I’m my own Nail Tech

So, it all started after I was given the nonreturnable gift of fungus from a nail salon. This happened not once, but twice! When I went to the nail shop with the SUPER WACKTASTIC GIFT OF FUNGUS I was blamed for it both times. The first incident the tech just filed away at the rotten acrylic and tried immediately infill it. The second time occurred soon thereafter and I decided not to return.

Now, of course this fungus tragedy might not be enough for you to quit nail salons all together, but for me it was. This occurred after I’d started to pay attention to the cleanliness of the salon. Don’t get me wrong, the salon was not particularly “dirty” and their practices were that of any other nail business I’d visited since I was 12. I just realized that I preferred a higher level of cleanliness.

If I see you frown up at the fungus on a person’s toes, HOW DARE YOU roll your chair to me and use the same files on my toes. Ladies, don’t act like you haven’t seen that happen.

What about the cuticle oil container? How many cuticles has this oil brushed touched? How many were bleeding? <– Don't act like you haven't been nicked by the hand file. And, what about that hand file? How many people have been nicked? How much blood is on it?

Oh, let's not forget the countless times I've been burned by the nail drill. Being burned by the nail drill refers to the warm/hot and stinging sensation you receive on your nail beds. You do know that you aren’t supposed to be burned by the nail drill, right.

Finally, I should mention how my natural nails would look like a train ran over them once the acrylic was removed. All those lines embedded and the ridges left from horrible filing with the electric drill. My natural nails were so thin and fragile and my nail beds were super sensitive. And most times I would remove the old acrylic and get a new set hours later. <–HORRIBLE DECISION It took a long time to nurse them back to health, but I did.

Now ladies, don’t leave me crazy comments about how I can’t say my horror stories are indicative of every nail salon. First, because I never said that, and second, because I am completely aware that not all nail techs/salons are the same. These are just a few of the incidents that made me choose to invest money into myself and learn a new talent.

If you’re interested in what I keep in my nail kit and a review of the Nailite Inc Omega System then check out my recent videos. If you have any nail shop stories please share them in the comments below.

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Make this week chichi,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

What’s in my nail kit Part 1

What is in my nail kit Part 2

Nailite Inc Omega System

My Husband is AWESOME!!!

I’m writing this blog today completely, relentlessly, passionately, and hopelessly in love. I know, can you believe it? I’ve been swept off my feet repeatedly, caressed sweetly, and had soft romantic phrases whispered in my ear. You know the phrases “I just paid the rent/mortgage,” “car note is taken car of,” and “I got off early so I could take you on a date” will do it for any wife. Oh and did I mention the new makeup he bought me? You all know I love opening new makeup. I also want to thank him for the spontaneous foot massages and back rubs he provides. YESSSSSSSSS!! I’m going to keep him.

Top that off with the way this man spends time with his children, wrestles with and reads to them, and takes them to the store so I can take a bath WITHOUT being interrupted!!!! Did I mention how he is a man that I want my sons to be like? Oh and I can’t forget the part about how he prays for us, teaches us the word of the Most High God, and works diligently in the kingdom. He is a bible based preacher that tells the truth, lives what he teaches, and is not a double minded. YESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Seriously, I’m going to keep him.

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He is my awesome husband, Kevin K., and I’m so glad to have him in my life. I honestly don’t know what I would do without him. I’m so glad that God prepared me for him. He makes me better. My husband is AWESOME!!

Now, don’t dare “get it twisted,” he has his faults. He leaves his laundry on the floor like most husbands and he leaves the toilet seat up like all men. Both are super serious offenses, punishable by an abundance of attitude and nagging. But even though my husband is an “average joe” he has potential in him that is changing the world. How? He changes the world by loving his wife as Christ loves the church. He changes the world’s future by raising Godly children that are comfortably in their creation role and know how to live a balanced life. That’s why my husband is AWESOME!!!

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Wives, I implore you to take a moment to think about your husband and write down all the reasons he is awesome. No matter what stage or season your marriage is in there is a reason to be grateful. Whether you are in, coming out of, or headed into a life storm, there are many reasons why your husband is awesome. Be grateful that you have someone that you can share your life with. Be appreciative of the growth that you’ve seen in yourself and in your spouse throughout your marriage. God is faithful and he is able to do all the things that he promised in his word for our marriages. We trust him with our children so we should trust him with our spouses and ourselves. Only the power of our Sovereign God can create awesome husbands, wives, marriages, and families. My God is AWESOME!!!

