Hola Chicas!
I have been busy with so many exciting projects that I have not really had the chance to blog as much as I would like to, but I promise to get back into the blogging routine. I wanted to extend an invite to my lovely readers and fellow bloggers to join / shop my closet via Tradesy I joined a couple of months ago and I am finally getting around to clean my closet out so I will be adding a lot of items during the weekend.


Most of the items listed are new never worn items or items worn only once or twice. I hope you get the chance to join this site so we can shop each others closet!

Click here to visit my closet, don't forget to check out my online store via BigCartel Chica Chic
Have a wonderful weekend!

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SKIN BASICS by Abe's Market



This has to be one of my favorite plates to make. It's not only delicious and super healthy (lentils have the third-highest level of protein, by weight, of any legume or nut, after soybeans and hemp.) it's also simple to make and inexpensive. There is different variations to this recipe but this is by far my personal favorite.


Serves 4-6

1/2 lb. Lentils
1-2 Jalapeno Peppers
1/4 Onion
1 TBSP. Olive Oil (optional)
1 Tomato
4 cups of water
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1/2 garlic moon


1. Rinse the lentils well then place in a bowl with water to soak.
2. Meanwhile, dice or slice jalapenos, onion and tomato.
3. In a small pot under medium heat pour in 1 tbsp. of olive oil (or your choice or none at all) followed by adding the chopped tomato, onion and jalapeno.
4. Use a colander to rinse the lentils one last time and add the lentils to the pot.
5. Stir well and add garlic, water, salt and pepper. 
6. Lower heat and cook 'til lentils are soft (about 20 minutes)

I hope you get a chance to try this simple recipe out make sure to tag any pictures of this and any other recipes you may have tried on Instagram or Twitter #EhleeLove #IAMelymartz




Though this crazy Texas weather may not be predictable Spring is here and believe it or not Summer is just around the corner. I wanted to share with you what I change in my beauty routine during these hot Spring/Summer months.

Learn more about the products I use and get some tips and tricks you can try your self.


When I think about Summer I think of beach waves and braids so during those months I try to go au naturale, though I use the same hair routine all year long I find that using a shampoo + conditioner that helps my hair stay free of frizz longer is vital during the Summer since I keeps me from having to run for that straighter or curling wand daily { I use Keratin Smooth from TRESemme } When it comes to using hot tools I keep them stored unless it's a special occasion like a family function or for a fun night out with my boyfriend. I also don't like to use hairspray during the day, Summer days here in Texas are crazy hot! So adding hairspray only adds on to the damaging effects the sun it self has on our hair daily. I like to keep my hair ends looking healthy so I like to apply a serum daily { Nexxus Pro-mend Smoothing Shine Serum } Finally, to protect my hair from the harmful sun rays for that I use { Kérastase Soleil Huile Céleste }

My face routine doesn't necessarily change I have normal skin with an oily 'T-Zone' and have been using { Cicatricure Microdermabrasion } for the last few years and I am very pleased though during the Summer I like to use { Witch Hazel } just on my 'T-Zone because it is stronger so it doesn't make the rest of my skin extra dry that may cause irritation. I tend to ditch my full coverage foundation and let my sin breathe so I lean towards my tinted moisturizer or mineral makeup { bareMINERALS } When it comes to makeup I go for bronze or gold and orange shimmery tones as eyeshadows and anything that hydrates my lips is in my beauty bag. I love cream blushes and lip stains because they last longer and give you a natural look.

I try keep my skin well moisturized during cold winter days as well as those Texas summer days so I like to exfoliate everyday. Instead of shaving I like to use an epilator or hair removing creams. Even though I am Latina I do have uneven skin tone so using a self-tanner is my little trick that I like to use. My favorite one that I have been using for years is the Jergens Daily Moisturizer, I like to use it to even out my naturally tanned skin. I love Jergens because not only does it moisturize your skin, it can be easily incorporated into your daily routine, it's buildable and there's none of that 'self-tanner' smell!
When it comes to nails I like to keep my toes pretty longer by using the {Mally 24/7 Professional 17pc Gel Nail Polish System } it helps me by not having to do my toes every two-weeks or so. When it comes to my fingers I prefer to change every week or so, since I do wash dishes, clean and cook I often get chipped nails even when being careful! I also like to use nail polish appliques hey! a little cheating doesn't hurt anyone!

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1186- Midi Body-Conscious Seamless Royal Blue Dress with Long SleevesHola! I wanted to do a really quick review on a online boutique I am obsessing over. Un Dia Bonito is known for it's skin hugging midi and bandage dresses. I got to choose a dress from so I could review and introduce you gals to this brand. I ordered the Midi Body-Conscious Seamless Royal Blue Dress with Long Sleeves When I saw the "One Size Only" option I honestly didn't know what to expect but I was excited about receiving my dress. Once my package arrived I must admit I really doubted I would like the fit, but to my surprise I fell head-over-heels! Though the dress has long sleeves the seamless fabric (92%Nylon 8%Span) is very fresh and though body-conscious the detail that the dress has provides some sort of contouring and slimming effect (that we all love!).

I have to say I am very pleased with the brand and can not wait to place my order. Customer service is amazing as well as super fast shipping. Overall great quality! I love the fact that they feature not only dresses but tops as well as jumpsuits ideal for a daring girl not afraid of standing out and being sexy or embracing their curves. Click here to visit their site and check out their amazing inventory!

Happy Shopping!