Blog Posts by Shine Latina editor

  • PHOTOS: See Ricky Martin as a Father

    As we celebrate the August birthday of Ricky Martin's twin boys, take a look back at their cutest moments of their first four years.

  • William Levy Dishes on His Past and Future

    William Levy has been the body behind many a steamy novela scene, but the "Brad Pitt of Mexico" is now lending his face to a Pepsi NEXT campaign featuring new tropical flavors like Paradise Mango and Cherry Vanilla, targeting Latinos and calorie-conscious consumers.

    "Mango has a past with me," says Levy of his favorite of the two new offerings. "I used to steal mangos all the time from my neighbors in Cuba." It was only a matter time before the endorsement deals starting pouring in for this Cuban-born actor who has a built up a loyal following in Latin America and most recently in the US after a stint on "Dancing with the Stars".

    Photos: Levy's sexy dancing style

    With the continued exposure, Levy is rapidly becoming a recognized name for housewives and abuelas alike. And he appreciates the love, regardless of where it's coming from.

    Levy talks attention from the ladies:

    As for his fit physique, Levy assures his time as a father keeps him in shape.

    "I have two

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  • Celeb Birthdays in August

    This month's birthday celebrations include some of our favorite movie stars, legendary music icons and even "a couple of presidents". ¡Feliz cumpleaños to all!

  • Selena Gomez Debuts New Look

    As adapted from Manola Urquiza for omg! en Español

    Selena Gomez / FacebookSelena Gomez / FacebookIt may not be a drastic change, but Selena Gomez has debuted a new haircut showing off a more adult look. Just recently, the singer revealed a sexier and more mature side on the cover of ELLE magazine, but Gomez generally maintains a young, wholesome image.

    VIDEO: Get the look of Selena Gomez

    Justin Bieber's lady love posted a photo of her new, shaggy 'do on her Facebook and Twitter account along with a caption that reads, "new hair for a new movie :) I love changing my hair!" The singer, who just celebrated her 20th birthday, is currently filming "Getaway". The movie will be her second dramatic role after the thriller "Aftershock".

    What do you think of the Latina's new look?

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  • Investing 101: Build Wealth with the Money You Have

    Investing 101 (iStockphoto)Investing 101 (iStockphoto)You have taken the reins of your finances; you feel more in control. It's time to look at possible investments, and make your money work for you.


    Shine Latina sat down with personal finance adviser Andrés Gutiérrez to unravel the world of investments and learn how take advantage of financial opportunities.

    Why aren't more Latinos investing?

    No family investments: When it comes to minorities like US Latinos, Gutiérrez believes that they don't invest because they have never been exposed to it. "Latinos are very entrepreneurial; the moment they hear about a business opportunity, they want it. This is the type of venture that gets passed from one generation to another, but, when it comes to investing, they have never seen anyone in the family doing it."

    That "get rich quick" mentality: Besides not having precedent of investments in the family, Latinos tend to buy into short-term wealth. According to Gutiérrez, products that promise to double your money in six months or to make you rich in

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  • Piropos: The Art of Spanish Pick-up Lines

    In the world of love and romance, piropos are the Hispanic culture's answer to the pick-up line.


    Piropos, the Spanish language of romance (iStockphoto)Piropos, the Spanish language of romance (iStockphoto)If you have been to a bar, bets are you've heard them all: "Your legs must be tired because you've been running through my mind all night." Or how about, "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?" Pick-up lines have existed as long as men have tried to capture a woman's attention with wit and poetry. And when it comes to love, this type of interaction can be found across languages and cultures.

    In Spanish-speaking countries, those admiring statements men say to pretty young women are called piropos. And while in the US men usually need to have a couple of drinks in order to approach a woman and toss her a witty line, in Latin America they're usually heard aplenty everywhere from public streets to a town's plaza as girls make their rounds and boys sit appreciating the view.

    BLOG: Bi-racial dating in the Latino world

    Pick-up lines can be flowery or elaborate at times, but

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  • Best Bikini Bodies of Summer

    Being famous requires keeping the body in tip-top shape at all times, but there's no time like summer to find out if the fitness efforts of the famosas are really paying off. We take a look at stars who are raising temperatures with their cute bikini style and hot bods.

  • Abuelita’s Infallible Baby Care Remedies

    When nothing seems to bring relief to a crying baby, moms seek out those tried and true, homemade remedies that never fail-the kind abuelitas always recommended. Here's some well-honed baby care wisdom from past generations.


    Abuela's remedies for baby care/(iStockphoto)Abuela's remedies for baby care/(iStockphoto)Skin care solutions for…
    Cradle Cap: Also known as Seborrheic dermatitis, it's a common skin condition that causes yellowish, flaky scales on a baby's head, forehead and sometimes inside the ears. Apply almond oil to the baby's skin half an hour before his bath. This will help keep the baby's skin soft and supple. Applying baby oil or a very thin layer of Vaseline to the affected area is also an effective option.
    Contact dermatitis and eczema: The pulp of the aloe vera plant is a perfect, natural solution for the treatment of dermatitis and eczema. It soothes, moisturizes, and it has many anti-bacterial properties. Just take a full-grown aloe vera leaf, peel it with a knife as if it were a fruit, and apply the jelly straight into the affected

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  • Who was made in the US?

    Can you tell who the foreigner is just by their looks or name? We've paired up a group of famosos to see if you can guess who was born here and who immigrated to this country. Find out about their legacies on and off the screen.

  • Churros with Dulce De Leche Filling

    Churros filled with dulce de leche / Yahoo!Churros filled with dulce de leche / Yahoo!As adapted from Mariana Coria | Otro stylo para cocinar

    Churros are a delicious, must try snack that melts in your mouth; they're pillows of fried dough that you can either cover in cinnamon sugar or dip in your favorite filling. In this case, we're combining the filling inside the churro.

    Yields: About a dozen pieces

    Total time: 1 hour

    Level: Medium


    Ingredients:

    1 cup water

    3.5 oz. (100 grams) butter

    1 cup all purpose flour

    2 eggs

    Pinch of salt

    1 cup dulce de leche

    Sugar, to coat churros

    Vegetable oil, enough to fry

    Related: The exotic world of Latin sodas

    Preparation:

    Put water, salt and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil; once the mix is boiling, add the flour all at once and stir well until the dough comes away easily from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat, and add both eggs, one at a time, until well combined.

    Place dough in a pastry bag with a mid-sized star tip.

    Heat the oil in a clean pot; once it's

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