Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Diva FOTD: Fashion Diva

Face:
Black Opal Stick Concealer in Beautiful Bronze
Ruby Kisses Blemish Control Powder as foundation
NYC translucent powder
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer in Ebony Bronze

Eyes:
Wet n Wild I Love Matte Palette(peachy/tan on lids, brown in crease, black in crease)
Ruby Kisses HR Gel Liner in Rich Black

Cheeks:
Black Radiance Baked Blush in Warm Berry
Covergirl eyeshadow in Brown Smolder as contour

Lips:
Covergirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in Spellbound
Milani 3D Glitzty Glamour gloss in Fashion Diva


I wanted the Milani lipgloss for so long but never picked it up. I see why, it does nothing for me by itself. However, it takes my lipstick to another level!

Enjoy your day. I'm off to work!

Diva Cover Stories: Kimore Lee {Simmons} Hounsou

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Kimora Lee {Simmons} Hounsou is dripping in fabulosity on the December 2011 issue of Harper's Bazar Malaysia. She is giving fierce face. Love it!







Photo Belongs to: Harper's Bazar Malaysia

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Diva Cover Stories: Nicole Ari Parker

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Nicole Ari Parker is "smizing" fiercely on the holiday issue of Denim Magazine. Inside she discusses how she met her husband, former co-star Boris Kodjoe on the set of Soul Food.



Photo Credit: Denim Magazine




XO,
Diva

Diva Cover Stories: Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson is looking holiday ready on the December 2011 issue of Ebony Magazine. Inside she discusses the "size zero" controversy.





Photo Credit: Ebony Magazine




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Thursday, November 17, 2011

DIiva Hauls: Wet n Wild I Love Matte Palette

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I FINALLY got my hands on this palette! I've been stalking my local Walgreens for the last couple of weeks hoping and waitng for it to come. Can't wait to dig in. Review and swatches coming soon. I did a little swatch test when I got home and I think I'm going to love this palette. I hope they make more with more colors.



XO,
Diva

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Diva {MAKEUP} Chronicles: Blue Lips??

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So I'm rocking an unconventional lip color, as you can see, it's blue! I'm also wearing a blue and black Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) inspired sweater. I'm in a Cosby sweater phase now. The post, however is about the lips. Who says blue is not wearable? Who says?? I'm wearing Midnight Blue by T'ea (found at most mom and pop beauty supply stores) topped with the crease color in Wet n Wil'd Blue Me Away palette. I finished the look off with a clear gloss.I actually went out with my blue painted lips and did not turn one head. So if you had second thoughts about blue lips, try it. It may not be a serious of a risk as you make it out to be.





XO,
Diva

Diva {FASHION} Chronicles: Look Alikes

I recently came across a Jeffrey Campbell Lita look alike at one of my local shoe stores. It was $26 compared to the $159 price tag of the Lita boot. If the Lita was a classic style boot then I would not mind dishing out the money because it would then be an investment. However, this shoe is a very trendy boot, it is a "right now" trend. I might not even like the boot next year this time so why spend the money, right? You can take a look of the Lita at www.solestruck.com and my pictures, of course are below.




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The store also had a camel colored pair that I do plan to get!





XO,
Diva

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Diva Cover Stories: Jourdan Dunn

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Jourdan has graced the cover of i-D Magazine before along with other models, but I believe this is her first solo cover and her face is beat to the nines. Love it!




XO,
Diva

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Diva Cover Stories: Tasha Smith

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She made a name for herself co-starring Tyler Perry's films such as Daddy's Girls and Why Did I get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too. She looks gorgeous! Can't wait to pick up this issue.


Photo Credit: Essence Magazine



XO,
Diva

Diva Cover Stories: Janest Jackson

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Diva Info: Diva on a Budget!

I just wanted to share a few drug store makeup brands that I love and the pordict that I like form that brand. Being a budget diva is always a good thing, but in this economy, it is especially good. Here they are in no particular order.


Covergirl
This brand, in my opinion regained their popularity with their Lip Perfection lipsticks (which I do love by the way), but I also love their Queen Collection line. I love the Queen Collection bronzer in Ebony Bronze( approx. $7), the compact foundation in Rich Mink ( approx $7), the Lip Perfection Lipsticks in both the regualr line and the Queen Collection line (btw $5-8), and the lightweight liquid Natural Hue foundation (approx $7).




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Maybelline

I have tried a couple of Maybelline's foundations, but the only one I'll recomend is the Dream Matte Mousse foundation. Of course it is marketed towards thos with oily skin, but it's prince (approx. $7) is now more affordable than it was when it first came out ($10-12). The downside to this fundation for WOC is that the darkest shade can get a little to red if applied with a heavy hand. I suggest apply a little bit at a time.




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Black Opal

This is a brand geared towards African American women. This brand has won awards and notoriety from makeup artists for several of its products. The products I urge you to check out are the stick foundation (approx. $10), the stick concealer( approx $5), the liquid lipsticks (approx. $6) and the deluxe finishing powder (approx. $10). The stick foundation is a great multitasker product. It can be worn sheer if the products ia applied to a brush and then applied to the face, or with full coverage when applied directly to the face and blended in. Because of its opacity it can also be worn as a concealer along with other foundation. The stick concealer is a full coverage concealer that wrks wonders! Black Opal's liquid lipsticks are highly pigmented and wear beautifully. The Deluze Finishing powder is one that I use everyday (my shade is Deep) and I love it. I lasts a really long time, I had mine for at least nine months!






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Black Radiance



Another brand aimed towards women of color and one of my rediscovered favorites. The products from this line that I would without a doubt recommend are their lipsticks (byw $1.50-2), blushes (approx. $5), baked blushes, Body Building Mascara (approx $3, and I'm almost finished with my first tube), and liquid foundations (approx. $5). Black Radiance lipsticks are my favorite products from the line. I own almost the entire collection and plan to pick up the rest. I own two of the liquid foundations, one my summer shade and the other my fall/winter shade. They are medium coverage foundations, and dry to semi-matte finish. Though the brand oonly offers two shades in their blushes, my whay shades are they! Warm Berry is a beautiful warm pink shade with purple undertones, and Toasted Almond is a beautiful rust color perfect for fall.





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*All photos belong to their respective companies.*





XO,
Diva

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