4 AMAZING PRODUCTS THAT WILL GET ME THROUGH THE WINTER

Hi Jinnalovers! I know it’s been a minute but I’ve been WFH, helping my daughter with remote learning AND trying to stay sane in quarantine. One of my favorite seasons, Fall seems to be slipping away too early and Winter is fast approaching. Why does Winter come so fast? Why can’t we enjoy the pumpkin spices and muffins a little longer, please? Haha. I am not a fan of Winter but all of my favorite holidays are in this season including my birthday (which is this weekend! Technically, it’s still fall but it always feels like winter). Even though I hate the cold season, I do enjoy having the opportunity to switch out my favorite products when the seasons change. Here is a list of my favorite products that will get be through the winter and hopefully I can add more to this list as more products drop for the holidays.

  1. I absolutely love Glossier You fragrance and the fact that it blends in with your natural body odor to give you a unique scent. I remember being at work and getting tons of compliments and people asking what I was wearing throughout the day. Who doesn’t love to smell good?

2. I started taking HUM vitamins over the summer because the pandemic had me feeling sluggish and tired. I felt like I needed to add vitamins to my routine to feel better and I did a lot of research before deciding on the HUM brand. I visited the website and took a personal quiz to see which vitamins I should take and my nutritionist (on the site) suggested that I take the following: OMG! Omega the Great™, Here Comes the Sun™, Daily Cleanse™, Private Party™, and Wingman™. I feel so much better everyday after taking my vitamins in the morning while sipping my coffee and reading emails.

3. Being in quarantine and feeling stressed has not been easy on my hair. Not being able to go to the hair salon and get my deep conditioner has caused my hair to break off and fall out so I read a few beauty articles on the best shampoos for damaged hair and black owned and I saw every one giving tons of props to Briogeo Haircare so I visited the website and took a quiz to see what products would work best on my hair. After taking the quiz, I brought and now use the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Shampoo fir Damaged Hair, Briogeo Don’t Despair! Repair Strength + Moisture Leave-in Spray Hair Mask and Briogeo, Don’t Despair, Repair! Strengthening Treatment Hair Oil. I love it! It makes my hair feel so soft and smooth. Waiting to see hair growth!

4. Do I need to say anything about Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin? This is my absolute favorite celebrity beauty brand and I am loving the cleanser the most – it smells amazing and my skin feels so soft after each use.

What products are getting you the winter season?

JINNA LOVES FAVORITE DESIGNER PERFUMES

I grew up playing in my mother’s lotions and perfumes and would sneak a spray before walking out the door and heading to middle school. I would spend the weekends with my grandmother and loved messing with everything on her cute vanity. I would have on all of her lotions, powders and sprays. I used to have a blast! Now I have a mini me that loves playing in my makeup, sprays and lotions too. Below are my favorite designer perfumes of all time (from when I first started wearing perfume as a teen to now).

In middle school and high school I loved wearing Beyonce’s True Star and the queen of pop, Britney Spears’ perfumes, which came in the cutest crystal ball shape and colors. I loved the fruity and soft scent which was perfect for young girls. As I got older, I started to love floral scents and became (and still is a major fan) of all of Marc Jacobs scents.

After trying so many perfumes throughout the years I realized that I love scents from designers like Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Versace to name a few. Check out my favorite designer perfumes. Do you have a favorite scent?

I would love to know what you’re favorite perfume is!

ASK JINNA: PAPERLESS POST SAVED MY SUMMER GAME NIGHT (& FUTURE LIFE EVENTS)!

Hey Everyone! I am so excited because I have partnered with Paperless Post to review and customize some pretty cool stationary and invites for some events I have planned in the next few weeks and months.

The summer is almost over so it’s time to invite my best girl friends and their kids over for a game night with me and my mini me, Sierra Giselle. Paperless Post is a saint and it literally saved me so much time and energy. I had so much fun customizing my invite and envelope (which I think is so dope). I wanted to design something that my friends would want to keep forever for memory sake – the game night is going to be LIT so why not have a FIRE invite to go with it. The site also allows you to add your guest’s emails or addresses to the site so that the names and addresses can be printed right on the envelope – no need to hand write anything. Check out the invitation I made with my daughter:

 

I’ve watched shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the Real Housewives of Potomac that have inspired me to pay attention details and that even invitations should be well thought out and pretty/cool enough that the invitee wants to keep the card for a lifetime. I’ve seen these women pay hundreds of dollars for a baby shower or Girls Night In invitation that they also had to mail out themselves (rather their assistants) – no one has time to be licking stamps and standing online at the post office. Paperless Post does it all for you!

Paperless Post offers great birthday party invitations, graduation party invitations, and invitations for special announcements. Below are a couple of my favorites on the site:

 

My daughter is obsessed with Unicorns so I thought the invite above was adorable

My 5-year-old is into manicures and playing with makeup so this gives me an idea for her birthday invite (coming up in November)

This invite is perfect for a summer BBQ

I was drawn to invite because I am from New York City and it’s so New York!

Are you shopping for custom stationary or planning an important event in your life? Be sure to check out Paperless Post for all the things you need.

Disclosure: The opinions on this blog are all mine!

MY SUMMER WISH LIST

I love the summer months and shopping for new things at any time but, the summer especially. I decided to share a few things from my summer wish list with you guys and they are HOT!

Here are a few things on my summer wish list:

Anti Social Club’s Trash Can

Gucci’s GG 10K Gold Earrings

Nike’s New Benassi Slides

Nike’s React Element 55 Sneakers

What are you guys buying this season?

5 MANTRAS I SAY DAILY FOR MY BEST SELF EVER

I like to believe I have the highest form of self esteem but every woman has days when she doesn’t feel her best – you could’ve had a bad night’s sleep or your aunt flow could be visiting or a stranger could’ve said something not-so-pleasant and pissed you off. To go even deeper, you may have been bullied growing up or experienced your first break-up (friend or significant other) and  may be looking for a boost in the way you feel.  I started writing mantras on sticky notes and hanging them next to my mirror when I experienced a year of hardships.

A mantra is a positive statement or slogan that is repeated frequently. The more positive statements you hear and say out loud, the better your energy and thoughts become. After my year of hardships,  I felt so low and unwanted but then I read an article about your thoughts and the things you say to yourself everyday and how that affects your everyday mood and healing process.

Here are the 5 Mantras I say every morning while doing my hair and makeup:

“I am Enough”

“I am open and receptive to all good”

“I trust that I, and only I, know what’s best for me”

“I am doing the best I can with what I have everyday”

” I am a beautiful work in progress”

Saying these has brought my positive energy back and I hope they can help you out when you’re not feeling so hot.