For that Secret Santa gift….

So, your workgroup decided to do a gift exchange and the limit is $20 – dievca found the gift:

BeautyBlender Zodiac Make-up Sponge $20

dievca really hopes someone gets her one because the reviews on the BeautyBlender Sponge are phenomenal and with the zodiac sign it will make the gift “hers”. XO

Zodiac Collection

OK, so your giftee is male.  He might like the make-up sponge, but in case he flows away from make-up, perhaps a Swiss Army Walker kit will do it:

Swiss Army Walker


National Lipstick Day!

Putting on LipstickThroughout the ages, controversy has surrounded lipstick. British Parliament banned it in 1770 calling it a devilish attempt to trick men into marriage. They likened it to witchcraft. Lipstick has been known to contain poisonous materials.

It is said Sarah Bernhardt created a scandal by applying “lip rouge” in public. Queen Victoria considered it impolite, yet Winston Churchill thought it was an excellent morale booster during WWII and George Washington supposedly was a lipstick wearer.

dievca received her first Chanel Lipstick from a good friend who felt she deserved better than the drugstore brands.

What color do you wear, or like to see?
Do you treat yourself? or just go for the less expensive brands?
dievca is into the Neutrogena moisture smooth color stick Grapefruit for daytime and either MAC Russian Red or Bobbi Brown Art Stick Harlow Red for something more dramatic. (note: the Bobbi Brown Harlow is similar to the classic MAC Ruby Woo.)


So, do red lips drive Men and Women to Madness?


dievca has learned that her make-up technique just needed some tweaking and you need to build it up for photos because you lose 50%.  she also learned that her face is not model material – but it is kind and children love it. (Or maybe that is just her personality coming out — boys, of all ages, tend to love dievca)

dievca also learned that you want your face to be the largest item for the camera, so you don’t push your pelvis forward or stick you hip out to the camera.  (she does this all the time…)

dievca learned that good friends giggling with you makes the process easier. And the people watching you appreciate and smile when they know you are having fun. Taking photos with friends in them are more natural.

dievca learned that her friend is a really good make-up artist and photographer.

dievca learned that she…is beautiful.

(A lot of learning going on)


Charlotte Olympia Camera Bag

Conch shell? Alf’s Nose or a …..

Sephora: Morning rituals become more exciting!

Sephora Orange Crush Make-up blender. (click photo to buy)


Review on Sephora                                                     3 d ago
these are not just for makeup
I am in love with these sponges. The color in person is beautiful and the shape makes it easier to blend concealer for me. But really…. the idea of them excites me. Can’t say I wouldn’t buy them again for multiple uses not stated in the description. I can use them on-the-go, wash and gently squeeze them, and they’re a very, very nice shape. Their shape is unique – conch shells? I would say something more suggestive. Also, I think the reviewer below me meant to say nipples, instead of ripples. Or little tiny you-know-what’s. Hehehe.

More reviews for the sponge on Sephora’s site: “Great sponge but why orange? Sephora should have gone with light and dark skin tone shades, for obvious reasons,” wrote one person. “Ummmmm, at least it’s circumcised????!!!” wrote someone else. A third person commented: “They’re cute. Ya’ll need some mind bleach, jeez,” although it’s unclear why they would suggest that.

Thanks to "the Cut" for the morning humor.

Made dievca think: Make Up

Cartoon Putting Make-Up on

Are you guilty?  dievca is guilty.
How many times has she put make-up on in the car….while driving.
How many times have you done it?
(Ok, Gentlemen, you can chime up for this, too! XO)

Daily Mail UK: Nearly 1/2 the Women who drive apply make behind the wheel and cause 450K Car accidents per year.

dievca has never caused an accident due to her inattention to traffic because of make-up.
Thank Goodness!

Now? You will be happy to know that dievca does not own a car. Therefore, she is not behind the wheel putting on make-up anymore… Instead, she does the NYC version and sometimes puts her make-up on in a cab, on the subway, or she catches herself watching people (Men and Women — it’s NYC, people!) putting their make-up on. It is fascninating — she is not alone. It’s the opportunity to be a voyeur into someone’s personal life. Plus, you might learn some cool application tricks.

Yes, some people are offended. But for some reason dievca will get upset about people cutting their nails, but not when someone puts mascara on their eyelashes without poking out their eyeball.

Go figure~dievca has various levels of tolerances for public grooming.

New York Magazine: “I love when people do their make-up in the subway.”

Weimin Mo - Artist of Sunshine - Putting Make-Up on in the Subway

Weimin Mo – Artist of Sunshine – Putting Make-Up on in the Subway




Umm? Does this remind anyone of an….Anal Plug?
(Granted, an elegant…Anal Plug.)

Colors Available:

Not dievca’s normal schtick — but she likes it.

BG Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson CollabYou may have noticed that dievca doesn’t really talk about cosmetics. she is not passionate about makeup, not knowledgeable about it – even though she had to wear a lot of makeup at certain times in her Life. (MAC Cosmetics – was the only option offered. A good choice~)

That said, dievca ran into a blurb about Charlotte Tilbury‘s Limited Edition offerings at Bergdorf Goodman and she was seduced by the packaging.

British born, Tilbury is something of a legend in the industry, credited for painting the faces of clients including Kate Moss, Gisele Bundchen, Victoria Beckham, Penelope Cruz and Rihanna.  She has worked with many well-known photographers including Mario Testino and Mert and Marcus  and magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, LOVE and V Magazine. Her portfolio includes high-profile fashion shows and campaigns such as Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Rachel Zoe and Missoni.

Again, dievca is (sadly) enamoured with the Charlotte Tilbury & Norman Parkinson packaging of some limited edition items. And of CT’s “Beach Sticks” — enough so, that she will be running over to BG to see what is what.

BG Limited Edition Color of Youth Lip & Cheek Glow - Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection

Color of Youth Lip & Cheek Glow

BG Limited Edition Dreamy Glow Highlighter - Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection

Dreamy Glow Highlighter

BG Limited Edition Jerry Hall 'Bathing Beauty' Makeup Bag - Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection

Jerry Hall ‘Bathing Beauty’ Makeup Bag

BG Charlotte Tillbury Beach Stick

Beach Stick

Do you think Master will notice dievca’s new make-up?
Possibly — he notices everything when he is focussing.