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The 3 Sporty Platform Sandals You Need

The 3 Sporty Platform Sandals You Need

The platform has been used since 220 B.C. when Greek actors wore leather ones with heels made out of cork. The higher the platform shoe the more important the actor was. It wasn't until the 1930's when Salvatore Ferragamo debuted his fashion forward version of the platform shoe. 

Salvatore Ferragamo 1930's Platform Shoe

Salvatore Ferragamo 1930's Platform Shoe

In the 70's disco dancing was in the limelight and so were high-heeled platform sandals and shoes which became a real trend. Since then we've seen platform sneakers brought to you by the Spice Girls in the 90's, sandals or oxfords with a thick and flat sole in the 2010's and platform pumps which are current staple shoe. 

This summer of 2018, platform sandals are back with a vengeance, get your sporty on with our faves below!

Platform Sandals With Silver Straps

Make a statement with these imaginative and fashion forward sandals featuring laminated straps.

Orig: $49.99

Now: $39.99

(Limited Availability)


Vydien

New to the platform sandal game? This is the perfect one to start and sparkle with and goes will with almost any summer outfit.

Orig: $75

Now: $37.50


Qupid Chunky Flatform Sandals

Stylish flatform sandal with a violet metallic finish that makes it the perfect shoe to go with summer skirts and shorts.

Orig: $106.00

Now: $39.00



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How Much Should You Spend on Skincare

How Much Should You Spend on Skincare?

Each month, the skincare world introduces the next must-have and advanced product or skincare line to address fine lines, dark spots or acne.

But the questions start to arise: do I need to spend $45 on a cleanser when the one I have works well? And do I need to buy and entire skincare line and its products to get the best in skincare? The answers vary per person, especially when it comes to what products someone has already tried and their concern and age category. 

The good news is that great skincare does not have to break the bank and can happen at home with just a few investment pieces. According to aesthetician Kerry Benjamin, owner of Spa Benjamin in Mar Vista, CA, the three pieces of advice she recommends to her clients for at-home skincare maintenance are:
1.Invest in skincare devices, such as cleansing brushes or LED devices for fine lines or acne

2.Wash smarter with the right cleanser

3.Focus on hydration for all skin types (including oily), but don't invest to much money on a moisturizer. Instead, focus on serums, which have high concentrations of active ingredients. 

Skincare Devices

Now more than ever, skincare devices are easily accessible outside of spas and dermatologist offices and just as easy to use. The bonus: they help prolong visits to the spa and dermatologist. The Clarisonic brushes are recommended by U.S. dermatologists and aestheticians since they are gentle for all skin types, clean 6 times better than using hands alone and, promote micro-circulation, which helps with cell turn-over. Bonus: they help make products, such as serums and spot treatments, work better.

Cleansers

While a cleanser with high-end and active ingredients may sound ideal, keep in mind that cleansers only sit on the skin for 1-2 minutes before being washed down the drain. However, make sure to find one that works with your skin type. Neutrogena’s Fresh Foaming Cleanser is soap-free, alcohol-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic and safe enough to remove.

Moisturizer

Remember that every skin type needs moisture. However, also remember that their #1 job is to hydrate only: moisturizers have larger molecules and do not penetrate the epidermis. Instead, focus on investing in a serum, since the molecules are smaller, penetrate the epidermis and go to the layers of skin that need treatment and repair. Philosophy’s No Reason to Hide is a multi-tasking serum that uses ingredients including vitamins B and C to addresses multiple concerns, including uneven texture, fine lines and discolorations.

Tips and Tricks:

• Where to spend: facial serums and eye creams.

• Where to save: cleansers, masks, exfoliators, toners, moisturizers and SPF. Along with cleansers, masks and exfoliators only sit on the skin for a short period of time. Look for any alcohol-free toner and choose a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher.


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How to Master the Nude Lip Look

How to Master the Nude Lip Look

The nude lip look dates back to the 1960’s when pasty-white lips were paired with over-the-top jet black eyeliner and mascara. Since then, the look of nude lips has gone to extremes: from matching the lip color to the skintone, to the deep, chocolate brown shades from the 1990s, with some old-school makeup tips along the way (“mix concealer with lip gloss!”)

