Thursday, November 26, 2015

Black Friday 2015 Get This Not That Parts 1 & 2

Here is part 1 of my annual BF video.
Please check the description box on Youtube for additional information and links.

Part 2

Saturday, November 7, 2015

WNTW : Alikay Naturals, Lotta Body & Joy and Karma


This video features my WNTW (What's New This Week) items from Alikay naturals and Lotta Body. I spend a bit a time chatting about my all time favorite black soap. If you happen to know where I can find this particular soap, please let me know. I then discuss three Lotta Body hair products that have been working for me.
Please check me out on these other platforms
Instagram @PJD01
Periscope @PJD08

Here is the Joy & Karma video that I mentioned in my video (click here)
Thanks for watching!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

Highlighters and Becca's Dual Coverage Compact Concealer Review


 In this video we take a look at the latest highlighter from Mac, Shaft of Gold, along with Bobbi Brown's Bronzed Glow, Mac's Gold Deposit and Black Up Cosmetic's Sublime #3. I then jump into my review of Becca's Dual Coverage Compact Concealer in the shade chestnut. I purchased the concealer from Hautelook for $9.00. You can sign up for Hautelook here . If you missed the sale and you want to purchase this product, you can get it directly from the Becca site.

 Please check me out on these platforms
 Instagram @PJD01
 Periscope  @PJD08

 Thanks for watching!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Hautelook Earth's Nectar Haul


Check out my Hautelook haul which mainly features Earth's Nectar  hair products.

Thanks for watching.

Friday, October 23, 2015

WNTW: Boscia, Stila, Glam Glow and Too Cool For School


 In this edition of WNTW (What's New This Week) I will show you many of the skin care and makeup products that I've purchased recently. The following items are discussed

1)Boscia (black )sponge
2) Boscia Makeup Breakup Cleansing Oil - 
3)Boscia Deep pore cleansing stick -  
4)Glam Glow- 
5) Too Cool For School-
6)Stila- Huge Extreme Lash Mascara- 
7) Boscia Exfoliating Peel -

 If you can't stick around for the entire video, please watch the last product mentioned, the Boscia exfoliating Peel. I need your help! 

 Thanks for watching!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Colour Pop & Coloured Raine Swatches and the Red Lipstick That You Should Own

Hello Everyone,

Here is the video that features my latest Colour Pop purchases as well as my new favorite red lipstick from Coloured Raine. Check out the video and the pictures below.

What's your favorite red?




Chilly Chili

More Better



Cherry Blossom

Thanks for watching.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Amope Review & Demo

We all want to keep our feet looking beautiful and the Amope claims to remove dead skin from your feet, revealing beautiful skin. In this video I will review the product that I have been testing for several months and I will give you a demo of the Amope.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the link to my old Baby Foot video (click here).
Have you tried this product? If so, please share your thoughts.

Find me on Instagram @PJD01 and on Periscope @PJD08

Thanks for watching!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Foodie Files: I Came, I Saw, I Ate........

This summer you may have heard people raving about Cotton Candy grapes. The picture above captures the moment when I found a boat load of these non gmo grapes at Whole Foods. Although they look like ordinary green grapes, these California based  grapes are hailed for their cotton candy taste.  Yes, you read that correctly. These grapes are touted as a natural means of downing what may be your favorite fluffy carnival confection. I'm no cotton candy expert but I have had a cone or two in my childhood and the taste is unmistakable.  After taking my first bite I definitely picked up the essence of cotton candy. Of course the texture is like that of a regular grape, no sugary grains or sticky residue, just regular grapes.  After the first or second bite the cotton candy taste dissipates and a semi sweet taste emerges.
The next day I carried a sizable portion of these grapes to consume as a part of my breakfast. After about grape number 10, I was done and knew that if I  never saw another cotton candy grape it would be too soon. I understand the novelty of these grapes,  and now I can say been there, done that, but for $3.99 per pound coupled with the odd taste that lingers in my mouth I will pass.
Have you tried these grapes? If so, what say you?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Anyone Out There?


It has been a while since I've just typed to you, so I know some of you longtime blog readers may feel as if I've abandoned you. Let me assure you that I have not, I am here to stay. The text based blog posts will commence on a regular schedule, just as soon as I put one together. In the meantime I decided to take a look around the blogmosphere and catch up on some of the old blogs that I remember reading in the past. Surprisingly, many of the bloggers I started with are no longer using a  text based platform to profess their love of products. I too have incorporated other social media platforms to communicate with you all, I'm on Youtube as productjunkiediva , Instagram @PJD01 and Periscope @PJD08 even though I have yet to scope, but my love of  traditional blogging still remains.
Thanks for hanging in there with me through this text based drought.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lip Swatches, Kat Von D, Milani, Coloured Raine, ColourPop and More

Hello Here are some lip swatches for you, from a variety of companies producing matte lippies. I also threw in a few dupes for you. Which matte lip products are you loving?

 Thanks for watching!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Alternative Makeup sponge, BlackUp Cosmetics and Makeup Show finds!

