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7 Muslim Instagram Reinas Whose Accounts Need To Be On Your Feed ASAP

Society makes a lot of assumptions about Latinas. Many assume that we’re loud, we’re “fiery,” temperamental and Catholic. Too often our strength, brilliance, compassion and range go underestimated and under-appreciated. We are women of so many colors, shades, belief systems, backgrounds and talents, not even ROYGBIV could hold a candle to the beauty that comes with our diversity. This month, we’ve been celebrating Latinas who have and are currently changing the world for Women’s History Month.

Today, as we embrace and take pride in Muslim Women’s Day, we’re looking at 7 Latina Muslim Instagram accounts that actively debunk any stereotypes you or others might have around Latinas and Muslims by embracing their cultura and faith.

1. Marina Aguilera

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Aguilera’s Instagram account acts as more of an extension of her fashion site The Demureist than it does as a personal account of her beauty journey and tips. The Instagram page is a home for women interested in culture, fashion and creating a world where women can be both celebrated and safe. Aguilera is the mujer behind the account that highlights Muslim women while also praising and celebrating women of different cultures as well. Posts are a mixture of pictures straight from New York Fashion Week, the streets of Brooklyn and bits of feminist wisdom from Latina and WOC icons, like María Félix and Michelle Obama. For tips on how to incorporate your Latino roots into your everyday style, keep an eye out for Aguilera’s looks as she storms the streets of New York.

Check out the page giving accounts likes R29 and Manreppeller a major run for their money by following here.

2. Deborah M M

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Deborah is a puertorriqueña of Instagram describing herself as the ultimate “gym geek.” Since 2016, the Ohio-based mother has been on a journey to self-love and health that has led to an extreme contrast in her health and lifestyle as well as the building of an impressive amount of confidence and strength. The Latina uses her page to track her progress, document her fitness routines, provide tips to her 22.5K followers and take them on trips with her as she journeys across the globe.

Follow her on Instagram here.

3. zainab_fitforallah

For Latina foodies looking to get fit and move, Zainab’s Instagram account is the portal to strength and vigor you’ve been looking for. Zainab’s account brags some of the most appealing dishes and recipes (dandelion greens and salawat, what’s up!) and ten-minute video workouts. Looking for some inspirational quotes for your mindful meditation mornings? Zainab has you covered with quotes straight from the Quran that’ll have you feeling extra #blessed.

Follow her here.

4. glowrious._

This linda of Mexican descent has an Instagram page laced with all the makeup and style inspirations you probably didn’t even realize you were missing. The model’s account has a nearly 9K following, plenty of style inspirations for the chica rocking a hijab and with captions that read “I don’t need a castle to know I’m a queen and hijab is my crown,” all of the enlightened Latina slay musings you’ll ever need on Instagram.

Follow her here.

5. Aamilah Vilchez

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Have a hankering for natural healing remedies and in need of a fix? Vilchez is the brilliant Latina behind an Instagram account bursting with food pics so appetizing in appearance you can practically smell her cilantro and Goya concoctions as they sizzle in pans through your iPhone. The Muslim Latina’s account focuses on all things wellness and health, with various posts highlighting the benefits of plants like Tumeric (according to her, it’s a natural anti-depressant) and oils that come from Tea Tree (perfect for zits!).

Follow her here.

6. Nebulanabila

Afro-Latina power abounds in this Instagram account helmed by a Latina ready to put anyone wanting to strip Black Latinas of their identity by defining them as “half” in their place. Her posts are a reminder to her 2K plus followers that bigotry isn’t beautiful, and everyone needs a little faith, whether it’s in themselves or something greater. Check out her account for some killer tips on how to pair sunnies with your hijabs, quotes from Malcom X and celebration of la cultura.

Follow her here.

7. latinegramuslim

Heads up: you might be a tad confused by the discrepancy in the in the Instagram account listed and the photo from the account associated with it. That’s because Damali, the Latina behind Latinegramuslim, keeps her account private on Instagram. Still, The UCLA alum from Belize and Panama has a dedicated following of a thousand-plus users strong and plenty of posts lending inspiration to those lucky enough to receive her approval to follow her. In a feature on the Instagram account @latinomuslims, the Afro-Latina highlighted the struggle of being a minority within in a minority. “People have always told me I was too black to be Latina or too Latina to be black, at times I felt very out of place. Islam isn’t about the way you look or the culture you come from. It’s about uniting together in the belief of one God. I have always thought that is just so beautiful and it’s one of the many reasons I feel so blessed to be Muslim and to come to Islam at the age of 12.”

