Some Things You Should Know About Earthquakes

No matter how jaded one can be, when the earth shakes, and shakes hard like it did this Sunday at the border between Costa Rica and Panama, will may falter. Topping 6,3 on the old Richter scale this earthquake or “temblor” was really noticeable. Although there were no casualties, several people were injured and there … Continue reading Some Things You Should Know About Earthquakes

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Take a Trip to Martinique and See How This Importer is Bringing Back Some of the Caribbean’s Best Rum

PHOTO CREDIT: Mary Beth Koeth Rum production on Martinique traditionally wraps up by the first week of June, just before the arrival of the rainy season, but Habitation La Favorite was still running at full steam when I arrived on the 12th of the month this past year. The distillery, a ramshackle cinder block and corrugated … Continue reading Take a Trip to Martinique and See How This Importer is Bringing Back Some of the Caribbean’s Best Rum

The Story Behind Yalitza Aparicio’s Oscar Night Dress

A few months ago, the name Yalitza Aparicio would not have meant much to many, but tonight, at the Academy Awards, she stands proudly nominated for Best Actress for her role in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma. Before being catapulted into the spotlight by Cuarón’s latest film, the 25-year-old primary school teacher from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, had no … Continue reading The Story Behind Yalitza Aparicio’s Oscar Night Dress

Lupita Nyong’o Wore $45 Stilettos from Aldo on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

So rare to see A-list celebs show off affordable style on the red carpet. Thankfully, "Black Panther" star Lupita Nyong'o has given us budget style to swoon over. She strolled the red carpet at Sunday's Golden Globes in a strapless blue-beaded fringe dress from Calvin Klein by Appointment. Her shoes? The $45 Leventer silver stilettos … Continue reading Lupita Nyong’o Wore $45 Stilettos from Aldo on the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Support Latinx-Owned Beauty Brands With These Great Gifts

During Hispanic Heritage Month, consider trying out some of our favorite Latinx-owned beauty brands, or start stocking up for your holiday gifting needs. These incredible brands were all started by Latinx founders and have some of the prettiest gifts we've ever seen. Your friends will be thrilled to unwrap a rose gold set from Honest … Continue reading Support Latinx-Owned Beauty Brands With These Great Gifts

10 Classic Cuban Recipes Straight from Abuelita’s Cookbook

Recently in my small NYC apartment, I've started feeling very nostalgic for the sun-filled, lively Miami days I had growing up. My family is crazy, hilarious, functional in the most dysfunctional of ways, and, most of all, loving – which is all to say, we are Cuban-American. Led by grandparents who fled Cuba in the … Continue reading 10 Classic Cuban Recipes Straight from Abuelita’s Cookbook

15 Nontraditional Dresses to Wear for Your Quinceañera

For a young Latina girl, turning 15 is major. Representing a girl's transition to womanhood, the traditional celebration is defined by the voluminous white ballgown, which makes the quinceañera look like a low-key child bride. But while traditions are beautiful and important, they could also use an update. When it came time for me to … Continue reading 15 Nontraditional Dresses to Wear for Your Quinceañera

Take a Train to Mexico’s Most ‘Magical’ Town of Tequila

You’d think it would be hard to live up to being designated a “magical” town, but Tequila, Mexico more than delivers on the hype. Nestled deep within the state of Jalisco in central Mexico, the tiny community of Tequila, which was designated a Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) by the Mexican Secretariat of Tourism, has been … Continue reading Take a Train to Mexico’s Most ‘Magical’ Town of Tequila

Celebrate International Women’s Day With These 30 Latina Power Songs

Gloria Trevi, Ana Tijoux, Bebé, Bomba Estereo, Jenni Rivera, Paulina Rubio and many more sing out for women. Women sing out for themselves -- en español, and sometime English -- on our empowerment playlist honoring women's rights around the world. From classic Latin pop anthems to inspiring Latin alternative tracks and euphoric tropical dance songs, … Continue reading Celebrate International Women’s Day With These 30 Latina Power Songs

Salma Hayek Pinault Gives a Quick Tour of Mexico City

The actress and champion for women’s rights was a star in Mexico before she hit Hollywood. Here, she shares the inside scoop on her home country’s capital. HIDDEN GEM: Xochimilco, where people can experience live music, authentic Mexican food, and handmade crafts on the trajineras, which are small boats decorated with colorful flowers. CAN’T BE MISSED: The Teotihuacan pyramids. … Continue reading Salma Hayek Pinault Gives a Quick Tour of Mexico City

This Latina Makeup Artist Invented the Beautyblender

Backstage at Fashion Week, in the suitcases of some of your favorite supermodels, and even in your own makeup bag, chances are you'll find a familiar pink teardrop sponge. The Beautyblender is a phenomenon. Today, seventeen sponges are sold every minute, and over 325,000 YouTube videos have been created around the makeup tool. That is … Continue reading This Latina Makeup Artist Invented the Beautyblender

Meet Farah Vargas, the Dominican Influencer Who Launched Her Own Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Brand

She's fabulous, empowering, and a skincare guru turned beauty boss babe and Instagram users can't stop raving over her products. In hopes of creating a fierce, inclusive, and modern business Farah Vargas launched a lifestyle brand called, Pinkness Co. Chances are you've seen her sleek rosy packaging all over some of your favorite Latinas' feeds. The Dominican influencer's … Continue reading Meet Farah Vargas, the Dominican Influencer Who Launched Her Own Natural Beauty and Lifestyle Brand