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  1. Join us for a Neutrogena Healthy and Radiant Bilingual Twitter Party

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    Neutrogena HealthyandRadiant LatinaBloggers

    Neutrogena wants us to be ready for Fall with array of amazing products to help keep our skin healthy, radiant and beautiful inside and out. Join us for a Neutrogena Healthy and Radiant Fall Skin Bilingual Twitter Party.

    Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

    Time: 9pm EST / 6PM PST

    Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #NTGBeautifulInsideOut

    Co-Hosts: @kikarochamoda @mcontemporanea @Liz_Cerezo @ClubdelasDiosas

    Special Guests:

    Celebrity Make-Up Artist @eli_ulloa16

    Dermatologist @BowesDerm

    Moderators: @lbconnect and @laflowers


    10 winners: Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash AND Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair Night

    3 Grand Prize Winners will take a $100 gift card each and products.

    To be eligible to win, you must join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT’s not eligible) using the #NTGBeautifulInsideOut hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions correctly. Winners will be announced throughout the hour! Twitter Party GUIDELINES and RULES.

  2. #LatinaBloggers Take AT&T’s #ItCanWait No-Texting-While-Driving Pledge


    Our society is becoming aware that texting and driving can be fatal but far too many people still ignore the risk.  AT&T has begun a movement called #ItCanWait which is geared towards making texting and driving as unacceptable as drinking and driving.


    Since the movement was launched in 2009, more than 2 million no-texting-while-driving pledges have been logged through, social sites including Facebook, text-to-pledge and events.

    We’re working together with AT&T to help spread the word and have engaged a select group of #LatinaBloggers who want to work with us to encourage their readers to take the pledge. These bloggers are aware that texting while driving is involved in 100,000+ vehicle crashes each year, often causing injuries and deaths, and have decided to take the pledge themselves and join us in promoting this important movement.  Visit their blogs to read more!

    Maybelline Valenti – Naturalmente Mama

    Liz Cerezo – Family is Familia

    Marta Darby – My Big Fat Cuban Family

    Mari Hernandez Tuten – Inspired by Family Mag

    Staci Salazar – 7 on a Shoestring

    Vanessa Diaz – The Queen of Swag

    Silvia Martinez – Mama Latina Tips

    Yolanda Machado – Sassy Mama in LA

    Eva Smith – Tech Food Life

    Denisse Icaza – Ahorros Para Mama

    AT&T’s goal is to save lives and #ItCanWait’s main and powerful message is that no text is worth dying for.

    Get involved now by logging on to (English) or (Español), by taking the no-texting-and-driving pledge and by sharing your promise with others via Twitter (#itcanwait) and Facebook at


  3. You’re Invited to the Hispana Leadership Summit 2013 {Giveaway}


    Hispana Leadership Summit

    One of the most important missions of Latina Bloggers Connect is to help each and every one of you grow your careers as bloggers. We’re always looking for partnerships where we can offer something to you.

    This week we’re excited to announce we have a giveaway for three #LatinaBloggers to attend the Vanidades and PODER Hispanic magazines’ 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit, to be held at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida from September 12-14, 2013 to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

    The Hispana Leadership Summit (HLS) is a gathering of top Latina leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country who participate in an invigorating selection of career building opportunities to sharpen their skills and expand networks. The three-day summit is designed to support the forward focus of Latina business women with motivational keynotes, inspirational speeches, educational seminars and peer-to-peer coaching sessions from renowned speakers and industry experts.

    The 8th installment of the Latina empowerment summit is sure to be the best one yet as Disney comes on board as presenting sponsor of the premier leadership event for female professionals. Located in the heart of the Magic Kingdom, Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at the lavish Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

    The confirmed 2013 HLS panels and speakers include:

    Balance is Bull$h!t: Summit opener and keynote by best-selling author Lourdes “Luly B.” Carreras-Balepogi, Founder and President of Chispa Marketing and Luly B. Inc.
    Yes, You Can! The Power of Positive Thinking and Assertiveness: Keynote by Cecilia Ramirez Harris, Health Correspondent on Primer Impacto on Univision and host of “Vida Sana con Cecilia.”

