beauty

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…

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…

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 […] Read more…

carnival inspired makeup

Carnival Inspired Makeup

If you’re a longtime follower, you know that I LOVE Carnival time. I haven’t played mas since 2014, but I watch Machel Monday, Soca Monarch, and other streamed events online. Being upset I missed another carnival, I created a look inspired by my costume for Caribana 2013.   A post shared by Jo🌟nna E (@joannaen) on […] Read more…

Beauty Essentials for the Office

Beauty Essentials for the Office

Living in NYC as a millennial blogger means at any given time there is SOMETHING going on after work. These include press events, planned and random meetups with friends and (when I’m up to it) dates. Most days I don’t want to have time to go back home, so I keep a few beauty essentials in a makeup […] Read more…

PUR Cosmetics Trolls Eye Shadow Palette

[box]The Trolls Eye Shadow Palette was sent for review purposes. As always, opinions expressed are my own.[/box] Are you a fan of Trolls? I remember my sister having one when we were kids and hiding it in the corner somewhere. lol A few weeks ago, I unexpectedly received the new package and it just happened to be the PUR Cosmetics Trolls […] Read more…

January Favorites 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted product faves and this year I’m switching it up to share monthly favorites. I have my staples, but between product formula changes and sometimes my mood, I reach for specific things throughout the month. Here are my five favorite hair and beauty products for the month of January. […] Read more…

3 Easy Ways to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

I’ve lived in NYC my whole life and I have yet to appreciate the wintertime outside of the holidays. Having visibly dry skin when winter comes around isn’t attractive so like my hair, I had to create a regimen to keep my skin moisturized. If you get dry skin when winter comes, here are three easy […] Read more…

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