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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…

Best Lipsticks for Fall and Winter

Best Fall Lipstick Colors for Brown Skin

Out of all the makeup I have, I LOVE neutral, dark and rich lipsticks, especially when Fall and Winter seasons come around. From liquid mattes, to shimmer and creamy finishes, here are some of my favorite neutral, dark and rich colored lipsticks for fall and winter separated by color category. Brown and Nude A natural look […] Read more…

Indo-Caribbean Style at Bazodee the Movie Premiere

[box]Jewelry and shirt were provided for the movie premiere.[/box] Excited about covering Bazodee the Movie as press, the question of ‘what to wear?” stayed in my mind. Going with the African-Indian theme of the movie, I wanted to include NYC Urban, Indian and Caribbean looks, so I came up with what I call an “Urban-Beti”. Beti is a […] Read more…

Summer No Buy: August Update

Today is the last day of my Summer No Buy. I had some setbacks in June and even earlier this month getting VO5 conditioner for $0.75 at Walmart (does that even count?) during vacation, but I made it. Here are empties for the month of August: SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk Eden […] Read more…

Summer No Buy July Update

Summer No Buy: July Update

I can’t believe August is tomorrow. It’s also the last month of my Summer No Buy. I had a mini-setback in June due to my “product junkie-ism”, but I got back on track. As mentioned in my no buy update last month, I separated the items I wanted to finish in a section of my bathroom and used […] Read more…

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