Miami Bday Trip!🎉🎁🍾🎈

Hi everyone! It’s been a while I know. Ever since my last post I’ve been working full time, which made posting here a little difficult for me. On my free time I focus on myself, my family, my boyfriend and working out. That doesn’t mean I miss writing and sharing stuff.

This time around I’d love to share my last mini trip to Miami, which was a bday gift from my boyfriend. I have two best friends and both of them live in the USA. One in Tennessee and the other one in Miami. One of my boyfriend’s best friends lives also in Miami so the long weekend around my birthday was the perfect opportunity to make a little escape. That way I could celebrate my bday with one of my girlfriends, something I haven’t done in a while. Here some photos!

Snapchatting on the Airport

Up in the air

Fort Lauderdale

Bday at Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita

Wynwood

Some cuban food at Havana 1957 Restaurant at Lincoln Road


Bayside


Brunch at Perricones

South Beach

I’ve also made a little trip to NYC back in February and I’ll may be posting about it! Thanks for the love!❤️

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A well spent Saturday!

Hi guys!!!😝 Hoping you are all doing great! I’ve been MIA, sorry about that! Been busy focusing on job interviews and I’m starting tomorrow on a new one! I’m very excited!😆

I wanted to share some pictures from a little trip to a beach food kiosks, my boyfriend, some friends and I did, this last saturday to a beach called Luquillo, where there’s a large line of food kiosks/restaurants. The menus are
mainly focused on sea food and frituras, which are fried food, native dishes from our island. Frituras includes Alcapurrias, Bacalaitos, Empanadillas, Tostones and many more.  

 

I enjoyed two beef alcapurrias, but I was focused to get my self a Piña Colada inside a pineapple.

   

 

This Piña Colada, costs $13.00. I think it was a bit pricey but believe me, it was a LOT of piña colada. It was served with whipped cream and a cherry on top. 

After we ate, we walked to the beach. We didn’t get into the water or anything, but we did enjoy the gorgeous view.

   

    
    

 

Luquillo Beach is located to the northeast coast of our island. It’s one of the most popular beaches we have in Puerto Rico. As you can see, the water is very serene, which I love because I have respect for the ocean. I had a few scary moments with the sea in younger years.

After that, we went to an ice cream place and chat a lot!😋😝 Definetly we had a great time!☺️

So there you have my loves. Hope you enjoyed this pictures from my beloved Puerto Rico beaches. I like to share little bits of where I come from with you guys.

Thanks for stopping by!💖

Lots of love!💕

Muah!💋

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Stop Canned Hunting!

Hey, Hey!!!

I am a little sadden, but on the bright side. I get to blog about this saddness. I get to show the world through my words on what I learned. I hope to give you wisdom and pray it opens your heart to help.

I have been hearing a lot on the news or from reading the paper about these “Canned Hunting.” I didn’t know what to think of it. Then I read about the dentist whom killed a lion. It was a totally shocker!!!

I know a few years back I read articles on a teenager killing wild animals. I do remember talking about it, but I stopped talking about it. Why did I stop?

I guess it was not that important or had no business of mine. I maybe thought I couldn’t do anything about it cause I don’t have a lot of money. I might…

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Saturday Date Night at Oceano!✨

Hi beautiful people! Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I went out on an early date night. We went to our favorite spot. Oceano!

Oceano, is a beachfront lounge restaurant/bar. Located in Condado, one of the most visited touristic spots of Puerto Rico, because of it’s hotels, restaurants, beaches and nightlife. At Oceano you’ll enjoy of great food, drinks and a beautiful beach view. Since my first visit, I fell in love completely with the place. You can make reservations for a table, events or you can just walk in like my boy and I always do and sit on the bar. The service is excellent, we never have complains about it. This spot is also my favorite when I go out with my besties, to have some wine and chat about the latest.

 

We always start the night with a bottle of our favorite Pinot Noir, Ménage à Trois. 

Most of the time we order the same appetizers. Our favorites are Churrasco Eggrolls and Boricua Braised Beef Dumplings.

These are Churrasco Eggrolls. Puerto Rican seasoned churrasco, fried amarillos, bell peppers & cilantro on top of a bed of mesclun with a latin aioli.


