Thursday, March 13, 2014

#PowerofPlants | Boots Botanic Ionic Clay Mask

Hey Divas & Gents,

Lately, I've been introducing new skincare products to my daily regimen - cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, and hope to see even better results. My skin is already in pretty good shape, but I just want my skin (face) to have that radiant, healthy glow we all wish to achieve! I've also found a new found favorite - the PMD (review will be posted on that device soon - check out my in-depth YouTube review in the meantime).

The Boots Botanic Ionic Clay Mask was one of the products that was in the Influenster J'Adore Vox Box (see post below), and the name itself attracted me to the product. Here is my quick run down on what I think about the product.



I applied the mask to my face, and let it dry for the recommended amount of minutes, and then washed off in the shower. My only con was how runny the product was when applied to the face. It took a while for it to be thickened. Ironically though, it left my skin feeling nice, dry, and radiant. It definitely took the "shine away" as it claimed, dried super fast, and was so easy to remove from my skin. This definitely gets the green light and will be added to my skincare regimen permanently.

Feel free to take a look at some fun pictures of me wearing the mask on my Pinterest account. I created a Pin Board just for the J'Adore Vox Box. I won't post them here so that you can head over and enjoy a few laughs! http://www.pinterest.com/missdeenadiva/jadore-voxbox/

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Influenster | J'Adore Vox Box {Love Theme}

Hello Divas & Gents!

A few weeks ago, I received my J'Adore Vox Box, and have been loving it ever since. It is truly filled with nothing but LOVE <3. I have received many vox boxes in the past, but I have truly enjoyed this particular box because of the theme.

The box includes:
  • Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes
  • HERSHEY KISSES Milk Chocolate
  • Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask
  • John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray
  • Red Rose Simply Indulgent Teas (Creme Caramel & Lemon Chiffon)
Take a look at my unboxing,and initial thoughts of the contents of this box. #PressPlay

So far, I'm obsessed with the Hershey Kisses of course. I have a few every single day. Not too sure about the future effects of my waistline though! I'm a big tea fan so you know I had to try the tea out. Red Rose tea is definitely different than my usual Chai Tea, Green Tea, or other teas I would normally drink, but the flavors offered are so unique. I preferred the Lemon Chiffon over the Creme Caramel flavor, ironically. I will definitely buy a box of some of their other flavors! The Boots Clay Mask worked great as well, but I'll let you wait for the next post. You can find out more details on what I think about the box by checking out my Twitter and Pinterest account (@missdeenadiva)!

Disclaimer: This box was sent courtesy of the Influenster VoxBox program to review/test, and provide my honest opinions. All of my thoughts are true and honest. Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Feeling GREEN| Ozeri 8" Green Earth Pan w/ Textured Surface

Hello Divas & Gents,

I have really been in a cooking mood these days! Seems like cooking is my new thing --- fish, baked chicken, turkey chili, brown rice, you name it! I've learned that the only way to effectively meal prep is to get in the kitchen and cook :)

With that said, here is a review on one of my current favorite kitchen toys. My mom has fallen in love with it as well, so it seems that she has taken over it now.

Even the box that it came in was lovely -- great packaging!

Interior of pan --very nice, and well-engineered.

Great color and concept for a GREEN Earth Pan.

We have both used this pan several times, and enjoy using it to make breakfast. Pancakes always turn out perfect when using this pan. Surprisingly, eggs (the true test) turn out great using this pan too!


This pan doesn't require very much oil, and can cook at low heat and leaves food at the perfect consistency.

This pancake flipped perfectly and did not stick! I've also used the pan to cook eggs, and those turned out terrific!



 This pan is unlike other ceramic pans I've used because of its really neat features. It utilizes GREBLON, which is a safe ceramic coating made in Germany, and free of harmful chemicals such as PFTE and PFOA. It's non stick, scratch resistant, and only requires a very small amount of oil. The Ozeri pan also cooks evenly, and leaves little to no residue which allows for easy cleaning :)


Check out the bottom surface of the pan!

Textured Surface to Enhance Cooking Experience
My favorite part of this pan is the textured surface at the bottom. The weight of the pan feels significant, and the magnetized bottom provides the perfect amount of heat transfer while the textured surface creates air pockets which distributes heat to enhance the cooking experience. Another thing I love about this pan is that you can fry, bake, and boil using it, and you just can't resist the eye catching green color. Talk about really going GREEN! 

Overall, I really do recommend the Ozeri 8" Pan w/ Textured Surface if you are looking for a cute, eco-friendly, and efficient way to cook small meals. My only con was the size of the pan. I wish I had gotten a bigger one for larger meals. The up side is that they do carry it in a 10" and 12" size. They even have a large wok for stir frying. Give this pan a try. Love it!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me to provide an honest review. All opinions expressed in this blog are true, and of my own.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Curvy OOTN | How to Style Shorts in Fall

Hello Divas & Gents!

