Our Engagement Photoshoot! Hair and Makeup Details

After being engaged for 15 months, Tommie and I finally had our engagement photo shoot recently! It was so much fun. We lucked out with a partially cloudy day on the beach. This made the lighting ideal and since it was not super hot, the beach was quite empty.  It was pretty windy at points but we made the most of it! Read on for details about my hair and makeup and see my favorite shots.

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Westmore Beauty Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette plus Lipstick and Gloss Duo

Westmore Beauty released their Limited Edition 100th Anniversary Palette and Glamour Special Effects Lipstick and Gloss recently on QVC. I scooped up both and have been paying with them a few weeks now so I can give you my feedback and some looks I created with them! Read on for more.

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Moisturizer for Fall '17

I mentioned in my post about the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Cream and Powder that my review of the new Bye Bye Redness Moisturizer would be coming soon. Well, here it is! Read on for my thoughts on this new It Cosmetics skincare product.
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How I Refresh Days Old Hair Post Workout - Video

A lot of people always ask me to show them how I refresh day 2 or day 3 hair, especially post workout. This has been very highly requested. Read on for more.

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Laura Geller Beauty The Diamonds Color Luster Lip Gloss Holiday Set

A couple weeks ago I was in Ulta and Holiday stuff started to appear! This Laura Geller Beauty The Diamonds Color Luster Lip Gloss set really caught my eye, it was only $13, AND I had a bonus 5x the points all Laura Geller products with my Ulta Rewards. Read on for my thoughts.

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Revisiting Up North Naturals 8 Oil Hair Gelly

The term "Everyone deserves a second chance" should also apply to hair products. I recently revisited a hair gel I didn't love last time I used it and well, my results were different and now I really like it! There are several factors that can contribute to this which I will get into. Read on for more.
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Sara Happ Restore Sweet Clay Lip Mask and Plump and Prime Lip Airbrush

Sara Happ really cares about our lips! Like REALLY cares. The creator and the brand only make lip products to treat, restore and enhance our puckers. I've seen a few presentations on Beauty IQ and QVC and have been quite intrigued. I recently picked up two products that had my curiosity: a lip mask and lip plumper. Read on for my thoughts.

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Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System Kit and Promo Code

I love Briogeo hair products and was beyond excited when I heard they were releasing a new product! The Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System Kit is supposed to bring one of my all time favorite hair masks to the next level. How did it perform? Read on for more!

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"The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community" Book Review

Michelle Breyer, one of the co-founders of naturallycurly.com recently released her first book, "The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the NaturallyCurly Community" If you follow me on instagram, you probably know I was honored to be asked to be a part of it! Read on for my thoughts on the book.

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Full Face Makeup Tutorial Using All Doll 10 Beauty!

If you read my blog regularly, first- thank you so much! Second, you probably know Doll 10 Beauty is one of my all time favorite cosmetic brands! I decided to do a full face makeup tutorial using just their line of products. Read on for more.

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CurlSmith Video Review

Back in April, I reviewed CurlSmith products on my blog. I'm still super crazy about this line and as I slowly rebuild my YouTube channel, I decided to do a video talking about these gourmet hair care products! Read on for more.

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5 "Hair of the Days" Using a Mix of Brands and a Briogeo Promo Code!

I haven't been the best at doing multi day "Hair of the Days" posts. My apologies! The good news is this post has Days 1,2 and 3 then washing with another Day 1 and 2. It's a bit long, but makes up for my lacking. Continue reading on for more!

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IT Cosmetics' First Sephora Event and #ITCCChallenge for Charity!

Last week, IT Cosmetics has their first ever Sephora Event inside the Sephora in Herald Square (NYC). It was an event open to the public to celebrate the brand being part of Sephora for one year and also now sold in all doors! I decided to take a trip into the city to see the event, say hi to the team and help celebrate. Turns out, they also launched a great challenge you can partake in (it is free) and help a great cause! Read on for more.

