LDIVA xo

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Beauty for a Queen Bee

Our very own Lil Kim (also affectionately nicknamed Queen Bee after the original sexy rapper) was in need of a makeup makeover.  And she knew just the girl to make it happen. LK invited me over to show her some new looks but rather than taking my own kit that overflows with the latest and greatest in skincare, haircare and cosmetics, she instead wanted me to go through her own stash to show her what should stay, what should go and how to use it all.  When I got to her place, she had all her goodies out on display.  ...more

Easy on the Eyes

Women tell me constantly they don’t have time to do their makeup. And I’d like to, politely, call bullshit. Armed with the right tools and techniques, a pretty palette can be produced within minutes. Sure, I can spend over two hours perfecting a bridal beauty look – that’s when it counts and is absolutely necessary.  But I can also stipple some shimmer and line some lids in under 60 seconds flat.  Don’t believe me? Just wait til I start uploading video. ...more

D-licious

My dear friend D, now my model and muse, thought she couldn’t wear bright makeup because of her big blue eyes and pale olive skin. So we spent a day playing with color with the intention of proving her wrong… and making her drop dead gorgeous. The look we achieved was so fun and totally rock-n-roll (electric purple enhanced with browns for eye, a pale nude lip and flawless, soft skin).  In fact, it was such an ode to brights, we decided to shoot the finished beauty look outside in NYC amidst a kaleidoscope of urban colors. ...more

Time to Toss the Gloss?

This pale gloss goes both ways – works with peaches, works with pinks – and is just so pretty in its packaging.  I was immediately drawn to it like candy. ...more

And I think it would be even better-suited for mascara, hope that's ...more

The Other Brazilian

Exciting news for those with course, frizzy, untameable hair – There is a hot new Brazilian in town!  Ooooh la la la la…. And since they say the proof is in the pudding, this post will begin as a photo-essay – followed by commentary and treatment details.  As I’m sure you can relate, very few things are as upsetting as a Bad Hair Day.  I believe this process to be a non-damaging promise of Good Hair to many women who desperately seek it and struggle in achieving it every  day.   ...more

Nourish Your Sole(s)

Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata once said “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.” And I’d like to add, if I may, that It is better to die in your heels than walk comfortably in your flats.  Like 99% of the time. Especially for little chiquitas like me. Which is why I feel an overwhelming appreciation for  footcare that is both luxuriant and reparative. ...more