Review: Freetress Danity L-Part Wig

I love diva hair. There’s no denying that. From my short sassy wig, to long, luxurious hair, I love it all! I also love to change my hair up often, like, very often. Like…every 3 days often. Since Saturday I have worn 3 wigs and my natural hair. See, I’m a bit obsessed with changing my hair looks.

So last week I was perusing YouTube looking for my next look when I stumbled upon the Freetress Danity L Part Wig.I think what grabbed me is that it was completely opposite of what I currently have going on:

Johanna's Mama(2)Short and sassy. I was starting to miss that hair swing and flip though.

Side note: I don’t know if I mentioned this, but my hair is going through an extremely dry period right now, which is different for me. That’s another post for another day, but that’s why I’m wigging it so much lately.

Anyway, This wig looked so glamorous on the YouTuber that I just had to buy it. Here is what it looks like on the website:

WMDAN_DANITY_OP99J_600-140411021040Here it is fresh out the pack. I didn’t do anything to it except cut the lace. No finger coming, no highlighting the parting space, just plopped it on my head. I got it in a 1b:

20150727_132910Check out my video below to hear me gush about this hair and tell me what you think!


Curly Kid Coloring Book Giveaway Winner

#jmcurlygiveawayThank you so much to all that entered! I really do love this coloring book. You can buy your own here.

Now, drumroll please…

The winner was chosen by a random number generator. And the winner is….

Shereka Dunston!

Congratulations Shereka! You have 24 hours to contact me with your address so I can get this shipped right out to ya!

I look forward to doing more giveaways in the near future. Stay tuned!


ISO: My Person

I have a problem that I don’t know how to fix. It’s a problem that has left me feeling quite lonely at times and jailed in. I look out at other people that have what I want, enjoying it so freely, and I feel so melancholy. How do I get to where they are?

Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself. Saul took him that day and did not let him return to his father’s house. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 1 Samuel 18:1-3

I think a lot of things in life have caused me to be guarded. The couple of episodes of mistrust with my mom, the defending myself so that I wouldn’t get hurt. Going to a school where I was one of three black kids for 8 years and not really being seen or understood, just different. Too many things. I just never thought that it would have such an impact on my friendships.

Happy-Friendship-day-2014-wallpapers+(127)I have friends. I have many acquaintances. But I find myself constantly being on the hunt for that elusive bff. That sister-friend. My person. It makes me super sad that I am not one of those people that can say I have had a best friend for x amount of years, although I have had best friends. In elementary school it was Miss M, but she moved away after 8th grade. We still keep in touch on facebook, but that’s about it. In High School it was Miss A. College sent us in separate directions in more ways than one, and I had to let that go. In college I adored two ladies, one from Jordan, another from Kenya. But college ended and we all went off to start our separate lives in different states and countries. In my 20s it was Miss A, but our friendship was a rocky one. The good times were fantastic, but the bad times sucked the life out of us, leaving us drained and wondering why we even bothered. In my 30’s it was Ms. T, but she became more and more distant before sending me a message saying she couldn’t be my friend anymore. Yup. It was just that simple. No explanation given at all. Did I mention she was the godmother of my daughter? Talk about crushed! I didn’t see that one coming.

It’s so strange. Most of my friends are looking for their Prince Charming and possibly even a baby. I have those. I’m looking for a very good friend. Someone that I can have girl time with, be really silly with, and know deeply. That one person that gets me. That one person that is just easy for me to be around. I haven’t had that in so long! I used to tear up watching Meredith and Cristina on Grey’s Anatomy because they had what I wanted. Two completely different people that got each other and had each others back. Will I ever find someone like that?

The thing is, I don’t force friendships. If it isn’t happening naturally, I don’t put extra work into it. I’m beginning to believe I’m working that all wrong. But all of my best friends came about organically and it just felt right. And I can understand why all of them ended except for the last one. What is it about me that isn’t letting others in?

SATCI’m on a mission of self discovery. I need to figure out how to remove the barriers in my life that is preventing real, close, exceptional friendship to come in. I’m determined that by this time next year I will be a Charlotte who has found her Carrie, Miranda, and maybe even a Samantha.

*Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a curl centric curly kids coloring book here. Closes wednesday!*


*Giveaway* – Curl Centric Curly Kids Coloring Book

About a month ago I did a review of the Curl Centric Curly Kids Coloring Book. Johanna loved it and still does! As she was coloring in it the other day, pointing to the pictures she colored and exclaiming “she looks like me!!!”, it came to me that I want other kids to feel that way too. That is why I have decided to do a giveaway!

#jmcurlygiveawayYou will receive one copy of The Curly Kids Coloring book by Curl Centric. It contains over 30 images of curly haired beauties that your daughter will love to color and identify with.

How do you enter?

Entering is pretty easy. You MUST follow my blog. Also follow me on facebook ( and twitter (@johannasmama). For extra entries follow me on instagram (@iamjohannasmama), and pinterest (@johannasmama), tweet and/or regram the image with the hashtag #jmcurlygiveaway. Please leave a comment below telling me how you entered and your handle on all sites you used to enter as well. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 8th. Good luck!
*Winner will be announced on the blog and by email. Item will ship directly from vendor. You have 24 hours after being chosen the lucky winner to send me your address*.