Cosmo Summer Splash – Sexy Models, Sexy Swimwear, Glowing Skin!

This year’s Cosmo Summer Splash show featured everything a girl should have this summer! The event was held at the SLS hotel South Beach in Miami, Fl.  The SLS’s outdoor Soiree pool featured an elegant runway over the pool where models sashayed on by wearing sexy swimwear.  The highlighted runway looks were from top swimwear fashion designers Maya Swimwear, Eberjey, Crasqi Swimwear, Sinesia Karol, Cosabella, Meskits and Barraca Chic. Fashion Jewelry by Arme De L’Amour adorned the models along with handbags from  designer, Adriana Castro.

Cosmopolitan en Español Magazine, expert in trends in beauty and fashion for forty-nine (49) years unveiled the summer’s “of the moment” hair styles created by Pantene experts for the Cosmo woman. The models glowing skin was illuminated further thanks to the Olay perfect formula for fresh moisturized skin. Pearly white smiles were also beaming compliments of Crest White Strips!


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Sun-kissed Skin, Flushed Cheeks and Warm Tones

Pick up a July/August issue of Cosmopolitan en Español !

Check out just how stunning Superstar Katy Perry looks with her bright smile and beautiful skin like a true Cosmo girl!


The Cool Summer Ponytail by TRESemmé Lead Stylist, Marco Peña

It was such a pleasure to attend the TRESemme Backstage and Dolores Cortes show. TRESemmé® Made Waves at the 10th Anniversary of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Temperatures were on the rise with the sexiest, runway-ready hair. I’m excited to share the looks from the show and backstage with all of you!!!!!

TRESemmé made a splash to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Miami Swim!  As the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim for the fifth consecutive season, the brand sponsored three highly anticipated swimwear shows: Beach Bunny featuring The Blonds, Gottex and Dolores Cortés. On-site at The Raleigh Hotel, home of MBFW Swim, TRESemmé unveiled a custom-built interactive Summer Trend Bar where guests can receive complimentary styling touch-ups and samples of the brand’s latest frizz-fighting collection, TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth System, to look salon-gorgeous in the Miami heat.

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Dolores Cortés Summer 2015 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Hair by TRESemmé Lead Stylist Marco Peña

The Dolores Cortés Summer 2015 Collection was inspired by an urban Safari and infused natural colors, animal prints and striking gold accents. To bring the exotic African wild theme to life, TRESemmé Lead Stylist Marco Peña created a three-section elevated ponytail that allowed the model’s hair to be swept off their back to complement the designer’s collection. 

How to steps:

  1. Apply TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Mousse throughout hair and blow-dry with a brush to smooth out the ends
  2. Spray TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and gather hair into a high ponytail above the crown, combing through the roots for a smooth finish and securing with a hair elastic
  3. Wrap a wire through the center section of the ponytail from the base to the ends to create a solid foundation for the style 
  4. Secure hair extensions around the ends of the ponytail to add extra length
  5. Gather the rest of the hair around the center wire and create a triple-section ponytail, securing each section with hair elastic 
  6. Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum at the root to remove fly-aways 
  7. Add a touch of gold to the style by wrapping the base with gold wire up to the first section 
  8. Finish with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Illuminating Shine Spray on the ends

TRESemmé Latin Market Stylist Marco Peña Getty Images for TRESemme

TRESemmé continues their partnership with iconic swimwear designer Beach Bunny, who is teaming up with celebrity-favorite design duo, The Blonds. Together, Beach Bunny and The Blonds produced a sizzling show with fashion’s hottest supermodels, Hailey Clauson and Samantha Hoopes, who made their swimwear runway debut.  In addition, TRESemmé aligned with two new designers – Dolores Cortés and Gottex.  Dolores Cortés is known for her innovative, fashion-forward aesthetic and Gottex is an established, on-trend brand designed for everyday women.  TRESemmé Stylist Tyler Laswell lead the team of talented hairstylists at Beach Bunny featuring The Blonds and Gottex, while TRESemmé Latin Market Stylist Marco Peña lead the team at Dolores Cortés.

