THIS PANDEMIC HAS BEEN CRAZY BUT I’M SURVIVING! WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO…

Hey Guys! I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted anything but, life has been unreal and so different. Last year I started a new job in a different industry and it took a while for me to get adjusted and then COVID-19 came and punched us all in the gut SMH.

How have you guys been holding up during this pandemic? I’ve been feeling every type of emotion you can think of. I went from going to work to WFH and homeschooling my 1st grader – It was rough for a while so thank God for summer breaks. For real.

I can definitely say that I have something in common with my forever FOTUS – Michelle Obama. She said that she’s suffering from “low grade depression” – just feeling out of body and mind at times looking at the news and not being able to be out and about as much.

Even though I cook three meals a day, seven days a week (and I am tired of it!), I am thankful that I have saved some money so that when the outside fully opens up, I have money to spend and places to go Haha. I even started making my own coffee everyday – something I never liked doing before this pandemic. Dunkin Donuts K Cups to the rescue.

During this pandemic I’ve had the opportunity to spend more time with my daughter. I ordered some kits from KiwiCo so we’ve made little furry owls and a light up princess wand so far. Our favorite things to do together are play Guess Who?, Trolls World Tour Monopoly, watching Bluey on Disney Jr, Frozen II on Disney+ and baking cupcakes. It has been a blast being at home with my favorite girl on most days but, like any other mom, I have felt overwhelmed having so much to do in a day. To keep myself sane, I escape to the bathroom and take a long hot bath with one of my summer novels that I ordered from Amazon. I am currently reading Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan. Pretty good so far.

Reading and watching some of my favorite shows have kept me sane during this pandemic. I have binge watched Dawson’s Creek on Hulu, All American (So GOOD!!), I started watching Greenleaf on Netflix and I am going to get my life watching all of my favorite 90s black sitcoms on Netflix – I am currently getting my LIFE with Moesha! Netflix finally stepped it up and did it for the culture and I am so HYPE. They need to add BAPs and other classic black movies on their site as well.

I am back and ready to hit you guys with some more content so stay tuned for some quarantine living post Haha. Stay healthy and safe Jinnalovers 🙂

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: THE MOST ICONIC BLACK BEAUTY MOMENTS (THAT JINNA LOVES)

In honor of Black History Month I wanted to do a post on the most iconic beauty moments of all time. These moments aka beauty looks took place on magazine covers, at events, and on the red carpet.

Looking back at these beauty moments reminds me how beautiful being a black woman truly are and that we can rock straight hair, curls, dreads, extensions, wigs, and other hair styles and slay the red carpet, magazine cover or a grocery run. I celebrate being a black woman and I want my daughter to do the same so sharing these images should inspire other black women to embrace their beauty.

Scroll down to check out the best black beauty moments that I love:

Alicia Keys

Billie Holiday

Brandy

Dorothy Dandridge

Eartha Kit

Grace Kelly

Halle Berry

Iman

Janelle Monae

Josephine Baker

Lena Horne

Lil Kim

Lisa Bonet

Lupita Nyong’o

Michelle Obama

Naomi Campbell

Rihanna

Sade

Solange

Tina Turner

Tyra Banks

Whitney Houston

Zendaya

Pam Grier

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: FLOTUS MICHELLE OBAMA’S 13 GORGEOUS STATE DINNER DRESSES

For her first State Dinner, the First Lady wore a strapless, fitted gown by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan. .

The very first State Dinner took place in November 2009 and Michelle stunned in a Naeem Khan Dress

The First Lady sparkles in an electric blue dress by Peter Soronen.

May 2010 – Dress by Peter Soronen

Michelle Obama is the definition of elegance in this stunning, red silk gown by Alexander McQueen.

January 2011 – Silk Gown by Alexander McQueen

The entire dress was covered in silver beads, white sequins, and metallic thread to give it a multi-dimensional sparkle.

June 2011 – Dress by Naeem Khan

Michelle Obama wears a beautiful purple gown with turquoise beaded waist by Korean-American designer Doo-Ri Chung.

October 2011 – Dress by Doo-Ri Chung

While Michelle Obama's navy, off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown is lovely, her statement necklace by Tom Binns definitely stole the show.

March 2012 – Gown by Marchesa

After a year without a State Dinner, the First Lady stunned the nation in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown with a sheer, lace overlay and voluminous blue skirt.

February 2014 – Carolina Herrera Gown

Michelle Obama wears an elegant Tadashi Shoji gown with appliqué details on the bodice and a tulle skirt.

April 2015 – Tadashi Shoji Gown

Quite possible one of the First Lady's most iconic looks, the President couldn't help but give his wife a thumbs up for this stunning black Vera Wang gown.

September 2015 – Vera Wang Gown

This custom, strapless jacquard gown by Jason Wu is perfection on the first Lady.

March 2016 – Jason Wu Gown

Michelle Obama again opts for a gorgeous dress by Naeem Khan, this time in a blush color with an asymmetrical neckline.

May 2016 – Dress by Naeem Khan

The President gives another thumbs up for his wife's flawless style in this strapless white dress by Brandon Maxwell.

August 2016 – Dress by Brandon Maxwell

For her final State Dinner as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama wore an incredible rose gold gown by Versace and completely lit up the White House.

October 2016 – Versace Gown