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Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!


Tonight, 2013 will be a year in the past. For me, a trying year, a learning year, a growing year. Thankful to all who came and went and those who stand by me today. 🌟 God is so Good! The way he transitioned my life this year was a true testament of his being. 
Believe me when I say, things happen for a reason, people are here for a season and only through him shall we prosper!  TRUST YOUR GUT, THATS HIM TALKING 🌟🌟 CHEERS TO A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT OF MAGICAL MEMORIES SPOILEDONES™!! Thanks for staying down! #whoop #2014 #iloveyouuuuu #spoiledones



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New Years Eve looks from Demetrius White!

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Years Eve looks from Demetrius White!



Hey #SpoiledOnes! 

You have only two days left to get your New Years Eve look together! But no worries, Demetrius White has come to your rescue! This up-and-coming stylist, and Houston native, knows just how to dress a #SpoiledOne. He mixes the latest trends with statement pieces to make sure you are the center of the attention at whatever function you attend. Here are the looks he put together for a #SpoiledLatina New Years Eve. He even explains why you will definitely be the best dressed! (you know we love the flattery!) 


"New Year's Eve is the night to shine bright and be seen! It's important to wear an element of shine on this last night of 2013, whether it be your dress, shoes, or clutch, make it a point to stand out. Stores like H&M and Forever 21 have great options for fashionistas on a budget, which leaves you plenty of room to splurge on those sparkly designer shoes you've been eyeing. If you do choose to wear a brighter dress, tone it down with a simple black pump like these from Topshop or Jessica Simpson."

Maroon Sequin Dress from H&M
High Neck Dress from Forever 21
Navy Sequin Dress from Forever 21
Weelee Pump by Jessica Simpson
Metal Trim Heel by TopShop
Faux Leather Skirt By Forever 21
Chunk Chain Messenger bag by Zara


"New Year's Eve is about having all eyes on you and another way to do that is through leather and lace. Wearing a fitted faux leather dress like this one from Forever 21 can show off your body in all the right places. Lace also provides that subtle sneak peek of your body and is sure to be eye catching and stylish. Finally, a sparkly shoe like the heels from Aldo put your NYE look above the rest, and are sure to be a hit at your final party of 2013."




Lace Dress from Forever 21
Strapless Lace Dress from H&M
Silver Pump from from Aldo
Black Faux Leather from Forever 21
Silver Doroda Clutch form Aldo
Silver Platform Heels from Aldo


We KNOW you loved them just as much as us #SpoiledOnes!



XO,

Mason



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Holiday Style Trends by Target

Holiday Style Trends by Target

*photos courtesy of Target*


Target to the rescue, again!

I've been trying to figure out my outfit for New Years for about a week now. So I cannot say how grateful I am that Target decided to send out some guidelines and helpful tips for the Holidays!


These trends are right on the money for right now and what Target has to offer is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! Check out the list below, and tell us what you think about our picks that we hyperlinked!


Target’s Holiday Style Trends -

Different knits and styles, metallic detailing, and the mixing of textures like faux leather and tweed are on trend.


Black and white colors are very popular as well. Inject some color into your look by incorporating popular jewel tones – emerald, sapphire and ruby.

There isn’t a time of year when sparkle is more appropriate than during the holidays! Incorporate cool silvers and rich golds, whether it is a metallic dress, cute blazer or metallic scarf with sequin embellishments.

Incorporate key trends such as mixing textures, jewel-tone colors, chic 


outerwear and metallic embellishments into their apparel and accessories.


· Accessories:


Add eye-catching accessories, metallic heels and handbags to your shopping list.




Keep your look simple and you can have fun piling on the bling.


· Bold Make-up:


Sport a bold red or berry lip-gloss, shimmery shadow, and lots of mascara for a sophisticated look that’s quick and simple to put-on.


Your nails complete the look! This New Year’s add glitz to your nails with metallic and/or glitter infused nail polish.


Bring out your eyes by adding shimmery metallic shadow on the inner corners of your eyes.




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My FIRST MAC lipstick!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

My FIRST MAC lipstick!


I know, I know..how could I be #SpoiledLatina's assistant and not have known the wonders of MAC Cosmetics? I bet some of y'all don't even believe this.

