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The Power of Pink

When I am hired for marketing + business consulting in the DR, I wear pink 🌸 Pink takes all the passion and energy of red and tempers it with the purity of white. Pink tones down aggression and it is an effective mood regulator. Perf for biz making decisions. Because fashion 🙅🏻‍♀️

When the East Coast coincidentally meets up in DR 🫶🏽

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A Moment to Cherish

Spreading the @bellalatinamag + @bellamag.co love in my homeland is what dreams are made of 🙌🏽

El equipito 🙌🏽 Loved spending some time with my @bellalatinamag team 🇩🇴Missing you @thisisjcali 💛

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Mujeres Emprendedoras

Nada como conocer a mujeres emprendedoras, haciendo de sus marcas, estilos de vida 🙌🏽 cuanto reír + filosofar con @madelineceballos fundadora de @makacapilarhealth 💛 mucho más por venir de este fabuloso encuentro 😘

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The Universe Is Always A Yes

There’s been so much going on over the past few months in my life + businesses. And although prioritizing my family has been a nonnegotiable, difficult decisions have been made. I do know this as @gabbybernstein has said, the universe is always a yes 🌻 just be open to the signs along the way 🙌🏽

Grateful + resilient as we keep it moving over here 💪🏽 thank you God, for everything 🫶🏽

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From A Dream to Reality: The Beauty of They

This vision came to me in a dream. I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful human to help bring it to fruition by stepping fully + fabulously into who they are 💛 thank you @romancontrol for saying yes to all of the beauty you represent. I’m so grateful to also have you as part of my team 🌈 you are the dream 🫶🏽

@bellamag.co’s Beauty of Pride Issue celebrating The Beauty of They ♥️

Model: @romancontrol
Hair: @eddiewunderlich
Makeup: @makeupartist_lv
Photo: @jessicacirzphotography
Styling: @lolasnj
📍 @bellworks

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BELLA Magazine’s 2022 Pride Issue

Representation of diversity in the beauty industry + advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community is something we are deeply passionate about here at BELLA. You would think that in this day and age, showing up for our fellow Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual colleague, family member, and friend should be second nature. Until we get there, and in the hopes we’ve helped make a change in this industry, I am thrilled to bring you the second edition of our Beauty of Pride Issue.

 

Photo by Gilles Toucas

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When I Am Asked, “Why?”

When I’m asked why? “I felt this tug as if the universe was speaking to me + telling me to do this,” Stay tuned for @thelistshowtv where today I spoke all about @bellamag.co @bellalatinamag + filmed a fun tabletop segment also highlighting some of our favs that made the #BellaBeautyAwards2022 cut like @aloisiabeauty@makeupartist_lv + @desertharvestaloevera ✨ stay tuned for air date + more from BELLA 🫶🏽

 

 

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Thoughts on Leadership

I spent most of my day on virtual speaking engagements today. I get asked to speak often on leadership, entrepreneurship, women’s health, parenting, fashion + beauty, lifestyle, marketing, business topics + more.

The one that always gets me is when I’m asked how I manage to stay true to myself.

The reality is that it took me a while to step into that. But when I did, I did so knowing that despite my flawed humanity, the place I always stemmed from was intention -and that freedom is liberating.

I’ve been called crazy so many times I lost count, loud, obnoxious, bitchy, unprofessional. I was told I would never make it in my industry if I also chose to raise a family.

I’ve always refused to make excuses about why I couldn’t make a commitment because of my kids. On the contrary, I’ve brought them along to board rooms, photo shoots, press trips, speaking engagements, team meetings …just like my parents did with me.

What I took from that is what I’ve always said about having it all. You can, just not all at once.

Your children watching you lead multiple companies, is the best gift you can give them. They see that it is possible for them too.

If after wrangling all of that, 2 dogs, a home + a partner, you still manage to put on lashes + some lipstick, realize you’ve already won.

Can’t help but think of my mom who at her age is still giving her business all she has + more. What an example and legacy to live up to. My father too worked until his last breath.

This rant is for the working mother who looks at herself in the mirror and dreams of her dreams. Believe me: you can do it! And for the ones who doubt you, underestimate you, or criticize your choices, know that they’d be pursuing their dreams too if they weren’t buried in their own self-doubt and denying their true self.

I hope everyone in their lives has the opportunity to find what sets them on fire. Your life will never be the same. I know mine has never been since. Kids and all 😘 Happy Friday Chicas 💋

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Supporting Latin Talent: Daniela Uribe

Con la diseñadora @danielauribeofficial en el lanzamiento de su primera tienda física dentro de @flyingsolonyc @bellalatinamag

siempre orgullos@s de apoyar al talento latino 👠

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You Need PR Launch with Jenna Guarneri

So proud of this girl 🥂 congrats @jenguarneri on your journey to becoming a published author 📚 so happy for you!