How To Motivate Yourself When You’re in a Funk

How To Motivate Yourself When You’re in a Funk

Being a micro influencer is sometimes hard; especially if you want to take it to another level. I wanted to grow this year and at some point, it seemed like I was failing so I just stopped. Sometimes taking a break helps to put you back on the right track and this writing freeze did just that. On my hiatus, I did a lot of things that reminded me of...

Black DOES Crack: 4 Tips on Sunburn Prevention

Black DOES Crack Sunburn Treatment & Prevention for Dark Skin

It’s Summer ’17! I usually share tips and reviews on destinations all over the world, but nothing in my own backyard. This summer I’m taking a break from traveling to do more in NYC. An issue I see often is going to the beach, water park or vacation in general and not applying sunscreen. I’ll be honest, sunscreen is not something I religiously wore growing up, but as I became...

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...

How to Embrace Your Awkward Moments

5 Awkward Moments from Photo Funday

My name is JoAnna and I am awkward… I was super excited to learn that today is National Awkward Moments Day. I have no idea how or when it started, but I do the quirkiest things and actually have learned to embrace my awkwardness. For years I felt bad for being awkward. I didn’t know how to deal with it and it was worst when others pointed it out. How do...

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...

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

Lasagna Stuffed Bell Peppers

It’s been a while since I’ve shared quick meals and today it’s all about lasagna stuffed peppers. I found this recipe browsing Pinterest (like most days) for low carb meals and decided to slightly modify it to exclude the pasta. Here’s the full process below. Ingredients Ground Meat Italian Seasoning Black Pepper Minced Garlic (optional) Pasta Sauce Bell Peppers Ricotta Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Parmesan Cheese   Directions Preheat oven to 350˚F...