Most women get a new haircut or mini-makeover when they're going through a break up, but now there's an increase of divorcees getting plastic surgery. It's being coined "revenge plastic surgery" as newly divorced women are going under the knife as a means to get back at their ex-husbands.
The number of people getting cosmetic surgery has increased so much in fact, that many clinics are offering post-divorce packages and discounts. Deciding to get plastic surgery is a big deal, which is why some plastic surgeons are even discouraging certain divorcees from going under the knife.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 >
I couldn't be any more excited for the release of the highly anticipated motion, The Great Gatsby based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel! Everything about this story that takes place in 1922, during the roaring 20s is simply beautiful, including the beauty looks themselves.Continue Reading >
What's up with women these days and wanting to look like dolls? A young Japanese woman has undergone a series of plastic surgeries that have cost her close to $102,000--just to look like a French porcelain doll! The model known as Vanilla Chamu has had so much work done she's practically unrecognizable. If you saw a picture of how she looked before all the plastic surgery you wouldn't believe it's the same person. So sad!Continue Reading >
I LOVE color-blocking, especially during the spring time. There's just something about coordinating bright, bold colors that really gets me in a cheerful spirit. So it only made sense for me to try to translate this trend onto my nails. I took a trip to SpaNail, a new nail salon spa in N.Y.C.'s SoHo that specializes in natural treatments and nail art for a one of a kind look. Manicurist Maki Mochiyoshi created a super cool design inspired by my tangerine and turquoise color-block necklace (both pictured here). How cool is that? I was so surprised at how easy and do-able the look was too. But don't worry, chicas, I took notes so you can try this spring-friendly style yourselves at home. Check out these easy-breezy steps below!Continue Reading >
Does anyone else feel like they can't keep count of all the new plastic surgery procedures that keep coming out? The latest on the rise is upper arm lifts surgery, with more than 15,000 performed just last year in the United States alone. Why is this particular procedure suddenly so popular? According to Dr. David Reath of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it may have something to do with people's increasing weight loss success. Interesting, I know!Continue Reading >
Even though Earth Day (April 22) has passed, it definitely still has me thinking about all the different ways I can become a little more eco-friendly. I figured since I'm such a beauty buff to start by going green with my lipsticks. Why? Well because some of the most popular lipsticks and glosses out there that have ingredients that can be quite harmful. In fact, a study done by UC Berkeley researchers found heavy concentrations of metals including lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum, and magnesium that in time can raise some serious health concerns. Isn't that crazy? Not to mention, organic lipsticks is definitely better for the environment. I rounded up some of the best organic lipsticks in the market that will keep your pout looking pretty while you do your part to protect the planet. It's time to go green chicas!Continue Reading >
The kind of things some chicas are willing to go through just to look their best these days is kind of crazy. When it comes to looking beautiful, a lot of us would stop at nothing to attain those so-called "perfect" qualities. And I'm not talking Brazilian waxes and Botox. I'm referring to some of those super weird beauty treatments out there like butt facials, fire treatments, vagina bleaching, and leech detoxing!
While these fixes promise to give us amazingly beautiful results, some of them are just way too extreme if you ask me. Whatever happened to the days when we just took care of ourselves with good products and abuelita's DIY home beauty remedies? Anyhow, check out some of the weirdest beauty things that have been tried, all in the name of beauty. Some of these are bound to freak you out!Continue Reading >
I recently came across a picture of Jennifer Lopez sporting a sleek and simple white manicure and I'm not talking white tips on a old school French mani. I mean completely white nails. No, they don't look like they're painted with white-out! This neutral shade is so fresh and clean, it compliments any spring outfit. And did I mention it looks especially great on medium, tan, and dark skin! It's definitely a nice change from all the busy nail art we had seen last year, that's for sure. The best part about is that it' SUPER easy to do. Need proof? Check out a few of my simple steps below to help you nail this effortlessly chic look at home!Continue Reading >
Dominican photographer, Alina Vargas recently introduced the concept of 1950s pinup in the Dominican Republic with her Ladybug Pinup Studio, the first studio ever on the island dedicated just to pinup photography. I always loved the classic 1950s pinup girls that helped redefine sexy in the United States, but as adorable as these iconic illustrations of risqué glamour girls are, I was never really able to relate to them 100 percent. Vargas also admired the pinups, but sensed a lack of diversity. So she decided to create her own kind of pinup girl, a Dominican one with brown skin, curves and sexy, curly hair!Continue Reading >