Kendall Jenner continues her super popular campaign with Estee Lauder via this fun new video. In "Party Zombies," Jenner shows how her party comes to life.

Oh hai Kendall Jenner! The one Kardashian/Jenner sister who wears makeup that looks attainable by us mere humans. The video advert is promoting Estee Lauder's newest product, Double Wear Makeup To Go Liquid Compact ($45.00). The adorable blue clam houses a high performance formula that lasts up to eight hours. Woah!

Estee Lauder Product Tip:

Apply product over clean skin and over skincare. Use the sponge provided and always work from the center of your face and work your way outward. Press once on the compact for a light touch and twice for more coverage.

Check out how Kendall uses it below:

Claudia Sandoval was recently named season six winner of MasterChef by taking Mexican cuisine to the next level. Recently I had the chance to get in the kitchen with her thanks to Chef Merito, where we talked about her reality show journey while whipping up tacos.

Claudia Sandoval Cooks with Chef Merito (Photo: Rosy Cordero)
If you were addicted to MasterChef this season like I was, you know it was an extremely difficult competition. All the way until the end, I wasn't sure who was going to take the crown--- but I knew that I was backing Claudia Sandoval. Throughout the season, this single mom from California won my heart with the way she wanted to elevate Mexican cuisine. By the time we reached the final episode, I saw my mom, myself, and all the strong women in my family in her--- with tears in my eyes.

There are the haters out there who are criticizing her saying she only knows Mexican if that's not a reason to win! But if you watched the season, you would have noticed how she was able to bring a special twist to whatever dish she was tasked to complete. If she was limited as a chef, she would not have been able to meet and exceed the expectations of judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Christina Tosi.

My message to Claudia is the following: Don't worry about the haters girl, you won the competition fair and square. And now that the spotlight is on you, you'll find there are neigh sayers out there. But like I told you when we met, you have so many supporters out there that the rest don't matter.

I look forward to her restaurant and forthcoming cookbook!

The video below was shot before the competition ended. But we had such a great time I thought you all would want to see it. I also have an awesome video with the owner of Chef Merito products to share in a separate post to help my chefs and would-be chefs out. They too were fans of Claudia during the season and they set-up this amazing event.


There's no denying the glitz and glamour was out in full force at the Emmy Awards last night. And while there was only a handful of Latinas, we had some pretty amazing representation on the red carpet.

Gina Rodriguez at the 2015 Emmy Awards
"Jane the Virgin" star Gina Rodriguez made quite an entrance at the 2015 Emmy Awards in a blush, Lorena Sarbu gown featuring a delicate sweetheart neckline. Celebrity makeup artist Carissa Ferreri used the dress as inspiration when creating Gina's flawless makeup look.
“The makeup look was mainly inspired by Gina’s dress -- it was more dramatic from anything she’s ever worn," Carissa said.
What I love about this look is that it can work for any special event and it isn't that difficult to recreate. I recently saw a "get the look" for Kim Kardashian where you'd need more than 100 products--- not to mention a large budget--- to get the same look at home.

Really though, ain't nobody got time for that! Keep reading to find out how to score Gina's look using the same 11 L'Oreal Paris products Carissa used on Gina, with price points that won't break the bank. As always, you can find this and all L'Oreal Paris products at and mass and drugstores nationwide.

Side note: If you get just one item from the list below, grab the Colour Riche La Palette Nude. I have much more expensive palettes and this is one that I use ALL THE TIME for nearly any occasion.

Six Steps to Emmy Glam: 

STEP 1: Carissa prepped and imparted a glowing base to the face using L’Oréal Paris Youth Code All-In-One Skin Illuminator ($17.99) and to brighten eyes and diminish dark circles, she applied L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Eye Renewal Eye Cream ($24.99).

STEP 2: To achieve Gina’s smoky eye, Carissa used mainly grey and charcoal matte tones from L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in 01 ($19.99). She accentuated the outer corner of the eye using the charcoal shimmer shadow.

STEP 3: For a natural-looking brow, Carissa penciled in light strokes of L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Designer ($7.99).

STEP 4: To create full, dramatic lashes, Carissa turned to NEW L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara ($9.99), and then lined the inner corner of the eyelids with NEW L’Oréal Paris Superstar Liner ($9.99).

STEP 5: Carissa mixed L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($10.95) - shades 106 and 107 - in with a touch of L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in N201 Rose ($12.99) to enhance Gina’s skin with a beautiful glow. Using a mini sponge applicator she blended L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in C302 Ice ($12.99) on top of the cheek bone for added luminosity.

STEP 6: Last, she applied L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Le Matte Lip Pen in 102 She’s So Matte ($9.99) and a touch of L’Oréal Paris Pro Last Lipcolor for a long-lasting lip.
If someone told me this morning that I'd be one step closer to looking like supermodel Joan Smalls, I wouldn't have believed you. But thanks to Estée Lauder, my dreams are closer than I could have ever imagined.

Joan Smalls (Photo: Estee Lauder)
Not only is the Puerto Rican-born supermodel one of the most beautiful women in the world, she is also one of the nicest. So I know exactly why the makeup giant worked with her to create their new collection, Pure Envy Color Matte Sculpting Lipstick.

"It was so cool collaborating with Estee Lauder on this collection. I brought in swatches in shades I thought would be great and then we talked about different formulas and finishes," said Joan. "I love a bold, matte lip. It's so chic --- so that's what we made. They're perfect."

The collection features 12 different shades including a light nude named, "Covetous Nude," a neon pink called Neon Azalea, and a fiery tangerine called, "Volatile."

You can purchase any or all of these shades right now at your local Estee Lauder counter or at for $30.00.
I have a love/hate relationship with summer. As much as I love tropical drinks, pool parties, and flower prints, the sun and humidity get to be pretty intolerable.

Botran Party at Larios on the Beach (Photo: Rosy Cordero)
Ever since I moved to Los Angeles, I'm surprised at how much I miss about Miami. Revisiting these pictures of the fabulous Botran Rum event held at Larios on the Beach isn't making it any easier! I had the pleasure of joining brand ambassador Emilio Estefan and a group of journalists on a trip to Guatemala to visit Botran's distillery a couple of years ago. I've been hooked on the premium rum ever since.

I've honestly never made any type of fancy cocktail with it because the flavors are so good, I didn't want to ruin it. So having a top mixologist show me how to do it properly, really opened up a whole new world to me.

With a bottle of Botran in my bar, I can live anywhere in the world and be instantly transported to my fun days in Guatemala and Miami. Want to join me? Check out some of my favorite recipes that require very few ingredients and even less steps. If I can do it, so can you.


Botran Pineapple Smash, my favorite! (Photo: Logan Fazio)


1.5oz Botran Reserva
.75oz Pineapple Basil Syrup
.75oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake for 10 seconds
Pour into a rocks glass over ice Garnish with a pineapple slice



2oz Botran Reserva
1 oz Simple Syrup 1oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
2 Sprigs Mint Leaves
Splash Club Soda


Muddle lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup
Add Botran Reserva Shake and pour in a Collins glass over ice
Top with club soda


2oz Botran Reserva Blanca
1oz Simple Syrup
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
2 Sprigs Mint Leaves
5-6 Chunks Watermelon
Splash Club Soda

Method: Muddle lime juice, mint leaves, watermelon and simple syrup
Add Botran Reserva Blanca
Shake and pour in a Collins glass over ice Top with club soda