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Adventures in Coney Island

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 21 2017 10:57AM
Yesterday me, my sister and her best friend went to Coney Island for the day. Now if you're a fellow Brooklynite then you might remember the Coney Island from the late 80s and early 90s. Where Nathan's was the highlight of your trip there, the Himalaya ride was the place to be even if you weren't old or tall enough to get on it in my case and you never stepped on foot on the beach. Times have truly changed and now it's more a tourist attraction. So let's go on a little adventure of the new Coney Island.

Our first stop was Nathan's.I'll confess it's been a couple (probably 3-4) of years since I stepped foot in this part of Coney Island. Nathan's is still Nathan's except they added a outside eating area and they kind of restructured the inside.But my only complaint is the whole staff is Asian.What happened to all the local staff they used to hire unless it's under new management.

We walked down the street on the side of Nathan's and there was all this cool wall art for you take pictures in front off. So cool and beautiful to showcase local artists.
Also there were a ton of new shops and stores. All those games on the outside and food joints. Gone. We then walked up the ramp to get to the boardwalk to eat our Nathan's . Now this was a site to see. The beach was so clean and jammed packed because it was super hot and day two of a heat wave. 96 but felt like in the 100s according to the weatherman. It was hot period.
I'm sorry I didn't think to bring my bathing suit with me. So then because my sister's best friend was taking her favorite student out for the day she bought her an all day pass for the rides in Luna Park. Then the fun began.

As we walked into one section of Luna Park we were hit with yet another great piece of wall art.
I didn't take any photos inside Luna Park because #1 we were too busy watching the student have so much on the rides. Such a thrillseeker. And #2 children everywhere.

But overall, I'm happy to see Coney Island got a facelift it definitely needed. I'm glad it's flourishing and thriving. I'll definitely go back soon and hopefully when my older sister comes back home for a visit we'll take here because if you remember the Coney Island of the past. You'll have to see the Coney Island of today.

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CurlFest 2017

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 18 2017 06:03AM

Summer is not summer without attending CurlFest in Prospect Park here in Brooklyn, NY. This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to take the day off with my sis and go. I was dressed and pumped ready to go and see all the amazing vendors, beauty influencesors and of course to buy some amazing products. FYI, I had a mental list in my head of what I needed too.

Me and my sister was running a bit late because she had to beat my face to the gods and then finding a parking spot on Eastern Parkway is always an adventure. So by the time we trek our way through Prospect Park to where CurlFest was it was already after 12:30. We walk actually past the registration line by accident because they set up the tents differently this year and when I say the line was lonnnnnnnnnnnggggggg for general admission to get the general admission gift bags.We said nah and headed right into CurlFest.
Can we say vendors galore. Palmers, Eden BodyWorks, Mielle Organics, Madam CJ Walker, LottaBody and those are the ones I stopped at where the lines were reasonable. The others were Iman, Shea Moisture, Crème of Nature, Curl Keeper, Design Essentials, Jane Carter Solutions, Jamaican Black Caster and Nyako. No two booths were alike. All booths were giving out samples plus many more giving out ice pops, water, lemonade, and etc to keep us all cool. Many were holding demonstrations of using the actual products on someone’s hair. I really wanted to stop at Crème of Nature but they were the one with the longest line but the samples they were giving away was ridiculous. Full size I believe. Nevertheless, I was able to purchase my go-to products that I needed to wash my hair when I got home. Winning.
After stopping at some of the booths we visited the Marketplace Vendors. I always love stopping by them and seeing what’s unique to purchase. Being a creator myself, it’s kind of hard for me to buy but I’m always on the lookout for something unique. My sister wanted a head wrap particularly a black one for work. Luckily, we got to Fanm Djanm early and she still had some available. Thank god. And she’s such a sweet heart too. She was on hand if anyone need help wrapping their wrap. We stopped at another vendor that was selling unique afrocentric earrings for $5 and $10. My sister got a wicker material pair and a hamsa pair to match her new tattoo. There was a couple vendors selling t-shirts, sunglasses, face painting, unique dresses and tops, henna. I’m a little sad that I didn’t get my henna again for the second year in the row but I guess there is always next year. Oh and even Spike Lee had a booth there selling and autographing his t-shirts. Super cool. Managed to snap a picture to show my dad.

