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  1. coLAB with #LatinaBloggers, Blogalicious and Alt Summit


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    We recently attended Altitude Summit’s 9th conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was everything we expected ALT to be – creative, inspirational, lively and fun! We love when a conference leaves no stone unturned when it comes to details. And ALT delivered on every front when it came to making everyone feel like they were part of something special and that includes the announcement of coLAB.

    coLAB is collaborative project between three communities – Latina Bloggers Connect (that’s the L), Alt Summit (that’s the A) and Blogalicious, (that’s the B). We’re all teaming up to cross connect our communities and share ideas!

    Alt Summer attendees, Latina Bloggers Connect and Blogalicious attendees can opt into this program and will be partnered with a member of the other community. Together, partners will come up with a fun, collaborative project (large or small) and share their creation across their platforms. Some of these great projects will be feature on Alt’s social channels as well!

    coLAB latinabloggersconnect blogalicious altsummit
    Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Need some inspiration? Here are a few ideas to kick start your brainstorming, as per Alt Summit’s list of suggestions:

    • Engaging in specific collaborative projects (perhaps 2 takes on the same DIY, or two essays on a related topic), that would be presented on both participant’s blogs and/or social media outlets.
    • Introducing and interviewing each other on corresponding sites or social media to highlight each partner and what they have accomplished in their own community.
    • Consulting with each other on how each of you have achieved brand growth, what has worked, what has not worked, sharing information about blogger-friendly brands and contacts, and engaging in a conversation about the future of blogging as a business.
    • Creating a project (artist/crafter) sold on another partner’s site (shop owner).

    If you’d like to participate, please fill out this Latina Bloggers Connect coLAB form. by June 20th. We would like to get this going by the end of the month!

  2. You Are Good Enough

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    “Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.” I came across this quote online, searched it via Pinterest and couldn’t get enough of the various designs which came along with the quote.

    There comes a time where you might feel beaten. You try and try again and there is something or someone waiting for you to fall. The countdown begins 1,2,3. Do you get up or stay down for the count?

    Challenging circumstances can hinder your creativity and harm your spirit. Are you going through a difficult time where your spirit is being tarnished? Where do you turn? I’m here to tell you to simply shake it off!

    If your mind is set in letting others push you down, then they’ll win. The negativity will gain power and you’ll continue your downward spiral. Your inner spirit is fragile, but your mind is where you need to focus.

    Changing your mindset might be hard, but it is the only way to swim out it. There is no other choice. Why would you want to stay in the abyss of someone else’s misery? If someone is continuously belittling you and believe in their insults, you lose.

    The power within you is your hero. Once you make the conscious decision to rise above with grace, your environment will start to change. Your mindset will adjust to the positive. You will look in the mirror and say, “I am good enough!”

    Pull your shoulders back, hold your head high and just be amazing

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  3. Pin Your Brand to Greatest

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    Pinterest is your vision board with endless inspiration. You are your brand and that brand needs to pop! So for your next board, keep these tips in mind for your B-R-A-N-D.

    how to make your brand great on pinterest

    Be Mindful of Your Reader

    When creating your boards, keep your reader in mind. Choose text wisely to catch your audience’s attention. Make sure to give clear descriptions to show what your boards are about.

    Reach Out

    Don’t be shy, engage. Pinning your content and re-pinning others is great. How about leaving a comment to other boards? Interact with your favorite pinners by leaving a mention. Review your notifications and see which influencers are repining your content. Locate online influencers who can be a future collaborator.

    Approach Pinterest Like a Search Engine

    Text plays just as important role as your visual content. Therefore, it would benefit your brand to think of Pinterest as a search engine. Pinterest gives suggestions based on words used in pin descriptions. Use keywords that represent your boards and will attract new readers.

    Note Other Ways To Promote Content

    Post different types of content. Utilize YouTube, Slideshare or audio from SoundCloud. As you write your blog, incorporate one of these ways for delivering your message. Your Pinterest board will show creativity.