TRESemme at Dolores Cortes Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 - Backstage

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Poolside at The Raleigh Hotel, the brand brought the latest summer hairstyles to life at the TRESemmé Summer Trend Bar, featuring an interactive iPad station where guests were able to browse effortless, ready-to-wear styles, and download exclusive how-to tutorials to re-create each look at home.  For the first time, TRESemmé offered dry-styling touch-ups* to guests during peak hours, with the option to choose from three styles that will transform their look from poolside casual to front row fabulous.  In addition, guests left with tips, tricks and product samples** of the TRESemmé 7 Day Keratin Smooth System to achieve runway-ready styles on their own.  This non-damaging hair care system features revolutionary Thermal Technology that helps create smooth, frizz-free styles which last up to seven days***, through washes, to transform unruly hair while providing smoothness and humidity resistance. “TRESemmé’s longstanding partnership with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim allows us to build a deeper connection with our consumer by delivering seasonal hair trends along with the tips to achieve them in the comfort of their own home,” says Jennifer Daly, Senior Brand Manager for TRESemmé.

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Getty Images for TRESemme



The Monokini Swimsuit Trend – Target Style

The Monokini Swimsuit Trend

From St. Tropez chic to U.S.A. hip – Target Swimwear proves to be haute for summer Today, Tomorrow and Always.

The fashion industry and yours truly are loving the cut-out swimsuit this year. It’s more revealing than a one-piece and offers more coverage than a bikini, this monokini is one sexy trend!

Photo Courtesy of Target

If you’ve been working out or dieting then chances are you’ll be able to rock this year’s hottest trend in women’s swim-gear – the “monokini“.

This cut-out swimwear will highlight your best attributes, and is more flattering than a bikini. It’s a cross between a one-piece swimsuit and a two-piece. If you choose the style of the cut-out wisely, you can minimize your middle and give yourself a sexy Latina hourglass shape.

The Monokini is a very feminine and sexy swimsuit

 Wear it if you DARE! Click HERE to purchase.

Photos by J.R. Copyright 2014

Photo by J.R. Copyright 2014

Photos by J.R. Copyright 2014

I used PIXIE makeup to create a fresh & summer look. Available at TARGET!

Photo courtesy of Target

Photo courtesy of Target

Target & My LIFE Mi VIDA are giving away $100 Target gift card to get your Summer beauty products, swimsuit and more! All you need to do is enter by emailing and ask me a beauty or fashion related question. I will share the winners Q & A with everyone but don’t worry – the winner’s name and contact information will remain anonymous! Winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday July 23, 2014. 

 Enjoy the rest of your Summer, be safe and shop Target!


Mara Hoffman Resort 2015 Runway Show – MBFSWIM

Womenswear designer Mara Hoffman unveiled her Resort 2015 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami yesterday evening at Cabaña Grande at The Raleigh hotel in Miami Beach. Mara’s Resort 2015 collection started with her recent travels to Guatemala, where she was inspired by the beautiful people, art, textiles, culture and landscape. By taking these inspirations and pushing the envelope in terms of design, the collection has become a world of its own defined by color, shapes, prints and light.


This season features a fresh take for the brand as Hoffman introduces a predominantly reversible swim collection – she creates a new class of bikinis and one pieces by marrying bold prints on one side with striking solids on the other. Standout pieces include a one piece rash guard swimsuit, front lace-up bikini top with matching high waisted bottoms, cropped rash guards, cut-out one pieces with intricate beading and a pair of drop crotch pants with a mash-up of three signature prints. In true Hoffman style it was all about the details. Nick Irwin, Global Creative Director of Catwalk by TIGI accessorized the end of Mara Hoffman’s signature braid with palms. Sarah Lucero, Stila’s lead makeup artist, created a fresh faced look, adding a pop of color using blue eyeliner. Completing the look was jewelry by Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, customized Madison Harding wedges and matching nails by Vanity Projects.


