Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beauty Discussion: My Go-To Concealers

Products (clockwise): 
Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer, Black Opal Cremestick Foundati. , Black Opal Flawless Perfecting Concealer

Hello All,

Hope your Monday is going well. I bring you my go-to concealers. My fellow beauty junkies know that no matter how many products we try, we always have our 'no fail" products we can fall back on. As for me, I have three and all of them fall within the "drugstore price" range.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Fashion Files: On Trend With Hologram

Nine West via Ross

The hologram trend has been around for about a year. It has trickled down to stores such as Forever 21 as and alternative to the luxury hologram pump offered by Stella McCartney. The pink/silver holograms trens has crossed over in accessories such as my pirse you see above. The hologram affect of the petite bag offers a chic way to add a bit of a neutral tone to compliment an outfit.

I snagged mine at Ross for less than twenty bucks, try your luck at your local store!


Diva's Life: Walk to End Lupus Now

Happy Monday!

This past weeend I particpated the END LUPUS NOW walk. The walk is in it's seventh year and is held annually to raise awareness about lupus. Millions of people mainly minority women (African American, Hispanic, Indian, and Asian) live with lupus.  An autoimmune disease, lupus has the potential to become fatal. Due to outdated treatments and limited research knowledge, treatments are often agressive and can harm the body more than the disease itself.

The Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter raises funds that will go toward eeducation,  research and other events that will raise awareness. Living with lupus practically all my life, all the efforts provided by organization can benefit myself as well as so many others.

Friday, April 26, 2013

DIVA FOTD: Boardroom Plums

Happy Friday!

This is the look I wore to a semi-formal board meeting this week. Not one to stray away from color, I used muted jewel tones for my  "Boardroom Look". Plum  was my color of choice and everything else went from there. Details are below.

The Latest in Beauty News: Julep Beauty to Release DD Cream

Image Credit: Julep Beauty

Seattle based company, Julep Beauty is the latest to jump on the bandwagon of "do all' products. In late May, the company made famous by their nail laquers, will be adding a Dynamic Do-All to their product range. Enclosed in sleek matter packaging, the product can hold it's own next to  Smashbox, Bobby Brown, MAC, Laura Mercier and other mid to high end product lines.

Friday Fun: Beyonce as Mrs. Carter in H&M Commercial

Video Credit:HM

The highly anticipated photos have already been released for Beyonce's Beyonce as MRS. CARTER in H&M, now we have the video to match! Take a look!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Beauty Discussion: Rediscovering Great Makeup Products

Black Opal Stick Concealer in Beautiful Bronze

Often times bbeing a makeup junkie has it's rewards. You get to try the latest products and based on your personal tastes,  can recommend new products. The downside, however, Iis that you often forget about the products you actually like. Enter Black Opal Stick Foundation. This product was often a repurchase for me me until, for some reason, I was no longer able to find my shade. I recently picked up the concealer to use for my birthday makeup look, and just like old times,  I fell in love all over again.

Daily Inspiration: Pave Your Own Path

Image Credit: Pinterest

You have only one life to live, why spend it living someone else's dream? 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Diva's Life: Big 25

Dress: Know Style, Shoes: Bakers(several seasons old)

Hello All,

I hope you're having a fabulous Monday. As for me, I'm recuperating from an eventful weekend. This past weekend. I celebrated my 25th birthday. It was an intimate affair consisting only of family and close friends. We indulged in hibachi style food at a local Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar, and afterwards, the "young folks" as my mother likes to call us, up hit up a local night club.

This past year has definitely been a year of change. It consisted of relocating to another city for an internship turned job, signing the lease to my first apartment, and living the beginning of an true adult life (which means paying bills,lol). I have learned a lot about myself during this time period and I an continuing to grow. I believe your growth and wisdom ends when your time on this earth is over. Until then, I will always strive to grow better and wiser as a person. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Rita Ora

Image Credit: Elle Magazine

One of the newest pop artists on the scene, Rita Ora has snagged the cover of Elle for their May 2013 Women in Music issue. She songtress looks Marie Antoinette fab with a modern twist. Check out the rest of the photos from her cover shoot and well as the fun alternative cover.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Diva Info: The 2013 CITY Awards

