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By Designer Diva Resale, Aug 2 2018 01:54AM

National Lipstick Day!

07/29/2018

Read My Lips!


The phrase "lipstick on his collar" is a euphemism to describe a man who is cheating on his partner and "lipstick on a pig" is a euphemism for unsuccessfully attempting to make attractive something (or some idea) that is inherently unattractive.


In celebration of National Lipstick Day on 30 July, here are a few things you might like to know about our lip kissing sponsor.Woman_putting_on_her_lipstick_in_a_park.jpg


1) About 5,000 years ago Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes.

2) Egyptian Queen Cleopatra crushed bugs to create a color of red on their lips.

3) Ancient Egyptians wore lipstick to show social status rather than gender. They extracted the red dye from fucus-algin, 0.01% iodine, and some bromine mannite, but this dye resulted in serious illness.

4) Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.

5) The Chinese made some of the first lipsticks that were made from beeswax over 1,000 years ago to protect the delicate skin of the lips. During the Tang Dynasty (CE 618-907), scented oils were added to them, which gave the mouth an enticing factor.

6) During the Islamic Golden Age, somewhere around the 14th or 15th century, the notable Andalusian cosmetologist Abu al-Qasim al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis) invented solid lipsticks, which were perfumed sticks rolled and pressed in special molds.

7) In Australia, Aboriginal girls would paint their mouths red with ocher for puberty rituals.

8) 16th-century England, Queen Elizabeth used bright red lips and a stark white face to re-fashion a virginal persona that sparked an unfortunate style as the face paint had traces of lead. Although the lipstick was made from a blend of beeswax and red stains from plants. Only upper-class women and male actors wore makeup.

9) By the 19th century the use of cosmetics was not considered acceptable in Britain for respectable women, and it was associated with marginalized groups such as actors and prostitutes. It was considered brazen and uncouth to wear makeup.

10) Guerlain, a French cosmetic company, began to manufacture lipstick. The first commercial lipstick had been invented in 1884, by perfumers in Paris, France. It was covered in silk paper and made from deer tallow, castor oil, and beeswax.

11) By 1915, lipstick was sold in cylinder metal containers. Women had to slide a tiny lever at the side of the tube with the edge of their fingernail to move the lipstick up to the top of the case.

12) In 1923, the first swivel-up tube was patented by James Bruce Mason Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee.

13) In the late 1940s Hazel Bishop, an organic chemist in New York and New Jersey, created the first long lasting lipstick, called No-Smear lipstick. With the help of Raymond Specter, an advertiser, Bishop's lipstick business thrived.

14) Elizabeth Taylor helped to popularize red lipstick. It was said that she prohibited anyone else on set to wear lipstick.

15) In the early 1930s, Elizabeth Arden began to introduce different lipstick colors.

…so we have bug poop and fish scales painted onto the lips of Queen Cleo, small wonder Anthony couldn’t keep his lid on straight.


Marilyn_Manson_Cannes.jpgOver the centuries Lipstick has opted hundreds of variations including lip balms, glosses, crayons, pencils, liners, and stains. And in thousands of colors, shades, and degrees of brilliance. Even Alt-Rocker Marilyn Manson and the alternative subcultures helped popularize dark or black lipstick which seems to be the exact polar opposite of the intent to present sexuality or fertility and productiveness.


Lead and other trace metals are still found in many lipsticks. These trace metals are naturally occurring and accidentally get taken up with other chemicals that are used in lipstick production. Naturally occurring doesn’t make it good or acceptable. There is no safe level of lead, maybe we should be searching for alternatives other than fish scales or bug poop.


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Have a Divalicious Day!


Michelle


By Designer Diva Resale, Jul 13 2018 07:56PM

This is our first week to learn about how to utilize beautiful scarfs! Designer Diva Resale has a fantastic selection of scarfs.


Check out the image to learn about a "Half Head Wrap"


Stay tuned for next weeks Scarf Tips.


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11324 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX 77077

281-497-6991


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By Designer Diva Resale, Nov 30 2017 01:11AM

Our sales until year end are as follows:


75% OFF under $50 includes - wall of shoes

(excluding jewelry, sun & reading glasses, cashmere, evening & high-end clothes & lingerie)


20% OFF Jewelry, Lingerie, Scarfs, Hats


30% OFF St. Johns – High-end Designer Purses & Shoes


30% OFF FURS


50% OFF Gowns, Cocktail & Separates under $100


50% OFF Wedding Gowns & Accessories


(some exclusions apply to all)


By Designer Diva Resale, Nov 9 2017 08:36AM


Designer Diva Resale, Salutes ALL Veterans for their sacrifices and services for the United States of America. We sincerely appreciate every one of our Veterans.


To honor our Veterans, we are having a RED, WHITE or BLUE Sale, this Friday, 11/10/17, Veteran's Day.


