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These Hot Cheetos-Inspired Nails Will Turn You Into The Ultimate Snack

Have you ever eaten a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and ended up with the orange dust all over your fingers? This is a trick question: the answer is always yes. But have you ever wondered what it would be like to have it semi-permanently on your fingers? Wonder no longer, amigos. We’ve found some of the best and worst examples of Hot Cheetos-inspired nails for you to lust over.

Because, yes, there is actually a sub-category of nail art fanatics out there on social media that are inspired by Cheetos!

1. The tiny Cheetos nail.

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We figured we’d ease you in slowly into the world of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-inspired nail art. If you have the dedication to decorate your nails in Cheetos branding, then you better follow through with an Insta-worthy post. Because if it’s not captured on Instagram, did it even happen?

2. The Hot Cheetos-inspired nail, featuring extra AF glitter.

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Committing to the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos aesthetic, while also sporting some profesh-looking nails, takes some serious multitasking. It seems like this babe has got her finger on the pulse, though, with a fine mix of glitter and iconic Cheetos yellow, red, and orange in a gentle coffin shape.

3. Make the look work for you. No, seriously. Try to get paid for it.

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Why not pair one OTT red diamanté nail with the entire Flamin’ Hot Cheetos logo over the nails on your opposite hand? Actually, don’t do it. At least, not until you have guaranteed royalties from Cheetos for advertising their brand.

4. They say purple and red shouldn’t be worn together. Don’t listen to “them”.

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There’s something to be said about someone who has enough game to wear red and purple together. Especially when they’ve committed to it in the form of a very public, semi-permanent look like acrylic nails. But, you know what? If you’re gonna have a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos packet on one nail, why not go the whole hog and embrace your inner weirdo? Wear that red and purple and Cheetos logo with pride.

5. Hot Cheetos means one hella hot orange look.

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If someone had said to us that Cheetos-orange could be a real bangin’ aesthetic, we probably wouldn’t have believed you – not until you showed us this picture. A pastel pink morphing into a vibrant yellow, with an ombre into a deep orange? It actually surprisingly works. The silver diamanté swirl is a nice finishing touch.

6. It doesn’t get much cuter than a tiny cartoon cheetah.

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Committing to the Hot Cheetos look means taking painstaking hours to get the cheetah and its spots just right. Remember, babes, sometimes a nice nail is a small nail.

7. Don’t copy the Cheeto, be the Cheeto.

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It definitely took some talent to nail this look! Rather than mimicking the packaging, maybe consider just embodying the actual Cheeto on your nails when you decide to make waves in the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos nail art community.

8. Think about how Cheetos fit into your diet.

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That is, think about how Cheetos can fit into your rotating roster of other junk food. This babe has got some pretty convincing skills – maybe there’s a payout in it if you’ve got your fingers in a few different brands?

9. Long nails are great for putting in detail.

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On the one hand, long nails can be kinda impractical. On the other hand, they give you more space to get as creative as you want! In this case, you’d be able to scrawl the entirety of the Cheetos logo on your nails.

10. Sometimes you’ve just gotta embrace color.

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If you’re gonna rock an ostentatious yellow-orange combination, then why not think about what other ways you can brighten your nails? Sometimes that can mean embracing your love of everything between sweet and savory snacks, nail-art style.

11. You don’t need a logo to make it clear you love Hot Cheetos.

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Sometimes it’s enough to just use a few elements from Hot Cheetos to let everyone know what you love most about them. Is it their cheap price? The fact that they’re hot? Or perhaps it’s the cheetah spots? Whatever it is, chances are there’s some way it can be recreated on a nail.

12. Embrace the orange dust.

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Maybe one of your favorite things about Hot Cheetos is having to lick your fingers clean of all of the orange dust, once you’re finished digging into the packet. Well, have you considered just making it a more permanent look? Because apparently, it’s achievable. You do you, orange Hot Cheeto-dust fans.

13. 3D isn’t just for movie theatres.

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You can take tactile to the next level with these ridged designs. But, you’ll probably need to develop some obscure branch of nail art sorcery in order to recreate an entire tiny Hot Cheetos packet on your nail.