Enter the 2013 CITY Awards
Imafe Credit:ICMAD

This serves as a PSA to all my entrepreneurs and future entrepreneurs. Got and innovative product, but you just need the platform? The CITY Awards are for you! Founded by Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributers (ICMAD), the awards event was created some nine years ago to highlight small businesses that were quickly rising to the top. Industries highlighted are hair, makeup, skin, and fragrance. Past winners of the CITY Awards "Cosmetic Innovator of the Year" award went to now famous affordable beauty brand NYX, Murad Skin Care, and IT Cosmetics. Source

Check out more info below. This awards ceremony will be a great platform to those of you getting your entrepreneurial feet wet. Look what it did for NYX, Murad, and IT Cosmetics!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Latest in Fashion/Celebrity News: Peter Dundas Beyonce Tour Designs Released

beyonce tour outfits
The Mrs. Carter World Tour costumes has been released. Queen B will be rocking the designs of Peter Dundas this year. Check out more below! 

Diva Info: BH Cometics Huge April Blowout Sale

Image Credit: BH Cosmetics

To my fellow beauty product lovers, I bring you great news! On of the beauty community's cult favorite product lines is having a huge blowout sale. Sale ends tomorrow, April 17, 2013 at 11:59 PST, so take heed and get your credit cards ready! 

Disclaimer: I was not paid to bring you this ad, I just love makeup :).


The Latest in Beauty News: Swarovski x HSN

HSN Debuts Aura by Swarovski
Image Credit: Swarovski

Well here is a collaboration I didn't expect, but yet am excited to read. World renowned fine jewelry retailer Swarovski has teamed up with one of our favorite shopping networks, HSN to bring us Aura fragrance and beauty line.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Latest in Fashion News: Rachel Roy Launches The Life Online Magazine

Photo Credit: Hym and Her

Famed designer Rachel Roy  launched her online magazine, titled The Life this month. The digital mag will focus on designer and celebrity interviews,  showroom previews, travel excursions, foodie diaries and much more! Check oit the trailer below!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Fun: A Lipstick Story by Tracee Ellis Ross

Happy Friday All,

Hope your week went well. I came across this fun and cute video of Tracee Ellis Ross last night on twitter. Enjoy!

Video Credit: Tracee Ellis Ross
Check out her site now! It's fun, stylish, and quirky just like Tracee!


I found a new favorite blog to follow!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Lucy Liu

Photo Credit:Emmy Magazine

Actress Lucy Liu was photograher by famed photographer Brian Bowen Smith for her covershoot for Emmy Magazine. WARNING: Her photos will give you life. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

DC PSA: New Blogspot URL

Hello All,

Hope your Hump Day went or is going well. I bring you a little announcement that pertains to the blog. My url, www.joslynthediva.blogspot.com is now www.readdivachronicles.com. I've wanted to change the url to match my blog title for a while, but I could never come up with one that wasn't taken-until now. Bare with with as other tweaks will be made, but the content will remain the same.


Monday, April 8, 2013

The Latest In Beauty News: FDA Plans Public Cosmetic Regulation Meeting

Happy Monday!

Some great and crucial news for pre-existing comsetics companies and to those who are currently getting off the ground. HAPPI magazine has reported that the FDA is planning a public meeting on “International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR)—Preparation for ICCR-7 Meeting.”  The meeting is scheduled to take place on May 8, 2013 from 2 pm-4pm  at FDA in College Park, Maryland. The general public will have access to the proposed discussion on "various topics pertaining to the regulation of cosmetics."(HAPPI)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Latest in Fashion News: Louis Vuitton Debuts Revamped Noé Petit + Noé Noé BB Handbags

Image Credit: Louis Vuitton

You've probably seen it before, but did you know the  Noé bag is the second oldest style, hitting the scene for the first time in 1932? The revamped handbag, called the   Noé Petit and Noé BB are contemporary takes on the original Noé. It has a longer shoulder strap allowing for carrying versatility  and is offered in several monogram and color options.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dope Divas: Serena Williams Wins Sony Open...Again!

For the sixth time, tennis champ Serena Williams takes home a trophy as a result of her win  at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Florida. Serena set the record for most Sony Open wins by a female. Serena is now ranked #1 in the world. What a great way to start a week!

Story Credit: The YBF


Monday, April 1, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Jill Scott and Jett

Image Credit: Ebony Magazine

Jilly from Philly as I and many of her fans affectionally call her is looking fab on the April 2013 issuebof Ebony Magazine.  She is joined by her adorable son Jett. Inside the issue she dishes on what it's like to raise a son as a single parent and her new CBS pilot sitcom Second Sight.



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