Friday, October 10, 2014

Freebie/Deal Alert: Zoya - Matte Lips and Tips Gift Set

Hello sugars!

I've got an exciting freebie/deal alert for you all today. This is an all in one type of amazingness!

Zoya has come out with what they call "A Creamy, Matte-Satin lipstick that doesn’t dry and flake…A perfect shade of red that looks good on almost everyone…" 

I am more than excited to try this lippy out and I just had to share the fabulous-ness with you guys. Zoya is also known for their lovely Matte Nail polishes, so you know this is a WIN!

Zoya has created this Matte Velvet Lipstick and they're pairing it with Zoya Posh Matte Velvet
Polish in an exclusive Free gift with any $30 purchase on Click on the image below for more details.

To Snag this deal CLICK HERE!!!

Thank me later! :-D
If you do take this deal, let me know in the comment below.
I'm looking forward to trying out the lipstick! Will it beat my current favorite red matte lipstick?
We'll find out!

That's it for now. Till Later, God Bless.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picture Spam: Sephora - Always Red Lip Stain and BIG CHOP (Why I cut My hair)

Good day Lovers!
First things first, I MISS YOU ALL SOOO VERY MUCH!!!

Honestly, I do. I thank those who sent emails asking when the heck I was gonna get my life together and UPDATE THE BLOG!
I always smiled and made jokes about how I was gone because every time I did a "come back" post, I'd leave again. 
I am no longer making come back posts, and sadly, this isn't one. BUT I do hope this means I can now somehow juggle work, life, and blogging. 
I will schedule this post and hope it goes LIVE while I'm doing LIFE!

Sooooo If you're following me on instagram @thediylady, You'll know by now that I CUT MY HAIR!! YASSSSSSSSSSS I did the BIG CHOP!!!

Why did I do it you ask? Well, It's something I've always wanted to do. About a month ago, I made the decision and I did it! It was much shorter than it is in these pictures, but it's interestingly growing quick!
I am happy with my big chop BUT since it's winter, I have been cheating on rocking my natural hair and I've been using some lace wigs.
Once in a while though, I DO ROCK the low cut and let my edges, scalp and hair breathe!

Today I shall be showing you my new hair cut as well as MY CURRENT ABSOLUTE FAVORITE LIP COLOR!!! I say Lip color because it's not a lipstick.
It's Sephora's Lipstain in Always Red!


A friend of mine did henna on my palm as you can see in the picture above.
And right here is a swatch of Always Red by sephora. This lip color dries matte my loves! I am IN LOVE with matte lippies!
But since it's matte, you always have to hurry up with application and remember to get every corner of your lips! I make kissy lips when I apply mine, so that I can get every area without having that weird demarcation on my lips with colored and not-colored area.

I LOVE that it has a application brush (well not brush, but like the bottle lip glosses with an applicator in it). And the fact that it has that applicator thing allows for precise application on the lips! I get perfect lining with it and I am soooo sooo in love with this lip color!

Whether smiling or not, the color fits my face and it's quite possibly my most "asked about" lip color. Every time I wear it, people say.. "what is that magic on your lips Lizzy"?

As you can see by these pictures, I really no longer have so much time to dedicate to taking pictures at home for the blog. Car selfies have become my order of the day because there's just no time!!! Lol...

This haircut does make me experiment more with makeup because I feel a low cut requires some bomb face to pull everything together! Do y'all agree?

I really truly, honestly miss you all and I'm so glad as I type this to be able to somehow interact with you people again!

Here are some more picture spam.. just because...

My eyebrows behaved themselves on this day and I just wish they could always look this fierce!!

SMILEY FACE for you darlingssssss

Teeth looking extra white because of the red lippy!

Alright loves.. That's it for now!!!! I Love you alllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Thank you so much for visiting!!!
I am trying to be a good girl and post more. There are so many things we need to talk about...
But in the mean time, feel free to catch up with me on instagram @thediylady. 

Leave me a comment Loves!!! Say something, anything!! I want to feel connected again with you all. Lol.. 

Till next time, Take care and God Bless. 

EDIT: I wanted to do a breakdown of things I like/dislike about this lip color. 
Sephora Lip Stain - Always Red Review
- Application is awesome because it comes in a gloss-like bottle with an applicator. When you apply it, it goes on like gloss then dries matte. This is both a blessing and a curse. You can mistakenly apply outside your lips and then spend forever trying to clean it off. But also, with steady hands, you can use the applicator to line your lips which leaves a clean nice finish.

- This is LONG LASTING! I'm talking, food, sing, talk, all day type of LONG lasting!!! As long as you're not intentionally trying to smear it off, it really does last the daily activities.

- It's not expensive. For you what you get, the price is awesome!

- It takes on an all new personality when used with gloss. The matte is gorgeoussss but it's also beautiful when used with a gloss. 

- It takes a no makeup face to  BOMB face in ten seconds. Lol... Seriously!!!

- I would say you shouldn't use this if you have cracked lips... but that's common sense with all matte lipsticks. So, I suggest using your favorite lip balm to get that nice no-crack lips. 

- I BOUGHT A BACKUP! Because so far, I haven't seen something I hate about this. It doesn't have an offensive smell (yes, I hate fruity or strong smells). 

