Friday, November 29, 2013

My Style Featured on TrendyRammy

Hello Darlings. 
Quick post to share with you all that my style was featured on TrendyRammy today. 
I love Trendy Rammy and I feel so blessed and honored to be featured on her website.
Please CLICK HERE to read the post and see my answers to some questions I was asked. :-) 

I hope you all had a fab thanksgiving, and remember to enter my CURRENT GIVEAWAY HERE

Alrighty, that's all for now. 
Till Later, God bless. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thankful for YOU Giveaway

Hello Sugars!

I am honestly so thankful for so many things every day of my life, and I try my best to appreciate and cherish everything I am thankful for.
Today, I want to show you all how THANKFUL I am to you all!!! I am honestly so happy and grateful for each and everyone of you that comes to my blog, follows me on instagram and twitter, liked my page on facebook and wherever else I function on the web.
You guy make blogging so much fun, and I am so thankful for you all.

To show how thankful I am, I have a giveaway for you all!! Whooooooooo Hooooooo!!!!
This giveaway is also my way of saying THANKFUL for being with me for 2 years now! I have combined my 2 years Blog Anniversary and Holiday Giveaway all in one!

Now let's get to the fun prizes!!

First Prize
 1 Winner gets a Bella Terra Cosmetics Mineral Essential Kit. The winner gets to choose their own Colors/Shades.
I've reviewed so many lovely goodies by Bella Terra and I LOVE THEM ALL. Click Here to see some of my reviews.

Second Prize.
1 winner gets a KOR Hair Straightener and KOR Naturals Protein Hair Masque (Both have been reviewed on my blog, just click the links to read).

Kor's Hair straightener is AMAZING!
Kor Hair Straightener in Zebra print. 

Protein Masque for soft healthy Hair.
Kor Protein Masque

Third Prize 
1 Winner wins a $20 Born Pretty Store Gift Card. BUY Whatever you want on BPS. Shipping is always free, so ENJOY!

Fourth Prize
In case you're wondering where the nail polishes are? Lol..
This Fourth Gift includes LOTS of Polishes!
What is the prize you say??
Well, it's a Thankful/Christmas-y PACKAGE FROM ME!! Filled with beauty products, Nail Polishes, and Whatever I choose to put inside the box. I have been planning the gifts in this box for MONTHS and let's just say, I wish I could enter my own giveaway! Lol..
I wanted to show a picture of this, BUT I honestly want to keep this a secret so that the winner would hopefully be MIND BLOWN when s/he receives! Talk about an amazing Holiday Gift.


Now the Boring Part, THE RULES!
- There will be FOUR WINNERS.
- This giveaway is Open internationally! 
- Please inform your parents if you're under 18. Your address will be needed to send your Prize.
- Winners will be notified at the end of the giveaway.
Failure to contact me/reply my message with your mailing address after 48 hours of being notified of your winning, will result into another winner being randomly picked.
All entries will be Verified. Don't say "You did" what you didn't do.

This Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY and ENDS DECEMBER 18, 2013 .

To Enter, please fill in the rafflecopter widget below.

P.S: If you share this giveaway on your Instagram or twitter, you must say so in this widget below after completing the mandatory entries.  Also,  remember to use Hashtag #TheDIYLadyThankYouGiveaway 
I know it's long, but couldn't think of better.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

And That's it for now sugars.
I Hope you enjoy your thanksgiving day and I hope you continue visiting my blog.

P.S: Here's a sneak peek of what I have on my nails this thanksgiving.
Nothing fancy, just simple and chic.
Below is Cult Nails : Manipulative which I will blog about fully soon.

**Prizes from Bella Terra CosmeticsKor Hair, and Born Pretty Store were provided for the purpose of this giveaway by each respective company. The DIY Lady thanks you all deeply.

ONCE AGAIN, Thanks for all your support. This DIY Lady LOVES YOU!!!
Till Later, God Bless.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Holographic Polka Dots - Zoya Dream + Deal Alert (Zoya Dream Boxes)

Hello dearies. 
It's a beautiful day for me today. 
Second posts today.. Sayyyyy whaaattt?

I have an holo polish that I figured deserved it's own post for you guys. I have swatched the entire Zoya's Winter 2013 collection - called the ZENITH COLLECTION on the blog already, but I had to make this post with a simple polka dot nail art I did using Dream from the zenith collection. 

White dots was done with Zoya - Purity. 

Zoya - Dream is such a beauty to behold! I love the holographic goodness that it is, and the shade of blue is JUST perfect! How amazing right?

I also alternated my accent nail as I am used to using my ring finger for my accent nail. lol... 

What do you all think?
Do you own Zoya Dream Yet? If not, What are you waiting for? 
Especially with the amazing holiday deals Zoya has! 

This brings me to the deal alert part of this post!
This Holiday Season, Zoya has some irresistible deals for us all! 

