- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Thu, Mar 7, 2013 4:58 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine LatinaThe best way to kick-off a "Sunday Funday" is a nice brunch accompanied by the bubbles of a refreshing mimosa and good company. Traditionally, mid-morning menus offer bellinis (champagne topped with peach puree) and traditional mimosas (champagne topped with orange juice), but early cocktails at my house take on a fun, Latin twist that all guests will love.
Mimosa three ways
You can give your mimosa bar an upgrade beginning with my mojito-style cocktail, infused with refreshing mint and lime. Then, inspired by my Nana's traditional, passion fruit drink, I've shaken up a version with a hint of the tropical concentrate. Finally, I turned the beloved Piña Colada into a mimosa colada. Check out the recipes below for these fun recipes. You can't go wrong with a little bubbly, after all. ¡Salud!
Try this with my chorizo hash browns for a complete breakfast
1 lime, quartered
1 tbsp. sugar
5 mint leaves
5 oz. champagne
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- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Tue, Apr 2, 2013 1:34 PM EDT | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Finished pulled pork sandwich in all its glory.
My brother-in-law, David, makes a few trays of roasted pork for every major party, which eventually turn into amazing, pulled pork sandwiches. His recipe is simple and can easily be made a day or two in advance. He cooks the pork for six hours and then shreds the meat in its own cooking juices.
I've taken David's famous pork and kicked it up by topping with fried pickles and braising in a Coca-Cola sauce. The vinegar of the pickle balances the sweetness of the pork and adds some crunch to the sandwich.Ingredients
Pork shoulder rubbed with spices, ready to roast.
1 pork shoulder (5 lbs)
¼ cup brown sugar
4 tbsp. all purpose seasoning
1 tbsp. salt
10 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups Coca-Cola
½ cup Merlot
½ cup canola oil
5 pickles in vinegar, sliced
¼ cup all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
15 potato buns
Try my crispy chicharrones as an appetizer
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roasted pork, simmering in Coca-Cola and cooking liquid.
Rub the pork shoulder with the brown sugar, garlic, all purpose...Read More »
- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina | Tue, Oct 9, 2012 3:03 PM EDT | CommentsBy Milly Almodovar
Celebrity makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor has worked on the most beautiful women in the world, including Nina Garcia, supermodel Arlenis Sosa, and Kerry Washington. Today, he's bringing us his 10 Beauty Commandments-commandments he says you must follow or face the punishment of looking like a hot mess.
1. Thou Shalt Wash Makeup Brushes Regularly
Washing your brushes once a week will prevent you from getting acne or skin infections, reduce facial oils from getting into your compacts, and extend the lives of your brushes. Clean synthetic foundation and concealer brushes with regular face wash, but use shampoo for fluffy powder puffs and shadow brushes. Allow time to air dry.
2. Thou Shalt Check Your Foundation Shade Seasonally
Your skin will usually be the lightest midwinter and the darkest midsummer. During those times of year, update by selecting a shade that disappears into your cheek when applied.
3. Thou Shalt Buy Fresh Mascara Every Three Months...Read More »
- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Mon, Mar 4, 2013 4:08 PM EST | CommentsLearn how to get the perfect, winged liquid liner with these easy tricks.
Keys to a perfect winged liner.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Creating the perfect, winged liner can be quite a task, and liquid liner is notorious for being tricky to use. With that being said, a sexy cat eye for a night out is the perfect accessory to any outfit, and my tricks will allow you to create one in minutes. Those with a steady hand have the easiest time painting this retro look, but don't fret if you tend to be a little shaky. Instead of free-handing, I you can either use some tape or a business card to achieve the style. Both tools act as a stencil for the outer part of the wing so that you get a perfect angle every time; I'll show you how!
Secrets to a perfect cat eye:
In my opinion, this is the easiest way to get...Read More »
- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Mon, Feb 25, 2013 3:49 PM EST | Comments
Watch our tutorial to get Salma's smokey and flawless makeup look from the 2013 Oscars.
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Salma Hayek at the Oscars.
The key to a subtle smokey look is blending and smudging. Salma Hayek perfected this smoldering look at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Of course, no one can try to look like Salma, but you can certainly copy her fabulous makeup! The Oscars this year was full of glamour and star power, and Salma looked amazing while presenting at the ceremony in a velvet, black dress and messy bun. This look is actually not too difficult to achieve, as long as you have some smokey, neutral shades and a good black eyeliner.
All the makeup used for this tutorial is from Inglot Cosmetics, where you can create your own custom palettes with their innovative Freedom System.
The eyes have it
Start off by applying an eye makeup primer (Inglot Eye Makeup Base) on the lids and under the eyes. Apply a nude highlight color (Inglot Eyeshadow 361) to the brow bone with a large shader brus...Read More »