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Fight the frost with this seductive black & red look


Some fashion experts say that black and red are the opposite and should not go together. Well, here I am again breaking the rules and loving my outfit. Black and red looks flat-footed and obvious during winter time, especially with all this snow.


The combination of these 2 colors mean a lot in a look, red always evokes a physical reaction,  representing stamina, lust, power.  The positive qualities of black are sophistication, glamour, and authority.


Combine those two colors together and you get seduction, you get the “look at me” outfit. I am wearing my favorite pair of leggings, (plain black) with a regular and simple top, my high knee boots and my handmade red scarf with a bright red hat.


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Bodysuit look

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I am a bodysuit lover, I have a few in my closet by this one is my favorite by far! Bodysuits are simultaneously sexy and conservative. They are the cure for blouses that won’t tuck in comfortably and t-shirts too boxy for our frames. It seems the ’80s trend is definitely making a comeback.

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The best bottom to wear with bodysuits are jeans, boyfriend jeans or ripped jeans go great with this type of bodysuit; since I am on vacation I am wearing flat shoes, but if you are planning to go out, high heels with match perfect too. Jewelry is not too necessary because of the type of bodysuit, but a hat as an accessory makes the look more chic…

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Forever 21 has great options for bodysuits and most are under $20!

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are full of health enhancing properties, read on to discover how the humble tomato can improve your health. Tomatoes are loaded with many, many health benefits.

1. For your skin: Tomatoes contain a high level of lycopene, which is a substance that is used in some of the more pricy facial cleansers that are available for purchase over-the-counter. You can try a tomato mask for 10-15 minutes.

2. Prevent several types of cancer: A number of studies have been conducted that indicate that the high levels of lycopene in tomatoes works to reduce your chances of developing prostate, colorectal and stomach cancer.

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3. Strong bones: Tomatoes contain a considerable amount of calcium and Vitamin K. Both of these nutrients are essential in strengthening and performing minor repairs on the bones as well as the bone tissue.

4. For your heart: Because of the Vitamin B and potassium in tomatoes, they are effective in reducing cholesterol levels and lowering blood pressure. Therefore, tomatoes can effectively prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as many other heart related problems that may threaten your life.

5. Good for your hair: The Vitamin A in tomatoes works perfectly to keep your hair shiny and strong. In addition, it also does wonders for your eyes, skin, bones and teeth.

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Fall Look: Boots and Dress…


A great pair of tall boots are a clothing staple that should be found in every woman’s closet. There are tons of different styles; flats, wedge, heel, over the knee, embellished, pointed toe, round toe and a lot more!


These boots are by far my favorite ones; not only because they are comfortable but also the 2 tones; black and brown – lets me match it with any type of clothing… I also love to wear black, it goes well for a casual or elegant look; In this occasion I chose a plane black weave pattern dress, a nice neckless and of course my favorite boots!


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Palazzo Pants… This season super wide-leg pants rule supreme

This season super wide-leg pants rule supreme; otherwise known as palazzos, are way into magazine pages and onto street style blogs everywhere.  They’re comfortable, they’re fun to wear.  Not only wide- leg pants also printed are fun, can be dressed up or down, and make your whole look just a little bit more unique.


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Plus, the latest crop of printed pants are loose, comfy, and almost feel like pajamas. You really can’t go wrong here. I am wearing a wide-leg printed grey pants with a plain black body top, my wedges sandals and my favorite sunglasses…… It is getting cold so you can add a leather jacket or a blazer and you are great to go…


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Top/Blusa: Forever 21

Pants/Pantalones: HM

Shoes/Zapatos: Aldo

Sunglasses/Gafas: Michael Kors 

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Jennifer Lopez On Cover of Paper Magazine

Jennifer Lopez on cover of Paper magazine September issue, unlike the famous “break the internet” by Kim Kardashian Cover of Paper Magazine, J. Lo is looking fierce and fully clothed. The Bronx Diva is posing with Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing, who describes Jennifer as his muse.

Sneak peek! Behind the scenes of my cover shoot with papermag Olivier Rousteing Balmain #LuxeInFlux issue on stands 08.31.15. Click here for more:

Posted by Jennifer Lopez on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

As only J. Lo can do, with smokey eyes and contouring to highlight her high cheek bones slick back hair and covered up in a red and black high couture as she embraces Balmain’s main man.

In July, J. Lo celebrated her 46th birthday and this is what 46 looks like! She is the epitome of 46 years Young!

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Four Fitness Trends Latinos Need To Watch Out For!

Hey there my Fitness loving Latinos! Que pasa? I am Joey Olivo and am here to show you guys the world of of fitness and let you know what is going on, new classes and events that are trending as well as tips to keep you in shape and looking good! There is no style without being sexy, so here we begin!

NYC is home to many fitness trends and you can find many of the latest newest classes and events happening all around the city. Here are a few of the latest trends you should be watching out for this year.

1. Bike Sharing in NYC

The New York CitiBike share program is a huge win for fitness and better health in NYC. This gives the opportunity to utilize a shared bike to get around town instead of always taking mass transit. This type of program exists in over 500 cities throughout the world. Everywhere from Copenhagen to Mexico City you can find these types of programs. These forward thinking cities use this program as a way to enhance mobility, alleviate automotive congestion, reduce air pollution, boost health, support local businesses, and attract more young people. Years ago, NYC began the initiatives of installing more bike lanes, now this program will bring forth a huge positive step for the environment and for the health of the people in NY! Taking a bike instead of the train will give your fitness level and fat loss a huge boost. Be on the look out!

2. Obstacle Races

If you haven’t run one of these yet then you are truly missing out! They are kind of like the Hunger Games meets the decathalon. I have trained quite a few Latinos speficially for these events and have seen them get hooked! Everything from the Tough Mudder to the Spartan Race each have their own feel and obstacles. Some races will challenge every fiber of your being and some are more for the fun and party aspect. Either way you will have a good time! The fun part is training for one and building up the anticipation, get a team together and train with your friends. It is a great goal to motivate you and keep you active. Make sure you stay on top of your team and support each other. Training is tough but finishing the race is fun and rewarding. These obstacle races are sure to keep you focused throughout the year.

3. Women lifting heavier weights

Yes, believe it or not more women getting into the weight room has been more common then ever. Many of them are starting to see the true benefit of weight training and the changes it can bring to their bodies. With various training gyms like Crossfits and more Military style training camps and obstacle races women are being shown the value of weights. With more hardcore types of workouts and circuits hitting the scene do not be taken back by seeing more women competing right along side the guys! No more pink dumbbells! Say hello to a new trend of women really looking to change their bodies by using weight training to burn fat and shape their bodies.

4. High Intensity Interval Training 

Be on the lookout for a more intense type of class that will put any old bootcamp to shame. Times are changing and people are talking. High Intensity Interval Training AKA “HIIT” used to be known exclusively by professional athletes. HIIT is a series of short super intense cardio-strength intervals with short recovery periods in between.   Over the last few years classes that have HIIT components like Tababta, MetCon, and Crossfit have been packed up because people are seeing major results without having to be in the gym for hours at a time. These classes are definitely worth checking out and you will find them coming soon to a gym near you!