Noche de ICONOS!!!

El jueves pasado tuve el honor de trabajar con L'Oreal Paris entrevistando a tosS las estrellas que desfilaron por la alfombra roja de la fiesta ÍCONOS DE ESTILO que año tras año realiza la Revista Vanidades.

Verán en este vídeo las entrevista a personajes legendarios y sus trucos de belleza y moda...Rita Moreno, Roselyn Sanchez, Lili Estefan, además de la inspiración de otros homenajeados como Narciso Rodríguez o el simpático Raul de Molina!

Antes de que empezara la fiesta un equipo experto de L'Oreal París me prepararon para lucir como una estrella.
Brandy y Spikey hicieron mi peinado y mi maquillaje de manera clásica y glamorosa. Piel radiante, labios  seductores en rojo carmín y ondas suaves en el cabello.

Aquí hay algunos de los nuevos productos de L'Oreal Paris que usaron para que se año en a ensayarlos!! Todos se consiguen en supermercados, farmacias y en  www.LorealParisUSA.com

El primer secreto para una piel radiante y un maquillaje que dure por horas es la buena hidratación, que logró Brandy apocando unas gotas del aceite facial Age Perfect Glow Renewal Oil. Una fórmula delicada y no grasosa que hidrata y prepara la piel para el maquillaje. La aplicó sobre el rostro bien limpio. Qué rico olor!!

Prosiguió con base natural, ojos ahumados en tonos de gris, lápiz delineador en negro y mucha mascara para dramatizar la mirada.

El remate fueron los labios en rojo carmín con una nueva alternativa: Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour. Qué impacto!! El tono utilizado fue el #30 en coral.

 Y para crear mis ondas suaves y sedosas, combatir el frizz y lograr el peinado perfecto durante las dos horas que duró mi trabajo en la alfombra Spikey usó un poco de aceite capilar que dió brillo y textura a mi pelo: Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil.

Puso una pequeña cantidad desee la raíz a las puntas antes de empezar a crear las ondas con una tenaza encrespadora gruesa. Fijó cada mechón con ganchillos para mayor duración y soltó todo el cabello para rematar el peinado una vez me vestí con mi diseño en blanco y negro de Marchesa.

Fue una noche llena de íconos que no olvidaré. Adoré trabajar con
L'Oreal Paris y su equipo, entrevistar a las estrellas y darme cuenta de por qué "LO VALEN" como bien dice la marca!

 L’Oreal Paris es una marca comprometida en ayudar a hacer sentir a las mujeres más poderosas y valiosas, claro está a todas las Latinas pues bien lo valemos todo!!


Sigan @lorealparisusa en Twitter y en Instagram para enterarse de lo último relacionado con sus fabulosos  productos!!
 


An ICONIC night!!

Last Thursday I had the honor to work for L'Oreal Paris interviewing all the stars that walked the red carpet of the party ICONOS DE ESTILO hosted every year by Revista Vanidades.

Take a look at the video and the fabulous beauty and fashion secrets that stars like Rita Moreno, Roselyn Sanchez, Lili Estefan shared with me and the inspiration of designers like Narciso Rodriguez and fashion lovers like Raul de Molina!!

Before the party started I was pampered and made to look like a star by a delightful team of experts from L'Oreal Paris! Brandy and Spikey who did my hair and makeup in a beautiful classic style! It was all about perfect skin and red hot lips, soft wavy and shiny hair!

Here are some of the new L'Oreal Paris products that they used. You can find them all at www.LorealParisUSA.com

The first secret for glowing skin and flawless makeup was the new
Age Perfect Glow Renewal Oil. A delicate and non greasy formula that hydrates and prepares the skin for makeup. Brandy used it after cleansing my skin. What a delicious smell!!




She went for luminous skin, smokey eyes with a grey palette, lots of black eyeliner and mascara to glam up my look.

And the final touch were the red luscious lips with a new wonder called Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour. Talk about for bold lips!! The shade that she used was 30 a beautiful coral.

For my soft and silky waves and to tame frizz Sipkey also used an oil based product that added shine and made my hair behave during the entire time on the red carpet while I was doing my interviews. She used a few drops of Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil from root to ends before starting to create the waves with a thick curler. While my makeup was being done she used clips to hold each section and let them all down as soon as I got dressed with my beautiful black and white Marchesa dress.

This was an iconic night I will never forget! I loved working with L'Oreal Paris and meeting or chatting again with stars that prove as this brand says that they are all WORTH it!

 L’Oreal Paris is a brand that is committed to empowering women and of course US beautiful Latinas deserve it all!!



Follow @lorealparisusa on Twitter and Instagram for great updates on new products!!
 


Proud to be a LATINA! The DREAM consumer

In September and October we celebrate our Hispanic heritage,  our traditions and our power to shape the future of the  United States!

Our population is growing and so is our influence in this nation, we simply have to be more and more aware of who we are and what we represent. We must make smart choices to lead a better life.

As a magazine editor for 12 years at People Español and now a blogger and TV presenter in a field as wide and important as that of beauty and fashion I know a thing or two about our enormous importance in the market, about our desire to look good, to dress smart and chic and to always carry the latest trends: We are the dream consumer!!!

We are indeed the dream consumer and we are more and more attractive day after day to both fashion and beauty brands out there who want to conquer us with new products, new wardrobe alternatives and items to make us look prettier.

One thing is true: the prettier we feel the more powerful we act and become! But that doesn't mean we can't be smart about it too!

So listen up to a few facts about our population that will make us feel proud and a few tips and tricks when it is time to go shopping and investing wisely!!


