Archive for the ‘Hombre Wear’ Category

This is a sponsored post. Thank you for supporting the brands that make #AVivirLA possible to be delivered for your leisure reading.

Lately I had been struggling to find the “right” shaving cream that wouldn’t leave me rashes or an irritable skin after the job was done. And believe me it was not my grooming technique because I have been shaving for over 10 years so clearly it was not my mustache and beard maintenance. I was taught how to shave by my father at 15 years old so it would be a dishonor to him if I didn’t learn and apply all of his techniques he taught me.


This burning feeling on my skin had been going on for over six months and off and on throughout the years, but I had not paid much attention to it until now because I had to make a change. I was tired of the burning sensation that other shaving cream brands would leave.

But look no more since I decided to make the switch to using another shaving cream brand and giving Baxter of California – Super Close Shave Formula a try.

FullSizeRender (12)

Guess what? It was the best decision ever!


I experienced smoothness the minute I shaved my hair particles of my mustache and beard. A kind of smoothness I had not experienced in a long time and I was not bothered by the subtle scent of Baxter of California – Super Close Shave Formula because it was as if it was unscented.

FullSizeRender (2)

Want my recommendation? It’s worth it and I think you should give it a try because just like I realized that this is the perfect product for sensitive facial skin you might realize it is what you needed.

FullSizeRender (1)

Other products from Baxter of California that I decided to try-on myself included the deodorant (aluminum-alcohol free / sensitive skin formula) and the oil free moisturizer (normal to oily / fragrance free). Aside from the deodorant being on a small container, which makes it easy for travel I also loved that it leaves no stain on clothes and it fights the strongest stinky odor. Ha!

FullSizeRender (10)

In addition I loved that the oil free moisturizer leaves behind no oily residue and that it really gets the job done without much application.

FullSizeRender (9)

I would also suggest that you try other amazing and popular products by Baxter of California:

-Award Winners

-Hair Products

-Skincare Products

-Shaving Products

-Body Products

FullSizeRender (11)

Want to try some of the Baxter products yourself? Use the code BAXTERFAVES for 15% and FREE US shipping.

For some odd reason this last Daylight Savings Day had me feeling all kinds of positive this past weekend! And I am sure the captivating scent for him Bleu Noir had something to do with this.

I know some people are not fond of this time change and the fact that we lost an hour of sleep, but that doesn’t bother me much when I know I can do so much more with my evenings as it gets darker later, by mid-summer we are talking around 9 p.m.

My Sundays are busy with running errands, doing house chores, working out and attending mass to re-fuel my spirits for the week ahead. This past Sunday it wasn’t an exception and I wanted to get it all done.

The weather in Los Angeles has been spectacularly beautiful and sunny so while doing all of my activities I knew I wanted a relaxed and casual Sunday look to feel the most comfortable possible. I am a shorts lover! Ever since I was young I always enjoyed wearing them.

The weather called for some white w/ grey horizontal line shorts and a tank top to match of course. The shorts are super comfortable, which I bought at TJ Maxx and the tank I had recently purchased at my favorite store à ZARA at a very affordable price. The tank fit loosely and comfortably.


The hems are rising this spring and this style of shorts was about 2 inches above my knee. Yup, showing some extra leg because I know girls dig that! Or not? Even if your shorts are longer or right at the knee this season I recommend that you roll up the cuff once or twice depending on your style and however you feel most comfortable.

To help me keep better track of time since it had moved forward one hour that day I opted to wear my sporty Tommy Hilfiger watch and a silver bracelet on my other wrist, which I had purchased at ALDO during my college years. I was out driving and getting in-and-out the car all day so a pair of shades were a must!

Lastly and most importantly I paired this outfit with one of my favorite colognes at the moment, which is for him Bleu Noir from Narciso Rodriguez.


In 2015 Rodriguez launched this new version of the fragrance, which he had already made it available back in 2007. The cologne is for the mysterious, modern and elegant man. The fragrance is clean and sharp, with depth and sensuality, as well as the original fougere and musky character. The spicy accord consists of nutmeg and cardamom. The signature musky heart of this composition remains the same, complemented by a woody accord of blue cedar and black ebony.

The scent is rich yet subtle and it will make heads turn when out in public, I am certain of that!

When will you purchase yours?

The Nike #LunarEpic shoes make my ankle feel as if they are being hugged while running. Oh, what a great feeling!