Boricua Braised Beef Dumplings. Braised brisket dumplings on top of a black bean plum sauce with sesame seed fried won ton crisps.

  

My favorite guy and I!

Outfit of the Night!


Makeup of the Night.

If you live in Puerto Rico or plan to visit our island, I recommend you to make a stop at this place. You can visit at earlier evening hours till late night. Here’s Oceano official website, if you want to find out more info about the place or make any reservations.

So this was our Saturday early date night!!! I hope you guys liked the place And hope you’ll visit. I’m sure you’ll love the place as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by loves!💖

MUA!💋

Hola gente hermosa! Este sábado mi novio y yo tuvimos un  date night temprano en la noche. Fuimos a nuestro lugar favorito, Oceano!

Oceano, es un restaurante/barra lounge frente a la playa. Localizado en Condado, una de las áreas más visitadas por los turistas en Puerto Rico, por sus hoteles, restaurantes, playas y vida nocturna. En Oceano, disfrutaras de riquísima comida, bebidas y una hermosa vista a la playa. Desde mi primera visita me enamoré del lugar. Puedes hacer reservaciones para una mesa, eventos o puedes llegar y sentarte en la barra como hacemos mi novio y yo. El servicio es excelente, jamás tenemos queja del trato. Este lugar también es mi favorito para ir de copas con mis mejores amigas y ponernos al día de los más recientes acontecimientos.

Siempre empezamos la noche con una botella de nuestro Pinot Noir favorito, Ménage à Trois.

Casi siempre ordenamos los mismos aperitivos. Nuestros favoritos son los Churrasco Eggrolls y los Boricua Braised Beef Dumplings.

Si vives en Puerto Rico o planificas una visita a nuestra isla, recomiendo que no dejes de visitar este lugar. Pueden visitar en horas tempranas de la tarde hasta tarde en la noche. Aquí el enlace para la página web oficial de Oceano por si gustan investigar más a fondo sobre el lugar o hacer reservaciones.

Este fue mi date night del sábado. Espero les haya gustado el lugar y ojalá lo visiten. Se que les gustará tanto como a mi!

Gracias por darse la vuelta amores!💖

MUA!💋

Dancing in the rain☔️:#OOTD and Coffee

Hello gorgeous people!💕 Today I had plans to go to the beach with my guy, but the weather had other plans. Because of that, we puerto ricans are very happy because it is finally raining. If you don’t know, we are suffering from a drought a little while now. The Carraízo Dam was alarmingly hitting its limits. Almost to the point of not operating. We are very thankful for today’s rain!🙏🏽☔️💦

So, we changed our plans and went to our favorite spot for brunching in Old San Juan, called Caficultura! I dare to say they serve the best coffee in the world. They offer regular cappuccinos, lattes, cortaditos etc. Also they offer different flavored coffee: coconut, hazelnut and caramel for example. The usual for me is to order a double latte, but this time I ordered a double 2 Nueces, which is the the hazelnut flavored coffee! I had two of them as usual!😆🙈 If you ever visit Puerto Rico, Caficultura is a must!

2 Nueces Coffee (Hazelnut Flavored Coffee)

As for my outfit for the day, I wanted to be very comfortable. I recently bought this little black trapeze dress from Forever 21 for just $22.90. You can manage your look with this dress depending on how you accessorize and that is why I’m so in love with it. The Etched and Twisted Bangle Set is also from Forever 21. The necklace is actually a chain belt from American Eagle Outfitters. I got the turban from eBay. When I told you that I was digging the whole Boho Chic look as of late, it was no lie!🔮😂

Old San Juan

How are you spending your Sunday? Hope you’re having fun and happiness!!!😌🙏🏽

Lots of Love!💕

MUA!💋

Hola gente bella!💕 Hoy mi novio y yo teníamos planeado ir a la playa, pero la naturaleza tenía otros planes. Gracias a Dios! Los puertorriqueños estamos muy felices porque por fin esta lloviendo. Para los que no saben, en Puerto Rico estamos sufriendo de sequía hace algún tiempo. Los niveles de la represa de Carraízo estaba llegando a su limite de manera alarmante. Estamos muy agradecidos por la lluvia!🙏🏽☔️💦

Cambiamos de planes y fuimos a nuestro lugar favorito para brunch en el Viejo San Juan, llamado Caficultura. Me atrevo a decir que sirven el mejor café del mundo. Ofrecen los típicos capuchinos, cortaditos, lattes, etc. También tienen café con diferentes sabores: coco, caramelo y avellanas por ejemplo. Usualmente pido latte doble, pero esta vez pedí un 2 nueces doble (café con sabor a avellanas). Como siempre pedí dos cafés!😝 Si visitas nuestra isla alguna vez, te recomiendo este lugar sin duda!

