POSTS WITH TAG: beauty trends

Model wears extreme faja for years to get a 16 inch waist


Holy corset, Batgirl! Fetish model and apparent masochist Kelly Lee Dekay has perhaps one of the tiniest waists I've ever seen on a human being. And that's really saying something. As a Latina, I grew up watching Thalia flaunt her practically ribless torso across the stage and small screen. But I have to admit, this chica's tiny waist makes Thalia's look almost normal. That's because, despite having some Kardashian-esque curves, the 27-year-old's waist is only 16 inches, all around. How is that even possible? Well, unlike Thalia and other celebs whom shall not be named, Dekay totally cops to the fact that her whittled middle isn't natural--not in the least. No, she just did it the really, really, reeeeeally ol' fashioned way.

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10 Everyday beauty and style looks inspired by el Dia de los Muertos

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?


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EE Cream: The new mancha-fighting formula every Latina needs

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?

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JWoww's shocking post-pregnancy hair transformation

It looks like JWoww underwent yet another mommy makeover since giving birth to her daughter Meilani (who is super adorable by the way) two months ago. Remember how she went honey blonde? Well this time she had more than just a dye job done. Not only did she return to her darker roots but apparently she also shaved the side of her head. Trust me--you're going to want to see this!

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7 Latina beauty hacks that save time & money

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!

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Selena Gomez debuts sexy new look on Instagram

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. 


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10 Weird things women do for beauty every day


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.

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7 Super foods taking over your beauty products

It was only about a month or so ago that my sister came to me for beauty advice. She had suddenly and surprisingly started developing pimples all over her face and didn't have the slightest clue what to do. I've never struggled from serious acne, but I definitely do get occasional breakouts so I broke down my beauty regimen to her. Try a gentle cleanser, use a face brush and apply an acne-fighting serum all over your face before bed. The poor girl went weeks trying my tricks and nothing seemed to work. It wasn't until she started cleansing with Shea Moisture African Black Soap that her face finally cleared up!

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8 Celebs show you why you have to try sombré-colored hair

Jessica Alba is hands down one of my favorite celebs when it comes to style inspiration. The girl can dress--and I know I don't have to remind you how her hair and makeup is always on point. Speaking of hair, have you noticed how nicely her color gradually fades from top to bottom? That's because she ditched the obvious ombré for sombré, a much softer and more subtle ombré. This is the next big thing, chica--trust me!

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8 Beauty trends you MUST try this fall

Seriously, I'm all for the runway beauty looks during Fashion Week, but it's not often I find something I can actually pull off. Sorry, but blue lipstick and embellished eyebrows just aren't for me! But fortunately this fall is all about minimalist (aka wearable!) beauty styles. I'm talking everything from classic red lips to brown smoky eyes, even cobalt blue winged liners. Seriously, who doesn't look good with a nice cat-eye?

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