To hear more about my excitement for holy matrimony and The Vow Challenge check out my latest video.

Remember your vows, reapply them, and make them guaranteed. God’s past faithfulness ensures that your future is secure. YOUR MARRIAGE IS VICTORIOUS.

And it is so, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Make this week triumphant,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

We CONQUERED Kindergarten!

I’d like to start blog off by giving my family a super High-5 and Double Fist Pump for having an awesome homeschool year! Oh yeah! We did it!! We kicked Kinder’s butt!

For our curriculum this year we used My Father’s World and we supplemented with various workbooks, unit studies I created, and library items. We attended eight field trips, joined a great Christian homeschool group, and even hosted a Super Science class at our local recreation center. YES, you read correctly, we did all of that while welcoming a new, SURPRISE BABY into our family and adjusting our lives accordingly. We did that! We kicked Kinder’s butt!!

WE DID IT BY THE GRACE OF THE MOST HIGH, SOVEREIGN GOD!

I’m truly enjoying our homeschool journey and watching my children grow academically and family grow closer through the process. God is so good! I’m grateful for my King, my husband that has allowed the opportunity to train our arrows. I’m also extremely appreciative for those that support our journey and encourage us. We give God all the praise for an awesome year and look forward to a fantastic first grade school year.

Homeschool was our choice and it is working well for us but no matter how your family decides to educate your children be sure to stay involved. Encourage your children daily, be present at the school often, and communicate with all staff involved in your child’s school day. I’m talking ALL STAFF! Say hello to the lunch lady and bus monitor, wave at the teacher’s aid, and hug the teacher. Make your presence known so every person knows your child’s education is important to you. Keep your arrows sharp.

If you’re interested in items I used during our Kindergarten year, details on My Father’s World, and a homeschool room tour, check out the videos below. Additional videos can be found via my youtube channel.

Make this week educational,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons

My Father’s World Kindergarten Haul

My Father’s World Kindergarten Organization

My Father’s World Kindergarten FINAL Review

Kindergarten Room Tour

Educational Video Games

Dinosaur Unit Study

Fall, Leaf Unit Study

Teaching Time and Money

I Ain’t Afraid To Get Old! #CELEBRATION32

Another grand year of my life has officially passed, which is basically a fancy way to say IT IS MY BIRTHDAY Y’ALL! WHOOP WHOOP #CELEBRATION32

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I’m so grateful to celebrate another year of life. I’m also not ashamed to say that I am now 32 YEARS OLD! WHOOP WHOOP #CELEBRATION32

I think it is disheartening when I talk to older women, even on their birthday, ask their age and they don’t respond or lie about it. What’s wrong with adding a year? We all realize it is just ONE YEAR that we are adding, right? However, some ladies act like they age in dog years. Mind you, these ladies are still in their thirties to mid forties and are ashamed. Seriously, it frustrates me.

I can’t help the fact that my parents got married and on a romantic night in 1981 they decided to stay inside rather than go out. I can’t help that months later, in 1982 I was born and have been here every since. All I know is I’m glad about it! In my mind the year 1982 doesn’t seem like a long time ago but it may be considered ancient times to the youth I teach. So what! I’m a proud EARLY 1980s baby and that is okay. WHOOP WHOOP #CELEBRATION32

I could go on about how you should celebrate life because it is short no matter how long you live, but I won’t. I could go on about how I’ve had classmates and known many children that never lived to be my age, but I won’t. I could also include points about how a young girl can see your joy in being insert awesome age here and realize she wants to be like you at that awesome age. I’m not going to say any of those aforementioned things; however, I will say EMBRACE YOUR insert awesome age here NO MATTER WHAT! WHOOP WHOOP #CELEBRATION32

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Yes, life happens and it is not so good but I’m still here and I thank God for strengthening me to endure until the end. Yes, previous years have been rough but in the end my good, great, and awesome always outweigh the bad. Yes, I may not have achieved every goal I set but I’ve exceeded my expectations with every other awesome thing I did accomplish. Some may say “but I don’t want to get old because…” and I respond “I CAN’T WAIT!”

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I refuse to hide behind a false age whether it be 32, 50, or 120 I’m going to embrace it and put it on a T-shirt. I’m going to sing. I’m going to dance. I will rejoice! God is faithful. God is worthy. God is greatly to be praised and even in 32 years here I haven’t thanked The Most High enough. I love him and if he says “daughter do my work for another year,” “enjoy your family for another year,” or “teach women how to live a balanced life and be good wives for another year,” I will do it. I will teach and make memories to the best of my ability. I will use all my potential while I’m living because I don’t want it decomposing in the graveyard when I die.

