Friday, May 27, 2016

Product Review: Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Face Oil

So this spring I decided to amp up my skincare routine.  I needed to get in a better habit of regular cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliation in general.  However, I mainly needed more moisture. I picked up several items, but Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil for the face is what I decided to use daily.

Description:Transform your skin with a powerful blend of 10 pure precious oils, Retinol, Vitamin C & our exclusive Cetesomate-E Complex. Skin restorative oils along with natural Cocoa Butter, Retinol & Vitamin C deliver multi-purpose, anti-aging skin benefits. 10 Pure Oils - Help moisturize & smooth fine lines & wrinkles while Retinol & Vitamin C help improve & brighten tone & texture. Lightweight, non-greasy formula absorbs quickly & the Cestesomate-E Complex helps deliver all of the essential vitamins & nutrients directly into the epidermal layer of the skin.Dermatologist Tested. Paraben & Phthalate Free.
Claims:  Skin looks younger-looking with a more glowing & firm appearance. Softens, smooths & plumps skin.Helps visibly rejuvenate & tone skin.Cocoa ButterRich moisturizer softens & evens skin tone.RetinolAdvanced anti-aging ingredient helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles & smooth skin texture.Vitamin C Natural antioxidant helps brighten skin & dark spots. 
Ingredient Highlights: Rose Hip fragrance (not to be confused with the oil itself),  retinol, Vitamin C, Cetesomate-E Complex (fancy marketing term for a raw material)
Recommended For: All Skin Types
Ingredients: Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Coconut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Apricot Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Argan Oil, Rosehip Oil, Camelina Oil, Sunflower Oil, Sesame Oil 


Final Thoughts

Performance: I used this daily when I did not need heavy moisture. The dropper allowed for product control. The oil was not "greasy" and can be described as "dry". It absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft and supple. I purchased the oil from Target or about $10 so I know there isn't a high percentage of retinol and Vitamin C in the formula as they price doesn't reflect the cost of those premium raw materials. However, I did like the resulting feel of my skin after use.
Texture: Lightweight dry oil

Would I recommend to a friend? Yes. This product is a great introduction into using face oils as moisturizers without breaking the bank.

Purchase:HereHere, or Here

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Latest in Tech News: Newest Changes to Instagram

Instagram Debuted Its New Icon Today - Jawbreaker

Everyone's favorite photo sharing app has evolved greatly since it's inception about five years ago. Now you can photo share, send private messages, and upload micro videos. With the most recent changes, the classic camera icon with brown tones has been upgraded to a more colorful one with shades of pink, purple, orange and yellow.

A few up the upgrades include the dissolution of the blue buttons and the navigation bar at the top of the screen and is now at bottom. The only things in color now are photos and notifications with the tools of the app fading into the background in black and white. According to the people behind the app, one major change we will notice is the order of posts on our feed.

“The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order.”

What do you think? Are you on board with the latest changes?

Shameless plug: Follow me on Instagram @divachronicles! I mean, it was right there. I had to go for it.

Post Credits:  JawbreakerInstagram

Monday, May 9, 2016

Restaurant Review: Dantanna's (CNN Center)

Beyonce's Formation Tour is in full swing so you know I to show up and show out! My cousin and childhood friends came up to enjoy the show as well. We decided on Dantannas at the CNN Center downtown because it is walking distance to the Georgia Dome. Get the rundown below.

Appetizer: Spinach, artichoke,  and crab dip

Appetizer: Fried oysters and artichokes

My Meal: Dantanna's Classic Burger and Fries

"Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef."

Friend's Meal: Mild Buffalo Wings

Friend's Meal: Beer Battered Shrimp with Broccoli and Mashed Potatoes
"Spicy remoulade, caper cocktail sauce"

Friend's Meal: The Eye-Opener
"Creekstone Farms ground beef, cheddar cheese, thick-sliced brown sugar-pepper bacon, sunny side up egg."

Friend's Meal: Philly Ribeye Cheestake

"Shaved rib eye, caramelized onions & provolone cheese on toasted sub roll ."


Location: Dantanna's Downtown 
1 CNN Center #269
(404) 522-8873
Service: Excellent! Our waiter was very personable and knowledgeable that most of the day's traffic were Beyonce fans. His Bey jokes had us continuously laughing.
Would I Recommend to a Friend: The food was average, though we didn't order anything revolutionary. We enjoyed the appetizers more than our food. I would still recommend as their other entrees may shine over others.


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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Did You Miss It?! This Past Month on Diva Chronicles....April 2016

The last few weeks have been busy.  Getting my groove back soon. Until then keep up with last month's posts as I work in bringing the content for May!

1. Diva Talks Culture: The Do's and Dont's of Discussing Cultural Differences Amongst Friends

Marjorie Harvey posted a much-needed article on her site, The Lady Love Couture about how friends should respectfully approach cultural difference in their circles.  Read more here.

2.  Product Review + PICS: Kiss Press on Nails

I give my honest opinion here.

3. Entertainment News: "Drop" by Chloe x Halle

Beyonce's newly signed YouTube sensations have a new EP out. Their single Drop is their first  off their EP Sugar Symphony on sale now. Find out more about the sisters and their new video here.

4. Editorial: Imaan Hamman for Vogue Paris, May 2016

Fab editorial! Check out the rest of the photos here.

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5. Diva's Guide to Blogging: Building Your Team with Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily

I asked Claire a question and she gave bomb advice (pun intended). Read it in full here.

That is it for now! Birthday and Beyonce Formation Tour recaps coming soon!


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