May Favorites 2017

May Favorites 2017

This is not a sponsored post but some links are affiliate links. Between heading to the Bahamas for Junkanoo Carnival Weekend, recording and editing new videos, and preparing myself for Cuba, May has been extremely busy. I’m late, but I didn’t want to end the month without sharing my monthly favorites. Here’s what I’ve been dabbling around with for the month of May. The Mane Choice Before this year, I...

April Favorites 2017

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links On Monday I celebrated my 31st birthday on the beautiful island of Martinique. Since doing research for my previous post, I became more interested in going so my cousin and I booked a flight with Norwegian Airlines. We didn’t make it to the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, but we had a great time making it one of the best birthdays I’ve ever...

March Favorites 2017

This post is not sponsored but contains some affiliate links Maybe it was because I had vacation the last week, but March literally flew by. The majority of the month was spent organizing at home and my blog, but I still have some work to do. Here are the top three things included in my March favorites. Pink & Berry Lipsticks Spring finally came and I broke out all the...

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

Health Benefits of Taking a Spa Day

I’ve been paying more attention to my body and think a spa day is just what I need. A few weeks ago, my cousin extended an invitation to the steam room and sauna at the W Hotel’s Bliss Spa. It’s been a while since I’ve received any sort of spa treatment; in Thailand, we received massages at our hotel so it was long overdue. Interested in learning the health benefits of taking...

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

E.L.F. Moisturizing Lipstick Swatches + Review

PR samples were sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own. I’ve been going back to basics using hair and beauty products that are both affordable and have good quality. Lip products are my favorite and I’ve been loving each e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick included in my beauty squad boxes. The e.l.f. moisturizing lipstick comes in a variety of shades. No matter your skin tone, there is a...

10 Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Traveling Naturalistas to Follow on Instagram

Instagram is probably my most active social media platform. Even if I don’t have anything to post, I’m always scrolling for funny memes or getting travel and beauty inspiration. Since the month of March is used to celebrate women AND I’m an advocate for natural hair, here’s a list of my ten favorite traveling naturalistas on Instagram. I must add that we are also pretty stylish in our own way too....

Carnival Inspired Makeup

carnival inspired makeup

If you’re a longtime follower, you know that I LOVE Carnival time. I haven’t played mas since 2014, but I watch Machel Monday, Soca Monarch, and other streamed events online. Being upset I missed another carnival, I created a look inspired by my costume for Caribana 2013.   A post shared by Jo🌟nna E (@joannaen) on Aug 3, 2013 at 5:36pm PDT Read more on how I did this carnival inspired makeup...

February Favorites 2017

It’s already the end of February and I’m back with sharing my favorites for the month. In January I shared my five favorite hair and beauty products and this month I’m including things that have been holding my interest. If you’re interested in what I’ve been into lately, below are my five February Favorites (say that 3xs fast). e.l.f. Cosmetics Blush Palette As an e.l.f beauty squad member, I’ve been getting...