Confirmed attendees included TV personality Rocsi Diaz, actress Serinda Swan (Graceland), stylistLysa Cooper, influencers Devin Brugman, Natasha Oakley, Jennifer GraceNatalie Suarez, Liz Cherkasova, Olivia Lopez and film director and producer Michael Bay








All images provided by Hannah Rood Media


Beach Babe Hair & Makeup tips by Univision’s TOP Makeup Artist, Franz Munoz

I’m a lucky gal these days! On Thursday, July 17th, I got to enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes peek for the much anticipated Univision’s Premios Juventud where I saw artists like Juanes rehearse and presenters such as Alejandra Espinoza getting ready with the magical touch of Univision’s top makeup artist, Franz Munoz. Franz shared his inspiration and “how-to” steps using the L’Oréal Paris and Urban Decay products necessary to replicate her naturally beachy sun-kissed look.


Alejandra Espinoza - 1

Alejandra wanted a natural, yet polished, look. Franz used warm colors on her, including a light plum liner on eyes, coral on cheeks to give the look of a natural flush, and soft rosy lips to give a bit of contrast with her sexy green ivory bathing suit cover-up dress. The final look was a beachy, yet very sophisticated and elegant.



STEP 1: Create a perfect canvas using L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Texture Perfector Pore Vanisher  as a skin primer to give a nice dewy, radiant complexion

STEP 2: Gently dab the L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Golden Beige to contour. Blend in with theL’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup in Caramel Beige   to create a sun-kissed caramel glow. No powder needed to keep the look fresh and dewy.

STEP 3: For the eyes, apply the darkest shade from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Absolute Taupe  over your entire eyelid and the medium-colored one in the crease. Use the lightest shade from L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eye Shadow Quad in Perpetual Nude  along your brow bone. *Secret tip: Franz added a bit of Urban Decay Heavy Metal Loose Glitter in Goldmine(to make the makeup more llamativo

STEP 4: To highlight the eyes, first add a winged line above the upper lash line with a fun summer green shade from L’Oréal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in True Teal .  Beneath the lower lash line use the L’Oreal Paris Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible in Pure Purple  as it’s a perfect color for daytime that plays well with tan to darker skin tones.

STEP 5: Apply two coats of L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Black  to the upper lashes

STEP 4: On the apple of your cheeks, lightly dab the blush from Urban Decay’s NAKED FLUSHED in Native for a natural flush and highlight the cheek bones and nose with its built-in highlighter.

STEP 5: Create a polished glossy lip using L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour in Rose Melody 


To compliment Alejandra’s sexy green dress, Franz created voluminous beach waves to accentuate her sharp cheekbones. Alejandra wanted something simple, yet fresh.


STEP 1: Start off with dry hair. Spray a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray at the roots to give it more texture and volume.

STEP 2: Separate your hair into four sections and apply L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray directly onto the areas you will be curling (about from about 3 inches down from the roots and 3 inches from the ends).

STEP 3: Place a 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch barrel curling iron about 3 inches from the roots and wrap medium sections of the hair around the barrel. Be sure to stay away from the ends.

STEP 4: Continue around the head until all hair is curled.

STEP 5: Finish the look with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray  for a glossy, frizz-controlled finish

*TIP: To achieve a ombré similar to Alejandra’s new hair color, use the L’Oréal Paris Feria Wild Ombré in Medium to Dark Brown 

* All products are available at and at mass market retailers nationwide


What’s SUP? Get Your Body in Gear with SUPtheworkout Indoor Paddleboard Fitness

Paddleboarding has become one of the trendiest water sports everywhere especially as a workout routine amongst celebs like Taylor Swift, Charlize Theron, Olivia Wilde and Maria Menounos to name a few. Not only do you get to enjoy the water, but it’s a great way to get a great bikini body for the Summer. But – what happens when it rains or the water temperature gets too cool?? In the winter months, the waters can get quite chilly especially for us locals.

Well, that’s no longer a problem! I discovered SUPtheworkoutan indoor SUP studio in Coconut Grove where you can train to paddle and paddle to train all year round… snow, rain or shine. SUPtheworkout offers the ultimate total body strength and conditioning experience.

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The workout itself is done in a group setting in interval form. While half of the participants are on the SUP ergometers paddling, the other half are doing functional training and body weight exercises. The SUP Ergometer machine is the only one of its kind and allows for better fitness and strength than a board on the water. It is equipped with an adjustable shaft/paddle that allows you to replicate your own SUP board set up.

