Who hasn't dreamed of having long, beautiful hair like so many celebrities out there? Sad thing is that, while we all want super long and strong hair, the majority of us don't have a team of stylists and hairdressers at our beck and call to help us improve our look. My solution? A home remedy that's completely natural and will bring back your hair's strength and will make it grow fast.
My abuelita was the queen of home remedies--for her, there wasn't a faster or more affordable way than making her own concoctions. One of the recipes that I most remember was this one, a miraculous three-ingredient potion to lighten pesky dark elbows. You're going to love the results!
I was fortunate to have inherited naturally long, thick eyelashes from my mama. But that doesn't mean I'm not always looking for ways to make them look even longer. In fact, I've gotten so good at it that half the time people swear I have falsies on. These techniques are so simple anyone can master them at home!
I had no idea how badly I'd been treating my skin until I finally became a beauty writer. For years I considered sunscreen optional, assuming that the extra melanin in my brown complexion would protect me from burning, discoloration or worse, cancer. Boy was I wrong! Apparently everything I thought I knew about sun protection, hyperpigmentation, manchas and even aging was false. I blame my Latina mother for all these crazy beauty myths I believed!Continue Reading >
I've put my poor hair through a lot this summer. Between the hot and humid weather, beach time and frequent dips in the pool, my strands are now dry, dull and damaged. And trust me, it isn't fun. But is it even possible to have strong, healthy hair by fall? Absolutely! Luckily, there are a ton of tips and products that can help instantly repair your hair back to health and in no time!
I've been stressing over my hair all summer--I'm just about ready for fall. Don't get me wrong, I love warm weather, long days at the beach and a nice tall glass of piña colada, but I hate the hair-ruining humidity and heat that comes along with it. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of wearing my strands up in a top knot or boring ponytail. Is it even possible to maintain a frizz-free blowout this time of year?
When my cousin got pregnant for the first time, it was a huge learning curve not just for her but for everyone around her, including myself. Being the beauty junkie that I am, I wanted to spoil her with tons of products until I discovered that not all body creams and acne treatments are good for women expecting. So what can you use and what do you need to stay away from?Continue Reading >
Treating myself to spa days and facials is my indulgence, but with all the beauty treatments gone wrong stories I've been hearing, I'm almost too paranoid to book another appointment. The Queen of Versailles star and mom of eight Jackie Siegel looked like a hot mess after suffering a major allergic reaction to a laser treatment. Her face was covered in red blotches and peeling skin that looked like she fried herself for hours in the sun. It's terrible!
I used to think coconut oil was the holy grail of all beauty oils. This super duper miracle product, which could easily cost you less than 10 bucks, does it all from hydrating your skin, leaving you with a clear and glowy complexion, to even boosting shine on your hair. It's so awesome I swore I'd never waste my time with any other oil--that is until I was finally introduced to almond oil. This stuff works wonders!Continue Reading >
We had a pretty bad winter this year--probably one of the worst I've ever experienced anyway. So even though I've never been a huge fan of sweltering hot and humid temperatures (I'm more of a fall/spring kind of girl), I promised myself that I wasn't going to complain this summer. But I'm sorry, having sweat and eyeliner dripping down my face in the middle of the day isn't exactly my idea of fun and leisure. Seriously, it's NOT cute!