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Lush Cosmetics Black Rose Lip Tint

I was recently playing around in a Lush Cosmetics store and came across the new limited edition Black Rose Lip Tint. Do I REALLY need another lippie? No. But did I need this lippie? YES! Read on for my thoughts and review on this cool tint!
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Kristofer Buckle Full Disclosure Scalp Cover Cream

This blog post is about a unique product I never reviewed anything similar to before! Truth be told, I never gave it a thought I would want or need a product like this until it came to me and I tried it. Today I am talking about the Kristofer Buckle Full Disclosure Scalp Cover Cream!

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Cream and Powder Fall '17

Yes I am still reviewing It Cosmetics Fall 2017 newness! I've really been enjoying playing with everything and with complexion products, I like to space them out a little bit from each other and try them for at least a few days before giving my thoughts to be sure I can form a good, true opinion. Today I am talking about the Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream and Bye Bye Redness Erasing Correcting Powder! Read on for more.

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Hair and Makeup Details for a "Fancy" Event (Hair of the Day)

I've been slacking on my "Hair of the Day" posts and I do apologize. The end of September has been unusually busy for me. Over the weekend I had a "fancy" event to go to: one of my brother's and sister-in-law's Silver Anniversary Party! (my brothers are all quite older than I am) I didn't have money to splurge on getting my hair done so I had to do it myself and prayed to the hair gods it would come out decent. Read on for more.

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Too Faced x Kandee Johnson "I Want Kandee" Collection from Ulta with 4 Looks!

Somehow I wound up getting most of the Kandee Johnson and Too Faced Cosmetics "I Want Kandee" collaboration from Ulta Beauty. I used a bunch of Ulta Beauty points and I'm quite impressed with almost everything! Read on for my thoughts and four looks with the eyeshadow palette!

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Milk Makeup Blur Stick Primer

Milk Makeup is a brand I'm intrigued by and definitely want to try more of. I have heard so much about the Milk Makeup Blur Stick Primer I just had to get one and try it out for myself. Did I find it as amazing as my other blogger friends? Is it the best primer ever? Read on for more.

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How I Style My Curly Wavy Hair After A Shower - Fall 2017- Video!!

This has been requested more times than I can even keep track of at this point. I finally have an updated video on how I style my curly wavy hair after showering! Read on for more.

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Westmore Beauty Has An Hour Show on QVC!

I'm so excited to see that McKenzie Westmore and her line, Westmore Beauty has a full hour coming on QVC September 21st at 10pm! Not only that, but she will be on Beauty IQ (QVC's all beauty sister station) tonight, Wednesday, September 20th at 9pm!! I've talked about these products before and they are quite impressive! To celebrate the first hour show, I thought I'd do a blog post to feature some of my favorites from the brand. Read on for more.

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Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask

Sunday Riley skincare is absolutely incredible. As time has been going on, I've been incorporating more and more of the line into my regimen and getting excellent results. Having combination, acne prone skin the "green line" with the UFO Oil and Martian Toner is a favorite franchise within the brand. When I saw they released a new mask as part of this line, I knew I had to try it. Read on for my thoughts.

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Mally Beauty Inspired Beauty QVC Today's Special Value Kit

Mally Beauty had a Today's Special Value kit QVC a little while ago and the value fore the kit was so good, I couldn't pass it up. I've been a Mally fan for quite a few years now and I always get excited when she releases new products. Read on for my thoughts and more.

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Kristofer Buckle Twinset Blush Duo


The Twinset Blush Duo is a brand new launch from Kristofer Buckle on QVC!. The cream and powder combo is supposed to help longevity of wear and intensity of color. Continue reading on for my thoughts.
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My Second DevaCut at Devachan Salon in SoHo

Earlier this week I went for my second DevaCut at Devachan Salon in SoHo with LaToya. The experience was just as wonderful as the last one, and this time I even made a video! Read on for more.

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IT Cosmetics Confidence In a Cleanser Fall '17

This week's It Cosmetics Fall 2017 review is all about Confidence In a Cleanser! I'm so happy to see It's skincare options expand more and was thrilled to try this on. Continue reading for my thoughts.

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Laura Geller Correct and Conceal Palette

Recently QVC had a "One Day Only" value on a Laura Geller item I've been eyeing for quite a while. The Correct and Conceal Palette is a customizeable concealer and brightener and the deal made it practically Buy 1 Get 1 Free. Read on for my thoughts.