Please check out some of my finds from the Makeup Show and learn why I am no longer interested in purchasing Beauty Blender sponges.

 What's you're go to makeup sponge?
Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Short Hair from -Chocolate Hair

Here is my first adventure in the land of short haired wigs!
This wig is courtesy of The Hair Rock. Com .
Here is the direct link to the Aurora wig that I am wearing in this video (click here for the Aurora wig). You have to watch the video just to see the price of my new favorite wig!
Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Foundation Review (Nars, Stila, Clinique and Estee Lauder)

I hope you are all well. Here is the review of four foundations, just as you requested. You will see the application of the product and my take on each one of them.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.
Thanks for watching.
Part 1 (Nars and Stila)

Part 2 (Clinique and  Estee Lauder)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My Weekend Getaway

Whether you're out of town on vacation or you've opted for a staycation, you generally want to take a departure from your daily routine. While on vacation I seek out amazing food, beautiful sights, great company and relaxation. Recently, I enjoyed all of the above as I embarked on a journey that began with the sights and tastes of Rhode Island and ended with breathtaking views in  Martha's Vineyard.

Staying in Rhode Island and taking an unbelievably smooth ferry ride over to Martha's Vineyard may be an opportunity to save a bit of money and enjoy a state that may never have been on your vacation radar. I had never been to Rhode Island prior to this trip, but I wanted to taste their offerings, and taste I did.
An area known as  Bowen's Wharf  is filled with restaurants and there are nearby shops where you can pick up knickknacks. The streets were bubbling with activity as I strolled along looking for a place to eat. My traveling companions and I had heard great things about The Mooring, but it looked so crowded and I knew that the waterfront restaurants would have a larger draw, so we moved along to the spot next door, The Smokehouse . If you order the fried chicken that comes with a red-onion jam, thank me later. The bacon chunks in the jam are big enough to be picked out if you're not a pork eater, but you will want to ensure that the jam is included. A generous portion of jam sits atop perfectly seasoned tender fried chicken, which is placed between a delicate buttery chive laced biscuit. This delicious meal only cost me $12.00 and depending on where you are seated, you can look out on the water.
Let's take a look at the meal.

Now let's take a look under the hood:

The end result :

I should have ordered one to go but I was so full and I wanted to save room for other Rhode Island offerings. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Italian ice that nearly gave me chills. I went to Sprinkles, also in Bowen's Wharf, and I picked up what I thought would be a pretty standard iced treat. After my first taste of the blueberry and cherry goodness I knew I had found one of the best Italian Ices I had ever tasted. After returning to NY I had to find out more about the company and it looks like Sprinkles sells Richie's Italian Ice which does not have a home in my area of NYC....sheds a tear. Some Italian ices give you a watery taste combined with a little flavor. Richie's ice  was smooth, creamy and packed with flavor. 

I promise I did more than eat, so let's check out some of the other attractions. I am not a "museum" person but I did tour The Breaker, a mansion which belongs to the Vanderbilt family. You can move at your own pace on this self guided audio tour if you want to learn more about the family and the ornate decor in their home. 
You can't take pictures inside, but get your clickers ready once you exit the mansion and tour the  grounds outside.

 Here is a view of the grounds where many parties were held:

Needless to say there are quite a few reasons why you may want to book your vacation in Rhode Island.  Now off to the Vineyard!
I noticed fog in the distance as we hopped aboard the ferry to Martha's Vineyard, but we passed right through it and had nothing but clear sunny skies to guide us to the island. 

All aboard the ferry to Martha's Vineyard:

You can even bring your car aboard the ferry if you plan on driving around your own vehicle on the island. Please check with ferry officials for more details.
 We docked:

Once you step foot on Martha's Vineyard don't expect to grab a bite at McDonalds or some other fast food chain because they aren't allowed on the island. Without the existence of such eateries you get to enjoy the Mom and Pop local restaurants that handle their food with more attention and detail. Go ahead and enjoy the local eats!

Some members of my group went to Nancy's but I went right next door to a Bar and Grill where I had a bbq chicken sandwich on a brioche bun, it tasted like it had just come off the grill....YUMMY.

Fun Fact: If you're looking to wash down your meal with an alcoholic beverage, you can now do so in any of the towns on the Vineyard. So what's the big deal? Previously, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown were the only wet towns on Martha's Vineyard, so your quest for booze could only have led you to those two towns in years past.
(My food in the above picture isn't on a real newspaper, and it was sitting inside of a basket)
To help our meals digest we took a brief walking tour of some colorful gingerbread houses.  I am told that the house shown below is the most photographed gingerbread house on the island.  Interesting fact, if one of these houses should go on sale, you can purchase the house but not the land that it sits on. You will have to visit Martha's Vineyard yourself to find out why. :-)

We traveled through the different towns on the Vineyard, but we spent most of our time in Oak Bluffs. The picture at the start of this post is of the beautiful natural clay cliffs in the town of Aquinnah. 

