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?
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!
Bad hair day will take on a whole new meaning after you read this article. The shine and texture of your hair have more to do with your health than with genetics. A rich, balanced diet will make your hair healthier and stronger and on the contrary, sad and lifeless looking hair is a sign of poor health. The nutrients from your diet fortify the follicles in your hair resulting in an enviable mane.
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!
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?
Beauty sleep decoded! As you know the health or our skin starts with some powerful zzzz.. Aside from drinking lots of water and following a healthy diet, sleep is the most important thing to prevent wrinkles and maintain younger looking skin. Sleep is where the magic happens! The hormones in our body are released and free to repair damaged cells, hydrate and increase collagen levels in our skin. Follow these tips to regenerate and wake up looking younger!
When it comes to hair styling some women are adventurous and like to experiment with the latest trends and others are more conservative and have had the same haircut since high school. As we get older, we need to change things up a bit to cheat our age. As you know, hair is the frame of the body and the right haircut, color and styling could make you look ten years younger. Follow these tips so you can challenge your years and refresh your look.
Lemons are those crowd pleaser foods that are good with anything. A hint of lemon makes dishes, drinks and colds better. Lemons are also wonderful for your skin because they are rich in vitamin C, calcium and vitamin B and E which are great to keep free radicals at bay and boost collagen production. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids whose antioxidant qualities are perfect to clarify the skin and remove dead cells.
I thought my acne-fighting days were as behind me like my years in High School, but boy was I wrong! Never in a million years would I have imagined myself buying acne products at age 28. Isn't part of being an adult not having to deal with breakouts? Well according to reports adult acne is actually a lot more common than you'd think. In fact, one in every two women will experience some sort of acne throughout her adult life and for a number of different reasons. But you're probably more interested in one thing right now: How do you get rid of it?