Amanda Flores Beauty Editor
Amanda Flores is the beauty editor at Latina. As a self-proclaimed beauty junkie, there isn’t a product that comes into her office that she doesn’t road test. Her love of everything beauty started at a young age when her mother started selling Mary Kay cosmetics and Amanda couldn’t resist breaking into the pink boxes to swipe on the latest shade of lipstick or shadow.
Before starting at Latina, Amanda worked in the beauty departments at Family Circle, Woman’s World and—the place where her love of beauty journalism began—Redbook, where she worked as an intern while studying at NYU.
Favorite Latina fashionista: Selena Gomez, she keeps it classy while still hitting all the top trends.
The Latino celeb I'd want to be best friends with: Salma Hayek, a humanitarian, businesswoman and a true beauty.
My first celebrity crush: Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing. Could he be more adorable??
Something people don't know about me: I have webbed toes. And no, it doesn’t make me swim any faster or better.
My Latina Role Model: Sonya Sotomayor—proving to young girls everywhere that no dream is too big and all things are possible.
Fun Memory from My First Day at Latina: I had a wardrobe malfunction on my way to the office—I guess I hulked out and a button popped off the back of my shirt—so I had to wear a safety pin to hold it together for the rest of the day. Oops.
If I met Jennifer Lopez, I would: ask her to teach me some of her killer dance moves
Movie that makes me cry: Up (Pixar) gets me from the first scene every time.
Latino artist on my iPod right now: Shakira
Favorite Interview with a Latino Celeb: Shakira on her love of creating fragrances that make women feel sexy.
Favorite Latin dish: Sancocho
Favorite Spanish-Language Song: "Dos Locos" by Monchy y Alexandra
Latest from this author
For the Colombian superstar, creating a scent is just like making music—it’s all about producing something that will make her fans feel good. Here’s why she thinks her third fragrance, Elixir, hits the perfect note.
Can you describe Elixir?
An oldie but goodie, Victoria Justice’s French Twist is the perfect beat-the-heat style. The timeless updo keeps hair out of the way plus, it complements any outfit for any occasion. Salon owner and hairstylist Nick Arrojo shares his easy steps for perfecting this chic summertime look.
1. Start by applying a dry shampoo to create gritty texture with lots of grip. (Try Arrojo Refinish Dry Shampoo, $22)
The pros at SensatioNail designed this manicure just for Latina readers and we’re obsessed. This at-home gel mani adds sparkle to any summer outfit and lasts for up to 10 days.
What you’ll need:
- SensatioNail Starter Kit which includes the Pro 3060 LED Lamp, Base/Top Coat
- SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish in Coral Sunset, Tahiti Sunset, Pink Bouquet
- Topcoat like Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat
- Dotting tool
- Nail gems
- Loose glitter
The ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for summer—it’s elegant and it keeps you cool on humid days. Plus, you don’t have to worry about frizz, which is a definite plus for us curly gals. We love Eva Longoria’s pompadour pony, which can take you from family picnic to wedding to date night and everything in between. Celebrity stylist and salon owner, Claudio Lazo gives us his steps for getting her look. “It’s all about the prep work,” he says. “Getting your hair to the right texture and volume before you start is key to getting the style to hold.”
Forget about touching up your roots. The latest hair color trend is all about your ends. Demi Lovato has joined the crop of young Hollywood actresses who have opted to turn their hair into full-blown accessories. We love the look but if you’re afraid of long-term color, here’s how to get hot pink hair without the commitment!
Pull your hair into a high pony, then use the sponge applicator along the ends of your locks for subtle highlights that mimic Demi’s.
Take your favorite pink polish from girly to edgy with this DIY manicure.
What you'll need:
- Pink polish like Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Must-Have Iris.
- Metallic silver polish. Try, OPI Nail Lacquer in Pirouette My Whistle.
- Pale pink or nude polish. We like, Zoya Nail Polish in Bela.
- A clear top coat
You don’t have to be a cast member of The Jersey Shore to enjoy leopard print. For a subtle brush with your wild side, try wearing the pattern on your nails. The fun part is that you don’t have to stick with neutral browns and tan. This works with as many or as few colors as you want. Here’s how we did it:
What you’ll need:
- A base nail color. We like OPI Nail Lacquer in Let Them Eat Rice Cake
- Your favorite white polish for "spots."
- Black polish
- A dotting nail tool
- Piece of cardboard
- Top coat