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

Bliss Nails Get Minx Makeover
By Angelique Serrano | 06/17/2009 - 12:40

If you’re one of those girls that gets high off the latest fashion “it” shoe, or the newest craze in beauty (eye lash perms, anyone?) then you’ll love this: Bliss Spas in New York City are now offering what they call a ‘Minx’ Coat Manicure ($55, Instead of coating nails with polish, they cover them in metallic sheets of flexible film.

Read more
Does This Really Work: Three-Tier Nail Enamel
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/11/2009 - 16:00

Paul & Joe Beauté Gold Nail Enamel Collection ($14 each at consists of three limited-edition shades for the summer. Each one has three fun layers: shimmer on the bottom, opaque color in the middle and a clear shade on top. These combine only if you shake the cute floral embossed glass bottle, but they eventually fall back into their individual places. The formula has good-for-your-nails ingredients like chamomile extract and a form of vitamin A to moisturize, and jojoba oil to soothe.

Read more
A Chic Drink for Thirsty Lips
By Angelique Serrano | 06/01/2009 - 10:30

DuWop, the cosmetics brand most famously known for their lip-stinging, plumping Venom products, are introducing a cool new anti-irritant: Icedteas ($19), bright jelly-like lipsticks that hydrate and moisturize your pucker while imparting a sheer tint and delicious fruity flavor. Filled with jojoba oil, aloe and green tea extract—as well as UV protectors—they’re a repairing (not to mention delicious) treat for these sweltering summer months.

Read more
Stress and Acne: What You Need to Know
By Angelique Serrano | 05/27/2009 - 09:00

It’s a fact: Stress can make acne and breakouts worse. There has been a reported uptick in the number of patients visiting dermatologist offices with skin conditions lately. And considering the times we live in now, this is not surprising, nor is it good news. The exact cause can be speculated, but stress is a factor. And while stress may not cause breakouts, it can make them worse.

Read more
Does This Really Work: Nail Art Pens
By Sandra Mariscal | 05/21/2009 - 12:00

I have to admit, I like getting little designs on my nails when I go to the salon. The manicurists make the prettiest little flowers on my toenails or the nails on my ring fingers so easily. I, on the other hand, can barely keep my hand steady to paint my nails with a simple coat of polish. In an attempt to master their detailed artwork, I tested Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen ($8, available at Walgreens). The pens look more like fine point sharpies and come in 8 shade options. The instructions say to use on top of a base coat or a shade of your choice.

Read more
How to Create a Signature Scent
By Angelique Serrano | 05/15/2009 - 10:55

Everyone wants to be unique, special, one-of-a-kind. So here’s a very cool way to distinguish yourself from the crowd: Create your own signature fragrance. Jo Malone makes it easy; all of their perfumes can be layered and worn together—you can wear up to four at a time! The ingredients range from florals to citrus fruits, but they’re all light as air and were created to blend well with each other. Visit a Jo Malone boutique or go to to concoct your own intoxicating juice.

Read more
Does This Really Work? Organic Body Sugar
By Sandra Mariscal | 05/14/2009 - 13:30

Scrubbing your body is important to slough off dead skin cells and maintain smooth, healthy skin. I recently came across Urban Sugarbaby Whipped Cream Body Scrub ($25), which looks more like a garden experiment with crushed seeds and dried flowers than a body exfoliator. When I opened the tub, it revealed the sweetest smell that made me want to lick it. The natural formula is made with organic pure cane sugar, brown sugar, apricot oil and virgin coconut cream, so you can imagine the amazing scent.

Read more
Does This Really Work: Schick Quattro TrimStyle
By Sandra Mariscal | 05/07/2009 - 16:30

I’m going to the beach for a few days soon. Therefore, I've been looking for a new tool to get me bikini ready. I figured I’d try the new Schick Quattro TrimStyle ($11) I’ve seen in commercials. It’s a waterproof trimmer on one side and a razor on the other. I was hesitant about the trimmer because I had never used one before and it makes a loud, intimidating buzzing noise. After carefully reading the instructions, I started to trim against the direction of my hair growth.

Read more
Does This Really Work: Colgate Wisp
By Sandra Mariscal | 04/30/2009 - 16:20

I usually carry breath mints or gum with me in my bag to freshen up after a meal. But I think I just found another option to keep my smile pristine: Colgate Wisp. No, it’s not a new toothpaste. This is a tiny rubbery toothbrush with a mint-infused bead inside to freshen breath and remove any yucky leftover food. I didn’t think it would work when I saw how small it was. Tinier then the palm of my hand, it’ll fit into any fashionable clutch.

Read more
Does This Really Work: Scented Nail Polish
By Sandra Mariscal | 04/23/2009 - 13:00

Do you remember Scratch ‘n Sniff Stickers? I used to get them from teachers in grammar school when I behaved in class. I would collect them and put them on my nails to show them off since they were cute and smelled nice. Now, Revlon has launched Fruitful Temptations ($5), eight limited edition shades of polish that smell fruity when dry. It’s like wearing those stickers on my nails again, sans the cartoons.

Read more