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

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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Does This Really Work: Supersmile Tongue Cleaner
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/16/2009 - 11:14

Nobody wants to have bad breath. Research has shown that not cleaning your tongue can lead to this desagradable odor. According to Dr. Irwin Smigel, who created Supersmile teeth whitening and oral care products, 85% of odor-causing bacteria lives on the tongue. So it’s important to clean your tongue to get rid of these germs the way you remember to brush your teeth and floss.

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New Botox Rival Approved
By Angelique Serrano | 07/15/2009 - 12:33

The muscle relaxer Botox has some new competition by the name of Dysport, a new FDA-approved form of Botulinum Toxin A. Botulinum Toxin A is an FDA-approved muscle relaxer that temporarily “freezes” muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkling in the forehead. The main ingredient in Botox and Dysport is the same, but the carrier system—the proteins that help transport the Botulinum Toxin A—is different.

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Beauty and the Belly
By Angelique Serrano | 07/06/2009 - 11:17

At least once a year the inevitable baby shower invitation arrives in the mailbox and the question comes: What on earth does one get the mami-to-be? Well, here’s a beautiful thought. Step away from the registry and think outside the typical box of onesies; A Pea in the Pod maternity retail stores now carry an array of gorgeous-for-the-belly beauty products from brands like Glowology and Mama Mio.

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Benefit Cosmetics Takes Cheeky Fragrance Trio Very Seriously
By Angelique Serrano | 07/03/2009 - 13:00

Benefit Cosmetics, known for their whimsical and unabashedly girlie line of makeup, has made a bid to be taken seriously in the fragrance market with not one, not two, but three new scents—seriously, there are three. The first, Laugh with me LeeLee, is the easiest to love, a crisp, springtime mist that would render any wearer friendly and likeable. The second, Something about Sofia, is a deeper, headier floral. As its title implies, there is something mysterious and magnetic about it.

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Does This Really Work: At-Home Airbrush Tanning
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/02/2009 - 10:45

I’ve never been a fan of salon tanning. Those tanning beds look like coffins to me and I’m not up for the strong UVA rays that they emit. For a summer glow, I usually opt for sunless tanners. A few weeks ago, a new one caught my interest because instead of the typical cream or oil application, it’s a spray-on system.

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