But, in my defense, I had fallen in love with Smashbox and TooFaced and thought I was good. So, what prompted me to stroll into my local MAC? Well! Being that I fell in love with Smashbox and TooFaced in HIGH SCHOOL and I am graduating from COLLEGE next year, I thought it might be time to make more grown up decisions. And, I'll just add in, that this decision went a million times better than my Brazilian disaster (more on that later).

To be completely honest, I was terrified of walking into MAC. It is kind of intimidating for someone who doesn't consider themselves a make-up junkie. So I did some research first (you know me) and decided that I would be looking for a berry shade. I didn't go in with an exact shade that I wanted, because I wanted to actually get the MAC experience with their trained artists.

At the store I had a wonderful woman who approached me immediately (I love that!). After finding out what shade I was looking for, she didn't immediately start shoving all of her lipstick knowledge down my throat or throwing open tubes of lipstick at me like a dart board. I was so impressed! Instead, she started asking me questions about what I wanted the shade for, and what kind of work I did (easy, I'm #Spoiled), among other things. Then she allowed me to pick the shades that caught my eye, none of which worked for me (lol). Regardless, she was helpful and let me test them all out. Right when I was losing hope she suggested two shades of lipstick that showed me love like I have never experienced before.




These shades stole my heart today.


They were out of Zen Rose, but believe me, I am in Houston today and I am coming for her.
But there was no way I was going to leave without Rebel.

 Here is my natural lip and here is my Rebel lip! I love it!




I am a true MAC believer now. My shopping trip was a true experience and my product is amazing.
I will be back soon to add my sprouting collection of MAC lipsticks.

#SpoiledOnes, tell me your favorite lipstick!



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#OOTD Trip to Houston

#OOTD Trip to Houston


Heading to The H, Houston, Texas, Today! 

Look How I Travel: 


I always travel comfortably! So for me that means: leggings, oversized sweater/shirt and super comfortable shoes. 

Today I have on the cutest sweater from Lauren Conrad available at Kohl's, leggings that I got from Forever 21, and my black tall Ugg boots.  



I put my hair in a high ponytail to keep it out of my face. And, because of the way my skin is, I have to wear makeup while traveling or else I get really oily. Today I have on Garnier Fructis BB cream in medium, Smashbox hydrating setting powder, also in medium. I contoured a little with the bronzer from E.L.F. blush and bronzed due. And, I finished my look with MAC lipstick in Rebel!   


Remember, the cutest way to travel is in comfort!

Hope you like it #SpoiledOnes! 



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A night out with Marissa Lopez Wong - Mario Lopez sister

Monday, December 23, 2013

A night out with Marissa Lopez Wong - Mario Lopez sister
A couple of weeks ago, Mario Lopez was set to make an appearance at Lumen Lounge and due to things beyond our control he could not make it. However after speaking to him, he asked me to host his sister and brother in law and I gladly did. Marissa Lopez Wong is an author as well as sister to top Latin TV Host Mario Lopez and Kailee Wong is a retired NFL player. They live in Houston with their children and after a good dinner they celebrated the night away at Lumen. 

Waiting on when Mario will remake his appearance, hopefully it will be soon!



Manny Gonzalez- Hennessy USA

The girls 
Celina-






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Jay-Z x Houston x video

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Jay-Z x Houston x video




Love a Jay-Z show and our seats were literally the best seats in the house. 6th row front and center. December 19th the Houston Toyota Center was the place to be. I want to say this was my 8th or 9th Jay-Z show and every single time he performs it is like a new experience. I have been a fan since Reasonable Doubt so there was no way he was coming to Houston and me not go. 

I got some great footage of Jay-Z. Some however was unfocused due to my camera falling and the lens damage and shaky because I was trying to dance. lol 

Queenie

Coco

enjoy!




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A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS: Official Houston CityPASS®

A GREAT WAY TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS: Official Houston CityPASS®
Hey #SpoiledOnes!


As you can probably tell, Yvonne has been all over the place lately! But one thing she never forgets to do is make time for AC. With a break from school, she wanted to make sure he is still being stimulated, and what better way than through the arts of Houston! So this holiday season she is using the Official Houston CityPASS®.


So what is the Official Houston CityPASS®?

Its a 9 day pass that can be used at the Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo or Kemah Boardwalk, The Children's Museum of Houston or Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Why did Yvonne use the Official Houston CityPASS®?

