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The long awaited post about THE MAKEUP SHOW !

I know, I know,..... it's been forever since my last post, and I could make excuses and say " a cross country move, a breakup, another move, (not necessarily in that order)...sometimes life gets in the way".....
but truth be told, I got sooooo much loot at the makeup show that I wanted to be able to actually use it, and not just on myself, but on my clients, so that when I spoke to you about it, I'd actually have something to say.

So without further adieu, I give you ..... The Makeup Show LA Bloggger Bag

There was so much in this "goodie bag" that I almost don't know where to start.
 I have a few favorites that I could go on and on about so I'll leave those for last. I will say this, there are some things that I selfishly will keep in my own makeup bag that my pro-kit will never know about!!!

***to purchase all these products, just click on the underlined links below***

First up Model in a Bottle,@ModelinaBottle

One of my friend Stephanie's, (@newbeaut…

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 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 

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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