    Drive Traffic

    Create a blog board that has all of your blog posts. After your posts are published, pin them to this board. This goes without saying, make sure your images are high quality and there is a link back to your original post on your site. A great alternative to using Photoshop is Canva or Picmonkey. For easy pinning for your readers, add a hover pin it button to all images on your website.


  4. Blogger’s Block?


    Blogger’s Block?

    We’ve all been there. Bloggers block creeps up as the uninvited guest. Do we welcome it or try to push it out the door?

    Look at these tips to get the blogger engine roaring again.


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  5. A Taste of Home with JetBlue

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    There is no place like home! Traveling back to our countries to enjoy time with the familia and get a taste of home is an amazing experience; one that JetBlue made possible for one Dominican family. JetBlue followed the Delgadillo family as they returned to Santo Domingo and with one touching video made everyone yearn for home. In collaboration with JetBlue we asked five Dominican blogueras to share their family reunion stories and what it meant for them to get a taste of home. The blogueras also had a surprise for their readers, a fantastic giveaway for two round-trip tickets to any JetBlue destination.


    Hungry, Food, Love
    “For the past ten years, every other year I spend Christmas in the Dominican Republic. A place where my heart beats to the beat of the tambor, güira, maraca and acordeón. Join me as I transport myself to the most beautiful land in this world through stories, pictures and great food. I’ll do this by sharing with you my top ten Dominican moments ever shared on this blog.”

    Dominican_republic1-700x549 Daily Curlz
    “There is no place like home, specially during the holidays and when home is a beautiful island like Dominican Republic. I don’t want to rub it in your face (well, maybe I do) but the holidays in Dominican Republic – the beach, the food, and the always smiling people are awesome.”

    carol-cain-jet-blue Girl Gone Travel
    “That joy in the video? I get that. That’s the joy you feel when you get a ticket home. When your heart strings pull you back to your culture, your people, yourself.”

    nytrendymoms-jetblueNY Trendy Moms
    “I’ve always looked for any reason to visit this beautiful country. There’s something about the air, the food, the people and the culture that you cannot get anywhere else. I was born and raised in New York City. My parents are from the Dominican Republic and I have to say, DR will always feel like my home away from home.”

    bani-mercedes-sanchezBe Chic Mag 
    “I try to visit the Dominican Republic at least once a year. Not just because of its beautiful beaches and culture, but because how important it is for me to continue traditions and celebrate life with my family and relatives. I pray that one day I could do the same with my own children.”

    Are you ready to go to the Dominican Republic?

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  6. Dia de Reyes in Texas with Bush’s Cocina Latina

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    Last weekend some of our Texas #LatinaBloggers were invited to attend an intimate in-house pre-Dia de Reyes event to savor some appetizers made by Denise Browning of From Brazil to You.  The main ingredient for all of these delicious appetizers were all four flavors of Bush’s Cocina Latina bean line.  Warning: these dishes might just make you want to give up on some of your New Year’s Resolutions.


    Great times with At The Fire Hydrant, A Thrifty Diva, From Brazil to You, Family Love in My City, Hott Mama in the City and Your Sassy Self.


    From Brazil To You setting up.  We just can’t wait to taste it all.


    First up, a little bean pick me up.  This warm bean soup called Caldinho de Feijão is inspired by a Brazilian drinkable appetizer and is super easy to make.  It can be served with toast or pork rinds and it will have you wanting seconds.


    These mouth watering little “meat” balls called Almôndegas de Feijão, will have you fooled.  There really is no meat in them, but they definitely taste like their is.  Covered in tangy barbecue sauce, it gives your mouth a little zing.


    Salpicão de Feijão is a cold, but delicious bean salad.  It has green apples, raisins, and vegetables and can be  topped with shoestring potatoes for the perfect soft and crunchy mix.  It is not only be perfect for Dia de los Reyes, but any time of the year too.


    These Spicy Bean Corn Muffins are absolutely scrumptious.  Inspired by corn muffins, these little bites are made with beans a la diabla and resemble a jalapeño corn bread.


    Empty plates and lovely chat with some of the best San Antonio Latina bloggers.


    One last treat before we go.  One rosca de reyes coming right up! The perfect ending to this fabulous get together.

