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Hello Loves,

Welcome back to my blog! Today I will be sharing the latest makeup collaboration that I picked up. The latest makeup collaboration is the @iluvsarahii X Dose of Colors Collection that came out last month and if you haven't had the chance to get it I would suggest getting your hands on at least one item! They are amazing and caught me by surprise.

Also, I have a video for you all at the bottom of this post if you want to see me give you all the swatches and first impressions. Check out below!  


So the entire collection is composed of 4 matte lipsticks, 2 lip glosses, 2 highlighters and 1 eyeshadow palette. Each product ranges from $17 to $35 and is available at DoseofColors.com or in-stores at your local Ulta. 


The collection includes a beautiful range of colors of which you can use for everyday looks or for your special nights out as well. My favorites were the lippies because I don't typically like nude lipsticks but the nude chica lippie made me accept that some nudes don't look me you look pale and dehydrated. 



 The two highlighting palette's look amazing! One swatch and look at that shine. Bathe and Sol Mate will keep your highlight look popping!


If you would like to see a more detailed review or first impression thoughts feel free to check out my video below where you will be able to see my thoughts on the iluvsarahii Dose of Colors collection.


XO,
RUBY







Also, this post is not sponsored. I purchased all the items with my own money and I liked it so much that I felt that sharing my thoughts on it.





Hell Loves,

Welcome back! This post is in conjunction part to my previous post to Spain. Part two of my trip to Europe was visiting the beautiful country of Italia as well. 

Our trip to Italia started by taking a ferry boat from Barcelona to Civitavecchia, Italy where we were going to be staying for 3 nights before the end of the trip. Civitavecchia is cute little town with a great people and food, it's about an 1 hour away from Roma.

Our ferry boat before departing Barcelona's port.
Our commute to Civitavecchia took about 13 hours and felt like forever but nevertheless, I embraced that long day as part of the experience. Honestly, I have never stayed on a boat cabin before so this was new all to me and definitely, part of the experience was getting seasick. I am so thankful that I knew from my Puerto Vallarta trip that I do get seasick. I was very prepared for the ferry boat ride and I still got a bit seasick.
Mediterranean Sea
One of the first places I stopped by was to get pizza from the nearby restaurants of which I enjoyed it so much! The pizza is so different than pizza here in the United States for once the pizza's crust is thin of which I like and pepperoni on their pizza is not a thing there. I couldn't recommend a place of where to buy pizza in Italy but basically, anywhere in Italy,  you will find yummy pizza.
Pizza

The beautiful balconies. 

1) La Fontana Di Trevi
This place is beyond unbelievable and definitely a place where you want to make a wish or two. I remember seeing this in the Lizzie McGuire movie and have always seen this place as magical. I couldn't wait to throw a Mexican peso and make a wish and hope to see a Pablo (Lizzie McGuire reference) but that didn't happen. This place caught me by surprise because it is hidden in between buildings so you definitely need a map, google or a tour guide helping you get there. Also, it's gorgeous! 

In front of the Fontana de Trevi (The Trevi Fountain)

The mini cars around Italy that drive around narrow streets.
2) The Spanish Steps
Another beautiful place that has a gorgeous fountain and steps leading into Trinitá dei Monti Chruch. At the bottom of the Spanish Steps is the fountain and surrounding shops from Gucci, Prada and etc. Also, it's a great place for pictures and shopping. The Spanish Steps entail 135 of which you can go up to see the Trinitá dei Monti Chruch.
The Spanish Steps.

The fountain at the bottom of the Spanish Steps.


3) Vatican City
This place is the capital of the Roman Catholic Chruch and home to the Pope, a, t and architecture. It is a huge place that has many museums including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling piece that is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Also, there a lot of statues and famous Roman statues there as well. FYI, it is hot and very very crowded. Make sure to bring a water, a hat and a fan. Other than it is a place to see.

Roman Soldier

Hercules Statue

A Pope, I don't know which one.

The inside of St. Peters Bascilla
The inside of St. Peters Bascilla

St. Peters Bascilla


Me outside St. Peters Bascilla

Spaghetti 
4) Colosseum, Anfiteatro Flavio
I think this was the cherry on top of visiting Rome being able to walk through the walls of the Colosseum and experience history. It is unbelievable and crazy to think this building is still up after so many many years. As a history major and person who has always been fascinated with history, I couldn't believe I was there. This place is so rich in history that you forget about the little shade there is there. But overall, this was my favorite place of visiting Rome. It's truly a wonder of the world. 
The Colosseum

5) Pantheon
This building is said to be the perfect building in terms of shape and sizes. I didn't get the chance to go inside because I got there a little bit too late but it looked amazing and almost perfect on the outside. It is definitely a must see in Rome. Also, there is a lot of people in that area and nearby shops where you can buy food and gifts.
The Pantheon

Lastly, I am leaving you here with my vlog where I visit all 5 must-visit places in beautiful Roma, Italy. Check it out and hope you enjoy it as much I did!