It was a little overdue when Nike introduced the most innovative running shoe called the Lunar Epic, but they did it on March 3 after a lot of strategic planning because they knew when the perfect timing was. Nike always knows what it’s doing and how to stay ahead of their sport. And by the way they do it very well.

I had a test run in these Lunar Epic shoes during a synchronized global launch event on Thursday night and I can honestly say that they are like nothing you’ve seen before in running shoes. Hands down! The shoe introduces precision technologies that delivers an extremely tuned and balanced ride.


Credit: Nike

Nike unveiled its newest shoe, a one-piece runner with an ankle collar that stretches well past the ankle to the outsole and it resembles a topographical map of hills, the Lunar Epic breaks into never seen before grounds.


The test run I participated in was held at Nike Santa Monica (Lunar Epic LaunchPad) and it was there where I experienced the future of running—where after that day running will never feel the same with the Lunar Epic running shoes. I received a behind-the-scenes look at Nike’s latest running innovation, logged my first Lunar Epic miles along the Santa Monica oceanfront and pier, heard an in-depth discussion from Nike reps and received a special gift at the end.


In a word I would summarize the entire evening in one word: EPIC.

As soon as I arrived to the event I was greeted like everyone else by the Nike pacers and was given a bracelet for the group that I would be running with, which was determined by our average mile running time. I am not the fastest runner, nor am I the slowest so I choose to run with the green group – mid range! I made the right choice.


Then we were escorted upstairs to where we had our test shoes patiently waiting for us to be worn. I sat down and stepping into the Lunar Epic was easy and intuitive, almost like pulling a thick stretchy sock onto your foot. The hold on the foot is smooth – so smooth that I felt as if my ankle was soothingly being hugged and caressed. There was no binding, pressure or tight grabbing on the foot – it was just perfect.


Credit: Nike

I got to walk around with them and it seriously felt as if I was barefoot. I did not feel the shoes and maybe because they were so comfortable and light too.


Credit: Nike

We then heard from Nike Coach on the shoe’s technology, DNA, performance, strategy and preparation for launching the shoe.


After that we were set to go on our 5k run in the dark and lovely oceanfront view of Santa Monica. We tested the shoe on sand, concrete, brutal stairs and even on the pier and it always felt as if we were running barefoot. It’s the feel that the Lunar Epic shoes will give you.

To mention a little more about how the shoe fits is that the laces tied into embedded “flywire” cables around the midfoot. The shoes also worked fine if I tied the laces loosely and simply slip the shoe on and off without tying, which is how I wore them on the run.


Throughout my run I noticed that the overall ride is highly cushioned and comfortable, the hallmarks of “Run Easy” shoes make themselves very apparent. Since the 5k trail was specifically chosen so that we would test the shoe in difference surfaces I was able to tell that it provided a holistic experience. The holistic experience impressed me very much and it was honestly very hard to give the shoes back. Very sad!


After our run we made our way back to Nike Santa Monica for some group pictures, water, snacks, talk about our experience and explore the shoe’s features some more.


Credit: Nike

With so many Lunar Epic shoes on display I decided to get creative with my photography skills and snap some cool shots… I think! Lol


On our return back to Nike I also learned that the sole is a soft “Lunarlon” foam that is surrounded by a firmer, resilient layer that serves double duty with more stability on the base and the outsole.


As we were getting ready to leave a surprise waited for us at the entrance and guess what they were?


We were given some brand new Lunar Epic shoes for us to enjoy our next running adventure in Los Angeles. WOW, this was very unexpected and unbelievable. I was sad when I handed in the shoes I tested, but I never imagined we would be given a brand new pair of these cushioned and epic shoes.



The Lunar Epic shoes are now available at retail stores and Nike online. If you are a runner these are a must-have in your collection. Don’t miss out on the light, comfortable and perfect pieces of art.

You can find them in four main colorways: University Red, University Blue and Voltage Green, Hyper Orange, and Yellow Strike.


