Q & A

I’m from Pennsylvania, US and a Gemini with a Libra rising, do with that what you will.

I started this blog because I talk a lot about the stuff that I like and I needed a creative outlet for all of these topics and ideas that come to my mind. Makeup, skincare, and interior design are some of my interests and the people in my life don’t always want to talk about these things when I do. I enjoy sharing the things that I’ve learned and find myself learning new things every day.

Currently I work full-time as a Business Analyst for a major healthcare provider in my metro area. If blogging takes over that’s fine but it’s not my primary goal. I wanted to show what makeup looks like on a skin tone that’s not always promoted but should be just the same. In addition, provide realistic swatches and honest reviews of beauty products. I don’t know how to facetune and add filters to my selfies so anyone reading my site will not have to be concerned about that. What you see if what you get here.

My skin type is combination-oily (oily t-zone, normal everywhere else) and my skin tone is deep, leaning more neutral with subtle red undertones. For quick reference my foundation shade matches include:

  • Cover FX N90
  • Shiseido Cedar
  • Nars Macao
  • Dior 5N (summer shade)
  • Black Radiance Honey Amber
  • Nyx Cappuccino
  • Lancome Teint Idole 460W


Take your time and look around. If you have any questions about anything you see on here please feel free to send me a message at joy@joyanita.com.


Thanks for visiting!