Beauty Review: Farmacy Honey Pot Lightweight Moisturizer

written by kristen lentz

Out of the fifteen years I've been wearing any form of makeup, I finally found my Holy Grail of a moisturizer! While meandering through Sephora (dangerous, I know!) this little glass pot glistened. I decided to pick up this sample pot to read about it and try it out. Instantly, I fell in love with the texture, consistency and fragrance. On a whim, I decided to spend the $45, which is very much unlike me, especially because I've always hated moisturizers. 


Randall Shreve: Devil's in the Details

Randall Shreve lets us into his creative mind.

As published in Issue 10 of Deitra Magazine.

written by Tamara Styer | photographed by Matt Loveland

SOME ARTISTS HAVE THE MAGIC, that certain je ne sais quoi. And Randall Shreve is indisputably one of those artists.
    Having visited his private studio, Deitra Magazine had the honor of witnessing his creative process, getting an insight into how his mind works and taking a real look at the man behind the curtain.

Melodikats: Musical Precision

Written by Tamara Styer

COMPOSED OF MUSICIANS WHO have been playing music since before the 8-track, the Melodikats out of Mountain Home, Arkansas are bringing back the classic songs that we haven't heard in years. These guys are covering tunes by greats that many bands simply do not attempt. Songs like "She's Gone" by Hall & Oates, "I Can't Tell You Why" by The Eagles, and "Josie" by Steely Dan are just a few notable songs the band covers. The Melodikats are bringing a new meaning to the idea of classic hits, and have hand-picked a unique collection of exceptional songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Deitra Magazine had the honor of chatting with these veteran players about each of their musical backgrounds, and tales from living the musician's dream back when being on the road was more of a reality than a dream.


All That Glitters: 99x Party

Glitz and glamour will set the Springfield Art Museum aglow at this year’s 99x event.


ReverbNation + Deitra Mag!

A cool opportunity for independent musicians everywhere

Deitra Magazine, a print and digital magazine whose readership spans the United States, is on the lookout for new music and up-and-coming artists. Deitra will select five (5) ReverbNation artists for a featured music review in an upcoming 2018 issue and the Deitra Magazine website, Artists that impress the Deitra team enough may also receive a featured print write-up! We've already gotten over 700 submissions and we are loving what we hear! Submit your music at the link below!

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Kids and Chemicals: Sea of Trees

Written by Tamara Styer

FROM CULT FAVORITE ELECRTO-POP duo Kids and Chemicals comes this dreamy, alternative rock tune that is one of the most inspired tracks we’ve heard this season. Transcendent in its delivery, “Sea of Trees” has brought the band’s sound to a new level. The band’s new single and accompanying music video have gained coverage from publications like and New Noise Magazine, and coupled with the release of a full-length album entitled After Life, this might be Kids and Chemicals’ most anticipated project yet.


Deitra Fashion: Femme Carnivale

Written & Styled by LaComa Jefferson Bass | photographed by Matt Loveland
Beauty by Kristen Lentz | Modeled by Shelby Schulte

THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS photoshoot came with the arrival of the County Fair. The idea of a beautiful and chic girl accidently finding herself in a small town fair was something I have always wanted to play with. Light, ethereal and clean were my guide words, femininity my theme. A very finely dressed woman, soft and pristine, contrasted against the simply dressed people at a busy and dirty fairground.


LUX: Calloused Hearts & Love Songs


written and photographed by Charles Goodin

“THE ROMANS AND THE Greeks believed the Muse and the Genius were these otherworldly things — these spirits,” Jake Rogers tells me between long pulls on the straw of his iced coffee. “It wasn’t until the Renaissance that the Genius became the man. And when the man became the Genius, I think that’s where it all went wrong.”


