Before you decide to hit the beach for Memorial Day weekend, you should probably know that despite the required new sunscreen labels, a lot of them still carry SPF ratings that are totally misleading and in some cases even dangerous. A survey conducted by the Environmental Working Group found that while most of the sunscreen products out there do meet the new federal requirements that were placed in December, but there's still a lot of gimmicks going on. Terms like "waterproof" have been banned by the Food & Drug Administration, as well as saying that they block against ultraviolet A and B rays, because a lot of these products only block UVB rays that can cause sunburn, even though UVA rays are the ones that really put you at risk for developing skin cancer. Oh and you might want to stay away from SPF numbers above 50. Apparently it's all just BS!Continue Reading >
Fishtails braids are totally on trend for spring and will be perfect into summer. A few of our celebs like Selena Gomez (pictured here) have been spotted sporting this stylish hairdo, which by the way is SUPER easy to recreate. It's chic, keeps you cool, and can be easily dressed up or down. Seriously, what's there not to like? Plus, you don't have to worry about wasting time with the blow-dryer because this braid actually looks better with some natural texture. Check out a few of these simple tricks below to help you rock this adorable look throughout the warmer months!Continue Reading >
Hair oils may have become an overnight sensation in the beauty industry, but for us Latinas, because of our abuelitas and mamás we've been using oils for years to keep our hair gorgeous and healthy. These miracle workers do it all from nourishing your strands, to boosting shine, reducing frizz, fighting dandruff, and even promoting hair growth.Continue Reading >
It's finally warming up--and that's means keeping your body smooth and hairless. But who honestly has time (or money) to be booking wax appointments left and right at your local spa? I sure don't! Luckily, there are a ton of hair removal products out there that can get the job done and all at some pretty affordable prices. Check out a few of my favorites that won't cost you more than 10 bucks a pop!Continue Reading >
Curly Q: My hair is naturally curly, but I really like to wear it straight from time to time. How can I prevent heat styling from damaging my curls?
I'll admit, even though I was born with a head full of curly hair, I have my days (sometimes even months) where I'd just rather wear it straight. Most non-curlies don't get it, but the truth is sometimes I just want a change. You know, like a non-permanent change that requires a little less primping and maintenance in the morning.
And hey, just like straight-haired chicas like to pull out the curling iron every here and there, we like to occasionally blow-out or flat-iron our tresses. But I must warn you ladies, if not done correctly, with time you can wind up with some serious heat damage that can totally ruin your curl pattern. Believe me, I've been there!Continue Reading >
Looks like Zoe Saldana isn't afraid to let it all hang out. The Dominican and Puerto Rican actress stripped down in Allure's latest issue where she also opened up about her approach to sexuality and her experience with dating high profile stars, like ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper. Find out what she had to say during her super revealing interview!Continue Reading >
Even though it's been getting warmer outside, I've haven't been leaving my house without making sure to fully cover my face in foundation and concealer and no, it's not because I enjoy walking around with caked-on makeup. It's been in efforts to cover those super annoying dark spots that have recently been popping up.Continue Reading >
There's seriously nothing worse than dealing with a bad haircut and let's face it--we've all been there! You know that terrible cut that wound up being inches shorter than you had expected, that's insanely hard to style, or has you feeling depressed anytime you take a glance in the mirror. I recently got one of those and have to admit, the coping process has been taking a lot longer than I had anticipated. But it's also taught me that a bad chop doesn't have to be the end of the world. There are definitely ways to save your strand sanity without having to chop it all off and start from scratch.Continue Reading >
Just because it's getting warmer, doesn't mean we need to walk around like we just stepped out of a hot yoga class. Having makeup melting and running down your face has to be the most mortifying thing ever. Let's face it: keeping makeup from melting during the warm, humid months is a battle we often lose.Continue Reading >
Ladies, Mother's Day is tomorrow, so what better time than now to treat yourself to a chic DIY manicure? After all, you definitely deserve it! Our Associate Editor recently got the cutest floral nail art design by CoverGirl manicurist MarySoul Inzerillo right on time for the holiday. This super adorable mani, might seem complicated, but it's actually a lot easier than it looks to pull off. Check out a few of MarySoul's exclusive tips below to help you replicate this floral design yourself at home!Continue Reading >