Jungle Barbie: run wild in fashion, beauty, health, hair and style

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Mommy on Duty

Happy Hump day Barbies and Kens!!! You must be wondering where I have been. Today, I want to share a very casual comfy outfit I wore while taking my son to the park.
Playsuit Zara Japan (old), Bra Adoreme.com, tote and slip ons Gap  and glasses Kenneth Cole.
Thank you for reading. Please checkout my last video.
Until tomorrow,
XOXO,
JB

Monday, June 13, 2016

Bantu Knotout with Locs

Happy Monday Barbies and Kens!!! Today, I have the results from my Bantu Knots. I took them down a week ago. To prevent frizzing, I used the Hydratherma Growth oil but you can use whatever oil you have.
Before (with bantu knots)

Here are a few pictures of a simple style I put together. I will have tutorial with more styles coming up. I also post my daily hairstyles on Instagram (@junglebarbie1) and Snapchat (Thejunglebarbie).

I also have a video showcasing the process. Check it out below.

Thank you for reading and watching.
XOXO,
JB

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Perfect Nude Lip Combo for Women of Color

Finding the perfect nude lip color is very challenging for women of color. They are either too light (which is very common) or they make us look very pale. From playing around with different nudes, I found a great combo that works with women of color and it does not require too much manipulation.
The combo I found is Nudestix Intense Matte Lip and Cheek Pencil in the color Purity paired with Jordana Lipliner in the color brown (purchase here). I used the Jordana lipliner to outline the natural shape of my lips and then fill it in with the Nudestix Purity lip pencil (purchase here). If you would like to see how I did it checkout my makeup video here or below.
As you can see it worked well for my skin tone and did not give me that ghost dead look. As I find more combinations I will share them. What is your favorite nude lip combo?
Thank you for reading. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.
XOXO,
JB

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pick6deals.com Makeup Haul on a Budget



Today, I have a few items I chose from the website pick6deals.com. All the items I chose was $40 and I got free shipping. If you are someone who likes makeup or want to start a career in makeup, then I would recommend this site as you will be able to get items for your kit or self without breaking the bank.
The items came well packaged to ensure that all my items came intact.
I got the following items because I want to do more videos and tutorial catering to beginners as well as budgetistas.

1. Oval Brush #7
This brush looks like the Artis brushes. I have never tried the Artis brushes so I do not know how they compare to these but I am willing to try these to see how they apply makeup. I am a sponge girl so I am excited to see if this brush wow me.

Palettes are usually cost effective because you get a wide range of colors for less. This neutral palette has a great mix shimmer and matte colors great for varying looks, skin types and tones.

Color correcting is a trending makeup technique and if not done properly can look clownish. I got these to do a tutorial on how and when I use them. These I bought as a bundle and got a deal. I would suggest this because one is usually $2.99. Stay tuned for that video on my Youtube channel. If you have not subscribed to my Youtube channel, you can do so here.


I like buying items that can double up or in this case triple up. This save a lot of money. I usually use my makeup items in unconventional ways. For example, I have an eyeshadow that I use as an highlighter because I think it looks great. NYX is an inexpensive brand of great quality so have it serves multiple purposes is a win win.

I know lashes is not every girl's cup of tea but they can elevate your makeup look. If you do not like to wear false lashes, I will be having a post as well as a video demonstrating how to get fuller longer lashes. I like these lashes because they have the invisible band which affords for a more natural look. 
I have the Ardell wispies, Ardell Demi wispies and the Miss Adoro #43 Do you wear lashes or you stick to mascaras?

Lash adhesive is very important when you wear false lashes. Having a good lash adhesive will ensure you have no accidents during your time wearing the lashes. So, I like this glue because it keep my lashes on all day as well as it dries black and blends in seemlessly with my lashes and the false lashes. 

Every girl needs a brown lipliner in her life. This one from Jordana is not super dark but it gives you that subtle look on your lips. I wore it as a lipstick yesterday in one of my videos and got lots of question as to what I was wearing. Apart from the price point ($1), I liked the color and the finish it gave. What's your favorite brown lipliner?

Those were all the items I pickup from pick6deals.com. Check them out here and see the amazing deals for yourself.
Thank you for reading. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.
XOXO,
JB

Monday, May 2, 2016

Wide leg pants and Crop top

Happy Monday Barbies and Kens!!!! I wore this outfit Saturday before last to have lunch with a friend. I though I posted it but Oops I did not. Anyhoo, here goes it.
This was my face for the day. Very simple natural makeup look. To learn how to get the look, checkout my Youtube video here.
For my outfit, I wore a high-waisted wide legged pants from H&M (this year but no longer in stores), Topshop crop top (old), Nina Ricci Sunnies (old), Citizen watch (old), LV speedy and Dolce Vita sandals (old).
Thank you for reading. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.
XOXO,
JB

Friday, April 29, 2016

Detailed Blue Shift Dress from StyleWe.com

Happy Barbies and Kens!!! Today I want to share this dress with you that I got from Stylewe.com. This dress is awesome in so many ways. First, the color. This is my favorite color. Next, the detailing on the dress. Because of theses details, you do not need to wear a necklace. I wore a Forever21 belt, Christina Dior clutch and Gucci watch to complete the accessories.
Also, the material is very structured and comfortable.
Checkout Stylewe.com they have some great pieces.
 Thank you for reading. Until Monday, stay fab and be creative.
Smooches,
JB

