Latina Skin And Nails, Latina Skincare, Fingernail Art, Tips, Advice

Pretty as a Pixi
By Angelique Serrano | 08/19/2009 - 14:00

If you’re a fan of this affordable Target beauty line, you’ll be perfectly pleased to know that Pixi has just released a 30-shade line of Nail Polish ($12, And the formulations are free of the evil three: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), ingredients that have at times been linked to irritation and developmental defects. Remember kids: Safe is sexy.

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Itty Bitty Miracle
By Angelique Serrano | 08/14/2009 - 10:00

While miniature sizing does render most things all the cuter, new Tweezerman Matchbox Itty Bitty Files ($4 each, are also made much more efficient, thanks to their smaller, slimmer status. The tiny nail files are actually housed in small matchboxes, so you can tuck one or the whole box into the littlest handbag you own. And their diminutive size makes it a cinch to file around nails and smooth stubborn cuticles.

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Does This Really Work: Cotton Claw
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/13/2009 - 17:00

For someone who does her own manicures (I don’t have the patience for salons), I do my fair share of messing them up before I’m even done. The usual culprit is the cotton ball drenched in acetone I grab to remove leftover polish from my skin, which inevitably smudges some nails. And that’s regardless of how careful I am. So, when ASP Manicure Saver Cotton Claw launched at Sally Beauty Supply for $3, I knew I was going to add it to my manicure kit.

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Clinique’s Sister Line a Doctor’s Dream
By Angelique Serrano | 08/07/2009 - 17:00

Clinique has always been known as a sort of “big sister” in the cosmetics world. She’s the one you turn to when you get your first zit; she’s the one you consult when you want to start using a “big girl” skincare regime. The products in her line are gentle, dermatologist-recommended and comfortingly safe.

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Does This Really Work: Rolling Razor
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/06/2009 - 16:51

What comes to mind when you think about shaving? Do you think of the razor, the cream, or getting cuts and bumps? Would you ever think of a ring? Now that the Rolling Razor ($15, is available, you just might. Unlike your traditional shaver, it has two curved razor heads on top with three blades inside each. The handle is a circular ring, so you can put your finger through it as you shave.

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Waxing for Sensitive Skin
By Angelique Serrano | 07/31/2009 - 13:07

For skin that reacts negatively to hair removal with traditional forms of wax—by, say, getting red, irritated or bumpy—there is hope in the form of natural waxes. The natural wax used at Uni.K.Wax Center is a supple pinesap and beeswax concoction that’s gentler on skin. The Uni.K.Wax Center ( for locations) is a unique waxing-only salon devoted to treating the temple that is your body with the utmost respect. The rooms are brightly lit and clean.

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C’mon, Get Happy
By Angelique Serrano | 07/27/2009 - 12:35

Did you know there are studies that show happy people look younger? There is also a study from Harvard Medical School that says one person’s happy-peppy mood can transfer to her friends and those around her. Also, the smell of grapefruit has the ability to lift the spirits. Fascinating, no?

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Free Samples for Bikini Waxers!
By Angelique Serrano | 07/24/2009 - 12:29

The Bliss Spa team is taking unwanted bikini hair very seriously. They are hitting the New York City streets on Aug. 5 and 6 to hand out free samples of Bliss products and special waxing offers. They’ll be stationed at the Sephora at 5 Times Square and the Crunch Gym on Lafayette street—and at every subway station and park in between! So go score some free stuff and get your bod summer-ready!

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Does This Really Work: Nail Gel
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/23/2009 - 11:50

Do your nails chip at the worst possible moments? Like right after a manicure, or just before a date? My nails chip easily, so I’m usually trying different nail strengtheners in an effort to solve that problem. I just tried Perfect Formula Gel Coat ($21, It’s a thick clear polish made with keratin, which is a protein naturally found in nails, and calcium to help make nails stronger.

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Video: Kat Von D With No Tattoos!
By Angelique Serrano | 07/22/2009 - 12:45

Can you imagine our tattoo queen Kat Von D. without her signature tats? We couldn’t—until we saw this video of this talented Mexicana covering up the body art with her new Kat Von D.

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