Stand up paddling is an activity that everyone, regardless of their fitness level can enjoy. Stand up paddling can be used to enhance strength, endurance, muscular and cardiovascular fitness, as a cross training method and as a complete workout. Although there is practically no impact, a stand up paddling workout can vary from a relaxing paddle to a high intensity workout. You can train to paddle and paddle to train in under an hour while burning up to 600 calories.

I created SUPtheworkout to show that SUP can be more than just a relaxing water sport; it can be a great workout. On a personal level, it was also the only workout I could do after being in a major car accident that prohibited me from competing and training like I used to,” said Melina Cherry, founder of SUPtheworkout. “There are also no constraints like weather conditions, owning or transporting a paddle board, or how much time you will be on the water.”

The studio offers SUP indoor training as well as outdoor on the water experiences and can accommodate up to 12 participants.

Schedule:                *Class schedule is listed online at and is subject to change.

Monday & Wednesday:  10:00am, 6:15pm, 7:15pm

Tuesday & Thursday:  12:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm

Friday:  12:00pm

Saturday & Sunday:  10:00am to 12:00pm (outdoor paddle)

Location: 3096 Fuller Street, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133.

About Melina Cherry

Melina Cherry is the owner and creator of SUPtheWorkout. She is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and Level 3 Certified PaddleFit instructor. While she was a living foods health educator, she specialized in detoxification and fasting programs. Prior to SUPtheWorkout, Melina founded Paddle Fitness Miami, an outdoor SUP fitness program. Preceding that, she was a national level NPC Figure competitor. Currently, Melina trains her clients privately and in-studio. She moved to Florida 10 years ago from her native Greece and lives in Coconut Grove. She is fluent in Greek, French and English and can understand and translate Spanish.

For more information,please contact 561.644.6873 or via email at


Hydrate, Illuminate, Even, Firm and Correct! Sharing Some Secrets to Glowing Skin ;)

There is no doubt that adding some summer glow to your skin makes you appear healthier & thinner. BB Jergens Body Cream is technically not a self-tanner.  It works perfect as a complement to your favorite fake bake product – since shades are aimed at women with varying skin tones, which creates a more uniform/even, moisturizing, firming and illuminating effect. It also has a hyper blur effect to hide skin imperfections. Imagine the happiness I felt when I benefited from all these results from just one product?!!!! This seriously enhances your skin tone in every positive way.

Every summer I try new products in the hopes to broaden my list of favorites to achieve glowing skin. I focus on products that smell as good as they look on my skin. Much like perfume, not every scent works well on everyone. This is the part of experimentation where trial and error is unavoidable. Until you try the product on your own skin it’s hard to confirm whether it will work or not.

Here is a run down for enhancing the glow of your face and body with Jergens BB Cream, which (by the way) is the first BB Cream for body in the U.S. Just sayin’ … 😉

How to use Jergens BB Cream for Body (on your face)

First, put hair up before you start so you don’t miss any parts. Don’t forge to also apply product on the ears! Prep skin by cleansing and exfoliating. Make sure to skip moisturizer, which will interfere with the BB Cream. Next, apply under-eye cream since you’ll want the color of your skin to be lighter under the eyes, which creates a more youthful look. Blend a few drops of the lighter shade of Jergens BB Cream and a dab of your favorite moisturizer in the palm of your hand then apply over face, neck and ears. Wait about 8 to 10 minutes until your skin feels dry and then apply sunscreen. Your skin will instantly glow and appear more even-toned.

How to use Jergens BB Cream for Body

Jergens BB Cream for the Body comes in two shades: light & medium/deep. I combine equal parts of both to give me the glow I desire. You can play with this as you go… Apply BB Cream limb by limb in a circular motion. Next, after applying the BB Cream to your thighs from (front to back), use the excess to cover your knees. Finally, apply BB Cream to your hips, stomach & torso, following with your arms & shoulders. I highly recommend applying BB Cream the night before a big occasion. This gives the product ample time to develop. In the morning, shower but DO NOT exfoliate and reapply for added glow.


Messing up is ok!

If you end up with an uneven glow, a quick fix is to use astringent or even toothpaste as a remover. Make sure to exfoliate to even out before re-application. If you don’t reach that desired glow on your first trial than just repeat the entire process until you reach your radiate with healthy skin.


For more information on Jergens BB Body Cream click here.