    Social Butterflies: The Latina bloggers success stories panel will be moderated by Cristy Clavijo-Kish, founder and co-publisher of Los Tweens & Tweens, Founding Partner, Hispanicize and Latina Mom Bloggers. Panelists include: Elianne Ramos, Principal/CEO for Speak Hispanic Marketing and Vice-Chair Marketing/PR for Latinos in Social Media (LATISM); Ana Flores (me!), founder of Latina Bloggers Connect and co-founder of; Myrah Duque, founder of and; Migdalia Rivera, founder of and founder of Stiletto Media Blogger Network.

    Courageous Leadership: Shared Qualities of Great Leaders: Keynote by Mariela Dabbah, consultant, author, speaker and CEO of the Red Shoe Movement: Women Supporting Women for Career Success. Panel discussion led by Kristina Puga, Web Producer for NBC Latino.

    Brand U! How to Successfully Market… Yourself! Branding session with keynote speaker Patricia G. Beitler, President/Founder and Managing Partner of Velocitas, an interactive marketing firm with locations in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.

    Susan G. Komen Pink Party: Susan G. Komen will open up the Friday morning session with a fun-filled “Pink Party” breakfast. Attendees wear pink to jumpstart their day!

    Disney Parks & Resorts will also produce the iconic All White Affair and Latinas of Excellence Awards show on Friday night with show-stopping entertainment, live music and many surprises.
    Attendees traveling from out-of-town can also take advantage of the special HLS room block and preferred conference rate by mentioning code G0636912 when booking a room at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort. For more information on the speakers and agenda, please visit:

    Click HERE register for the 8th annual Hispana Leadership Summit.

    The Giveaway!

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    Giveaway Rules:

    • You must NOT have been previously registered to the Hispana Leadership Summit 2013
    • You must be 18 and older to participate
    • You must be a blogger to participate and member of Latina Bloggers Connect prior to July 29, 2013
    • Travel, transportation, hotel, incidentals, meals other than what’s included with the conference pass, etc are not included
    • Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no response we will select another winner at random
    • All decisions are final
    • Void where prohibited

    For the latest conference, speaker and agenda updates, join the Hispana Leadership Summit on LinkedIn, LIKE on Facebook and follow on Twitter @HispanaLSummit using hashtag #HLS2013.


  4. #LatinaBloggers Get Ready for Summer with #SlimFastVeranoSexy

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    With the summer season here, #LatinaBloggers are keeping fresh and in shape on hot summer days by using SlimFast as the perfect base for deliciously creamy summer cocktails/mocktails1.  The “Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise” is one of DR Mixologist’s delicious recipes that will be showcased by #LatinaBloggers soon.


     The new cocktail recipes were created exclusively for SlimFast by DR Mixologist, Darryl Robinson, host of “Drink up” on The Cooking Channel, and feature some of the tastiest and trendiest ingredients of the season. All of the new recipes created by Darryl for SlimFast contain just 130-190 calories per serving, so if you want to grab a recipe or two to entertain and surprise friends, make sure to bookmark the SlimFast Cocktail Recipe page.

    To get in on the action and learn how to make the “Berry Sexy Vanilla Sunrise” cocktail/mocktail follow the #SlimFastVeranoSexy hashtag on Twitter.  Also take a peek at SlimFast’s Facebook page for more information.

    1 Cocktails are not a part of the SlimFast 3-2-1 plan. Only occasional use recommended. You must be 21+ to consume alcohol and please drink responsibly.

  5. Join Us in NYC for #LATISM13 (Discount code!)



    It’s that time of year again when we’re going around asking all our Latino peeps on Twitter, Facebook and such if we’re going to see them at the LATISM conference. This year they have moved the fiesta to the Waldorf Astoria (qué fancy!) in New York City.

    Once again, we’re excited to be media partners and be able to offer you a 15% discount code for your pass. This is not only a pass to a few unforgettable days to reconnect with your online Latino community, but also a real investment into your blogging career. Conferences as a whole are really the place where bloggers hone their skills and create the most valuable and long-lasting relationships. LATISM, in particular, brings all of that plus the connection to our gente in a way that’s special to us.

    Para muestra un botón. Just look at the fabulous line up of speakers (yes, me included! ;) )and sessions.

    To register now just head on over to the LATISM site and select the “Early Bird — Blogger Badge.” Then enter this #LatinaBloggers code: LBCLAT13  to get 15% off the $200 value.

    Please do let us know in the comments section below if you’ll be attending because we’d love to reconnect or meet you there.