How to find a shade for each skintone:

Very Fair (with a milky undertone) – soft baby pink
Fair – rosy-beige
Light (olive undertone) – pink or beige
Olive (warm, gold undertone) – soft peach, creamy pink-beige or caramel with a glossy finish
Olive (cool, pink undertone) – sheer pink
Tan – glossy, shimmery nude
Medium – caramel, warm beige, coral or a pink that’s lighter than the skin
Caramel – beige-caramel
Mocha – rosy-pink mauve or caramel-rose
Dark – rosy-brown with faint gold flecks or a shade slightly lighter than skintone
Very Dark – toffee, cocoa or chocolate brown with faint gold flecks

Tips and Tricks

-Remember that the goal is to separate the lips from the skin and not match the lip color to the skintone exactly.

-Choose shades that are not too shiny or too matte.

-Prep lips by exfoliating with a gentle lip scrub or clean, damp washcloth. Apply lip moisturizer to avoid the look of parched or ashy lips.

-Put your index finger in your mouth and gently close your lips around it then pull it out, in order to take off the lipstick from inside of your lips. It won't wind up o your teeth

-Take the extra time to apply it with a brush in the morning or before a night on the town to help lipstick stay longer

-Don't forget to start with a clean up your lips gently. You can do by lightly rubbing your lips with a damp washcloth.


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How To Contour

How to Contour

One of the popular trends in the cosmetic world is contouring, defined as emphasizing shadows and light on the face, with some beauty sources calling it the “New Photoshop.” Unlike the dramatic contoured looks of the 1980’s, where the approach was to create sharp angles or hide imperfections, the modern approach to contouring is about bringing dimension and symmetry to all face shapes. According to celebrity makeup artist Beau Nelson, the goal is to create a subtle definition and not a noticeable look.
According to the ProTeam Color Consultants at Sephora.com. The first step of contouring is to recognize face shape, which are categorized in four main shapes:
Round
Square
Oval
Heart-shaped
Other shapes include oblong, diamond and triangle:

Before contouring, start by prepping skin with moisturizer and foundation. Next, the four basic steps include:

Highlighter- used to lengthen areas of the face and bring light to areas such as the center of eyebrows, under the eyes and lips and the center of the nose. Shimmer shades can be used.

Contour- choose shades that are not too orange or brown and avoid shimmer; matte colors work best and look the most natural. Apply to areas such as the temples, jawline, and most importantly, the cheekbones. For some face shapes, contour colors can be applied to the neck.

Blend- focus on keeping the points of light by blending the dark shades into the light shades. For best results, use a damp, egg-shaped sponge, such as the Beauty Blender , which provides precision, streak-free blending.

Finish- set the look with loose or pressed powder. Add warmth with a blush or bronzer.

Tips and Tricks:

-Contour products are available in powders, creams and pencils. Choose powders for a matte finish or creams and pencils for a more dewy finish.

-According to Nelson, pay attention to brush shape. Use at least two: one for highlighting and one for contouring. A dual-ended brush with tapered, synthetic bristles to create a precise finish. A fan brushed can also be used to feather products and create an airbrushed look.


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How to Lighten Dark Lips

How to Lighten Dark Lips

Rosy pink and red lips are the image of youth and beauty and are also an indicator of one’s health. The unique feature of lips is the vermillion border, the distinct line of separation of pink or red from the skin on the face, and blood vessels give lips their reddish-pinkish color. But unfortunately, just like the skin on the face, lips can become dry, discolored and dark due to factors including:

• Excessive sun and UV exposure
• Hormones
• Genetics and aging
• Cigarette smoking
• Licking the lips

The skin on the lips consists of 3-4 cellular layers and is approximately 0.10 inches thick, as opposed to skin on the face. Also, lips don’t have sweat glands and, like skin on the face, can thin with age. Luckily, there are several ways to treat and minimize discoloration with these suggestions:

• Use a daily lip balm containing SPF15 or 20, and look for ingredients such as shea butter to hydrate and heal rather than coat the lips. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF15 hydrates, repairs and plumps with ingredients including mango and shea-butter, black current seed and grape-seed oils and are offered in a variety of natural-looking lip tints, including Petal and Rose.

