Thursday, December 31, 2015

DIY Glitter Gel

Happy New Years Eve!! Tonight a about celebration of seeing another year. SO lets bring along the glitter and hair gel!! LOL

I saw this is a couple of videos and i wanted to try it for myself because what crafty woman doesn't like glitter?!?!?

 I used some ECO Styler Gel, a small jar [4oz.], pink glitter [medium size] and a spoon to mix the gel.

 The reason I used the Aragon Oil ECO is because it was the one I had and also because the oil in the gel really makes difference in my hair,  
    

 Simply put, I scooped some gel in the jar, added the glitter and stirred it together. Easy.

  

I am about to test it out on my hair this moment! I will insert a picture of how it turned out.

Nicole Charnel




Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Blogmas: Crash & Burn


Needless to say, I failed at blogmas/vlogmas.
It was harder than it looked!! Yea. After my little ones got sick, I just lost track.
I got into Christmas shopping and then it was the 25th...yup. Sad.

Maybe another year in the future I will try again but no time soon.

Back to my regularly scheduled programming....

Nicole Charnel




Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Blogmas Day #16: Current Favorite Leave-in Conditioner

Currently my favorite leave-in!! Works wonders on my natural hair. Softens, detangles, adds shine! It is amazing!!

Check out this product HERE:
http://mydnaisuniversal.com/mycurls/products/my-dna/MY-DNA-Leave-In-Conditioner-Detangler-10OZ

Thanks for Watching! 


Nicole Charnel






Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Blogmas Day #4-#15: What Had Happened Was...

Yea...
A good 10 plus days...MISSING!
i HAD A PLAN...It was going well.
And then...my babies got sick. Both of them.

My first litte on was out for a week...then my oldest was next. Out.
Lord got us through tho!!!
#WONTHEDOIT

We are all better now.
School Quarter is almost over for me. Just one more test left.
Then Christmas break.

More pictures and hauls and gifts to come!!!
If you love me, stay tuned. And check out my YouTube channel!! Tons of Natural Hair love going on right now. I'm just in a hair mod I guess.



Nicole Charnel


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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Blogmas Day #3: School Uniform


Midnight loves! I'm a bit late but it has been a busy day.
Had school, Mothering, and cleaning! A jammed packed day!
Hope you enjoy the short video.



Nicole Charnel


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blogmas #2: Sick Day


Day started pretty normal. Sent my boy off to school. Laid down for a moment. My niece arrived, she was tired too.
Everyone was sleep...quiet house.

Next thing I knew, it was 10:45am and my youngest was still sleep.  That wasn't like her but I just went out my business.
Around 11 she gets up and I figured it out...it was a sick day.
A bit of throw up, a slight fever. She likes to go 100 when she does something, LOL.

Whole day holding my little princess while she strived to feel better.
Could have been worse...


Nicole Charnel


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blogmas Day #1: Let's Begin!


 BLOGmas.....VLOGmas...
Lets do a bit of both, since we don't like to follow the rules anyway, lol
Blog post combined with videos! 
I just felt like sharing a bit more. Hope you all enjoy!!



Nicole Charnel


Sunday, November 29, 2015

How To Do Pin Curls⎜Natural Hair

How I pin curl my Natural Hair that is flat ironed

Hello Loves!
Easy way to give your hair some slight volume with out curling your hair all over. Let me know if you have any questions about this style.
Thanks for Watching! 




Nicole Charnel


Saturday, November 28, 2015

My Moms Surprise Party⎜NicoleCharnel

Hello Loves!
Last week my dad, my siblings, and I surprise my mother for her 60th birthday! It was such a fun time! Dancing and singing and laughing.  An all around good time. 
This is another Snapchat style video, don't forget to follow me!
Thanks for Watching! 



Nicole Charnel


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Classic Holiday Makeup Look for Women of Color


Hello Loves! Here is a simple look that is great for any holiday party! All you need is some shimmer eyeshadow, a winged liner, and some juice red lips! If you want to know any products that I used, just leave me a comment.

Thanks for Watching!



Nicole Charnel


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Snapchat Birthday Vlog⎜NicoleCharnel

Hello Lovers! 
I love snapchat, it is fun to record and to watch. An insiders look to peoples lives. So I tend to use it a lot. On my Birthday I just took some random clips of what I was doing. FO those who do not follow me, I wanted to share! 
If you want more, just follow me on Snapchat!
Thanks for Watching! 



Nicole Charnel




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Products To Flat Iron Natural Hair

Products Used to Flat Iron and Straighten Natural Hair
I Don't list my products but I can if you ask me in the comment box below. Also, all the My DNA Curls products were sent to me. I have a blog post on these products as well: http://www.nicolecharnel.blogspot.com/2015/11/new-nh-products-my-dna.html

Thanks for Watching! 



Nicole Charnel


How To Flat Iron Natural Hair

Hello Lovers! I It has been TOO LONG! But I am back for my birthday and to show you all how I straightened my hair! 
Hope you enjoy this video, this is Part 1 of 2 videos. 
I cover how I straightened my hair and the next video I talk about the products I used.
I missed making  vids!! Make sure you say hello in the comments below!!