COOL FACTS:

Latinos are fueling the growth of America’s middle class while maintaining a bicultural lifestyle and working hard to achieve the American Dream.

Upscale latinos, defined as households earning $50K-$100K in annual income, are the most influential segment since the baby boomers and provide lifetime value and upside opportunities for many high-end and luxury brands at present and in the decades to come.

In 2012, the 15 million upscale Latinos in the U.S. accounted for 29 percent of the country’s Hispanic population—that figure is expected to double by 2050.

Upscale Latinos are younger than upscale non-Hispanic Whites (33 years old compared with 39 years old) and they live active lifestyles, often with young families. In fact, 85 percent of upscale Hispanics have a household size of three or more, compared with 65 percent of upscale non-Hispanics.

They are mostly concentrated in urban areas such as Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Miami, although they show significant representation in secondary markets such as Honolulu and Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma City.

A force behind new businesses with higher educational and professional attainment, upscale Latinos are technologically savvy and are often viewed as trendsetters among their peers. They’re more likely to use smartphones, own iPads and subscribe to one of the top four U.S. mobile providers.

And in terms of beauty and fashion Upscale Latinos have the disposable income to pamper their image, to look good and they outspend upscale non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics overall on health and beauty products. Men’s toiletries, women’s fragrances, hair care and cosmetics dominate in the health and beauty aisle, and upscale Latinos favor brand choices.

Latinas greatly over-index with Women’s fragrance products than their non-Hispanic counterparts.

So now that we know who we are and how much we are willing to spend here are just a few smart tips to consider before heading out the door to shop for fashion and beauty!!

(Data Source: NIELSEN)


COOL TIPS:

A. Smart shopping tips:

1. It doesn't take a fortune to be fabulous. Spending more doesn't mean you get more. Invest in good and classic accesories like shoes and purses or jewelry and choose less expensive options for the trends of the season. As the word says it they come and go fast!

2. You have to appreciate style, not just consume it. Classic pieces are timeless investments! Know the brands when buying a fancy black or brown leather handbag, chic stilettos and pumps, a great watch, or lovely earrings like a pair of diamond studs (real or faux) that will show you are trendy and smart when it comes to your image.

If you have the money to spend, make it a splurge. Nothing shows off more than your accesories!

3. Shopping for quality and shopping for what you love is always a tough call. Put the price aside for a second  and think how much you love it. Ask yourself if you have anything that already serves the same purpose and how long you will treasure it!
Ask yourself if wearing it will make your happier. If the answer is no, it's probably not worth it.

4. Think color

There is always a shade that defines each season! For this Fall it is all about military green and charcoal grey. Think of them as the new black. Color is the quickest way to look trendy so invest in a garment or accessory and go with the flow.

Another smart strategy that never fails in a working woman's wardrobe is to invest in “NEUTRAL COLORS,” these allow us to wear the same clothes more often unnoticed and find a way of mixing and matching to always renew our look.
Neutral colors include black, white, beige, ivory, taupe, and gray.


5. Be careful with Prints

Select less-to-no prints unless you want a very specific item or accessory. Prints are quite distinct and visible, it’s harder to mix and match them so my advice is to choose accessories rather than garments. Think for example of animal prints! A scarf, shoes or purse are easier to match to neutral shades and you can wear them more often.


6. Active wear

When it comes to work out clothing check always for sales and promotions. Exercise clothing rarely goes out of fashion. And you can get a great deal jackets, leggings or sports bras. For typical gym and yoga exercisers, cheap T-shirts and tank tops are the best bet but you might want to spend more on support bras.


B. Savy Beauty tips:

To make your potions last longer!

Latinas spend their money on fancy creams because they believe in their ingredients. As in fashion the saying less is more is just as valid when it comes to beauty!

Practice portion control in your beauty regime. If you're treating a skin condition — acne, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, sun damage, whatever — you're probably paying more, no matter what.

For spot treatments, don't treat your whole face. If you're targeting acne, treat acne areas. Dab, don't slather. If you're treating wrinkles or hyper-pigmentation, same thing. Put a few dots where you need it, then finish by lightly brushing the excess over the surrounding parts of your cheek or forehead or neck.

The only product you want to slather on face and neck liberally is sunscreen. Don't skimp here; protect your skin now, and it will save you a fortune on specialty corrective potions later. If you are missing this step, especially as you age, you're wasting money on serums and moisturizer.

(Data Source: NIELSEN)

Join me today in this cool party!

It will be FUN!!



Aceite esencial de caléndula


Hecho en casa!! receta de la tía Cookie

Ingredientes:

flores de caléndula frescas mezcladas con aceite esencial vegetal el más puro que se consiga bien sea de oliva, naranja, ajonjolí, coco, ojalá sea prensado en frío.

Preparacion:

Al prepararse se recomienda usar un recipiente de vidrio y almacenar por 45 días fuera de la luz. Al preparar se maceran un poco las flores y luego se cubren con el aceite seleccionado hasta la mitad del frasco.

Se debe darle vueltas al frasco durante esos 45 días para que el aceite llegue a todas las flores. Cuando se cumple el plazo se debe colar con un cedaso sin licuar! Y así se obtiene este aceite apenas prensado y ese es al aceite.

Crema:

Si se desea convertir en crema se mezcla con cera de abejas calientita hasta que el aceite se incorpore.
Al enfriar se convierte en crema.

Usos y remedios:

  • Hidratación
  • Desinflamación
  • Cicatrización
  • Quemaduras


Siempre se aplica frío
Si se envasa en vidrio no es necesario mantenerlo en nevera sino a temperatura ambiente.