    Follow the #Latism13 and #latinabloggers hashtag for updates and to start networking!

  6. Disney Social Media Moms Celebration is “On-the-Road”


    Last week almost 200  mom bloggers, among them many Latina bloggers, and their families made the trip to Orlando, Fl to be part of the annual Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. As of last year, the only way to attend is to receive an invitation via email and accept by the deadline. Needless to say, the invitations are highly coveted because this meant-for-families 3-days event is a guaranteed amazing experience for all who attend. Bloggers get to connect with each other and spend a full conference day listening to fabulous speakers and learning about the newest happenings in the all-things-Disney landscape. At the same time, families get to be part of a magical experience during the events that are put together just for us and also to make memories at all the Walt Disney World parks.


    I was lucky enough to be there again this year with my family for the second time in a row. I’ll be writing a lot more about the speakers and the Disney news here, on SpanglishBaby and my Babble Voices column. But now I want to share the big news that the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration will be traveling to four U.S. cities this year to bring the magic to more social media moms! If you live in or near San Francisco, Seattle, NYC or DC  you should apply to attend the Disney SMMC “On-the-Road” and get a chance to experience a lot of what makes this event so fabulous!

    Per the official announcement:

    During this delightful half-day event, the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration “On-the-Road” will:

    • Highlight a dynamic line-up of motivational speakers, who will empower you to take your business to the next level
    • Deliver educational content focused on business growth
    • Create an exciting networking forum with influencers in your community

    It really is fantastic and the learning and connecting is at a high level. You’ll also get to meet in person the people that make Disney SMMC happen every year.

    I highly encourage #LatinaBloggers in the cities where #DisneyOnTheRoad will be this year to apply by clicking here.

    If you do get to attend, please let us know so we can follow your tweets, instagrams and so more! Here are some pics with some of the Latina bloggers in Walt Disney World this year.

    Disney Social Media Moms Latina bloggers

    From L to R: Divina, Denisse Icaza, Silvia Martinez, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, Ana Flores, Zelma Rivera

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    From L to R: Silvia Martinez, Liz Cerezo, Storm Trooper, Tiany Lindemann Davis

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    Jeannette Kaplun, Ana Flores, Ana Roca Castro

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    Liz Cerezo, Ana Flores, Silvia Martinez

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    Ana Flores and Tiany Lindemann Davis

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    Silvia Martinez, Denisse Icaza, Ana Flores

  7. Latina Bloggers Visit the Kikkoman Kitchen


    Disclosure: Kikkoman is a Latina Bloggers Connect client and this post is part of a compensated campaign.

    Latina Bloggers Kikkoman Kitchen

    Who knew soy sauce and its history could be so fascinating? I sure didn’t, but after a half-day visit to the Kikkoman Kitchen with Chef Helen Roberts I am now a soy sauce devotee!

    Last month the three winners of the #KikkomanSabor challenge we hosted were flown out to the Kikkoman U.S. headquarters in San Francisco to learn more about the brand and for a unique opportunity to recreate their winning recipes in the Kikkoman test kitchen along with Chef Helen Roberts.

    The day kicked off with a viewing of Kikkoman’s “Make Haste Slowly” docu-short which beautifully portrays the rich history and tradition surrounding the humble beginnings of Kikkoman’s soy sauce. Did you know Kikkoman was essentially started by a woman?

    Check out the short here and you’ll be fascinated as well.

    We then headed to the kitchen amidst views of the San Francisco bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Chef Helen Roberts had at hand all the ingredients the bloggers had used for their recipes and joined them as they got to work to recreate their winning dishes.

    Mayra won us all over with her Sushi Caribeño.

    Latina Bloggers Kikkoman Kitchen

    Sandra had everyone talking about her Tacos de Lechuga.

    Latina Bloggers Kikkoman Sabor

    Nancy and her Carne Deshilachada proved to be so tasty and melt-in-your-mouth good.

    Latina Bloggers Kikkoman Sabor

    To see more pictures and recipes by many of our #LatinaBloggers, visit the Kikkoman Sabor site.


  8. #LatinaBloggers Must Reads: How to Start a Blog

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    monica vila how to start a blog

    Despite the popularity of social networking sites, serious Internet commentators still share their thoughts with the world via blogs. Twitter may be fun for a quick chat or to stay on top of daily trends but it’s hard to discuss a topic in-depth using 140 characters or less!

