Fit Goddess Video!  

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hola Goddesses!

My girl Vimbai is my friend and the best Zumba instructor at our gym and she is going to start making videos of her routines. Here is a clip of a little of what we do in class:



Check her out on FaceBook and YouTube:

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Fit Goddess!: Updated Progress Pic!  

Monday, November 5, 2012


Hola Goddesses!

I have been working my butt off in the gym and I have updated pic for you!:

taken 11/04/12

I have built lots of muscle, lost a total of 21 lbs and lost tons of inches since 4/5/12 and I am now at 136 lbs at 5' 4".  I feel great and my next fitness goals are to lean out more so my abs can pop, build up my glute muscles and increase my flexibility so I can do the splits.  I'm so glad that I adopted this healthy lifestyle because I am in such a better place than I was earlier this year.  I owe a lot of my success to one of my good friends Sonia.  She has inspired me and pushed me to succeed with my fitness goals.  We are also planning to do fitness videos to appear here on Bronze Goddess Beauty featuring Sonia since she is the fitness guru and helped me get this body! Stay tuned for that! I hope that my journey inspires you to get healthy and get fit.  If you have any fitness or nutrition questions for me or Sonia, please leave a comment or email me at cerisa@bronzegoddessbeauty.com. Thank you all for joining me on this journey! 

Besos y Abrazos!

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Recent Goddess Manis of the Day!  


Hola Goddesses! Here are some recent nail looks that I have been rocking:

Red OPI Color and Victoria's Secret glitter in To Die For

China Glaze Westside Warrior with Color Club Nouveau Vintage

Sephora by OPI in Never Enough Shoes



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Goddess Mani of the Day: Wet n Wild megalast in I Need a Refresh-Mint!  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hola Goddesses!

I went to CVS this morning and picked up this new polish color!  I didn't have this color in my collection and this is also my first Wet n Wild Megalast polish.


This is a cream that was bottle color in two coats.  It reminds me of a robin's egg shell color.  Lovely. I am currently growing my nails out.  I broke my thumb nail so I cut the others down. :(  I prefer longer nails for me as they look better with my hand shape.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
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Fit Goddess!  

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hola Goddesses!

A special someone suggested that I post pics of myself at the gym, so here is the first.

Just finished Zumba class at LA Fitness


 I have been working out consistently for about 2 1/2 to 3 months.  I've lost about 10 pounds and want to lose 8 more.  I know it doesn't sound like a lot but I'm only 5'4" so just 5 pounds of extra weight makes a difference on me and it takes longer for me to lose pounds since I'm not seriously overweight.  I have noticed a big difference in how my clothes fit which is awesome and I've been losing inches! My body type is naturally muscular, kinda hour glass with broad shoulders, smaller natural waist and larger hips.  I have been getting a lot of encouraging compliments at the gym from guys and girls so that makes me want to go harder! I also want to build more lean muscle, tone my arms, sculpt my abs and get a bigger  firmer booty!

Early last year, I went through a really bad break up and I made a promise to myself this April that I was sick of the way I looked and I would dedicate this year to getting into the best shape of my life.  I also really wanted to be healthy and take care of my body as best I can. I eat healthy as well: lean meats, fruits and veggies.  I do try to have a cheat day once a week so I don't go crazy cause I do love to eat!

 I go to the gym 5 to 6 days a week and I go hiking on Sundays.  I also do one round of the Body Rocker Weight Workout 2x a week.  I work out at LA Fitness and I love it because they offer so may different classes so I will not get bored.  The classes I take are an hour each. When I do just regular cardio, it is usually on the elliptical or the stair-mill (which is the best machine ever made!).  I love to do yoga, get my salsa on in Zumba, and take the spinning/cycling class when I can.

Here's what my typical workout week looks like:

Sunday: Hiking (outdoors), Power Yoga
Monday: Zumba, Power Yoga
Tuesday: Zumba, Body Rocker Weight Workout
Wednesday: Power Yoga, Cardio
Thursday: Off day
Friday: Body Works (weight toning class), Cardio
Saturday: Zumba, Body Rocker Weight Workout

Also, my off day will change based on what day my current graduate school class is being held.

