Let's go to the Niagara Falls with Mazda

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What I'm wearing : Banana Republic Petite Pants | Forever 21 crop top (still available in most colors)|  Target slip on sneakers |  Foster Grant sunglasses  (only $10)

Back in August we flew to upstate New York to attend Eric's friends wedding. The city where she got married, Fairport, is about 90 miles away from the Niagara Falls. Since we were so close to that popular destination we decided to make a little weekend getaway out of this quick trip. A lot of people don't know, but you don't have to cross the Canadian border to visit the Falls. The Niagara Falls State Park in New York contains the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls.

Luckily for us, Mazda let us borrow their Mazda 6 for the weekend. That made much easier to make it to the Niagara Falls and explore the surrouding cities in such a short period of time.

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Hace unas semanas viajamos a Nueva York para ir a la boda de una amiga de Eric. La ciudad donde se caso, Fairport esta a unas 90 millas de las Cataratas del Niagara. Ya que estabamos muy cerca decidimos visitar este destino tan popular. Mucha gente no sabe pero no se necesita cruzar la frontera a Canada para poder ver las Cataratas, en el parque estatal de la ciudad de Nueva York puedes ver la parte Americana de las Cataratas, ademas de "the Bridal Veil Falls" y "the Horseshoe Falls'

Aunque llevabamos muy poquito tiempo, se nos hizo mucho mas facil visitar la ciudad y sus alrededores porque Mazda nos presto un carro para el fin de semna, Gracias Mazda!

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Our first stop before the park was the Fisherman's landing, a Fishing pier under the south Grand Island Bridge. I'd like to say I'm a professional traveler who researches what are the insta worthy places at every city I visit, but no. We found this little spot when we took a wrong turn after taking the very first picture at the information center. It totally worths the detour!
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La primera parada antes de llegar al parque fue un lugar llamado Fisherman's landing donde tomamos unas fotos padrisimas de el " South Grand Island Bridge" . Me gustaria decirles que yo soy de las que investigo cada lugar a donde voy para saber en donde tomar las mejores fotos, pero NO! encontramos este lugar de pura casualidad cuando dimos la vuelta en direccion equivocada. Vale mucho la pena el desvio!

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 After getting back on the right road , we made our way to The Niagara Falls State Park.  There you can visit any tourist information stand and get tickets for all the different activities you can do at the park. We were somewhat short on time so we decided to do the Maid of the Mist , the Niagara River Gorge / cave of the winds, and the trolley tour. In my opinion these are the most important attractions, but if you want to get the full Niagara Falls experience you can get the city pass for about $10 more.
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Una vez nos pusimos en el camino correcto, al fin llegamos al Parque nacional de Niagara Falls, ahi puedes visitar cualquier centro de atencion al turista y comprar tickets para las diferentes atracciones. Nosotros no teniamos mucho tiempo ya que habiamos llegado tarde al parque asi que nos decidimos por el "Maid of the Mist" , "cave of the winds" y el paseo en trolley. En mi opinion estas son las atracciones mas importantes , pero si quieres tener la experiencia completa te recomiendo que compres el pase de la ciudad.

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This was my second time visiting Niagara Falls , New York and this time I enjoyed it even more. I got to see the falls lights and fireworks show and we also found out that the city has a few dive bars and lots of chain restaurants and casinos. I this this city can be a fun one day trip destination if you're around the area. I definitely recommend you to get there early if you want to visit all the attractions at the park and have enough time to explore the city as well.

If you've visited the Niagara Falls (us or canadian side) tell me in a comment what was your favorite part about it!
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Esta fue mi segunda vez visitando Niagara falls, y creo que esta vez me la pase mejor. Me quede en el parque hasta que empezo el show de fuegos artificiales y las luces en las cataratas. Tambien recorrimos un poco la ciudad y encontramos que tiene varios bares locales y restaurantes de cadena, ademas de casinos. En lo personal no creo que la ciudad sea ideal para pasar varios dias, pero si se los recomiendo visitar si estan cerca de la zona, es el destino perfecto para pasar un dia divertido.

Si alguna vez han visitado las Cataratas, ya sea del lado americano o canadiense, dejame saber tu experiencia en un comentario











I finally found the perfect white ankle boots!




