Tribe Called Curl Kinks and Drinks

May is here! Last week I celebrated my birthday at 729 Franklin Bar for Tribe Called Curl’s “hairchurch” event called Kinks and Drinks.   A post shared by Jo🌟nna E (@joannaen) on Apr 24, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT About Kind and Drinks Kinks and Drinks is a monthly natural hair event. It is held at different NYC venues and attendees play interactive games and converse through Q&A. This month, there was...

KBB Meet & Greet at Target Atlantic Center

KBB Meet & Greet at Target Atlantic Center

On April 5th, I had the opportunity to meet the creator of Karen’s Body Beautiful, Karen Tappin at Target Atlantic Center, Brooklyn for her first KBB Meet & Greet. Not only is Karen GORGEOUS in person, her fro is massive and she is super sweet. We talked about why natural ingredients are important for our hair and the brand’s beginnings. Karen spoke of hand mixing products in her hair salon...

“Sephora University” Day to Night Smokey Eye Class Recap

A couple weeks ago, I attended my second class at Sephora called Day to Night Smokey Eye. It was a little less crowded than the Contouring and Highlighting class, but it worked out pretty well. As before, we gave our name and a “fun fact” as well as what we wanted to learn in the class. We also got to view Sephora’s proper application method for primer and eye shadow for...

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

When attending Sephora’s Contouring and Highlighting class I did not come to the class with foundation, so they did a color match with the machine to get my foundation match. I was given the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in the color Malaga. Here are details about the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Your skin – almost bare, but better. This advanced, oil-free formula provides a translucent veil of color and sun protection while...

“Sephora University” Contouring and Highlighting Class Recap

Last Thursday after work, I walked over to Sephora Times Square to attend their Contouring and Highlighting class. It was my first class as a Sephora Beauty Insider and I was nervous and excited There were four Sephora team members and 12-15 students. Makeup stations were separated into three sections based on the person’s color (pale, mediums and dark). If students didn’t have any foundation on, they used the Pantone Color Iq to...

Woman’s Hair Grows Mold After Leaving Weave in for 6 Months

Woman's Hair Grows Mold After Leaving Weave in for 6 Months

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and saw this picture of a woman’s hair growing mold after leaving a weave in for 6 months. Since I’m doing this protective style challenge and some of you may be sporting a weave as a protective style, I’ve decided to leave some tips for weave maintenance.   This girl wore her sew’n weave for 6 months and it grew mold! Ladies! DO NOT...

Winter Protective Style Challenge

Since November 23, I’ve been sporting kinky twists and I finally took them out today. I honestly felt very proud of myself for keeping it in for 30 days straight. The only time I usually wear a consistent protective style is when I’m on vacation; styling my hair is the last thing I want to do. Since I’m trying to discipline myself more with protective styling, why not do a...

Dotzila 24-Piece Makeup Brush Set

This past August, I visited family in Toronto for the Scotia Bank Caribbean Carnival (Caribana) but forgot my makeup brushes. While it did hurt my heart somewhat, I DID need a new brush set. A couple weeks after, I saw a deal on LivingSocial. The Dotzila 24-Piece Brush Set was original $49 and I purchased it for $18. I am NOWHERE near a makeup professional, but I do want to get better at...