- Charleenbellezablog | Shine Latina | Wed, Sep 5, 2012 1:45 PM EDT | Comments
Removing embarrassing excess facial hair doesn't have to be a chore. In this video blog, I'll show you what products you can use to banish any unseemly hair in a snap.By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina
Tips for hair free skin
Ready-to-use wax strips
Traditional at-home waxing kits can get a little messy, but with bliss Poetic Waxing Wax Strips for Face you can skip the mess and easily remove facial hair. The strips come double sided with 20 strips in each box. The process is super easy; all you have to do is warm up the strips between your hands for 15-30 seconds. My little trick is to warm up the strips against a lamp for a few seconds. The wax really grips on to the hairs and quickly removes them. The bliss wax is formulated with Aloe Vera making for a more soothing experience. There's even a little bottle of post waxing oil in the box that instantly takes away any stinging you might feel afterwards. I love using the strips between my brows and upper lip area. Waxing is the longest lasting of all home ...Read More »
- Madeinspanglish | Shine Latina | Wed, Sep 5, 2012 10:30 AM EDT | Comments
This Yahoo! original series will introduce you to success stories, to the public figures who have crossed cultures and languages to leave a mark in the Latin and US markets. In this episode, get to know Dania Ramirez, a former tomboy growing up in the Dominican Republic who has taken her energetic personality and sexy ambition to Hollywood where she's paving her own way to stardom.She's beautiful, talented, sexy and one of the entertainment industry's brightest stars. Her acting résumé includes roles on TV powerhouses like "Entourage", "Heroes" and "The Sopranos". However, this young Latina's journey to Hollywood began with a glimmer of ambition mixed with an exceptional dose of unconditional love.
Actress Dania Ramirez
Raised by her grandmother in the Dominican Republic, Ramirez knew she wanted something more out of life. "I wanted to do more. I wanted to reach the skies," says the actress. She was a tomboy who played with the neighborhood boys, liked to jump on rooftops and occasionally steal mo...Read More »
- Lili's Latin Kitchen | Shine Latina | Tue, Sep 4, 2012 4:30 PM EDT | Comments
By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina
Nachos are definitely a fun appetizer to share with friends, but I find them to be a little too messy. I've made my own Colombian version of this favorite Tex-Mex recipe by substituting the nachos for tostones (or fried green plantains), which keep their shape without crumbling under toppings thanks in part to two rounds of frying.
Tostones are quite popular in Latin America and the Caribbean; they are simply smashed green plantains that are fried and served as a side dish or appetizer. They may sound complicated to make, but with a little patience you will get a delicious version of nachos I'm calling Nachostones. Mi abuela used to make a wonderful hogao to top the fried plantains, which is a sauce made with thick crema latina, green onions, tomatoes and salt.
Every time I make my Nachostones, I end up having to write the recipe for someone. This dish has become a new favorite among my American friends who attack them as soon as the...Read More »
- By Krystyna Chavez
Margarita who? We scoured the hottest bars across the country and asked them to serve us up some trendy tequila cocktails that don't require licking, slamming, or sucking.
Whatamelon No. 3
From: Elixir, San Francisco
What You'll Need:
1.5 oz. tequila blanco
1 oz. St. Germain
2 oz. watermelon juice
or 5 1" watermelon cubes
6 mint leaves
0.5 oz. lime juice
0.5 oz. agave nectar
Mint leaves for garnish
Serve on the rocks.Related: The Best Tequila Drinks
From: Yxta Cocina Mexicana, Los Angeles
What You'll Need:
1.5 oz. Real de Mexico
Fresh pineapple chunks
2 thin slices of jalapeño
1 teaspoon of cilantro
3 lime wedges
1.5 oz. of simple syrup (or equal measures of water and Zulka cane sugar)
Splash of fresh sour mix
1 jalapeño slice for garnish
Serve over ice.The El Diablo
From: Salud Tequila Lounge, Chicago
What You'll Need:...Read More »
1.5 oz. tequil
- Cosmo Latina | Shine Latina | Fri, Aug 31, 2012 3:44 PM EDT | CommentsBy Flor de Maria Rivera
Flor de Maria Rivera
How can I look sexy without showing too much skin?
I always say that you don't need to show a lot of skin to look sexy. One of the biggest mistakes a lot of women make is that they wear tight clothes while showing cleavage and legs at the same time. Sexiness comes from within. If you feel good about yourself and what you are wearing, that's only going to reflect on the outside and make you look and feel fabulous! So for those of you who don't think you can be smokin' hot without showing cleavage, here are 10 quick tips and some pieces I love.
Related: How to Rock the Oxblood Trend
1. My motto: If you want to show legs, cover up on top. If you want to show cleavage, cover your legs more. At the end of the day, you don't want to look like you're trying too hard--or worse, wind up looking like a stripper!Read More »