Thanks for Watching! 


Nicole Charnel




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Natural Hair Products: My DNA Curls

Hello Lovers! Been a while...I know. But let me know bore you wit the details, let me just get back to business! LoL!
These products were sent to me by a company called My DNA Curls.

 They sent them too me back in September [UGH! I know!]. But due to my technical issues, I had to delay me talking about them.

 

Those lovely ladies sent me a large shower come and 6 full size products! 
They sent me the Leave In & Detangler, their Sulfate-Free Shampoo, and their Serum. I was super grateful for even just the comb!  I have been using these products since September and have nothing but AMAZING things to say about them. 

The leave-in is my favorite and the shampoo just works wonders. Today is actually my first time using the serum, since it is mainly for smoothing straight hair. There will surely be an update on that as well.  But until then, check out the link above and here for the website and you need this leave-in for the rest of you life.  

If your interested, there will be a video on my channel in the next coming weeks, talking about the each product.  And don't hesitate to ask a question or two.






As always, Thanks for reading!!
Nicole Charnel


Sunday, October 4, 2015

DIY Tinted Moisturizer

Hello Lovers!

DIY Tinted Moisturizer!
Easy to make. All you need is your favorite foundation & your favorite moisturizer. Mix it and put it on your beautiful skin. Lightweight and still coverage! Let me know if you give this a try.
Thanks for Watching! 
Nicole Charnel


Friday, October 2, 2015

TMI Tag ft. ThriftyFashionista

Hello Loves!

TMI Tag featuring Marisa from Thrifty Fashionista!
Marisa's channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc4S965SZ6r1T8fwXzJYGXA
Thanks for Watching! 
Nicole Charnel


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Grocery Haul #1

Hello Lovers!

Grocery Haul!
Check out what I like to eat, Healthy eating!!
Thanks for watching!!
Nicole Charnel


Monday, September 28, 2015

Large Perm Rods on Natural Hair

Hello Lovers!

Hello Lovers!
This is a tutorial of how i do my perm rod sets. This time I did it on 100% dry hair. That way the style went quickly! My wet hair takes a day to air-dry, literally 24hrs! Shame. 
Hope you all enjoy!
Thanks for Watching! 

Nicole Charnel


Saturday, September 26, 2015

August Favorties

Hello Loves!

Hello Loves! Monthly Favorites, ENJOY!!
Thanks for Watching! 
Nicole Charnel


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Grow Natural Hair Faster UPDATE


Hello Loves!!
Finally updating you loves on my natural hair growth throughout the process of this theory. It have been going great, seeing my growth and my curls popping! Hope you Enjoy, my loves!!
Thanks for Watching! 


Nicole Charnel


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Natural Hair Show & Tell | French Braids Kanekalon Hair

Hello Loves!!
Sharing with you a style and the reason I have been uploading inconsistently.  Sorry also about the low volume, it will be better next time.
Hope you enjoy!!



Thanks For Watching!!!

Nicole Charnel



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

His First Day

My firstborn is in school. Geesh. I can't believe it but he is truly a big boy now.
This little munchkin was so ready on his first day that he came in and woke me up! LoL!
Up early and ready for the adventures that school will bring.
 He attends school with his best friend and first cousin. They both are so smart to have their own style at the young age of 4.

After the day was over, he was still smiling. Happy to be learning and making friends.

Still in the first few weeks, we shall see what this new, golden year will bring for my baby boy.
Nicole Charnel


Thursday, September 3, 2015

M.I.A.

So I have been M.I.A.
Just straight up GHOST!
Terrible. But things are turning around.
New adventures in my life...so more blogging.
I'm back, baby!!!



Nicole Charnel


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Get Ready For Church With Me #6: Using Colourpop Shy Eyeshadow

GRWM
Get Ready With Me! Another church addition. This time I used one of my Colourpop eyeshadows, Shy. I also show you how I did my hair. Hope you enjoy this video!
Thanks for Watching!


Nicole Charnel




Thursday, August 20, 2015

Easy Long Fake Nails⎜NicoleCharnel

Hello Loves!!
I was bored with my natural nails and wanted some length without getting acrylics. So I went out bought me a pack of Kiss Fake Nails and glued them on my self.  Just a quick video showing you all how easy it was to get a Simple Glam Look.
Hope You Enjoy!
Also i been having some computer issues, that is what has been delaying my uploads but they will be back to regular schedule soon.
Thanks for Watching!



Nicole Charnel





Wednesday, August 12, 2015

IAmGlamm Subscription Review

For the LOVE of subscriptions boxes!!
I was so fortunate to be contacted by iAmGlamm Subscription and asked to review one of their bags.

This company offers 3 beauty products and one jewelry item for just $8. Sweet deal.
All in a pretty makeup bag.



I was in love as soon as I pulled this little cutie out! Love black & white. Simple and always chic.