Long blog but I just had to get that out. To see some great gifts I received check out my first WHOOP WHOOP #CELEBRATION32 haul video.

Make this week life one worth living,

~Ta’Neisha K.~

Born Pretty? Of course!

I’ve been so excited about this online store so when given the opportunity to review a few blinged out items I said, “Ummmm… YES!”

Check out video BELOW for DISCOUNT COUPON to use on your Born Pretty Store purchase.

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Born Pretty Store is an online shop where a lady can find (almost) any accessory or beauty item that her heart desires. For my mini shopping spree I picked out a cute fuchsia cell phone case for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and a silver rhinestone band ring. The package arrived within ten days which is fast for overseas shipping. I am enjoying the items I received and can’t wait to check out what else this online boutique has to offer.

You can see my review and hear my thoughts on this boutique in my latest video. CHECK OUT VIDEO FOR A DISCOUNT COUPON TO USE ON YOUR Born Pretty Store PURCHASE.

If you’re interested in shopping check out the Born Pretty Store website. They also post new items on Instagram and host giveaways via Twitter.

Happy shopping ladies.

This week take time to notice something pulchritudinous! <– that is a super cool way to say pretty.

Make this week resplendent,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

Happy Reading: Wives of The Bible

Let me start with a disclaimer. If you are a wife that doesn’t desire to grow then this blog post is NOT for you. If you are a wife that is perfect and refuses to acknowledge that life CHRISTstyle requires a daily flesh death and consistent reminders via the word, then this blog post is NOT for you. However, if you are a wife that seeks The Lord daily for guidance and strength to endure until the end and desires to be a wife of the word not the world then you’ve come to the right review. Also if you love your husband first and truly delight in serving him because it honors Him then definitely keep reading for something awesome to add to your library.

With that being said here are my thoughts on Wives of The Bible by Jolene Engle

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Wives let me just tell you I’ve had a great time with this book. This book has shown me who I was, currently am, and given me hope for what God is shaping me into. I am a wife that gets excited about operating in my creation role so to read a book that recognizes that and supports it is so refreshing. I’ve shared this book on all my social networks while reading it and so many women have told me how much they enjoy it.

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I definitely desire to be a wife of the word and not the world so I can’t wait to discuss this book with other wives. The most AMAZING thing about this book is that I realized I’ve grown tremendously but I wasn’t discouraged when reminded that I have more growing to do. That’s what I got from this book. Every wife has an Eve moment, Lot’s wife moment, and even a crazy Job’s wife moment but eventually by God’s Grace we will grow into the Proverbs 31 Woman. Through our growth we will also become part of the most glorious, one time only, extravagant and holy wedding as the Bride of Christ.

I could go on and on but that’s what the video version is for. Check out my recent upload to hear my detailed thoughts on this book.

Check out Jolene Engle on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Happy Reading!

Make this week scholarly,
~TaNeisha K.~

Braid Blog

Here is where you will find all of my tutorials, tips, and tricks for braided hairstyles. Consider this your one stop braid shop if you desire to try it yourself. If all these videos don’t help you then go to your local stylist for a cute braided hairdo.

Happy braiding!
Make this week stylish,
~Ta’Neisha K.~

INSTALL TUTORIALS
Initial micro sew in tutorial also includes how I braid and hold my braids with spritz.

Updated micro sew in tutorial includes how I sew in the hair and close the sew in.

Box braids video shows the hair I use and how I curled the braids.

Micro Braid touch up tutorial shows how I redo the front braids and the sew in.

BRAID TAKE DOWN & REUSING HAIR
My braid take down tutorial also includes how I wash, condition, and reuse micro braid hair.

STYLE MAINTENANCE/PRODUCTS
Micro braid maintenance products are shown in this video.

Box braids update includes that how I cut and burned the ends of the braids.

This video shows products I use for my box braids including hair oil moisturizer/sheen spray.

STYLING VIDEOS
This side swept up-do is a fun style that I like to wear on dates with my husband. If you try it then let me know how you rocked this.

My Mary Kay Story

I was nine or ten years old when I started asking about Mary Kay products. My mother was a customer of the brand for years and I always admired how she applied the products. Once she told me that I could have my own set of Mary Kay products at twelve I counted down the days until that birthday. Little did she know, her makeup introduction would give me the most important training every young woman and MUA needs; great makeup begins with great skin care.

