30 May, 2014

New Beginings

I don't know if there is anyone here anymore. But I'm here after a year of zero blogging, I'm back. I'm going to write for myself and if there are people drawn to my story, I welcome them aboard. I'm going to write about anything and everything that makes me tick. I love fashion, I love reading, I love fitness, I love weight lifting, I love home decor, I love DIYs, I love crochet, I love being a Nurse, I love being a Jehovah's witness and helping others study the bible. I'm going to write about all that I love. I guess you'll have to call this a lifestyle blog from now on...because it's going to be about my lifeStyle. They say to have a particular niche when blogging. But rules are meant to be broken and I'm uniquely me and that's what I'm going to present to you. So, it might be prudent to have a list of what I have planned coming up. But I don't have a list so how can I supply one? I guess we'll just see where this goes. Talk to you guys myself soon :)

18 June, 2013

New Product Alert: Eco Custard

While I'm yet to do the review of my CurlBox  products, I thought I should alert y'all to this here Eco Custard. I've loved Eco Styler since forever but it makes my hair crunchy so imagine my pleasure at seeing this in the June CurlBox.


  • Good curl definition
  • Medium hold
  • Light and fluffy feeling
  • No need for a leave in conditioner
  • No crunchy feeling
  • I hate the smell!!

I'll come back and let y'all know if this survives past first day hair. 

@chyscurlz on Instagram come check me out living life daily. 

P.S.: chrisettemichelle liked my picture on the IG!!! Ahhhhh!!!!!

New Color Results (Belated)

About to go on my second round interview!!
So I don't know why this took me so long to post but here it is. The results of my corrected color job with some highlights thrown in there.

Giving you face lol
Indoor light

At the Naturalselectionblog.com meetup in the bay area
In the sun
So yup I love it!!


22 May, 2013

My Hands Down Current Favorite Product

I have fallen in love all over again with kinky curly. I love their knot today in conjunction with the curling custard. It's awesome for my wash and gos and it's been very very good to me. I rediscovered it on my trip to Africa as that's all I used because I wanted to be really low key with hair care. 

I need to remember to take pictures of the results and my write a post on my updated regimen with something other than my iPhone to show y'all what I'm talking about over here. 

Stay tuned...

21 May, 2013

Hair Color Fail - Part 2 (The Redemption)

In the Sun
This is the second and final part of my hair color fail chronicles and I'm going to talk about how I tried to salvage it. See first part here.

So after the 5 or 6 hours I spent at the salon, I came home and started googling like a mad woman. My searches went something like: "how to cancel out orange hair color", "hair color gone bad and turned orange how do you fix it", "my hair is orange how do I fix it" etc. I'm a horrible googler but I was fortunate in that this is a common occurrence when the wrong based toner is used or when bleach is not left on long enough. The most common response I got was to use hair toner with a blue base or but "ash brown" box color to go over the orange and that should greatly reduce or cancel out the orange tone.

Armed with this info and a desperation (as I had bible studies the next day and didn't want to look retarded), I went to my local CVS to buy the ash brown hair color. I debated getting a semi-permanent color or a rinse to go over it but I nixed that idea because I didn't want the color fading over a few washes only to be back to square one. So I went with a permanent color which I was fully cognizant meant more damage to my already fragile strands. But you know, you gotta do what you gotta do. And so I did and while I can't say I'm 100% pleased with the results, it is a marked improvement to the alternative.

I actually went ahead and made an appointment with a trusted stylist (which I should have had the patience to wait for anyways) and we're going to see about getting some highlights in the crown and front area to brighten up the tone and hopefully leaving me very pleased.

I took some pictures and recorded a video of what it looks like today after I did my usual wash and go. Enjoy!

Indoors (that's supposed to be my husbands caricature. So not an accurate description)
In the sun