Fro's Are Current! :)
Don't let anyone make you think you can't rock a fro nowadays. They're not old school, wack, or played out... They are most certainly current. So rock on! :D
What you doin' tonight?
Tonight, I'm stretching my true wash & go into a larger fro using satin scrunchies. :) How are you prepping your hair for bed?
Products in already in hair:
Giovanni Direct Leave In
Fantasia IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel on edges
What I did tonight:
1. Spritzed my hair lightly with water
2. Gently sectioned my hair in medium to large sections
3. Lightly finger detangled and snipped any tiny "two in ones" I came across.
4. Lightly banded my hair (3x down) with the satin scrunchies
5. Sleep with satin like slip :)
That's it! Good night!!!
Cool Eyes & Red Lips :)
Hey! This is a fun and easy makeup look from the video, Ants and Ninjas! - (I know... strange title! lol) - Kriss & Ty (VLOG) . I like to do this look when I want to add a little "pop" to my look. I personally enjoy being simple with my makeup application but I still like to play in color sometimes. I think this look is appropriate for almost anything. :)
Primer: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Foundation Caramel 400 (combination/oily)
Eye Shadow: BH Cosmetics 3rd Edition 120 color palette
Eyeliner: Jordana Fabuliner and Black Radiance Continuous Cream Eyeliner
Mascara: Black Radiance Body Building Mascara
Lips: NYC 16 hr Smooch Proof Lip Stain in Champagne and Wet N Wild Clear lipgloss
Wait on The Lord!
Not sure when you’re going to reach your goals and aspirations? Relieve yourself from the stress and exhaustion of worrying…
How? Let go and let God!
Why? Because HE has a plan for you and HE knows when those things are going to happen for you.
So, continue to wait on Him. :)
(KJV) Isaiah chapter 40 verses 28-31
28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Song of the day: They That Wait
by: Fred Hammond
Have you tried a Hot Head?
Hey! Have you tried a Hot Head (by Thermal Hair Care) for deep conditioning? I'm currently trying it out for review and have used it about 4 times so far. So far so good! :)
I decided to get some new makeup brushes recently. It was definitely time and so far, these have made my makeup application a lot smoother... especially when working with the BH Cosmetics palette that I was having a little trouble with before. I don't wear lots of makeup, so I didn't want to spend too much on brushes. These will due for now. :)
Eco Tools Brushes total - $15.98
Real Techniques brushes total- $15.60 (after Kohls discounts)
Ahh Smushed Hair... :)
Hey! This morning, like every morning, I woke up to a smushed head of hair lol. I've gotten questions asking how I handle my hair on the day to day without causing damage, so here's an example of what I like to do... especially for wash and go's and twistouts in which I opted not to re-twist at night. :)
One thing I've learned about my hair is the fact that some sort of shrinkage is inevitable and it's easier for me to work with it instead of trying to completely prevent it. :)
(This combo leaves me with no stickiness ) On my wash day I used:
SM Curl and Shine Conditioner as a leave in
SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie
SM Curling Souffle
Hey! I'm making my way through my Darcy's Botanicals product reviews (only 2 more products to go lol!) Today, I review the Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner! I hope it helps!
Jesus is Alive!
HE conquered death, so I can live! Jesus is alive!
(KJV) Matthew chapter 28
28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Song of the day: Alive
By: Israel & New Breed
Enjoy!!! This song is da bomb!
Hey! I was asked to review a few products from the Gaisie Body Essentials line and I wanted to share how things are going so far!
These are the products I currently have:
Avocado Deep Treatment
Shea Styling Smoothie
Coconut Sculpting Pomade
I'm very pleased with the results thus far from the products, my hair feels great and I'm currently on day 3 hair. I look forward to doing a full review on these soon, but I want to try them out a few more times. Have you ever tried this line out?
(BTW, the day 2 hair is what I'm rockin' in today's vlog,
Pimples From Chocolate??? And Missing Teeth! - (VLOG) - Kriss & Ty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZS2T11f_kk)
Day 1 (Damp/Dry Twistout)
Ignore the pimple on my chin and forehead lol, and on top of that it was pretty early in the morning!)
Re- twisted hair after spritzing with water and using
Shea Styling Smoothie and Coconut Sculpting Pomade
Alright, here is Day 3 (today) hair from Gaisie Body Essentials. Last night, I was very tired so I didn't do anything to my hair other than pin it up kinda like the pineapple method and slept with my satin- like skirt slip lol.
I didn't add any product last night or this morning. This morning, I removed the bobby pins from my smushed hair, placed a shower cap over my hair, and hopped in the shower to let the steam loosen it up like in this video from awhile back, 4C Natural Hair - Maintaining My Hair Without Re-Twisting Nightly- (Wet Twistout Night Routine)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Qo7dxM9dk
After that, all I did was fluff my hair with my fingers and a pik. My fro is bushier but still has some definition and it isn't too shrunken! I'm chillin' this afternoon and this is good for me! I'll probably cowash tomorrow.
4C Natural Hair - Maintaining My Hair Without Re-Twisting Nightly- (Wet Twistout Night Routine)
Hey! Check out our latest chat! It's been an eventful week! :D
Hey! Have you tried these? I've heard great things about the Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stains, so I picked some up. :) I got them from Walgreens for $3.19 each. They're supposed to be comparable to the popular Revlon Kissable Balm Stains but about half the cost. They're also supposed to have a long lasting wear on the lips. I actually struggle with keeping anything on my lips at all because it all fade soo quickly on me! So we'll see how these hold up.
The shades I currently have are:
05 Honey Love
06 Cranberry Crush
08 Terra Crave
02 Sweet Pink
04 Candied Coral
The crayons themselves to "match" the packaging but the tube packaging is much brighter that the actual colors... which I'm glad about since the packaging is pretty bright lol! I'm thinking about reviewing and swatching these. :)
Darcy's Botanicals Vanilla Delight Daily Leave In & Natural Coils Curling Jelly Review
Hey! In this video, I review to products from Darcy's Botanicals, the Natural Coils Curling Jelly and the Vanilla Delight Daily Leave In Conditioner. I hope this helps!
Vanilla Delight Daily Leave In Conditioner
Adding a fun accessory can take your everyday look to another level. :)
How do you accessorize your fro?
Jesus Can Work It Out!
Whatever you're going through, Jesus can work it out!
(KJV) Romans Chapter 8 verse 28
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Song of the day #1 Jesus Can Work It Out
By: Kurt Carr
I had to post 2 today because I couldn't choose between the two. This one is old school but it's beautiful!!!
Song of the day #2
For The Good Of Them
By: Rev. Milton Brunson
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012