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It was at my first Mary Kay party that I learned that you shouldn’t sleep in makeup as it ages your skin fourteen days. It was at my first Mary Kay party that I learned you shouldn’t pump your mascara because the air dries it out. I also learned that there is a red blush and lipstick for EVERY complexion. Oh and I can’t forget that you should exfoliate your skin weekly and to use your trash day as a reference. Yes, I learned so much at my first Mary Kay party.

Even though I have a love for the company I’m not a representative. I know, I know, I know. I do like the old school skin care products and I swear by their acne treatment gel but I don’t sell it. However, I know several women that do sell and will share their information if you’re interested in trying out the products I used for this neutral look.

I recently reviewed a few products from Jessica Woolridge and I was impressed with how well the makeup looked on me. I also tried the new Botanicals skin care but found that I prefer the old school “formula 2” system I was introduced to or the newer Time Wise system.

A big thank you to Jessica for the opportunity to revisit Mary Kay and be reminded of how I was introduced to great skin and makeup. Be sure to check out her online store for your Mary Kay needs.

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So, what’s your first makeup memory?

Make this week memorable
~Ta’Neisha K.~

Check out Jessica’s store here http://www.marykay.com/jwoolridge

Mom Chic with POP of color

Anyone who knows me in real time understands my love of age appropriate bold makeup looks. Yes, I’m the woman that will be rocking blue eyeshadow in my 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond because I’ll know how to apply it correctly to enhance my seasoned style.

When it comes to a pop of color many were surprised by my color choice and placement for this Summer eyeshadow look. Rather than place the color on the waterline only or in the center of the eyelid I opted for a bold inner tear duct highlight that continued into winged liner.

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Yes, I placed my kelly green eyeshadow there and I LOVED IT!! Truly amazed me that a thirty-one year old homemaker could create a slightly daring yet completely darling with makeup look without going overboard.

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So my fellow wife &/or mother if you’re ready to escape the regular mascara and gloss “mom look” and step into the “I love your makeup” compliment club then try a pop of green. Don’t let it stop there this look works well with turquoise, teal, blue, purple, or pink. Check out my Kaboom Kelly tutorial for details on how I achieved this look.

If you aren’t ready step out with color then try my Mommy 10 Minute Makeover routine for a quick fresh face.

If you are truly pinched for time then get “the glow” by trying my Simply Enhance tutorial.

I’m a mom and I’ve perfected the “beat face” in ten minutes routine and the “you look great without makeup” even though I’m wearing makeup routine. You too can be a fly wife and mother again with or without makeup. Just remember that no matter what, you’re NEVER TOO OLD for a pop of color!

Make this week colorful,
~Ta’Neisha K~

My Motivation

Sometimes life just comes at us. Sometimes things just happen. Situations occur that can knock us down but that’s just life. As a believer I know what type of days I’m promised and though the not so good surprises occur I’VE STILL GOT JOY! Here are just a few things that motivate me to move forward.

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1.) My husband and children are my main motivation. I love my family. No matter what comes our way I’m always mindful of my reaction because I know my children are watching. I’m also conscientious of reactions to my husband because I don’t want to discourage him. In return, my family notices when I’m feeling down or need an extra push. I can always count on slobbery kisses from our infant and a pat on the back along with a “you’re the best mom” from oldest. And even when I try to hide my feelings, my husband still knows the perfect moment to just hold me or smother me with compliments. My awesome family keeps me motivated!

2.) My hobbies keep me motivated too. I enjoy singing, dancing, creating videos for my youtube channel, blogging, and my weekly manicures. I also look forward to my monthly girls night out and the quiet evenings where I can curl up with a good book under my leopard blanket. These may seem like simple things to you but I think they are future memories worth living for.

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3.) Victory and freedom are my final means of motivation. Of course both of these are tied directly to my faith. As a Christ believer I get excited because I know the outcome of my life is victory and not defeat. My obedience to the word, perfect will of God, and faith gives me freedom to not be bound by the troubles of life. I keep pressing on because I’m determined to endure until the end just so I can share the story of how I MADE IT.

There are so many things that can keep you bound and pull you down but don’t spend too much time focusing on those. Let the great, good, awesome, and spectacular things motivate you.

Let victory motivate you.

Let peace motivate you.

Let faith, family, friends, and love motivate you.

LET LIFE MOTIVATE YOU TO ENDURE UNTIL THE END!

For more encouragement to endure, break fetters, and live check out my recent video.

Make this week enlivening,
~Ta’Neisha K.~