Saturday, June 27, 2015

Product Spotlight: Earth Wood Sunglasses and Watches

I came across a cool brand while browsing my favorite flash sale site, Haute Look. I love brands that offer fashion yet offer a unique aesthetic. Earth Wood offers sunglasses and watches from you guessed it, wood. This eco brand offers unisex options promising that no two are alike. Check out a few of their watch and sunglass options below.


With over 23 collections to choose from, thete is sure to be a pair for everyone. Check out a few below.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Entertainment News: Janet Jackson's No Sleeep

On the heels  of  releasing tour dates, Janet Jackson has debuted new music. No Sleeep just hit the 'net and already  has people buzzing. Check it out below. Find out when she's  coming to your city here.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Latest in Music News: Janet Jackson Unbreakable World Tour Coming to a City Near You

How many times have you asked yourself, "When is Janet going  come back to music?" I've  asked it, and many other notables in the music industry have voiced their opinions  as well. Well we got what we asked for, and Janet delivered  with  a world tour. August  through  November she'll  be performing  all of her hits.  Hope this is just a prelude  to new music. Tour dates are below.

31 – Vancouver, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
02 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome
04 – Edmonton, Rexall Place
05 – Alberta, Revolution Place
07 – Saskatoon, SK, SaskTel Centre
08 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre
11 – Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena
12 – Cincinnati, OH, PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center
15 – Toronto, Air Canada Centre
17 – Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
18 – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
20 – Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
23 – Orlando, FL, Amway Arena
24 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
26 – Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheatre
27 – Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
29 – Memphis, TN, Fedex Forum
30 – New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center
09 – Las Vegas, NV, Axis @ Planet Hollywood
10 – Las Vegas, NV, Axis @ Planet Hollywood
13 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
14 – San Francisco, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
16 – Inglewood, CA, The Forum
17 – San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
19 – Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre
21 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
22 – Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
24 – Salt Lake City, UT, Energy Solutions Arena
25 – Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
27 – Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
29 – St. Louis, MO, Chaifetz Arena
30 – Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
01 – Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
03 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
04 – Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre
12 – Honolulu, Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena

Article Credit: Talking with Tami


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Beauty Discussion: Illegal Butt Injections Are Costing Women Their Lives and We Need to Pay Attention

Recently  news broke that a 34 year old woman died as a result  of back alley butt injections. This is becoming an increasing  phenomenon among the everyday  woman as they try to keep up with celebrities.  Celebrities  pay a pretty penny for their rear enhancements, and many still end up looking  artificial. The staff over at Necole  Bitchie wrote a great eye opening artical on the subject.  An exerpt is below.

More and more women today are getting their butts injected with God only knows what to keep up with the ever-expanding big booty trend. A decade ago, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez’s famed fannies were top tier tushies as both entertainers were heralded for their curves. Compare them in 2015, and their butts are sitting at the bottom as celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and the Blac Chynas of the world captivate the masses.

The big booty bar has been raised so high now that women are literally dying from basement butt jobs in their quest to keep up with influential celebs like the Kardashians. Just this week another woman died while getting her fifth butt injection.

Read the rest on Necole Bitchie.

If you want any type of augmentation,  do yiur research  and go to a seasoned professional. Grill them. You're putting your life in their hands. Shows like Botched  show that not all doctors are made equal. Don't  risk you life for vanity. Your body is your temple, treat it as such.



Fashion Flashback: Fashionable Backpacks Are Still Trending

Today's  TBT (Throwback Thursday) is one of my most read posts: Fashionable  Backpacks. Two years ago they became popular  and are still going  strong in 2015. Get some ideas by clicking  the link below.


Diva Cover Stories: Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Samura Wiley, Adrienne Moore, and Vicky Jeudy for Essence Magazine, July 2015

It's  an Orange is the New Black takeover!  Are you ready for the upcoming  season?

Image Credit: Essence Magazine



Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Diva Hauls + FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

I've  been eyeing this foundation  quite  some time. Over the past couple of years (yes, I'm  late) it  has been getting  nothing  but rave reviews in the beauty community. So when my birthday rolled around, this is what I asked for.

I was shade matched at my local counter and walked away with 6C2 Rich Mahogany  A8. I went a tad bit darker due to summer beng right around  the corner. I'm  wearing just the foundation in the above photo. Now that I've  had a chance to try it out a but, here my initial thoughts.


1. Full Coverage & Lightweight: I was suprised  at how light this foundation  felt as I applied, but still left me applying minimal concealer. 

2.  Semi-Matte Finish: I have oily skin so luminous foundations are a no-go for me. However,  I don't  look like my face could crack from my foundation  being so matte.

3. Few touch-ups: I began to get only a sheen after maybe six hours of wear.

4. No "makeup smell": I've noticed  the odor is very subtle. You barely notice it.


1. Price: This baby rings in at $37, be sure not to knock the bottle over because  (see #2).

2. There's No Pump: Because  the kind folks at Estee Lauder couldn't  throw a pump on the bottle and make the foundation an even 40. Too late now. I didn't  ask, but I  don't  think they sell them separately. The MAC counter was right next to me, but it was prom Saturday I  wasn't  doing  that.

I don't  have many cons, so stay tuned for my in depth  review in the future.



Monday, June 1, 2015

Diva Cover Stories: Nicki Minaj for Cosmopolitan, July 2015

Nicki talks her latest album, past relationship, and much  more in the July issue of Cosmopolitan mag. Check out some photos from the spread below.



Diva's Life: Reflection

Good Morning All,

Today marks the half way point of the year. Time flies doesn't it?  It is a perfect  time to reflect on what I have accomplished  thus far, and what I have to work on in the next half of the year. I have to say the past three months have been emotionally jarring to say the least. Between March and May, I've  dealt with the sudden loss of an uncle, classmate, and two coworkers. It has truly been an emotional  rollercoaster.

There were some happy memories too. I've  gone wine tasting, to a culture festival, my best friend's wedding,  applied to graduate school, and most importantly  cherished time with friends and family. I also welcomed into the world a baby cousin that my family  can't  get enough of. I'm very much so looking forward to family vacation  in July. Fun in the sun, anyone?

I charge you to reflect as well. Just sit back in silence and allow everything  to come to you. You'd  be suprised  at how much you've  grown and accomplished in six months. Think of all the places you've  gone and people you've met. Then prepare mentally, physically,  and emotionally  for the next six months.




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