Alyssa Mendoza

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Young Adult
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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Addie and Alyssa
From creative cosplays to family friendly activities, HVFF is great for all ages! Welcome to another episode of Fangirls Unleashed, where we attended Heroes and Villians Fanfest (HVFF) for the second year in a row! HVFF celebrates the stars from the big screen to the small, with stars from hit TV shows and movies such as Arrow , Legends of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy . This is definitely one of the more intimate cons that we have been to in terms of size, which means that we can take our time exploring the convention and not rushing from...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at a comic con
From making fun crafts to being invited as Official Guests, Year 2 at the Santa Clara City Library Comic Con was a blast! Greetings everyone! After a summer-long hiatus, we’re back with another episode of Fangirls Unleashed. This time we’re presenting to you the Santa Clara City Library (SCCL) Comic Con. We attended it last year at their inaugural Con, and we left with it becoming one of our Top 3 favorite Comic Cons in the Bay Area. Without further ado, let us give you our Top 4 Highlights of the SCCL Comic Con! 1. Crafts The crafts at this...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Fanime
From meeting movie-quality cosplayers to rocking out at MusicFest, Fanimecon 2017 was better than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we once again attended Fanimecon for the second year in a row. Fanime is Northern California’s largest anime convention and is held in our beloved downtown San Jose during Memorial Day weekend. Couldn't make it? No problem! Below we’ve got the Top 5 Highlights of Fanime to beat those FOMO (fear of missing out) blues. 1. Artist Alley Artwork is a huge component of Fanime, and everywhere you look, there were loads of people carrying bags of artwork...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at Yallwest 2017
From meeting our favorite authors to feeling empowered after attending panels, Yallwest 2017 was greater than ever. Welcome to another Fangirls Unleashed series, where we headed to Santa Monica for the third year in a row to attend the Yallwest Book Festival. We have attended Yallwest since the very beginning, and we have seen it grow exponentially year after year. Yallwest is a young adult and middle grade book festival that hosts some of the world’s most popular authors in the reading world, with this year’s fantastic guests including Cassandra Clare and Chris Colfer among many others. It is one...Read more...
Addie and Alyssa at SVCC
From admiring cosplayers to seeing San Jose Public Library thrive, we’ve got the top 5 highlights of Silicon Valley Comic Con for you! Fangirls Unleashed has recently survived and enjoyed the technological and entertainment filled Silicon Valley Comic Con version 2.017. This year’s con was definitely bigger than last year’s , with over 65,000 attendees getting their geek on. We’ve spent the entire weekend at the con and we’ve got the Top 5 highlights of this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017. 1.Science, science and more science Do you love robots? Maybe exploring space is more your taste? If you...Read more...
Zero waste products
From bringing your own tumbler to save money at coffee shops to using a safety razor instead of disposable ones, these Zero Waste Swaps will help you celebrate Earth Day on a trash free note.Read more...
Alyssa and Addie holding lipsticks.
Lips were one of the biggest trending beauty features of 2016 that continues today, and we’ve got some tips and tricks to put your best pout forward. Beauty junkies rejoice! Lips are our favorite part of our face to make up, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re going to show you our tried and true tips with items you might already have in your arsenal. 1. Primer Lipstick always bleeding onto your chin, or end up on your teeth? Fear not, for those days, are over. All you have to do before applying your lipstick is lining and...Read more...
Bay Area Bloggers
From connecting with Bay Area bloggers, exploring a new bookstore, and having one-on-one time with Nina LaCour, 2017 is off to a great start. Hello Bookworms! Welcome to Part 2 of our exclusive interviews with various Young Adult authors. Recently, we were invited to attend a Bay Area Bloggers and Authors event at the new Books Inc. store in Santa Clara. The event was hosted by the Not Your Mother’s Book Club which isn’t really a club, but rather Book’s Inc. Young Adult author Salon. It is a group of enthusiastic readers who hang out with some authors whose names...Read more...
Addie, Enna and Alyssa
From seeing big time actors to a very special guest appearance from a fellow blogger, Heroes and Villains Fan Fest is another reason to get your geek on in San Jose. Super heroes and villains rejoice! Recently we attended Heroes and Villains Fan Fest in downtown San Jose, which describes itself as a Fan Fest by Fans. There were so many celebrities from both the small and big screen, hilarious panels and unique cosplays. This was an exciting experience for us, since we collaborated with fellow San Jose Public Library blogger Enna Penglin . Enna attended last year, and she...Read more...
Fangirls with friends
From wand-waving to getting our hands on the actual book, we attended the midnight release party of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and it was every bit as magical as we thought it would be. Wizards and Potterheads rejoice! On July 31, fans were transported once again into the magical world of Harry Potter and company with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , a script edition of the play by the same name. To celebrate, us Fangirls and our friends attended the midnight release party at Hicklebees book store. You can watch our video at the...Read more...