July 24, 2008

Keep That Summer Skin Acne Free

The summer heat can be a bummer on the skin. The humidity can cause breakouts that put a damper on those perfectly sun-kissed faces. Not to fret my Diva's. The Queen Helene Mint Julep masque will put that those break-outs in check.

Dry up acne pimples and rinse away blackheads. This Mint Julep masque helps to dry up acne pimples, rinses away blackheads and even shrinks enlarged pores. Relaxes tired facial muscles and eases tension lines on the face and neck.

Buy it for only $3.49 at your local beauty supply store.

WHO LOVES IT?: Clear Skin Divas

June 29, 2008

Butter Up For The Summer

When you think body butter, think luxurious, tropical and light. I know we usually think thick and greasy but not this Illipe, Lemongrass & Sugar Body Butter by Crabtree and Evelyn.

This award winning body butter is light and great for the summer months. It conditions the skin with a blend of tropical illipe butter, shea butter, coconut oil, macademia nut oil, sweet almond oil and grapeseed oil. This fabulous butter tones with lemongrass and clarifies the skin with sugar. Excellent for all skin including oily types, it absorbs quickly and easily.

Free of mineral oil, synthetic dyes and parabens. So go ahead and indulge!

WHO LOVES IT?: Summer Diva's who crave their body butter

June 19, 2008


Divas all around the world are LOVING Michelle Obama affectionately known as Michelle O. She has style, brains and confidence. What a Diva!

Many compare her to Jackie O which is such a compliment but I say Michelle is one Diva who's paving her own way. Her classy divalicious style has caught the eyes of fashionista's all around the world. This is evident because after wearing her Donna Ricco dress on The View it sold out nationally in one day. Now that's Diva power. You go Michelle!

Buy the dress at www.donnaricco.com for $99.00

WHO LOVES IT?: Diva Obama & The Divas at The View

June 15, 2008


Embrace your King for Father's Day. He will love this breathtaking fragrance that says "sexy, rich, unique and passionate"; and I'm sure you will too! Slightly dangerous, explosive yet cool. Hints of Sicilian Lemon, Champagne, Tuscan Basil and smooth Rum. In the support of breast cancer awareness, Sean John Fragrances will donate $10,000 from the Unforgivable by Sean John Eau de Toilette Spray (4.2 oz) proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So embrace your King while helping a worthy cause.

Buy at department stores, 4.2oz. $78

WHO LOVES IT?: Kings & Princes

June 14, 2008


The perfect citrus blend for the on the go summer Diva. Enriched with organic verbena from Corsica, lemon oil from Sicily and grapefruit extract from Italy, this new summer fragrance, "Citrus Verbena Summer Fragrance", tones and leaves the skin scented with an invigorating and fruity fragrance.
Buy at www.loccitane.com 5.1oz - $45

WHO LOVES IT?: On the go Diva's

June 13, 2008


Your beautiful face will thank you for this cool mist during the dog days of Summer. Ole Henriksen's African Red Tea Face Mist is a calming and clarifying antioxidant, anti-aging tonic for all skin types. It's formulated with fresh ingredients such as African red tea, white tea and pomegranate to hydrate, tighten pores and tone. Paraben free!

Buy at www.sephora.com 4oz. $28

WHO LOVES IT?: Diva Cameron Diaz

June 12, 2008


Tropical paradise! This blend of oils and beeswax bring back nostalgic memories of cold winter days and warm summer breezes. Lovingly compared to your moms handy "petroleum jelly", this moisturizer is a natural alternative without the extra grease. A recommend moisturizer for dry or damaged skin.

WHO LOVES IT?: Diva LaChanze (The Color Purple)

June 10, 2008


Beloved Body Care is a great indie line that has grown by leaps and bounds. With offerings like Mint to Be Foot Butter, I can surely see why. Their foot butter is highly moisturizing and has an unprecedented love affair with essential oils that stimulate, invigorate and sooth. This theraputic and buttery blend are surely meant to be.

Made with a generous amount of unrefined Shea Butter, Mint to Be Foot Butter has sure made a difference in my feet. It also helps to extend the softness of my heels after I get my pedicures. I actually use their entire foot line. I'm determined to be a "sandal ready" Diva.

Buy at www.belovedbodycare.com and local spas. 2oz. for $10.50

WHO LOVES IT?: Diva JHud, Diva Mom Winans

June 9, 2008



If there is one word to remember in a spa it's relax. You are paying for this time and you deserve to be pampered and treated from head to toe. Give yourself permission to have your time and do not be intimidated by the place or the people, they are there for you. Liberate your mind and body of worries, discomfort and fear of awkward moments and open yourself to the enjoyment of the spa experience. This is especially true for first time spa goers.

This can be overwhelming, especially the first time so make sure you arrive early for your treatments. You will usually be given a schedule of your treatments and a locker to stash all your belongings. Then you will receive your robe/sandals and you can disrobe. Suddenly, like entering a monastery, the quiet and relaxation of the environment will envelope you and all the other robed spa goers.

Absolutely, but wear your robe while you are not on the massage table, please. Wearing underwear for a massage undermines the spirit of the day and brings to mind those painfully awkward adolescent annual physical exams that were required before school started.
Before you go to the spa, take some time to yourself, get undressed, snuggle into your robe and pretend that a lovely person is walking you down to a private massage room. Imagine them showing you the massage table, the sheet you are to climb under and the hook for the robe. Now disrobe and fling yourself onto your "table", under the sheets, and wait 5 minutes for the massage therapist to come back in the room. Now you know what to expect.

It is ok to wear a bathing suit in the Jacuzzi between treatments. There will be some people who choose to be naked in the Jacuzzi and those that prefer a suit. Either way you will be fine.

A spa day is a worthwhile investment and many spas create packages to pamper your body for the entire day. Make sure you are aware of all of the amenities at the spa like a pool, hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas. You may want to use these services between your spa appointments and they are almost always free.

It is always appropriate to tip for the spa treatments you receive. Some spas provide clients with envelopes for each treatment. You can tip each technician 15-20% of the total cost of a particular treatment at the end of the day as you are leaving. You just drop the envelopes off at the same place you checked in earlier that day. You might want to call the spa beforehand to understand their policy so you do not feel awkward and wonder if you are tipping correctly. Remember, the spa wants you to be comfortable and they know you won't be carrying cash around in your robe all day. Bring some extra cash so you have it on hand for the tip.

Speak up if......
You want a male or female massage therapist
You're pregnant
You take prescription medicine regularly
Feel pain in a particular area before the treatments
You are under a physicians care for a specific condition
If you are not happy.....about a treatment or the spa experience If the spa experience is painful

information courtesy of spaemergency.com

WHO LOVES IT?: Relaxation Diva's

June 8, 2008


Our lips can become dehydrated, chapped and painful during the summer months. The good ole' sun can take a toll on our kissable attraction. Paula Dorf has created a luscious treat to exfoliate and condition the lips. "Two For the Road" includes a sugar and jojoba oil lip exfoliator which has microfine crystals that gently melt away flakes and roughness. Follow it up with the soothing lip balm that's incredibly soothing and not at all greasy. It also will give you a hint of color.

I'll take two kisses for the road.....pucker up!

Buy Simple Skin Two For the Road at www.pauladorf.com $28 4oz.

WHO LOVES IT?: Kissable Diva's