Mobile Security: Protect Your Selfie, Shop Online & Speed Up Your Phone

According to a recent research conducted by Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab in the U.S., around 60% of internet users feel insecure in mobile web browsing, while 30% of them don’t know what to do with it. Moreover, online hackers and disclosure of sensitive personal data which can lead to stolen identities and financial damages are the most common fear of internet users.

That begs the question: How safe if your mobile device? If you're an Andriod user you'll want to download Security Master, a new app from Cheetah Mobile Inc. it is a must-have for the mobile addicted! 

Security Master is available now for free on Android devices and is an upgraded version of CM Security, the current leading privacy protection and antivirus app. This new app takes all of the best functions from CM Security to the next level with more protection for users’ privacy and phone safety –anywhere, anytime.

While many of us don't feel tech savvy enough to understand the specific ins and outs of mobile security, it is something we all have to worry about since using our phone is such a big part of our daily life. That means thinking about safety and privacy protection when puckering up for a selfie, when using personal logins for social media accounts and other apps, and when shopping the latest beauty trends like Kylie’s Lip Kit through your phone.

Secure selfie anyone? It is with the CM Security Master app!

Secure selfie anyone? It is with the CM Security Master app!

The new Security Master app offers features to help you do all of this easily, effectively and quickly for the girl on the go including: 

  • Safely Shop On Your Phone: Protect yourself when you’re shopping for beauty products on your phone with Security Master’s “SafeConnect” feature. Powered by AnchorFree’s Hotspot Shield VPN (virtual private network) technology, this feature enhances internet security on your phone by protecting and encrypting all data transmitted across the internet. This includes apps like instant message, financial banking and e-commerce.
  • Protect Your Selfies: You won’t have to worry about anyone getting a hold of your personal glamour shots on your phone when you have Security Master. Especially when you worked so hard to achieve that perfect smokey eye. The AppLock feature protects your mobile data, incoming calls, apps, settings, photos, or your apps and allows you to lock your phone and apps with a pattern, PIN code, or fingerprint.  You can also protect your phone with the Intruder-Selfie feature which will take an “intruder selfie” automatically anytime someone enters the wrong pattern or fingerprint into the AppLock screen a number of times. This photo will automatically save to your phone and be sent to your email, and the intruder will be notified that this action has been taken.
  • Optimize Your Phone’s Performance: We’ve all been there, our phone’s battery is running low or our phone is out of memory at the most inconvenient time. Security Master can clean and remove unnecessary files and free up storage with just one tap, clearing your cache while scanning threats and junk files. The app also offers a One-Click Booster to optimize your phone to keep the battery cool and your phone running fast while increasing battery life.

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Celebrating Mom with Giorgio Beverly Hills

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with the Giorgio Beverly Hills and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own.

LeAura Giorgio Beverly Hills

Mother's Day is a special day. I love spending as much time as I can with my Mom. Now that I am a grown up we don't have much time together which is why I was so happy to treat my Mom to a day of glam with Giorgio Beverly Hills.

My Mom and I bond over beauty and were excited to learn about the history of Giorgio Beverly Hills and of course, what's new.

First, we learned that Giorgio Beverly Hills was the first luxury boutique founded on Rodeo drive and dressed Hollywood's brightest stars of the day. In 1981, it launched the iconic, classic scent of the same name, Giorgio Beverly Hills. The scent itself was described by many as the ‘scent of the century,' and was worn by famous and fashionable women all over the world.

Image via @weallgrowlatina on instagram

Image via @weallgrowlatina on instagram

Mom and I shared our fragrance memories of this classic scent here:

If you're looking for a long-lasting and memorable scent, Giorgio Beverly Hills is just that! I love the top notes: Orange Flower and Bergamot. My mom loves the mid notes: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Tuberose, and Gardenia (especially Gardenia). And FYI the base notes include: Sandalwood, Moss, Patchouli, Cedarwood, and Vanilla. You can find it easily at Kohls and other mass retailers nationwide.

In the video, I shared some of the qualities I love about my Mom. I think she fits the definition of the Giorgio woman. The Giorgio Beverly Hills woman is bold and dynamic, always captivating a room with her sense of style and sleek sophistication. Much like the scent, she has that captivating personality where she turns heads when she walks into a room.

Image via @weallgrowlatina on instagram

Image via @weallgrowlatina on instagram

The next scent we learned about was Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam was unveiled. I love the bottle - I went on about how much I adore the purple and pink ombré design and the gold accents that give a nod to the brand's luxurious lifestyle.

My Mom and I shared what we liked about the scent. With every spritz I was transported to a luxurious California dream! The notes in this fragrance include beautiful white florals. The top notes: Solar Magnolia, Wild cyclamen, and Spring Peony. The mid notes: Iris, Jasmine Sambac, and Summer Plum. The base notes: White Heliotrope and Golden Labdanum with sensual Sandalwood and Amber. Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam is available at Kohls and other mass retailers nationwide.

This Mother's Day, surprise Mom with the day of glamour and gift of favorite fragrances to make luxurious and incredible scent memories together. I have partnered with Giorgio Beverly Hills to giveaway fragrances that are sure to help you make beautiful memories.

The fragrance prize includes:

Giorgio Beverly Hills 3.0 oz

Giorgio Beverly Hills 1.0 oz

Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam 3.4 oz

Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam 1.0 oz

Giorgio Beverly Hills Body Mist 8.0 oz

Giorgio Beverly Hills Glam Body Mist 8.0oz

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Giorgio Beverly Hills. The opinions and text are all mine.

