If you're like most women, chances are you apply antiperspirant on a daily basis, which is nice for everyone around you, but it can possibly spell trouble for your health. Scientists recently discovered that shaving your armpits, then applying an antiperspirant containing aluminum on a daily basis may potentially increase your chances of developing Alzheimer's and chronic fatigue. Well, that stinks.
It took me losing my curls to severe heat-damage for me to finally appreciate them. Now that I have them back I rock my natural rizos as often as possible, even if it means having at least four bad hair days a week. But just because I'm embracing my curly hair doesn't mean they don't come with a whole set of problems!
Is it weird that I'm kind of jealous of el Dia de los Muertos' Catrina's makeup skills? For a skeleton, the mujer has style. Well, at least the real life women who imitate her on the Day of the Dead do. I love how they let their imaginations run wild. Every year, their sugar skulls and Catrina masks become more over the top, and their trajes and hair are wilder and more beautiful. It's all so very beautiful, but also so very fleeting. It's too bad we can't always do our hair and makeup like La Catrina's every day of the year. Or can we?
Ayesha Jones of Birmingham, England is 24 years old and she's stunning any way you look at her. I'm sure you won't find it surprising that she even has a background in modeling because I mean LOOK at her. But you know what? It is surprising because at 13 years old Ayesha Jones found out that she has scoliosis, which makes her spine curve quite noticeably. She was told that a back brace was not an option and her doctor at the time said that unless she had an invasive procedure called a spinal fusion she would be a "pretty girl with an ugly back."
The mother in me wants to reach back in time and slap the doctor who said that to her, and slap him HARD. Who says that to anyone, much less to an impressionable 13-year-old girl. The GREAT news is that Ayesha Jones even at such a young age was determined to prove that doctor wrong.
Your diet greatly influences how your skin looks and feels. Those same healthy foods you are snacking on can also be used to boost your radiance or give your hair more shine--naturally. Before you hit the beauty aisle, just remember that there are foods in the produce and dairy sections that can give you the same end result. Plus, you'll have two uses for the goods, no?
First there were BB creams, then CC creams and yes, now there are EE creams! In fact, Estée Lauder just came out with their Estée Lauder Enlighten EE Even Effect Skintone Corrector ($40), which promises to fight manchas and address hyper pigmentation, a problem a lot of Latinas struggle with. So you could imagine how thrilled I was when I heard about this product. But does the EE cream actually work? Or is this just another fancy marketing gimmick?
If given a choice between keeping your breasts or keeping your life, which would you choose? Your life, of course! But that doesn't mean making the decision to have a mastectomy is an easy one. For many women dealing with breast cancer, choosing to part with their chichis is the hardest decision of their lives. However, it's far from the last big decision they'll have to make regarding what they want to do with (and relate to) their body.
A little talent and a whole lot of makeup can really go a long way. I've seen some crazy good transformations before, but none of them come close to the contoured and celebrity-inspired looks Philipino actor, TV host and dad Paolo Ballesteros has created. This man has some serious skills and I'm really not just tooting his horn. With the help of a few wigs, concealer, highlighter and falsies, Ballesteros has been able to turn himself into famous faces like Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks and even Rihanna. Can you believe this? Wait until you see these makeover pictures!
Nail art and holidays go hand-in-hand, but no holiday inspires the most creative nail designs like Halloween. Whether it's a sweet candy corn theme or staging a murder scene, people come up with the craziest nail designs to celebrate the creepy and festive holiday. Of course, we love getting into the spirit too by also featuring designs inspired by Dia de los Muertos.
I had a lot of resolutions for 2014 and one of them was that I was going to finally kick all my regular shampoos to the curb. I've only been using sulfate-free formulas and cleansing conditioners since and let me tell you, it wasn't always easy. For a while my hair felt greasy and dirty. But now it's thicker, shinier and healthier. Only problem is, No-Poo, as they call it, can get a little pricey. I can easily spend around 20 bucks on just one cleansing conditioner bottle. That's freaking expensive!