As you can see, I've been making up for my lack of posts by giving you a double dose! I do hope you are enjoying them. My last post of the evening is my most recent fashion video which was posted on my YouTube Channel. Please be sure to SUBSCRIBE if you haven't already!

I joined forces with some of my YouTube sisters, and we decided to do a fall collaboration. This one was quite a challenge for me since I hardly ever wear shorts. Shorts are one piece of clothing that you will hardly ever see me in. I'm happy that I took on this challenge and went out of my box. I got so many compliments and it seems like it was a success. Make sure and let me know what you think down below. Did I nail it? How would you have paired everything?

Color Palette:
Canary Yellow and Black

The Shorts:
NY & Co: The Gramercy Short - Sateen Fabric
Since it is much warmer in fall, I paired these dressy shorts with opaque black tights and black suede/shiny patent leather booties along with a gorgeous canary yellow blazer (thrifted for under $5!)

Snapshot of Completed Look:
Outfit Details:
Canary Yellow Blazer| Thrifted
Black Tank| Ross or Burlington Coat Factory
Polka Dot Gramercy Sateen Shorts| NY & Co Outlet
Black Opaque Tights by MeMoi| Groupon
Black Shiny Leather & Suede Booties by Life Stride| Ross
Jewelry - Bracelets & Necklace| Soufeel Jewelry
Canary Yellow Postback Earrings| Local BSS


Make sure and check out my video for live footage, and more pictures! Also, see how my other YouTube sisters decided to style their various types of shorts for fall!

Curvy OOTD | Pop of Print

Hello Divas & Gents,

It's been awhile since I've posted an outfit of the day on my blog. I wanted to share a few of the outfits that I've recently posted on my YouTube channel. This first post is all about ANIMAL PRINT. I love rocking all types of animal print patterns - leopard, zebra, snakeskin, cheetah, giraffe...you name it! I feel like it always adds an element of spice to any outfit.

Here are a few snapshots for you to enjoy. Make sure and let me know what you think!

 Snapshot #1:
-Leopard Print Shirt w/ Mesh Sweetheart Neckline - Ross
-Black Skinny Jeans - DD's Discounts
-Red Cardigan and Belt - Dots
-Leopard Captoe Heels - Payless

Snapshot #2:
Apt.9 Black Blazer - Thrifted
Zebra Print Reversible Neckline Tank - WalMart
Royal Blue BodyCon Skirt - Forever21
Black Brash Wedges - Payless
Comment down below and let me know which one is your favorite! 

Please make sure and check out my Pop of Print Look Book:

Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Early Resolutions| Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial

Hello Divas & Gents!

I hope this blog post finds you well, and I do hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I know I did -- I got to help cook, spend time with family, relax, and of course...eat way too much! Now I must work to get the weight off. Instead of making the dreaded resolution at the top of the New Year, I decided that I'd get off to an early start. I can't say that I've completely lived up to that promise, but I've got a scale to help hold me accountable. I can't say enough about how much I'm loving this Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale. It screams luxury!

Image courtesy of Amazon.com

It features an electro-mechanical weight dial with an LCD that will automatically light up and display your weight in lbs and kgs. I love the fact that you can use it in the dark, and the large numbers and screen make it so easy for you to read your weight. It is extremely sleek and has a very lightweight design with a retro, yet modern feel. My favorite part of the scale was how easily it calibrated. All I had to do was insert the three (3) triple A batteries (that were provided -- a definite plus), and set the scale on a solid surface. I hopped on the scale, stepped off once, and then got back on. It read my weight like a charm and even displayed for another 10-15 seconds before clearing. This is all part of the Step On Technology which is already incorporated into the scale design. It auto-calibrates to conserve battery life, and the LCD light will turn off on its own as well. There is also another cool feature that I have yet to use. You can program this scale with an alarm which will remind you to weigh yourself. This is perfect for those that have a set schedule of when they need to weigh-in.

I can't think of any added detail that would improve this scale. It's just too phenomenal -- very simplistic, accurate, energy-saving, modern, and reliable. Oh wait, I did forget something. There was one big problem which I forgot to mention, my weight! I will just have to work on that :) Thanks so much for reading, and please check out this scale!


Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Ozeri Corporation, and these thoughts are of my honest opinion. I would never compromise my credibility for the sake of a product review. Thank you for reading! 


Friday, June 7, 2013

Paparazzi Jewelry!


Hello Divas & Gents!

My jewelry kick is back! I recently heard about this company called Paparazzi jewelry, and decided to check it out. Paparazzi Jewelry is a unique company in a sense that you can sell their jewelry through direct sales, as well as directly purchase jewelry items for yourself. I am definitely interested in adding a few new pieces to my wardrobe!

For those who are interested in the business aspect, I'll quickly give you a run down of how it works. You are considered a Paparazzi consultant and have the ability to purchase Paparazzi Jewelry at wholesale prices and then resell it for $5, which allows you to pay yourself as well as make a profit. You get to keep track of how much you sell and you pocket all of the profit. You are also able to host your own event and jewelry party which can be beneficial since your attendees can see the jewelry first hand. The great thing about this is that you can sell the pieces in a variety of places such as jewelry boutiques, expos, fairs, store booths, and anywhere you can think of. The only place you cannot sell your accessories are online auctions such as Ebay and Amazon. Of course there is other information about this business opportunity on the website, which can be found on www.Debbiesdazzlingdivas.com. I just figured I would share what I read so that you can take advantage of this opportunity and make extra cash.

