Monday, July 21, 2014

Weight Matters | Ozeri Weight Master II

Hey Divas & Gents,

I'm back with another post on my healthy journey series. I know I haven't posted in quite a while but life happens! I've been actively trying to track my food and activity as well as attend classes on how to prevent any types of diseases that may come from being overweight. This process has been quite a journey, but I will not give up! You can be beautiful on the outside and have an amazing personality, but it is also important to be healthy, fit,and even more beautiful on the inside.

With that being said, I was recently gifted another scale to review from Ozeri. If you've followed me for awhile, you know that I absolutely LOVE Ozeri products. I've never been disappointed and almost always knew that each product would be amazing. Quite a few of you also know that my career is in IT (Information Technology) so I am always excited to test out new gadgets.



Enough of the rambling...let's get down to business. If you recall from a previous posting, I expressed my love for my current scale because it is a Digital Bathroom Scale with an Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial. It is simply the best of both worlds. I thought nothing could top it...until...this one!

Here are some amazing specs about my new scale



 
Packaging: Front
Packaging: Back


  • Microban Antimicrobial Product Protection - protects you from bacteria.
  • Maximum Weight is up to 440 lbs- not that I would need it to be that high, but it's always settling to know that products are made with others in mind.
  • Calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Color Alert Technology (indicates in red or green whether you've lost weight or gained weight)- highlights your net weight change.
  • LCD Full Display - you can see your weight clearly on the screen.
  • Profile Programming Mode - you can create a profile and it will update for you each time you weigh in.                                                                                             
I really can't think of anything negative to say about this scale except for the fact that I'd be upset if it got damaged! It is quite heavy compared to your average, but is nice and solid. When I first got the scale a few months ago, I immediately created a profile so that it would automatically detect my weight and BMI. It has proven to be a useful tool and has been aiding me in keeping track of my weight loss. I truly enjoy products that are catered to personalization, and really hope they continue the innovation! If you are in need of a great scale, I highly recommend you try it!

You can purchase this amazing scale here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J46SX5U

Disclaimer: This scale was sent to me to provide my honest opinion and review. Thank you for reading!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Bling OOTD ft. The Crop Top

Hello Divas & Gents,

The weather has been so unpredictable these past few months. One day it's freezing cold, the next day rainy, the next day hot and then humid. It's been pretty moody this whole year! Sine the weather has finally decided to be a bit consistent and less bipolar, I decided to be bold and break out a sequined crop top which I've had for awhile but never worn. One of my favorite bloggers, Naturally Fashionable, has really made me love them even more! I still haven't worn them without a tank underneath but I will eventually.

Here's the cute, yet casual outfit that I put together with the crop top. The crop top is so busy and snug, so I wanted to make sure there was an even balance by wearing other plain pieces. Check out my video below to see the outfit in full effect!


What I'm Wearing:
Sequin Stripe Crop Top - Rainbow
Dark Denim - Ross
Mini Coral Blazer - Simply Fashion
Glittery Gold Ballet Flats - Payless
Accessories - Charming Charlie
Black Tank - Burlington

Snapshots:




Let me know your thoughts on this crop top outfit! Thank you for reading!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Curvy Cowgirl OOTD ft. Denim on Denim

Hello Divas & Gents,

It's been a long time since I've shared an outfit of the day/night with you! Now on to the nitty gritty. You know how the saying goes right? Everything truly is BIGGER in TEXAS! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of them. You wouldn't truly be a TEXAN if you didn't go to the rodeo. It's a fun time for the family and is filled with tons of excitement - a large carnival with soo much food (turkey legs, sausage on a stick, funnel cakes, and all that fatty goodness), bull riding, livestock, live concerts, and so much more! Most people wear Western Wear to the rodeo, and one will most often see cowboy boots, denim, and western hats!

Since I went to a concert at the rodeo, I decided to rock the Denim on Denim trend. This is one trend that I've been wanting to play around with but never had the occasion to showcase this look. Make sure and take a look at my YouTube video where I show you some snippets of the rodeo as well as show you my outfit!


What I'm Wearing:
Blue Ombre Button Down Shirt - Ross
Dark Denim Vest - New York & Company
Dark Denim Jeans - DKNY Jeans (Ross)
Bracelets - Local BSS
Earrings - Primark (London)
Black Combat Boots - Madden Girl (Ross)

Pictures:

Giddy-up, Let's Go!


Love the way the ombre button down rolls up at the elbows :)

Denim on Denim



Thank you so much for reading! Leave a comment down below and let me know how you think I rocked this trend!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Skincare Secrets| PMD Review, Demo, and Discount Code

Hello Divas & Gents,

I feel that makeup is only effective when applied to skin that is taken care of, therefore, one should always take care of what is underneath!

If you are subscribed to me on my YouTube channel, you may have heard about my new found favorite in the skincare realm. It is none other than the PMD, Personal Microdermabrasion System, or Personal Microderm. This tool is an awesome addition to my normal routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. It is also great when paired with the Clarisonic (my first found favorite).

The PMD with cord, disc, and cap connected



Left - cap for smaller disc for face; Right - cap for larger disc for body

Left: Blue disc for face (normal) and Green disc for face (medium); Right: Blue disc for body (normal) and Green disc for body (sensitive)

In my video below, I tell you ALL about the PMD. It is a great in-depth review for those who are interested or want to know more about this awesome product. I have been using it for over a month or more, and have seen significant improvement in my skin. You only want to use this product once a week so that your skin can have time to recuperate. The whole purpose of microdermabrasion is to remove the outermost layer of skin which will in turn produce new, fresh skin preventing blemishes, dark spots, and more. This also helps your skin to effectively absorb your other products such as moisturizer and foundation. Another great thing about this product is that you can use it on parts of your body, simply by removing the disc for your fae and replacing it with the disc for your body. The PMD is also much more cost-effective than spending tons of money per treatment in a medispa or dermatologist. With this device, you can perform the treatments yourself and only have to replace the discs. It is truly a unique and beneficial skincare tool.



Make sure and watch my YouTube video which will tell you all about this device. Please leave a comment down below and let me know what you think! Also, let me know if you have used this product and comment on your experience. I'd love to know.

As an incentive for both watching  and reading, use coupon code "missdeenadiva" for 25% off of your own PMD! Also, visit http://www.personalmicroderm.com/pages/try-pmd for more information.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for an honest review, and these are my honest opinions. Thank you for reading!

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!