Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Squat Challenge! Day 5

Hey curlies! I have been on a weight loss/fitness journey for a while now. I recently started a new squat challenge to try something new and challenge myself. I haven't given up and I'm on day 5!


Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it to day 5 because I sit down waaaaay too much at the moment. But I've been doing better. It's hard when you're dealing with depression and anxiety. However, I have been making a huge effort to stretch several times a day because my body gets really stiff and I hate that now. This squat challenge is pushing me to my limits and I love it! I have to thank my only friend (thanks, Starr!) for inspiring me to try it, because hell, I've been seeing these memes for years, but never had the motivation to actually do it instead of sitting around and wishing. LOL


So my poor legs have been burning like crazy, but I am not going to stop. My knees especially need this workout. I have fat around my knees and that isn't good. You can't tell, but I have cellulite everywhere on my legs. It's painful and ugly and I am ready to get rid of it. I'm also working on my belly because that's where the majority of my weight lies. I don't look as if I'm 175 pounds, but I am. After having 5 kids, that's pretty good, though. lol 
Well, that's my update on this. I will keep it up. I mentioned this on Instagram already. If you guys want to join in, let me know, or if you're advance, you can start today on day 5 and we can work it together! I know a lot of people need motivation to get moving because it's very hard these days to stick to anything when you have so many distractions.
Follow me on Instagram for daily updates!



https://www.instagram.com/curlsofinnocence/

~Curls of Innocence~





What's Your Seacret? Unboxing Beauty Products... Kinda.


Here is a video on an 'unboxing of these new beauty products that I was given recently. I will have an actual review soon! I just haven't edited it yet. But it will be up soon. I am excited because these are high end products that I wouldn't normally be able to afford. LOL!

                                                                 

                                              ~Curls of Innocence~

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hair Growth Oil For Sale...?




If you haven't seen this in my videos and on Instagram, my Curls of Innocence growth oil will be available for sale on the website soon! It was supposed to be sooner, but I've been going through a lot of financial issues that put them on hold. But they will be available this summer still. A lot of people have been asking when I am going to create more products, like my old whipped shea butter. I'm working on it! I have five kids; it's going to take a minute for me to get it together, but I promise I will.

Stay tuned to the website and the channel for updates. :)


~ Curls of Innocence~

His Locs Are GONE!


Hey curly mamas! My son's are gone! I made a video doing it and explained why as well. It was just time. He enjoyed the process and was happy about it. It's been two years, but I'm happy about the decision. Watch here to see the video on YouTube!


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Friday, May 26, 2017

New GROWTH Journey, Length Check, Etc.


Hey curlies! I posted a new video about my hair again. I didn't make a blog post about the last video because I've been insanely busy, but no one had any questions for me, so I'll just leave it at that.
I'm on a new growth journey to figure out how long my hair can get if I DON'T trim or cut. So far, I haven't trimmed or cut since 2017 began. I've had a few major cuts and I don't want to do any more. Follow me on Instagram for daily updates... (Curls of Innocence)

Check out the video for more details on this new journey and also some mini product reviews!

I did a small length check also... and ya'll know how much you love length checks. lol



~Curls of Innocence~


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Shea Moisture F&%#ED Up With Racist Ad?

Hey guys! So, I know that everyone has already heard about the whole Shea Moisture fiasco, with the new ad showcasing Caucasian women instead of us. I already made a video about this topic, so if you have not yet seen it, here it is.


This topic has pretty much died down now, but I still feel the same way. I am still limiting my Shea Moisture purchases from here on out. This company was built on the backs of blacks, and yet again, it's being stripped away from us as usual. I don't support that! Hope you enjoy the video.

I have not been writing in this blog lately. I've been finding ways to balance my time since having baby #5 around. I will get it together. Life hasn't been very favorable this year, but it'll all mellow out. I am still making videos for your guys, just not as consistent at the moment. 
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook @ Curls of Innocence! Peace.



~Curls of Innocence~

Monday, March 6, 2017

CUTE Braided Bun Style!




