- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 3:11 PM EST | Comments
Newlywed television personality Mario Lopez talks family, career and fitness, and also gets some insight from a famous couple who's been there and done that- The Estefans."It feels great to be married!" says television host Mario Lopez, who spoke with Shine Latina days after his grand wedding in Mexico. The former Saved by the Bell actor has reason to be excited; besides marrying longtime girlfriend, Courtney Mazza, and raising two year old daughter, Gia, Lopez is busy with his own show on NUVOtv called Mario Lopez: One On One.
Mario Lopez: One on One with Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Lopez, who has already interviewed fellow Latin stars like Eva Longoria and George Lopez for his program, sits down with music pioneers Gloria and Emilio Estefan in an upcoming episode to discuss marriage, careers and family. "If I could have the success of this couple, I'll be happy," says the host, who was glad to get some marriage advice during the interview.
EXCLUSIVE: Find out the secret behind the Estefans' 34 year marriage:
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- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Tue, Dec 4, 2012 2:59 PM EST | Comments
Watch how to get Salma Hayek's simple, yet beautiful red carpet look!
By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine LatinaSalma Hayek recently strutted her stuff down the red carpet for the British Fashion Awards, where she played up her natural curves in a fringed Stella McCartney gown and wowed with her effortless makeup. Hayek opted to go very subtle on the eyes and cheeks, while sporting a bright, coral-pink lip. A great pop of color to her black dress; it's the perfect look for holiday daytime fiestas or when you want a clean, yet sophisticated style. Besides, this look is really easy to replicate: just grab your bight pink lipstick, some neutral shadows, and you're ready!
Start off by applying a face primer; I used bareMinerals Prime Time™ Foundation Primer. Then, apply a matte foundation like bareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation. It looks incredibly natural and leaves the skin looking flawless. Use a dense powder brush to buff in the powder like bareMinerals Precision Face Br...Read More »
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Wed, Nov 14, 2012 5:34 PM EST | Comments
We sat with financial expert Andrés Gutiérrez to find out how to avoid the debt hangover that usuallyfollows the holiday gift-giving season.
Holiday gift-giving without the debt
Once Thanksgiving is over, we start hearing a familiar question: "Are you ready for the holidays?" Often times we're not even done eating our turkey before heading straight for the Black Friday sales. In the US, preparing for the season has little to do with putting up a tree or baking cookies; it's all about the gifts. Are you done with your holiday shopping? is the real question.
Unfortunately, when it comes to exchanging gifts, the tendency in most families-especially Latin families-- is to blindly buy gifts without knowing exactly how much money we have available to spend. A prevailing attitude of "we're not going to worry about money now", results in a new year's worth of financial hangovers. According to financial expert Andrés Gutiérrez, Latinos usually fall prey to the familia's peer pressure of giving presents to everyone due to...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Wed, Dec 5, 2012 4:47 PM EST | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Buñuelos ready to enjoy!
Christmas in Latin America comes with an array of cultural festivities that can vary from country to country. In many families, the Novena de Aguinaldos (nine days of prayer preceding Christmas) has been a tradition for decades. During the Novena, we listen to parts of the Nativity story with songs and prayers alternating throughout the reading. Family members take turns hosting the Novena in their homes, and serve traditional holiday dishes after the reading.
In my family, we gather around the Nativity scene, and each one of my sisters takes turns reading a prayer; this has been our ritual since we kids learned to read. When Grandma was with us, we had to make an enormous effort to keep calm and read each sentence correctly, because the moment one of us mispronounced a word, the rest of the sisters would burst out laughing during what should be a solemn moment. Once we'd calm down, we'd find Abuela staring right into our eyes.
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mixing the corn starch with the cheese
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Tue, Nov 27, 2012 5:26 PM EST | Comments
Jewish tradition meets Latin flavors in these fun, authentic recipes for Hanukkah.
Lighting the menorah
For food writer and blogger Susan Schmidt, Hanukkah means lit menorahs, happy Yiddish songs and scrumptious potato latkes- but with a twist. Her menorahs adorn a traditional Latin home, the holiday tunes are carried in Spanish and spicy hot latkes are served with a schmeer of refried beans. That's how the creator of Challa-peño, a site following Schmidt's journey into writing a Mexican-Jewish cookbook, has been celebrating Hanukkah all her life: in a distinctively Jewish way, but with a decidedly Mexican flavor infusing the celebration.
Schmidt, whose Eastern European Jewish parents immigrated to Mexico in the 1920's, was born in Mexico City. As time passed, the family's Jewish heritage began to mix with their new country's Latin influences of cuisine and language. Today at the Schmidt's Los Angeles home, Hanukkah is a merge of two cuisines and two cultures. "We set up a table in front of a window, and...Read More »