• For an intense night-time lip treatment, Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm contains honey, sunflower and almond oils, shea-butter and grapefruit essence to heal and repair and can be applied in a thick layer overnight for the most dry lips.

• Make a homemade lip lightening mask that is all natural, biodegradable and food grade. Make a paste using ½ tbsp of honey with ½ tbsp of white sugar along with 4-5 drops of lemon juice. Apply to clean, dry lips, let sit for 15-20 minutes, then gently massage for 1-2 minutes to remove excess dead skin cells and promote microcirculation. Use 1-2 times per week for best results.

• Take a daily collagen supplement, since collagen is a major component of lip. Collagen production begins to slow down in our mid-20’s and ceases in the early 40’s. NeoCell SuperCollagen Type 1 and 3 supplements not only support and maintain the structure of skin, hair and nails but contain vitamin C to help maintain healthy blood vessels.


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Delicious Latino Desserts

Delicious Latino Desserts

Don't ignore that sweet tooth, and try some of these recipes to calm down that craving. 

Spicy Mango Ice Pops Recipe

Chile and mango are a lethal combination for the Latino pallet. Remember, it’s not just about the heat, but about the flavor. See the recipe 

Mexican Sweet Bread Recipe

If you want your home to smell like a panadería, try this simple recipe for a perfect Mexican concha.  See the recipe 

This Puerto Rican delight will take you back your childhood days when your madrecita allowed you scrape the pot clean. See the recipe 

Blueberry and Peach Empanadas

We’ve all heard the expression “easy as pie.” Now take that literally and apply it to this delicous and easy empanada recipe. See the recipe 

Fried Dough Ball With Wine Syrup Recipe

It doesn’t need to be Christmas or New Year’s to make this delicious treat. And while buñuelos can be found in more than one variation, enjoy this simple recipe. See the recipe 


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Costa Rica, the Greenest Country in the World

Costa Rica, the Greenest Country in the World

Costa Rica is the greenest country in the world. So if you are planning a trip and feeling “green”, Costa Rica is your destination. This country pioneered ecotourism and during the last 3 decades has focused in protecting and preserving its biodiversity. Half of this Central American country is considered a protected area. Seventeen national parks, seven biological reserves and several wildlife refuges are waiting for you. For its dimension, you can have breakfast in the Caribbean and enjoy dinner in the Pacific.

Manuel Antonio National Park

It is a small biological island located in the Pacific coast, South of Quepos, 82 Miles from San Jose. It has a vast flora and fauna: 352 species of birds, 109 species of mammals, a diverse marine fauna and 346 species of flora. This National Park is one of the most beautiful in the country, receiving the biggest number of national and international visitors. You may be asking: How do I get there? By plane: Sansa and Nature Air, by bus: departing from the Coca Cola terminal three times a day or renting a car: driving 3 hours and a half approximately.

Arenal Volcano

It is Costa Rica’s most active volcano. Located in Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, it is approximately 7.000 years old. Legend goes Maleku Indians said the God of Fire lived inside. Los Ahogados, Costa Rica Volcano, Río Frío Volcano, Arenal Mountain, Pan de Azúcar Mountain, Los Canastes Volcano or Pelón Volcano, are among the different names it has been called throughout the years. Currently, it is named Arenal Volcano because lava deposited at the base of the cone has a sandy appearance.

Tortuguero National Park

It is located in the Caribbean coast of the country’s Northeast region. It was declared a national park in 1970 because green turtles, an extinct species, lay their eggs in this area from March to the middle of October. The best way towatchthem is far from the edge, on boat or canoe, not to bother the turtles. Tortuguero is also a reserve for 60 species of mammals, 300 species of birds and 170 species of reptiles and amphibians.


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History Behind Caesar Salad

Story behind Caesar Salad

What is the story behind Caesar salad? There is no doubt that one of the most nationally sampled, craved and popular salads in the United States is the “classic” Cesar Salad. This nutritious and flavorful combination of crunchy creamy and fresh intake has undergone many changes in its culinary existence. I wonder: How many people really know the true identity of such prized delicacy?

