Life Journal 2/23/18

img_3344Wowza, I can’t believe that Feburary is nearly over. It feels like 2018 was just yesterday. It always surprises me how the days past by slow, but the months speed by. Last weekend, I want to Northeast Winterfest and I was so very blessed. Winterfest is a youth convention that helps young people connect with God. I went with my church friends and we made the best of it. I’m counting down the days until next year.

Next week, I have another trip (am I busy or what?) down to Atlantic City for my DECA trip. It’s more educational than leisure, because I am actually going for a competition. There will definitely be some time to chill out and explore the city – meaning exploring the parts of my hotel that I am allowed to be in as it is a casino and I am a high school student on a school trip.

After #7DaysofJo, I’ll be taking a small break from blogging and YouTube. It was very strenous for me to record and edit seven videos and write seven blog posts. I mean after it all, I felt super accomplished so I am more than willing to do this at most four times a year. You know, a #7DaysofJo per season we’ll see how that idea turns out. I hope you all have a blessed weekend.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Matthew 1:20

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My Travel Essentials & Travelbag | #7DaysofJo

As a girl who has been on more than a few trips on in my life, I have certain travel essentials that I always bring with me.

Laptop & Charger & Earbuds

Depending on the trip, I like to bring my Chromebook with me to do homework (I never actually do it) or for my own personal uses like Netflix. Plus, my laptop serves as a great portable charger. Speaking of chargers, my laptop and phone chargers always have to come with me. I obviously don’t want my phone and laptop to die, what would I do? Actually talk to people lol. Earbubs are perfect to have, when you want to sleep and the bus or car is noisy. Just pop them in your ear and listen to some nice music and viola! You’re asleep.

Tissues & Hand Sanitzer

My allergies are terrible, therefore I ALWAYS need to have tissues just in case. My nose has no restraints on the road. I hate the feel of hand santizer, but it’s a must! Without hand santizer, my hands would be filled with germs and unclean things.

Glasses Case & Makeup

Whenever I travel, I only bring the bare minimal of makeup. Especially because I’m usually too lazy to do more than my eyebrows and highlight. I’m usually having too much fun to obsess over my appearnce. I have learned the hard way, the importance of bringing a glasses case for anything that is not a day trip. You got to keep those glasses safe, because they’re experience.

Snacks & Water

I get hungry on the road and need some eneregy. Need I say more?

Book & Blanket

I love getting cozy in any mode of transportation I’m in to get to my destination. A blanket and a good read is the key! There is nothing better than being on the road wrapped up in a blanket, reading a good book.

Hair Supplies

A girl cannot have her hair wrapped up for the entire trip, you know? I have to look presentable after a long ride.

Lotion & Perfume

After being stuck in one place for an excessive amount of time, lotion and perfume are needed. It’ll be horrible to smell like stale food or dried sweat. When traveling, you have to smell good and pretend it’s not a hassle.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 33:4-5

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Pinterest Makeup Challenge| #7DaysofJo

I know I’m late and I’m sorry. But here is day five of #7DaysofJo! I attempted to recreate a Pinterest makeup look and it wasn’t the best test of my skill but I did my best.

This is the Pinterest look that I wanted to recreate. I choose this look because I based it off the eye shadow colors I did and didn’t have. For some reason, I have an abundance of purple and almost all of its shades. If you want to see my process, check out the link for my YouTube video above.

I mainly used my Urban Decay Naked Heat palette for this look, but I also used other colors from other palettes. My shadows were not as pigmented as the eye shadow in the picture. Also, my eye shadow was more mauve and purple than red and burgundy.  As a makeup look, it is very cute. As a recreation, my makeup does not do the picture justice. I mean hey, this just means to keep working on my beauty skills and step up my makeup game. How do you guys think I did on this look?

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Romans 1:16

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Outfit Ideas for School | #7DaysofJo

Hi lovebugs! It’s day four of #7DaysofJo. I know that personally I have a hard time picking out what to wear. Sometimes I just don’t have a clue at all and I decided that maybe I should help other girls like me with a mini outfit ideas series. The second in this mini series is outfit ideas for school! I hope I inspire some of you.

Outfit #1

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This is your basic “I’m trying to try” outfit. I love this sleeveless cardigan. I don’t know where it’s from, but it was in my house and I thought it was cute. I personally hate running sneakers and jeans, but I thought they worked with this outfit. Especially because I wanted to be comfy and represent my team (even though I’m not a “real” fan). #CowboysNation.

Outfit #2

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I love this look and it is perfect for the weather right now. It’s warm and ready to combat any rain or small random snow showers. I don’t usually wear grunge-y outfits only for the lack of vintage clothes, but this look works well for me. It’s simple, yet spices up the mood. I legit have ripped mom jeans, a t-shirt, an army jacket, and hiking boots (or as I like to call them my fimbs aka fake timbs).

Outfit #3

This outfit is for those fancy days. When you forget all about why you hate school and just want to look amazing. The wedges are easy to walk in and are perfect for school. I’m 90% sure that those are my thrifted True Religion Jeans, which are the best quality. My blouse is on the girly side, but the all black everything else compliments it. All of the school outfits were only pants because during this weather, I rarely wear skirts and dresses to school because it’s too cold.

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Psalm 59:16

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Trimming My Natural Hair | #7DayofJo

Hey lovebugs, I just realized I forget to scehdule the last few days of #7DaysofJo. So here I am publishing all at once. Sorry! This #7DaysofJo is just a step by step guide of how I trim my hair. It isn’t an actually turtorial. I hope you all enjoy! Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE!

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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Day In My Life | #7DaysofJo

Hey babes! Day three of #7DaysofJo and today is a day in my life vlog!! This video is really a typical day in my life, when I don’t have to be at a basketball game or a football game. I’ll be at school and work in this vlog. Enjoy!  Don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE!!

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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Snow Day Essentials | #7DaysofJo

img_1513I might have only had two snow days this year, but I think I’m qualified enough to know what a perfect snow day entails. (Side note: all pictures are from the internet besides the snow because of my lack props at the moment).

Movies & TV Shows

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On snow days, we don’t want to waste a second thinking about school. The only solution is movies an TV shows. I love catching up on a TV show or just watching a movie that I’ve wanted to see for a while. All your cinematic and television desires can always be fulfilled during a snow day.

Tea or Hot Chocolate

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Any hot beverage is great at warming up you insides! They manage to work with whatever you do and just ultimately make you feel better.

Book

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I’m such a reader and a snow day isn’t a snow day without being mesmorized by a book. It is a winter must to read when the ground is white. I find that snow days are the perfect time to reread an old favorite. My favorite children’s book is the Frog Princess by E.D. Baker and it is always great to reread.

Blanket

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The purpose of a snow day is to be comfy and you cannot be comfortable without a blanket! I recently got this blue blanket with snowdlakes that I love and it definitely made my snow day better.

Sweatshirt

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Honestly this is optional, because  of the blanket but being extra cozy is not a crime. I have this Jesus Strong XL sweatshirt that I love to wear, because it bigger than my other sweatshirts. It keeps me warm and I never want to leave my room.

Snacks

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You can eat as much as you want because the next day you’ll lose all the calories shoveling. A snow day love of mine are chocolate chip cookies and honey wheat pretzels. They are just so good!

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Deuteronomy 6:4-5

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