I love everything about the holidays. The tree, lights, food, and of course always getting dressed up. And what's more fun than painting your nails with party-perfect polishes? Decking my nails in layers of sparkle, glitter, and burgundy wine hues is just as important as picking out a party outfit. Let's face it--no look is complete without a polished manicure!Continue Reading >
Winter tends to take a bad beating on my body. I get dry skin, dry scalp, brittle nails, and even cracked cuticles. Ugh, so gross! Cold weather causes your skin and nails to lose moisture and all that hand washing during cold and flu season doesn't help either. Believe it or not, your cuticles can really affect the health and growth of your nails. The question is: How exactly do you heal (and prevent) cracked cuticles?Continue Reading >
I'll be the first to admit I baby my hair A LOT. But between all the heat-styling and cold weather winds, my strands are super prone to dryness and dullness during the wintertime. Even so, I still manage to get my hair looking sleek and shiny. And no it's not because of good genes, it's all thanks to my overnight shine-boosting hair strategy!Continue Reading >
I've never been a big fan of mannequins. Those slim plastic things are just a VERY false representation of real people and real bodies. But Pro Infirmis, an organization for the disabled, is in the works to change that. In fact, they recently created "Because Who Is Perfect? Get Closer," a series of mannequins replicating real people with physical disabilities. They even worked with individuals like Jasmine Rechsteiner (pictured here), a Miss Handicap winner who suffers from spine malformations for inspiration. Isn't that amazing?Continue Reading >
Thinking of getting butt injections or implants? Well you might want to do your research first. According to reports, more and more women that have these procedures done are left with serious deformities and some have even died. Don't forget Miami radio personality Betty Pino died all due to silicone butt injections she had done four years prior! This is SO scary!Continue Reading >
Curly Qs: I have dry curly hair, but an oily scalp. The problem is especially annoying during the winter time. What can I do to help treat both these issues?
I've been dying to try out dark purple lips ever since I spotted Jessica Alba rocking the trend recently. This deep plum hue is HUGE this season and best part is that it's universally flattering! Let's face it: when it comes to lipstick, finding a one-color-fits all is nearly impossible, even with classic reds. But this gorgeous wine shade looks great on almost every skin tone--especially medium and dark ones! Finally a bold, seasonal trend that works perfect for us Latinas!Continue Reading >
I never EVER get tired of sporting red lips. I could be in pajamas with the worst hair day ever, and a swap of bright red lipstick makes me look instantly pretty. I'm convinced it's a Latina thing. We can hardly survive without red labios. Zoe Saldana sports them all the time thanks to her abuelita. "My grandma taught me every woman can pull off a red lip, you just have to find the right shade. Nature made red for us," she told Latina magazine. This is just one of the beauty trends signature to our Latina celebs that never go out of style!Continue Reading >
For all the eye makeup obsessed chicas out there, I have some bad news for you. Your mascara is filled with mercury and I'm NOT kidding! In fact, the United Nations recently decided to officially exempt it from a ban on mercury in cosmetics and soaps.
The decision to exclude it from the human health treaty was because they found that it contains only a "trace of contaminants" of mercury and there is "no effective safe substitute alternative" out there in the market. In other words, beauty brands haven't been able to find a way to create mascaras without using mercury so these chemically-infused products aren't leaving beauty store shelves anytime soon! How scary!Continue Reading >
Just because it's colder out doesn't give you an excuse to walk around with ashy skin and a super dry face. I get it though! My combination skin tends to act up on me during the winter months, leaving me flaky, scaly, ashy, and itchy from head to toe. And let's face it, naturally tan skin and achiness don't pair well together!Continue Reading >