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I've been looking for a pair of white boots for what it seemed forever. I found this pair at ShoeDazzle when they reached me out to do an Instagram Campaign. I honestly never heard about this brand before but after checking out their website I found out that it's like a shoe suscription where an stylist send you some choices to chose from based on your personal style. I thought that was pretty cool so here I am talking about it . You can get your first pair for $9.99 when you sign up for the VIP Memebership. I think that's pretty cool!

Have you heard about Shoe Dazzle Before?


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Why I'm loving the "chunky" sneakers trend ft FILA Disruptor 2


This post is sponsored by FILA and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Color Palette possible!

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Hello Friends, how was your long weekend? I would like to say that I did a lot of fun things but no, I spent the majority of the time running errands instead. From driving all around chicago to deliver the last couple invites for our wedding, to shopping in a bunch of different malls to try to find the perfect gifts for our bridesmaids and groomsmen. Seriously one of the things no one tells you about planning a wedding is that sometimes you have to walk A LOT! Luckily for me I was super comfy all the time wearng my FILA Disruptor 2

I've never been a fan of sneakers but since athleisure became a trend I've experimented with different styles to try to find that one pair perfect for me. I"m so happy that FILA decided to reintroduce their popular 90's sneaker because THIS IS IT! You know that a comfy pair of shoes are always a win in my book, but besides that these shoes are an easy way to make a statement too. So far I've only paired them with high waisted pants and simple tops, also with denim shorts with t-shirts. I've seen a few girls rocking their chunky shoes with femine dresses and classic two pieces suits and I love how chic the contrast looks. 

How would you wear your chunky sneakers?

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Easy festival Hairstyles with Bed Head by Tigi


This post is sponsored by Bed Head Styling and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. 

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A few Weeks ago , during Lolla Weekend to be exact . I was invited  to visit the Bed Head Hotel hosted by Bed Head by Tigi.  Which is a pop-up party where festival goers can get glam, sip on some coktails and enjoy music performances by some amazing guest DJs before heading out to the music festival.

While I was there I learned how to create the perfect messy waves using the Curlipops™ 1" Reverse Tapered Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron,  the steps to make some super easy festival hairstyles, and what Bed Head by Tigi products to use to take your festival hairstyle to the next level. Today I'm sharing with you all those tips and two step by step hairstyle tutorials that I'm sure you're going to love because how easy they are.

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For both looks I started by curling my hair with the Bed Head by Tigi Curlipops™ 1" Reverse Tapered Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Iron. This curling iron is THE PERFECT tool to create bouncy curls. The tapered barrel can be used to make volume on the top and tight curls at the bottom, or viceversa, tight curls at the top and loose on the bottom. This is definitely the type of curling iron for someone who likes to experiment with different styles.

bed-head-by-tigi-reverse-tapered-curling-ironAt this point you may be wondering, how are you creating MESSY WAVES using an styling tool meant to create PERFECT CURLS!!  Simple, once I finished curling my entire head and after myhair cooled down, I loosened up my perfect curls by running my fingers through my hair. Then I sprayed Bed Head by Tigi get twisted to protect from frizz and hold my now messy waves for longer.

I need to say that  my waves last longer using this technique than when I curl my hair with my 1 1/4 barrel. If you have thick long hair, I totally recommend you to try this.


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1. Grab a section of hair right at the middle of your hair. This is the portion that you're going to braid and use to make your mini top bun

2.  Make a reverse french braid starting from the front of your head to the back. 
*How to make a reverse french braid : start a normal braid; take the right strand and cross it under the middle strand. Next, take the left strand and cross it under the middle strand. Once you have this small foundation braid, begin adding more hair from the sides with each crossover

3. Secure your french braid with small elastics 

4. Make a little top bun with the remaining hair , and secure it with bobby pins.

5. To help everything stay in place, I sprayed Bed Head by Tigi Hard Head over the braid and the bun.


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1. Part your hair on the left side . Then take a chunk of hair on the left side, this is what you'll use to make the braid. I wanted my braid to be as thick as possible so I sprayed this section of hair with Bed Head by Tigi Superstar Queen for a day to add some volume and body.

2. Start by doing a reverse french braid  starting at the top of your part. Thenk keep going until yo reach the ears level. At this point you can just continue doing a regular braid.

3. Once you finish the braid, secure it with small elastics.

4. Pull through the sides of the braid to make it more fluffy and thick! 


Are you attending any music festivals soon? Which festival hairstyle are you recreating?

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