    The Web 2.0 revolution brought with it a multitude of sharing and collaboration applications, opening up the world of blogging to anyone with a high-speed Internet connection. You no longer have to worry about things like domain hosts or server capacity. Now, if you can put together a few coherent paragraphs, then you can publish a blog!

    Here’s how to get started:

    Click here to read Monica Vila’s full article on her Babble Voices blog: Plugged In


    Are you a Latina blogger and have written a great post about social media, blogging and/or a local event or conference? If so, send an email to jessie(at)latinabloggersconnect(dot)com and we might feature it as a “Must Read.”

  9. #KikkomanSabor Bilingual Twitter Party Tonight!


    During the month of March, 40 #LatinaBloggers kikked up the flavor using Kikkoman sauces in their recipes. Three of those bloggers were picked by Chef Helen Roberts to win an  all-expenses paid trip to Kikkoman’s San Francisco test kitchen and spend a day cooking with Chef Helen Roberts. Tonight challenge winners Mayra of  Estilo Familiar, Sandra of Mama Noticias, and Nancy of  Whispered Inspirations will be co-hosting the twitter party as well as Crafty Chica, Nibbles & Feasts and Adriana’s Best Recipes!


    It’s time to “kikk” up the flavor with Kikkoman! Join us tonight for an evening of family recipes, international cuisine and cooking alternatives

    Date: Tonight! Thursday, April 25th

    Time: 9pm EST / 6PM PST

    Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #KikkomanSabor

    Hosts: @asbestrecipes @craftychica @nibblesnfeasts

    #KikkomanSabor winners: @estilofamiliar @mamanoticias @whispersinspire

    Moderators: @lbconnect and @laflowers

    Special Guest: Chef Helen Roberts @KikkomanKitchen

    Sponsor: Kikkoman



    3 grand prize winners will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card each. Twenty more winners will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card each.

    The party is tonight! RSVP ON FACEBOOK now!

    To be eligible to win, you must join the party and participate during the hour with an original tweet (RT’s not eligible) using the #KikkomanSabor hashtag and answer the Giveaway questions correctly. Please read the complete Terms and Conditions HERE.

  10. Welcome to the New Casa of Latina Bloggers Connect

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    Latina Bloggers Connect

    It’s been almost two and a half years since I launched Latina Bloggers Connect from the laptop sitting on my dining table at my home in Los Angeles. As passionate as I was about what I was creating and my eagerness to bring compensated and relevant campaigns to the growing community of #LatinaBloggers, never did I imagine the place where we are now with so much growth, support, amazing partnerships, creative campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world, a network of over 800 blogueras and an amazing team to make it all happen.

    And now that the behind-the-scenes of LBC has grown, it was time for the blog to get a much-needed face lift. Since I’ve always believed in hiring from within the community and supporting the skills we all have, I was happy to meet Maria Etkind in New Orleans during the Niche Mommy Conference last year. We immediately connected and I intuitively knew that with her experience as a creative director and web designer she was the woman that could help me give LBC a new life to cater to the needs of both the bloggers and the brands that visit us.

    Maria brought in Erin Allen as the programmer and Karen Buck for interactive strategy, information architecture and copy. Together these three women brought to life this new site you’re now visiting and which will be the new casita of LBC.

    Feel free to browse around and get to know us all over again. This is where you’ll find all the places where we can connect online, as well as info on the Connections we’re working on with fellow #LatinaBloggers. Of course, Jessie Nuez, our fearless editor, and our team of contributors are constantly creating content to keep you motivated and up-to-date with the latest in the blogosphere.

    If you’re a blogger, make sure you stop by and grab our new badge and click on over to join our private Google+ Community where the real connections among us are happening.

    If you represent a brand, you can learn more about what we do (and do so well!) and who we’ve done it for. You can also learn more about our partnership with Sway Group, an exclusive agency that represents some of the most well-known and rising star bloggers across multiple categories, as the official sales arm of LBC. We recently announced that through Sway Group we’ll be representing 10 of the top Latina bloggers across various niches. Stay tuned because very soon we’ll be announcing who those bloggers are!

    Many more exciting changes are coming soon as we continue growing and finding new and creative ways to bring you the opportunities you need to grow. Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us via the comments section, a tweet, a message on Google+ or Facebook or anywhere you can find us.

    When one grows, we all grow, so let’s continue growing!