Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Diva's Life: My First Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes Experience

So I spent the Christmas holiday in New York with my Dad. While on my trip, we went to see the Rockettes perform in their annual show, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I have a fond appreciation of stage performance and an admiration for those who grind behind the scene to put on a great show. These women train for months for days of performances often back to back. We attended the 7:30 show, and you could not tell it was their fourth show of the day! They even had a 10 p.m. show after ours. Wow! I captured many photos and videos. It was truly spectacular! See what I did there? Check out photos and video clips below.


The auditorium  was beautiful!








This had to be my favorite scene! I loved the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers!



The Living Nativity Scene was something to see. The costumes and  animals! Awesome!



Extras: A little BTS vid I found on the net since I cannot get mine to upload. Check them out on my Instagram .





Get ticket details at www.radiocitychristmas.com
The show runs until January 3, 2016!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Latest In Beauty News: MAC to Release Permanent Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Line

Matte liquid lip colors are one of the hottest trends in the beauty world right now.  You can find them at all price ranges. MAC is the latest to add liquid lipsticks to their selection of products. The Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour line will be a permanent line set for release January 7, 2016. Get details below.






Fashion Legacy-Intense fire truck red
Feels So Grand Deep-True red
High Drama Deep-Dark plum
Dance With Me Deep-Cranberry red
Lady-Be-Good Warm-Mid-tone nude
Tailored to Tease-Bright fuchsia
Oh, Lady-Deep wine
Recollection- Intense bright violet
Quite the Standout -Bright orange-red
To Matte with Love -Bright raspberry
Personal Statement -Shocking pink
Divine-Divine- Light creamy pink
Mademoiselle -Bright creamy coral
Back in Vogue -Peachy nude
Rich & Restless- Mid-tone pinky salmon

$20 US / $24 Canada
Available January 7, 2016


Article Credit:Talking With Tami

Monday, December 14, 2015

Diva's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Tech Gifts for Him & Her

It's that time again! It is holiday season and I am bringing you my annual holiday gift guides. I'm a little late, but admit it, you're not done shopping anyway. First up: tech! I have something for all price ranges and for the men and women in your life. Details below!

Diva's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Tech Gifts for Him & Her


Friday, December 11, 2015

Diva Cover Stories: 3 Reasons Why In Style Magazine Got Thier Viola Davis Cover Right


Covers like these are important for several  reasons. One: Black actresses are being featured on popular magazines and being recognized for their hard work. Two: Natural hair on a major magazine is a big deal. Three: Someone in the makeup department finally  got it right. Please, please, please, if you're a makeup artist and you are not well versed in the plethora of shades and tones that is black skin, seek assistance. Do your research, and add products to your kit for your new client. Don't be like an editor who shall remain unnamed who essentially blamed the  poor lighting and makeup job on an actress featured on her magazine on her being black. In Style, you did good.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Girl Talk: I Received My First Vajacial and Here's Why You Should Get One Too

At the beginning of November, I was connected to the lovely Kimberly Grimes, owner of Vava Voom, an esthetics  studio specializing in intimate care. She was having a press week for members of the local media to experience her services to promote her business. A friend tagged me in her Instagram post, and since I had never been to any place like this I sent my info over.  After browsing the site, I opted for the vajacial because it "targets irritating ingrowns, below-the-belt blackheads and hyperpigmentation" and scheduled my appointment. Services include full facial and body waxing, body art such as intimate hair tinting, flesh care such as Vajacials, and V-Tox steams or hip baths.

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On the day of my appointment, I arrived to the studio which is in a shared space, so I waited upstairs while Kimberly finished with the client that was before me. While I waited, I had plenty of time to think of my nervousness. I never had been waxed before because I do my feminine maintenance at home. I even "Naired" beforehand because I wasn't going to have anyone talking about me in their head. No, honey!  Now I volunteered myself to spread my legs wide open for a complete stranger. What was I getting myself into?! 

When it my turn, I was given the privacy to partially disrobe and get comfortable on the table. Vava Voom is an intimate one room studio adorned with work from local artists on the wall. Then soft music playing the background helped calm me down. Kimberly made me feel really at ease, especially since I had never received such a service before. It was like chatting with one of my girlfriends while I was given hot towel and exfoliating treatments. 

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