Will you be purchasing a pair for yourself or why not buy a pair for that special someone?



lunar epic 1

The conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago with the contemplation of a global football boot. Taking insight from Nike’s Magista — which allows the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and a feeling of fluidity — the company’s running designers set out to create a shoe that imparted this same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force.

lunar epic 3
They began by constructing a lightweight, breathable one-piece Nike Flyknit upper, engineering different densities directly into the knit for precise support: a snug fit at the arch, heel and forefoot. Meanwhile, the aforementioned mid-height collar was added to facilitate lockdown, both physically and sensorially, and Nike Flywire cables were knitted in for additional strength and a close, dynamic fit.
lunar epic 2
Moving to the midsole, the designers employed a new dual-injection technology. Using heat, instead of glue, they fused two foams into one piece that still features traditional Lunarlon construction, with an IU foam carrier and soft IP core. Laser siping on the side of the midsole facilitates cushioning and targeted flexibility.
nike lunar 29

Next, a rubber-free outsole with laser-siped geometric pistons inspired by pressure maps of the foot was added. Constructed of Lunarlon foam, each piston moves individually, enabling pointed compression that results in an exceptional ride. Maximizing both cushioning and traction, it provides unrivaled heel-to-toe transitions and propelling energy return.

When combined, these few potent components form an unprecedented shoe with a virtually vanishing fit that adapts to the body in motion for a fluid feel and superior softness. Incredibly versatile, it is ideal for runners tackling a distance workout, progression run or recovery run.

The LunarEpic Flyknit is available starting March 3 at and retail locations. An exclusive colorway of the LunarEpic Flyknit will be available at NikeLab retail locations.

All Text and Photo Credit: Nike

After working in an office environment for many years it is bound to happen that you’ll be seeing a colleague or business partner with your same dress shirt at some point in your career, but when you come across S!R by Eddie Edwards it is least likely that you’ll encounter that problem because these shirts are for men who take their style seriously. Their customer is a man that has a playful sense of what’s wearable and possesses confidence in his own choices.

Nowadays the “office casual” look is getting refined and updated by millennials, and we guys are stepping up our personal style. And as these trends have been renovating, dress shirts have become the foundation for a great sense of style.


I recently started wearing S!R shirts and I honestly love how they fit because their design is very unique and one of its own. I enjoyed seeing the creativity in the cuffs and collar. This is something that has become more common and hip in our millennial generation. In addition, the variety of colors to choose from is amazing.

As you all know nowadays no guy wants to look identical to his coworkers or friends because that was very 1950’s. It’s a great thing that there are more shirt styles and details for guys to take advantage of and look original. More and more we’re seeing some unexpected fun being added to shirts and that’s exactly what S!R by Eddie Edwards encompasses.


“Own a wardrobe that is as original as you,” says Eddie Edwards, the Founder, Designer and Owner.

Edwards crafted the collection after his summer road trip through the French, Italian and Austrian Alps; subtle greys and blues in the sky, crispness of brown rocks, and sparkling glaciers combined to set off rare tones of bright colors in the fields full of wild flowers. He was inspired.

S!R by Eddie Edwards was recently featured on the cover of New York Fashion Magazine highlighting the ANOLIE collection.


For my #OOTD I opted for this light purple dress shirt and combined it with some navy blue slim pants and skin color shoes that I decided to wear to work. I was given compliments by the attention to detail of the shirts and how fitted it was. I’ve been constant with my workouts so it was nice to see some definition through the shirt on my chest and upper back. Lol


S!R shirts does not follow the latest trends and are made for the fashion-forward males that can make a bold statement with remarkably unique and iconic styles.

You can now order the 2015 Fall/Winter collection that is available through the website: The 2016 Spring/Summer collection availability will be announced soon.

1. Jogging helps prevent #hypertension and #heartdisease. 2. Jogging helps prevent some cancers. 3. Jogging improves mental fitness. 4. Jogging combats stress. 5. Jogging helps you #loseweight and reduces #bodyfat levels. And if those 5 reasons are not convincing enough to go #jogging then go to enjoy the beautiful weather we have here in Cali! Do 30-45 minutes of walking, jogging or sprinting a day at least 4 days of week and you’ll see how healthy and good you start feeling.

1. El trotar ayuda a prevenir enfermedades del corazon. 2. El trotar ayuda a prevenir algunos tipos de cáncer. 3. El totar mejora la actitud mental. 4. El trotar combate el estrés. 5. El trotar ayuda a perder pezo y reduce los niveles de grasa corporal. Y si estas 5 razones no son lo suficientemente convincentes para ir a trotar entonces por lo menos haslo para disfrutar del buen tiempo que tenemos aquí en California! Has de 30-45 caminando, trotando o corriendo al día por lo menos (4 días de la semana) y veras qué tan saludable te hara sentir.

