Joanna E

Summer No Buy 2017: June Empties

I’m taking a short break from sharing monthly empties for my annual #summernobuy. Attending events allow me to save trips to the beauty supply store, but sometimes it’s just too much. Some products don’t work while others just sit on the shelf. After giving and throwing things away through the year, each summer I do […] Read more…

Switching up Styles with Black Hairspray

Being a lazy natural, I’ve developed an appreciation for wearing wigs. I purchased a few wigs last winter to help my hair dry and for lazy days. I’m pretty shy when buying in store, so I use online services like Black Hairspray to purchase wigs. Black Hairspray is a beauty e-commerce company that sells wigs […] Read more…

Cuba Packing List What to Bring for a Week in Cuba

Cuba Packing List: What to Bring for a Week in Cuba

I love going on vacation, but packing and unpacking are the most tedious tasks of travel to me. First world problems have us so used to things during vacation; visiting Cuba definitely gave us a slice of humble pie. Not everything is easy to get from the pharmacy or regular store so my cousin and […] Read more…

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

More Than the Beach: 4 Caribbean Destinations for Cultural Travelers

June is Caribbean American Heritage Month and each year New York City hosts Caribbean Week. At this year’s Media Marketplace session , I had the opportunity to speak with individuals representing islands in the Caribbean Tourism Organization. A lot of people think the islands only offer blue waters, white sand beaches, or it as just […] Read more…

How to Take Care of Your Skin on Vacation

How to Take Care of Your Skin on Vacation

Since my teenage years, I’ve had a skin condition called Tinea versicolor and HATED it. In addition to this, my skin will get really dry when it’s hot. Most days of the year I can control it but once it gets warm you can easily see dry spots and patches on my back and chest. I never wore […] Read more…

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

5 Tips for Planning a Trip to Cuba

If you haven’t noticed, Cuba is one of the most popular travel destinations for the year. Since taking a Caribbean Music course in college and being a lover of history, I’ve been wanting to visit the island. I’ve asked friends, read several blog posts and even joined Facebook travel groups to be informed of what to […] Read more…

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