Monday, April 18, 2016

Natural Hair Product Review

Happy Monday Barbies and Kens!!! Today, I will be reviewing the following products;

1) L'Oreal 6-in-1 Cleansing Balm

Information on the Product


  • Product Name: L'Oreal Ever Curl 6-in-1 Cleansing BalmAmount of Product: 16.9 ounces
  • Cost: $9.99
  • Where to buy:Target and Amazon
  • Hair type compatibility: All Hair Types
  • Product Form: Liquid
  • Product Claims:No Stripping, No Drying, No Building-Up, Cleans, Conditions, Treats, Detangles, Softens and Shines.
  • Main Ingredients: Aqua, Water, Eau, Cetearyl Alchol, Sodium Cocoamphopropionate, Hydroxypropl Starch Phosphate

Pros

  • Cleansed, conditioned, treated, softened and gave my hair sheen.
  • Do not need too much of the product to cleanse your hair.
  • Have a great smell.
  • Cost effective and easily accessible.
  • Provides instruction on how to use the product on the bottle.
  • Pump to avoid mess as well as better control of how much product you use.
  • Very sturdy bottle.

Cons


  • Did not detangle my hair. I have high porosity hair and I am not sure if that is why. 

2) Hydratherma Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion


Information on the Product


  • Product Name: Hydratherma Naturals Daily Moisturizing Growth Lotion
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Products Amount: 8 ounces
  • Where to buy: Amazon and Hydratherma.com
  • Hair type compatibility: color treated or natural hair
  • Product Form: 
  • Product Claims:moisturizes, softens, light weight, shines
  • Main Ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, peanut oil, macadamia nut oil, emu oil and vegetable glycerin

Pros

  • Moisturized
  • Did not build-up
  • Very lightweight
  • Smells great
  • Contains a great selection of natural oils

Cons

  • Slightly expensive for the amount of product.

3) Hydratherma Naturals Foaming Sea Silk Curly Styler


Information on the Product


  • Product Name: Hydratherma Naturals Foaming Sea Silk Curl Styler
  • Cost: $15.99
  • Product Amount: 8ounces
  • Where to buy: Amazon and Hydratherma.com
  • Hair type compatibility: natural hair (locs as well)
  • Product Form: Foam
  • Product Claims:Provides light to medium hold without a hard crunchy feeling, moisturizes, great for braid out and twist outs
  • Main Ingredients: Water/Aqua, PVP, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Panthenol, Panthenyl Hydroxypropl Steardimonium Chloride, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

Pros

  • Hold my hair without the hard feeling
  • Was not sticky
  • Did not build-up on my hair. Absorbed well into my hair. I used it as the final products after doing my hair. 
  • Great Smell

4) Hydratherma Naturals Daily Growth Oil


Information on the Product


  • Product Name: Hydratherma Naturals Daily Growth Oil
  • Cost: $17.92
  • Where to buy: Amazon and Hyrdatherma.com
  • Hair type compatibility: Chemically treated and natural hair
  • Product Form: Oil
  • Product Claims:Softens, Seals in Moisture, repairs and prevents dry itchy scalp, prevents breakage
  • Main Ingredients:Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Fruit Oil, Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Emu Oil, 

Pros

  • Very light weight and non greasy
  • Smells great
  • Instruction on the bottle

Cons

  • Wish it was in a glass bottle.
  • Wish it ad a dropper for dispensing the product.

5) Pure Body Naturals Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Information on the Product


  • Product Name: Pure Body Naturals Coconut Oil Hair Mask
  • Cost: $12.95
  • Product Amount: 8.8 ounces (260ml)
  • Where to buy: Amazon  
  • Hair type compatibility: All
  • Product Form: Cream
  • Product Claims:All natural ingredients, controls frizziness, repairs damaged hair, hydrates 
  • Main Ingredients: Shea Butter, Vitamin E Oil, Argan Oil,

Pros

  • Extremely moisturizing
  • Great smell
  • Softened and added sheen to my hair
  • Did not build-up on my hair

Cons

  • Not enough product especially if you have very long hair.

6) Giovanni 2 Chic Ultra Repair Hot Oil Treatment

Information on the Product


  • Product Name: Giovanni 2 Chic Ultra Repair Hot Oil Treatment
  • Cost: $4.99
  • Where to buy: Amazon
  • Product Amount: 1.75 ounces
  • Hair type compatibility: All (Damaged and Overprocessed Hair)
  • Product Form: Cream
  • Product Claims:gives thicker fuller hair, repairs, 
  • Main Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Naturally Refined), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Paullinia Cupana (Brazilian Cocoa)

Pros

  • Left my hair very shiny and moisturized.
  • It left my hair moisturized for a long time (about 1 week)
  • Liked the little dispenser. I was able to control the amount of product I used.
  • Smell was great.
  • Like the combination of oils. 