Although I would like to have had that man-to-man conversation with the father of my girlfriend before embarking on this big step of our lives, it was impossible.

Now I want to ask you: Is asking the father of your girlfriend for her hand in marriage an old tradition or is it still valued by Millennials today? I am not sure of your answer, but I am looking forward to your responses. In fact, I believe that your comments will depend on how you have been raised and the importance that your own parents have placed in this conventional yet beautiful tradition.


If you decide to not ask her father for her hand in marriage it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s wrong. In my case, I decided that out of courtesy and respect I wanted to keep her family and mine involved in my decision. Family will always want the best for you and once you share such a big step in your life with them, their blessing will mean the world to you. In addition, taking this fearful step (for some) of including her parents in the process will set the tone for the relationship you will have with your in-laws for the rest of your lives.


If you think about it, you are going to ask a girl to become your wife, to start a brand new journey together and to become a part of each other’s families forever. Asking for her father’s permission might be a no brainer.


Unfortunately, I didn’t have the choice of asking my girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage. You see, the father of this beautiful and smart woman that is now my fiancée passed away almost 10 years ago. What was I to do then? I did the next best thing. I had a beautiful conversation with her mother! I am pretty sure I scored lots of points there! She expressed her full support and wished us the best in this new chapter.

My fiancée has a big portrait of her father and her at her house. I once had a moment of silence next to that photograph and asked her dad for his blessing from up above. I believe he approves and would be happy for how extremely joyful our lives have become since we met each other.


My parents knew all along that I was planning this big step in my life. They even knew when I would propose! I am very close to my parents and I’ve always included them in any of my big decisions. A marriage proposal was no exception. Having their approval meant the world to me. Above all I think it’s a cultural tradition to want to include your own parents if you still have them around.

While I will not be going into detail of how stressful the “picking a ring” process was, I can tell you that it was hectic. There is a lot of planning involved, especially as it relates to the cost. You will end up spending at least up to three months of your salary on this asset. It is a big investment, and I recommend you do your research.


So now that I have done the asking, and the ring is on my fiancée’s finger, I ask you guys, how will you propose? Will you still follow tradition and ask the father first? Please share. Ladies, do you have an opinion? Comparte por favor, share!

In the meantime, our wedding will be in the summer of 2017 so the planning for the BIG day has begun!

Saludos Mileniales,


P.s. Don’t forget to visit Mari’s site and follow her on all her social media.

Do 30, 20, 10 wide-grip pushups in the morning and before going to bed or at both times and you’ll thank me later. The target area for these is your #chest. Start from a normal pushup position, but spread your hands wider than shoulder length. This will force your chest to pick up the brunt of the work from your triceps and shoulders. Don’t compromise form.

Haz 30, 20 y 10 flexiones de lagartijas de agarre ancho en la mañana y antes de irse a la cama o en ambos momentos y me lo agradecerás más tarde. El área que se trabaja en este ejercicio es el pecho. Empieza desde una posición normal de plancha, que se extiendan las manos más anchas que los hombros. Esto obligará a tu pecho recoger la mayor parte del trabajo en los tríceps y hombros. No comprometas tu forma.

MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS on a MONDAY! These are so good for you! Try them today and set up your own routine.

Ejercicio montañista o “alpinista” en este lunes. Estos son buenisimos para ti! Has estos hoy con tu propia rutina!

Our body needs variation and confusion in order to create results. Staying stagnant or doing the same exercise produces 0 results. Incorporate these Push-ups and Spiderman leg-to-elbow in your next routine. The obliques like the attention. Drawing your knee to your elbow works your oblique muscles and your entire core like crazy. Visible results in a fraction of the time (15 min per day / 3 days a week).

Tu cuerpo necesita la variación y la confusión con el fin de crear resultados. El permanecer estancado o hacer el mismo ejercicio produce 0 cambios. Incorpora estas lagartijas y ejercicio del hombre araña con la pierna hacia el codo en tu siguiente rutina. A los oblicuos les gusta la atención. Llevar la rodilla hasta el codo trabaja los músculos oblicuos y todo el cuerpo central. Veras resultados visibles en una fracción de este tiempo: (15 min por día / 3 días a la semana)

© Copyright All Rights Reserved.