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Hair of the Day 1 & 2: Diffused, Defined but a Bit of Frizz

This is the last "Hair of the Day" blog before I go for my second DevaCut at Devachan Salon tomorrow! I used a mix of DevaCurl's masks on Saturday with heat because I was supposed to go out that night (but then felt sick) and really wanted a good hair day. Read on for more.

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Doll 10 Beauty HydraLux Foundation Shade Info, Launch Party Recap

 Tuesday night I went to the Launch Party for Doll 10 Beauty's new HydraLux Smoothing Foundation! Aside from having so much fun (of course), I learned even more about this incredible foundation and wanted to share! Also, if you want to win some Doll 10 goodies for yourself, you definitely want to read on!

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Illumination and Blush Fall '17

The It Cosmetics newness for Fall continues! Today's post is about the Bye Bye Pores Illumination Powder and Bye Bye Pores Blush in "Sweet Cheeks." Continue reading for my thoughts, swatches and all that kind of goodness!
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New Technique for Extending Good Hair Days? 4 Days Down!

Saturday's wash day turned out extremely well! I was so happy. Not only that, but I tried a new technique at night to see if it would help extend the good hair days and it did!! Read on for details plus FOUR hair of the days worn down!
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Doll 10 Beauty HydraLux Smoothing Foundation

Doll 10 Beauty is launching a brand new, innovative foundation this week!!!! I was fortunate enough to get my hands on it early so I have been wearing it and testing it out for a review. My mind is blown. MY MIND IS BLOWN. I simply can't get over how fantastic this stuff is. Read on to hear my thoughts and see my before and after with the HydraLux Smoothing Foundation!

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Aphogee Protein Treatment, Hair of the Days 1-3 All Down

I decided to do the Aphogee 2 Step Protein Treatment this week to see if it would help my frustrating hairline front pieces. Paired with some favorite products from DevaCurl, Briogeo, Curls and more, I wound up with three days of wearing my hair down, even through working out. Read on for more details.
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CURLS Blueberry Bliss "Triple Theat" New Products!

Curls Blueberry Bliss collection is in my top five favorite hair brands ever. I was super excited to see the expand this line with three more products, and even more excited when they were sent to me to try and review from curls.biz! Continue reading for my thoughts on these new "Triple Threat" additions to CURLS Blueberry Bliss!

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Urban Decay TroubleMaker Mascara

Urban Decay is releasing a new brand mascara in September! The brand says their new Troublemaker Mascara is "So good it should be illegal" and that is is "super-fat, super-long, sex-proof mascara" My amazingly sweet friend, Jen from My Beauty Bunny kindly sent me hers to try and review as a guest blogger for her fantastic and award winning cruely-free beauty blog, My Beauty Bunny!!

CLICK HERE to see my thoughts plus before and after on this new mascara over on her blog!

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2 Wash Days Hair of the Days Because A Gel Failed Me

I had a plan to wash my hair Saturday to get good Day 2 hair for Sunday when I was going on. I slipped up and decided to use a different gel than I've been using on Saturday's wash and it led me to rewashing Sunday morning. Grrr. Read on for the details!

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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer and Powder Fall '17

This is the third post about IT Cosmetics Fall newness! These products were the ones I've been most excited for since launching!! Bye Bye Breakout Concealer and Powder are designed for us with blemish prone skin to conceal and treat at the same time! Brilliant!!! Read on for my thoughts and more.

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Hair of the Day 1,2 and 3: So Spirally!? and an Announcement!

 A few days ago, I tried some new CURLS Blueberry Bliss products along with some tried and true favorites and I was quite pleased with the results! Not only did I like my Day 1 hair, but it continued on to Day 3! Read on for more details.

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Kristofer Buckle Foundation Stick, Setting Spray and Brow Enhancing Duo

Today I am talking about more Kristofer Buckle Beauty products! Specifically the Triplicity Foundation Stick,  Power Lock Makeup Setting Spray and Brow Champion Brow Enhancing Duo. Read on for my thoughts and more.