It felt like each area of the island had its own story, which only helped to enrich my experience. Over the years many films have  used Martha's Vineyard as the backdrop to the story, even if the movie wasn't really filmed on the island. Jaws #1 is probably the most famous film which was actually recorded on the island. Although flicks like Inkwell and Jumping the Broom were set in Martha's Vineyard, the movies were filmed off of the island. 
The locals were so friendly, so it made walking around town a very comfortable experience. 
There are so many things that I could tell you about this trip, but I would love it if you could experience it for yourself.

Kisses MV, until we meet again:

Say hello to my unmade bed in the background. :-)
Have you ever been to Martha's Vineyard? No? Well what are you waiting for, start planning your trip. 
Thanks for traveling with me. ~PJD

Monday, May 4, 2015

As you may know, Colour Pop released a line of highlighters on April 28th.
In this video you will see the 7 colors that I selected.

Thanks for watching!


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sephora VIB Haul

Here is what I picked up from the Sephora VIB sale. I actually got a few more items at the end of the sale so that will have to wait for the next video.
Thanks for watching.
Find me on Instagram at PJD01

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WNTW (What's New This Week)

Hello All
Here is another WNTW video where I highlight some of  my recent purchases from various companies.
Please let me know if you have any questions and do share your recent purchases in the comment section below.
Thanks for watching.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Colour Pop Spring 2015

Hello All
I just wanted to share with you the latest items that I purchased from Colour Pop. More videos are on the way this week so please stay tuned.
Thanks for watching.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thanks for checking in on my second wig transformation. This particular unit can be purchased for $72.24 from TheHairRock.Com . Here is the link to the exact unit that I am wearing.
stay tuned until the end of the video, where I am wearing the wig outside of my house. What do you all think of this unit?
Thanks for watching.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

WNTW (What's New This Week) Clinique, Nars Weightless foundation, Camille Rose, Shea moisture and More


This is a jam packed WNTW (What's New This Week) video that has everything from makeup to hair care products from popular brands. Stay tuned to the end or fast forward please because I need some suggestions on how you would like me to present the foundation reviews.
Thanks for watching


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Colour Pop Super Shock Cheeks and Eye Shadows

You know I had to pick up the paraben free blushes from Colour Pop. Take a look at them and let me know what you think.
Thanks for watching.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

First Look: Tarte Cosmetics


In the video below you will see some new items from skin care to makeup all from Tarte.

Below, you will also find swatches of the makeup products and a close look at the new neck cream, so let's get started.

Inside the box

This is a seriously rich cream, that's ready to moisturize your thirsty skin..
Next up is the new Park Avenue Princess Contour Palette:

The large brown circle is the Park Avenue  Princess bronzer. The pink blush is named  "Posh" and the palette is complete with a highlighter named champagne gold. 
Check the swatches on my hand

You can barely see the bronzer on my skin because it blends in, which is why I can't use it to contour. I have a single swatch  of  the blush in the middle and the highlighter is at the far end of my hand. The shot below may give you a better view:

Again you can see that the bronzer on the left side of my hand is barely visible. The swatches are in the same order as they appear in the palette pictured above.

Moving on we have a new blush named "Celebrated". Here is the cute new packaging:
The picture below was snapped in sunlight.
The shot below is in natural light outside of the sun's glare. This picture shows the true shade that you will see in the compact.
Swatch time:
Here is Celebrated with flash.
Here is Celebrated without flash:

  On to the lips, let's look at the packaging first.

On the left we have the Amazonian Butter lipstick in "Ethereal Pink" and on the right is the LipSurgence lip tint in the shade glitzy.
Caps off
Now it's swatch time
 LipSurgence is on the left and the Amazonian lipstick is on the right. Please check the video to really see the golden flecks that appear in the LipSurgence lip tint.

Thanks so much for watching!
Have you tried any of these new items? What would you like to see from Tarte?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's A Wig.Com - My Review

Hello All

This video features my very first wig which I received for review from the company You can purchase Its A Wig units from your local beauty supply shops where the wigs will be priced from $25-30 dollars. The unit that I am wearing is heat safe from 350-450 degrees.
There is a wide selection of wigs on the site, so feel free to check them out by clicking here .
Here is the link to the exact  lace front unit that I am wearing in this video
Wigs can help if we are trying to wear protective styles, change up your look or if we are simply too pressed for time to style your own hair.
 Thanks to It's A Wig for supplying me with this unit.

Monday, February 9, 2015

WNTW (What's New This Week)

Hello All

As usual I picked up a few items and I thought these particular treats might be of interest to you.

What treats have you picked up recently?
Thanks for watching.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Haul Time

Hello All
Here is my very late Sephora VIB haul. Please let me know what goodies you're loving now.
Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Colour Pop Haul Lippie Products and Eye Shadows (swatches)

Hi All
I am sure that you have heard about the Colour Pop brand, but if you haven't please check out this video which includes swatches.

  Part 2 Eyeshadows

Have oyu tried anything from COlour Pop? If so please tell me what your thoughts on the brand.
Thanks for watching.