Para mi look del día, quería estar bien cómoda. Recientemente compre este traje estilo trapeze en Forever 21 en $22.90. Puedes manejar el look de este traje dependiendo de los accesorios que utilices. por eso me encanta tanto. Las pulceras también son de Forever 21. El collar, realmente es un cinturón de cadenas de American Eagle Outfitters. El turbante lo conseguí por eBay. Cuando les dije que el Boho Chic look mes estaba encantando no les mentí!🙈🔮😂

¿Cómo están pasando su domingo? Espero que se estén divirtiendo mucho!!😌🙏🏽

Mucho amor!💕

MUA!💋

New York, I love you!❤️🗽:#throwbackthursday

Happy Thursday everyone!💖 Today I feel a bit nostalgic. Why? Well, Fall is coming up and this last two years I’ve been able to go visit my favorite city which is New York City. I love fall and I love NYC. I’ve traveled to NYC three times and it always has been in fall season. This year due to some issues I won’t be able to go.

In Puerto Rico we don’t get to experience fall season as in other places. We are in the equator and because of that you might say it is always summer in our island. Maybe around December the weather cools off a bit. Because of that, I love to experience fall when I go to NYC. You get to see the leaves change, which I consider gorgeous and spectacular, the weather is amazing and you get also to wear pretty fashionable autumn outfits lol😂. I can’t experience all of that where I live.

NYC caught my attention since I was very little. It just offers so much and it is always so alive. So many cultures in just one place, you’ll see things you won’t see anywhere else. So many museums, the Central Park, the outstanding lights at Times Square, beautiful skyline. I can be on and on and won’t finish😂. I’m just in love with the city.

The first time I went to NYC, I was unemployed and I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to go. But thanks to one of my best friends insistence and that she also helped me to get some freelance jobs, I made it to the trip. I went with Yadira and Coral, my two best friends. Isn’t that great? My first time to NYC with my best friends. The second time around I went with my mother. Which was very nice and relaxing. But the third time, I went with my boyfriend and we were celebrating our first year together. It was also his first time in NYC and I was very excited to show him the city. We went to EVERY touristic attraction possible! I recommend that if it’s your first visit, you should get the City PASS. This is a booklet that contains passes to NYC’s top touristic attractions. Includes museums, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and a lot more. Totally worth it! You can get your City Pass at the ESB, at another of the included attractions or you could buy at the City PASS official website.

These last two years I’ve stayed at the Hotel Pennsylavia. It is located on the 7th Ave, just upfront the Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. If you read reviews online about the hotel you may freak out and will never stay there. But I’ve stayed two times and I have nothing negative to say. It is not luxurious, it is kinda old, but it is clean, it is spacious, economic and very centric. You can reach any place by walking and it’s super close to Times Square. When you are in NYC you are mostly out on the street and not at the hotel, so there’s no need to overpay for luxuries you may not use.

Here are a few of my favorites pictures about last years trip with my guy!

 

Times Square

  

Statue of Liberty

  

Dumbo Park at Brooklyn

  

Top Of The Rock

  

Wollman Rink at Central Park

  

The New York Public Library

    

Brooklyn Bridge

 

Top Of The Rock

  

Central Park

  

Madamme Tussauds Wax Museum

  

The Pond at Central Park

  

Flat Iron Building

 

NYC view from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory

  

NYC view from the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory

 

Liberty Island

  

7th Ave.

