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What's it worth to you? I guess that depends on who you ask......

In a very typical "Dyana" move, ......
anyone that knows me, knows that there's nothing I like more than a challenge. So when I was sent a jar of Innarah Veno Defense Treatment Creme
 to review, I spoke with the company rep.
I told her my usual terms were that I try it for 2-3 weeks, and then I would compare the before and after pictures, and write my review.
She replied, "oh there's no need to wait, it works immediately".
I thought (to myself) " Listen lady, it's not the first time I've heard that. but sure it does, let's put it to the test."
As I said, I love a challenge.

Here's is the first law of the universe:
 Everyone thinks their baby is the cutest,
and every skincare brand thinks that they have discovered and bottled the fountain of youth.

Here's the second law of the Universe:
- a man will buy any product under the sun, that will promise him that he will keep his hair,
- a woman will buy any product under the sun, t…

MY 15 MINS ........... (now, hit the snooze button and gimme 15 more)

My 15 minutes of Fame came wrapped in a package of Elder Supermodel and cheesy runway quotes by yours truly

Back in the old days....before you could get your makeup/ makeover advice from YouTube, and Instagram, there were shows like
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and Style Interventions, and a network show called CoverShot. This was more of the "New Year/ New Me, Momma needs a Makeover" variety.
The premise goes a little something like this; Girl gets Guy, Guy marries girl, they have 3.5 kids and settle into suburbia, Guy gets Mistress, Girl divorces Guy and finds herself on her own, having to navigate the world dating and the new job market, Girl gets a Makeover, out of her sweat pants and into a pencil skirt, a Dolce & Gabanna bustier and several hours in hair and makeup and the resulting transformation is splashed across Old Broadway as she gets a segment on the show and a billboard in Times Square!
The results look a little something like this:





many more segments…

Let There be (selfie) Light - and there was !!!!

I was commissioned by Xberts.com to review the ASNAP selfie ring light, unfortunately a glitch in their website prevented me from uploading my review, so(#timewaster) perhaps with any luck, they'll see my review here. So without further adieu, I give you my review of the 
ASNAP FILL-IN LIGHT FOR SMARTPHONES


PROS  compact and lightweight design makes it easy to toss into a purse or pocket and take it with you. heavy-duty plastic feels sturdy and not flimsy or fragile despite its weight.clips onto any smartphone or tablet easily even with a case on and doesnt feel like it will fall off.                AND CONS
The packaging leaves a little something to be desired, but as I can see from the other reviews of the product,  I must have gotten an older model because the green ones look like theyve been upgraded Unless you can read Japanese the instructions are useless
The Unboxing - My device arrived in a small brown box lined with bubble wrap so it would not incur any damage in transit. I…

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The probability of love at first sight....

or how a shaving soap changed themy world.... I may have a problem balancing the girlie girl in me, with the cynical New Yorker? I don't usually think of myself as a hopeless romantic, but lately I equate everything to relationships, even blogging about products. As much as I'd like to be that wham bam thank you ma'am reviewer... you know, the one that gets the product and says "OK you'll have final copy in 3 days", I just can't. I need to fall in love with it, even if only for the moment, and for that I need to get to know you better.  Seriously, can you really get to know a anything in such a short time, enough to feel confident telling all your friends about it ?  Because that's what you are, you're my friends. 
And friends can smell BS a mile away.  So I'm not going to candy coat it, if I love it, I'll scream it from the rooftops, and if I don't....well. 
I'm the chick that is going to tell you straight, but don't worry sweet pea, i…

The Crazy (but true) Things We Do in The Name of Beauty

When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend.
I won't say she was evil, but I will say, adolescence is difficult, and friends sometimes do shitty things to each other ...
You get the picture?

 As for my friend? (Let's call her "Suzie".)
She had the longest lashes I had ever seen!      


 I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Gobs of mascara separated with a safety pin...Baby powder under my mascaraOlive oil every night Nothing worked, finally, I asked her...

"Suze, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and beautiful? She said, Do you really wanna know?
Yes, whatever it is, I'll do it, just name, it I said.
Cut them, she said.
Cut them???
Yup, she said
How short do I cut them?
That depends,... How long do you want them? Her eyebrows raised, The shorter you cut them, the longer they'll grow" she told me.
I've Heard About This GIF from Iveheard GIFs
I raced home, ran to the mirror, and with scissors in …

My brow routine - A quick Everyday Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial in 5 mins or less

Quick Tip Tuesday - unruly brows! Here is  a quick 5 min beauty tip that I use and think you'll love. If you've seen my blog before you know that I am more than a just a little obsessed, with Lastics Shave Soap.
But check this out...you'll never believe how I use it today!

Here's my routine.
You will need 1. A brow brush - the ones I use are either
Senna fine line,Ve's Favorite Brushes - Slant Tip 
 Nars #5 brow brush.  2. A brow pencil
I don't spend big money on this, the one I'm using for this video is from Daiso (it's $1.50 and I love it!)  3. A brow powder
 I am using Senna's brow palette because I want to use 2-3 colors so it looks natural and not one dimensional  4. A spooly or a toothbrush
to brush them into place and      


5. Here's the kicker, instead of brow gel, I use my Shave Soap from Lastics
 it holds them in place without feeling crunchy (plus it smells ahhhhmazing!)











6. A brow highlighter  (optional) 

to clean up and sharpen your edges - …