Celebrating Summer at Splish Splash Waterpark

Many thanks to Splish Splash Waterpark for providing us with complimentary tickets. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

June has a busy month for my family. School is over, both of my nieces celebrated birthdays, and my nephew is going to kindergarten come fall. To wrap all the celebrations in one fun-filled day, we took a day trip to Splish Splash Waterpark last weekend. Below are our favorite rides for the day.

The Battle of Mutiny Bay

My personal favorite was The Battle of Mutiny Bay. It is an interactive ride for people in AND outside the boats. We were able to take a ride in a boat and have a water fight from the cannons with guests in other boats or outside the bay. There are no age restrictions, but there are only 4 people allowed in each boat. We split up, but Nieceypoo got in and enjoyed the ride with my sister. 

Kiddie Cove

Our first stop and the majority of our time was spent in Kiddie Cove. We attempted to have Nieceypoo swing on the tentacles in Octopus pool, but she wasn’t having it at all. Meanwhile, Bootsie boo and the boys had a blast using the kiddie slides together and individually. We eventually found our way into Monsoon Lagoon and the Yellow Submarine where Nieceypoo found some courage to use the water slide. It was only once, but it was something.

Splish Splash kiddie cove

Splish Splash Kiddie Slides


Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror

I initially thought my youngest nephew wasn’t tall enough, but we were all able to get into Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel of Terror. We plunged through a 40 ft tunnel via tube in complete darkness in one ride. The kids loved it so much, they went twice.

Splish Splash Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror

Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror Splish Splash

Lazy River

No matter what water park we go to, the lazy river is usually a must for me. I sat out due to my oldest nephew being done with rides, but we were able to catch the rest of the family as they relaxed in the tubes.

We all had an overall great time. My oldest nephew isn’t too fond of theme parks, but he even said he had fun. Splish Splash Waterpark is located in Calverton, NY about 60 miles east of NYC. It took us about an hour and a half to two hours to get there via car. Ticket pricing is based on height and day that you attend; guests under 48″ and over 60 years old receive tickets at a cheaper price. If needed, the park offers locker and life jacket rentals and accepts all major credit cards for admission, food and drinks. If you visit during a busy day, it’s recommended to get the H2Go Pass available for popular rides. For more information, visit them on their official site. Enter Promocode: JoannaEBlog16 at the checkout before June 30 for a discount on your ticket.

Celebrating Summer at Splish Splash Waterpark

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Spring and Summer No Buy: May Empties

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Month two of my Spring and Summer no buy is over and I think this is the hardest one yet. One of my biggest challenges is being a Naturalicious and SheaBassador with Type 4 Naturals. I have video tutorials and reviews to do, so I’m using products that aren’t even on my list.

You can see two of my last videos below:


In between video days, I make sure to keep the items I want finished separated. Here are my May empties:

  • Aunt Jackie’s In Control “Anti-Poof” Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner
  • As I Am Double Butter Cream

What I’m focusing on for June

I’ve been loving the Naturalicious Moisture Infusion Styling Cream, so I added it to the list of stylers along with the Wonder Curl and TGIN products. I also have maybe a wash or two left of the Aunt Jackie’s Quench! Leave-In Conditioner and True by Made Beautiful Nourishing leave-in. I really just want to finish this stuff already. lol

Cut and Color on Natural Hair at Wesley Styles NYC

Back in April I decided to get a cut a color for my birthday. Since getting a blowout, I know I needed a trim, so I contacted Tamika of Wesley Styles to do a cut and color. I’ve seen Tamika do hair demos several times at her shop and hair events, so I already knew she does a great job. As a new customer, I had to schedule a beauty analysis to talk about color options, perform a skin allergy test with hair color as well as a hair strand test to see how the color I picked would look in my hair. Prior to my visit, I was encouraged by Tamika to bring pictures of cuts and colors that interested me. For “cutting day”, I was pretty excited so I decided to share via Snapchat. You can partially see my stingy ends and my excitement to get rid of them.

before hair cut at Wesley Styles NYC


after shaping my hair at Wesley Styles NYC

After shaping, we decided to do a halo highlight instead of a full head coloring. She styled my hair using the Wonder Curl Curl control Styling Lotion for a wash and go. I really liked the definition it gave and my hair was soft. When we first did the color, I BARELY saw a difference. The only way I was really able to see a difference was in the sunlight. Below are the first, third and month differences.

Natural Hair shaping at Wesley Styles NYC


Cut and color


Cut and Color on Natural Hair at Wesley Styles NYC

My overall experience with Tamika at Wesley Styles NYC was good. I’ve since gone back to get the color lifted. I don’t plan on coloring my hair again for a while, but I’l definitely be back for a trim come August. I even contemplated on getting a tapered cut. If you’re in the NYC area and looking for a stylist, visit the Wesley Styles NYC official website or follow Tamika or Instagram and Facebook. She is natural, but provides hair care for all hair types.

Cut and Color on Natural Hair at Wesley Styles NYC

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