Apr 10, 2014

Today's Deal is All About Nails

When I posted the other day and said I was coming back full force with this blog, I meant it! 

Ladies if you have yet to find the inspiration you need to start getting ready for summer, then I have something to get you going.  Groupon is offering a 6-Piece China Glaze Neon Nail Lacquer Collection in its Goods category for $21.99!  6 bottles of nail polish should keep your digits pretty through the whole summer. 

Keep in mind, if you aren't currently signed up on Groupon, sometimes after you sign up, they will give you coupon for your first purchase.  Click the link below for more info.

6-Piece China Glaze Neon Nail Polish

What Every Woman Needs


Yesterday was an emotional day for me.  It was one of those days that not only forced me to reach out to a friend, but it also made me take a look at myself.  In retrospect, I'm glad it happened because it caused me to also think about how this blog influences its readers.  Empowering women towards well rounded growth has always been my main objective because at the time I started this blog and even now, I too needed to be empowered.

Sunday while I was preparing to go to church, I ran across an alarming Facebook post that one of my close friends had posted.  She said she didn't think she could go on.  She was weary and emotionally drained by the failure of her 20 year marriage.  Some of her FB friends, as well as myself, posted inspirational messages to lift her spirits.  She reiterated that she couldn't go on.  Although I was concerned about her mental state, I didn't push any further.  I made my way to church. 

My day went along as planned, but she stayed on my mind for the rest of the day.  Now you may be wondering why I didn't call her or rush to her side.  I chose not to take any action beyond words because I've been down this road with her before.  She has been suffering for a few years.  I felt like I was running out of inspiration to provide her with.  I've tried prayer, tough love, a CD with empowering songs, liquid lunches, shopping and many, many words of encouragement.  A few days later she admitted to me that she had been checked into the hospital over the weekend because of her depressive mood.  She really was on the edge of ending it all.

Listen Divas, no matter how dark life gets, there is a predestined plan for all of our lives and it is a no fail plan with only one caveat.  We must trust the journey.  The journey isn't easy, we just have to trust it.  If we fail to move forward, that means we don't believe we are deserving of our lives moving to higher places.   

This experience served as a great reminder to me about my life, but I also want to remind my readers what this blog is about.  The sales, online deals, travel deals and fashion news I sometimes provide are all communicated to serve the higher place we are all longing for.  In other words, The Diva Plan is an all inclusive plan to help us reach our best life.  Living a good, quality life is not exclusive to people who are rich, pretty or skinny.  We must gather the courage to create a life that fits our uniqueness.  More importantly, we must always be in the mood to lift each other up because the journey is useless if we refuse to inspire others as we rise.

Apr 7, 2014

Isn't She Lovely!

Rara Avis by Iris Apfel Bicolor Square Bangle Bracelet
My latest inspiration has come from an unlikely place.  Although I've always been fascinated by the style and grace of older women, when most women reach a certain age, we are usually busy finding ways to make time slow down.  All I can say is, my mind has been changed by Iris Apfel. 

A little over a month ago, I ran across a photo of Apfel on Facebook and I was immediately blown away by her unique, flamboyant style.  My curiosity about this lady has grown since then so I decided to do a little research.  Why was I not surprised at what I found out about this rare bird with the stylish glasses, jewelry, feathers and furs? 

Apfel spent 50 years in the textile business in New York City, but she always yearned for more.  Her penchant for all things style has catapulted her to a place WE never imagined her being.  As she explains it, she has just always been herself.  Her unique presentation has taken her places that other 90+ year olds would have long stored in their attic of dreams.  As a result of her nomenclature personality and style, she now has a color line at MAC and an accessories line at HSN.  The only thing I can pray for now is that she develops a clothing line for HSN or some other outlet! 

The primary takeaway from my new inspiration is that she believes that women should never get to the point where we just sit still and not do anything and not express ourselves.  Iris Apfel is the ethereal originator of JUST DO IT!

Where Has The Time Gone?

Geesh!  I have totally been remiss in managing this blog.  It started out as a great idea and all of my past posts communicated exactly what I wanted it to be about.  I wanted this blog to serve as an inspiration to women to get up, get out and get something.  LOL!  Really though!  I think now is the time to get back to business because there are so many new and inspirational things going on in this world.  Please stay tuned as I revamp this blog.  New posts will be coming as soon as this week!  Voila!