Cons

  • The product is not easily accessible.
You can also see the review of the products in a video format on my Youtube channel.

Thank you for reading and watching. It would mean a lot to me if you could subscribe to my Youtube channel. We have lots of fun over there as well as I have lots of informative videos. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.

XOXO,
Synethia Ennis

Thursday, April 14, 2016

How to Wear a Loc Ponytail & avoid Traction Alopecia & Thinning Edges

Happy Thursday Barbies and Kens!!!! Today, I am here to answer a question that I got asked recently. In summary, the question is "How to wear a loc ponytail and avoid traction alopecia and hairline thinning". To see the question and my advice see the video below.
If you have any thing you do to prevent hair line thinning while wearing your ponytails please share with the family. We can learn and teach each other.
Thank you for reading and watching. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.

XOXO,
JB

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Full Face Beginners Everyday Makeup Drugstore Edition

If we buy all the makeup that comes out daily we will be broke unless we are rich. That is where drugstore makeup comes in. Don't get me wrong, I do have high end makeup products but I know which makeup products to buy high end and which to go frugal on. Buying makeup is like a game for me. Anyhoo, this post is not about that it about this beginner friendly natural makeup look.
To see the step by step application of the products I used, check out the video above. I have also link the products I used so if you are interested in buying any of the items you can do so. The items I used are inexpensive and are comparable to high end items in their class.


1) YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer--Bisque
http://bit.ly/1WOdQ4c

Even though this is pricy (one of the 2 pricy items I used 😁), it is worth the money because it conceals as well as brightens plus it is easy to blend.

2) LA Girl Pro Concealer (used as a foundation)--Chestnut

I use these concealers like foundation because I think they give great coverage and is comparable to the Mac Prolong wear concealers. As you saw, I did not use the concealer on my entire face. The aim is to have a natural effortless makeup look. They cost anywhere from $1.99 to $2.99. You can purchase them here.

3) Black Opal Finishing Powder---Dark
This is one of my holy grill powders not because of the price point but because of the finish and quality. I have been using this powder for 17 years. When I started wearing makeup, this was one of the first powders I purchased and used exclusively. You can purchase it here.

4) WetnWild Eyebrow Kit---Ash Brown
WetnWild has some of the most affordable items with great quality. I have been using this brow kit for about 5 years and love that there is a lighter and darker shade. This is useful as I am able to blend and create a natural looking eyebrow.  What inexpensive products do you use on your eyebrow? You can purchase it here.

5) WetnWild Blush---Pearlescent Pink
This blush here is my go to everyday blush. It is natural looking and works like a blush and highlight in one. It gives you that subtle highlight because the shimmers are very finely milled. It also works on almost all skin tones and types. I have been using this blush for about 6 years. You can purchase it here.

6) Cover Girl Bronzer--Ebony
I like this bronzer but sometimes it shows up too red on my skin. Apart from that, I am in love with it. I use it as a bronzer as well as I use it as a contour. As a contour, it gives me the most natural looking chiseled face. I use it to contour my nose and cheeks occasionally my forehead. I used it on my forehead only when I do a full face of foundation which is rare. You can purchase it here.

7) NYX Sex Bomb Palette--Brow bone highlight
I love using this palette alone to do eye looks or just a single eyeshadow. My go to brow bone highlight is from this NYX Sex Bomb palette. It gives me that natural looking highlight. You can purchase it here.

8) Sleek Makeup Sunset Palette---Inner Tearduct Highlight

This palette is a staple of mine and I use it during all seasons. If you are not a fan of shimmers, then you might not like it. I love the depth and pigmentation of the colors. The price point is great for the number of shadows you get. Also, Sleek Makeup is a UK brand so the products are not available in US stores but as very accessible for purchase on the internet. You can purchase it here.

9) Benefit They're Real Mascara
Halleluja!!!!!! Hallelujaaaa!!!! This is my favorite mascara (the other expensive item I used that's not drugstore). It makes my lashes longer and fuller. It gives the falsies look but more natural. Whenever I wear this mascara I get asked what lashes I am wearing and I have to say "They're Real" LOL!!!!! It's the BOMB💥. You can purchase it here.

10) Colorpop Lipliner---LBB

This brand is changing the game of Drugstore products. They have a wide range of items that are high quality and of great price. In this video, I used one of their lipliner in LBB. This is a very versatile color and I think it can be worn in all seasons. Here I used it to line my lips and fill in the center with a lighter color to give me that ombre look. You can purchase it here.

11) City Colors Lip Balm---Dusty Rose

City Colors is another affordable brand that I like to use. They have a wide range of inexpensive lip items for all the lip lovers. In this video, I used a dusty rose color to contrast the darker plumy lipliner. You can purchase it here.

12) ELF Makeup setting spray

To set everything in place, I reached for my ELF Makeup setting spray. I like this setting spray because it is moisturizing on my skin and give it that natural glowly look. It also makes my face look fresh throughout the day. Another great in expensive product. You can purchase it here for $3.
Here are a few pictures from the look. Please remember to subscribe to my Youtube channel for more hair, makeup and fitness videos. Thank you for watching and reading. Until tomorrow, stay fab and be creative.
XOXO,
JB

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