VF Castro is a blog dedicated to football, authorship, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle articles that reflect my expertise, opinions, and interests.

Over the course of my career, I’ve organically gravitated towards several amazing fields, and over the years, I’ve become so passionate about providing my readers with amazing content based off my eagerness to continue educating myself, and pushing my own barriers. This website is a labor of love, and I look forward to sharing all the tips of my trades that I’ve learned along the way.

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Blog

  • New Years

    Happy New Year: Reflections and Resolutions

    Happy New Year! But what a year 2015 was.  2015 started off great; we were getting the house ready to sell, and the guidance given by my amazing publicists really started to click in terms of how the literary process truly works. It was insightful, and made me focus more on the bigger picture of business itself. Analysts […] Read more…

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    Retooling For My Future: A life update

    From as early as I can remember, I was taught that one should never become complacent in life. Perhaps this is why I’ve never taken issues with moving on from situations or people I’ve grown out of. And as I’ve matured, I’ve realized that I require a certain level of mental stimulation that most people grow tired […] Read more…

Author Life & PUBLISHING

  • Harvard

    Retooling For My Future: A life update

    From as early as I can remember, I was taught that one should never become complacent in life. Perhaps this is why I’ve never taken issues with moving on from situations or people I’ve grown out of. And as I’ve matured, I’ve realized that I require a certain level of mental stimulation that most people grow tired […] Read more…

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    Book Editing 101: Tips, Tricks, and Cautionary Tales

    If someone were to have told me back in college, “Hey, Vanessa, you’re going to be an author someday… about football,” I would have questioned their sobriety. And if someone would have told me three years ago, “Vanessa, in three years you’re going to still be editing every word of your book.” I would have […] Read more…

Beauty

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    National Lipstick Day: Must-Haves + dupes

    This post was supposed to go up on July 29 — National Lipstick Day. But with a book deadline, a quota deadline for the site to which I am Editor-In-Chief and lead writer, Wreck ‘Em Red, and the scheduled photography date for my house to go up for sale, life left me with very little […] Read more…

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    Justifiable “Splurges” From Nordstrom’s NSALE

    Like most women, I’ve never met a sale I didn’t like. However, in essence of fiscal responsibility, you should know when to put a cap on your spending or you’ll get yourself into trouble. When shopping a sale, it’s always smart to use discretionary spending on things that you’ll actually use. And when buying designer […] Read more…

Fashion

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    RUSHED: Christmas Gifting 2016

    Searching for the perfect Christmas gifts can be a struggle, but they are out there — even with little time to spare! Every year, I start the holiday gifting season with the greatest intentions on finishing early so I can focus on other things… like football. But every year, my plans don’t go as I […] Read more…

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    Super Bowl Fashion 101

    Back in college, me and my friends would get together every year and have our annual “Let’s Get Stupid Bowl” party to celebrate the Super Bowl. But this wasn’t just any party! Read more…