I didn't realize how many embarrassing beauty issues we women have to deal with until I moved in with my man. Now I try to sneak out of bed before him so he doesn't notice my morning eye boogers, or a random cold sore. But the truth is these pesky problems are NO joke!
I've been using a lot of natural ingredients these days to help restore my heat-damaged hair. My latest obsession: Castor oil. Funny thing is, I had NO idea how good castor oil was until I tried the new Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner. This stuff is serious! I've only been using it for a few days and I'm already seeing the difference in my hair. My hair feels softer and stronger. I even noticed a lot less pelos in my shower drain, proving this treatment really does help prevent breakage. That's because castor oil does beauty miracles my friend!
I'm pretty lazy when it comes to self-examining my boobs every month. But apparently now there's a much more fun way to prevent breast cancer. Ready for it? Just squeeze your tetas, like as often as you can. I'm so serious! According to a study done at University of California at Berkeley, squeezing breast tissue can actually stop cancerous cells from growing. Isn't this great news? Especially for all the men out there who like to touch boobs!
If YouTube existed when our mothers were growing up, I'm pretty sure most of them would have been successful beauty bloggers. Think about it. If your madre was anything like mine, chances are she never dreamed of spending her hard earned money on expensive beauty items from MAC or Sephora. 'Stas loca? No, our mothers--and their mothers before them--had a million beauty hacks up their sleeves, many of which required the use of cheapo, dollar store beauty products. And that's not even the best part! Aside from saving you time, money, and counter space, most of mami's beauty hacks produced better results than name brand items. Wow, I guess that means mami really does know best!
Lupita Nyong'o recently tapped into her inner kid and paid Sesame Street a visit. The 31-year-old actress joined Elmo for an educational clip about teaching kids the importance of loving your skin. Lupita glowed in a vibrant color-blocking dress and coral lipstick. In the segment, she tells the famous puppet, "Skin comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors." Elmo then compliments her on her "beautiful, brown color." We love it!
Though it's been used for centuries for both medicinal and aesthetic purposes, charcoal is now being heralded as the latest buzz-worthy beauty ingredient, popping up in acne-fighting face washes and masks, cleansing sponges, body bars, scalp-soothing shampoos, and cream eye liners. But don't go raiding your husband's BBQ stash in hopes of turning that unused charcoal into an at-home remedy!
What these products contain is activated coal, a form of carbon that's been processed and treated with oxygen at high temperatures to increase its adsorption. What the heck does that mean ayways?
Want to update your look for fall? Take a cue from Selena Gomez, 22, who flaunted her new fringe bangs in an Instagram photo posted on September 13, captioning the image "Bangs." The singer and actress debuted her new look on Saturday, hours before she was spotted in Las Vegas with her on-again beau, Justin Beiber, who invited her to the Floyd Mayweather fight.
I loved all the chic, new styles from this season's New York Fashion week, but the nails are what really had my attention. Over-the-top nail art is so last-year. This fall it's all about sleek and simple designs and nice, solid-colored nails. Everything from half-moons, to diagonal, French manis--less is more girl!
There's a new miracle beauty ingredient that has everybody raving these days and it's giving our beloved coconut oil some serious competition. I'm talking about apple cider vinegar chica. We've all heard of ACV and most of us have a bottle of it sitting in our kitchens. But did you know this stuff works wonders on hair and skin? It's SO good, some people are calling it magic!
I don't know what the heck has been going on with my skin lately, but I've been breaking out like a mad woman. I've tried every possible product you could think of and while some have actually helped clear up my acne, they've also left my skin feeling as dry and irritated as sand paper. This fight against adult acne seemed like it was never going to end!