Friday, November 16, 2012

My 1st time visit to Ulta

I never heard of Ulta of until I enter the world of Instagram. All of my IG beauty doll who live on East coast raved about Ulta. So I googled Ulta in my area and finally I made an appearance in the store.
I was amazed! I felt like a kid in a candy store, pickup all kind products I probably would never use or already had in my collection. But I couldn't leave the store empty handed. So I decide to purchase a beauty purses and do my first giveaway since this was the first time visiting the store.
The Beauty Purse was too cute to pass up and I had to give one away to another beauty doll.

Ulta's Exclusive Holiday Collection
77pcs Day & Night ($200 value) 19.99
54 eyeshadows
9 lipcolors
6 cheek colors
2 lipsticks
2 liners

This could be yours, if you enter my contest on my Instagram page: thedivadoll


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My Holiday Beauty Book! Tarte Holiday Collection

This is my very first Tarte product, and it was totally worth every dollar. I fell in love with the great colors, the velvet texture eyeshadows and overall the quality of this collection. I love how this is a traveling set and I can take it on the go, anywhere!

This Tarte Carried Away Collection ($54.00) is a Sephora-exclusive Holiday set that contains:
one blush (0.05 oz.),
one finishing powder (0.07 oz.),
one mascara (0.16 oz.),
one face brush,
eight lipglosses (0.059),
twenty-four eyeshadows (0.06 oz.)

Hopefully you can find this fabulous collection!

Happy Holiday


Monday, November 5, 2012

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

It's officially Election time! This year my husband and I decided to take this election serious, by registering to vote by mail. We didn't feel rush to get to the polls, we didn't have to take time off of work, we didn't feel rush out the voting poll, we didn't just vote for anyone or anything.We took our time researching each propositions pro and cons and made a wise decision base upon our believes.

It defiantly felt good voting from the comfort of our home without any stress! I suggest anyone who lives a busy lifestyle with working and raising a family to register next election term from home. This year's deadline has ended.

This process was very fast and easy.
Our voter booklets was send to us and the option to Vote by Mail instructions was on the back. We registered online and within a week out Official Ballots were in our hands! And we couldn't wait to Sign, Seal & Deliver our Official Ballot for 2012 Presidential Election!

This election is so critical, I advise you to do whatever you can to make sure your vote counts!

!Happy Election Day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nars Andy Warhol's Finally Release!

Nars has brought Andy Warhol's inspired infamous muses lips to life with five fabulous, glamorous lip glosses.

The Fabulous Five Lip Glosses are

- Silver Factory (aluminum glitter),
-Chelsea Girls (flesh-toned beige),
- Drella (ultra sheer hot pink),
- Blue Movie (pink sherbet),
-Myths (rosy pink)

These beautiful high-glosses are exclusive sold at Sephora, they are designed in a Andy Warhol crafted soup can.

Sephora just release them and they are selling out like hot cakes!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Fashion Night Out!

Fashion Night was a ball of fun, simply fabulous! One night of fun, shopping, photos, networking, and red carpet moments! I had so much fun meeting some incredible fashion bloggers.
All in one night!!!

This only happens once a year while the stores increase their hours, red carpet rolled out, shop til you drop, a celebrity make an apperance, and paparazzi all over the place!

My first stop was Neiman Marcus in the famous San Francisco, Union Square District. I

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fashion Night Out 2012

I'm so excited about this night of fashion, style, glam,fun,photos and red carpet! Here are a list of events happening in San Francisco this night:

Macy's Fashion's Night Out Union Square
Is ready for the most stylist night of the year at Macys Union Square on Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6-9pm, store stays open late till 11pm. Shop our fall fashion closet styled by The Bold Italic, remix your denim purchases with Holy Stitch, DIY nail bar with Pams&Kin, hair style bar with Cinta Salon, talk trends with the Fashion Incubator?s current designers-in-residence, meet Ronnie Escalante of Fashion Star & so much more!

Bloomingdales San Francisco
Feel Like a Pop-Star with Lady Gaga Fame
September 6, 2012, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Celebrate Fashion's Night Out in style and embrace the fame at our Lady Gaga Fame fragrance event. Channel your inner pop-star as our photographer snaps a picture of your moves. Plus, our beauty experts will be on hand to transform your look for the photo moment.

Kenneth Cole
Check in on Foursquare at Kenneth Cole to receive a complimentary tote. The first 20 people to check in will win a tote signed by Mr. Cole himself. Nibble on refreshments, sip on cocktails, and win a chance to win a $1000 gift card to the store. Located at 865 Market Street Space #136. 6-11PM.

And much much more events.
Check for more FNOEvents!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fashion Magazines Keep me Motivated!

I'm a full-time mommy, wife, freelance fashion stylist & makeup artist and sometimes its very easy for me to get side track or lose sight of my fashion sense. But with the help of monthly fashion magazine, I won't ever lose hope of my fashion sense or style.