Follow her here.

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Here’s The Best Exercise For Your Body Type Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Here’s The Best Exercise For Your Body Type Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Getting into shape is about as easy as resisting a free box of Krispy Kreme donuts. Yeah, it’s really, really, hard. And, it’s even harder when you feel like there’s no right sport out there for you.

Chances are, you just need to find the right kind of workout: one that’ll get your heart pumping, the sweat pouring, and leave you looking forward to next time! We’ve consulted your zodiac, and it turns out that there are still some unconventional exercises out there for you to try.

Read on to find out what you’ll be doing, next!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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If you’re an Aries, you need to do something that will really set your inner flame alight. You thrive on competition and adventure. As far as you’re concerned, when it comes to exercise, if there’s no thrill in it, why bother with it in the first place?

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Contact sports, like martial arts, are great for someone like you – from karate, to taekwondo, to boxing and mixed martial arts, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. With your fire-y attitude, Aries, you’ll be fighting like Jackie Chan in no time.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Instagram: @frazpoz

Taurus, you’re known for your stamina, and endurance. Some might call it bull-headedness, but once you’ve committed to something, you’ve got the dedication to see it through. Being an earth sign, you’re at your peak when you exercise outside.

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Have you ever thought about playing Quidditch? Yes, it’s the same sport from Harry Potter. Quidditch for muggles is like a mix of football, dodgeball, and tag, all played on the one field, while the players keep a broom between their legs. It’s high time you gave it a try, Taurus, and embraced your inner witch.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Your idea of exercise involves moving your mouth, Gemini. For you, exercise works best when you can socialise with everyone around you. Of course, it’s even more motivating when you can wrangle a buddy into coming with you, so you can work up a sweat together.

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That is why wife-carrying is perfect exercise for you, Gemini. It’s not complicated; it’s a sport that is exactly what it says on the tin. And, let’s face it, half of the battle is mental, with this one. It’s about being able to support your other half when you compete together. Gemini, with your gift of the gab, you’ll be in the perfect position to give your partner in crime that bolster they need to cross the finish line.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Instagram: @spiritualrenegade

Cancer, we know that you like to get in touch with your feelings, no matter what you do. And, your exercise routine is no exception. For you, exercise is really about experiencing the endorphin high that a good workout brings.

Instagram: @archbuzzer

Let’s face it, Cancer, the best way for you to burn those calories is to get hot and sweaty with another gorgeous soul in bed. A solid bonk ticks all the boxes for you. Exercise? Tick. Intimacy? Tick. Bragging rights over your newfound sex life? That’s a bonus.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Instagram: @starlight_ballroomdance

Exercise for a Leo isn’t just about getting fit – it’s about the performance of it all. You’re confident, courageous, and you like showing that off. You’re all about being at the centre of attention, and that doesn’t change when you exercise. 

Instagram: @dance_kangoo_jumps

Dancing fits you and your style, Leo. The more energetic, the better. For you, this could be as simple as bounding around the house, shaking it all out. Or, getting some structure into your routine and taking classes. The point is, you’ve got the energy and vivaciousness needed for showing off some serious moves.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, you’re one organised soul. Exercise, for you, is about making sure it fits into your routine. If you were really honest, you don’t mind doing the same thing, day in, day out – as long as it gives you the results you’re looking for. After all, you’re a perfectionist at heart.

Instagram: @blackmenwithgardens

As an earth sign, you’re pretty comfortable gardening. And, don’t get us wrong, we’re not just talking about just pulling out weeds. Hauling big plants, and shovelling mountains of dirt really gets you breaking a sweat! It also gets a routine going, since you’ll have to give your green babies attention every day. And, you’ll be seeing visible results in no time – both in your body, and in your rejuvenated garden.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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As the sign of the scales, you excel at balancing activities, Libra. You’ve got a sense of poise that some people can only dream of. You’re not too fussed over the competitive aspect to some sports, so you’re usually happy just working up a sweat.

Instagram: @extreme__mtb

Libra, mountain biking is your style. More often than not, you’ll stay on the bike when other people would fall off. And, as an air sign, you’ll thrive on the fresh mountain air when you go biking.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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Scorpio, your ideal exercise routine incorporates some intensity. You like to get in touch with your competitive side when you’re getting sweaty. But, let’s face it, you’re really in your element when you embrace your more seductive side.

