Glowing skin is always in. Latin pop star Debi Nova knows about flaunting it on the dance floor and shows us how it’s done in the music video for her single “Drummer Boy.”
Recently, I spoke with Debi before her ladies night concert in Miami, where she told me about her album, beauty secrets and dance tips for flaunting sexy skin on the dance floor.
The Costa Rican superstar has already made a huge splash stateside with her debut album, Luna Nueva (Surco/Decca), which features the lead single “Drummer Boy,” and has recently performed on So You Think You Can Dance? and Dancing with the Stars. Debi has amassed an impressive body of work including six Grammy-nominated projects, a number one single, collaborations with The Black Eyed Peas and Ricky Martin. She has been writing and performing professionally since the age of 14 and signed her first songwriter deal at the age of 17, subsequently penning songs for Latin recording artists Belinda and RBD, Sean Paul, Mark Ronson and her own single “One Rhythm”, which reached number one in Latin America and on the U.S. dance charts.
Her debut album, Luna Nueva, is a combination of irresistible Latin rhythms and potent pop that showcases Debi’s considerable musical talents (she plays piano, guitar, bass, timbales and more). Nova explains, “because Costa Rica is in Central America, we had Bossa Nova coming from Brazil, Afro-Cuban rhythms drifting over from the Caribbean, and, of course, all the great rock and soul from the U.S.,”
she says. “It was a real melting pot and I wanted my album to capture that.” Nova’s heritage is echoed not only in the album’s steamy rhythms, but also in the songs’ lyrics themselves. A resident of Costa Rica and the U.S., who has split her time between the two countries for the last seven years, Nova sings in both English and Spanish. “The idea of singing in both English and Spanish on the album wasn’t planned,” Nova says. “As I was writing the songs, I found myself naturally blending the two because it’s something I do every day. My music reflects my being part of a generation of young Latinos who use both naturally. The world is becoming smaller and I’m proud to represent that.”
Debi Nova’s 5 Tips for Tantalizing Skin:
1. Buff. To flaunt fab skin any time, use a pumice stone to treat dry spots, like elbows, knees and heels.
2. Indulge. Maximize your shower with Caress Velvet Bliss, which delivers, in one body wash or beauty bar, sexy, silky skin with great fragrance that you’ll want to flaunt.
3. Dance. Turn the music on as you get dressed to get confident and sexy for a night out on the town.
4. Accent. Complement your glowing skin with a daring lip color.
5. Hydrate. Drink lots of water throughout the day to keep you feeling refreshed and vibrant all night long.
For more information please visit www.debinova.com and www.caresspiel.com.