Select items that have RED, WHITE OR BLUE colors and receive an additional 5% off of items under $50. (some exclusions apply)


Sales currently at Designer Diva Resale: 75% OFF under $50 ***** 50% OFF under $100 on gowns and cocktail dresses.


STOREWIDE CLEARANCE SALE - Don't miss out on HUGE SAVINGS Now!! Shop ALL Seasons Monday thru Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. Designer Diva Resale location, 11324 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077. Why Pay Retail When You Can Save With Retail!!!


Thank you to all our Veterans - Designer Diva Resale appreciates each of you!


By Designer Diva Resale, Oct 3 2017 07:51AM

Create REAL costumes for less than $50 with our 75% OFF Sale!


Seamstress on-site for alterations


REAL Clothes!!!

Wear it again and again


CLICK LINK BELOW TO VIEW OUR AD FOR OCTOBER.


http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8c71861659&id=005ef0bdde

By Designer Diva Resale, Jan 6 2017 11:42PM


By: Dinah Bennett Kelley




Once upon a time, there was a young lady looking for the perfect outfit to wear to a New Year’s Eve party. One day, she saw a television commercial for a women’s resale clothing store. So, she set out in search of this potential resale clothing delight only to discover a real diamond in the rough.


If you find yourself walking into this little gem of a resale shop, in awe of the 20,000 square-foot women’s retail space called, Designer Diva Resale in Houston, Texas, then you are exactly where you were meant to be!


Designer Diva Resale is a women’s-only resale clothing and accessory store that will take your breath away. Aisles and aisles of gently-worn, high-end fashion and brand name dresses, shoes, blouses, pants, accessories model their beauty and temptation for you, the awe-inspired customer. Ladies, this is one resale store you will actually find something you can’t live without.


Gracious owner and Christian advocate, Michelle Puckett and her talented Manager, Carole Barela have created a highly personalized, one-stop-resale-shop for women of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. Ms. Puckett and her dog, Sassy, welcome customers with humility and a smile. Given a chance, Sassy will even kneel down, offering prayerful thanks to show you her appreciation for your business.


Ms. Puckett is also the founder of the Blooming Butterflies, Inc., created on behalf of her son, Charles who was in a serious hit-and-run motorcycle accident in 2003. As a result of the accident, Charles has required years of surgeries to improve nerve damage injuries, along with endless physical therapies. Turning a very dark time into rays of hope, Ms. Puckett, and her son, Charles decided to create Blooming Butterflies, Inc., a non-profit charity to help others in need. Instead of wallowing in their own painful trials and tribulations, with heart and soul their mission became:


“To promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women, teens, children and senior citizens by providing professional attire + a network of support.”




Attractively, the Designer Diva Resale Store’s Manager, Mrs. Barela, also offers her own special skills. As a professional Image Consultant from New Jersey, Mrs. Barela artfully co-ordinates all merchandize on the floor to perfection. She has an uncanny knack for understanding each woman’s personal style and knows how to put a professionally-pieced outfit together for any occasion.


This store, this team of professionals and their passion for fashion, serving others and making a positive mark in today’s frenzy has set out to help make this world a better place, regardless of the obstacles. It is this type of grace and leadership that is designed to catch the eye, if not also the spirit. Well done, ladies. Well done.


Ref: (https://www.facebook.com/BloomingBeautifulButterflies/about/)


(https://www.facebook.com/designerdivallc/



By Designer Diva Resale, Oct 14 2016 09:55PM

DESIGER DIVA RESALE PARTNERED WITH BLOOMING BUTTERFLIES, NON-PROFIT WILL HAVE THEIR HUGE GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER THIS SUNDAY, 10/16 FROM 10AM-5PM! $1.00 designer shoes, clothes, purses, coats, toys, children clothes, Christmas Decorations, sheets, bed spreads, furniture and SO MUCH MORE!


DRIVE BEHIND DESIGNER DIVA RESALE, DOWN ALLEY TO THE BLOOMING BUTTERFLIES ENTRANCE AND HAVE FUN AT OUR HUGE GARAGE SALE! IF YOU GET LOST, CALL 713-416-4973

By Designer Diva Resale, Sep 17 2016 12:43AM

Michelle and her son, Charles both work extremely hard helping others with their non-profit, Blooming Butterflies, Inc. Since 2009 Michelle and Charles have been guiding qualified people to resources which help them form their organization, company, business plan, grants and just comfort them in their time of need. They do this because of the horrible ordeal they experienced in 2003.