This is a collage of very special photos a random photographer was snapping without us knowing. This was on Halloween night. He said he went to take pictures of cool costumes in Times Square and there were we eith our puppy love in the middle of Times Square.😂💕

Gee, that was a lot of photos😂. Yup, I got just a liiittle carried away!🙈Hope you guys enjoyed this post. I did enjoyed writing it!!! What is your favorite vacation spot? I’d love to know!!!💕

Thanks for reading my loves and don’t forget to subscribe!!☺️

Love❤️ MUA!💋

¡Feliz jueves a todos!💖 Hoy me siento un poquito nostálgica. ¿Por qué? Bueno, el otoño se acerca y estos últimos dos años he podido ir de vacaciones a mi ciudad favorita que lo es Nueva York. Me encanta el otoño y me encanta Nueva York. He viajado a NYC al menos unas tres veces y siempre ha sido en otoño. Este año por algunos así asuntos no podré ir.

En Puerto Rico no vivimos la estación de otoño como en otros países. Nosotros estamos en la línea del ecuador y gracias a eso podríamos decir que siempre vivimos en verano. Quizás para diciembre las temperaturas bajan un poco. Por eso, me encanta vivir el otoño cuando voy a NYC. Puedes ver las hojas cambiar de color, algo que encuentro es hermoso, el clima esta riquísimo y también puedes aprovechar para ponerte outfits súper fashion de otoño!😂  

Desde pequeña, NYC capturó mi atención. Es una ciudad que ofrece tanto y siempre esta tan viva. Tantas culturas en un solo lugar, verás cosas que no verás en otra parte. Tantos museos, el Central Park, las hermosas luces de Times Square, un horizonte espectacular. Puedo seguir y no acabo!😂 

La primera vez que viste New York? Estaba desempleada y pensé que no podría ir. Gracias a la insistencia de una de mis mejores amigas y su ayuda al conseguirme algunos trabajos “freelance”, lo pude lograr. Fui con Yadira y Coral, mis dos mejores amigas. Que mas se puede pedir? La segunda vez que viajo a NYC fue con mi madre, que fue una visita mas relajante. Pero la tercer vez, viaje con mi novio y estábamos celebrando nuestro primer año juntos. Era la primera vez que mi novio visitaba NYC y estaba ansiosa por mostrarle la ciudad. Fuimos a cuanta atracción turística fuese posible. Si es la primera vez que visitas NYC, recomiendo que compren el City PASS. Esto es un librito que tiene pasas para las atracciones turísticas me importantes de NYC. Incluye museos, Empire State Building, Estatua de la Liberad y mucho más. Vale la pena. Lo puedes comprar en las atracciones como el ESB como también puedes comprar en la página web oficial de City PASS.

Los últimos dos años me he alojado en el Hotel Pennsylvania. Esta localizado en la 7ma Avenida, justo al frente del Penn Station y el Madison Square Garden. Si lees reseñas en el internet sobre el hotel, te asustaras y no querrás hospedarte en el. Pero las dos experiencias que he tenido han sido positivas. No es un hotel para nada lujoso, es bastante antiguo, pero esta limpio, espacioso, es económico y muy céntrico. Llegas a donde sea caminando y estas súper cerca de Times Square. Cuando viajas a NYC, siempre estas fuera del hotel y no es necesario pagar dinero de mas por lujos que de seguro no uses. 

Espero les haya gustado el post y las fotos. Yo disfrute mucho escribiendo. Cual es su lugar favorito para vacacionar? Me encantaría que me contaran! Gracias por leer y no olviden subscribirse!☺️☺️ 

MUA!💋

Dragon’s Loyalty Award!

Good Morning beauties!☀️ Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! I’ve been nominated for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award and I want to give a BIG thank you to this sweetheart Iona from Wild Hair Don’t Care. You should go FOLLOW her now, she has the best posts about fashion, beauty and lifestyle! She’s very guilty on showing this MAC Eyeshadow Palette and because of that made my boy gave it to me as a Birthday pressie! ☺️Another big THANK YOU for that!
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What I love the most of receiving these awards is to know that you guys actually are enjoying The Black Sparkles Gal Content. Also I feel very welcomed, appreciated and supported as a fellow blogger. For that I’m very grateful!🙏🏽 It means a lot!

❤️ 

“The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments frequently.”