Every month I run to my mailbox looking for my favorite monthly issues; Vogue "the fashion bible", Elle, Bazzar, People Style, Glamour, Lucky &InStyle.
Each of these magazines bring a different perspective and each season they all report the Season Hottest trends.

Vogue, Elle, Bazzar are my favorite high favorite magazines.
Vogue is urbane, sophisticated, feature the high-end and most avant-garde designers and take a lot of risks.
Bazaar is bold, edgy, and arty in their photography, fashions, and style.
Elle-incorporates cultural and design influences from all over the world, including Africa, India, and features the work of more cutting-edge and avant-garde designers.

I love People Style, Lucky & InStyle
Glamour magazines as well. They focus more on beauty with a glimpse of fashion.

Glamour takes beauty and fashion trends from the runway and translate them for working women. The fashions it features are more practical and less expensive than the fashions in high-end magazines. Glamour is also great for learning how to take care of your skin, hair, and body,and how to apply makeup.

Fall issues are very crucial, they show the hottest trends, styles and silhouette for the season. Also fall trends and styles set the tone for the entire year!

I love reading cover to cover!

Check your newsstands for Fall Fashion Magazines!


Sephora's Blockbuster Makeup Palette

Sephora is giving Beauty Insiders a chance to purchase this years Blockbuster Makeup Palette. Every year Sephora improves on their best selling Blockbuster Makeup palette. You can be the first to purchase this season palette now before they sell out, if you are a Beauty Insider!

This palette is worth $370 but retail for $49.50. This is a great deal and I'm loving all the beautiful colors. Any girl can add this to their makeup collection or any new makeup beginner can practice technique on this incredible palette.

Here's what's included:
- 64 x waterproof eye shadow
- 12 x longwear cream eyeliner
- 6 x eye top coat
- 6 x lip top coat
- 48 x lip gloss
- 3 x blush
- 6 x multi-purpose cream for eye, cheek, and lip
- 3 x multi-purpose luminizer
- 3 x makeup brush

I can't wait to get my hands on this palette and review it for you!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Sephora's VIB 2X Beauty Perks...

Who loves beauty perks? I do! Sephora is giving VIB's (Very Important Beauty Insider) double the points for each purchase made between now August 20th and August 26, 2012. Earning more points means more beauty products!

Sephora's VIB's rewards program is exclusive to Beauty Insider reward program. Spend $350 in one calendar year, and your reward will upgrade to a Very Important Beauty Insider membership (V.I.B.) and will retain that status throughout the following year.

VIB's receive exclusive offers, just like this one (Double the Points), exclusive events, private launch parties, shopping nights, early access to new products, seasonal discounts and much much more!

Since I'm one of Sephora's VIB,I will be shopping today! This gives me a good reason to shop for some Fall beauty items.

!Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012 Bet Awards

I have waited all year for one of the hottest and stylish award shows. They are finally here and celebs were looking hotter than ever. My favorite part of the show will always be the red carpet looks. Celebrities are the canvas of pushing fashion trends forward. Some of their infamous looks become the hottest looks for the season. I didn't have a favorite this year, but I notices a lot of menswear's, flirty silhouette dresses and bold beautiful colors. Here are photos from this year BET Awards.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pretty Feminine

If you're looking forward to keeping your wardrobe fresh without buying new clothes. I suggest you to keep your accessories fresh!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

2012 Spring & Summer Fashion Edgy Fashion

Spring and Summer are my favorite time of the year, when comes to fashion. This is the time to explore daring NEW trends and styles. I love trying edgy looks and taking risks, and that's what's some of my favorite designers did this season. They took some risk, and I'm loving it.

And now they are the leading fashion trend of the season:
Print On Print, Floral, Neon, Color Block and more. What other time of the year can you walk out side with a bathin suit, jean jacket and high knee boots ----NEVA

I love risky designers who take trends and styles to a next level. Here are some of my favorite designers on the runway!!!

xo, thedivadoll

A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Shoes

I'm Addicted to shoes! I have purchased over 1000 pairs of shoes, in my lifetime. I keep over 200 in my collection. Every 3 months I get rid of the ones I don't wear and then buy NEW ones! I give away a least 50 or more every 3 months. Last, month I gave away 60 pairs to a charity!

My favorite style of shoes are stilettos, I just can get enough if them. They come in difference styles, colors, shapes, textures and looks! I love Jessica Simpson's shoes. They are VERY comfortable and VERY stylist. You just can't own one pair of her shoes. And every season she continue to chic up her stylists. When I go shopping I'm only looking for her shoes.

But other designers shoes do catch my attention too. Like, Rachel Roy, Steven Madden, INC, and Betsey Johnson. I have several pairs of other designers shoes too!

