Friday, October 31, 2014

My Favorite Fall Makeup Trend [VIDEO]

Just wanted to share my favorite Fall/Autumn makeup trend!
A Smokey Eye! Don't forget to comment below and tell me what your favorite fall trend is.

On My Lips: We tn Wild Vamp It Up
My current favorite!

Thanks for reading & watching!

Nicole Charnel

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Brining Your Chicken

Have you ever brined your chicken?
It is supple to make your chicken juicier and more flavorful. I tried this on some chicken thighs before grilling and I really didn't see much of a difference.
 I use salt, sugar, and water.
Let it sit in the fridge for about 3 hours.
I am definitely going to try to do it again and see if longer time helps or more sugar or salt. Because it is a high recommend way of peeping your chicken.

Anyone have any success or non stories of brining?
As always, thanks for reading!

Nicole Charnel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Daily Life [Of Nicole Charnel]

After months of saying it was going to happen....I am vlogging!
I am not doing every day, just when I go somewhere with my children. Maybe other times too but it mostly about the babies.

The first week of October, we went to the Apple Festival in Darlington, MD. We try to go every year.
Fun Times. Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading & watching!

Nicole Charnel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My TRUE Wash n Go! [VIDEO]

Sometimes I don't have time to define all my curls. And I'm not afraid of a little frizz! So I just use my natural curl pattern. Using my favorite moisturizing products, I LOC in the good stuff, get dressed n GO! A TRUE wash n go for us curly girls.
Hope you enjoy the video and if it helps, let me know!

Thanks for reading & watching!

Nicole Charnel

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW Maybelline Matte Lipsticks⎜on Brown or Dark Skin [VIDEO]

Have you seen these new in the drugstore? The Maybelline Matte Lipsticks. Super creamy with a lovely matte finish. Check out the three colors I picked up and how they look on my brown skin.

Colors Mentioned:
Ravishing Rose
Touch of Spice
Divine Wine

Hope you enjoy tho video! Please LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE!
As always, thanks for reading & watching!

Nicole Charnel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I think I'm Going Mental

Why I think I am losing it.
It as in all my good sense.
My Children...push me to the edge. I am sure most single mothers have this feeling at times. You just want to pull out your hair. Start screaming. Throw some things around. You know...that same tantrum that your 1 year old is going through right now. I the only one? Well I will speck on it. I'm not ashamed!
Maybe a little.

But it is hard sometimes. This weeks particular turmoil is the potty. Training a 20-month old and keeping up with a 3 year old who HATES pooling [yea, its real] is just killing all my happy vibes right now.
The pull ups are always wet and I have thrown away too many underwear in the last two days. I refuse to waste another pair. This struggle...I might just lose.
Probably not but I will be giving up a few times.

Anyway, it is just one bad week. I have too many good ones under the belt to put me out the game.
Hang in there. Head up, chin high. And are the MOTHER!

Signed, a Mental Mother

Nicole Charnel

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Daniel Fast: Week 1

The end of week one and beginning of week two.

Missing my butter.  I use t for everything when cooking. Now I use it for nothing. Ugh.
But, for the cause!
Cooking consist of olive oil, vegetable stock, and spices.
I usually have a smoothie for breakfast [see my previous post, Healthy Green Smoothie].
Lunch is roasted potatoes. Dinner is when I (my sister, lol) get creative.
The most creative dinner so far is Stuffed Bell Peppers.
Big green peppers stuff with rice and veggies in soy sauce. DELICIOUS!

For my studies, I have been taking a look at matters of the heart. You have to remember what is in your heart defines you. A wicked man has a wicked heart and will do wicked things.

I need to make to point to watch out for my heart. Guard it from the wicked things an thoughts. Like we all should.

7 days down, 14 to go.
As Always, Thanks for Reading.
Nicole Charnel

Monday, October 6, 2014

Growing Out My Nails: 3 Month Count

Since I have been in nail care these past few weeks, I have been watching plenty of nail care videos.
I found one in particular where a women grew her nails out quite long in 3 months. She said her nails do not grow any faster than normal and they are thin as well. So I was hooked and wanted to use some of her technique to grow out my nails and see if it works on anyone.

My nails grow thick but they peel like crazy! One thing she recommended was applying oil daily to your cuticles. I have been using the Burt's Bee's Cuticle Cream for daily use.

Also recommended from another nail-guru was soaking your nails in olive oil for 5-10 min once a week or more. I also added this into my nail regimen but I added Vitamin E and Coconut Oil. 

Last thing I added but wasn't recommended was a growth base coat. The on I got is from American Classics. Not sure yet if it makes a difference because I just started using it but I will let you know how it works for me.                                                                                     .                                                                                                                      So of course I am going to keep track of my growth and keep up on this new regimen to see if my nails really grow better and stronger.
These are my nails at the beginning of this test run, which was last Wednesday [10-1].  I will be updating with picks each month to track the growth as well.

The Beginning, 10-1

As always, thanks for reading!
Nicole Charnel

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How To Paint Nails⎜Easy Nail Care For Dry, Brittle, & Thin Nails [VIDEO]

I'm not a professional, nor am I the best at painting my nails but I have been quite successful in getting my nails to grow back after my acrylics. Time to Share! These are the products and routine I use to help my nails retain length. If you have any questions, leave me a comment below.

Acetone (w/Wheat Protein & Vitamin E)
Sally Hansen Thicken Up
Nailtini Nail Laquer in 'Aidos'
Sally Hansen Hardener
Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

Thanks for watching and reading!
Nicole Charnel