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Showing posts from April, 2018

Chun-Li: Look and Review

Hi Dolls and Dames! I am here for it!!! A review of Nicki Minaj's new single 'Chun Li'. Let me be honest, Nicki has always had a place in my heart and on my playlist. I love her music and I expect to hear more from her in the very near future and for some time to come. That being said...honesty is the best policy, right? I am going to square Nicki up to no one else but Nicki. It is not fair to continuously make a comparison of her to ANY OTHER female rapper. This is not a shoebox, its a world we can all thrive in and we DESERVE to have multiple female rappers on the charts. It's only a fair representation.  For this track, it is super catchy, definitely a song you can put on loop or ride with. The beat is nice and on trend and Nicki's flow is love;y. I really love that she went for a throwback, nostalgic vibe with the title (what you know about that helicopter kick Nicki? 😏) However, the song very much feels like Stupid H*e. I feel like this is the zo

Vegan Soul Food!

Hi Dames and Dolls! Today, I have my take on the staple southern soul food meal: Greens, cornbread muffins, and yams/sweet potatoes. The best part is its VEGAN but stays true to the classic southern flavor. Don’t forget to clean your greens thoroughly. They usually have some sort of residue (the soil they are grown in) that adheres to the leaves. This can be done by filling a sink with cold water and submerging the leaves. Do this several times, until the residue is gone (usually about 3-4 cycles of fill and submerging). In my “pre-vegan” days this meal was always a “true southern soul food” dinner my mom prepared. However, the original recipe she prepared contained animal products galore! Since becoming a vegan I have had loads of fun “veganizing” non-vegan meals and when I get an amazing result, it’s like hitting a homerun.   This meal is no different and definitely goes to bat! (ok, enough with the puns…) I look forward to sharing and trying many more recipes,

Natural Everyday Glam Makeup

This is my natural “glam” look. It's a simple and natural look for daytime. I like to wear this look on a day to day basis; at work, running errands, anything! The key is to find colors and undertones in the products that compliment you and blending, blending, blending. XOXO Products used- Prep:                  Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Water Gel                           Dr. Brandt Needles No More Eye De-puffing Gel Prime:               Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector                           Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer Foundations:    (I mix 2…)                            Kat Von D Lock It-Tattoo Foundation Deep 74 +                            L.A. colors Truly Matte Foundation Deep Tan                            Black Radiance Pressed Powder Golden Almond                            Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Brows:                Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Ash Bro

Hello, Welcome

Hi Dolls and Dames! I am here to start afresh! 2018 will be the year I dip my toes in the pool of social media.  Be sure to check out and my very own YouTube by the same name Duvessa Doll Diaries ;) for uploads and postings!  This will be the place to find new twists on vegan recipes and vegan foods, trends and fashion, make-up and beauty, and what I like to call "real girl fitness."  Hope to hear from you guys soon and I am super excited for this new journey!!! Love,  Duvessa