10 Party-perfect holiday nail polishes


The holiday season is the one time of the year where you really have to stay on top of your manicures! Let's be honest: You can't hit up a festive party without glam nails. Cool thing is, you don't have to just resort to red either. There are so many ways to add a festive spin to your mani and the polish options for holiday parties are endless!

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Miss Puerto Rico reveals her shocking weight-loss secrets


If you're looking to have the body of a top beauty pageant contestant and can handle not eating 99 percent of the foods you enjoy, then you'll want to hear how the Puerto Rican Miss Universe contestant keeps her body looking thin. In a recent interview, Gabriela Berríos shared her diet secrets ... and frankly, they're a little bizarre. The 24-year-old model said she got into shape for the upcoming Miss Universe pageant by eating only chicken and drinking water for a month and a half. Read on to hear what else she got fit for the biggest pageant in the world.

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WATCH: The ultimate mermaid trenza tutorial


In my opinion, trenzas are totally underrated when it comes to stylish go-to hairstyles. I love braids, I always have. When I was growing up, one of my tías used to transform me with trenzas. I had very long hair and my tía would style it with the most amazing trenzas that made me feel so incredibly special and beautiful. That's why I flipped when I was sent this mermaid braid tutorial created by Melissa Cook for You're going to love it and it's perfect for this holiday season too!

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Woman with serious vitiligo finally gets her old face back

A 24-year-old woman from Los Angeles with a severe skin condition is finally getting her life back. Lisa Johnson developed vitiligo when she was 7 years old, a condition that left her skin covered in white patches. The poor girl has experienced bullying throughout most of her childhood. But a new treatment is about to change her entire life!

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10 Mind-blowing facts about lipstick

I own a ridiculous number of lipstick tubes. So many that I haven't even gone through half of them. There's just something so glamorous about being able to swipe a nice shade of lipstick across your lips. But whether you put on some every day (like I do) or just when you're out on a date or with the girls, there's a lot more to lipstick than just being pretty. I actually did a little research and was kind of baffled by some of the mind-blowing facts about this makeup bag staple. Pucker up and read on!

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5 Skincare products that will banish manchas forever

I love having a honey toned complexion, but I'm not going to lie, it definitely comes with its own set of problems. Like most Latinas with olive skin or darker, I struggle with uneven skin tone. Certain parts of my face appear slightly lighter or darker than others and I get pesky manchas too, usually after a bad breakout. Trust me--it's not cute! Funny thing is, most people I meet find my skin flawless and radiant. I get compliments all the time (especially from my gringa friends). Well, that's what working in the beauty industry for years will do to you. I might struggle with dark spots and hyperpigmentation but I have enough tricks, tips (and product recommendations) up my sleeve to know how to brighten up my complexion ASAP!

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74-year-old woman's selfies prove beauty is timeless


Marna Clarke started taking naked selfies of herself four years ago, and hasn't been able to stop since. What's new, right? Everyone takes nude selifies these days. Well, yes and no. You see, Marna isn't your typical self-absorbed selfie queen. At 74 years young, Marna isn't taking these pics with the intention of impressing anyone, not even her husband Igor. Nope. Marna snaps pics of her naked body and shares them online for no other reason than to remind herself that she was, is, and always will be beautiful in the skin she's in.


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10 Weight loss smoothies & juices Latina celebs swear by

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Celebs have been swearing by the beautifying and slimming properties of smoothies and juices for a while now, but I'll admit that I've long thought them to be more for waifish, Gwyneth Paltrow-types. Well, it turns out I was wrong. Several Latina celebs, like Jennifer Lopez and Sofia Vergara, have come out of the juicing closet over the several years, crediting these designer concoctions for their tone, taut and enviable curves. Now, that's what I'm talking about!

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3 Ways to conceal dark spots & manchas (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Like most Latinas with olive skin tones or darker, I struggle with dark spots. Almost every time I get a pimple it results in a not-so-cute mancha. And what's even harder than treating manchas is covering them. It doesn't matter how much concealer I freaking put on, I can't seem to get these pests to go away. My managing editor, Mariela Rosario, has the same struggle, which is why she decided to sit down with celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez (who's worked with Beyonce and Zoe Saldana among others) to help her hide these blemishes once and for all!

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10 Products for curly hair under $5 that REALLY work


Listen, it's not easy finding curly hair products at affordable prices but it definitely is possible. There's this misconception that if you have natural rizos, you HAVE to spend a fortune to maintain them and girl isn't that the farthest thing from the truth. Yes, I've spent money on $20 co-washes or splurged on a $40 deep conditioning treatment. But that doesn't mean I don't have other options. In fact, I've recently did some digging and found a ton of holy grails for much less!

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