Can't wait to share some of my favorite, new beauty products of the moment. My findings include awesome beauty tools, a super flawless base and a cool kit for DIY nails. See what else I got below!
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
"Naked" looking skin
Looking for a mask-like foundation? Then Urban Decay's new Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup isn't for you! Naked Skin boasts an ultra lightweight feeling formula that keeps your skin looking flawless all day long. The demi-matte finish is the perfect balance between flat matte and ultra shiny for those who want a fresh and natural look. Naked Skin also includes good-for-you ingredients like Matrixly 3000 which increases the elasticity of the skin, green tea and vitamin E to help fight free radicals, and Litchiderm to hydrate and make your skin look radiant. This medium coverage foundation is sure to be your next must-wear beauty product!
Ever applied concealer to your under eye
- CharleenBellezaBlog | Shine Latina – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 5:59 PM EDT
Can't wait to share some of my favorite, new beauty products of the moment. My findings include awesome beauty tools, a super flawless base and a cool kit for DIY nails. See what else I got below!Read More »from VIDEO: The Fruity Beauty Product that Will Hide Dark Circles
- MadeInSpanglish | Shine Latina – Wed, Aug 22, 2012 5:39 PM EDT
Music has been a defining factor in Latino men's fashion through the decades. Today, Latinos are wearing jewelry to define their individual fashion style, more than to identify themselves with the music of their culture.
Reggaeton artist Don OmarTropical music expert Archie Mercado, host of the Salsa web-show "Cocinando con Archie", remembers when he arrived in Miami in the 1970s as a teenager. He had a passion for jazz and the afro rhythms of Caribbean music, and the best places to enjoy these sounds were in the burgeoning Cuban neighborhoods of Miami. The mix of the music with the distinctive look of the men who played and danced to those early rumbas became an identifiable cultural symbol to the teen newcomer. "Men were known to wear 18k gold necklaces with a particular shape called 'Cuban Link'," says Mercado. "Hanging from their necklaces there was usually a medal with the saint of their devotion. The top buttons of their hand-made, linen Guayabera shirts were undone to reveal the medal. They alsoRead More »from The Latin Man and His Jewelry: Where Music Met Fashion
Brown bagging for the family doesn't have to mean the same old peanut butter-and-jelly every day. Spice up your lunch this week with these satisfying Latin sandwiches.
Get your pencils and your dinero ready. Going back-to-school for children should also mean family lessons on managing money.
According to personal finance expert Andrés Gutiérrez, the longer a person goes through life without cementing healthy financial habits, the harder it becomes when he/she reaches retirement. Establishing the correct work to money correlation during productive years will ensure fewer financial headaches later on. But, according to Gutiérrez, a good financial education shouldn't be initiated when income is earned; it must start at childhood.
"We are hard-working people who want to provide everything our children need; we want to give them a better life," says Gutiérrez of most American families who he believes aren't doing much to teach their children about money by spoiling them and providing an overgrown sense of entitlement. Gutiérrez offers the example of Latin families trying to follow expensive traditions likeRead More »from Teach Your Niños About Money
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Passionada I went to a small, private college with professors from all over the world. During my time there, I connected really well with two business faculty members who eventually became my mentors and friends. Once I graduated, we adopted the tradition of going out to lunch every couple of months. Hagai is from Israel, and Lloyd is an American married to a Cubana who, of course, is married to all her Cuban traditions.
Normally we visit different types of restaurants, but for the last couple of months, Hagai has been insisting on taking us to his favorite Jewish cafe where all the servers speak Hebrew to customers, whether they know the language or not. As soon as we arrive, an array of delicious dishes start coming to the table, even before we start ordering our dinner. The only thing I want right away is my drink; the rest comes at the restaurant's pleasure. I usually order their mint lemonade made with fresh mint leaves. This fragrant herb adds aRead More »from Cheer the Last Days of Summer with a "Passionada"
In this tutorial I'll show you how to achieve Sofía Vergara's flawless makeup seen on the September cover of Allure magazine. The Colombian actress is all about natural, feminine beauty, and this simple look emphasizes her luscious lips and strong eyebrows.Read More »from VIDEO: Recreate the Sensual Look of Sofía Vergara
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
A flawless base
To prep the skin for foundation, I used Clarins Beauty Flash Balm which instantly improves the skin's appearance. Sofía has a flawless, soft matte complexion. To get this type of texture I used Hourglass's Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation applied with Sigma's F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Brush. This foundation is great for oily skin types, as it instantly dries to a matte finish. Next, to cover up dark circles I used ELLIS FAAS Concealerand blended it in with Sigma's P88 Precison Flat Angled Brush. I love using the P88 because it feels like your using your fingers but better, as the bristles get into every nook and cranny. As a last step, I used a little bit of Jouer's
The first day I showed up to work as an intern at Telemundo in San Jose, Calif., I wore a power suit. Well, for me, that meant a super mini baby blue skirt and a skin-tight blazer, along with four-inch heels. It's no wonder the news anchor still talks about my outfit, haha.
I was straight out of college back then, but once I started working as a sports anchor and reporter at Telemundo, I traded the short mini skirts for pencil skirts and a fitted blazer or sexy top. When I was in the field interviewing athletes, I opted for jeans and a nice blouse.
In the years since I left Telemundo, I've learned how to be stylish and stay within the company dress code. It was time to class up my act! Here are some tips on how to stay work appropriate and still feel like your sexy self:
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1. If your work requires you to wear a suit, make sure it's fitted and hugs you in the right places. I would go with a pencil skirt, aRead More »from 8 Ways to Be Sexy and Classy at Work
From relieving inflammation to curing hangovers, find out how adding these delectable tropical wonders to your diet will keep you healthy and strong.
- MadeInSpanglish | Shine Latina – Wed, Aug 15, 2012 1:25 PM EDT
Adoption in the Latino communityWhen it comes to taking care of parentless children, Hispanics have a strong reputation of stepping in and bringing up kids within the extended family. However, in this country, Latinos may not be as interested or versed in the adoption process when it's done via the official legal means.
"We have a long tradition of taking care of our own children," says Maria Quintanilla, director of the Latino Family Institute in West Covina, California, alluding to the fact that before governments got involved, children whose parents could no longer take care of them were placed by the family with grandparents, aunts or uncles. As a matter of fact, once an individual became a padrino or godparent in baptism, he or she was considered responsible of taking care of their ahijado (godchild) if the child's parents were no longer present.
Child placement goes as far as moving kids to live with a widowed grandmother or an older single aunt in a custom called prestando, which dates backRead More »from Dispelling the Myths and Showing the Way for Latino Adoption
Courtesy of Scott BarnesBy Milly Almodovar
Our girl Jennifer Lopez always rocks the red carpet. But, it's not just her ass-et hugging attire that keeps us mesmerized-it's her perfect "touch me" skin: clear, dewy and luminous. The man responsible for giving La Lopez her signature glow for more than 10 years, Scott Barnes, gives us the Lo-down on how we mere mortals can duplicate it.
Cosmo For Latinas: How do you create J. Lo's glow? What products do you use, and how can the average Latina do it?
Scott Barnes: I just took what she had and amplified it to create that "lit from within" glow. I wanted the whole world to see what I saw. Cream foundation is a must to achieve perfect highlighting and contouring. I like Bobbi Brown's Foundation Stick ($41, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) to sculpt and highlight your features. Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer ($50, sephora.com) will give you that tawny, sun-kissed look to make you feel like a golden goddess, and Scott Barnes Body Bling will give your body the J.Read More »from Get Your JLo Glow On
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