COOLA Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer Review

Coola Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer Review

[discalim]This moisturizer was sent to me for review. As always, opinions reflected are my own.[/disclaim] Happy June! Summer will be here before we know it and I wanted to share my experience using COOLA’s Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer. The Coola Cucumber Sunscreen Moisturizer was one of the products sent to me during Ulta’s Love Your Hair Event. It comes in a travel sized bottle, so I brought it along for my recent trip to...

ULTA Beauty Love Your Hair Event

[disclaim]This post is sponsored by Ulta Beauty. All opinions reflected on this post are my own[/disclaim] From May 10-May 30, Ulta will be having their annual ‘Love Your Hair’ event in stores and online. During this event, Ulta is providing tips, deals, discounts and tutorials for new and existing beauty favorites. Shoppers have the ability to mix & match, receive samples from various brands AND get expert advice from salon pros. All of...

OOTD: 30th Masquerade

Happy March! It’s been a long time since I’ve done an OOTD. This weekend, I had the honor of attending one of my cousin’s 30th birthday party in Chesapeake, VA. The theme was a “30 Shades of Beauty” Masquerade party. Now I WOULD accept an invite to a masquerade party, and not have a mask. Luckily, I was helping out with decorations and picked one up at a local Party...

Bridesmaid Wear: Apple Red Dress with Broach Pumps

#Scavenger Hunt wedding

Hello, December…3 posts later. Last weekend I was able to be a part of my sister’s wedding aka the #ScavengerHuntWedding as a bridesmaid. Her colors were Red, White and Black and the standard was an apple red dress with black shoes.    A post shared by Jo🌟nna (@joannaen) on Dec 13, 2014 at 1:48pm PST Dress: David’s Bridal Accessories: Reshma’s Closet Shoes: Payless  Makeup This was pretty much our own...

Afternoon at the Brooklyn Museum

[disclaim]Contains affiliate links[/disclaim] Day 26 of Blogtober calls for a “Throwback”. For Independence Day, I went to the Brooklyn Museum to view the Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties exhibit. I love history, was obsessed with “The Sixties” series on CNN and hold a great interest in civil rights in the US so I just HAD to see it. Another good reason to go was the fact that it...

Boat Ride on the Bay: Bermuda Shorts & Denim Heels

[disclaim]Contains affiliate links[/disclaim] Summertime is long gone, but I wanted to share a simple outfit worn for a boat ride I went to in Sheepshead Bay in late August. The boat ride was on a Sunday evening around the Jamaica Bay; nothing spectacular, but it was a lovely site the few min I went outside. Not only was I recovering from a cold, the week prior was pretty busy for...

How to Wear Crochet Braids as a Protective Style

Crochet Braids as a protective style

I won a free crochet braid install at the Trials n Tresses End of Summer Bash a few weeks ago. This was my first time winning ANYTHING at a natural hair event and my first time getting crochet braids. Installation The install was done be Erna of crochethairnyc who used the Freetress Brazillian Braid hair. The process took about an hour and a half to two hours because of time....

Summer Hair and Makeup No Buy EMPTIES

My #summernobuy is over and I must say it is A LOT easier to finish hair items than makeup items. Between me protective styling for three weeks after the summer wedding, protective styling due to overall laziness, the last two weeks of crochet braids from the End of Summer bash, as well as product reviews from swag bag items and companies sending, I couldn’t finish everything. All in all, I’m...