Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"You're not the shoes you wear, You're not the clothes you buy, You're not the house you live in, You're not the car you drive, You're not the job you work, those things don't define your worth, your identity is found in CHRIST"

-Da T.R.U.T.H

DIY: Summer Tye Dye Nails

 What You Will Need
Clear Polish
White polish
Nail Polish remover
3 Makeup sponges
3 of your favorite polishes

1. Start by applying two coats of white polish to each nail.

 2. Allow nails to completely dry.

 3. Now using the polish of your choice create one stroke across the top of the makeup sponge. 

 4. Repeat step 3 for the other two colors you have. Your sponge should look like this when done.

 5. Apply the sponge directly to your nail. Don't worry about getting polish on your skin you will go back and correct it once all your nails are done. Repeat this step for each nail.

 6. Your nails should look like this now.

 7. If your not satisfied with all the colors take another makeup sponge and coat it with polish on the narrow end and apply that directly to the nail.

 8. Now using your polish remover and Q-tip correct all the areas that should not have polish.

 9. Lastly, apply two coats of clear polish and your all done.

Monday, July 23, 2012

"You are loved more than you will ever know, by someone who died to know you"

-Romans 5:8

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hair Confessional And Challenge

Products....Products...Products....and more Products!!!!! If your anything like me your natural hair care product collection seems like it can be considered a mini beauty supply store. The other day as I was cleaning under my bathroom sink I realized just how many natural hair products I have, and it made me really think what have I been doing to my hair all these years. I began my natural journey the summer of 2006, boy was that a GREAT summer so many new beginnings going natural being one of them. As I sat on my bathroom floor I started to read the labels on all the products I have. Parabens, Sulfates (which are really bad for your hair) and a bunch of other words really stood out to me. Then it hit me, have I really been taking care of my natural tresses like I should? Am I looking at the labels when I buy some of these products or am I just trying everything on my hair? Through these 6 years of being natural I've pressed, cut, ponytailed, and bunned my hair because I didn't quite know what to do with it.  Now, don't get me wrong my hair has grown a lot and I'm pretty happy with my fullness and length, but I wonder what would happen if I really started to spend some TLC with my H..A..I..R... I know you naturalistas know exactly what I am talking about. So, I've decided to embark on a 60 day Natural Challenge. No heat, no ponytails, lots of moisturizing, deep conditioning and washing for a full 60 days. Recently I purchased Shea Moisture's Thickening and Growth products and my hair seems to love it, not to mention their products are all natural yayyyyy so..... I'm excited to see my results after this 60 day challenge. Ladies if your fed up with your hair and the hum drum results... if you need and want a change join me in this challenge :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's learning to dance in the rain. Find joy in every situation whether good or bad"

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"There is no testimony without a test. Continue to stay encouraged and appreciate these moments in your life... God is shaping and molding you into what He has called you to be"


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"God didn't make a mistake when He created you. See yourself as He see's you. You are a masterpiece, a work of art, unlike anyone else in this world"


July 4th Inspired Nails

 What you'll need
Red Polish
Blue Polish
White Polish
Clear base and top coat
Nail Polish Remover
2 Design Brushes
 1. Start by applying a base coat to your nails. I use my top coat polish as a base as well.

 2. Now apply white polish to each nail.

 3. Your nails should look like this.

 4. Now here's the fun part. Using your red polish along with your designer brush, create 4 semi curved lines on one side of your nail. Repeat this step for each nail.

 5. Your design should look like this.

 6. Using your blue polish along with the designer brush create 4 semi curved stripes in between the red ones you previously did. Repeat this step for each nail.

7. When your done, apply your top coat. Use your Q-tips and polish remover to correct any bad areas. Your now ready to celebrate the 4th in true style ;) Enjoy your 4th ladies ;)