Making Nail Polish Wishes Come True...
ZOYA DREAM BOXES Just add a bow and you are ready to go!

Nail Polish Dreaming reaches new heights this holiday season with the release of Zoya Dream Boxes, curated nail polish color combinations delivered in deluxe black gift boxes of three (3) and six (6) or simply order a box and fill ‘em up yourself, with over 300 gorgeous hues, the possibilities are almost endless. Pssssst.... they make a gorgeous gift when stacked tall too! -

CLICK HERE to read more about more Zoya deals you DON'T Want to miss! 

That's it for now sugars. 
Share your thoughts with me. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Animal/Pet Nails for November N.A.I.L Challenge - #NailLinkUp

Hello beauties. 
On the blog today is my third nail art for the November Nail Challenge I'm partaking in. 
The theme for our third mani for #NailLinkUp is Animals and pets. 
I settled on my go to animal print - leopard design for this challenge. 

I chose to use colors and had fun doing this simple and easy DIY nails that I now realize was inspired by ThatIgboChick. My brain must have saved this color template/design. 
My result?
Look below.

I started with Sinful Colors - Blue By you, and I used China Glaze - Glistening Snow on my ring finger as an accent nail. 

 I then used kleancolor Black and a doting tool to create the leopard skin pattern, and I place random blue dots along side of some of the black patterns.

This was simple to do and yet, adds so much WOW-Ness to this gorgeous blue polish by Sinful Colors.

Glistening Snow is slowly becoming my go-to polish for accent nails. I love the silver holo goodness.

And that's it for now darlings.
What do y'all think?

CLICK HERE to read more about this N.A.I.L Challenge.

Animals & Pets :

Thanks for viewing. 
Till Later, God Bless. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nail Art with a Bunchaaa Zoya Nail Polishes!

Hello Gorgeous!
On the blog today is a nail art I did with all Zoya Nail Polishes, and I'm so HAPPY with out it  turned out!
I only used three zoya polishes for this, but I couldn't think of another title for this post. Lol... 

I swatched the entire Winter/Holiday Collection by Zoya and posted about them earlier this week. 
Today's nail art was done with one of the polishes in that collection.

Zoya - Mosheen was layered over Zoya - Raven. 

I then decided to stamp some lines on it using Zoya - Purity. I have done all I could to find out which plate this image is from, but I couldn't. 
I forgot to write it down when I did it. 

Here's what the base looks like alone before stamping.

 I like my result. Very much.

What do you think?

Sorry I couldn't find the stamping plate I used. I'll edit this post when I do.
That's it for now darlings.
Till Later, God Bless.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Zoya Holiday 2013 Zenith Collection - Swatches and Review

Good day everyone.
How are you doing?
It's Wednesday!!! Whooo Hooooo!!

On the blog today is a collection that I dare to call A MUST HAVE for this season/cold weather/holidays and actually truthfully just a collection I call a WIN!

It's not every day I swatch a collection and fall in love with every polish in the collection, so yes, this is a big deal.
I present Zoya - Winter Collection named Zenith collection.

Please click Read More below to see individual swatches and read reviews.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Movember Moustaches for November N.A.I.L Challenge - #NailLinkUp

Hello Loves,
Hope your day is going well so far.

On the blog now is my Second Post for the November N.A.I.L Challenge I'm partaking in.

The second on the list is Movember Moustaches  nails.
Wondering what the heck that means?  Well Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of Men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers; and associated charities - Wikipedia

So for this mani, I got to thinking and I decided I'd mix a girly color - PINK with Black and place a moustache somewhere on my nails. 
Here's what I came up with. :-D

My base color was Elixir Lacquer - With a K. 
I am in LOVE all over again with this polish. It's been hiding and now I want to wear it all the time. 
My camera captured the awesomeness well. All of the holoness. 

And I stamped the moustaches on with Kleancolor - black, which was also used as my accent nail. 

 The moustache image was from a stamping plate I got on ebay (if my memory serves me right). It's just called QA28
There were many more funky moustaches on it, but I chose a simple one.

I loved using a pink polish for this. Lol... I seriously wanted to use blue, but I thought, eh, why NOT!?

What do y'all think? 

If you want to join this Challenge it's not too late, it's one of the most flexible Nail Art challenges I've seen.
CLICK HERE to read more about it.

  Movember Moustaches :

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

Monday, November 11, 2013

..... But Why You So Bright....?

Hello Gorgeous! 
Happy Monday. It's a new week!!!

Today I have an ootd I wore last Friday to a friend's birthday party - a birthday party which also turned out to be one of my very close friend's Proposal night! Her - now fiance - surprised her at the birthday with a proposal and it was a very wonderful event. I'm so happy for them and wish them all the best God has in store for them. Those of y'all on instagram saw my posts already and I'm so glad we have a wedding to plan.... 

