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

Does This Really Work: No-Lather Body Cleanser
By Sandra Mariscal | 11/12/2009 - 17:17

Have you ever had a paraffin treatment? It’s a spa service where your hands or feet are dipped into a coat of warm paraffin wax (which contains paraffin oil so it’s not as sticky as regular wax and doesn’t pull hairs). Then the area you are treating is covered in plastic for a few minutes. Later, the layers are removed in order to smoothen your skin. I received this treatment once and still remember how soft my hands felt afterwards.

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Does This Really Work? Coiled Tweezers
By Sandra Mariscal | 11/05/2009 - 11:34

My skin is sensitive and gets red easily, so I can’t use wax on my face. For my eyebrows, I usually either tweeze them myself, or get them threaded. Threading is a form of hair removal where a cotton thread is twisted against the skin to pull hair from the roots.

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Fall Back with Origins
By Angelique Serrano | 10/23/2009 - 15:44

Getting up in the morning is hard enough without Mother Nature screwing with your schedule. So Origins has come up with a great way to recover after daylight savings time goes into affect on Sunday, Nov. 1. On Monday, Nov. 2, through Wednesday, Nov. 4, you can get a shot of caffeine at select Origins stores in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas and Boca Raton, Florida.

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Does This Really Work? Shaving Cream-Filled Razor
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/22/2009 - 11:46

Once you get used to using a specific razor it can be hard to switch to something else. I’ve been using my trusty razor for years, but I had to try the new ShaveMate Diva 6 ($9 for a pack of 3, Target stores) because the handle is filled with shaving cream. Cool, right?

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Blockbuster Hit
By Angelique Serrano | 10/21/2009 - 14:56

It’s impossible to have too much of a good thing, right? Hugs? Keep ‘em coming. More ice cream? Yes, please! Four olives in your dry martini? Cheers!

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Sex in a Bottle
By Angelique Serrano | 10/16/2009 - 14:08

The ever-popular Carrie Bradshaw character of Sex and the City fame is now the inspiration for a real life fragrance called SJP NYC. The bottle is as brash, colorful and sexy as its namesake. Tell us: Are you dying for a fragrant piece of this style icon, which will be released early next year, or are you over the thrill?

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Does This Really Work? At-home Facial Light Therapy
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/15/2009 - 12:21

You’ve probably heard of LED, or photo light therapy, that’s offered by Dermatologists, but now this technology is also offered in home gadgets. LED lights on the skin help repair it frome acne, and it also reduces fine lines. To test this technology, I’ve been using the Beam by ANSR, which came in the Acne Care Kit ($185). The kit also includes a face wash, day lotion and night cream.

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Bloomingdale’s Beautiful Renovation
By Angelique Serrano | 10/14/2009 - 15:00

The New York City store has eagerly unveiled its newly renovated first floor beauty department this week. The sprawling space is split into separate “rooms” via color scheme and brand compartmentalization. Super-high displays, photographs and signage make it easy to find your favorite label in a sea of chic names like YSL, Lancome, Estee Lauder and Clinique. Bumble and Bumble has introduced a styling bar, where for a small fee a trained artist will dry-style your hair on the spot.

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Does This Really Work? Personalized Face Scrub
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/08/2009 - 10:22

Scrubs work to slough off dead skin cells and help clear clogged pores, but some can be too rough on skin and shouldn’t be used every day. Beauty brand Mark seems to have taken this into consideration by creating exfoliating granules (in dry form) that are separate from the liquid cleanser. This way you can decide how rough the scrub will be by adding as many or as few granules as you's like.

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Does This Really Work: No Foundation Foundation
By Sandra Mariscal | 10/01/2009 - 13:27

I’m not one to wear full on makeup on a daily basis, but I do use a little bit of tinted moisturizer sometimes for a touch of even color. I wanted to try Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation ($50, because it claims to be nothing like a traditional heavy foundation. I’m also a fan of the brand’s founder, celebrity dermatologist Dr.

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