It saves her 50% off  the total entry costs for all of those place combined! And, she got 9 days to go to all of those places. Plus, she got to "skip the line" with the pass.

Yvonne's Thoughts:

"This pass made it easy for me to get into the venue. I didn't have to hassle with the lines. Which, as a mom to a 4-year-old that is a blessing! All of the places we went to were here in Houston and kept AC entertained the entire time. I feel like he is at an age where he can begin to understand and learn about whats going on around him. And since he is on his holiday break from school, it has provided us with some much needed mommy-son time this holiday season!





Wish I could have gone with them!
Here is more information about the Official Houston CityPASS!

XO,
Mason



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Petra Nemcova visits Houston

Monday, December 16, 2013

Petra Nemcova visits Houston

Supermodel, Petra Nemcova launched her candle line in Houston last week at Cakewalk Style and I was delighted to be there.  Be The Light is a luxury home décor brand that's inspired by Petra's life of traveling. The scents are fascinating just as the countries she has discovered while learning their treasures.  I loved her Mexican Cacao Mystique candle however they all had a beautiful scent. 

Besides landing the covers of Sports Illustrated and walking the runways, she is on the cover of Forbes Life this month. She had not physically seen the magazine herself since its release, she was glad I brought it with me. I felt bad about her not seeing it before, as she skimmed through the pages looking for her spread I thought about giving her the magazine but I also wanted it for myself. 
She was so nice and gracious of the Hennessy VS that I gifted her. 

Take a look at the video below. 

                







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Royal Sonesta (sponsored)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Royal Sonesta (sponsored)

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to visit The Royal Sonesta the newly renovated hotel near the Galleria. As many times as I have driven by the building I had never walked inside. Thankfully I did. Upon arrival I met my fellow blogger friends downstairs at the lobby/bar area. We gathered to give some Holiday Hope by donating items to the Star of Hope. Fun times were had by me and the fellow bloggers of Houston. 


The lobby was beautiful and I loved the carpet design but honestly my favorite part of the lobby was the food you can order from the bar. The hubby ordered a cheeseburger that was delicious, I know because I took a big bite out of it, completed the meal with french fries and a delicious sprite. I on the other hand am a sucker for deviled eggs. I ordered the jalapeño deviled eggs, when I tell you that these eggs were so good you better believe me. LOL


After drinks and a yummy meal the hubby, my son and I hopped on the elevator to the 10th floor to a very cute double bed room overlooking 610 and its glorious traffic. Nonetheless an awesome view. 



The beds were so comfortable, the restroom in the room was spacious and very spoiled like.  Before bed we got hungry again and ordered room service....The children's meal with the chicken breast, mashed potatoes and veggies is to die for! I feel like eating lunch one day just for that meal. So good! I really enjoyed my stay, Thank you to Royal Sonesta Houston for the wonderful hospitality!

yummy!!


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Despicable Me 2 with AC! [Giveaway!]

Monday, December 2, 2013

Despicable Me 2 with AC! [Giveaway!]
Hey #SpoiledOnes!

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving! I know I am still stuffed! lol

But I am so happy that I got to spend so much time with my family this holiday, including, my #SpoiledLatina family. I needed to go meet The SpoiledLatina herself, Yvonne, to work on somethings for the blog. But while I was there, I got to spend some time with the cutest kid I know, AC! We watched Despicable Me 2 and let me tell you, IT IS THE CUTEST MOVIE EVER!!! It kept his attention and mine for the entire movie and I can not wait to share it with my little cousins. I loved the first Despicable Me, but the second one is even better. This will definitely be a gift I include on my shopping list for Christmas.

But here MovieGuide gives a way better description of the movie:

“Despicable Me 2 is the top box-office comedy of the year and is poised for spectacular success on home entertainment this holiday season,” said Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “This adored franchise, with its iconic lovable Minions, stands apart from all others and is sure to be at the top of everyone’s wish list this December.”
Gru, his adorable girls, and the mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon.  Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind and save the world.   Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father.  Assemble the Minions for laugh-out-loud comedy in “one of the funniest, most enjoyable movies ever!” (MovieGuide®)

Check out this short video to see more:


BUT, of course, we have to share the fun! We have a Despicable Me 2 prize pack to give away!



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Good Luck!


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