I'll probably add more to this list as I remember. Lol... But yeah.. These are some of the most asked questions and I hope it's helped you. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Swatches and Review: Broadway Nails High Shine Nail Polish - Aquarius

Happy Hump Day Fellow humans!

Nail Post today!!!
I won this nail polish at one of my friend's bridal shower and ever since I got the polish, I'd been itching to wear it and blog about it. This is my first nail polish from this brand - Broadway Nails High Shine Nail Polish... and the name of the polish is Aquarius. Such a pretty blue nail polish and application was flawless. If every polish by this brand is this way, I certainly think I need more. 

A quick google search has shown me that this brand can be purchased at CVS and Walgreens at .99 cents each?!?!?!?! I'm gonna have to check some stores for more colors!1!

It's been a while I swatched for the blog, but my fingers were excited to hold a nail polish bottle for pictures again!

I love the application  of this nail polish! What you see here is two coats.

I have been painting my nails though I haven't blogged about a mani in a while, but I must confess, my nail care routine and cuticle care has been poor since I didn't have a macro camera on my nails for a long time. LOL... BUT I'm back to oiling and I hope my fingers will be back to top notch level soon!

This nail polish has a subtle shimmer in it, and I say YAY to that!

That's it for now y'all.

Question: Do YOU own any polishes by this brand? Have you ever seen this brand in stores or heard of it?
Share your thoughts with me.

Till Later, God Bless.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Review: Firmoo Square Glasses

Hello again sugars..

This DIYLady is on a blogging roll and I hope you guys are with me on this ride!

Today I have a review of a glasses from
I don't wear prescription glasses but I absolutely love how the nerdy glasses look on people and I've gotten a few for myself over the years.

For my review for firmoo today, I chose this full frame square glasses in tortoise print.

Before we get into more pictures of me with the glasses on.. Here it is in all its glory.

It came with a case, screws and cleaning cloth (both of which I couldn't find when it was time to take pictures for review). But I did find the case. :-D

Top notch arrival without scratches. My glasses is none prescription, and it's crystal clear! I especially love the print on this one!

For this review post, I chose to be silly and I staged a reading scenario on my bed.

Since I'm currently rocking afro hair, I chose to read my copy of Black Hair Magazine.

This glasses fit my face just the way I love my glasses!

And I started acting crazy in front of the camera. Lol... 
But in my defense, nobody likes split ends.. right? 

Enjoy these series of Black and White Picturesss......
Take me back to the 70s!!!

Ok, enough of my mini-drama, let's get back to the glasses!

Do You like what you see?
I love how comfortable it is on me, and the fit is wonderful as well. Firmoo offers a virtual "trial" for customers, where you'll upload your picture and see how you like a particular frame on you. Their glasses are affordable and your first pair is free, so I'd suggest you grab one especially if you're a student on a budget heading back to school.
Firmoo does not only carry prescription glasses as I mentioned earlier, you can get just about every of the glasses on their website without prescription or with your doctor given prescriptions.

This is not my first time reviewing for firmoo, and each time has been a great experience.

More about the Free Glasses deal can be read HERE.
I urge you to read the FAQ Here as well if you have any questions about this.

Check Firmoo out on Facebook, Twitter, and Website.

That's it for now darlings.
Till Later, God Bless.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Review: 9th & Elm - Handmade and Independent Designers

Hello lovers!

Happy New Week!!!
On the blog today is a review that I'm so excited about.
Y'all know I love colors and all things fabulous by now right?

Well, when I got the opportunity to try out some lovely products from 9th and Elm, I jumped on it! I picked out some beauties that attracted me and I couldn't be happier with the perfection of everything.

9th & Elm is a website full of so many goodies - jewelries, clothing etc - by Handmade and Independent Designers. Shopping on their website is very easy. I personally love a website that's easy to navigate. You can choose to shop by categories that interest you, check out their suggested items or look through all the products available.

Statement necklaces and earrings are about the newest thing in town and this DIY Lady was excited when she found out that 9th & Elm had SOOOOOOOO many options to choose from.

Look at the goodies I got from the website.

As you guys know by now, I love thorough reviews. SO let's discuss packaging!

Each product came nice wrapped and protected. Everything I picked out arrived in mint condition!

Now on to the review!
First up is this lovely Blue Ombre Mini Drape Earrings

It's so pretty! With a earring like this, one does not really need a necklace. The earring speaks volumes enough already!

Next is the Spike Chandelier Earrings in Mint

Guysssssss, isn't this perfection?!

And next is Mint and Cream Pearl Necklace

This gorgeous statement necklace came with sweet drop earrings as well.

I got compliments for DAAAYYYYS when I wore this.

And last but not the least is this Blue Flower Statement Necklace

I couldn't stop taking pictures of this one. LOL...

The gold chain looks really amazing in real life. The blue color is wonderful

And it came with this fab matching earrings.

I am very very happy with all of these products and their quality, not to mention THE BEAUTY!!!!!

Pricing on 9th & Elm is reasonable and once again the quality is just beyond comprehension for some of the prices.

All of these products and many more can be purchased on  their website right now. So go ahead and enjoy shopping!!!
P.S: Shipping is FREE sitewide and returns are easy!

That's it for now loves. 
Till Later, God bless. 


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