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I am one lucky SugarCookie to be friends with the gorgeous and talented beauty expert LDiva and thoroughly enjoy providing her with my photography whenever possible.

 

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She hosts the blog Divalicious; chock full of beauty tips (and not the same old tired ones) and product recommendations of only her tried and truly-tested best. 

 

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There is also plenty of fashion talk – 10 Commandments of Leggings  is her most hit-up story for us perplexed females and her observations on city girls strutting their stuff (sometimes unwisely) are no-apologies accurate:  it’s tough love from your spot-on beauty sister – not bitchy, just real. 

 

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LDiva is now providing house-call beauty makeovers; helping women to toss, retain and rethink their own cosmetics while introducing updated tips and tricks for making the most of the products and their looks. 

 

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We recently teamed up to makeover and photograph the lovely LK, a pretty girl with lots of personal style.  If I saw her on the street I would think this girl didn’t need to learn a darn thing about looking good. 

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However, LDiva was able to teach her a completely new approach to her eyeshadow technique with outstanding results!  LK went from pretty to pretty spectacular!   Here you see 2 different looks, LK chose the neutral look.

 

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And because I need to play too…here’s a glamour shot of Miss LK with her finished look…in much sexier lighting!

 

Ahhh…this is fun.  My path through life has taken me down some very interesting roads – amazing experiences, profound teachings, loving relationships and…as the case with me and LDiva…beautiful friendships.

 

PS – all photos are property of SCB.  But that doesn’t mean that I won’t share…please ask first.  :-)

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4 Comments

    • Kiko
    • Posted August 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm
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    Hi! I just read up on LDiva’s eye makeup tips for Asians and I totally agree (I’m Asian) with her technique to follow the natural curves of the eyeball and brow bone. I like to use a fluffy angled crease brush (mine is from Sephora) and brush a shadowy brown into my crease to create more drama. I keep it light for the day but darken for a night out on the town. I play with colors more in my liner than anything else (shadows I tend to stick with neutrals) and I like using MAC (powdered) eyeshadow pigments with a wet thin angled brush to apply. Since I also wear contacts (and under the recommendation of my opthalmologist who said I need to stay away from shimmery powders in the eye area), I have recently gotten into a slightly shimmery creme eyeshadow as a base over just the eyeball portion of my lid before I do the crease color.

    That said, I would love to have LDiva do a smoky eye on me sometime just for something new! I tend to go for the same look (ethnic meets corporate America) which is a light and modified version of the cat-eye (I know this is the rage for the fall, but I’m already tired of it!)

    Thanks for your post- enjoyed it!
    Kiko

    • ldiva
    • Posted August 18, 2009 at 11:12 am
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    Kiko –
    I would LOVE to do a smoky eye look on you!
    Let’s set it up through Miss SugarCookie herself!
    xoxo

      • Anonymous
      • Posted August 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm
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      LDiva-
      That would be SO awesome! :-)
      Kiko

  1. Wow, this looks like so much fun. I could use a good makeup makeover –been using the same products for too long.

    Thanks for stopping by the Cellulite Investigation. I asked Robin your question about the derma roller and she said it hurts more on her legs than on her face. Strange, isn’t it? I’ll write up a post with her initial impressions and run it by the end of the week. Thanks for your question!


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