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...

Beauty Essentials for the Office

Beauty Essentials for the Office

Living in NYC as a millennial blogger means at any given time there is SOMETHING going on after work. These include press events, planned and random meetups with friends and (when I’m up to it) dates. Most days I don’t want to have time to go back home, so I keep a few beauty essentials in a makeup bag in my desk. If you wear little to no makeup to work and often...

PUR Cosmetics Trolls Eye Shadow Palette

The Trolls Eye Shadow Palette was sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own. Are you a fan of Trolls? I remember my sister having one when we were kids and hiding it in the corner somewhere. lol A few weeks ago, I unexpectedly received the new package and it just happened to be the PUR Cosmetics Trolls Eye Shadow Palette.   The Trolls eye shadow palette is a 16-piece eye shadow collection inspired...

January Favorites 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted product faves and this year I’m switching it up to share monthly favorites. I have my staples, but between product formula changes and sometimes my mood, I reach for specific things throughout the month. Here are my five favorite hair and beauty products for the month of January. Uncle Funky’s Daughter Rich and Funky Moisturizing Cleanser The Uncle Funky’s Daughter Rich & Funky...