Instagram: @angelina.polerina

Pole dancing incorporates everything you’re looking for in a workout, Scorpio. While most pole dancers make the art look easy, it’s anything but. You’ll start doing pole dancing for sexiness of it all, but stay to prove yourself in the championships.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Cheerful and optimistic are two words that best describe you, Sagittarius. And, part of maintaining that upbeat outlook is having a workout that makes you happy. Since you’re a free spirit with a lot of energy, you need an exercise routine that reflects that.

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The perfect way to work up a sweat for a Sagittarius is to go trampolining. Let’s face it, it’s hard to not feel happy after bounding your way through an exercise session.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

Instagram: @beingabiker

As an earth sign, Capricorn, you thrive on competitiveness in your exercise routine. You’ve got the ability to endure, so for your workouts, you need something to make you break a sweat, and then continue to break a sweat. Your determination to succeed means that you’ll never let a hard session get the best of you.

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Have you ever tried zorbing, Capricorn? Some would describe it as an extreme sport – after all, it involves getting inside a gigantic plastic ball, and rolling your way to the finish line. It takes considerable strength to control where you want to go, and we know that you’ll be up for the challenge.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

Instagram: @theminionfit

Aquarius, being the intellectual you are, you thrive most when your exercise routine engages both your body, and your brain. Your love of technology definitely influences your workouts. Variety is what keeps you engaged when you exercise – routines can kill your enthusiasm for getting fit. 

Instagram: @life_of_fee

The internet is your best friend when it comes to putting together an exercise program for you, Aquarius. We know that one day you’ll be scouring an app to get in touch with your inner yogi, and the next you’ll be firing up Youtube for a solid HIIT session.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Instagram: @aquajogclub

For Pisces, you need a workout that meshes with your sensitive personality. Since you’re drawn to taking care of the people around you, it means that you need to let off some steam more regularly than most. You benefit from the stress-relief exercise can give you when you’ve had a good session. 

Instagram: @runnersar

Being the sign of the fish, anything involving water is good exercise for a Pisces. Have you ever tried aquajogging? It says it all in the title – and it’s even popular enough to have its own world championships every year. Maybe we’ll see you there, one day!

So have you discovered a new way to tackle your exercise routine? Or, had you already found your own unconventional exercise to incorporate into your routine? Let us know on Facebook by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

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19 Red Lipsticks To Wear That’ll Match Your Red Wine This Holiday

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19 Red Lipsticks To Wear That’ll Match Your Red Wine This Holiday

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to bust out our sparkly dresses, velvet pumps, and festive-colored makeup. Of course, no fall or winter ensemble would be complete without some bomb red lipstick. And since Latinas can pull off this shade like no other, what better time to stock up on some cult-faves and brand new ones? Whether it’s a blue-based red, cool-toned one, or spicy burgundy, this is the perfect season to rock a good red lipstick.

To make shopping a little easier, we found over 15 lipsticks for you to add to cart. From classics like MAC’s Ruby Woo, to new faves like Fenty Beauty’s Stunna Lip, there’s a shade for everyone. Best of all? We found a bunch of drugstore options, because you don’t have to break the bank to look good.

1. Vive Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Amor Eterno ($19)

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Vive Cosmetics makes the lushest liquid lipsticks on the market, and they can even withstand the greasiest tacos. The brand’s liquid lip in Amor Eterno is extra special, not only because it’s a bomb red, but because you’ll look as fly as El Divo himself. Yes, we’re talking about the late Juan Gabriel.

2. Sigma Beauty Liquid Lipstick in Venom ($15)

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Sigma is known for its incredible and durable brushes, but they also make comfortable liquid lipsticks. Forget about your lips flaking or cracking with their soft-matte formula. And their deep, blood-red shade in Venom will look muy cute during all of your holiday festivities.

3. Besame Cosmetics Lipstick in Red Velvet ($22)

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Founded by cosmetics historian and artist Gabriela Hernandez, Besame’s lipsticks are truly one-of-a-kind. In fact, each lipstick is an exact replica of popular shades from the past. In particular, the Red Velvet lipstick (which a 1946 color) is one of the few shades that have a neutral undertone, making it perfect for everyone.

4. Reina Rebelde Bold Lip Color Stick in Fresa ($14)

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If there’s one thing this Latina-owned brand knows how to do, it makes red lipstick. Of all its crayon sticks, the shade Fresa (so cheeky!) is a head-turner. It’s a spicy, deep red that will match your fresa attitude—we say this in the best way, of course.

5. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso ($22)

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There’s a multitude of reasons to love Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Starting with the fact that she became the youngest woman in Congress, and that she’s always looking out for her fellow peeps. Case in point: After receiving a bunch of inquiries about what striking red lipstick she was wearing during her debate with Joe Crowley (back in July), she kept it 100 and revealed she was wearing Stila’s liquid lipstick in Beso. If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for us.

6. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Best Red ($4.99)

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Give your lips some high-shine with this rich red. It’s a creamy, no-fuss lipstick that easily glides onto your lips, and the chic gold packaging will look gorgeous on your vanity.

7. MAC Cosmetics Red Lipstick in Ruby Woo ($18.50)

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Iconic for a reason, this blue-based red lipstick looks amazing on everyone. Don’t believe us? It has a 4.5 rating and over 9,000 reviews on several retail sites (we’re talking 9K and 4.5 stars On. Each. Site). Take one peek, and you’ll see people singing the lipstick’s praises.

8. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored ($24)

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Another classic, Rihanna brought us a universally flattering red when she launched Fenty Beauty. The brand’s Stunna Lip Paint also features a special formula that dries down matte but gives your lips a sexy shine. It’s no wonder Priscilla Ono, Rihanna’s go-to makeup artist and Fenty Beauty Global Artist, uses it on all her clients.

9. Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Santa Sangre ($20)

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Inspired by Chilean-French director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film Santa Sangre, Kat Von D Beauty made the perfect blood-red lipstick. And since the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks are smudge-proof, you know it’s going to last all day. Even better? The brand’s lipsticks are vegan and cruelty-free.

10. NYX Cosmetics Suede Matte Lipstick in Spicy ($7.99)

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If you love NYX’s Suede Matte Lip Liners, then you’ll adore the lipstick version. The velvety formula will glide onto your lips like butter. It’s a super-soft and lightweight lipstick, too, so it won’t feel like you have thick icing stuck on your lips after hours of wear.

11. Morphe Mega Matte Lipstick in Steamy ($9)

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Stun on them haters when you wear this classic cherry red. The long-wearing formula has a matte finish but it will feel creamy on the lips, so they won’t feel dry after all-day wear. It’s seriously the best of both worlds.

12. Melt Cosmetics Liquid Set Lipstick in Immoral ($19)

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Tap into your rebellious side with this poison-apple red lipstick. Best of all? It’s vegan and looks incredible on all skin tones. Just take a peek at the brand’s website, and you’ll see that every person who wears this shade looks like a certified dime.

13. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Saffron Fire ($26)

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Bite Beauty makes lipsticks good enough to eat, and we wouldn’t expect anything less considering its name. Instead of rocking a dark red in the fall and winter, switch it up with the brand’s Saffron Fire shade. A bright red-orange, this lipstick will add a pop of color (literally) to your makeup.

14. Maybelline Superstay Liquid Lipstick in Ground-Breaker ($7.99)

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The shade Ground-Breaker is a deeper red than most on this list, but it’s a total stunner. The liquid lipstick’s formula is also hard to beat. It will literally last through dinner, drinks, and then some. Don’t believe us? One customer reviewed the product, writing, “The colors are everything and I wear it all day while eating and drinking… sometimes kissing.” Mic drop.

15. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Carina’s Love ($34)

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Charlotte Tilbury’s products are definitely a splurge, but they’re worth every penny. And the matte lipstick in Carina’s Love is no exception. Not only will it give you kissable lips, but it’s ultra-flattering on all skin tones. Plus, Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz are fans of the brand (they even have lipsticks named after them), we’ll use whatever they’re using.

16. Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lipstick in Flame of the Game ($4.99)

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Don’t sleep on Wet n Wild’s liquid lipsticks, especially its Megalast Catsuit line. Each liquid lip is long-wearing, ultra-pigmented, and cheaper than a Chipotle bowl. So what’s not to love?

17. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipstick in Arriba! ($6.50)

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Created by Latina beauty influencer, Karen Gonzalez, this liquid lip will have you fiesta-ready, honey. Since it’s a warm red, it looks amazing on all skin tones. And don’t expect this to smear when you eat tamales during the holidays, either. It’s smudge-proof.

18. Inglot Cosmetics x J.Lo Liquid Lipstick in Vamos ($21)

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Even though the glow queen is known for her nude lips, she launched a dazzling red liquid lipstick with Inglot Cosmetics. Get caliente with the rich, blue-based red, which is playfully called Vamos. It also has an old-Hollywood vibe to it that we can’t get enough of.

19. E.l.f. Day To Night Lipstick Duo in Red Hot Reds ($5)

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Get double the red with this handy duo lipstick. Featuring two shades, a spicy red and brownish red, this stick is perfect for any day-to-night transitions.

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