14. Put the “flames” in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

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Want to go a bit more obscure with your Flamin’ Hot Cheetos nail homage? Consider investing instead in some seriously detailed red-orange-yellow flaming stiletto nails.

15. Add some shine to your nail art with a clear topcoat.

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Who can forget the classic topcoat? If you want to make your Hot Cheetos-inspired work of art last even longer, then make sure to finish with a final clear layer of nail polish. And also somehow don’t mess up every single other part of your meticulously-replicated Hot Cheetos packet on your nail.

16. Black is the new black.

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Even though black doesn’t feature so strongly as a color on the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos packet, it’s still a stunning shade to effectively draw attention to one feature nail. Plus, you don’t have to worry about trying to make a perfect Hot Cheetos packet replica on every single nail. You’re welcome.

17. Think about the shape of your nail.

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The shape of your nail is going to determine how great the finished product will look. And sure, these almond nails are pretty amazing. What’s less swell is the way that the Hot Cheetos prints were recreated on the nail: the sharp, flat end to the packet design makes the nails look shorter than they really are! Keep that in mind, fellow Hot Cheeto nail art aficionados.

18. “Flamin’ Hot” is a descriptor for both Cheetos and nail art.

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Refer to the above, if you’re not sure what we mean. But, “Flamin’ Hot” is where the similarities end. Please don’t start biting your nails simply because it says “crunchy” on the Hot Cheetos packet.

19. Remember: orange dust can also sit on top, rather than below, your nail.

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The possibilities for a Cheetos dust nail are endless. You could have a half nail of an orange-dust inspired look. Or, you could print “Cheetos” across your newly-decorated nails. The sky’s the limit.

20. Hot Cheetos-inspired nails aren’t limited to reds, oranges, and yellows.

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This Flamin’ Hot Cheetos example proves it. A simple lime green is also a-okay for all of you rabid Hot Cheetos fans out there.

There we have it: if you’re looking to embrace your inner Hot Cheetos geek, these nails are one way you can really get into the vibe. Which design was your favorite? Or, better yet, which one do you think was the most outrageous? Let us know on Facebook by clicking the logo at the top of the page.

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Here Are Some Christmas Traditions From Around Latin America

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Christmas is a special time of year. Families have their traditions to mark the festive year and some of those traditions are rooted in culture. Here are some of the ways various countries in Latin America celebrate Christmas.

El Pase Del Niño Viajero – Ecuador

El Pase del Niño Viajero is a pageant that happens in Ecuador that lasts weeks. The parade is meant to represent the journey of Mary and Joseph. The parade highlights the religious importance of Christmas in Ecuador and is most common in the Andean region of the country.

The biggest and most important parade is in Cuenca, a deeply religious city. Citizens near the city have all day to see the parade as it starts in the early morning and runs through the late afternoon. This gives people a lot of time to make it to the city to witness the parade.

La Gritería – Nicaragua

La Gritería comes after La Purisma. La Purisma is celebrated at the end of November and is meant to celebrate the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. La Gritería is celebrated in early December and involves literal yelling. Someone would shout “Que causa tanta alegria?” (“What causes so much happiness?”) People respond “La Concepción de María.” (“Mary’s Conception.”)

Las Posadas – Mexico

Mexican posadas are the most recognizable. Posadas take place in Mexico from Dec. 16-24, though this year they are most likely to be virtual. The posada begins with a procession in the neighborhood filled with people singing and sometimes led by two people dressed as Mary and Joseph.

Another part is the posada party. Before guests can enter, there is a song exchange with the people outside playing Joseph looking for shelter. The hosts sing the side of the innkeeper saying there is no room. Eventually, the guests are welcomed into the home to celebrate Christmas.

Aguinaldos – Colombia

Aguinaldos are a series of games played by people in Colombia leading up to Christmas. There are certain games that are common among people in Colombia. One is pajita en boca, which requires holding a straw in your mouth the entire time of a social event. Another is dar y no recibir, which is about getting people to take something you are giving to score a point.

El Quema Del Diablo – Guatemala

El quema del diablo is celebrated in early December and is a way of letting go of the previous year. People burn piñatas and effigies of the devil to let go of all negative feelings and moments from the previous year. If there was every to try a new tradition, this would be the year. Burn an effigy and banish 2020 to the past, where it belongs.

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