Friday, June 8, 2012

Busy busy!

Hey Lovelies!

I feel like I'm constantly running. Prom & weddings keep me busy, but I'm not complaining. Here is the video that I did capturing the prep process I went through while getting my daughter ready for prom. Everyone is asking for the name of the shimmer powder I used on her body. It's Victoria's Secret Brilliant Shimmer All-Over Powder in Bombshell. I didn't see it on their website, so I hope it's not being discontinued. Check your local Victoria's Secret that carries their makeup line. When all else fails, check eBay. I saw it for $14.99! Enjoy the video!

As I kill time waiting for alternate side parking to be up, I'm studying color theory. As a makeup artist, it's highly valued knowledge! Have a blessed day!!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lippie of the day!

So, I'm in Brooklyn making my way to Dance Africa. Following the trend if bold lips, I've decided to don orange hued lips. This is Magnolia Makeup's Electro Peach topped with Armour Beauty's orange gloss, Lucy!


Dance Africa is a celebration of all things African... eating, drinking, dancing.... Today is the LAST day. Here is a video footage of what I experienced last year. See you there!

Sunglasses haul and more over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend!

First and foremost, my hats off, round of applause and standing ovation to the men and women in the armed services of America. It takes courage to do what they do. Everyday should be Memorial Day, especially for those whose lives were lost to protect our freedoms.

With the Memorial Day Weekend, comes the thought of finally experiencing the warmer summer climates and donning a cool pair of shades. Here are several bargain pairs that I picked up in my recent haul!!! Enjoy!

Also, today will be the last of Dance Africa festival in the downtown section of Brooklyn, New York. Hop the 2,3,4,5 to Atlantic Avenue! Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Trends in Eyebrows...

Hello, my lovelies...

As I perused some of my favorite fashion and beauty magazines, I noticed the trend of eyebrows returning to a more fuller look... think Brooke Shields when she first came out as a model in the Calvin Klein ads (IF you're old enough to remember). As a makeup artist, it forces you to challenge yourself and push your aesthetics from the usual "routine style" you may have. Can you adapt? It's vital to stay modern. What are your thoughts? Do you think you'll try a fuller brow?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RIP, Queen of Disco- Donna Summer

Today I was shocked to hear of the passing of Donna Summer. Yesterday, it was the passing of Chuck Brown, King of the Go-Go sound and today we have lost the queen of disco. Listening to her music bought back happy memories growing up in the Bronx, living carefree, not knowing the stress that adults dealt with. That's when I thought her "Bad Girl" was referring to naughty kids that didn't listen to their parents.

Here is a look that I did almost two years ago inspired by her. May her soul rest in peace!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Perusing the CVS aisles, look what I found!!!

If anyone knows me, you'll know that I am always on the hunt for the latest, the greatest and the best beauty products. I enjoy being knowledgeable on products that will enhance my craft. While perusing the aisles of CVS, what did I see? Two 8-eyeshadow palettes that looked VERY similar. I was looking at the sale in the Wet n Wild section, which offered "buy 1, get 1 50% off." I moved to the Black Radiance section and commented to myself "This palette is in the wrong place." However, upon close inspection, I realized that it was indeed a Black Radiance eyeshadow palette. While both have similar color groupings, the price point is different. The Wet n Wild retails for $4.99 while the Black Radiance is a whopping $2 more at $6.99. I suspect that these products are both made from the same manufacturer... you be the judge!

Left- Black Radiance- Posh Plum Palette   Right- Wet n Wild- Petal Pusher Palette


Good heavens! It's like I've NOT posted in FOREVER! I'm feeling renewed and ready to go again. Let's see how long I can keep up this balancing act. Life has been very busy... between beating faces, being a mom and balancing family life, I'm running, running, running... or so it feels like. My daughter is in her senior year of high school, so you know how THAT goes... prom, graduation, finalizing college selections, etc. Pray for me!!!

I've gotta run, yet again, but stay tuned! We're going to take you behind the scenes at New Orleans Fashion Week with beauty sponsor Magnolia Makeup, we're also going to The Makeup Show New York. I have so much to share with you in regards to new products and hauls over the past few months. I can't wait!!! Be back SOON! Promise!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Win an instructional EYE MAKEUP DVD by Danessa Myricks!

Hello, my Lovelies!

A LOT has been going on lately, but finally I've slowed down long enough to launch the first of a series of contests. The winnings for this contest is an instructional EYE MAKEUP DVD by Danessa Myricks. What makes this video so FABULOUS? It features 2 hours of instructional eye makeup application, showcasing 13 looks! For more information about the products and services Danessa provides, check out her website. The contest ends Thursday, March 8th! Get the details here! Good luck, Everyone!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good morning, my Lovelies!

Just a little FYI. The first series of contests will take place Friday. Are you ready? Get details in video below! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Contest update!!!

Hello, my Lovelies!!!

Thank you so much to each and everyone that took the time to subscribe to my blog. In appreciation, I will be doing a series of contests that will be open to individuals who are subscribers to my blog here on blogger... Diva Does Makeup, my YouTube channel Welcome2DivasWorld as well as my Twitter DivaDoesMakeup. Remember, you must be subscribed to all three.... If you go to my YouTube channel, you'll find a video talking specifically about the contest and a few of the wonderful prizes I'll be giving away. They include makeup DVDs by Sam Fine, Danessa Myricks and other beauty products. It could be a Twitter contest, a Blog contest or a YouTube contest. You NEVER know.... stay tuned!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Diva takes you on a 17 minute trip to Nice, France & Monaco...

Forget all about the winter blues here in New York City. Let's take a trip to the sunny South of France. We'll even pop over to Monaco as well as have a peep at the famous Cannes, home of the Cannes Film Festival.