Okay, so it is no secret Latino parents overdress their children, give them weird haircuts, and unique names we’re sure no one has ever thought of. Now, we also love letting their hair grow, especially that of boys. To the point that you don’t know what the hell that kid is, is he a boy, a girl, or a rat? I have to admit, it does look cute on some little boys, but you Latina mommas need to stop trippin’ when I say, “Aww, she’s so pretty!” quickly retorting with, “He’s a BOY!” Well, listen sister, if you don’t want your son to get mistaken for a little princess, maybe you shouldn’t be sending any mixed signals. Just sayin’! Okaaayy!
Latinos LOVE giving their children weird haircuts. As it isn’t bad enough they overdress them for kiddie parties, they also add more insult to injury with the cuts they give them. From half-shaven heads to mohawks, I guess I can forgive my mom for brushing my curls for school pictures, even as a frizzball, it beats some of these odd looking kids.
JLO’s new video, “Live it up” showcases gorgeous dresses, Miami, and the fit diva sporting a perfect summer glow for the beach or just a night out. We’ll teach you how to fake a tan without spending any time with those harmful UV rays. Here’s how to get the look. NOTE: If “yellow” lipstick is too bold for you, no problema, substitute it with pink, coral, or any other daring color of your choice. You will need the following:
Sunscreen (SPF First! Moisturizer optional)
Highlighter (Apply it on the upper side of your cheekbones and on your T-Zone: chin, nose, forehead)
Bronzer (To contour your face, apply where the sun would normally hit— temples, along the cheeks, nose: here’s a how-to video)
LipBalm (moisturize your pucker)
LipStain or Lip Tar(For a matte finish, the tar shown is from OCC in True Primary Yellow)
Mascara, and liners in brown, gold and/or silver (do the cat eye with brown liner, smudge it, then add gold or silver on the outer corners of your eyes)
Bronze eye shadow, and a peach or nude blush.
Concealer (lightweight with a creamy consistency)
Foundation (optional, you can just use sunscreen and then add on the concealer, if you opt for foundation go for a tinted one with SPF)
If you want to mimic her same exact look, don’t forget the yellow-mustard nail polish! Remember to match your lips with your nails. Most of the products pictured can be found either online or your nearest drugstore at extremely affordable prices, perfect for all budgets!
Congrats to Eva Longoria for earning a Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge. She wrote her thesis on “Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math]Careers.”
Latino men LOVE walking around shirtless when the weather gets too hot to handle. To be fair, I see all different types of men from all walks of life doing this, and yes, I suffer from penis envy because it would be great to do the same. Although ladies, if we really want to we can in the Big Apple, as the NYT reports, it’s legal to walk around topless in NYC. However, hot looking Latinas like us suffer from enough harassment, we don’t need any additional burden. Nonetheless, when it gets warm, Latino men enjoy tucking their white tees in the back pocket of their jeans and show their gorgeous pecs for all women to see and swoon. Honestly, they just do it because the weather becomes unbearable. Fellas, I understand it gets muggy outside and walking around without a shirt must feel refreshing. But darn it, if you have the body of Marc Anthony (¿Quien saco ese pájaro de la jaula?!), or a hairy beer belly please spare us the view before you hear someone yell, “Que Pecho Pichu!”
Latinos LOVE Monchhichi! Or was it just my sister? My eldest sister loved these Monchhichi dolls so much! The Japanese brand, Monchhichi (モンチッチ), was manufactured by the Sekiguchi Corporation located in Tokyo, Japan. They released these adorable furry little things in 1974. Later, Mattel obtained licensing from them and introduced Monchhichi to the United States’ consumer. Aren’t they the cutest little monkeys ever?! I always say they don’t make cartoons and dolls like they used to. The new generation missed out! We’re totally 80′s kids!
Latinos LOVE Trolls. And we mean the regular trolls, not those of you who visit my website and start trolling with hate. Those trolls who hate, we actually hate. But the TROLL above I absolutely we LOVE! I actually used to collect them. I had over 150 of them in my bedroom, until one time that I woke up in the middle of the night and they freaked me out, I threw them all in a box and sent them to a Salvation Army, and how I regret it now! I loved all of my trolls! My BFF in high school went to Florida and came back with one made out of sand just for moi. It had orange hair and a rhinestone as a belly button, I LOVED it so much!!! Did you like trolls, or was it just me?
Latinos LOVE writer and actress, Sonia Manzano. Manzano is a Puerto Rican Jersey-Yorker! Born June 12, 1950 in Linwood, New Jersey of Puerto Rican parents and raised in the South Bronx, it seems writing and acting has always been in her veins. She’s been part of the Sesame Street staff since the early seventies. She’s also an Emmy Award winner (15 times!) and writer of children’s books (“No Dogs Allowed!” which was turned into a children’s musical). You may know her best for her character, Maria, on Sesame Street where she enjoyed teaching you some words in Spanish. Manzano continues entertaining and educating children. She has had a successful career from winning prestigious awards to being inducted in the Bronx Hall of Fame.
Sesame Street announced its new neighbor named “Armando.” The character is played by Puerto Rican actor, singer, and choreographer, Ismael Enrique Cruz Córdova. Born on April 7, 1987 in Agua Buenas, Puerto Rico, and raised there, he later came to New York to pursue his dreams earning a four year degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Kids love him, and so will you, those light green eyes aren’t hard to miss! Congrats Mister!
Latinos LOVE Cuban rapper, Ulpiano Sergio Reyes better known as Mellow Man Ace. Reyes was born on April 12, 1967 in Pinar del Río, Cuba. He is also part of the Cypress Hill group, but it wasn’t until he released his Spanglish hit single, “Mentirosa” that he won over the Latino audience. Check this out BABY!