I recently found a tumblr page called http://fitwomen.tumblr.com/. They have amazingly motivating pictures of beautifully fit women that help me get inspired!

I hope my story helps you want to workout and get fit and healthy too!

Besos!
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Goddess Thoughts...  

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world, it will come back to you. Occasionally, in ways, you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn’t expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.

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Goddess Mani of the Day: Fun Nails!  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hola Goddesses,

Today, I decided to get back to a little fun with my nails.  I love doing nail art because I feel like it plays to my creative side without the commitment of a drastic hair color change or cut.  I was inspired for this look by a photo I came across on Tumblr that caught my eye.


I used a couple of different polishes for this look.  The base of my pinkie, index finger and thumb are Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in The Real Teal.  My ring finger is polished with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme wear in Twisted Pink.  The middle finger has a base of one coat of The Real Teal and then one coat of Orly Tiara and one coat of Wet 'n Wild fast dry in Party of Five Glitters.  Tiara is a regular silver glitter in a clear base and Party of Five Glitters has red, fuchsia, green, blue and silver hexagon shaped glitter in a clear base.  I also stuck 3 round rhinestones on my pinkie! I love this look and think it is really fun.  I plan on doing more nail art in the future.

Hope you have a Happy Monday!

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Goddess Mani of the Day!: Wet n Wild fastdry in FuchsiaRama  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hola Goddesses! Here is my mani for the day:


This is three coats with a little bit of gold glitter swept across the free edge. :)

Hope you have an amazing day!

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My Curly Hair Routine!  

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hola Goddesses! I have been receiving many requests on how I style and take care of my curly hair.  This is my current routine:

Here is the list of products I use on my hair right now:




I really love this product combination for my curls. I would suggest using a brand that does not use Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates in the shampoo (they can strip the hair of moisture). My favorite brands right now are Crème of Nature Argan Oil products and Organix products. These products keep my curls moisturized and I love the way the products smell to!

You will need these tools:

- wide tooth comb or denman brush

- hair clips (to section your hair off)

This is my routine:


1. In the shower, I first wash my hair making sure I really massage my scalp to get the circulation going and get rid of any flakes and left over product.


2. I rinse really well and then wring my hair out and apply the deep conditioner all over, massaging it in. I then take one of the hair clips and put my hair up in a bun to allow the conditioner to absorb while I take the rest of my shower. (Sometimes, I will detangle my hair in the shower with the conditioner in it using a wide toothed shower comb.)


3. I finish my shower and before I get out, I take my hair down rinse out the conditioner really well. I then wring out the excess water and just place a towel around my necks to catch the extra water.


4. I don't towel dry my hair cause that makes frizz.


5. Next I spray the detangler all over and take two quarter sizes ( in your palm) of the leave in conditioner and apply it all through my hair. If I haven’t already done this in the shower, I then detangle my hair with the denman brush or wide tooth comb, starting from the bottom up.


6. I then divide my hair into two sections, half up half down, and clip the top section up with a hair clip.


7. I apply my styling product ( mousse, gel or soft curl cream) to the bottom section, about a half palm full (depending on how long or thick your hair is) and kind of rake the product through my hair with my fingers. This detangles the hair and forms your curls as well. Do this to the top section as well.


8. If you wear a part in your hair, use your wide tooth comb to make the part now and then finish with the shine spray or a few more drops of the serum on the outer layers of your hair.


9. Now you let it air dry. Do not touch your hair until it is dry. If you do, it will frizz up. When it is dry, then you can start to fluff it up to get some more volume and shape if it is flat.

My curls will last about 3 or 4 days, then I rewash and do the process over. I refresh them with the detangler spray and moisturize them daily with the Coconut Oil Hair Milk and I sleep on a satin pillowcase to prevent breakage and moisture loss. I also do a weekly deep conditioning of my hair with a homemade shea butter/coconut oil/olive oil/avocado oil mask conditioner that I make.  Click here to read the info on the benefits and how to make this mask.

Here are a few pics of my results, wet then dry:




I hope this answers a lot of questions. I plan on filming a video so you can see it all in action!

Love, Peace & Lip Gloss! Besos!