So that was my outfit for the night to the birthday party I went. I was also the hired photographer for the night for the birthday, so I had my camera with me and got some lovely pictures of the proposal. :-D

Anyhoo, I posted about the nails I wore to this birthday party in THIS POST.
In that post I made mention of how I had to get dressed on time, lol... and yes, I got done on time, but I didn't have much time to spare for pictures, BUT that didn't stop me from taking a few pictures to show in this post. I didn't get to take lots of full pictures though... Shout out to the boyfriend for my full body pictures. :-D
P.S: I know you read my blog once in a while. Lol..

So, YES, I know it's Fall, but I can't stop wearing bright colors!
I tried to incorporate dark colors in my outfits, but it just doesn't work, so I stay with colors that express my inner joy.
Who makes all these color rules anyway? I'll be a rainbow if I want, in any weather I choose!
But I did throw a black thigh length jacket on this, so my colors were a bit diluted.

For my hair, I decided to style my diy box braids into this...
Was trying to focus my camera here.. lol..

My goal was to try and do a fish braid all the way with my braids, and then turn it to some kind of high bun, but that was a fail.
What I ended up with however still made me happy, so Boom!

Yes, I am well aware that my facial expressions is a bit stern. lol..
There was something about the lip color and the hair that JUST had me feeling "Vogue" and I couldn't for the life of me put a smile on my face. lol... I seriously HAD to shake it off and try to smile.

With the boyfriend holding the camera, my smile came naturally.

Since it was bit cold outside, I opted for tights that were a bit thick. I wanted to wear black tights, but since I had a black jacket I planned to wear most of the evening, I decided to wear bright tights.

My nails don't show well here, but you can see them better in THIS POST
And I wore my current favorites shoes. They are so comfy and they sit pretty on the wheelchair's footplate. 

Felt quite AFROCENTRIC I must confess. Loved IT

What I'm wearing is a Shirt tucked into a Skirt.
The skirt was a dress/top (shown in the post), but I ripped out the top portion of it and turned it to a skirt so I can pair it with whatever Top I want. :-D
Easy DIY project. Wish I documented it.
I like it much better as a skirt.

That's it for now y'all.
Stay colorful this fall!!! :-D

Got a question? Ask in the comment box below.
Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.
Till Later, God Bless.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weekend Nails: Claire's - Candy Shop

Hello Love Muffins...

This post is being typed at a speed of light because I have to hurry and get dressed to go out. Lol..

I did my weekend nails and took some pictures and I was like, hey You can actually hurry up, crop these pictures and post them like right now before you go out. Show people what's on your nails right when it is Lizzy. 

So I took heed to the voice in my head and here's this post right now.
This is what I have on my nails for today and possibly the whole weekend.
I've had this polish for almost a year now (if not more) and I think I only wore it once, if at all.
After organizing my stash and being on a #NoBuy this Month of November, I get to wear colors I haven't worn in a while. yay!

This is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop ( I know, same name)! lol..

Anyhoo... Enjoy darlings.

I used 3 coats and a seche Vite Top coat to even the glitters out.

This baby is jam-packed with lots of glitters. I love it! Looks like it's going to be a fun weekend. Lol.. My nails are already throwing a party!

Do tell, what do you have on your nails this weekend?
Got any plans?

P.S: I can't believe I edit and posted this in the short time it took. So I have it in me after all. Lol..
Till Later sugars.
God Bless.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Black Sheep Lacquer: Confused Canary & Rich Girl - Swatches and Review

Hello Lovebugs. 
On the blog today is my review of two gorgeous polishes by Black Sheep Lacquer - an Indie Polish Company on Etsy. 

Here are the two polishes I'll be reviewing today. 

On the left is Rich Girl, and right is Confused Canary. 

Here's the bottle shot of Confused Canary I teased you all with on Facebook and Instagram.
The Circle Yellow glitters are MY FAVE!

So it only makes sense that I show you what this beauty looks like on the nails.

Confused Canary is a glitter bomb topper that has black, white, yellow and pink glitters. Ranging in shape from Circle to bars, hexes, and square glitters.

The glitters all came out to play easily except for the yellow glitter - which I had to fish out.
I love the look of the glitter bomb over an off-white base. Used here is Color Gossip Lacquer - Shallow

I also layered this over a different base just to see what it'll look like.
Here it's layered over Zoya - Payton. 

The Yellow glitters didn't come out on this, because I didn't both fishing for them.

I am not really a fan for fishing for glitters, but I can live with this.

Next, I Have swatches of Black Sheep Lacquer - Rich Girl.
This is also a glitter bomb! It's gold and comes in squares and tiny glitters.

I layered this over Black, Kleancolor - Black and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

The gold over black is just spectacular!

Like jewelry for your nails. Mama Like!!!

That's it for now y'all. 
What do you guys think of these two polishes? 

If you're interested in either of them or want to check out other polishes by Black Sheep Lacquer, please CLICK HERE

Till Later Darlings. 
God Bless. 

Product sent for review. Opinion are 100% mine