Irina Gonzalez

I am a writer, editor and aspiring memoir author. When I'm working on my book about growing up Cuban & Russian or blogging about my 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com, you can often find me checking out a new pizza or brunch spot.

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

5-year-old genius hairstylist takes over Instagram & these are her 8 best looks

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With the summer heat still hitting us hard, our hair is simply a big mess. An even bigger question is--how do we take care of our little girl's hair AND our own? In comes the 5-year-old mini hairstylist named Magnolia who has taken Instagram by storm. With her 8 cutest looks, you can find inspiration and your niña might appreciate it, too!

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12 Boozy paletas to indulge in before summer is over (RECIPES)

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Ice cream is the favorite treat for summer. So is a good cocktail for any beach and pool-going days. But what if we told you that you could have a two-in-one special instead? Combining your favorite alcohol and popsicles is this summer's genius idea, and it's never too late to indulge. Here are 12 boozy paletas to end your summer right.

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10 Celebrity makeup looks to steal before summer is over

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Summer is almost over, but we're still not ready to give up our bright-colored clothes and summer-ready makeup. Luckily, our favorite celebs have been rocking some gorgeous looks this summer--and it's definitely not too late to steal some of the best ones! Check out these 10 celebs and get ready to feel glam from end-of-summer and into fall.

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7 Things in your makeup bag that could be making you sick

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We've all been guilty of it one time or another. Those makeup brushes we forgot to clean last...month. Makeup safety doesn't seem so important until our skin has broken out or we have an infection. But it's much easier to take care of your makeup bag than you think. Here are 7 things that COULD be making you sick – and what to do about it. 

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16 Rum cocktails that go beyond the mojito & piña colada (RECIPES)

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It's National Rum Day, and you know what that means! Just as we celebrated tequila day last month, this month we're celebrating another Latin favorite--this time with delicious cocktails! We already know that rum goes perfectly into mojitos and piña coladas, but what about all the OTHER cocktails you can be enjoying with this delicioius liquor? Try one of these 16 rum cocktails and you'll be jumping for joy in no time.

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