March 15, 2003 Charles was in a horrible hit and run motorcycle accident. He was almost home from work when a driver hit him head on knocking him into a bridge guard rail post breaking the motorcycle into two pieces. The driver did not stop and left him lying in the road. Charles had 9 broken ribs, 2 punctured lungs, laceration of the spleen, contusion on the brain with bleeding, broken collar bone, severed nerves at the spinal cord paralyzing his left arm, 8 broken vertebras, all the boney sensors on his spine were blown off.... life flight picked him up and rushed him to the trauma hospital. Michelle reached the hospital approximately 15 minutes after Charles was flown there. Michelle said, "This is a phone call a Mother never wants to receive and to see your son go through so much pain." Michelle sat on a foot stool at the end of Charles's ICU bed massaging his feet as that was the only place you could touch him. Over a month in ICU and miraculously Charles started mending and healing. June, 2003, Charles had a $225,000 nerve graph transfer surgery (they sold everything they owned) which would one day allow him to have a muscle transfer surgery to move his left arm, hand and fingers. THIRTEEN years later Charles is ready for the muscle transfer surgery and there is NO surgeon to perform this surgery. They are seeking and praying for help. Michelle and Charles are searching daily for the right step to take so Charles can use his left arm. He has horrible pain in his back and left scapula from the arm pulling the scapula away from the spine.


Until then, Michelle and Charles continue to work hard and help others in need. They created Designer Diva Resale Store along with Manager/Image Consultant, Carole Barela - OVER 20,000 sf of an AMAZING store located in Houston, Texas!


Michelle and Charles ask you to donate to Blooming Butterflies and come shop Designer Diva Resale Store because they know you will feel the happiness they have created with their friends and wonderful volunteers!


Michelle and Charles will tell you, "God is Good, All the time!" Keep praying and believing!





By Designer Diva Resale, Sep 16 2016 11:50PM

Best kept Secret in Houston is DESIGNER DIVA RESALE!!


Over 20,000 sf with ALL merchandise CATEGORIZED, SIZED AND COLORIZED for fast shopping or a leisurely shopping spree.


Prices are 80% below designer retail prices - so everyone can afford to wear beautiful designer clothing at a fraction of the price.


You deserve to look good, to look beautiful, to feel special and have fun every second of your life!! Life is too short to waste it. Have fun and enjoy shopping at Designer Diva Resale because we built this store just for YOU!


Please come and be AMAZED at Designer Diva Resale - 11324 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077 - cross street is Hayes, near Wilcrest.


281-497-6991


DON'T FORGET YOU MAY SHOP ONLINE AT: www.shopdesignerdiva.com


Holidays approaching and we have OVER 3,000 GOWNS and over 3,000 AFTER FIVE/COCKTAIL ATTIRE!! We also have a CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY DEPARTMENT!


ALL SEASONS - SPRING, SUMMER, FALL & WINTER MERCHANDISE ARE ALWAYS ON THE FLOOR FOR YOU TO SHOP MONDAY - SATURDAY 10am - 6pm.


WE HAVE A PARISIAN SEAMSTRESS ON-SITE JUST FOR YOU!


Sassy wants you to visit Designer Diva Resale
Sassy wants you to visit Designer Diva Resale

By Designer Diva Resale, Aug 6 2016 11:09PM

The Art Institute of Houston FASHION CLUB stylists took treasures from Designer Diva and interpreted their designs through their fashion forward minds to create new inroads in fashion. We has in attendance over 350 people who experienced new takes on designer wear under the lights and music of the state-of-the art DJ with light bites!


After the Fashion Show, the audience was able to experience Designer Diva's 20,000 square feet of designer merchandise, with savings up to 80% off retail value!

Designer Diva Resale, the largest designer resale store in the State of Texas over 20,000 square feet is located 11324 Westheimer Road (one block west of Wilcrest, at Hayes and Westheimer) in the Westchase District of Houston, Texas. Designer Diva aims to sell high-end brands for a fraction of the cost. The layout of the store is highly organized: sizes 00-20 are categorized, sized and colorized. Jewelry and designer handbags are grouped into twenty-eight showcases. An incredible collection of fur includes mink, lynx, and sheared beaver, among others. The Bridal Boutique offers wedding gowns, veils, tiaras and bouquets. An on-site Parisian seamstress specializing in bridal, fur restyling and high-end lingerie is ready to provide alterations and even create a custom gown. The Manager and Professional Image Consultant, Carole Barela, is available to create and/or collaborate with the seamstress to style your own personal look! Designer Diva also carries an outstanding collection of evening and prom gowns, lingerie, shoes, scarves, hats, perfume and much more! Great stock, low prices, brightly lit aisles with room to shop!


Designer Diva is partnered with Blooming Butterflies, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization assisting battered women, disadvantaged children, teens and senior citizens as well as helping to save the Endangered Monarch Butterflies. This partnership enables Designer Diva to donate 10% of all sales to Blooming Butterflies, which in turn, provides assistance to twelve confidential shelters enabling women of all sizes to feel special by bringing out their inner beauty and confidence with high-quality clothing.


“The challenges I’ve faced throughout my life have compelled me to create a business targeting women consumers by providing designer clothing and accessories at affordable prices,” relates Designer Diva owner, Michelle Puckett.