Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's Her Birthday!: Oprah Winfrey

IImage Credit: Social News Daily



A decade ago, Oprah brought integrate 50 with a bang, this year she will celebrate 60 quietly at home. Here is what she had to share about turning 60: 

"I'm turning 60, and I've earned the right to be just as I am. I'm more secure in being myself than I've ever been before."  

-Oprah






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Diva






Sunday, January 26, 2014

Things I Tried From Pinteres: Flourless Banana Pancakes


I'm an avid "pinner". I LOVE Pinterest. I pinned a flourless banana recipe a while back. While on my journey to a healthier and cleaner diet, I jumped at the notion that I didn't have to give up my beloved pancakes. The recipe only calls for a few ingredients: 1 banana, two eggs, cinnamon and vanilla extract.  It was an easy to follow recipe. Check below to see step-by-step pictures and my thoughts on the dish!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Feature: Ask Joslyn...


Ask Joslyn...




I'm often asked for makeup and fashion advice from family, friends,  and sometimes strangers. I thought I'd share the questions and answers in hopes it will possibly help some of you. I answer based in my personal knowledge and experiences. Check out the first question below.

Friday, January 17, 2014

It's Her Birthday!: First Lady Michelle Obama



Our beautiful First Lady, Michelle Obama, turns the big 5-0 today. My, 50 looks good on her. Happy Birthday Mrs. Obama!!




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Diva

Diva Cover Stories: Oprah for O, The Oprah Magazine

Image Credit: Oprah Magazine



Okay, pause. Get into how fabulous Oprah looks on the latest cover of her namesake magazine. She looks gorge! Has she looked any better? I love it!






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Diva





Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Latest in Fashion News: The Met Museum Renames Wing After Anna Wintour


American Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour is being further commerated with a eponymous wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Costume Institute wing will be renamed The Anna Wintour Costume Center. It will take on the new name when the new Charles James:Beyond exhibit opens  May 8. Serving as trustee for the past 15 years, Ms. Wintour has brought major popularity to the annual Met Ball, it has now become the who's who event among the fashion elite. She has helped raised an estimated $125 million dollars for the museum. Congrats to Ms. Wintour!!










Monday, January 13, 2014

The Latest in Tech: IMAN Beauty App for iOS

Image Credit: IMAN Cosmetics




Model turned mogul, Iman has stepped into the technology arena with a beauty app. The app is for Apple products only (we hope just for now), so for us android users, we won't get the luxury of experiencing it. The perks include, color matching, virtual lipstick try on sessions, exclusive product sneak peaks, and much more.  Get more info at www.imancosmetics.com. 







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Diva

Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Fun: The Role Our Nose Plays in Cosmetics


I've done it, and you've done it. We've smelled a product before even reading it's claims. We've been turned off or on just because of how something smells. We've used products more than others because all we really wanted to do is smell it. Working in the cosmetics industry, I've seen first hand just how important and time consuming choosing a fragrance can be. I aim to produce educational posts alongside the fashion and beauty articles, and what a great way to start 2014 than to spread a little knowledge about our nose. I found this simple yet educational video on The Chemists Corner website, and it's all about our nose and the role it plays in our daily lives. Enjoy!




Video Credit: TED-EdChemists Corner


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Diva

Friday Fun: Single Girl Woes


I'm single, in my 20's, and living in the city, not New York city, but a large city below the Mason Dixon line.I can honestly say I've heard at least nine of these comments. I love the humor behind the video. How many of you have heard or said these things? Enjoy!




Video Credit: Cosmopolitan YouTube

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Fab Pics: Wale x DVF x Bar Refaeli



It's the 20th Anniversary year of Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress, and Diane is showing all of us that she still got it! I love how she collaborated with raper Wale. The snapshot will be featured in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar.







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Diva

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Trending Thursday: Jeremy Scott's Jacket Bags for Moschino



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Image Credit: Style Caster


I saw this yesterday on Instagram and I had to share. Who better to turn a edgy biker jacket into a handbag? Leave it to designer Jeremy Scott. He rolled out the unique arm wear under the Moschino label. The bags will be apart of the Italian label's Pre-Fall 2014 collection. If the bag above seems to rough around the edges for your taste, check below for more feminine versions.


Fab Cover Stories: Nick and Mariah Cannon for EBONY Feb '14

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EBONY Magazine did not stop at one cover for February 2014, they released two! The Anthony's are sharing an issue with the Cannons, Nick and Mariah Cannon that is. February is going to be the month of interviews!







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Diva

Fab Cover Stories: Carmelo & Lala Anthony for EBONY Feb '14

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February is "love month" and what better way than to have one of the industry's hottest couples in love on the cover? Can't wait to read the interview!








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Diva

Monday, January 6, 2014

Diva Info: Radiant Orchid Is Pantone's Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid
Image Credit: Pantone


Few realize the impact of  Pantone's yearly chosen color. Nail polishes, clothes, and accessories will flood the stores in shades of purple. Mark my words. While orchid is typically a spring color anyway, you can always tell when something is popular for the season, because it pops up everywhere. Can't wait to incorporate it into my wardrobe.





XO,
Diva

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Diva's Makeup Guide: Foundations

Beautysets - Drugstore Foundations


In today's makeup guide, we are discussing foundations. I've tried many a foundation there are only a handful I'd recommend from the drugstore.  While modern technologies have allowed drugstore foundations to rival those at the department store, few can last more than a few hours. I've curated a list of the ones I have tried, repurchased, and would recommend that you try. See more below.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Diva's Makeup Guide: Primers




The second installment of Diva's Makeup Guide for Beginners is all about primers. A primer is a product that is used before foundation to act as barrier between the skin and the makeup. There are numerous primers in many forms, so choosing one could be understandably overwhelming. While, many high end primers perform great, there are some gems in the drugstore for those getting their feet wet in the makeup pool. They are inexpensive so there is little guilt if it doesn't work out. Check the details out below!

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