Superhero Beauty: The Journey Begins


"Let the beauty inside of you shine! When you have a health or fitness goal, it's hard not focus on the exterior. Don't forget how beautiful you are on the inside, too!” - Autumn Calabrese


Beauty Review: Avon Anew Platinum Night Cream

written by Tamara Styer

UPON STAYING A FEW days with my parents recently, I found myself raiding my mom's beauty stash. She always has lotions and creams and homemade lip treatments to snag and slather, and before I knew it I was smoothing on a dollop of Avon Anew Platinum Night Cream.


Music Review: Shaun Munday

written by Tamara Styer

SHAUN MUNDAY’S SELF-TITLED debut solo album is a tribute to oldschool blues singers accompanied by Munday’s exquisite acoustic songwriting using only one instrument. He is a bass aficionado, making the guitar sing rhythmically as if it were three instruments in one. 


Music Review: 12X12: A Springfield Missouri Compilation

written by Tamara Styer

A FEW MONTHS BACK, Wee Rock Records sent us some vinyl records to review in the mag. Time to buy a record player, we said, and headed out to choose our cool new music-listening apparatus. 


Beauty Review: The Healer Skin Stick by Perfectly Posh

The Healer Skin Stick by Perfectly Posh - $14

written by Kristen Lentz

OVER THE PAST FEW months, I’ve been using a new chap-stick called The Healer by Perfectly Posh. My husband uses chap-stick like it’s going out of business, so I bought one for him, too. This Healer stick is so much more than just for chapped lips, as I’ve been finding out. Because it’s made from natural ingredients, it’s safe to use on your pets' chapped noses or paw pads. (Just to be clear, even though it’s safe to use on your pets, these products are cruelty free and never tested on animals. Bonus there!) If you have chafed areas on your skin, this helps calm any irritation, and it works like a charm to moisturize and balance the skin. It’s also great for mild sunburns and bug bites. The Healer is infused with great ingredients such as shea butter, vanilla oil and orange oil. It has a nice neutral, mild fragrance with a luxurious, softening feel. My husband has been loving it and so have I! DM

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LUSH at Bartique: Original Fears Launch

written and photographed by Leslie Tucker

IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN to LUSH at Bartique yet, now is the time to check it out!  LUSH at Bartique just celebrated their one year anniversary in downtown Springfield, Missouri with the launch of a new locally owned clothing line, Original Fears. Designer Caleb Schwien describes his brand as unisex streetwear, bodied in the Midwest with a heart beating in the coast.


Andrew Batcheller: Flights of Fantasy

written by Charles Goodin

IT'S THE SCENE'S UNAPOLOGETIC bleakness that first draws me in: a bird, perched pensively on a dry, weathered branch and framed only by the slightest hint of a wispy, blue dusk. As the creature's beady eye bores into mine, I begin to see the tableau as the solemn epilogue to a story of apocalyptic proportions — one in which the sole survivor of some world-rending disaster needs no words to indict my character.


Rosco Wuestewald: Moving Onward

From the archives of Deitra Issue 06 comes this in depth interview with Rosco Wuestewald of folk band Onward Etc. A rising indie music star out of Springfield, Missouri, Rosco has gone on to tour the world since publication of this article in October 2013. We can't wait to feature him again and find out where he has traveled, who he has met and how things have changed in his personal and professional life. But in the meantime, enjoy this intimate look into the Old Soul.  


Woman of Many Hats: Brande Wilkerson

Written by Reyna Lay | Photos Courtesy of Victory Vintage Boutique

I HAD THE PLEASURE of meeting Mrs. Brande Wilkerson – owner of Victory Vintage Boutique and Design Studio, and self-taught designer extraordinaire – a few years ago after seeing her love for vintage clothing on her YouTube channel. She is not only a mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur who has built a successful business from inside the walls of her own home but, she is also an incredible designer in her own right. Her official title is Owner/Chief Designer and Artistic Developer for Innovative Fashion and Millinery Concepts. Although she’s a very busy lady who wears a lot of hats (pun completely intended), she took a moment to tell Deitra Mag a little more about herself and the future of her business.
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