29
May
12

UPDATE: Tattooed eyebrows!!!

Hello Divas,

I am writing another post on my tattooed eyebrows as I just got them refilled 5 days ago. The first time I had them done was about 4 years ago (see post My tattooed eyebrows) in VA. However it faded really fast (after just 1 year) and I had to use my eyebrow pencil again everyday…I then went to this Vietnamese girl that owns her nail place in Langley Park, MD and she did it 4 times cheaper and I should say way better!!!!!!!!!

I am posting a picture below, the tattoo is only 5 days old so the skin has not completely peeled yet (and it will not be that dark once it peels off). Will post some before/after pics next week!

If you are considering getting yours done and you are in the DC/MD area, check Fantasy Nails in Langley Park and ask for Cathy.

XoXo

eVaDiVa

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17
May
12

Summer…sun and bronzer!!!

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LAURA MERCIER SHIMMER BLOC GOLDEN MOSAIC

Summer is almost here and I have already started rocking my orange nail polish, maxi dresses and flip flops…I even added lil diamond studs on my big toe nail :o)

So I meant to write a post about my fabulous bronzer from LAURA MERCIER that I have been using for the past few months but never got a chance…I just went back to sephora to buy a new one coz I just gave away the one I had…( I am usually not that generous with my makeup…). So I took the time to make swatches, and also I am posting a pic that I took last month with me wearing it…I just have it on the top part of my apple cheeks. The shimmer bloc color is GOLDEN MOSAIC. I like the fact that the 4 colors in the quad can be worn individually on the eyelid and also, that it does not leave us with an ashy look when used on the face. I have noticed that some bronzer can give that ashy look on darker skin…This bronzer will just give you that perfect healthy glow!!! It can be worn during the day as well, just go easy on the application…and for a more dramatic look at night, use a tiny bit on your nose!

I also did some contouring with my BOBBI BROWN deep 4 bronzer. Make sure you use a good contour brush (Sephora blush brush #40 can work).

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10
May
12

My Hair is a HOT MESS!!!

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Hello Divas,

Decided to write a non-makeup post today but that’s because I have been having trouble with my hair lately…

I decided to go natural (yeeeesss!!!) but found out lately that transitioning is not an easy task. I am running out of options for styling my hair…I have been browsing all types of website and blogs…from Journal Nappy Girl to Black Girl Long Hair to Carol’s daughter Transitioning Movement…but truth is, unless you are very dedicated to your hair and are patient, you cannot do it. I have been able to resist relaxing for now 7 months and thanks to my nappy girlfriends all around the world (favorite blogger Vanoue, Gaelle from Les Hairoines, Anna B, Awa B…with all great natural hair) I can sustain the urge …

So I have been braiding my hair lately but I am not a big fan of conrows…cannot keep them for over a week…I do not want to put on weaves anymore…I have been walking around with scarves on my head (see picture on post below)…well I am just lost in this transitioning thing…AND cannot do the BIG CHOP!!!

I thought I would just share my transitioning adventure as every day has been a “bad” hair day for me lately…let’s hope I can make it…and for all of you nappy girls, kudos to y’all !!!

XoXo

eVaDiVa

08
May
12

ZOOM on MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

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Just a quick post to share with you one of my favorite liquid foundation of the moment. MAC Studio Sculpt. I had a few prom girls makeover to do last week and used it on the girls. It looked flawless and the good thing about this foundation is that it gives a medium to full coverage with a satin finish. I found it to be especially good for bridal makeup! With all these weddings coming up this summer I will use it for sure on my brides and post pictures if I have the permission…

Note from the picture: This foundation comes in darker shades

XoXo

eVaDiVa

06
May
12

M.A.C Fashion sets: North America

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M.A.C FASHION SETS!!!! I have been impatiently waiting for this collection to come out and here it is finally! MAC came out with this great idea of making a set of the best selling lip colors in each region of the world (nailpolish, lipstick and lipgloss). In north America, the colors are Russian Red, Girl About town, Snob, Myth, Chestnut (yes like your chestnut lipliner) and Spice. I wish I was in Paris right now to see the MORANGE set as I loooove orange, especially for summer!

RUSSIAN RED: It’s not my favorite Red…(Rubby woo is) but it still looks very good with a natural eye makeup…

GIRL ABOUT TOWN: Great pink lipstick for any skin complexion; for WOC use it with a Vino lipliner and make sure you add the gloss on top!

SNOB: Light pink … not really crazy about it but it looks good on fair skin

REBEL: GREAT color!!! works with nightmoth or Currant lipliner. 

MYTH: Very light beige. Looks nude on white and very light complexion. If you have darker skin, you can use it with a brown lipliner like CORK, it will still give you that nude look.

SPICE: This is a nude lip color for WOC. It looks great with or without the lipgloss on top. However, my favorite nude lip color for darker skin is TAUPE (matte lipstick) and REVEALING (lipgloss) with a chestnut or bittersweet lipliner.