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Make Up Tips from Drag Queens!  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hola Goddesses,

A few weekends ago, My friend Mia and I went to see my favorite drag queen Kenya Michaels.


Me, Kenya Michaels & Mia

(Follow Kenya on Facebook and Twitter: @Kenya_Michaels). 


Kenya has recently appeared on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race on LogoTv and she is by far my favorite out of all the Puerto Rican queens that have appeared on the show. Her make up and overall look was always flawless. Kenya performed in my city and I had to go see her and ask her about her make up secrets. I was able to watch her perform, which was amazing, and also got to do a meet and greet after the show. She is so beautiful, talented and down to earth! Kenya stated that she would soon be doing YouTube videos about her make up and I was super excited. One tip she gave me was to make sure that after I apply my concealer, that I do not blink my eyes or look down before I apply my powder to set the concealer.


I also met a queen named  Saellah V who gave me a huge make up tip that I have been testing for the past few weeks.
Saellah V

I asked her how queens keep their base foundation looking fresh after performances and all day wear.  She said, "Milk of Magnesia, girl".  What? I had to find out more about this. I did a search on YouTube and Google and came up with tons of information on how women use milk of magnesium to help oily skin.  

I tried Saellah's make up tip these past few weeks and it works!!!  First, I wash my face and apply my moisturizer as usually.  I let the moisturizer sink into my skin for a few minutes and then I use a foundation brush to apply the milk of magnesia.  I let it sink in for a few minutes and then follow my normal make up routine.  The oil production of my skin is down to at least half of what it was; I only have to blot my skin once or twice a day as oppose to every hour.  

We also met a queen named Gia who is a make up artist at MAC and who painted herself PERFECTLY!  


I had a blast and can't wait to go to my next drag show and get more tips from these fabulous queens!

Love, Peace & Lip Gloss!


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A little inspiration!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You were born to win. There is no one on earth like you. You are rare, different, unique and you have everything that you need to succeed. God created you for a reason and a purpose. You are not a mistake nor an accident. Your destiny awaits you.

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Goddess Mani of the Day (GMOTD): China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara  

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hey Goddesses! Today's mani is Lorelei's Tiara by China Glaze.  It is silver micro glitter with metallic blue, small hex glitter in a clear base.  I layered this polish over a white base. Enjoy!



Love, Peace & Lip Gloss!
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Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale Haul!  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hey Goddesses!

Today was the first day of the Semi-Annual Sale so I had to get there super early to scoop up all the goodies! I picked up some workout gear, some underwear, a few accessories, shapewear and sleepwear.



Here is a look at the make-up!

First up, the lip liners. Prepare for color.  Creamy liner defines and enhances lips, priming them for color to help improve wear of lipstick or gloss.

Vintage Wine

Classic Red
Next the eye shadows!  Unveil eye-catching color.  Pigment-rick formula with satiny texture drapes lids in pure color and an alluring finish.

Private Beach

Frenzy

Luscious
 Create your signature eye.  Four coordinating satiny shadows can be worn alone, in combination or blended for infinite eye looks.

Mysterious

Sultry

Eye Contact

Jeweled

Then the Kajal eye liner.  Hypnotize in exotic beauty.  Creamy, pigment-rich kohl liner, inspired by an ancient beauty ritual, glides on color for the ultimate smudged-out, smoky effect.

Hypnotic Black
Finally, the palettes.  Deluxe eye palette.  Hypnotize in exotic beauty.  Five luminous eye shadows come together in one sexy palette to create all the eye looks you can dream of.

Mirage

Mirage
 Deluxe eye palette.  A seduction surprise.  A sexy season.  Five shimmering shadows in one gorgeous palette.  Mix and match to create your perfect look.  Or follow the "Get the Look" steps inside to create our favorite looks for the season.

Slow Seduction

Slow Seduction
Hello, Bombshell! Make up kit.  30 silky eye shadows, 5 lip glosses, 5 perfect lipsticks, 4 blushes, luminous powder, translucent powder, bronzer, mascara, lip liner, eye liner and 5 brushes. Side note - how HOT does Adriana Lima look in this photo?! I must recreate this look for a night out! 


Hello, Bombshell!





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