As we grow older and our hormones start fluctuating through pregnancy and menopause, hair loss is almost inevitable. Knowing that still doesn't mean you won't suffer a minor freakout when you see the mess you make every time you style up your hair. We Latinas love showing off our melena whether it be sleek and straight, wavy, or bouncy curls so here are some tips to keep the hair on your head from going down the drain.
If you're like me, you never give your beauty routine a second thought; you just go through the motions and get 'em done. But when you take a minute to really think about what each step of your routine really entails, you begin to realize just weird some of them actually are.
For instance, every morning I pull my hair out by the root, scrape skin off my face, and iron my hair into submission. Sounds like torture, doesn't it? Well, it sorta is. But it's also just a run of the mill beauty routine. And you know what? I'm not alone. Every day, women across the world engage in similar routines, never giving them second thought ... until now, that is.
I get a lot of compliments for my naturally thick and nicely shaped eyebrows. But I'll be honest, they didn't always look this good. In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit it but in junior high school I was rocking some pretty ugly-looking brows. They were pencil thin and sort of resembled check marks. Ugh it was terrible! 'Til this day it's hard to go through old family albums but thank God for my beauty-obsessed mother who encouraged me to grow them out. Could you imagine walking around with brows like that as an adult?
While vacationing in Paradise Island, Bahamas I met this amazingly gorgeous 39-year-old Bahamian woman. She was slim, in perfect shape with a flawless complexion that didn't even show the slightest signs of aging. I'm talking no wrinkles, fine lines or even blemishes. What was this woman's secret to looking so young? I just needed to know. Was she drinking insane amounts of water or using the most amazing skincare products known to woman? Nope, she was using plain ol' petroleum jelly, like the popular Vaseline. And no, I'm not joking!
It's not often you see Jacqueline Bracamontes switch up her look. The telenovela star has been sporting long brown hair with soft lowlights for the longest time now. So I was very surprised (and kind of excited) when I saw her new 'do on Instagram. Turns out she got brand new bangs and she looks gorgeous! See, change can be a good thing!
Shannon de Lima is making sure she isn't just known as "Marc Anthony's girlfriend." The Venezuelan mom recently launched a beauty and fashion blog titled, ShadeLima. De Lima dishes on belleza and style tips for everyday women and some of her advice sounds, well, kind of useful. This new venture sounds way more promising than stirring up engagement and wedding rumors on her Instagram. We forgive you for that, Shannon. Kind of. So, what are some of her best beauty and fashion tips?
If you needed more proof that true beauty comes from within, then you need to see Melanie Gaydos' emotional new video for The What's Underneath Project, a project that interviews both men and women while they take off their clothes, proving that style isn't just about what you wear but what's underneath. The high-fashion model who was born with a condition called ectodermal dysplasia, refuses to let her unique looks stand in the way of her dreams and from feeling confident. You have to check this amazing chica out!
Jennifer "JWoww" Farley, a.k.a. Snooki's best friend and also new mama to baby girl Meilani, has been known to get pissed off at things written about her and to respond via social media. I remember that when she was pregnant, TMZ ran a "joke" post about her that was in really bad taste and referred to her as Lil' Kim. Well, JWoww wasn't having it so she posted a picture of her very pregnant self giving TMZ the finger. Flash forward to the present and JWoww is currently annoyed by all the talk that's she's gone overboard with the plastic surgery, so she posted a makeup free selfie on Instagram to let people see what she really looks like.
I have to say, she looks pretty darned good without makeup. Check it out!
If you've ever visited a big city, a carnival or a state fair, chances are you've had a caricature done of yourself. You know, those drawing artists create that make you look like a crazy cartoon character. The last one I had of myself made me look like a Powerpuff Girl on acid, which is why I was shocked when I heard there was a 30-year-old woman out there who spent over $150,000 on plastic surgery just to look like her cartoon (pictured here). Is she for real? You HAVE to see her to believe it!Continue Reading >
You probably haven't even started making Labor Day weekend plans yet, much less prepped for fall but you have to start thinking about fall nail polish colors. Why? Because the shades next season are already starting to come out and trust me--they're gorgeous! I'm literally losing my mind over all the colors available to choose from. Okay, maybe not losing my mind, but I am pretty darn excited!Continue Reading >