Jul 29, 2015


Getting to the Root of Afro-Latina Hair

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Questioning the Standard . The standard of beauty in the United States is obvious.  Most of the supermodels are tall and slender with long, flowing straight hair.  This beauty standard is impartial to skin tone: many Caucasian, African-American and Latina models have the same hairstyles regardless of its natural state.  As an Afro-Latina, my dark […]

How to Communicate Effectively with Men

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Conversations between Los Hombres y Las Mujeres Conversations between men and women are somewhat similar to what happens when you translate something from English to Spanish.  A short sentence in English can turn out to be a verbose, long sentence in Spanish.  Isn’t that right? Similarly, men’s conversations are generally straight to the point.  Short […]

7 Beauty Steps to Help Speed Up Your A.M. Beauty Routine!

Morning Makeup Routine

I wish I were the kind of woman who can get myself up earlier to do my hair and makeup every morning. But, these days I need my sleep and rather get thirty more minutes of shut-eye. Check out some simple beauty steps that help speed up my beauty routine without sacrificing a single minute […]

Latina Bites ~ Plátanos Maduros

Platanos Maduros

Plátanos Maduros! Plátanos maduros are made from ripe (black) plantain bananas, not to be confused with tostones which are made from green plantains.  They are enjoyed in numerous ways; alongside fried eggs, drizzled with sour cream, over ice cream, sprinkled with cinnamon with black beans or rice. I love to eat or should I say devour […]

Your Blog: The Modern Resume


The Power of Blogs in Your Professional Career The traditional paper resume is passé.   Today, it’s all about your social media presence:  how you come across on LinkedIn, Twitter, your Facebook page and other social networks. If you’re building a career or business, there is nothing more telling and revealing then a blog.  In […]

How Much Does It Cost To Be You?


  Have you ever stopped to think how much it costs you to be you for a month? I mean “YOU” just don’t happen…there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining you. Your budget is pretty much a summary of what it costs you to live your life. As a savvy budget-ista, getting a […]

Latina Spotlight: Monica Blanco, Founder of Colour Couture

Monica Blanco, Colour Couture, Hollywood It Girl, Latina Spotlight

This week’s Latina Spotlight is on Monica Blanco. Monica is the Founder and CEO of Colour Couture, a fast-growing sunless tanning company based in southern California.  Monica, a mother of two young girls, grew her business on her own, providing other single mothers and young female entrepreneurs with a platform from which they may launch […]

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