Here a glimpse of what I'm loving this spring!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Spring/Summer 2012 Show

Today was a very nice day to attend Walnut Creek’s  Nordstrom Cosmetics Trend Show with my bestie. She’s a makeup artist at Macy's Lancome

The show was EPIC, and we had so much fun ...
We were welcome with one of spring/summer bold hue swag bag with a lot of makeup tips and tricks.
The show theme was "Beauty Getaway" which the model wore all the latest spring bold hues, sun-dresses, coral, sorbet red, yellow and rose gold.

The show started with a Chic fashion show designer wear from Trina Turk, to Marc by Marc Jacob. We are a tad bit late, so we didn’t see the fashion show.
But we were right on-time for the cosmetic show.
Lead makeup artists from Nars, to MAC to YSL hit the runway to discuss the latest from each line.

This season makeup looks range from Glow skin to Sun-dressed Eyes to Splash Glam lips.
After the show everyone rush down to the makeup counter for a consultation with a makeup artist to achieve these hot spring/summer makeup trends.

The show was hosted by Joelle Russo, who is a fashion and beauty guru, she was a fabulous host as always!


!My 30th Birthday!

My 30th Birthday was amazing. I’m so blessed to see another decade!!! Here are photos from my birthday weekend. My hunny took me and my family to Hana Japan, Berkeley California. (Thai Cuisine) Before we got to the restaurant I kept hearing a unusual phone ringing, I ask him what was going on he could not hide my birthday gift. The phone that was ringing was my NEW I-Phone4. I was so surprised and very happy!  On the other end of the phone was my girl Monique, from Atlanta. She was calling to wish me a “Happy Birthday”, I love and miss her dearly!

 The food was delicious and I ate for free because it was my birthday. They serve 2 entrees and then the main course.  I had a salad, soup and for my main course fried rice, grilled chicken and shrimps. Yummy delicious!  For dessert and because it was my birthday, they brought a huge candle shape like a volcano and some yummy delicious pineapples.  The night ended so delicious with my family and a beautiful cake.

The party didn’t stop there, it continued that weekend! I had a party at an upscale clubs in the bay area and it was EPIC!!! All my fabulous friends came and celebrate with me. They brought me some great gifts, we popped bottles, and party the night away! The DJ gave me birthday shout outs the entire night and he told everyone it was my 21st birthday… ha ha ha 30 looks good on me!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

♥Happy March♥

Hello Diva Dolls,
 I’m so excited about this month not only is it “Women’s International Month”, but it my birthday month. And I’m turning 30. Wow! Time has gone by so fast I remember my 10th birthday and I just discovered photos from my 20th birthday. Now I’m getting ready to celebrate my 30th birthday.  I am so blessed to say I’ve accomplished a lot in 3 decades. I still have work to do. My mission won’t be complete until I have made a difference in someone’s life. So my work is a nonstop progress to reach my goal.
To celebrate this national event I will dedicate my time to empower women and girls in my community.  I will be collecting dresses for unprivileged woman and girls. I also will be speaking to groups of young girls about life!
Here is a list of fashion and social events to attend to celebrate “Women’s International Month”!

March 8, 2012, 1pm - 4pm
West coast ease meets east coast edge in a modern mix of softness and structure, graphic prints and a bold, fresh palette. Create the perfect system of spring layers this season as DKNY pays homage to America's modern spirit - always creative, expressive and free. Receive a free Bauble Bar bracelet* with your purchase of 300.00 ore more.
*One per customer; while supplies last.

March 8, 2012- March 18, 2012
On International Women's Day, join EILEEN FISHER and Bloomingdale's in supporting Not For Sale, a global non-profit working to end human trafficking and slavery. Shop this season's latest looks on March 8th, 2012 and EILEEN FISHER will donate 3% of the day's sales, along with $5000 from Bloomingdales, to Not For Sale's innovative project in Amsterdam. Together, we can create new futures for women and girls who are survivors of modern-day slavery.
On Thursday March 8th from 7-9pm Show & Tell invites Oakland based Women entrepreneurs, creative’s, small biz owners, artist, community activist and friends to an informal mixer in honor of International Women's Day 2012. 
Venue: Show & Tell Concept Shop 500 12th st #139 , Oakland, 94607
Organization: Show & Tell: show & tell is a lifestyle brand, concept shop, gallery, and gathering space located in vibrant downtown Oakland that serves as a platform for unique, fashion forward apparel and accessories, artwork, and house wares

This is a 100% online campaign, San Francisco, 94105
About: To honor Women’s History Month and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Jolkona is partnering with women's businesses to launch Give to Girls, a campaign to educate, empower, and provide health for women and girls around the world. To jumpstart this campaign, women's businesses will match the first gifts made to women’s development projects on Jolkona, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
Venue: Organization: is a new non-profit that leverages technology to connect donors to innovative micro-giving opportunities in your community and around the globe. Their goal is to inspire more people to give by showing donors that small donations make a real impact. And to prove it, for each donation to a project on their site, they will send 100% of it to the partner non-profits AND the non-profits will then upload feedback to your account to report back exactly how your donation made an impact.
How will you celebrate Women’s International Month?