Brazil Offers Free Botox and Chemical Skin Peels to Its Poorest—Good or Bad Idea?
By Monica Herrera | 11/11/2008 - 13:49

Want free Botox? You'll have to move to a favela to get it. The Associated Press reports from Rio de Janeiro that Brazilians who make less than $250 (or appoximately 555 Brazil reais) are now being offered free Botox injections, laser hair or acne removal treatments and chemical skin peels, all thanks to the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Medicine. (On the plus side, nutritional counseling is offered gratis as well.)

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'Tis the Season to Save Money
By Mariela Rosario | 11/11/2008 - 13:06

Most people try to manage their holiday finances, but when it comes down to purchasing gifts, many times we throw caution to the wind and spend a whole lot more than we planned (or can really afford). Do you even know how much money you blew last year between Thanksgiving, splurging on new holiday outfits and Christmas presents? Bet you have no idea! This year, with the unstable job market and crashing stock exchange, being frugal is more important than ever. Here are some tricks to avoiding digging yourself into a crater-sized hole this holiday season:

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The Best Anti-Aging Products, and When To Start Using Them
By Monica Herrera | 11/10/2008 - 11:07

Crow’s feet, smile lines, sagging jowls, and creases between your brows deeper than the Grand Canyon. If you’re in your 20s, you might not be worried about these inevitable signs of aging. Yet, like mami always said, a little prevention now can go a long way later—especially while your collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin looking young and firm, are still perky and vibrant.

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10 Ways to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season
By Mariela Rosario | 11/07/2008 - 15:19

We know how easy it is to get off track over the holidays, so here are ten easy tips to help keep you focused, fit and healthy from Thanksgiving through the New Year!

Plan your workouts in advance so that you don't skip them. If you know you have to shop after work and can't hit the gym, wake up early and go in the morning. Plan to meet a friend or sign up for classes so that you feel more committed to attend. While at the gym, maximize your time with workouts that burn lots of calories like kickboxing or circuit training.

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Best Dressed: Dania Ramirez
By Latina Staff | 11/07/2008 - 12:20
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How To: Wear An Elegant Ponytail Like Nicole Richie
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/05/2008 - 13:55

Ponytails aren't just for the gym or washing your face. In this gorgeous evening look, Nicole Richie proves how dressy a ponytail can be as she wears it with a sumptuous golden evening gown fit for a goddess.

The good news is, creating this look isn't complicated either. But it does take some prep work. Here are the steps:

Apply a quarter-sized dollop of heat protective serum for shine and manageability from root to ends of your hair.

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Michelle Obama Wears Narciso Rodriguez for Historic Night
Michelle Obama Wears Narciso Rodriguez for Historic Night
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/05/2008 - 13:17

Michelle Obama, the nation's first African-American First Lady, wore a red and black dress designed by Narciso Rodriguez on Tuesday night as her husband Barack Obama became president-elect of the United States.

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Jessica Alba Reacts to McCain Loss
By smundhra | 11/05/2008 - 12:38

It was like New Year's Eve in New York City last night, but instead of celebrating to usher in a new calendar year, citizens were rejoicing over the dawn of a new era.

The results of yesterday's historic election and President-Elect Barack Obama's moving acceptance speech energized the city. While voters young and old danced and sang in the streets, celebrities of all kinds partied in some of Gotham's hottest bars and clubs.

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'My Name Is Earl's Nadine Velazquez Shares Her Beauty Tips
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/27/2008 - 14:25

Nadine Velazquez lights up My Name is Earl every Thursday night with her gorgeous looks and comedic timing. Latina's Sandra Vanessa Mariscal had a chance to dig around this Chicago-raised Puerto Rican stunner's makeup bag and glean some tips from the consummate pro.

How would you describe your day-to-day makeup look?

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UPDATE: Things Get Ugly Between Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera
By smundhra | 10/23/2008 - 10:08

The catfights at Mode magazine seem to have nothing on the real-life feud between Ugly Betty star América Ferrera, and guest star Lindsay Lohan. The New York Post reports that Lindsay's six-episode contract was cut down to four, at the insistence of América.

One production source said, "It was a mess. Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people. She smoked 24/7, and after she left, they had to repaint her dressing room it was such a mess."

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