A Latina’s Ancestry DNA Results

Three weeks ago I took my Ancestry DNA test. Come learn with me my family history. It was definitely not what I expected.


I hope you enjoyed learning my history and reactions to what I was expecting.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.


Vegetarian Ceviche

Hello Everyone, I am back. It has been a hot minute since I last posted here.

To celebrate my first post for a while and for the summer, I am going to share with you, my Vegetarian Ceviche to help you cool down for the summer.  Hope You enjoy it recipe and the video. Check out my previous post for another vegetarian ceviche recipe.


  • Cauliflower
  • Roman Tomato
  • Purple Onions
  • Jalapeño
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Tostadas
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Tapatio (Optional)



1) Boil water with salt

2) Peel the leaves from the cauliflower and chopped it into fourths

2) Drop the Cauliflower into the boiling water and cover for 5 minutes

3) Take Cauliflower and set it aside to cool down

4) Chopped the tomato, jalapeño, and onions into small chunks

5) Chopped the fresh cilantro between medium and fine

6) I combine the tomato, jalapeño, onions into the bowl, and mix

7) Set it aside

8) Chopped the Cauliflower into small bite size chunks, squeeze lime juice between the chopping into the bowl of Cauliflower

9) Let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes

10) Mix the Cauliflower with the mixture of tomatoes, jalapeños, onions, and cilantro

11) Add salt if desired

12) Your dish is ready to serve on top of a crunchy tostada.  Add Tapatio, Herdez Guacamole Salsa, and Avocado for flavor


Con Amor,

La Boquisabrosa

Taste Test: Cinnabon Products

I can’t resist Cinnabon. I love the soft cinnamon roll bun drenching in its signature icing. But it can be a pretty expensive eating habit every time I go to the mall or the theme park (Knott’s Berry Farm).

So I went on a hunt to looking for an alternative cinnamon roll. Sorry Ikea, your cinnamon rolls don’t cut it, they are just too dry for me.  What I found on my not so delicious rolls journey that there were Cinnabon theme snacks all along. My a-ha moment. I don’t have to replace my Cinnabon. I just needed Cinnabon taste without the roll.

This brings me today, where I tried and review Cinnabon-inspired snacks.

You can purchase the Cinnabon Popcorn by Wise Snacks. For more information on  Cinnabon Gooey Bites click here.

Let me know if you know any other Cinnabon products that I can try.

1st Impressions Makeup Review

Every girl needs these staple makeup products in their collection: primer, brow products, blush, concealer and color corrector.Well, I been in need of replenishing these products in my makeup collection. However, I never buy makeup full-priced so I waited for a good deal. I do this so I don’t fill guilty if it doesn’t work out for me.

Well, that day came when I found Maybelline at the 99 cents store. Tons of Maybelline products were there and they had a Walgreens Label, so you know that it legit. Ulta.com had 20% off your entire purchase where I brought NYX and Elf, which NXY was already on sale for Buy 1 Get 50%.


These are the products I purchase at the 99 cents store:

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Blush, Nude, 0.31 Ounce

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Blush Mauve

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Bronzer Light Bronze

Each of the blush products cost $8.99 on Amazon.com, and I got them at 99 cents each, that is a savings of $16. The bronzer cost $11.33 and I also got this for 99 cents, which is a saving of $10.34. In total I saved $26.34 which is the half the price of a Too Faced Chocolate Bar, so that is get way to save for the semi-sweet bar.

These are the products I got at Ulta.com:

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Brunette ($9.99 regular price, $3.99 final price)

NYX Color Correcting Concealer ($11.99 regular price,$9.59 final price)

Elf Lock On Liner and Brow Cream ($4 regular price, $3.20 final price )

Elf Aqua Beauty Aqua Primer Mist ($8 regular price, $6.40 final price  )

Now that you know the prices, now to my first thoughts on the products I got.

My friend, Sylvita Handmade gave me the Pacifica Transcendent Concentrated Concealer and the Pacifica Dream Big Volumizing Mascara. Thank you for these Vegan friendly products. Check out her youtube channel for more vegan products.

I also mention tons of other products while getting ready. These are the products I mentioned in the video, but I didn’t recently purchased:

Nuance Salma Hayek ** Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation ** 282 Medium Cool **

Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless Powder, 0.16 Ounce

ELF Studio Kabuki Face Brush

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Powder, 310 Sun Beige, 0.3 Ounce

Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette

ELF Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Confetti

Essence Eyebrow Fixing Pencil 

Real Techniques Core Collection Hand Cut Hair Design Makeup Brush Set

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder/sunny 720/0.33 Oz (9.4 g)

Physicians Formula Super BB Insta Ready Contour Stick, Bronze Trio, 0.37 Ounce

L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup, Deep Cool, 1 fl. oz.

Shishiedo Eyelash Curler

Elf Lip Exfoliator

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Stila All Over Liquid Shimmer Luminizer in Rose Gold

Marc Jacobs BeautyLe Marc Lip Crème Lipstick

Elf Matte Lip Natural

Elf Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky

ELF Makeup Mist & Set

I hope you enjoyed my tips on how to get inexpensive makeup and my first impressions on the makeup I purchased.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.


Disclaimer: I (Maria Renteria) am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

VALENTINE’S DAY DIY: Bucket list Book

It is the time again to show your loved one that you care. The day of love, as many know it as Valentine’s Day is coming up in a couple of days. Alongside Valentine’s Day is a far less celebrated day in the United States: day of friendships. This holiday, dia de la amistad, is popularly celebrated in Latin America and in Latino communities in the US.

Both holidays celebrate love, and what perfect way to celebrate your loved ones by creating a  perfect easy DIY. It is so easy that in the end, you will want to celebrate occasions just to make an excuse to do this DIY multiple times.

DIY Bucketlist Book 

You will need:

  • A small 3 ring small Binder*
  • Project Life Page Protectors (I used 6×8″ size)
    • You can find these at (Michael’s***, Joann’s*** and Amazon)
  • Project Life Cards**
    • You can find these at (Michael’s***, Joann’s*** and Amazon)
  • Cardstock
  • Various of decorative paper
  • Bucketlist

Optional Recommend Items:

  • Stickers
  • Washi tape
  • Ticket Stubs or Memorabilia
  • Becky Higgins Round Corner
  • Permanent Glue Runner
  • Decorative Scissors
  • Felt Color Pens

Items Mentioned:

I hope you enjoy this DIY gift and comment below if you have a bucket list and one thing on your bucket list. I need more ideas to add to my bucket list.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.


Disclaimer: I (Maria Renteria) am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com
However, not all links are associated with Amazon Associates Program. I chose to use the link with the best cheap price of the items. I often buy my items in clearance are hard to come by. When this is the case, I use the Amazon link. You can choose to use my links or google the item.

* In my video I stated that it was a Smash Book. Unfortunately, I mess up the details of the binder. It is a Simple Stories Snap Binder, 4 by 6″, Red. However, Smashbooks are similar and I recommend it K&Company 30-685949 SMASH Kraft Paper Cover with Black Binder. I also recommend Project Life Small 3-ring binder or the Target binders at the dollar spot.
** I collected different ones. I highly recommend the smaller packets of Project Life cards like this one Project Life Themed Card, Travel because you will have multiples of the same one and this theme is common in the bucket list. If you like your bucket list to have a theme than the ultimate packs are the best, but they usually cost $29.99.
*** Tip: Do not forget to use your coupons. You can use your Joann’s coupon at Michael and vice verse. If you shop online, earn money on your purchases at these stores online by using Ebates, where you can get a percentage back in cash.