Red Carpet Beauty: COVERGIRL's Janelle Monae, Zendaya and Katy Perry at the 2017 Met Gala

In honor of fashion’s biggest night, COVERGIRLsJanelle MonaeZendaya, and Met Gala Co-Chair, Katy Perry walked the red carpet sporting glam beauty looks while channeling the “Art of In-Between” using COVERGIRL’s newest launches.

Janelle embodied classic glamour with her flawless complexion and bold lip courtesy of makeup artist Jessica Smalls, while Zendaya ruled the red carpet with bold brows crafted by makeup artist Sheika Daley to match the drama of her show-stopping gown. If you’re obsessed with Katy Perry’s metallic eye look, we’ve got the perfect COVERGIRL products to help re-create the dramatic look at home!

Janelle Monae’s Met Gala Beauty Look

Perfect Skin: “Since we wanted to make Janelle’s eyes and lips pop tonight we kept the skin very fresh and glowy with Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation. I wanted her skin to appear hydrated and flawless and this foundation did just that with its moisturizing properties. I used my fingers to warm up the product before applying and touched up certain areas with a brush for ideal coverage”


Bold Pout: “We know Janelle loves a bold lip and tonight was the night to really rock her original style. I started by applying Outlast All Day Custom Reds with a brush to really perfect and line her lips, followed by a few swipes of product to create that bold look. This product for Red Carpet events is my favorite as it stays in place all night and doesn’t dry out the lips.”

NEW Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Tawny

NEW Total Tease Mascara in Very Black

NEW Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit in Rich Brown

truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Goldens

Easy Breezy Brow Shape + Define Brow Mascara in Soft Brown

Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer in Brown Bronzer

truBlend Blush in Dark Mauve

Outlast All-Day Custom Reds Lip Color in You’re On Fire

Zendaya’s Met Gala Beauty Look

NEW Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Classic Tan

NEW Total Tease Mascara in Very Black

NEW Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit in Rich Brown (available in July)

NEW Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Tan-Gel-O (available in July)

truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Nudes




Katy Perry’s Met Gala Beauty Look

NEW Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Creamy Natural

NEW Total Tease Mascara in Very Black

truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Jewels

Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Crimson Red

NEW Katy Kat Eye Eyeliner in Midnight Matte (available in July)

Which of these ladies had your favorite looks? Let us know on Facebook!

Maybelline New York Great Lash Royal Blue is Back!

The cult-classic Maybelline New York Great Lash Royal Blue Mascara is back by popular demand!

With prices reaching over 5x the suggested retail price on eBay and constant customer requests for its return, Maybelline New York heard the cries of their fans and have brought back the coveted Royal Blue shade. Starting May 2017, you can bat bold, blue lashes using this creamy formula that is quick and easy to apply.

The love affair with Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara began forty years ago, and has continued from generation to generation. With one tube being sold every 6 seconds, Great Lash Mascara is America's best-selling mascara!

Today, Maybelline New York announced Royal Blue's official return on their Instagram. In response to all the dedicated Royal Blue fans,Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue will be available exclusively at Walmart and for a limited time, at a suggested retail price of $6.40. 

Travel Beauty: Why I Love Glossybox, April Edition

GLOSSYBOX gets me! The April 'Spring Awakening' box is perfect! It has everything I need for upcoming travel. I am planning a girls weekend in our nations captial, Washington, D.C.!


From a new scent from Jafra beauty to new Colour Pop matte lippies! I will lighten your load and revamp my makeup bag with all of these new, inspiring beauty delights I've now discovered thanks to GLOSSYBOX.

Here is a list of the beauty items I received:

ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lipsticks (colors here:  Airplane Mode and Tuesday)  

Doucce Maxlash Volumizer Mascara

Vasanti Cosmetics Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner: GLOSSYBOX partnered with a secret brand (which we found out is Head & Shoulders)! for an exclusive preview of a newly reformulated shampoo and conditioner.  

Aromafloria For Feet’s Sake Intense Repair Spa Foot Butter

Jafra Cosmetics Paris Et Moi Eau de Parfum

Gilchrist & Soames Beekind Shower Gel & Body Lotion

Make sure to sign up for your next GLOSSYBOX!

Save the Date: Free Yoga Class with Rituals

Attention my NY beauties! Want to take a free yoga class?

On May 4th, to celebrate the opening of Ritual’s newest store and 11th in NYC in Grand Central, the brand will host 5 free yoga classes (taught by Pure Yoga instructors) in Vanderbilt Hall to offer a moment of peace in your day and receive a free Rituals gift.

Rituals inspires you to live soulfully and to turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals by paying just a little more care and attention to everything you do. You can read about some of my favorite products from Rituals.

To sign up for the class, visit

My Feelings on #Sponsored Content

A quick note about #sponsored content.

 In my early days of being a blogger, there was so much hustle! 😌No one knew where things were going, I certainly didn't. It took me a lot of hard work to get me where I am today and I've been able to get to a point where I can participate in a larger conversation. I've had many editorial titles and roles, and have always actively watched 👀 all these changes that were happening within media & entertainment. There is a perception that doing a #Sponsored post is something to be ashamed of, that advertising for brands is some capitalist form of selling out. 🤑 Roger Federer 🎾 is sponsored by Nike and even Jessica Simpson 🎤👗 was sponsored by Proactive. Sponsorship is not a new concept and shouldn't create a sense of illegitimacy if it is properly disclosed. As a content creator, I have spent endless hours to create one blog post, one video or even a single image. Yes, it's worth it. 🤗
I work with brands in many ways to tell stories 📖 that resonate with my readers and followers and I've been doing this for years! Let's continue the conversation.