Thursday, April 9, 2015

HBO Latino Private Event Featuring Yandel "Camino Al Concierto andLegacy: De Lider a Leyenda"


On Tuesday night I attended an HBO Latino private event featuring Yandel “Camino Al Concierto and Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda" here in New York City. Yandel is a Puerto Rican Reggaeton musician who is also a Songwriter and Record Producer, best known as a member of a reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel. In 2003 Yandel launched his solo career releasing his first solo album “Quein Contra Mi” and in November 2013 he released his second solo album “De LĂ­der a Leyenda”.

Last night, we had a sneak peak of his HBO Latino premium channel presentation of "Camino Al Concierto and Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda" where we got a preview of his incredible journey to deliver an amazing concert; which will premier this Friday April 10, 2015 at 7:30PM ET. He was also interviewed by the famous DJ Alex Sensation. HBO Latino invites viewers to watch Yandel’s journey to Puerto Rico, where he talks and reflects upon his career and gives fans an all-access of who he is and what he wants to accomplish.

Here are some pictures I took at the event. I had a really great time and met many wonderful people. I was happy to be able to show some support to our Latino artist and wish him much success in all his upcoming projects. He's very talented and like he said when you have goals and dreams you just have to work hard to make them happen, no matter if you have sleepless nights or long work hours. At the end it will all pay off and it will all be worth it.

50cent & Yandel


Jackie Gagne, HBO's Director of Multicultural Marketing
Alex Sensation interviewing Yandel

Jessica Vargas & Me

Once again make sure to stay tuned for HBO Latino premium channel presentation of "Camino Al Concierto and Legacy: De Lider a Leyenda" Tomorrow Friday April 10, 2015 at 7:30PM ET.

Leslie xoxo

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and PreCleanse Wipes Review


Skin Care is something we think about more and more as we get older because our skin changes. So it’s important to have a skin care routine. I will talk about mines in more depth in two separate posts coming soon. Also, as a beauty blogger you never really have a set routine. Mines changes from time to time but when a product really works for me, I always come back to it if I am testing out a another product.

Today for instance, I want to talk about two Dermalogica cleansers; one is the PreCleanse wipes and the other one is the PreCleanse Oil. I have been using these for the past few weeks as part of my night time routine which is the first step in my routing, removing my makeup.
Here is what the products are supposed to do:

Dermalogica PreCleanse wipes: “Each biodegradable wipe melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that easily rinses debris from the skin's surface. Formulated with skin-softening Aloe and Apricot oils, conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E, this gentle blend can also be used around the eye area to remove waterproof mascara. It offers a deep-cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions and it’s formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.”

Dermalogica PreCleanse oil-busting emulsifyer: “Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. It thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build-up on skin throughout the day with skin fortifying Olive, Kukui and Apricot oils. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that easily rinses debris from the skin's surface. It’s formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils. This gentle blend can be used around the eye area to even remove waterproof mascara. It offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions. Also its formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.”

Here is how I use them: If I am super tired I used the Dermalogica PreCleanse wipes because all I have to do is take one out and clean my whole face with it. Mostly my waterproof eyeliner which can be hard to remove with soap alone and my They’re real mascara. If I am not super tired I take my time and wet my face and then use a cotton, soak it in the Pre-Cleanse oil and start removing my eye makeup and then work my way around my face.

These two do a great job removing tough to remove eye makeup especially waterproof makeup. You don’t really need to scrub it off from your face like with some wipes and oils I have used before. With these, makeup and dirt comes off effortlessly and it leaves your skin soft and smooth. Although I still do wash my face with a cleanser just to make sure everything came off. Some people just wash their face and continue their face routine from there but I prefer to remove my makeup with some sort of wipe or makeup remover first. So these were two amazing products that work really well to remove your makeup before using a cleanser. For more information visit Dermalogica.com .

Have you used Dermalogica products before? What are your thoughts about the brand?

Leslie xoxo

Monday, March 30, 2015

Irresistible Me Diamond Flat Iron


Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend. Today I am talking about my super curly, dry frizzy hair. I have done everything possible to my hair since I was really young. I have a lot of hair that its super frizzy and dry, my mom used to take me to the salon to perm it because she couldn't handle my hair. The salon lady said I didn’t need perms because my hair just needed good treatments but my mom still went ahead and permed it. As I got older I stopped getting perms as I felt I didn’t need it but did start dying my hair (bad idea). Although dying your hair a different color can look good and can be a nice change, it can really harm you hair especially if you bleach it. That was the worst thing I ever did and the reason why I had to cut off half my hair. Now I am just letting my natural hair grow and I am just trying to make my hair a bit healthier.

People say using heat tools damages your hair and you shouldn't use them too often but honestly when you have hair like mine I really don’t think you have an option. I rather dry it and have straight hair than damaging it more using gel and spray to keep my curls in place. Although, I did find some products that seem to help manage my hair better but will talk about them later on. So a while ago, Irresistible Me asked me if I would like to review their hair extensions or their Diamond flat iron that wasn’t damaging on hair. Because I have like three different hair colors and it would have been hard to match my hair to extensions I opted for the Diamond Flat Iron.

I was skeptical of a flat iron that is not damaging to your hair. I really wanted to see how true that was. I have another flat iron that doesn’t really give me a great look, it does the job and my hair looks good for about a day or two. Then its starts getting frizzy especially if its humid or rainy. I have use Irresistible Me Diamond flat iron a few times since I got it just trying it out and I love it because it leaves my hair super soft and smooth when straightened. It lasts me all week without getting frizzy or puffy which is super awesome because I don’t find the need to re-touch my hair with a flat iron every day that may cause my hair ends to get damaged.

The flat iron is red as you can see in the pictures, very lightweight and easy to use. You can increase the temperature with the touch of a button and it has a very fast heat up. I started at a low temperature because I was a bit scared but then raised it because the way the flat iron is build up you don’t have to worry about getting burned and it completely safe to use. As you can see in the below picture I went from super dry curly frizzy tangled hair to flat straight smooth hair and the picture below is a week later of how my hair still looked.
From curly frizzy tangled hair to straight soft hair. 
A week later
For more information on Irresistible Me, you’re welcome to check out their website at IrresistibleMe.com. If your hair is like mine and you have further questions please don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments below.


Have a good week ahead!!!

Leslie xoxo