Friday, February 12, 2016

#WheelchairFashion: Orange is NOT the new Black + New Hairstyle

Hi beauties, 

Today's wheelchair fashion post is all about comfort and a pop of color. 
You've heard the phrase "orange is the new black", but I am here to say, can we please leave orange alone to be JUST orange? Lol.. 

Why would anyone want such a pretty color to be black? Ah! Don't get me wrong, I love black as you can clearly see in this OOTD, but without orange in my outfit combination, I'm sure we'll all agree that this could have been a pretty boring outfit. 

Normally when I do wheelchair fashion posts, I try to give tips to my fashionistas who use wheelchairs, but today, I don't really have much tip except that you should be YOU and stay fierce! 

High heeled wedges are still my go to when I want to look a bit more dressed up. And for a curvy girl like me, you all know a belt is literally BAE! 

I accessorized minimally, because this new hairstyle is ALREADY DOING TOO MUCH! Do you like though?

I'm loving this gorgeous earrings from Scintillate. I'll have a separate review all about this jewelry company soon, but if you're interested in checking them out right now, use coupon code: NEWCUSTOMER10 to take some $$$ off your purchase.

If you're following me on Instagram and snapchat, you'll know that I'm currently in love with my new hairstyle. This is crotchet braids y'all. I should have a show and tell video all about this hair on my YouTube channel soon.

And that's it for now .. 
Thanks for visiting. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Life Update: Facelift, Wedding Plans, 2016 Goals And Lots More

Hello lovers!

First of all, Happy New year to you all.
It's 2016 and I can't believe that my first post is coming this late.

However, there is an explanation! Life has been busy! I was making some changes to the blog and redefining my brand as The Do It Yourself Lady. Now that everything is in motion, I am READY for 2016!!!

2015 was a very wonderful year and it's safe to say that the highlight of the year was getting engaged to the love of my life. I cannot wait to marry him this year and celebrate our love with all of our families and friends present.
We've been together now for what seems like forever, and even though we are ready to just begin the next part of our lives, we have to wait a bit while we plan OUR wedding!

~*Wedding Planning*~

Wedding planning has been interesting, LOL... If you know me, you know I'm a procrastinator who believes that all things work together for good. That sounds nice doesn't it? Well, the real truth is that I can be very lazy and shove things till the last minute, but our upcoming wedding sure has changed me!

I find myself researching vendors and actually making plans! The only word I have to describe this process of wedding planning is Interesting. I am discovering more and more that the wedding industry is out to make one go bankrupt if one is not careful (LOL). I have lots of stories that I will tell on this matter, but for now, the only update I have on the issue is that it's an interesting process to plan a wedding.
The wedding planning process has somehow also influenced my DIY powers. I find myself thinkiing of color combinations and DIY projects I should take on.I spruced up my work space with some wedding-like DIY projects as you see below. LOL.. Yes, Quick photo printing, a cheap frame that I added some bling to, a vase and some lovely flowers picked out by me.

Here's what the mug says up close. This was a mug I got during Christmas 2015. I love it very much! 

This little corner at my work place actually brings me tremendous joy. lol.. Staring at le boo and I can never get old. I love the top picture of us so very much. My lovely sister friend who was present at our proposal took such great pictures. Check her out by CLICKING HERE.

 I really love the flowers and colors! Florists better watch out.. I might be arranging my own bridal bouquet DIY-style! ;)

And just because I love the mug, here are some more pictures.


Although it appears that the wedding planning is the main focus of almost every Bride-to-Be, I have other wonderful things in the works for my personal life. My aim is to have a very lovely wedding, but I understand that the marriage itself is the koko (main deal). I have been making some changes in my personal life, and one is getting a facelift.... For the blog. LOL.. Hahahaha..

WAIT!!! I hope you didn't think that I went under the knife?

Naaahh, I didn't touch my face y'all. I'm referring to this blog getting a facelift!

If you have been a regular follower around here, you'll notice that the blog looks completely different than what it used to look like.
Updating and revamping the blog has been on my mind for so long, but I never got to do it till now.

With the help of a new friend who is also a blogger Kemi Chronicles, I got the info to a store on Etsy and was able to revamp the blog with the help of the store owner.
Please feel free to email me at if you need the name of the store on Etsy. The owner devoted her time to perfecting my vision in giving this blog a FACELIFT! When she was done with her part of the work, I made some tweaks (texts and minor details), and now we have THE NEW LOOK for THEDIYLADY.COM!!! I'm especially smitten with the new LOGO.

If you're reading this on your mobile device, you might not get the full experience, but here's a screen shot of the desktop version below. :)


I have so many goals this year and I have written them down, and I pray that the Lord help me to accomplish them all. 
Some goals I'd like to share with you, just so I'm held accountable are related to my brand as THEDIYLADY
- I'd like to blog at least once every week. 
- I'd like to take my YouTube channel more seriously and start doing more videos (Please subscribe HERE so I can be motivated to post). 

Those are my two main goals for THEDIYLADY Brand.

And Just because I feel like it's been a while since you saw my face, here are some pictures of my face to round up this post.

And this last post takes us back to the the wedding talk.. I love every reason to take a picture of my left hand. LOL.


Let's Conquer 2016 together!!!
Feel free to comment on anything I've discussed here. Ask questions and also share some of your 2016 goals with me in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for visiting.
Till Later, God Bless.

Friday, December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS... and I'm Engaged?!?!!!!

Hello Lovers!!!

I have been away but nothing could stop me from wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! 2015 has come and is leaving.. and today we celebrate Christ - the reason for the season. 

I hope you all are having a wonderful day and this year ends on a great note for you and your loved one. 

Ohhh, and yes, since I haven't said it on the blog yet.. I'm engaged (as you can see in the picture below and in the Title). 

I shared it all over my social media pages and just now realized I never ACTUALLY blogged about it yet! I'll share our story and "how he proposed" sometime in the future I guess (Lol). 


Till Later, God Bless.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Put Your Best Face Forward with Luna by Foreo: Review + Video + Discount Code

Hello loves, 

Happy Holiday season!!!

It's officially the time for festivities and I am a happy girl because I love all of the joy and love and happiness this season brings. This season also comes with SALES and that excites the shopaholic in me.
Today I have my review of the Luna by Foreo Facial Cleanser. This is currently on sale on Foreo's website and you need to read till the end because I've been looking forward to tell you all about this product.

I've been using this stuff for about 2 months now, and I took a while to review it because I wanted to be sure that it does what it claims it does. 

After using it for as long as I have, I'd like to let the world know that it does everything it says and MORE. I saw results on the first day I used it, but I had to see if it was consistent and it certainly has been. The Luna by Foreo is literally one of my favorite beauty products of 2015! 

According to the Foreo website, here's what they said about the Luna:
DEEP & GENTLE CLEANSINGThe unique combination of T-Sonic™ pulsations with silicone touch-points gently removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores of makeup residue, as well as 99.5% of dirt
and oil*, enhancing the absorption of your other skincare products.

The Silicone touch-point are everything! They get into the skin and seriously clean out everything. Your skin feels amazing after every use of this device and also results in wonderful clear skin in the long run.

In its one-of-a-kind Anti-Aging Mode, the LUNA™ directs lower-frequency pulsations that, when applied to wrinkle-prone areas, reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as brings skin that looks firmer.

I made a youtube video for this product.
Enjoy as you watch below.

If you're interested in this product, right now, you Get 25% off FOREO LUNA & ISSA Range devices + free shipping at Offer ends November 30th!

(I'll Update this post with further coupon codes)

Thanks for coming by, Till Later, God Bless. 

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.