Tuesday, October 27, 2015

#Giveaway: Win a $25 HauteLook Gift Card

Hello Darlings,

It's a new day and I've got a new post.

Oh Heck, away with the formalities! As you can see in the title of this post, I've got a giveaway post for you all today. One lucky person will get the chance to win a $25 Hautelook Gift card.

We all love shopping online, and Hautelook provides just that convenience for us all. Hautelook is a nordstrom company, so you know they have a wide variety of things to shop on Hautelook. Fashion lover? Beauty Lover? Deal and bargain shopper? Well you're in for a treat.

You get to shop high end brands for Men, women, and even kids. Jewelries, clothes and lots more can be found on Hautelook. With Christmas right around the corner, I know you'll certainly find something for everyone on your wish list.

Anyhoo, Let's get into the giveaway below.

The DIY Lady - Win USD 25 Hautelook Gift Card


As I stated earlier, there is only one winner, but everybody can shop Hautelook at a discount price with Hautelook discount code from Coupofy.

Thank you all for always coming back here.

I really appreciate you all and I can't wait to see who wins this giveaway.

Till later, God Bless.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mac: Oh Darling & Shaft of Gold Highlighter - Review + Video Swatches

Hola Darlings!!!

So, I am very excited about today's post.

As some of you know, although I don't do a lot of makeup posts, I am actually very much in love with makeup and I love to doll up my face. I try not to buy every new collection that comes out, but sometimes... as with the two items I will be showing in this post... I just HAD to get something from Macs new holiday collection - aka, the Magic Of the Night collection.

This collection had two stars in my opinion. Actually, ONE STAR if I'm being really honest. Lol...

The Highlighters were all the rave in this collection. Namely - Shaft of Gold, and Oh Darling.

These two highlighters are a beauty and can transform your everyday makeup look into va-va-voom gorgeousness.

Left: Mac - Oh Darling. Right: Mac - Shaft of Gold. 

The one everyone really wanted was  Oh Darling, because it was said to be a dupe of Mac's discontinued Whisper of Guilt Highlighter. "Oh Darling" really is a beauty to behold in my opinion.
Mac- Oh Darling
 I've got a quick story to tell regarding this particular highlighter (lol). So, I went into the MAC Store to buy Oh Darling, and the gorgeous boy at the counter tried to cajole me into buying Shaft of Gold instead of Oh Darling. Granted, he was right about Shaft of Gold looking more natural on my skin, BUT, I looked right at him and said "Oh no honey, I didn't come here to play, please bring out Oh Darling". 

This shade is one that I am convinced looks amazing on all skin types.
Before I bought it, I did so many google searches to find swatches on dark skins, but I couldn't find much. That was actually why I was inspired to make this post and the video you'll see below.

Oh Darling is the highlighter that everybody will notice! This is what you wear when you want the people to know you came to glow! You were born to shine dang it! Do not let anybody dim your light!

On the other hand of course is "Shaft of Gold". It too is a beauty on its own. Yes, you will get a glow, but it's more of a toned down glow.
Mac Shaft of Gold

It's like, when you face catches the right light, the glow is noticable. It's a beauty still, but it's certainly not on the same level as OH Darling in my opinion.

Now, as I stated earlier, when I went to the Mac store, I truly only went for Oh Darling. 
But I found myself looking at the swatches of Shaft of Gold on my face and I had to go back to the store to pick it up. So yes, I felt like both were certainly worth it, but I already know which one I'll be reaching for more!

Once again, they are both gorgeous, as you can see in this side by side.

Hand swatch with Flash

Without Flash

Bonus Tip: Oh Darling is a perfect inner eye corner highlight, You'll thank me later for this tip. LOL.

As I mentioned earlier, I loved these two Highlighters so much that I did a YouTube video showing swatches in normal room light.

Watch Below:

And that's it for now loves.

The watch I'm wearing in this post is my Jord Watch that I posted about in THIS POST.
Use Coupon Code: thediylady for some $$$ off.

Till later, God Bless.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Styling my #JordWatch: Jumpsuit Loving - #OOTD

Hello lovers!

Hope you're all doing well?
Although summer is officially set to be over and the colder days are coming in some areas, I have to be thankful for living in Texas because I can still get away with dressing as though it's still summer. The sun is still out and the days are still warm, so this allows me to wear the last of my colored summer outfits before the dreaded cold days come in.

I have been in a love relationship with jumpsuits and all I can say for this love relationship is that the simplicity mixed with a pinch of va-va-voom in jumpsuits is what makes me love them. It's like, look, I have a full outfit, and I didn't even have to try too hard to put it together. lol... 

When I wear jumpsuits, I love to accessorize to the max to give the overall look an extra flair. For this outfit of the day, I chose gold/neutral tone accessories and rolled with it.
The biggest statement piece of the whole outfit however was my #JordWatch. I've gotten so many compliments on this watch already, and it's literally now the only watch I wear.

Now shall I PLEASE at this point talk a little bit about this watch?
Those of you following me on Snapchat especially now know HOW MUCH I love it. It's not every time I get to review a product that I fall head over heels in love with. I chose the Sidney - Maple and Rose Gold Watch, and this watch against my skin tone is like magic. The aesthetics, the quality, and the uniqueness of it being made out of 100% natural wood, totally is all together mind blowing.

