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Friday, January 24, 2014

FOTD: Sage Sensation

Hello Lovelies,

Hope all is well.....Today I grace you all with a look using the Coastal Scents 252 palette, this palette is the smaller shadows of the Coastal Scents Hot Pots singles. The Coastal Scents Hot Pots are inexpensive alternatives to MAC eyeshadows and very affordable. To see what colors I would love, I decided to get the 252 Ultimate palette which which is smaller eyeshadow version in palette format  of all the Hot Pots combined. I really like the shadows in this palette, they are also super pigmented and blend able with a  good eye base. Here is my look using the palette.

Products Used
Ruby Kisses No More Blemish f/d: Cognac
Revlon PhotoReady concealer: Deep (under eye concealer)
NYC Translucent powder (set under eye concealer)
La Femme blush: Magenta
Ruby Kisses All Over Glow: Bronze Glow (highlight)
Kleancolor Sugar Paint: Cocoa Icing (contour)

ELF primer
Maybelline Color Tattoo: Shady Shores (lid base)
Rimmel ScandalEyes Crayon: Witness White (bottom lash line)

Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate palette:

  • r2 c7 - Balsam (lid)
  • r1 c6 - Oktoberfest (crease)
  • r5 c4 - Love Spell (crease)
  • r6 c6 - Pompano Pink (bottom lashline)
  • r5 c5 - Dark Goldenrod (highlight)
  • r3 c5 - Sage Sensation (tearduct)
Wet n Wild Night Elf quad: r3 c2 - Black sparkle color (outer crease & lid)
Rimmel Party Girl eyeliner duo: dark blue (waterline)
Wet n Wild Fergie cream eyeliner: Cobalt Blue 
Wet n Wild Fantasy Maker glitter eyeliner: Magical (lid liner)
La Charme lashes: Demi Wispy
Rimmel mascara

MAC l/s: All Fired Up
MAC l/s: Viva Glam Nicki (center)

Do good, feel good and life will be great!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

FOTD: Indian Blue

Hello Lovelies,

Hope all is well with everyone, today's look features me using my TKB Trading micas, even with having these  for awhile, I have learnt using the micas that they are best with a sticky base. Some bases are Maybelline Color Tattoo, Jumbo pencils, aqua creams and paint pots. Applying these micas by themselves are very gorgeous on the lid but if you have hooded lids as mines, they will transfer on the colors in the crease area as they did for me. I have several micas now and love them, if your are interested in a swatch of the ones I own, comment below and I will get it up on my blog. Here goes the look for today!

Products Used
Revlon PhotoReady f/d: Mocha & Cappuccino
L.A. Girl pro concealer: Fawn (under eye concealer)
NYC Translucent powder (set under eye concealer)
Black Opal Deluxe powder: Dark
NYC Duet e/s: Go To Boardway; dark color (contour)
Sally Girl highlighter: Soft Light (highlight)
La Femme blush: Sunkissed Dawn

20 concealer palette
L.A. Colors Jumbo pencil: Bikini Time (bottom lashline base)
TKB Trading micas:

  • Indian Blue (lid)
  • Lemon Drop Pop (tearduct)
  • Grape Pop (bottom lash line
Coastal Scents hot pots e/s: 
  • Oktoberfest (transition color)
  • Blackberry (outer lid & crease)
Ruby Kisses luxe e/s: Center of Attention (browbone)
Physician Formula Shimmer Strips for Green eyes: Black Color 
Jordana eyeliner: Sterling Blue (waterline)
La Charme lashes: #43
Rimmel mascara

L.A. Colors l/l: Deepest Purple
MAC mattene l/s: Night Blooming

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

FOTD: Arabian Honey

Hello Lovelies,

I hope all is well and everyone is in great favor. I have been meaning to do an Arabic look for so long and just have surpass the idea of it. Well for today's look I grasp the urge to do it and was a little disappointed since time was up on me to complete it. Nonetheless, I did it and will be recreating another in due time. Check out my first Arabian look:

Products Used
Ruby Kisses No More Blemish: Cognac
Covergirl powder: Medium Deep
20 concealer palette (under eye concealer)
NYC Translucent powder (set under concealer)
La Femme blush: Purple Passion
NYC Duet e/s: Go To Boardway; dark color (contour)
Wet n Wild Mega Glo Illuminator: Strike A Pose (highlight)

Ruby Kisses primer
Ruby Kisses HD cream eyeliner: Rick Black (cut crease)
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box palette:

  • Honey (lid)
  • Ransom (crease)
  • Fishnet (crease)
  • Scratch (highlight)
NYC Liquid liner: Black 
Rimmel eyeliner: Black (bottom lashline)
Santee glitter eyeliner: Crystal (between winged eyeliner)

Rimmel Lash Accelerator mascara

Jordana l/l: Cabernet
Black Radiance l/s: African Violet

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

FOTD: Peaches & Browns

Hello Lovelies,

Hope all is well with everyone. Today's makeup look consist of some glitter, brown and peaches. Here goes.....

