superbowl Beyonce!


The Queen proved why she is the reigning champ tonight! Not only did Coldplay and Bruno Mars play back up to Formation singer; but she just through everyone for a loop when she hit us with the 1,2, punch and announced her Formation World Tour.  

The one woman who can drop a new video for a new song, perform that song at the Superbowl the day after dropping the new video and announce a world tour at the heel of per performance is not only a performer, but a mother, a wife, a daughter and and inspiration to many of us. 

There has been a lot of talk about her video and what it means -- she has guts, courage and without a doubt doesn't give 2 hoots about anyones opinion.

Thank you, Beyonce!
 Thank you for the years of musical happiness, for taking us on your journey that was also our journey. I say that because her songs, carry out moments that some of us live in some way or another. Music connects to the heart and is felt in the soul and she has been someone that I have cried with, laughed, danced, turned up to and I have admired her for many many years. Classy, gracious, humble, simply B. 




If you aren't one of the 11 million viewers that has watched the Formation video--- than here you go!


And, if you want more info on the tour...more info here.

Beyonce Superbowl performance with Destiny's Child 


 and if you want to see more...I filmed the next video in Houston a few years ago.


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Jessica Alba covers Cosmo



Not only is she beautiful, but she is a powerful, driven and if that wasn't enough...she's Latina!
Jessica Alba covers Cosmopolitan March 2016 issue where she talks about living like a boss and shares some of her success stories. She talks about her first career and how she wanted to be a big action star, to be as relevant as men. She also talks about embracing her femininity later in life and when she got her boobs at a young age didn't really know what to do. 

Jessica is also a mother of 2, married and I would love to say she is a Spoiled Latina too. Her Honest  company brand "spoils" babies at a young age by using products that won't harm their little bodies. No chemicals are used and honestly, the affordability for these amazing products are reason itself to start using safe products on our children early. 

Here are a few photos from the mag...in stores soon.






source: cosmo
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Fiesta De La Flor announcement and interview with Suzette


Wow!

Yesterday, was the press conference for the Fiesta De La Flor festival in Corpus Christi and what a beautiful experience it was. I drove down the night before, and glad that I did because although I was born in Corpus, I hadn't and still haven't experienced it as an adult, so being out at a small irish pub downtown and seeing the beautiful art downtown was nice.

The City of Corpus Christi Visitors Bureau hosted the press conference to announce this years lineups and special announcements for #FDLF  (watch video) The cities mayor spoke as well as Citgo's representative whom they referred to as "El Jefe".

It was special for me being born in Corpus, I expressed my feelings on my Instagram yesterday while sharing the video on having grown up there and Selena being a teenager when I was a child and me looking up to her and wanting to get an interview with her when I was 9 years old. It's a cute story. lol

The #FDLF festival is scheduled for May 6-7.....who's down to go?








visited her memorial



La Mafia, Pete Astudio, David Lee Garza, Chris Perez, Suzette and Mando 




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