Monday, December 30, 2013

Diva's Makeup Guide: Brushes

Hello All!

Holiday season is over and we are all gearing up for the new year. I thought I'd try to crank out at least  a few more posts before we step into 2014. I often get asked by family and friends about various makeup tips. From brushes I'd recommend, tips on how to fill in eyebrows, to a good inexpensive foundation. So I thought I'd curate a guide for those want the information can reference it whenever they like. First, I'll break down the inexpensive brushes I would recommend. Check it out below.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Latest in Fashion News: June Ambrose TV on YouTube!


June Ambrose has released the first episode of Fitting Room Makeover on her YouTube channel JuneAmbrose65. I loved her reality show, but no word on if that will return. Until then, the queen of fashion styling has turned to YouTube to give us our fix. Check it out.






XO,
Diva

Diva's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Him

1. Grooming

Men are paying attention to their grooming routine these days, and cosmetics companies have noticed. Men now have their own face washes, moisturizers, and toners to go along with their aftershave. Take a look and get some ideas for some  beauty  grooming products for men.

Image Credit: Dove Men Care

Dove is a great and inexpensive starting point to get grooming products for men. They have a complete line to choose from, and products are also offered in sensitive skin formulations. The packaging is very manly, so no worries about if the products are really for women. Prices vary per location.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Latest in Fashion News: Rihanna the Face of Balmain Spr '14

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Say what you want, but Rihanna  has and still is being embraced by the fashion elite. It has been announced the the singer is the new face of Balmain's Spring 2014 campaign. Two new ad photos have been released, and I must say she looks fab! I love the edginess she brings to the brand's image. Check below to see what the Creative Director had to say about the luxury label's new cover girl.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Diva's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: For Her





Okay everyone, there are only ten days left until Christmas and I can guarantee you are like me and are not done with all of your shopping. You've probably pulled Secret Santa names among coworkers and or friends, and lets not forget about family. I'm here to give you a few ideas while you're out doing your shopping.



1.Beauty


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Image Credits:Real Techniques

Have friend that's dabbling into makeup, or have one that's just a makeup lover? This Real Techniques brush set is a great starting point. I happen to have been gifted with the eye makeup brush set and I love it. The best part about it is that they come in under $20!  Snag these great buys om Real Techniques and Ulta websites.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Latest in Beauty News: Smashbox 3D Liners and Mehron B.L.A.M.E. Line

ALWAYS SHARP 3D LINER
Image Credit: Smashbox


Smashbox has launched their new Always Sharp 3D liners.  Available in eight shades, Smashbox claims you won't need your pencil sharpener, because these liners "stay sharp." The boast "3D reflective pearls that glides on and self sharpens evey time you twist the cap off." 



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Oprah Winfrey for The Hollywood Reporter

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How often do you see Oprah on a cover of a magazine that isn't her own? Not often. The multimedia mogul and idol to many, graced the cover of the December 2013 issue of Hollywood Reporter.

The Latest in Fashion News: Singer Erykah Badu for Givenchy Spr '14

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When everyone is begging for diversity in the fashion industry, Givenchy listened. The luxury label commissioned R&B/Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu for their Spring 2014 campaign. If you are not familiar with her music, I strongly advice you to take a listen. Not only is she a great artist, she makes for a great model. First known for her towering head wraps, then gravity defying afro;  Badu sports a TWA, teeny weeny afro for the ads.  What I love about this is that she was not edited to look lighter, you can tell she is a beautiful black woman.  Check below to read what Riccardo Tisci had to say about his latest campaign model.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Product Review: Olay Complete Moisture Cream with SPF 15

Olay Complete All Day Moisture Cream With SPF15 - Sensitive 2 oz
Image Credit: P&G



Hello All,

I am way overdue for this review. It has been sitting on my bathroom counter for at least two months waiting to be reviewed. So here it it! I picked up this Olay Complete All Day Moisture Creak SPF 15 when I could not find my regular Olay mositurizer. I prefer the ones in the jar as they are thicker than the ones offered in the bottle. I used up this product completely, which is the first plus for it's review. Check out what I think after the jump!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Joan Smalls for Elle Magazine

Joan Smalls for Elle Magazine January 2014

Super model Joan Smalls looks regal on the cover of Elle January 2014. What's even rarer about this cover is that an actual model is on the cover. In America, models have to compete with celebrities for the covers. It's refreshing to see a new face. Werq!



Image Credit: Elle Magazine





XO,
Diva

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Daily Inspiration: Get Out of Your Own Way


We make plans for our future, then nothing goes as planned. We get bummed out because we have every year of our life planned out, and when the time arrives we feel like a failure because you can't check off the boxes on your goal list. It is very stressful to live such a life. I know, I'm slowly breaking myself out of that mode of thinking.  I'm learning it is great to be ambitious and goal oriented, but you're not a failure if your plan takes a couple of detours before you get to the final destination.





XO,
Diva

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