Products Used
Covergirl Queen 3n1 f/d: Spicy Brown
Ben Nye Mojave powder: Nutmeg
20 concealer palette (under eye concealer)
NYC Translucent powder (set under eye concealer)
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating powder: Starlight Bronze (highlight)
MAC e/s: Embark (contour)
La Femme blush: Orange

Ruby Kisses primer
MAC p/p: Painterly (lid base)
Revlon Smoky crayon: Bronze Smoke (bottom lash line base)
Qianyu 40 color wet e/s palette: Peach color (lid), Orange shimmer color (tearduct)
MAC e/s: Saddle (crease), Embark (outer crease & bottom lash line), Brownscript & Rule (crease)
Wet n Wild bronzer: Tahitian Tan (highlight)
L'Oreal HIP cream eyeliner: Brown
L.A. Splash crystallized glitter: Golden Tangerine (lid)
La Charme lashes: #43
Rimmel mascara

Wet n Wild l/s: Spiked with Rum
Maybelline l/s:  Ruby (center)

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

FOTD: Beyonce MINE Inspired Look

Hello Lovelies,

I've been watching for the signs
Took a trip to clear my mind
Now I'm even more lost
And you're still so fine, oh my oh my....

Do you wanna roll with a good girl?...
Don't sleep when you know you got a good girl...

If you aren't a music lover then you missing out, yes Mrs. Carter definitely did her thing on this 'Beyonce' album. I especially love the videos, her style was impeccable in most of them. Her makeup looks were "her" looks, however I loved 'Mine' video makeup look out of all that I have seen. The colors from that look definitely intrigued me. Her is my inspired version of it. 

Credit: Google/Mine Video

Products Used
Ruby Kisses No More Blemish f/d: Cognac
L.A. Girl Pro concealer: Fawn (under eye)
NYC Translucent powder (set under eye concealer)
Black Opal finishing powder: Dark
Black Radiance blush: Soft Honey
Covergirl Queen bronzer: Ebony & MAC e/s: Embark (contour)
ELF blush: Gotta Glow (highlight)

Wet n Wild cosmetics eye primer
MAC p/p: Painterly
L.A. Colors eyeliner: Turquoise (bottom lash line base)
Ruby Kisses luxe color e/s: 

  • 05 Teal Me Over (middle lid & inner bottom lash line)
  • 16 Midnight Howling (inner & outer lid, outer bottom lash line)
  • 07 My Lady & 09 Berry Mix (crease)
  • 21 Basic of Bases (tearduct)
MAC e/s: Saddle (blending color)
28 neon color palette: Fuchsia Pink color (crease)
KleanColor Sugar Paint: Cocoa Icing; nude tan color (highlight)
Random concealer stick & Wet n Wild eyeliner: White (waterline)
NYC liquid eyeliner: Black 
Rimmel mascara

MAC RiRi Holiday Collection l/s: Bad Gal RiRi
Milani Haute Flash l/g: Quick Flash

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Hair Journey

Hello lovelies,

If you aren't aware by now, from recent post I am on a natural hair journey. Yes, I have jumped on that train for personal reason, I am tired and frustrated at the breakage of my hair as well as the burns from perms. I love to see these natural hair styles from various ladies on Youtube and I am enthusiastic to try and take care of my hair in that manner.
I have stopped perming my hair since January 2012, with that I've had about 5-7 inches of natural growth. On November 21st I did the ultimate big chop and chopped off all the straighten permed ends. I absolutely fell in love with my short hair when I did this. I have never had this short length of my hair, since I have permed or even before perm. I was surprised and scared at first when I did it, but I shocked myself and found so much more confidence in my look. With that I have received some criticism when some family members saw it, but I feel confident and proud.
I am now switching products to use, on my search in Walmart I found this product from Motions called Naturally You! Define My Curls creme, I love it. I was told to try a product called Beautiful Textures Curl Control Defining Pudding too and with both items, they definitely get my curls full, bouncy and define. Some days I add Eco Styler Curl n Wavy gel to my edges for a more sleek look. Nonetheless, I always add both previously mentioned products whenever I am doing my hair. Other days I do the wake and fluff look without any products added. Also adding conditioner with water gets my curls more soft and define with adding both products.
I will be purchasing more natural hair products to use and keep you all updated on them. Also will be reviewing soon the products I am using as well as products I have added to my hair care journey. Stay tuned. Here are some pictures of this journey.......

