• Shakira and Gerard Piqué Latin crossover sensation Shakira and boyfriend, Gerard Piqué, welcomed their first son into the world on January 22nd.

    The proud couple, who were in Piqué's hometown of Barcelona, Spain for the baby's arrival, have named their bundle of joy Milan Piqué Mebarak.

    In a joint announcement on the singer's website, the new parents shared:

    We are happy to announce the birth of Milan Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 22nd at 9:36pm, in Barcelona, Spain.

    The name Milan (pronounced MEE-lahn), means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification.

    Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth.

    Baby Milan weighed approximately 6 lbs., 6 oz., and the hospital confirms both mother and child are doing well.

    Outlets ignited when Shakira hinted at the impending birth on her Twitter account, asking for fans' prayers "on this very important day".

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  • Learn how to create a polished and professional makeup look perfect for work in just a few, quick steps.

    By Charleen Gonzalez for Shine Latina

    Work-ready makeupWhen you're getting ready for work in the morning, you may not have a lot of time to apply your makeup. But, just because you may be rushing out the door, doesn't mean you can't enhance your natural features quickly! You want to remember to go with something natural and neutral for work; not too heavy on the eyeliner or mascara, and maybe a light lip.

    I'll show you simple eye makeup that you can do in minutes, plus a quick base that perfects the skin without hard work. This is a five-minute makeup routine that will leave you looking polished and ready for work.

    Step 1: Apply a Base
    The brushes I'm using are all from Eco Tools. For the base I chose this fantastic new product by Tarte, their BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer, which triples as a moisturizer, primer and light foundation. If you like a little more coverage, apply your regular Read More »from VIDEO: Makeup for the Office in 5 Steps
  • Sure, your kids can use an iPad and order movies on demand, but how savvy are they when it comes to life's basic skills? Take them back to basics, teaching them practical skills they'll need to become well-rounded adults.

    Learn how to tie a tieFamilies these day- and especially kids- seem to rely on technology for virtually everything. Need information for a school paper? Google your subject, and the amount of data available is overwhelming. Need to learn how to tie your shoes? I'm sure there's an easy-to-follow YouTube video that'll explain. Books, games, recipes, movies- there's no limit to what can be reached and learned with the right high-tech device.

    A useless generation?
    So, I started to ask myself: Are our kids relying on technology and other amenities so much that they'd be rendered useless if they didn't have the conveniences they've grown accustomed too? What kind of skills do they have in their "life bag" that could help them if there were no more smartphones or iPads? I'm continuously amazed

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  • From presenters to nominees, Latinas brought the glam to the Golden Globes.

  • We take a look at how the Colombian singer's sense of style has changed throughout the years.

  • Savoring a warm plate of homemade soup is at the heart of the Latin kitchen throughout the year, but it's never more celebrated than when the chill of winter sets in. Dive into some of the heartiest recipes you'll ever make (and taste!).

    Chupe de camaronesChupe de camaronesCHUPE DE CAMARONES (Peru)
    A traditional chowder from the mountain regions of Peru, the original "chupe" recipe calls for fresh river shrimp, caught by hand.

    (6 servings)


    2 lbs shrimp, with shells and heads
    4 cups water (more if necessary)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
    1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    1 tablespoon aji panca chili paste (can substitute tomato paste)
    1 teaspoon aji amarillo chili paste
    1 cup peas, either fresh or frozen
    1/4 cup long-grain white rice
    1-2 ears of corn, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    1 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks
    1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
    1/4-1/2 cup queso fresco, cut into 1/2-inch dice
    1 cup evaporated milk
    1 tablespoon fresh oregano,

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  • From dresses and makeup to hair and accessories, we've a got a sneak peek into the hottest trends for the New Year and how some Latinas are showing them off.

  • By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

    Tuna Coconut CevicheMi hermana Natalia lived with her husband in a sailboat for a few years. During her travels, she was exposed to the culinary world of the Colombian coast- an area known for its abundance of fresh food. She learned everything from the proper way to barbecue seafood onboard to making meat conserves while at sea that lasted up to three years. One of my favorite dishes was her easy-to-make tuna and coconut ceviche, common in Baru, a small island off the shore.

    During my last visit to her house in Bogotá, I asked her to make that same tuna dish. With pen and paper in hand, I carefully took note of the recipe and ingredients expecting this to be a long and complex process. To my surprise, thirty minutes into the cooking we were already serving dinner. Enjoy!

    Diced fresh tunaIngredients
    (4 servings)
    3 limes, juiced
    1 lb. fresh tuna, diced
    1/2 cup coconut milk
    1 tsp. sea salt
    1/2 cup shredded carrots
    1/2 small white onion, julienned
    1 red bell pepper, julienned

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  • By Liliana Moyano for Shine Latina

    Detox smoothieDetox smoothieGrowing up, mi nana made exotic juice blends I refused to drink. She chased me down for hours with juice in hand until I finally gave in. But once I took the first sip, I always asked for more. Sometimes she'd blend spinach and guava, or pineapple, garlic and celery. Over time I learned not to ask what was in the juice because it all sounded very weird to me.

    Every January, she made a detox beverage that was delightful, colorful and delicious mixing papaya, orange, carrot, ginger and honey. Besides being the perfect morning juice, it is packed with vitamin C, giving your metabolism a great kick start. Nana made this smoothie at least once a month, but after eating all that rich holiday food, it was on the family's menu every day for a full week. ¡Bienvenido 2013!

    Main ingredientsIngredients
    (1 serving)
    3 oranges, juiced
    3 oz. papaya
    ½ cup shredded carrots
    1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
    1 tbsp. honey

    Try this recipe with my healthy avocado-egg salad


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  • Meet little Leo Encinas Cruz, the apple of the eye of some very overprotective Spanish parents: actors Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.


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