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 a “no buy” emptying as many products as possible. Not sure how to clear your...

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...

How to Take Care of Your Skin on Vacation

How to Take Care of Your Skin on Vacation

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EndYourDrySkin #WetSkinIsBestSkin #CollectiveBias 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...

May Favorites 2017

May Favorites 2017

[disclaim]This is not a sponsored post but some links are affiliate links.[/disclaim] 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

[disclaim]FTC: This post is not sponsored, but contains affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my own. [/disclaim] 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...

March Favorites 2017

[disclaim]Contains affiliate links[/disclaim] 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 light colored lippes. For the past few...

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

[box]PR samples were sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own.[/box] 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...