I remember my dad telling the story of two Italian brothers, Alex and Cesar Cardini, who lived in Tijuana and owned a restaurant close to the year 1930. According to the story, some American pilots came into the restaurant but there was not much to offer in the restaurant.

The Cardini brothers decided to serve the salad their own mother had created out of the only ingredients in her pantry when they were children in Italy and poverty was prevalent in their family.

Needless to say, Caesar salad was a huge success. César Cardini patented a bottled version of the dressing and from there on it was mass-produced in the United States. I must say I am much more fond of Mrs. Cardini’s recipe, where scarcity combined with creativity and skill to come up with a magical formula that nourished her family efficaciously and deliciously and somehow (I suspect it was the other brother) made its way to Mexico City where it was given first-class treatment.

Early on in my childhood in Mexico City, I remember, it was only served in high-end Italian restaurants. Ordering a Cesar salad implied a special occasion in which there was a formidable display of events since this was not any salad… no sirreee! This salad was eaten with a fork and knife and required 2 people share it (the menu was clear about it). This forced fellow diners to further their relationships while creating culinary alliances. 

However, without a doubt, the greatest attribute Caesar salad offered was that it was prepared at the table. The waiter not only took your order and bussed the tables but he transformed into a gastronomic alquimist and within five minutes he would thrash, crush and flatten an anchovy fillet inside a beautiful wooden salad bowl, add golden streams of extra virgin olive-oil, squeeze a lemon, integrate a soft boiled egg and sprinkle with a few drops of “Maggi” sauce. All of this magic was done with only a tablespoon.

From a cloth napkin he would take the romaine whole lettuce leaves and from a small plate he would take the freshly fried pieces of bread and then incorporated everything back into the bowl where the lettuce and the bread bathed happily in the sauce. Right around minute 4:45 he would serve two very attractive plates of Cesar salad. The final touches were freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cracked fresh pepper. One could not help feeling a part of the process and privileged of being the fortunate diner who would enjoy such exquisite food.


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Top Swimsuits To Rock This Summer

Top Trendy Swimsuits To Rock For Summer

BY LORENA YANGUAS

June 4 2018

One Piece

This season, one piece swimsuits are taking over with styles such as cut-outs, monochromatic, color block, classics or edgy. Get the perfect beach look by rocking one of these swimsuits and adding your best accessories.

PrettyLittleThing Cut Out Swimsuit

A trendy design with a Brazilian cut perfect for a pool day

origin :$45   Sale: $32 

Palm Print Cross Back Swimsuit

Tropical one piece with a criss cross palm decoration.

Sale: $13

Bleu by Rod Beattie Off-The-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit

Stunning and sunshine-ready swimsuit with removable straps so you can switch up the style and fit.

Sale: $125

Blue Life Willow One-Piece Swimsuit

The perfect swimsuit to show off your curves featuring a strappy one shoulder construction, front and back cut-outs and a high cut leg.

Sale: $154

Bikini

This season the trends on bikinis are crop tops, high-leg, high-waist, straps, floral and tropical prints, new material and sport look.

Victoria's Secret Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Top

A beautiful and unique stretchy smocked fabric top that you won't be able to wait to wear at the beach.

Sale: $154

Pink Gingham High Leg Off Shoulder Bikini Swimsuit - Two Piece Set

A gingham print bikini featuring a bandage crop swim top with off the shoulder sleeve and choker neck and high cut leg bottom.

Sale: $24.37

Multicolor Stripe High Leg Bikini Set

Stunning multi-colored striped bikini set with a push up top and high legged bottom.

Sale: $11.79

Softly Love Crop Bikini Top

A soft, resistant stretch fabric bikini top featuring shiny effect fabric and a stunning open back.

Sale: $50

Salines Pink Floral Off Shoulder Bikini Top

Tropical blooms enhance the feminine charm of this ruffled overlay, off shoulder bikini top. Enhanced by tropical blooms this bikini top.is perfect for a getaway destination.

Sale: $95

Crochet Bikini Top

A chic bikini with a crochet knit design, contrast trim and back self-tie closure with tasseled ends.

Sale: $17.90

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