I am a NYC-based journalist, food writer and digital media expert. I love pop culture, red lipstick and discovering new places. When I'm not at the farmer's market or blogging about my 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com, you can often find me trying to make this whole "sexy cat lady" thing happen.I know I'm Latina when...
I wear bright, vibrant colors in any season, for any occasion. Oh, and lots of animal print!
Irina's Latest Posts
I love maduros. In fact, I would say that I am quite obsessed with them, which is why I always try to include them at Thanksgiving and Christmas. But recently, I've started to consider what else I can do with plátanos. In my quest for the perfect holiday dish, I've found eight plantain recipes that are perfect for your holiday table. Trust me, you won't be able to resist!Continue Reading >
Recently, I tried my hand at creating galaxy nails. They turned out okay, but definitely not exactly what I was originally trying to accomplish. And despite my obsessive reading of several tutorials, they just didn't quite look... right. Still, they weren't half bad and, to be honest, I immediately started looking for other nail art fails to make myself feel a little better. Here are the 10 nail art fails that will make you feel better about your manicure skills.Continue Reading >
I love a good, hot shower in the winter. And I love scrubbing my scalp. But it turns out that I've been making some grave showering mistakes! According to top dermatologists, all of us are making some crucial mistakes when showering. Whether that's not using moisturizer at the right time or having the wrong kind of razor, here are the eight mistakes you're probably making during your regular shower.Continue Reading >
Thanksgiving can be a fun, amazing mess. And it's an even more fun and amazing mess when your family is Latino. You know this. I know this. And Twitter apparently knows this, too, since there is a new hashtag that's been trending and making all of us LOL. Check out the absolute funniest memes, photos and comments from #ThanksgivingWithHispanics.Continue Reading >
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I couldn't be happier for the holiday. But no matter how much you love turkey and pie, it's easy to forget about all of the possible mistakes that can ruin your Thanksgiving dinner. Let's hope you're not one of these unlucky people this year, and we can just laugh over someone else's mistakes. And pray we don't make them ourselves.Continue Reading >