    For these and other great recipes using Bush’s Cocina Latina beans follow #ElFrijolazo.

  7. Beauty Tips and Secrets for a Healthy Skincare Routine

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    No matter what kind of life you lead it’s important to always have time to care for your skin.  Everyone has different skin types and creating a routine that works for your type of skin is essential.  Some of our beauty #LatinaBloggers walk you through their beauty routines and offer a few great tips to help you customize your very own routine.


    Lynnette Joselly

    “Now I know I am not the only one who gets too tired to take off my makeup before going to sleep. First and foremost, falling asleep with makeup is an absolute no, no!”


    Yanira Garza

    “My home life can be hectic. But I have a routine. In the car, on the drive home, I’m already removing my make up with cleansing towelettes.”


    The Penny Closet

    “These Cleansing Towelettes are soft, textured cloths that work gently without drying the skin, It also removes the makeup great and leaves my face soft after it removes the makeup and dirt on my face. “


    Lola Blue Style

    “POND’S is one of the brands I always keep in stock at home and use it nightly, especially in the winter.”

    For more amazing beauty tips and routine shares follow #PONDSBackstage.

  8. 5 Ways to Write Amazing Posts To Build An Audience


    Do you dream of where you want your blogging to take you?

    Do you think about having your message as an expert in your niche to be noticed on a much larger scale?

    Well, in order to get noticed and share your message across a larger platform, you must learn all you can about the craft of writing.

    Learning about writing as an art form is the only way you can become a content curator and turn your words into a beautiful piece of art.

     “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” – Maya Angelou

    Write to tell your story.  Discover yourself and what you believe in through your words as no one can tell your story like you can.

    Use the five tips below to get you to enrich the spirits of those reading your words.


    1. Generate an ongoing list of ideas. Ideas usually come you when you least expect it. Have a notebook or smartphone handy to jot down whatever comes to mind.

    2. Find topics that are of interest to you and your audience. How do you know if what you write about will be of interest of others? Put your work out there and see what bites.  You won’t know what will work until you try. Great writing stirs up emotion.  Test the waters and see what you can evoke in your readers.

    3. Deliver your posts consistently. How often you post depends on your ability to commit to your audience. If you can only post every Monday, then be sure that by Sunday night, your post is ready to go. Keeping a posting schedule that works for you will help you become more disciplined and consistent. It will also keep your audience awaiting

    4. Have confidence in your words. Your blog, your voice, your content. Do not ever be afraid to share your feelings or face your fears.

    5. Sit down and write. Practicing the craft of writing is the only way you can find your voice and become a true storyteller.

    Share: Is there anything that intimidates you when you about writing?

  9. Momentos Poderosos Bilingual Twitter Party with L’Oréal Paris #PorqueTuLoVales


    As the #1 total beauty brand in the world, L’Oréal Paris USA is committed to bringing women true value  and true worth in quality, performance, satisfaction, trust and service. Why? Por que tú lo vales, and they know this better than anyone.

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    L’Oreal Paris has a lot of exciting news to announce, including their more indepth connection with the Latina beauty market to redefine what empowerment means for us in the 21st century. Also, for the third year in a row, L’Oréal Paris is the official cosmetics sponsor of the 15th annual Latin GRAMMY. We’re honored to be part of this wonderful venture with L’Oreal Paris and want you to join us!

    Como la marca #1 de belleza en el mundo, L’Oréal Paris está comprometido a ofrecer valor, calidad, satisfacción, confianza y servicio. ¿Porqué? Por que tú lo vales, y ellos lo saben mejor que nadie.  L’Oréal Paris tiene muchas noticias que anunciar, incluyendo una relación más a fondo con el mercado de belleza y las latinas para redefinir lo que empoderamiento (el fortalecimiento) significa para nosotras  en el siglo 21. Además, por el tercer año consecutivo, L’Oréal Paris es el patrocinador oficial de  cosméticos de la quinceaba entrega de los Latin GRAMMY.

    Es un honor para nosotras ser parte de esta maravillosa iniciativa junto a L’Oréal Paris y te invitamos a que tu también seas parte.

