Latina Skin And Nails, Latina Skincare, Fingernail Art, Tips, Advice
By Sandra Mariscal | 09/17/2009 - 17:00
Sula’s Paint & Peel Sula Collection ($10, sulabeauty.com) consists of nail polish shades that easily shed off nails without using remover. I painted my nails with Modern Mauve—a bright violet shade—that goes on like regular polish. You need two coats to get even coverage. If you don’t put on a topcoat, though, the water-based formula starts to peel at the edges as soon as it dries.
By Angelique Serrano | 09/11/2009 - 14:48
Soften your skin and your clothes with new Fabric Fusion 2-in-1 Eco-Laundry Wash ($25, borba.com), a thoroughly green brainchild of Scott-Vincent Borba, who is Mexican. The beauty guru has added laundry soap to his roster of good-for-you facial creams, cleansers and anti-oxidant boosting supplements (like his famous Skin Balance Gummi Bear Boosters with acai—yummy!). The laundry wash includes glycerin, which softens skin, while the cleansing ingredients are 99 percent natural.
By Angelique Serrano | 09/04/2009 - 17:30
It’s one of the hottest things selling in Sephora stores right now:
rollerball fragrances. They’re slim pocket-sized perfumes that you apply
through their metal rollerball tips. Talk about convenient! And they’re a
brilliant cost-saving solution in these trim times. Each rollerball averages
around $20, so you can try designer fragrances like Marc Jacobs Daisy, Stella
McCartney Stella, and Missoni Acqua without a heavy commitment or
breaking your piggy bank.
By Sandra Mariscal | 09/03/2009 - 15:48
Dry, flaky lips aren’t pretty! Exfoliation is the key to achieving smooth lips. I’ve used sugar in the past to keep mine looking smooth, but I decided to give cult favorite The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ ($24, bluemercury.com) a try.
By Angelique Serrano | 08/24/2009 - 12:30
Dying to know? Check out a new online feature from Bath and Body Works at bbwfindyourfragrance.com. Here you can select from icons that represent your current mood, your favorite things to do, even your most treasured memories; your choices will determine which of the Bath and Body Works Signature Collection fragrances should be your calling card. Love candlelight and bubble baths? We think the Black Raspberry Vanilla fragrance is a must-wear on date night. How romantic!
By Sandra Mariscal | 08/20/2009 - 17:24
Did you ever think a flat brush could give you long lashes? The folks at Pop Beauty believe so. They’ve created Lash Wow ($19, popbeauty.co.uk), a mascara with a unique brush that resembles a rubber spatula. On each side of the flat applicator are combs with short bristles—one is wide-toothed and the other is fine-toothed.
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, pixibeauty.com). 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.
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, tweezerman.com) 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.
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.
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.