By Kate Sandoval | 10/18/2010 - 15:30
Daddy Yankee found inspiration from the Caribbean to create his first fragrance for women, called DYamante. “It’s a tropical, sweet scent—perfect for a woman who is in touch with who she is and where she comes from,” he says. He’s definitely right about it being sweet! The notes include purple passion fruit, honeysuckle and vanilla.
By Stacey Rivera | 10/11/2010 - 15:38
By Kate Sandoval | 10/01/2010 - 12:15
Lately a few of our fave stars have been spotted with super long fingernails. Eva Longoria Parker had nails grown past her fingertips at a recent event for the launch of her fragrance. Fergie showed off her pointy nails while singing the National Anthem with Marc Anthony at the Miami Dolphins game. And Cassie sported square-shaped tips at New York Fashion Week. The common denominator: a nude or clear lacquer, which keeps the look more, well, polished.
By Kate Sandoval | 09/23/2010 - 13:20
Do you remember last fall’s “greige” nail polish trend? It was a putty color that was a blend of gray and beige. Well, it’s back. But this time greige gets mixed with other pastel shades, like green, purple, pink, and brown. I call them muddy pastels, and they’re perfect for transitioning from a summer of bright colors to fall’s toned-down neutrals. Click through this slideshow for five sure-to-sell-out-fast options:
By Kate Sandoval | 09/09/2010 - 18:00
If you’re looking for a way to spice up a massage, I’ve got just the thing. It’s called the Rhythm Massage, and it’s based on flamenco, salsa, and bolero music.
Dayalis Gonzalez, a massage therapist at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, got the idea for the service as she was dancing to Latin music in the car and realized that a massage could play off the beats of her favorite music.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/31/2010 - 16:00
Gucci creative director, Frida Giannini, was sitting in her car listening to Barbra Streisand’s song “Guilty” when she imagined the concept for the brand’s latest fragrance, Gucci Guilty ($55, available on gucci.com starting today!). I like to picture her in a really sleek convertible, pushing the gas pedal with killer Gucci heels, and whipping around the curves of some Italian road.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/20/2010 - 12:30
Jessica Alba, a Revlon Brand Ambassador, tweeted this pic of her and photographer Jake Nava at a Revlon photo shoot Wednesday. Based on the image, I expected the ad to be for fall’s hot red lipstick trend; but Revlon tells me that it’s actually for their Just Add Sparkle nail enamels.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/17/2010 - 17:00
We recently caught up with Costa Rican pop star Debi Nova to get the scoop on the beauty products she can’t live without. Considering she has awesome wavy hair and gorgeous bronzed skin, we fully expected her to divulge her favorite curl cream and bronzer. Nope! “[That's] thanks to lots of surfing,” she said. “But actually all the surfing I do does affect the products I need; they have to be super moisturizing and great at protecting my skin from the sun.”
By Kate Sandoval | 08/10/2010 - 12:22
Ever since I saw photos of Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards, I have been on a mission to find out what nail polish she wore. I emailed her photo around to manicurists and nail polish brands asking if they recognized the beautiful royal blue/slightly purple shade.