Sunday, August 27, 2006

Going to Shop!

Hello Divas!

Unfortunately I will not be posting for the next week, since I will be traveling to Brazil for fun and, of course, shopping! I will be sure to tell you all about it upon my return. In the meantime, stay current on good deals and great information by clicking on the links under the "Links" heading on the right. Talk to you soon!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Red Envelope - Stuff for Under $20

If you have never used Red Envelope to buy gifts online, you are truly missing out. This is one of my favorite gift sites, especially since they have gift wrapping available with an elegant red box with a white ribbon - so classy! Here are some gifts (for others or for yourself!) they have on their site for under $20!

Montgomery Laptop Bag - $14.99 (it was $85!)

So maybe not the most stylish laptop bag, but you just can't beat the price. PLUS, you can get up to three initials embroidered on the bag.

Chess and Checker Set in a Bag - $6.99 (was $28)

I thought this was just the cutest thing! The brown and blue nylon bag is also a game board. It's great for the beach, park, at home or even on a plane. Game pieces are blank on one side for checkers and imprinted with chess piece icons on the other.

Leather Photo Wallets - $9.99

With such fun colors and initial embossing available for $5 extra, this is a great gift or keepsake of your own.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sephora Finds!

Sephora is a great place to find quality beauty items. When I visit I often act just like a little kid in a candy store while trying on the "smell goods" in the perfume aisle or the many lines of make-up with a multitude of colors! I recently found these neat finds at that you may want to check out. To sweeten the deal, they're giving 3 free samples with every online order!

French Manicure Set - Only $2 (that's right, just 2 bucks!)

You just can't beat the price of this french manicure kit. Color schemes come in beige or beige shimmer and are equipped with a travel clutch as well. This is a convenient, cheap alternative for when you can't make it to the salon!

VH1 Save the Music Make-Up Bag - $37 (valued at $70+)

What a great way to look good and do good at the same time! Net proceeds from purchases of this make up bag go to the Save the Music Foundation which is committed to instrumental music education programs in the country. This cute bag comes with deluxe samples of Philosophy Falling in Love Body Lotion,Urban Decay Big Fatty Lip Plumper, Benefit Dr. Feelgood, and Stila It Gloss in Sweet.

CARGO 10th Anniversary Signature Collection - $45 ($108 value)

One of my newer favorites is CARGO's bronzer. This bronzer is amazing and it's no wonder why Sephora named it their best bronzer. Well CARGO is offering this limited edition bag of goodies available only at Sephora. Goodies include these FULL SIZED items: Bronzer in Medium, BeachBlush in Coral Beach, Lip Gloss Duo in Soho, Reverse Lip Liner (holds your gloss in place all day as it enhances the appearance of fullness), and Liquid Powder 01.

Carol's Daughter Now in Sephora!

If you have not heard about Carol's Daughter bath, body and hair products, you need to check them out! Carol's Daughter started a cult following among many black celebrities over the past 10 years and it has finally hit the mainstream. Though it can't be found in every Sephora (check website for details), you can at least purchase the products online. The line offers items like body butters and scrubs in intriguing fragrances like Ecstacy and Mango Melange - so scrumptious you are sure to find something you will enjoy. If you have very dry skin, try Love Butter. Will Smith apparently said something like, it is so good that every home in America should have some!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I want to hear from YOU: Where Do You Find The Best Deals?

I am on a worldwide search of the best places to help you become a DIVA ON A DOLLAR!

  • Where do you shop to find the best quality bargains?
  • Which thrift stores have you found the best stuff?
  • What restaurants/lounges have the best happy hours?
  • In your travels, where have you found the best markets and boutiques?

Let us in on your secrets - we won't tell anyone (;-) wink)! Don't forget to tell us what cities we can find these great spots. I will feature some of the best suggestions in future posts!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Belt Blitz - Belts Under 30 Bucks

Belts are EVERYWHERE, aren't they? I remember a time when belts were a "nice to have," but we have certainly reverted back to circa 1988 when belts were "must haves." This past weekend I went to Sage boutique in Atlanta (I haven't found a website for them, or else I would have linked it) on Peachtree Street. They had this darling belt that I was contemplating purchasing. It was very cute, but being the cheapo I am, I couldn't pay the full price of $24 for it. Had it been reduced from $75 to $24, maybe I would have. It was just the principal. Now I am back in Chicago and still thinking about that belt. I should have bought it!

Here are some finds I found online that you may like:

Pewter Woven Belt - $21.00 from I like this one. Stylish, yet simple.

Wide Sash Belt - $9.50 from This is my favorite - it's hot - great one to show off a nice waist with a shirt or dress. Plus, you just can't beat the price!

Horse Shoe Elastic Waist Belt - $19 from So unique!

Ruched Leather Belt - $24.49 from I'm not quite sure what to say about this one. Not sure if I could pull it off, or if many people can, but it's still kind of cute.