Big Chop

Long damaged hair (bottom pic) and hair after big chop 

Hair after big chop 

Trying to style it with hair accessories

After dyeing and adding curl products mentioned. I dyed hair with Shea Moisture hair dye, that is available at Target.

Products used to style hair... I love them!!!

No products, wake and shake hair styling!!

I will try to post a hair update every two weeks, with products used and such. If there is any suggestions, questions or even recommendations please feel free to comment below or email me at Kimmydadiva@gmail.com or DaDivaBeauty@gmail.com

FOTD: Enlisting for Beauty

Hello Lovelies,

Hope all is well.... Today's look was a fail, I wasn't pleased with the outcome of the look because of the quality of some eyeshadows. Nevertheless, I decided to share in case anyone is wondering how these shadows would look on the eye of a Woman of Color.

Products Used
L'Oreal True Match f/d: N8 [not a match for me]
Revlon PhotoReady concealer: Deep (under eye)
NYC Translucent powder (set under eye)
Covergirl Queen powder: Q425
Wet n Wild blush: Berry Shimmer
NYC Duet e/s: Go To Boardway; darker color (contour)
ELF trio e/s color (highlight)

Jordana eye primer
L.A colors Jumbo pencil: Sunglasses (cut crease), Bikini Time (bottom lash line base)
Wet n Wild cosmetics trio:

  • Enlisting For Beauty; eyelid color (Lid), browbone color (highlight)
  • Your Minutes Aren't Up; crease color (bottom lash line), eyelid color (bottom lash line)
  • A Regular At The Factory; eyelid color (crease)

NYX e/s: Black (cut crease)
NYC liquid liner: Black
Rimmel mascara

Milani l/l: Natural
MAC RiRi Holiday l/s: Bad Gal RiRi
Milani Haute Flash: Quick Flash

The Wet n Wild pop collection eyeshadow trios: Your Minutes Aren't Up and A Regular At The Factory colors look pigmented but when applied to the eyes are blotchy and powdery. These work better for crease or tear duct colors but definitely not lid colors for us Woman of Color.

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years Eve Makeup Look

Hey lovelies,

Happy New year!!! 2013 came with some good, some adversities and setbacks, nonetheless, I have life, health and family, so I am grateful. Thank you to everyone for supporting my blog, it's not where I want it to be but I know I will get there. Making an effort to get it to the point I want it to be this year. If you all didn't know this is one of my safe haven, to just do makeup looks randomly even when 98% of the time I wipe it off after posting to my blog. However, I love to buy affordable makeup and make it work for me. Anyways, I didn't ring in the New Year at a party or club or sipping champagne. I was at work at that time, and I thought to myself why don't I make my last makeup of 2013 a bang and yes I did.

Products Used
MAC Studio Fix fluid f/d: NW47
Coastal Scents concealer: #7 (under eye)
Ben Nye Visage Banana powder (set under eye concealer)
MAC MSFN: Deep Dark
Ruby Kisses mineral powder: Ebony & Covergirl Queen bronzer: Ebony (contour)
MAC blush: Raizin
Sally Girl highlighter: Soft Light & ELF e/s trio color (highlight)
Ben Nye Mojave powder: Nutmeg & Translucent powder: Ebony
MAC Fix +

Urban Decay primer
Physician Formula Shimmer Strips for Green Eyes eyeliner: Black color (winged base)
Urban Decay MoonDust e/s: Zodiac (lid)
NYX e/s: Black (outer lid & outer bottom lash line)
MAC e/s: Saddle, Brownscript (crease) || Prolongwear e/s: One To Watch (highlight)
Wet n Wild quad: Snow Spirit; r3 c1 (bottom lash line)
Milani Earthly Delights e/s quad: golden green color (tear duct)
Rimmel kohl eyeliner: Black (waterline)
NYC liquid eyeliner
La Charme D-Wispy lashes
Rimmel mascara

Love My Lips l/l: Pink
MAC RiRi Holiday l/s: Pleasure Bomb

Motions Naturally Hair Curl Definer

Isn't that face BEAT!!!... Well no need to add glitter when the Urban Decay MoonDust did that, I absolutely love this eyeshadow.

Do good, feel good and life will be great!!!

** HAPPY 2014 !! **