CHESTNUT: I love the lipliner but when it comes to the lipstick, I found out that it does not really look good on my complexion…an Asian girl at MAC wore it and it looked so good on her…just to say that it may come out better on lighter skin…but again that’s a matter of preference…

As far as the nail polishes, I will be honest with you and tell you that I did not buy any just because I know I can find the same @ OPI …and you know OPI won’t chip…

I am posting the swatches below…

XoXo

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29
Apr
12

f.o.t.d with Fashion Fair pressed powder

Hello Divas,

Here is a sunday FOTD! I have been looking for a neutral looking pressed powder for so long and I decided to try fashion fair today. The brand can sound somehow as an old brand but I found their pressed powder to be GREAT! One of the best I ever tried! I like it way better than MAC’s pressed powder as it gives more coverage without being to heavy on the skin. It can be comparable to the MAC mineralize powder, but I still prefer it over that one as it does not have any sparkles.

The FASHION FAIR pressed powder color I am wearing is PECAN.

XoXo

eVaDiVa

29
Mar
12

Smoky brown and Nude lips

Hello Divas,

Today was a beautiful day in DC! The sun is out and we are so ready for summer!!! I took the occasion to walk my best friend puppy Sidney (adorable…). So here is the look I had today while walking Sydney… :o) :

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ALL MAC UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED

FACE

Cream Foundation: Black Up cream foundation C 08

Powder: Mineralize Skin Finish Lose Powder Deep Dark

Blush:  Bobbi Brown bronzer Deep 4

Shimmer Powder: Global Glow mineralize

EYES

Base: Concealer NW45

Eyelid: Patina

Crease: Down Brown

Corner Crease: NARS Coconut Grove

Highlighter: Concealer NW 35

Bottom contour: Coconut Grove

Eyeliner: Rapid Black penultimate

Eyeliner: Permaplum

Mascara: YSL Shocking in black

LIPS

Liner: Chocolate by Bobbi Brown

Lipstick: Masque

Gloss: Kissable lipcolor Woo me

XoXo
eVaDiVa
25
Mar
12

White teeth for cheap & Clinique flawless skin product

Hello Divas,

My post today is about how to have these white teeths without spending a fortune @ the dentist! I have been trying something that has been working so far…I use a toothpaste called ELGYDIUM blancheur along with the mouth wash from Listerine whitening. I have been using both for over 3 months now and I can tell you that the difference is striking…(You may be able to find elgydium only online in the US as it is a french brand…) 

One thing worth saying is that I do not drink coffee nor smoke…so get rid of these bad habits before trying that.

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On another note, I wanted to give you a product review on CLINIQUE 

Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum:

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If you tend to have normal to oily skin or just oily skin with pores that are visible, this is the product you have been waiting for. It helps skin creates a smoother, younger look. Pores seem smaller, as if they had snapped back into shape. Having smooth skin is the best way to have a flawless makeup…so make sure you treat your skin with only the best!

Now today is election day in Senegal…I am going to vote now for our next president at the embassy in DC…This is history in the making for my country…so let’s all cross fingers that everything will go as smoothly as possible…

XoXo

 

05
Jan
12

Back online…!?!

Happy New Year to all of you, fabulous Divas !!!

I decided to write a post today after being silent for such a long time …  I have been asked by many people why have I stopped blogging and yesterday, while shopping with my sister, I run into a girl that I had never seen in my life who told me « are you evadiva the blogger ? » …I could not even think that people could recognize me so randomly and it made me feel like I was Halle Berry…lol :o) so when she asked me why I wasn’t blogging anymore, I felt ashamed to tell her that my job is keeping me too busy… !  So I woke up this morning thinking that no job should keep me so busy that I can forget about or not live my true passion… So I hope that 2012 will be a year that will make me stay in touch with my true passion !

I have spent most of my time between Paris and my beautiful country Senegal, and although I have been doing makeup only for special occasions (family and friends) I have been exploring so many new products…

For my first post of the year, I wanted to talk about my new favorite products…the one that I cannot live without (yes the list may have changed :o) )

MASCARA : Shocking by YSL

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If I ever recommended mascaras like Lancome that are great, please forget about all of them ! YSL Shocking is by far the best mascara I have ever used ! It will give you instant volume and définition and will not clump. However, make sure you tightly close it when u use it as it can become dry very quickly if not properly closed. It’s a little bit pricey for a mascara ($30) but it is well worth the price !

FOUNDATION : Fond de teint BLACK UP

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This is by far my favorite foundation for black skin. Everybody knows that I am a MAC addict but on this one, it does give a better complexion than MAC ! This foundation is also great for pictures and bridal makeup. I use MAC blot powder on top of it just to make sure I don’t end up with a dewy face in the middle of the day. The only problem with it is that it can feel too heavy for hot climates.  You can find it anywhere in France but in the US, I am not sure… you can always try online as well. Price : 36.5 Euros

BLUSH/BRONZER : BOBBI BROWN DEEP 4

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This one is still on my list ! I use it everyday as a blush and it gives a very soft and natural look. It can be too light for very dark skin but Works perfectly for light, medium and dark skin. If you have very dark skin, I recommened RAISIN blush from MAC.

Price : $35

EYELINER : MAC Rapidblack

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I have been looking for an eyeliner that is easy to use and very dark. MAC Rapidblack is the best as it gives you a precise line and it doesn’t run. You cannot use it in the inner rim of the eyelid, use the graphblack pencil for that.

Price : $18

PS : I did miss blogging !

XoXo

26
May
10

To the beach with M.A.C

Go check out M.A.C new summer collection!!! Looks like thay have lots of amazing colors!!!

Will make a review as soon as I get my hands on them…

XoXo




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