XO,
RUBY

Hello Loves,

This week I am sharing with you one of two posts for my latest adventures in España and Italia. I had the recent pleasure of visiting these two beautiful countries as a graduation gift to myself for completing graduate school. Yay! So on June 30th, 2018 I packed a carry-on and personal item bag for ten days and was ready to cross the Atlantic Ocean and explore Europe. 

In 2010 I started to build an interest in traveling and Europe but could not go because the cost but I knew that it was something I wanted to do in the future. Fast forward to eight years later the time finally came for me to go and I couldn't be more excited to go. 

Through this experience, I was able to embrace as much as the Spanish culture in a few days that I was there. I took pictures and even created a vlog for you all to see my journey through beautiful España. My vlog is at the end of the post for you all to see my adventures and must-visit places to go in beautiful España.
Madrid-Plaza Del Toros
Our first stop was Madrid where we got to see a couple of things like the Royal Palace, Plaza de Toros, Puerto del Sol and much more. My first day in this city I felt welcomed and loved to walk around all the beautiful buildings and small streets. 
Madrid- Royal Palace
Also, the Royal Palace of which was one of many homes royalty lived was so so beautiful. The Royal Palace has over 150 rooms, four basements and every room has a purpose. Believe me when a King wanted every room different, every single room in that building is different and decorated very very beautifully and elegant. 
The streets of Madrid
Our second stop was a small town of Toledo of which I felt like I really enjoyed because it was very different than Madrid. This town was very quiet and small of which I felt like time was going slower and had time to embrace the beauty surrounding me. Also, it didn't feel much of a tourist attraction of which I loved because it wasn't crowded.
Toledo
The small town had a cathedral and it was rich in history. You can definitely see the historical influences of different cultures through their buildings and the influence of different religions. In my vlog, you'll be able to see the bridge that Romans built and also how beautiful their cathedral is. I mean look at that view!
The beautiful town of Toledo in the background.
The next day we started our driving adventure southeast towards Barcelona. Through the drive, we made pitstop for lunch at a small town of Zaragoza. In this town, I had my first traditional Spanish dish of paella of which I found super delicious. 
Zaragoza

Paella- traditional rice plate in Spain.
In Barcelona, I had the pleasure to see so much that I loved this city and will be definitely be going back. Other than being a coastal city with a beach and city life, I found this city to have the best of everything. I saw many things like a city view from a museum, Park Güell, La Sagrada Familia, Gothic Center, the beach and much more. 
Me with the beautiful city of Barcelona in the background.

One part of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Park Güell in Barcelona.

Me in Park Güell in Barcelona.

The streets of Barcelona.
I also got a chance to go on a bike tour of which I felt was the cherry on top for my Spain trip. I haven't been a bike for over ten years and other than getting see more of Barcelona I fell back in love with riding a bike. In my vlog, you'll see more of my bike tour and Barcelona. One thing I didn't get to do but I will one day was to go to the Barcelona soccer stadium.
Our amazing bike tour guide in Barcelona.

#IbikedBarcelona
 Below is my España vlog of which has all of my Spain adventures, feel free to check it out.



Overall thoughts of Spain:  10/10
I loved it and wished I could have spent more time exploring the country and savoring the food. 

 XO,
RUBY

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Hello loves,

I hope you are all keeping up to date with all the amazing soccer games going on right now! If you have been watching them you know that they have been full of surprises and the unexpected. As Mexican-American Latina, I grew up watching soccer just about every day since I can remember. Waking up early Sunday mornings with the TV very loud to hear the memorable soccer announcer’s voice saying “Goooooooooool” is something that I remember very dearly.
This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Comcast and #WeAllGrow Latina Network.


Hello Loves,


A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to hang out with my fellow Bay Area Latina Bloggers, We All Grow Latina Network and Xfinity at the CNet Smart Home in San Francisco, California. We were invited to hear from Xfinity's latest technology updates in preparation for the soccer games happening this month and the next.

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