 This gloss is from Models Prefer Lip Shine in a berry/wine color that has gold shimmer in it.  I am not a big fan of glosses so I may give this one away. [Swatch Below]


This liner I CAN NOT WAIT to use. I love a pretty color kohl pencil and silver is one of my favorites.



Deluxe Liquid Foundation Brush.  Similar to the Bare Minerals brush, the design at least.  The well in the center is a clever idea. Not sure if it works though....the brush doesn't seem dense enough.


 Lastly, this cute little choker! Super excited about this one. Chocker are on trend right now and I have been wanting to get my hands on one.  Now I don't have to, thanks Glamm!!!

All in all, this bag is definitely worth more than the $8.  The items were typical beauty items that can be used for every day as well as special occasions.  This choker is for sure my everyday item, LOL!
Click the link above to check out the site and sign up for the subscription.
Use the code NEWGLAMM to get your first bag for $4.50!!

Thanks for reading loves! And let me know if you are going to subscribe!

Nicole Charnel


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Struggling with Patience

Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Everyday I make it a point to focus on having the fruit of the Spirit. Tarsi's of being a Christian disciple. Not always easy to maintain but a requirement nonetheless.

Love.
Joy.
Peace.
Why are these the easiest? At least for me.

Kindness.
Goodness.
Faithfulness.
Gentleness.
Yes, these take a bit more work, in this cruel world, but I manage.

Patience.
Self-Control.
Here in lies the problem.
Once I loose my patience, then goes my self control.  They both fly off the handle together.
Hard to hold on and to keep on a leash. Ugh.

I am waiting and then I am begging. I am chilling and then I whiling-out. 

What scriptures do you recall when u are losing patience?
What prayer do you say to help your self-control?

Thanks for Reading, my loves!

Nicole


Saturday, July 25, 2015

How To Twist Out on Natural Hair⎜NicoleCharnel

Hello Loves.
I struggled with trying to get the perfect twist out for a long time! I thought since my hair was so curly, I couldn't do a twist out. Then I tried this method; defining, coiling and twisting my hair. Using each of these techniques together allows me to get the best twist out for my naturally curly tresses.

Hope you enjoy this video!


Thanks for Watching and Reading!


Nicole


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Organizing & Relaxing⎜Collab with DivasHouse

Hello Loves!
This month I collated with my YT Noir Sister, Nikki.
She has a series on her channel where she talks about being an at home mother and diva! I wanted to join her on doing a video because sometimes it is a struggle to juggle our hats as women. But we are here to give you great tips on how, at home  moms, stay organized and relax.
Thanks for Watching!

DivaHouse Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0iUtbrsV42KRamTOR4WIGA
DivasHouse Video: https://youtu.be/fr08mnCFToM



Thanks for Watching & Reading!


Nicole


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Aunt Flo: Tips on Surviving

WARNING: I am talking about my monthly women cycle.
LOL
Just letting the 'gents know.

Each month it is a great struggle to make it through. Not sure why it hits so hard each time and I seem to forget how wasted I feel. Smh.
But nevertheless, I have to take care of my children, my home, and my self all while falling apart and bleeding to a-not-so-death.
Since I feel blindsided each month [LOL] thought I would share some tips on how I make it through this time.



One
Keep track of her coming and goings

usually I am caught off guard because I don't calculate. But If I clock my time, I can mentally and physically prepare myself for her coming to stay. Drink more water prior and such...



Two
Exercise more or regularly that week

I am not sure how or why this helps but if I exercise on a schedule the week of my cycle, it tends to keep my cramps to the minimum. Now I have HORRIBLE cramps so this just makes them bearable. But for someone who had mild cramps this probably will help eliminate them all together.



Three
Have a specific pain pill for cramps

Sometimes the pain is just too much or too distracting for regular mom life. So I have to take something. I usually use ibuprofen for headaches and I try not to use the same meds for my cramps. Mainly because it is usually not strong enough. Also I like to use a medicine that is made to target menstrual pain. This helps tremendously.



Four
Get enough rest, nap if you need too

8 hour plus at night and sometimes a nap during the day.  So you body has enough strength and energy to keep me through the cycle. The hormones, blood loss, and cramping. It is a lot going on and you body is on overtime for this time being.  More rest makes a huge difference.



Five
Don't put your life or day on hold

Even though I would love to lie in the bed all day, heating pad and hot tea....it is just not possible. And even if it is possible, still don't do it! This will train your body to expect the rest at this time. You want just the opposite; of your body to be able to work through the pain and focus you energy elsewhere.

I hope these tips help you next time Aunt Flo comes to visit. Don't let her wreck your life or ruin your day.
Thanks for reading, loves!


Nicole






Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Get Ready With Me: Winged Liner

Sometimes we just want the simple look. When I feel like a light makeup look, this is what I do to my face. To make it a bit fancier, I added a winged liner.
I also love this look because it can go with ANY lip color.
Hope you enjoy!



Thanks for Watching!
Please LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE!


Nicole