No-Fail Guide to Hydrated, Soft Skin

Today's post was created in collaboration with Aveeno and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!

It happened. At about 3:12pm yesterday I gave into a Starbucks's seasonal offering - the Pumpkin Spice Latte. So it’s officially official, fall is here and with that comes a few things: bearable city walks, autumn weddings become rampant, and my beauty routine doesn’t feel complete without a deep burgundy lip.


As for my short skirts and mini dresses – those tend to stay in heavy rotation until the weather gods have deemed them inappropriate. As Eva Chen once mentioned, once the stockings come on they stay on for a solid six months. Thankfully, the brisk mornings in New York City are known for being nothing more than a charade for humid afternoons. Choose the thickness of your sweaters wisely my friends!


As for me, I’ll continue to bare my legs in all of the pretty dresses; some of them may even have pockets! Plus, it’s the best way to share all the hard work (and killer calves) I’ve been putting in for the New York City Marathon. And one of the best ways to flaunt the gams is with moisturized skin.

My say-no-to-ashy routine in the summer lends itself more to oils, but once the temperature dips my skin does a better job at soaking up hydration with rich, creamy lotions. As of late, I stepped up my skin drink to include Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion, rotating both their Apricot & Honey and Vanilla & Oats. Their formula is enriched with ACTIVE NATURALS Oat and nutrient-packed yogurt, which leaves my skin feeling velvety soft all day long.


But before I slather on the lotion, the real work begins in the shower. Their Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash is the perfect partner to their lotion. Their rich and creamy wash gently cleanses my skin without stripping skin of moisture. Being a hot shower kind of gal, it also turns my bathroom into an oasis for the senses.

Smelling all that goodness in the AM tends to give me a hankering for homemade oatmeal topped with berries and honey, which I happily oblige with.


After using this hydrating duo, my skin feels so amazing it’s only right I upgrade and share the rest of my skincare routine on how I achieve maximum softness:

  • Exfoliate! I do this twice a week with an all natural sugar scrub.
  • Elbows, knees, and your feet need love too. I use a salve on my elbows and knees right before bedtime. My feet get a little more special treatment. I generously slather on Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion and wear thick socks to bed for soft soles.
  • Pat dry! After each shower, I pat my skin down instead of aggressively rubbing the towel on my skin. The tugging of a towel’s fabrics can whisk away all of the lotion and moisture you just worked in.

Now that I shared my tips, why not leave your tips in the comments down below. Knowledge is power y'all!

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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

The Linen Pant

You guys, I am absolutely in love with this entire look. As soon as the edited images landed in my inbox, my gut reaction caused me to gasp with excitement. This is the epitome of my summer style neatly packaged up.


Glistening clavicles have been on display in off the shoulder tops. And they assist in getting that sweet subway breeze when it matters most. Cotton wide-leg slacks with pockets so deep that I could go purse-less if provoked. It's a strange freeing feeling for sure. Round out the look with a pair of Stan Smiths (I have many) and you'll have me in my finest form.


I'd be remiss if I didn't divulge into the pants a little bit more. On days that I feel a little more than stressed, I'll randomly find myself in a store - any store will do. On this fateful day, it was Banana Republic. 

There I was, aimlessly wandering the store, running my hands across fabrics and silhouettes. On a whim, I decided to dig a little deeper on one particular rack and pulled out these gorgeous denim slacks. The small details and soft-to-touch feel gave me butterflies.


Dress: (similar)  Pants: Banana Republic (similar)  SneakersAdidas  Clutch: Miu Miu  NecklaceEttika  Rings: Assorted  Bracelet: Kenneth Jay Lane  Sunglasses: The Row
Lipgloss: My Jam via Colourpop

I'm an emotional shopper. Not always good, not always bad. On this particular day, however, the pendulum struck all the way to "very good, buy now". So I did. And every summer look since then has included these pair of slacks.

Photos by Lauren Adriance.

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The Art of The #Selfie

I'm super excited to share a brand new video my friend Rad and I collaborated on.

Compared to the last video we did featuring Warby Parker, we definitely wanted to do a fun video that speaks to popular culture. It's definitely my favorite video to date so check it out and give it a thumbs up if you loved it!

Being the millennials we are, we wanted to play around with the art of the selfie and how much of an emphasis we put on them as a whole. Hope you enjoy the cheeky video we collaborated on! 

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And if you'd like to learn more about Rad check out his reel here.