Bold in Blue Fit

This is actually one of my favorite dresses; it gives me young adult vibes. The bold blue works well with the melanin in my skin. I’ve noticed that bodycon dresses typically look better with my body type, so I usually gravitate toward them when shopping. The one thing I did not like about this dress is that the sleeves never stay down. I have to keep pulling on them in order for them to remain being off the shoulder. I am obsessed with my new bag. I got it for myself and I am loving it. It’s the perfect size and really matches the style of I’m going for. My suede pumps are also new. I’ve needed new pumps for a while and I was surprised when I bought these at Forever 21. They are a great quality and were only $20. This is definitely a look I will revisit again.

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Dress: Charlotte Russe

Heels: Forever 21

Bag: Forever 21

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Isaiah 33:3

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My Skin Care Routine

My skin care routine is really basic and nothing special compared to other people’s. In the morning, I just wash my face with water. I learned that if you use cleanser too much than it strips the natural oils from your face.


After I wash my face, I use the Target brand Oil-Free Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 to hydrate my face. But don’t get fooled, sometimes I get lazy and use my body lotion as a moisturizer.


At the end of the day, I wipe my face clean with a makeup wipe if I’m wearing makeup. Next, I use my Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser to get rid of all the oil and makeup build up from the day.


About thrice a week, I exfoliate with Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub and a wash cloth. After rinsing with cold water, I apply moisturizer to my face to return moisture to my face after washing.

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I keep my skin care routine as simple as possible to ensure that my face doesn’t breakout with an overwhelming amount of product. Occasionally, I use a face mask but not often. My skin isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty clear.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Galatians 6:2

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Sleeveless Cardigan & Bodycon Dress Fit

A simple, yet gorgeous fall outfit. I just love the way the cardigan’s texture’s and pattern looks against the burgundy. Personally, I love bodycon dresses. They are always very flattering, except this one kept rising up a lot which I didn’t like at all. You’ll probably continue to see these flats again. They are my go-to whenever I don’t feel like wearing sneakers or heels. They are cute, comfortable and work with everything. My love for this look comes from the simplicity of how it looks. The outfit isn’t overdone and no one piece is fighting for attention.

Dress: Rainbow

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Cardigan: thrifted

Flats: Payless

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 18:10

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Life Journal 8/18/17

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Hi lovelies! I haven’t done one of these in awhile and I think it’s important we stay in touch. 🙂 I recently got my permit and I honestly love driving. I’m not the best at it though, but I’m doing my best. I have a whole year before my road test, so I have plenty of time to practice. I’m content with life right now. I’ve been reading again, which is good. I always love a good read. I’m excited for school because this year I’m going to be a junior. Obviously, I’m not too excited about the work lol. I know when school starts in September I’ll be busy, but I hope to at least post once week and maybe even twice a week.  Tell me in the comments what’s happening in your life!

By the way, aren’t these pictures the cutest? I love them so much, the beauty is in the details. 😉

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:16

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My Curly Girl Products

I just love this shampoo by Cantu, it is perfect for all naturalistas. It sulfate-free, silicone-free, paraben free, and mineral oil free. Basically, it can do your hair no wrong. For a sulfate-free shampoo, it removes build up and dirt really well. This is my favorite shampoo of all time.

As you can see, I need to buy some more conditioner lol. This is the matching Cantu conditioner to the shampoo above. I love how this feels in my hair, so creamy and smooth. It gives my curls a great slick perfect for detangling.

The most noticeable trait about this deep conditioner is that it smells so good. After using this, my hair really does get softer and less prone to breakage.

I co-wash my hair in-between washings when there is product build up. It moisturizes and removes most of the excess product, until wash day. When my hair is especially dry, this adds back all the moisture lost.

I have just recently started using this and still don’t know how I feel about it yet. It does make my hair feel somewhat greasy after each use.

I love this product so much. I have been using this ever since I started taking care of my own hair. It makes my hair soft and moisturized. My hair benefits from using Cantu’s leave-in conditioner.

This is pretty much the only oil I use and it’s really light. My hair never feels greasy or oily with Argan oil. There really is no particular brand of Argan oil that I use.

This gel is works miracles with my thick curly hair. I would recommend this to everyone. It doesn’t get flaky or white. It actually kinda of makes my hair straight when it’s been up in a bun all day.

 

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I use this hair moisturizer more for my twist and braid-outs. Recently, I’ve been adding it in my hair for extra moisture and see that my hair retains moisture longer. It seems divine, which is an added bonus.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: John 15:5

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Stylish Sixteen

On July 31st, it was my sixteenth birthday. I had my first driving lesson and was able to get my permit two days later. Yay! I got a free Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Bean ice coffee in honor of my birthday. My mom and I ran some other little errands. The real fun was my birthday dinner at Olive Garden with my 12 closest friends. It was full of laughs, fun, and good memories. It is safe to say that we were beyond loud lol. I wouldn’t ask for another way to spend my birthday than with those who are basically family.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 20:4

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