Food…. Can I say it was hooootttt. Lord, you would think with the rain the day before it would have been comfortable. Nope. Hot. We checked out each truck and settled on the Jerk truck. We didn’t want to wait for the Jerk Chicken to be done so we the Cilantro Lime Brisket. OMG!!!! It was so good. I wish we would of got a photo but we were too hot and hungry to think about that. At that point my sister’s coworker finally got there and we wrapped up eating and then walked around. By this time the crowd had grown from the hundreds to the thousands. I swear we were standing on a hill and you could look down into CurlFest and all you saw was people. It’s a beautiful site to see. Women of all ages, skin types and curl textures. We hit the stage area to see what they dj was playing. After being in the crowd for a bit we went around again to the vendors to see what my sister’s coworker wanted to get. After that we decided we had enough and it was time for a real lunch. We then started our walk out of Prospect Park but along the way we had to do a lil’ photo shoot because we couldn’t end CurlFest without one.

So in closing, I totally enjoyed my second year of CurlFest. All the vendors and marketplace was amazing, the dj was pumping, the food vendors was amazing but the best part was seeing everyone with their natural hair. All the textures, styles, the fashion even the little kids. Too cute. If CurlFest didn’t reach a million people this year they were close to it and it will definitely reach it next year. Amazing job to the CurlyGirlCollective. See you next year.

Totally forgot to share the samples that I was able to snag from some of the vendors.As you can see I already started to use two. It isn't as nearly as big as the stuff I got last year but it's still a good haul of stuff.I'll let you know most likely in my future must haves if any make the cut.




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Freebie Friday: Coupons Printable

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 14 2017 07:18AM
Have you ever been shopping online and get to checkout and then have to search high and low for a coupon code to get a discount? That was the whole reasoning behind me creating my coupons printable. It's a one stop spot to put down everything about my favorite retailers, plus the coupon codes and the usage.
You have 4 sections on the page to put 4 retailers, the discount, the code, any restrictions,if it's one time use and/or unlimited use. This printable will be a welcoming addition to your planner.

Please note, this printable for personal size ring bound planners.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print on one side, simply click print. For double sided, print the first page then turn the page over and reinsert so it prints on the blank side.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us.



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Trending: Insect Jewelry

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:31AM
Not many women like any insects of any kind. So I find it super hilarious that insect jewelry is trending. Well not really because I've been known to design tons of insect jewelry (ie: dragonflies, butterflies) in the past. So if you're a huge fan of "insect" jewelry with out even realizing your are then you're going to love this trend. You can find it in several different types of medium from metals, to glass, to resin, to acrylic. The options are endless.

Here's a couple that you can find at Satin Doll & Co.

Cobalt Butterfly Mother of Pearl and Acrylic Beaded Dangle earrings

Lush Butterfly Howlite and Glass Beaded earrings

Petal Pusher Butterfly Glass and Acrylic Beaded Dangle earrings


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June Must Haves

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 07 2017 12:27PM
Is it just me or did June fly by entirely too fast?!?! Nevertheless, it's time for another monthly must haves. With summer finally being here my must haves for this must reflect the change in the weather. So enough chit chat and onto the products.

Since I somehow managed to finish all my perfumes. Don't ask me how but I have. But until I find another scent to purchase I've been spraying on this Japanese Cherry Blossom body mist from Bath & Body Works. I've never been into super sweet or fruit fragrances so this one is perfect. This one is slightly floral with tones of musk. Despite it being a body mist it still last pretty long.In my opinion, perfect for year around. It's described as a fresh blend of japanese cherry blossoms, crisp pear, mimosa petals and sweet sandalwood.

Some people gravitate toward bright colors during the summer months. I tend to go toward my neutrals which can go with anything. Some of my favorite nail polish are the Julie G nail polishes. Hands down some the best on the market. Her color range is wide and the staying power is on point. I think I had this nail polish on my toes for the entire month of June. It's Stiletto, I would describe it as a warm taupe neutral. Looks fantastic on tanned skin too.

