Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Diva's Life, Diva Talks Culture: Taking Time to Be Quiet, Be Right Back....

A LOT has been going on in the real world outside of Diva Chronicles. From Charlottesville, confederate statue removals across the south, and the disatrous flooding in Louisiana and Texas. It makes talking about beauty and fashion a little trivial, at least it does for me at the moment.  To be honest, there is so much talking, that I, I'm sure you guys too, have been inundated with the amount of chatter being thrust our way. It's not coming from the news anymore. Social media can be so loud that it's deafening to my ears. I don't want to add to the noise. I want to sit and be quiet and figure out ways I can directly help my fellow Americans. There is too much heaviness in our world right now, masking it with the light and cheery will make us feel good in the moment, but if we ignore it, the heavy will still be there. We have to do something. So excuse me, while I go quietly work. 



Be right back,


XO,
Joslyn




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Diva FOTD: Soft Browns





Face:
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Cocoa
BECCA Radiant Skin  Foundation in Mahogany 


Blush/Contour:
Black Radiance Blush in Raspberry
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer


Eyes:

Morphe 35C Palette
Maybelline Eye Studio Marker
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 







Lips:

Revlon Colorburst Balm in Ingenue

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Diva's Fashion Guide: Aimee Song Styles a Slip Dress 8 Different Ways

Aimee Song recently uploaded another installment in her Style by Number series on her YouTube Channel. This time, she's showing viewers how to style a slip dress 8 different ways. I'm taking notes. Watch below. Enjoy!





Video Credit: Aimee Song YouTube

Friday, August 11, 2017

Diva's Life: Putting Forth the Effort

Happy Friday Divas and Gents!




Yesterday, I posted to Instagram how the word "effort " has been on my mind all week. I think it served as a reminder that I needed to put more effort into every aspect of my life. For the most part, we put our all into becoming the best employee, but when was the last time you spent time with your grandparents, or called them? I've been guilty of letting a few days turn into a few weeks, then before I knew it, a month has gone by and I haven't even so much has called friends or family to check in on them.  I gave my myself excuses like "it's too early," "it's too late," or "I just want to rest." Effort takes enery, committment, and consistency. 




 None of which I've been putting into my other ventures, such as Diva's Marketplace. Does that ring a bell? That's my shop I've been launching all year, but have yet to launch publicly.  I am financing it myself, so it came to a standstill. However, I haven't put any effort into finding the funding or help because I was "too exhausted " from my day job. Diva's Marketplace is my ultimate dream day job, so why am I not working harder to get it off the ground again? 





My weight is another area where I can put forth more effort. I got the diet down, but finding time to exercise like I should  is another. I've been invited to join gyms and even a local workout group. That 4:30 am start time though? Ehh. I going to start small and branch out. Hold me to it.

Read my caption from Instagram here:

"The word "effort " has been flashing through my mind the past week. I think it serves as a reminder to put forth effort into every aspect of my life. From my spiritual and familial relationships, work life, my business, etc. I must do the work and put in effort into being the best person I can be and living my best life with those closest to me."


XO,
Joslyn


Enjoy your weekends Divas ans Gents!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Latest in Beauty News: EOS Launches Crystal Lip Balm, Colour Pop Is Coming to Sephora, and Beauty Bakerie's New Product Release!


The now iconic some shaped balm has got a new cousin: the Crystal!  EOS Crystal lip balm boasts a having a formula comprising of 5 essential oils and is free if wax (Was that wax free part shade to a competitor?). The balm is claimed to give a smooth glide upon application and leave lips soft and chic.  Sounds like I have a new product to try.


Colour Pop Cosmetics announced that they can be found in select Sephora stores this holiday season
 No word on how many and the locations. Keep ypur eyes peeled at your local store.


The much anticipated Baking Oil by Beauty Bakeris has already launched at their flagship location inside Mission Valley Mall in San Diego, California. It is set to hit the website this Friday, August 11, 2017. Get yours before it's gone!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Hair Discussion: My Updated Hairstyle & Routine

You may have noticed from my Instagram, that I've been wearing my hair straight. I haven't straightened my hair since 2015! I had to go back in the archives to see when the last time I put heat to it. LOL. Needless to say, I have to get used to it. The days of my hair being trained to hold a wrap are long gone. I still only apply heat on days with low humidity to maintain my hairstyle.


I achieved my new look my using an old school hot comb paired with the new school flat iron. I had my cousin do the initial press and I just maintain it. I hit the roots and edges with the hot comb and press out the rest of my hair with the flat iron. For more body,  my mom taught me (again) how to set it with rollers after curling it with the flat iron. I'll do my makeup and other things before I take the curlers out and  fluff it out.


At night, I wrap wit my hair and secure it with a million bobby pins because, again, it's not trained. I'll either wear it out or keep it wrapped under a hat or turban depending on my mood and the weather



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Latest in Beauty News: Fenty Beauty to be Released September 8, 2017


Rihanna let the world know via her Instagram page that her long awaited beauty line, Fenty Beauty, will be available September 8, 2017 in Sephora and Harvey Nichols stores. You can head to the website and sign up to their email list to gwt updates.

Can't wait!

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