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

What's Your Secret Scent?
By Angelique Serrano | 08/24/2009 - 12:30

Dying to know? Check out a new online feature from Bath and Body Works at 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!

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Does This Really Work: Pop Lash Wow
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,, 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.

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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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