Um, is it me or are our Latina starlets all morphing into Kim Kardashian? It’s the black clothes, the big flesh-tone lips, the long cascading curls framing the ample bustline. Check out the lovely Kardashian, and then feast your eyes on these look-alikes, Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, ABC Family star Francia Raisa and handbag designer Camila Alves, and then tell me, am I crazy?
I swear I never thought it could be possible: One product that allows you to paint on smoky eyes without needing three pots of eye shadow, two brushes and a stick of kohl. And as I use it everyday, I am still in awe of just how easy it is. CoverGirl Smokyshadowblast in Onyx Smoke ($8.49, drugstore.com), is a soft, greasy – but not in a bad way – double-sided stick; one side holds a dark pointed bit of color and the other holds a rounded lighter bit of color.
Here’s an idea for your next holiday party: Find a small or miniature fake tree and set it near the front door. Decorate it with Philosophy Holiday Ornaments ($6 each, philosophy.com), adorable hanging canisters each filled with a travel-size shower gel. As your guests leave, they can take one ornament with them as a party favor. It’s an affordable touch that will personalize your fiesta beautifully.
Pumpkin isn’t just good for you to eat. It’s great for your skin, too! Packed with enzymes, vitamins and anti-aging properties, calabaza can rejuvenate your skin and restore its glow. Oasis, a NYC day spa, offers a sugar scrub and pumpkin wrap seasonal special: 90-minutes for $150 (oasisdayspanyc.com).
But if a home-cooked mask is more your thing, than experiment with this DIY recipe.