Hey curlies!
 I wanted to share these pictures just to say how much LOVE braided buns. They're simple and they protect the ends of your braids, or twists, if you do those instead. The patterns of the braid looks pretty all wrapped up in a bun. You can do as many braids as you want and then jazz then up by bunning some of them. It's so cute!


~Curls of Innocence~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Vlog Channel + Taking a BREAK 2017

Hey guys. For those of you who don't know about my family vlog channel, here it is. I haven't had much of a chance to vlog lately because life's been some kind of hectic, but if you haven't caught up on the old vlogs, now's your chance!

CI FAMILY VLOG CHANNEL

As far as the hair channel, I will be taking a little break from video editing and filming. I am having complete burnout, and again, life's been, well, life. So I'll be taking a break, but will be back. I'm not going to disappear into the shadows like a lot of YouTubers who take breaks and don't show back up for 6 months. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj_s6O4dOEw

So please bear with me. Stay subscribed for more updates on the upcoming hair oils and other things. ;)

~Curls of Innocence~

Monday, January 9, 2017

Girly Protective Styles For Winter 2017

Good evening, curly mamas!

I've been working on doing a lot more style videos than normal just to see if I can reach a bigger audience on YouTube... because let's be real. Having only 1,000 subbies after almost 4 years of hard work on this channel does a lot of damage to my... well, self-gratification. 
I know that my videos are good and well put together; however, I don't have the capital to put money into YT... and I'm definitely not getting any in return right now. Sigh... suggestions, anyone?
Anyway, here are the last two videos showing the styles that I've been doing on my girls this winter so far. 




I hope you guys enjoy them! Nothing spectacular, just styles that makes me stay out of their hair for up to two weeks. A lot of times, the flyaways and frizz don't allow the style to last for two weeks, or ever one full week for that matter, but I don't really have a choice lately. I have a lot going on in life at the moment, and I need to keep their hair pinned up as much as possible.
I've been loving that Cantu Natural Line... if I'm not using that particular Cantu product, then it's the Cantu Kids hair care line. I love both of them. Very moisturizing, minimal build-up.
I don't do many styles on them with a million and one hair ties and hair bows, because frankly, we don't go out much! There's no point in doing fancy things all the time when it'll be a hassle to take down at night so they won't sleep in hair bubbles/knockers/whatever you'd like to call them. I simply can't deal with all that. Haha!
So lots of braids, cornbraids, and flat twists is what I've been doing lately. And I'm very proud of them. If you like the videos, please like, subscribe, and share! I appreciate it. :)

~Curls of Innocence~

Monday, January 2, 2017

Four Year Old With 27 Inches of NATURAL HAIR!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Here is my latest video where I do a length check on Symari, which I haven't ever done. Not formally measuring with measuring tape. Her hair is longer than I thought, beating Syriah's record of how long hers was when SHE was four. That's because with Syriah, I was new to learning natural hair care and it was in recovery mode, but Symari's has never been 'damaged'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MqTNDolips&t=2s

So it has had time to grow to it's fullest potential. It's flourishing. Her hair is much finer than her sister's and grows in that traditional V shape that most people's hair grows in. I may straighten it soon to get a definite length check number... if I can get around to it. lol





Someone asked me about my routine for her hair, but it's pretty simple. I may do a video on it soon, but it's pretty simple. Wash and condition once a week with a gentle shampoo ( mostly sulfate free), condition with Tresemme, finger detangle, rinse, oil her scalp with my holy grail oil, and then put it up into a protective style for the week using the most gentle products I can afford. (Cantu, Shea Moisture, Eden Bodyworks) I keep it in braids so it won't get tangled, and sometimes I'll redo the style throughout the week. The style at the end of the video is an example of the kind of styles I'm referring to.

For the new year, there will be more hair videos coming up. I will also do updates on my weight loss journey and all that other fun stuff. I will do better with posting here more often. Stay tuned! ;)

~Curls of Innocence~