I stumbled across Dr. Miracles "Feel It" Formula Deep Conditioner one day while in the beauty supply and each time I need a packet of conditioner I snatch it up. I love the smell of it which is probably because of the jojoba oil but I also love the slip of it. A little bit goes a long way. Plus it has a tingling sensation which makes it feel refreshing to the scalp. The only drawback is I haven't found it yet in a bottle. I just keep coming across it in the packet form. Guess I'm just going to have to keep looking for it.

Sunscreens really are all the same when you think about it but it's the SPF level that you need to worry about. With it now being summer I have whipped out my tried and test Equate Sunscreen in Ultra Protection in SPF 50. I think I've had this bottle so far for 2 summers and I haven't gotten burned yet. (knock on wood) Even if I'm going to be out in the sun for a hour or two I still reach for this baby. I'll rather be safe then sorry.

Suave Almond + Shea Butter Conditioner is hands down my ride or die conditioner. I've been using this when I used to perm my hair two years ago. I was still using it when I transitioned and I'm still using it now since I'm natural. It's the first conditioner I put in my hair when I'm deep conditioning. Because one it has amazing slip. Two it really detangles my hair. Three my hair loves it. Four it's cost effective and five it smells amazing. If I had to choose only one conditioner to use in my hair every week it would be this one. When I don't use it which is very rare my hair will act a fool. I'll be detangling forever and a day. If I was to recommend any conditioner it would be this one. Don't walk, run and go get a bottle. You'll be thanking me later.

With it being summer I rarely wear makeup because what's the point. It's just going to melt off anyway but when I have to my go to lipstick is by MAC in the shade Cherish.

As you can see from the photo above mine is well loved and I'll be needing another one in the distant future.
On the MAC website, it's described soft muted peachy-beige. Which is exactly correct. It goes with just about anything and you can change the shade of the lipstick pretty easily with any lip liner. I normally pair either a brown lip liner to make it more brown. Or I use MAC's lip liner in Whirl all over the lip and then a brown on the out edge of the lips. Perfection. No lip gloss is needed since it's a satin finish.

So this completes this month's must haves. What's you're must haves for June? Feel free to share below.


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Trending: Yellow

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 04 2017 09:30AM
Keeping ahead of the hottest trends can be exhausting. That's what we're here for. If you've been notice a lot of yellow lately your eyes aren't deceiving you. Yellow is bold, eye catching and screaming SUMMER. If you don't want to wear head to toe yellow how about adding splashes of it with your jewelry. Here's a couple of pieces that can be found at Satin Doll & Co.

Sunny Buddha Howlite Glass and Wood Beaded Stretch bracelet

Regal Extravagance Czech Fire Polish and Glass Beaded earrings

Earthy Rays Howlite and Jasper Beaded Stretch bracelet

Mustard Suede Tassel earrings

Yellow Color Burst India Glass earrings

Sunrise Gold Tone Mother of Pearl Beaded Harem bracelet


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Freebie Friday: Get it Clean Printable

Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, June 30 2017 06:59AM
If you're like me and tend forget when you did something last then you're going to love my Get it Clean Planner Printable. I created it last year to help myself keep track of doing daily/weekly cleaning tasks around the house.
In the daily section it features a chart with lines to list the tasks you want to do daily and boxes Monday to Sunday to mark as you go. Below that you have another box with lines to mark off weekly tasks.
As you can see it's a super easy and clean layout that you can use weekly. Starting next week I'll start using it again in my planner.

It's currently only available in personal size but if you would like it in another size, feel free to ask. To download click below and enjoy.

Download:
Get it Clean -Personal

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Summer Bucket List

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:16AM

Summer is officially here and it's time to make another bucket list. With that said let's get to work.
For this I'll be using my Me and My Big Ideas 1557 Seasons sticker book plus some yellow and lemon washi tapes I picked up at a NYC Planner Addicts meetup yesterday.
For this I"m using a piece of graph paper because graph paper is life. I first laid down the washi to add a bit of color. I then when into the summer section in the sticker book and choose the acting stickers. I placed those randomly on the paper. I then added some of the deco stickers and one sunshine & summertime stickers. And I'm done.
This is not even half of what I want to do this summer but making ice cream, eating outside, seeing a concert in the park and taking a road trip is a good start.

What's on your summer bucket list? Feel free to share.

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