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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Nighttime Curly Hair Routine 

After a long day of either school or work, I take my hair out of it’s current style and massage my scalp. I take about 10 minutes massaging my scalp as I wind down from all of the day’s activites.


Then I separate my hair into sections and dampen it with water. I apply raw Shea Butter into each section and braid my hair.
If my roots are dry, I dampen the tips of my fingers with Argan Oil and rub into my scalp.


To end my night routine, I place my bonnet on my head to protect my hair as I sleep. Quick and simple. 🙂

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 16:3

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Bold Orange Bodycon Dress

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To me, a perfect summer outfit is something that isn’t restraining. I spend a good amount of my summer, wearing dresses and maxi skirts. I don’t really like shorts at all. Most of them are tight and make my thighs sweat. Shorts only seem to make me hotter; while dresses and skirts on the other hand, enable me to be cooler. Though this dress is a bodycon dress, it is not necessarily tight. I love how conservative this dress is, even if it is form fitting. I didn’t really accessorize this dress too much, because it just speaks for itself. My Happiness necklace was the perfect touch to add to this outfit. It is a very flattering dress that compliments my curves and my skin color.

Dress: Rainbow

Necklace: Charlotte Russe

Purse: Sears

Shoes: Payless

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 18:10

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LA T-Shirt & Orange Scarf Look

This is actually a fall outfit, but I would wear it in the summer during those freak cold days. My favorite part about this fit is my bright orange infinity scarf and the pop of color it gives. Perfect for on the go, all you have to do is tuck in a t-shirt and pull on a jacket. If you wanted to go out to a dinner with friends, this is the outfit for you. To dress it up jut swap out the sneakers for a pair of black, orange, or even white pumps. Personally, I don’t believe in “summer clothes” and “winter clothes.” Through all seasons, I layer my clothes and switch out certain pieces to accommodate, what I’m doing a certain day.

Jacket: Forever 21

Shirt: JCPenney

Scarf: Mall Kiosk

Black Jeggings: Rainbow

Sneakers: BeBe

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day: Romans 8:6

Piece of the Week: BOLD Sweatshirt

I usually hate sweaters, I can’t really stand anything long sleeve besides sweatshirt. But this sweater is oh so comfortable. It’s just like a sweatshirt, but not as thick. Perfect for windy days. I love the message behind it. BOLD stands for Becoming Our Live Dreams, basically meaning that we can do whatever we set our minds to do and achieve our dreams. I just pair this sweater with jeggings and my black statement sneakers for a simple and bold look.

Sweater: I don’t remember, sorry 🙂

Jeggings: Rainbow

Sneakers: BeBe

Xx,

Joanna Sarah

Verse of the Day:  John 3:21