GIG Princess Cruises Fresh Face

Ahh, vacations! We love them, but we hate to think too much about it. The more we think of the logistics, the less we have fun. I recently traveled to the Caribbean with Princess Cruises and OMG, it took forever to get ready. Then when I returned I was going through serious withdrawals so my bag stay packed until the next month. (Don’t you dare judge me!)

So because I love you, here are 10 lazy but effective travel tips you need to be aware of before your next trip.

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Gorgeous In Grey in St Croix

After spending five days in St. Croix, I realized the air down there is just different. St. Croix is a part of the America Caribbean and is actually the biggest of the three main islands that make up the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). It’s also probably the most underrated island in the Caribbean. The cruise industry has made St. John and St. Thomas the popular travel islands, but I’m here to tell you that the real gems live on St. Croix.

Besides the warm breeze and the liquid sunshine moments, there’s something magical in those clear blue waters that makes everything about this island in the Caribbean Sea the easiest plane ticket you will ever purchase. From the absurdly polite Crucians (aka the locals) to the best gosh darn fresh lobster I’ve ever had, there’s a trillion reasons why I need a vacation home there. View Full Post

Plus size model Ashley Graham

Hey beauties, it’s your girl Maui!

I don’t know if you have heard but plus size history was made a few days ago. Yes, Ashley Graham became the first plus size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated while Precious Lee became the first African-American plus-size model on the inside pages. This is a huge accomplishment for both of these curvy beauties as well as the plus size community. However, a cloud of negativity followed that which has me really disenchanted about some individuals within the plus size community. View Full Post

GIG Princess Cruises Fresh Face 1

I know I know, the last thing you wanna be thinking about while you’re on vacation is skin care. But I promise you, it’s something that you need to take into consideration before you leave. Before blogging I never took my skin care seriously, and I really paid for my neglect with each vacation. I had sudden breakouts, excess dryness and wrinkles in places that I care not to share!

I had the opportunity to cruise the Eastern Caribbean (thanks Princess Cruises) where the temperatures are much warmer and filled with humidity. While it was my first time to St. Thomas and St. Maarten, I have traveled to St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands in the past and I remember the air not being on my side.

Your travel skin care routine needs to be a little different than your home skin care. Your skin will face a number of challenges while you’re traveling so you’ll have to compensate for a few things. Keeping all that in mind, take good notes because below are some gems you’ll need for your next excursion. View Full Post

American Heart Association You Go Girl IMG_1842

Back in November I traveled to Chicago to help American Heart Association kick off their latest campaign, #YouGoGirl. I met up with five other influencers and we pledged to make our heart health a priority. We even did a video (watch it here).

Before my doctor’s appointment, if someone would have asked me what a well-woman visit was I would have said it’s when the doctor pokes all around your body, tells you to lay off the chocolate milkshakes and possibly adds some unfortunate news that you kinda saw on the scale days before.

I recently went to get my well-woman visit and realized that my explanation is a little off. View Full Post