The human body is both beautiful (have you seen J.Lo's?) and disgusting at the same time. The disgusting part is something we don't think much about. The only times we do is if we are fixated on our flaws. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bodies and it is NOT a pretty sight.
I'm not even talking about your chichos or your stretch marks. In fact, it goes beyond that and it's pretty GROSS!
Carnaval in Brazil is hands-down one of the most vibrant and exciting festivals in the world. Not only is it filled with tons of samba dancing, celebrating and, of course, food, expect to see a ton of beautiful people getting their Carnaval on! The festivities have me wanting to doll myself up in bright tropical hues like corals, pinks and yellows. But since walking around in a colorful feathered headdress and bejeweled thong isn't exactly an option for me, I think I'm going to go Carnaval crazy on my nails instead!
When most women look at their nails, it's usually because they're planning to get a manicure or showing off the one they already have. But your nails can actually serve a much higher purpose just looking good! If you pay close enough attention, they can also be a great indicator of what's going on in the rest of your body too. Below, check out five things your hair can tell you about your health:Continue Reading >
New York Fashion Week is in full swing and I couldn't be more excited. But while the clothes are fabulous, it looks like the big trend happening for Fall 2014 is the nails. They caught my attention from day one with funky twists on the French manicure, classic nudes, and edgy shimmery metallics. I'm telling you, there's nothing subtle about these manicures. They all make a statement and in a very bold and BIG way. Heck, with nails like these who needs clothes?
My first bit of advice is not to look in the mirror for at least a few days after your baby is born. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but trust me, if you look at your naked body right after delivering a baby, you will feel very, very dramatic. It's not worth the blow to your self-esteem, so just hold off for a few days, maybe a week. That being said, you should expect to be puffy all over from fluid retention, your belly will feel and look very squishy and misshapen for several weeks, hormone fluctuations can cause breakouts and hair loss and exhaustion will probably have you looking even worse for the wear. Of course, all of this is normal and at some point--probably not too long after your bundle of joy's arrival--you'll start to feel like it's about time to start looking like a human again. Below are some tips that can have you feeling and looking better, straight out of the delivery room.Continue Reading >
Did anyone else notice Rita Ora's manicure at the 2014 Grammy Awards last night? They stood out more than that Lanvin green metallic dress she had on. Each nail was painted in a different bright color along with fun, eye-popping designs. Homegirl had smiley faces, mustaches, and even Batman's logo on her nails! And to top it off she decked out her fingers in big, blinged out rings. Her hands looked so fab, I could care less what this chica was wearing!Continue Reading >
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 >
These are the nails the sophisticated models in the Badgley Mischka runway show were sporting--perfect to go along with the super glam retro look inspired by Tippi Hedren in the 60s film The Birds. The nail color was a bold cherry, but this time re-imagined in a matte finish and in a pointy almond shape that is very 60s. This was the vision of Deborah Lippmann, who did the nails for this show and is the owner of one of the most prestigious nail polish brands in the U.S.Continue Reading >
For the past year or so, I've struggled with weak, brittle nails. I've tried it all from fancy nail strengtheners to protein base coats and even that Quimica Alemana stuff every Latina swears by. But nothing ever seemed to work. My nails remained soft and would continuously break on me. That is until I started using one of my abuelita's favorite old-school remedies for strengthening nails!Continue Reading >