    Momentos Poderosos Bilingual Twitter Party

    Date/Fecha: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 / Miercoles, 19 de noviembre, 2014. 5pm PST / 8pm EST

    Where/Donde: On Twitter with the hashtag/ En Twitter con el hashtag  #PorqueTuLoVales

    You can use this link for easy access starting now/ Puedes usar este link para fácil acceso al evento:

    Special Guests/Invitado Especial: @LOrealParisUSA

    Co-Hosts/Co-Anfitrionas: @KikaRochaModa @NanysKlozet @Roxy_Limon @KarlaCeliss

    Moderators/Moderadores:  @lbconnect @laflowers

    Prizes/Premios: 3 winners will each receive a $100 each and L’Oreal Paris products.

    To be eligible to win, RSVP via the Rafflecopter below, follow @LOrealParisUSA,  join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT’s not eligible) using the #PorqueTuLoVales hashtag. Winners will be chosen at random amongst those who participate and respond correctly to the giveaway questions during the announced timeframes. For full Terms and Conditions click HERE.

    Para participar en el sorteo, debes hacer RSVP via el Rafflecopter al final del post, seguir a @LOrealParisUSA, estar presente en la fiesta y participar durante la hora con un tweet original (los RT’s no valen) usando el hashtag #PorqueTuLoVales. Los ganadores serán seleccionados al azar entre las personas que participen y respondan correctamente a las preguntas del sorteo durante los tiempos anunciados del concurso. Para términos y condiciones completas haz clic AQUÍ.

    Pre-Party Prizes! RSVP and help us spread the word and WIN!

    We want this party to start right now, so we have a $25 gift card for two winners. To enter the #PorqueTuLoVales  pre-party giveaway all you have to do is RSVP with your Twitter handle via the Rafflecopter widget below and send out a tweet inviting your friends to join us.

    ¡Haz RSVP, ayúdanos a correr la voz y gana antes de la fiesta!

    ¡Queremos que la fiesta comience ya! Tenemos dos tarjetas de regalo de $25 para dos afortunadas ganadoras. Para participar en el sorteo #PorqueTuLoVales previo a la fiesta, haz RSVP con tu nombre de usuario de Twitter usando el Rafflecopter al final del post y envía un tweet invitando a todos tus amigos.


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  10. Take the #SilkyHairDare with #MujerDove Bilingual Twitter Party


    Silky Hair Dare with MujerDove and LatinaBloggers

    Do you dare to have silkier hair? Dove’s Pure Care Dry Oil promises to give you shiny, luxurious hair after just one use!

    Join us as we debunk oily hair myths and share the true benefits, tips and tricks of using dry oils for silky hair with special guest, hair expert Marion Anton.  Let’s talk fall trends and hair secrets for this upcoming season, and let’s all dare to have silkier hair!

    #MujerDove Silky Hair Dare

    Date: Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 ,  5pm PST / 8pm EST

    Where: On Twitter with the hashtag #MujerDove You can use this link for easy access starting now:

    Co-Hosts: @KikaRochaModa @CURVESandCHAOS @Jasminmakeup1  @natybaby @PattieCordova @superlatinashow

    Special Guests: @MarioAntonS @vivemejor

    Moderators:  @lbconnect @laflowers

    Prizes:  1 grand prize winner gets Beauty Secrets pkg – $150 @Walmart gift card, Moleskine notebook, bohemian style necklace,  set of chemist’s jars, clear gilded jewelry box, branded USB key and @Dove products ARV $400

    Four winners will each get a $100 @Walmart gift card, Moleskine notebook, @Dove products + more

    To be eligible to win, join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT’s not eligible) using the #MujerDove hashtag. One grand prize winners will be chosen at random amongst those who participate and respond correctly to the giveaway questions during the announced timeframes. For full Terms and Conditions click HERE.

    Pre-Party Prizes! RSVP and help us spread the word and WIN!

    We want this party to start right now, so we have a $25 gift card for two winners. To enter the #MujerDove pre-party giveaway all you have to do is RSVP with your Twitter handle via the Rafflecopter widget below and send out a tweet inviting your friends to join us.

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