Sandra Mariscal

Does This Really Work? Charcoal Face Cleanser

If your afternoon glow is more like an oil slick, it’s probably time to invest in an oil-controlling cleanser. I just tried Lush Dark Angels Facial Cleanser ($10.95 for 3.5 oz, lushusa.com) made of charcoal and rhassoul mud to help absorb oil overload. It also has black sugar to scrub away rough patches and avocado oil to prevent dryness because if you over dry skin it will produce even more oil.


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Curly Qs: Stylish Trend

Several celebs have been sporting waves gathered to one side lately. It’s a simple hairstyle that depicts old Hollywood glamour, yet these stars are proving there is nothing old about it. To achieve the look, simply brush strands back to the side of your choice and keep hair in place with pins. It’s a one-sided style that always looks stunning. Best of all, it works with any hair texture. Suerte!


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Curly Q’s: Product Aficionada

I’m a self-confessed hair product junkie—if you haven’t already noticed. I like to experiment with my strands, which means I end up accumulating a bunch of half-filled bottles, tubes and spray cans. Every few months I have to clean out my cabinets and purge the items I don’t want anymore.


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Does This Really Work: Oil Blocking Powder

If you were to check the cabinet where I keep all of my makeup products you would probably find more than a dozen powders claiming to be mattifiers. I've tried them all, but never managed to find one that actually controls my oily T-zone.


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Curly Q’s: Celebrity Inspired

A few months ago, Latina.com reader Jamieg mentioned she was tired of the same old hairstyle. I can relate. Getting new ideas can be the hardest part of changing up your style when you’re in a rut. This is why I like to get inspiration from celebrities. Shakira always sports beautiful edgy hairstyles, model and TV host Camila Alves dons elegant curly updos and Susie Castillo finds simple ways to show off her tight curls. Once you’re inspired, take free reign to experiment with what works for you.


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Curly Qs: Chica Mirta

I’m a little ashamed to admit that, until recently, I had never tried a Mirta de Perales product. I know, I know. I can't explain how this happened while growing up in a Latin household. I remember seeing Mirta de Perales commercials with the long-haired models flaunting their shiny locks on Univision, and was even surrounded by family members who lived by the famous Herbal Shampoo and Oil “N” treatment. But for some reason, I never ended up buying them.


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