As I stated earlier, not only do I personally love this watch, but the compliments it has fetched are beyond comprehension. It stands out on the wrist and it intrigues people. Everyone that has seen it has asked to touch it.

The watched came nicely packaged with care and it had instruction cards in it, a cleaning cloth, and this beautiful box for storage.

When I got mine, it was a bit too big around the wrist, and that scared me because I couldn't imagine anyone being able to adjust it without ruining the wood. However, after talking to a Jord Representative, I was told to take it to any watch store and they should be able to adjust it to my size by taking out some links.

I did just as I was told, and the watch fits perfectly on my wrist without any damage done to it.

It came with a functional battery already in it, and all I had to do was set the time. I've worn it for over 3 weeks now, and even after washing my hands with it on my wrist and having some liquid touch the wood here and there, it has done absolutely no damage to the watch.

And of course, more ootd style pictures below.

And here are some proof that I talk too much... Lol..
But I'm posting them anyway. Hahahaha 

And that's it for this Outfit of the day featuring my Jord Watch.
I hope you all enjoyed this and got some ideas on making a simple jumpsuit pop with some accessories.

JORD WATCH was kind enough to give you lovely humans reading this a coupon code. Check out their website you guys.
CHECK OUT WITH COUPON CODE: thediylady for extra $$$ Off.
Once again, I got the Sidney - Maple and Rose Gold watch.

Wooden Watches Men Thanks for visiting.
Till Later, God Bless.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Zoya Winter Holiday MatteVelvet Collection

Hello Loves!
Zoya is doing it again! What is IT you ask? 
Well, my darlings, the matte-velvet nail polishes are it! As someone who own some Matte-Velvets by Zoya, I can boldly say, these certainly should not disapoint. The colors looks so rich and I'm in the mood for the Holiday season!  Read More below!

Six new MATTEVELVET Nail Colors to slip into this WINTER/HOLIDAY season.

The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.

· Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.

· Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.

· Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

· Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.

· Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.

· Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.

NOTE: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, glossy top coat or speed dryer. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. To extend wear, apply one coat of the Zoya Matte Velvet Topcoat over your favorite matte shades after polish is completely dry.


Zoya MATTEVELVET Colors, 0.5 oz. - $10 (US) ea.
Zoya MATTEVELVET Color Sampler, 6 – 0.5 oz. bottles - $60 (US)

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

* **BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

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Watch LIVE and Follow Zoya on Periscope: @ZoyaNailPolish


That's it for now loves. 
Are you excited about these? 

Till later, God Bless. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#WeddingFlow: Wheelchair Fashion in a Jumpsuit

Hi World, 

So, am I the only person that has been to over 50 million wedding this year? 
Ok, I am obviously exaggerating, but it certainly feels that way. LOL.. 
However, I am so very happy for all of the friends that have tied the knot this year. May God Bless your unions. 

This past weekend, I attended another friend's wedding, and it was so beautiful, so elegant, so loving, so sweet, and so... awwww-Inducing. 

For the wedding, I chose to go in a halter neck jumpsuit paired with black and gold accessories. 

  This picture below was the sneak peek I posted on my Instagram (@TheDIYLady). The Gold Belt shows up better in this and that's why I'm sharing it here. Lol... 

So, have you been to any weddings this year? Got anymore to attend?
I DO! Lol... The weddings don't end y'all. It's that season, I'm getting older. Everyone's getting married.

Anyways, that's it for now loves.
Till Later, God Bless.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Online Fashion Catalogues - Shopping Made Easy with Approved Catalogues

Hello loves!

First question I have for you all today is:  Who loves shopping? 

I know I do! What I love even more than shopping is when shopping is made easy with the helps of websites that already do the work for me, or have everything I need in one place!

And this is where the people at Approvedcatalogues come in.
I'll stop talking now, read below.

Top 3 online fashion catalogues today. 

If you are looking for the latest fashion styles, top designer brand names, and simplified online
catalogue shopping, look no further. No matter what style you seek, or what type of clothing you
want to buy, these are three of the top online fashion catalogues to shop with today.

1. Next
With more choices than you will find at high end boutiques and fashion shops, this is one of the top
online catalogues to shop with today. A wide range of designers, some of the top names in fashion
and clothing, and simple application for credit or financing, allows nearly anyone to shop for the top
names in fashion today. With hundreds of items to choose from, and small incremental payment
options available via financing, you can wear top names, and designer styles, for less than you may
have anticipated.

2. JD Williams
For plus sized women, this catalogue specialises in clothing for you. Great service, top designer
names, and a wide range of selection, are some of the main draws to shopping with the catalogue.
Delivery options vary, special promotions are offered at different points of the year, and promotion
codes allow you to save. Throw in no financing interest specials, and different repayment periods,
allowing you to save on nearly any order you place through the catalogue merchant.

3. Simply Be
With fast and reliable home delivery, if you can't make it to a local town centre boutique, you can
shop online for the items you want to wear. From Gok Wan to Grazia, you can find the top designer
names, for lower prices than you find through competitor catalogues. Home electronics are also
available as are some electricals on the site. And, with sizes up to 32, you can find the latest designer
trends and fashion styles, for anyone in the home with this catalogue merchant.
For more information or a more complete list of womens fashion catalogues, visit ApprovedCatalogues. They boast a huge range of reviews of the top catalogues as well as tips and guides on things to consider before buying.


That's it for now. I hope this post was helpful to some of you.
Till Later, God bless.

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