Saturday, March 28, 2015

End of Winter Haul [VIDEO]

I do love makeup, but I don't buy as much as I use to. So hauls are few and far between. But these are some of the things that i purchased over the last few weeks of Winter. Check back for some reviews.

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Nicole Charnel

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End of Winter Haul

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Twisted TwistOut [VIDEO]

I never do TwistOuts...cuz they never turn out well! But I didn't give up completely. I just tried two techniques to my routine. One is from my friend, Rhonda. She coils her hair as she twist [Don't worry, I show you in the video]. The second is from Natural85, she uses flat twist to get more definitions. She also twist and stretches her hair across her head to get more length. Confused, just watch the vid; I explain both.
And they both worked for me! Now I can't wait to do another twist out. This way my twist out gives me elongation and defined coils. Let me know if you try it and like it or need more direction.

Avocado Oil Mixture [EVOO, Grapeseed Oil, JBCO, Coconut Oil]
DIY Whipped Shea Butter

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Nicole Charnel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I Rest In Him #30Layers30Days

I am busy all the time.
Always on the go.
Meetings. Rehearsals. Class.
But feeling unfulfilled? I don't have that problem

Salvation has fixed that for me.
Christ-centered life. All eyes on my master.
With Him, I can't be unfulfilled. The Holy Spirit flushed me out an fills me up.

Such an awesome peace that can only come from Him.

Would you like to know such peace?

Nicole Charnel

Saturday, March 14, 2015

My Mind Contradicts #30Layers30Days

Born to church, I have always thought I think the best way possible.
Like my mind and thoughts can't be corrupted.
But after a good 29 years of living....that is so far from the truth.

The daily contradictions of the mind.
I think LOVE is an factor important in anyone's life. Having it, giving it.
To friends, family, spouses.
But the romance of it all....
The time that is invested....
The simple idea of sharing the small special part with someone other than God...

I just can't take it.
Love is needed and I will get it from Him who is on high.
For now at least....till I face the fear of actually loving a human soul.

God is love.
Nicole Charnel

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God is Love 1 John 4:8

Friday, March 13, 2015

Desire #30Layers30Days

Christ-Filled, Centered, Focused.

Even though it's listed last, Christ is the most important. Lately He has been taking over every thought, movement, and action of my life. Dedicating time to God each day has changed my life and my whole focus. And I won't dare ever miss that time again.
It is shocking think how I have even survived with out this daily quiet time.

Fun and Exciting days of my life. Given to my children. They keep me young, mobile and on my toes. Never a dull moment and don't let me waste time with them around. They bless me [tire me, lol] with their thrills.

Successful and Inspiring. I know I am. God has made me to be. But am I walking in that faith? Reaching others and sharing my story, advise, love, and gift.  Being hard on your self and your toughest critic has its advantages and disadvantages.  Seeing your own lack of focus and uncompleted task. Ugh, Sickening. But I can change it. Do better and be better.

Philippians 4:13.

The desire to be a Christ-radiating female. A fearsome and accomplished thing to behold in the eyes of other.
A great desire I will be sure to meet and defeat.

Nicole Charnel

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Habits #30Layers30Days

A good habits can keep you moving forward.
On track.
In the right lane.

A BAD habit...well. You know.
It can put you in the wrong place, at the right time...for the devil to trick you, persuade you.
Have you tore up from the floor up.

Or just have you behind on your blog schedule. LoL
Like me.

Procrastination, you will not win forever. This year. 2015. I will defeat you.

Nicole Charnel

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Nails: Disney #1

The countdown to Disney has begun! Super excited for warm sun, random thunderstorms, Minnie Mouse, and all things vacation.
To help improve my mood and keep me focused on the fun to come, some Disney nail art...

Nicole Charnel

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Some Disney Nail Art

My nails are growing well due to my new nail care.  As long as I keep up the routine, they keep growing and stay strong.
I do love to paint my nails and I am getting ready to go in DISNEY! Oh yea, so some Disney nail art is on deck....

Disney Nail Art
Disney Nail Art
Disney Nail Art
Disney Nail Art
These are some of the designs I am thinking about trying. Which one do you like the best?
If ou want to see more go my pin, things i like, how I'm doing my nails, check out my Pinterest or my IG. Both linked below.

Nicole Charnel

Success #30Layers30Days

How do I define success?
By how accomplished I feel at the end of the day. If I can get my whole To-Do List completed by there end of my small little 24 hours, I feel quite successful.
I use to measure by more than a day. Setting goals for years in advance. Once I reached a goal, completed an accomplishment, I would then feel successful.  The problem with this is it would take me too long to get to another accomplishment. Thus making the feeling of success few and far in the between.
Then it would take me months to then again feel successful.    *sigh*

Time to change it up.

So my goals became smaller. Easier to accomplish, complete. Then making me a quite successdul woman all in one day.
I didn't want to feel useless and purposeless...I wanted to feel more important. Instead of relying on another to make we feel as awesome as I am, I just looked at myself in this new light.

Each day I completed my TO-DO list. Each time I marked off something, I felt more and more successful. I could have been thinking that was pacifying myself and making my goals "baby-sized".
But I don't beat up my mind anymore.

Who cares if they don't think you do great things know the truth.

Nicole Charnel

Write. Learn. Grow. [AllTheManyLayers Challenge]

What I love about blog challengers is it gives my mind a way to go and expand and thing about things differently. Yes. I love them.
This one is from my fav GG Renee at
Check out the Challenge here....
I am a day [or two] late. But I made this commitment in my head last week and I intend to stick to it. Especially since I feel myself slipping. I need something to help me focus for the moment.
So lets begin...

Nicole Charnel