Faking A Box Cut :)
Hey! It was requested that I share how I faked a hair cut in the video "My Current Faves (Hair Products)." This is a quick, easy, and bold style that's a lot of fun to rock! I hope this helps! BTW, I will be posting the makeup tutorial for that video very soon. :) Check out,
The Steps To Faking A Cut Without The Commitment
The Results :)
Feeling like forgiveness is not an option for you? Grab your Bible! :)
I John 1:9 KJV)
(9) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If you’ve messed up (like we ALL have), get those knees on the floor and call out
to The Lord! Pray it out! He hears you. :)
(Isaiah 1:18 KJV)
(18) Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like
crimson, they shall be as wool.
(Jeremiah 33:8 KJV)
(8) And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they
have transgressed against me.
SONG OF THE DAY: MOVING FORWARD (by: Israel Houghton)
Wet Twistout After Trim (Oyin)
Good morning! I ended up trimming my hair really late at night... like 12-1 AM smh! I changed it up a little by using Oyin products to trim instead of gel but I did the same trim technique I usually do in my videos. :) I took about 1/2 inch+ off in some spots. (More than usual.)
Here are the wet twistout results after the trim! For this wet twistout, I had an Oyin night lol. I used avocado oil, Oyin's Hair Dew, Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade. I also banded the twists to stretch my hair some. My wet twistouts are still no where near as full as my dry ones, but I don't think it looks too bad. BTW, the shine I get from this product line is insane!!! Ty even noticed lol. :)
It's time again! I'm so over this "transition" out of incomplete splits ya'll lol. It's been almost 5 months since the "incident" and I'm bout ready to be done with it. (Hey, I only had patience enough to transition to natural for 6 months and then chopped. This is similar lol.) This time I HAVE to trim because the splits are starting to open and break. :/
I'm not upset because I knew I would have to make cuts at some point. I made a personal goal to "transition" at least until the end of the year... even though I did a minor trim in November (Impatient lol.)
I've actually been letting people know for months that I've been enjoying the current length I'm at and although I want to grow my hair longer it's not really a huge deal for me at the moment. I'm taking each day at a time. We'll see!
Here's where it all started... smh
Much Fun On Christmas Day!
We had a GREAT time over the last couple days with family! The boys have been having a blast! But I gotta be honest, I'm soo exhausted lol!!! In fact, Gabe and Mike didn't get up til around 10:30 this morning!
The boys have been playing with their new toys well into the late hours and Ty and I have been putting things together and setting stuff up for them. :) (Not to mention fighting with the crazy packaging toys come in nowadays.... tape, screws, and zip ties lol!) The house was a mess last night lol. We're so glad they're happy!
He is not just a man...
Here is the story of Jesus Christ's birth! :D We shouldn't forget that Jesus is the reason for the season!
(KJV) Luke chapter 2 1:14
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto
the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and
lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she
should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round
about them: and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Song of the Day: He is not just a man (by Fred Hammond)
This song is so powerful! I'm on the verge of tears almost every time I listen to it :)
Merry Christmas! (The Birth of Jesus!)
Christmas is a joyous time of year! Spending time with family, surprising each other with presents, giving back to communities, and more! However, we must not forget to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We should use this time to remember and reflect on Him and the wonders He has done, as well as spread the spirit of peace and joy. In todays' video, the boys and I go over the story of Jesus' birth!
(KJV) Luke chapter 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
My Faves! (Hair Products)
I get a lot of questions about what my current products are so I thought it would be a good idea to do a run through of my current favorites! :D I hope this helps! What are your favorite products?
Here are the links to the previous product review videos I've done on some of the things
mentioned in this video. :)
Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Cowash and Edge Glaze
As I Am Coconut Cowash
SM Curl ans Shine Conditioner
SM Yucca & Baobab Volumizing Conditioner and Anti Breakage Masque
Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Leave in
Oyin Hair Dew
SM Hold and Shine Moisture Mist
Greek Yogurt and ACV rinse
SM Curling Souffle
Oyin Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade
Avoiding Flakes & Balls of "Goo" In Hair When Mixing Products -
Previous Product Staple/ Must Haves Videos
My Must Have Products (Dec 2012)
My Staple Conditioners - What I Use & When I Use Them! -
NaturalMe4C http://youtu.be/IM86cOixhvI (April
My Staple Gels/Oils/Butters (Plus New Stuff! lol) - NaturalMe4C
Seek Ye First...
Whenever you're feeling like no one has your back; no one is in your corner, check these scriptures out. Jesus makes it plain here. :)
Matthew chapter 6:24-34
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the
other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve
God and mammon.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your
life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye
shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than
26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do
they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye
not much better than they?
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one
cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider
the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass
of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not
much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things
shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for
the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.
Song Of The Day: I will search (by: Israel
Stuff For Big Man Gabe!
Gabe is CONSTANTLY outgrowing his clothes! CONSTANTLY! Sleeves too short... pant legs too short...lol. Unfortunately, my Goodwill doesn't have good kid clothes so I went to Boscov's for Big Man Gabe. They had great sales on Polo items as well as some thermos. The total for the clothes we're keeping (some stuff didn't fit right lol) was $61.93... a bit more than my $20 buck Goodwill limit, but hey, the men in the house gotta stay fresh. :)
It's Just A Car
It's been a rough few weeks! Ty has some real talk with Gabe...appreciate what's important in life...
For whatever reason the dry twistout I set last night was wet this morning! SMH! So it was an INSTANT fail :/ Alhtough I was a little frustrated, I didn't have time to sulk lol. I had to come up with something to do with my hair since it was about time for me to take Gabe to school. Hmm what to do...
My Hair Stash! (Accessories/ Tools)
Hey! It was requested that I share some accessories & tools that work well for my coily hair. Picking the right accessories can be a little tedious but here are some of the things I have picked up so far on my natural hair journey to help me spruce up my fro.
Here are some of the items mentioned in today's video. Remember when picking hair tools and accessories, be careful to choose things that aren't going to cause damage to your hair immediately as well as long term. Have fun rockin' your hair!!!
1. Tool Structure Glitter Pik (Sally's)
2. Tool Structure Medium Toothed Comb (Sally's in store)
3. ACE Classic Dressing Comb: (Amazon.com)
4. Tool Structure 3 Row Styling Comb (Sally's)
5. Safety 1st Baby Brush and Comb Set (Target)
6. Metagrip Premium Hair Pins (Sally's)
7. Goody Ouchless Comfort Flex Updo Barettes (Walmart, Ebay, Walgreens,)
8. On the Go knee High (Walmart)
9. Goody Ouchless Hair Bands (Walmart, Target, Amazon, Ebay, Walgreens, Rite
10. Basic Solutions Barette Clips (Dollar Tree)
11. Scunci Effortless Beauty 3pk headbands (CVS in store)
12. Goody shoestring headbands (Target, Kmart,)
13. Scunci Skinny Scarf (CVS, Amazon, )
14. Apt 9 hair accessories/scarves (Kohls in store)
15. Carole Hair Accessories (JCPenny in store and online (headbands)
Happy Birthday Big Mike!
Today, our littlest man turned 4 years old! Time is flying!
Happy Birthday Big Mike! :DWe love you soo much!
Revlon Colorstay Makeup Caramel 400 (combination/ oily)
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