These are the rules for this award

1. Display the award on your blog

2. Announce your win with a post and link the blog that nominated you

3. Present 15 award deserving bloggers

4. Post 7 interesting facts about yourself


7 Facts About Me 
1. First off, I’m from Puerto Rico and I’m 33 years old.

2. My last name Krim comes from a Russian Heritage. My grandfather was Russian but Never had the chance to meet him, which would’ve been awesome and very interesting.

3. I’m a huge Soccer fan. I follow the Spanish League also known as “La Liga BBVA” and my club is Real Madrid. FUN FACT: My boyfriend is fan of FC Barcelona which is Real Madrid’s top rival. To fight me about that, was his excuse to talk to me and flirt! Lol!😂

4. Since I can remember my passions were writing, fashion design, makeup and photography. 

5. I LOVE red wine. My favorites are Malbec and Pinot Noir. Just as well I LOVE coffee. Can’t live with my daily coffee fix.

6. My favorite book is The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. It has taught me a lot about being grateful with what I have. I highly recommend you to read it.

7. Also I’m a dog lover. I own a Maltese and I’m crazy about him. His name is Mr. Moti

The nominees

Reasyume

Pinot and Peeptoes

Ravishing Roses

Say Hello To Grogeous

8th Day Beauty

Alanas Lovee

Polished by Amy

Ordinary Adventures

Online Beauty Finds

Lucieleanne XO

Media and Makeup

Mad Cherry

I Lashes and Such

Bloom Beauty

Nails by Lauren

I wish I could  nominate all of you, honestly!☺️

Love you all and thanks for the support!💕

MUA!💋

Buenos días hermosas!☀️ Espero que estén teniendo un domingo maravilloso! He sido nominada para el Dragon’s Loyalty Award y quiero agradeceré enormemente a Iona de Wild Hair Don’t Care. Tiene en su blog los mejores post de belleza, moda y estilo de vida! Visita y dale FOLLOW! Ella es muy culpable de que me enamorara de esta Paleta de Sombras de MAC y gracias a eso mi novio me la regalo de cumpleaños! Otro agradecimiento por eso!❤️

Lo mas que me gusta de estos awards es saber que de alguna manera disfrutan el contenido en The Black Sparkles Gal además de sentir el aprecio y apoyo como bloggers. Me siento súper agradecida por eso! Significa mucho!🙏🏽

El Dragon’s Loyalty Award, es un reconocimiento para el fan/seguidor ya sea un blogger o alguien que regularmente comenta.

Las reglas 

1. Pon la foto del award en tu blog

2. Anuncia tu reconocimiento y enlaza el blog de la persona que te nominó

3. Nomina 15 bloggers merecedores.

4. Publica 7 datos interesantes sobre ti.


7 Datos sobre mi

1. Soy de Puerto Rico y tengo 33 años.

2. Mi apellido Krim viene por herencia Rusa. Mi abuelo era ruso pero nunca tuve oportunidad de conocerlo, lo cual hubiese sido grandioso y muy interesante.

3. Soy súper fan del fútbol. Sigo la liga española conocida como “La Liga BBVA” y mi club es el Real Madrid. Mi novio es fan del FC Barcelona, el archi rival del Real Madrid. Discutir sobre el tema fue su excusa para hablarme y coquetearme! Lol!😂

4. Desde que tengo uso de razón mis pasiones han sido escribir, diseñar moda, el maquillaje y la fotografía. 

5. Me ENCANTA el vino tinto. Mis favoritos son el Malbec y el Pinot Noir. De igual manera AMO el café. No puedo vivir sin mi café mañanero diariamente.

6. Mi libro favorito lo es “La Magia” de Rhonda Byrne. Me ha enseñado mucho sobre ser agradecida con lo que tengo. Les recomiendo que lo lean.

7. Soy una “dog lover”. Tengo un maltés que me tiene loca. Se llama Mr. Moti.

Los Nominados

Reasyume

Pinot and Peeptoes

Say Hello to Gorgeous

8th Day Beauty

Alanas Lovee

Polished by Amy

Ordinary Adventures

Online Beauty Finds

Lucieleanne XO

Media and Makeup

Mad Cherry

I Lashes and Such

Bloom Beauty

Nails by Lauren

Honestamente me encantaría nominarlos a todos!☺️

Los quiero a todos y gracias por el apoyo!🙏🏽💕

MUA!💋