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A Wash with No Styling Products, At the Beach Hair Care and Pics

I really can't believe how fast Summer is flying by! I've gotten to the beach a few times, definitely not as much as I would like! While some may be looking forward to Autumn and Pumpkin everything, I refuse to let go of my favorite season until the calendar says so. So according to me we still have a good month left! I went to the beach Sunday and took some pictures and figured I'd tyalk about my favorite tips and tricks to take care of your hair while you are enjoying the sun. This post will also talk about a surprising wash day and some good news. Read on for more!
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**CLOSED** DevaCurl #CurlsUnMasked Giveaway!!

Hi everyone!! This is my very first giveaway ever to celebrate and thank you all for helping me reach over 2,000 followers on instagram (@dianemary126) :)

Since I have been using and loving DevaCurl's new Deep Sea Repair and Melt Into Moisture masks, I thought it would be oh so appropriate to team up with DevaCurl so one of you can have the chance to win the full sizes!

To me, the most fair way for everyone to enter and have a good shot would be with rafflecopter. There are several things you can do to win, each one gives an additional entry for a total of 4.

This giveaway is for USA only.
If this giveaway goes nice and smoothly I will try to do them more often!

Thank you for all of your support and entering. GOOD LUCK!! 


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It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation and Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot Fall '17

This is my second blog post all about IT Cosmetics' new products for Fall 2017! Today I will be talking about the Bye Bye Lines Foundation and Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot. Read on for my thoughts, pictures and more.

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Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS HydraPlump Matte Liquid Lipstick Duo with Plumping Gloss

A few weeks ago, Grande Cosmetics debuted their new GrandeLIPS HydraPlump Matte Liquid Lipstick formula along with their Plumping Gloss as a Today's Special on HSN. Being a HUGE fan of the gloss and seeing the incredible value on the set, I had to scoop it up. Read on for more!

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Lush Cosmetics Sleepy Lotion

Sleepy Hand and Body lotion from LUSH Cosmetics was around for the holidays last year and is now part of their permanent collection. After reading about it, picking up a small size and immediately needing the bigger tub, it's safe to say I am loving this stuff! Read on for more.
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Hair of the Days: Clarifying Shampoo Protein Treatment, GIVEAWAY COMING and more!

Here is another "Hair of the Day post. I'm actually thinking of renaming it "Hair of the Week" since I have been putting multiple days in the same post. Anyway, this week features my usual favorites from DevaCurl, Briogeo and more and includes clarifying plus a deep treatment with heat. There are also details about my first ever giveaway in here! Continue reading for more.
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It Cosmetics Superhero Liner, Brow Power Powder and Pomade Fall '17

If you are a fan of IT Cosmetics and use the internet, by now I'm sure you have heard of IT Cosmetics releasing a ton of new products for Fall 2017!! Like every IT Girl out there, I'm BEYOND excited for all this newness. This will be the first of many blog posts talking about all of it. Today I'll be giving my thoughts on the Superhero Liner, Brow Power Powder and Pomade. Read on for more.

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100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Foundation

I was looking at my bottle of 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Foundation and realized I only have about a quarter of it left and never blogged about it before! Since I really like this stuff and this brand, I want to talk about it more before it is completely empty! Read on for more.

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Kristofer Buckle Cashmere Slip Lipsticks

Kristofer Buckle is a celebrity makeup artist and recently launched his own cosmetics line on QVC. His presentations always intrigued me, and now I finally got a chanced to play with some of the line! This post is all about the Cashmere Slip Lipsticks! Read on for more.

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Hair of the Day x2 Washes: Melt Into Moisture as Leave In, Diffusing, Frizz, Messy Bun, More

This "Hair of the Day" blog post is about two different wash days, diffusing, unwanted frizz and so much more. I tried DevaCurl's new Melt Into Moisture mask as a leave in conditioner! How did it do? Continue reading for more.
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My Favorite Multi Purpose Balms

 I love multi-purpose balms and oils. They're great to have in my bag or on my nightstand to help solve a multitude of problems easy and effortlessy. I am rather picky with ingredients, so I look for products infused with good stuff like essential oils and without junk like petroleum or mineral oil. Read on for my current favorites.

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