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Bella Thorne close up of her nails at the Young Hollywood Awards 2012
Awesome Girly & Punk DIY Manicure
By Amanda Flores | 06/19/2012 - 20:00

Take your favorite pink polish from girly to edgy with this DIY manicure. 

What you'll need:

- Pink polish like Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Must-Have Iris.

- Metallic silver polish. Try, OPI Nail Lacquer in Pirouette My Whistle.

- Pale pink or nude polish. We like, Zoya Nail Polish in Bela.

- A clear top coat

Directions:


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Nail Idea: Leopard Print Nails
Nail Idea: Leopard Print Nails
By Amanda Flores | 06/11/2012 - 14:00

You don’t have to be a cast member of The Jersey Shore to enjoy leopard print. For a subtle brush with your wild side, try wearing the pattern on your nails. The fun part is that you don’t have to stick with neutral browns and tan. This works with as many or as few colors as you want. Here’s how we did it:

What you’ll need: 

- A base nail color. We like OPI Nail Lacquer in Let Them Eat Rice Cake

- Your favorite white polish for "spots."

- Black polish 

- A dotting nail tool

- Piece of cardboard

- Top coat


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5 DIY Skin Care Treatments
5 DIY Skin Care Treatments
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/06/2012 - 15:40

Did you know the secret to great skin is in your kitchen? It’s true. Millions of women across the globe are forking over big bucks for the latest and greatest in skin care treatments, when all they need to do is raid their pantry.


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A Fun Way to Recycle Newspaper: Newsprint Nails
By Amanda Flores | 06/04/2012 - 14:00

Let your hands do all the talking with this funky twist on nail art. It’s a great way to reuse your Sunday paper and the neutral tones make it the perfect accent to any outfit. Get the look in just four quick steps.

What you’ll need:

- A neutral nail polish

- 10 strips of newspaper (wide enough to span your nail)

- A small bowl filled with vodka or rubbing alcohol

- Top coat

Here’s how to do it:


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The Ultimate Summer Beauty Guide
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 05/31/2012 - 17:00

Sun, warm weather, shorts… yep, summer is (almost) here. Stock your makeup bag with these summer essentials to get you through the season. 


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Kat Von D Blonde at Teen Choice Awards 2009
Beauty Transformation: Kat Von D
By Samantha Leal | 05/31/2012 - 13:00

Tattoo artist Kat Von D is known for her tattoos, but her beauty risks don't stop there. Take a peek at her beauty transformation.


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Pamela Love Spring 2012 Nails
How To Create The Reverse French Manicure
By Amanda Flores | 05/29/2012 - 15:00

Give your fingers a glam touch with the chic and elegant reverse French mani. We love that it looks super-fancy but is surprisingly simple to do.

Here are our tips inspired by the nail art at Pamela Love’s spring show.

1. Start by cleaning your nails with polish remover to get rid of any natural oils, then apply a base coat.


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Foundation 101: Your Guide to BB Creams
By Valerie Tejeda | 05/28/2012 - 13:00

Whenever a new product hits the shelves and promises great results, it’s easy to be skeptical. The latest item to pop up everywhere is the new generation of foundation called BB cream. "Beauty Balm" or "Blemish Balm" originally started in Asia and launched in the U.S. last year.

BB cream is especially good for those (like Latinas) who are genetically predisposed to melasma and hyperpigmentation, that both create skin discoloration. The balm also helps with acne, has anti-aging ingredients, and has a built in SPF!


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Singer Kat Deluna
Kat’s Closet: Summer Skin Care
By Kat Deluna | 05/23/2012 - 19:00

In the summer it is super vital to keep your skin moisturized, protected and exfoliated. Especially now that more of it will be seen! Here are some of my favorite tips to keep your skin in tip-top shape.

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate


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5 Easy Self-Tanners to Try
5 Easy Self-Tanners to Try
By Samantha Leal | 05/21/2012 - 16:00

Tanning for most Latinas seems to be a non-issue. Many of us don’t burn, so skin cancer doesn’t even cross our minds. But it should: anyone can develop skin cancer, no matter their skin color. In fact, it’s even more serious for us because of the lack of self-monitoring – skin cancer is often detected too late and is frequently fatal for Latinas.

As part of skin cancer awareness month, we’ve rounded up the best self-tanning products to get that bronzed look without the sun. Que bonita! 


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