If you are like me and not completely sure if you are interested in direct sales yet, you can also directly purchase from the Paparazzi site, www.DebsJewelryShop.com. They have tons of jewelry to choose from and our very inexpensive. I have really been into arm candy lately so I've already got my eye on a few things! Make sure and take a look at the website and let me know what you think! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Curvy Diva OOTD | Exotic Peacock

Hey Divas & Gents,

If you know me well, then you know I love to wear BLACK! I decided to break out of my comfort zone and think out of the box and have fun with COLOR! Color blocking is always a great spring and summer trend to have fun with, so you can definitely give this color combination a try! The shirt I have on is from a plus size boutique called KSY Plus (http://www.ksyplus.com) that I just love and adore. It is made out of blended polyester and has a pleated front which is very figure flattering and comfortable for us curvy divas. I paired this magenta/purple blouse with a dynamic shimmery peacock colored skinny jean from Forever 21+. Take a look at the video to see it in motion, and enjoy the snapshots!

Watch Video Here:


What I'm Wearing:
►Annie Blouse in Purple - K.SY+ (http://www.ksyplus.com)
►Shimmery Skinny Colored Jeans in Peacock - Forever 21+
►Pink and Black Leopard Flats - Beauty Supply Store
►Rose Gold Watch - DD's Discounts
►Jewelry - Local BSS

Snapshots






Would you rock this outfit? What are your thoughts on it?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

AVEENO Intensive Night Cream & My Radiant Dream!

Hey Divas & Gents,

I've gotten the opportunity to review the new Aveeno Intensive Night Cream which happens to come with a handy dandy satin sleep mask :) I don't have much experience using Aveeno, but my best friend swears by it. In fact, Aveeno is the only type of lotion/cream that she can use without experiencing dryness. Because of that, I was already psyched to try the new night cream out.



First things first...the PACKAGING.
I love how nice the box is and how it reflects the "naturals" theme. The actual package of the night cream has a nice green lid and cream colored jar which reflects the box design.

The AVEENO Intensive Night Cream is made of natural ingredients and just feels so pleasant on the face. I can definitely feel a difference in the texture of my skin immediately after putting it on my face. I have noticed that my tone looks a lot clearer in the morning when I wake up and feels firm and soft. I have dark circles and  a few dark spots and it seems to be doing its job of fixing tone, dullness, brown spots, texture, and blotchiness. I'm excited so far and have no complaints! Another great plus is that a little goes a mighty long way...smells great too!

The Aveeno night cream also came with a complimentary face mask. I rarely sleep with a face mask, but I just felt like sleeping beauty in this silky mask. It got me to thinking and dreaming. My radiant dream for 2013 is to do well in all of my endeavors and ventures --- in my personal life and work. I would like to excel and make positive differences in my life and others! Oh yea, and we can't forget about world peace...PEACE!

I hope you enjoyed this quick blog post, and hopefully you try this product out. I'm really loving it so far and definitely recommend it. It is truly becoming a staple in my beauty routine. So simple to just wash my face at night and then apply this cream which literally works overnight :)

Disclaimer: This product was provided to me courtesy of the Influenster Vox Box program. This is my honest opinion and I am not compensated to provide this review. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Current Fragrance Fave | Christian Dior's Hypnotic Poison

Divas & Gents,

I have really been into fragrances lately! For the past few months, I've been loving Kim K's Gold and Aquolina's Pink Sugar. Both are very different in fragrance, but I love them the same! Kim K's Gold has a mature evening scent with both floral and amber notes which make the perfect combination. Aquolina's Pink Sugar, on the other hand, has a very sweet and romantic scent. It is great for daytime, and has notes of cotton candy, caramel, raspberry, bergamot, licorice, poweder, fig leaves, orange, strawberry, and wood. Sounds crazy, but smells so yummy!

Oh, and the bottle design is just lovely! I love maroon/burgundy paired together -- look so royal :)
Now that I've finally had a chance to ween myself off of those two, I've found a new love which is equally comparable to both. It is Christian Dior's Hypnotic Poison. I normally wouldn't buy a fragrance like this but the name just got me. To my surprise, it is actually a very sexy scent. I've honestly never smelled anything like it. It is truly reminds me of a grown, sexy, and seductive scent that you'd want to wear out on the town for a nice romantic evening. I researched for a long time to see if I would really love it and the ratings were superb. I am definitely happy with my choice and it has become my new favorite for a night out. It has a strong scent of jasmine, with lower tones of amber, almond and woods. You should definitely check this fragrance out if you get the chance. I'm positive that you'd love it! 

My Video Review on Christian Dior's Hypnotic Poison: