Monday, December 17, 2012

The Maidens for Missions

Hey everyone,

I know I am horrible about posting! But I would love if you all would take time to look at my new Blog, MaidensforMissions.blogspot.com. This blog is about The Maidens for Mission, which is a group of young ladies, getting together to raise money for Missions!

Loves,

Court

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Holy Ghost Birthday to ME!


Some people believe that miracles were a thing of the past, but I know that they still happen on a daily basis. It was November 23, 2008 I was 19 at the time. It was the first time I had ever walked into an Apostolic church, and it felt completely different from anything that I had ever felt in my life. I didn't know that that service would completely change my life forever. I had been living a life of heartache and pain wondering around without purpose. I had tried everything, said the sinners prayer on a daily basis, and nothing helped me to change. My brother, his girlfriend (now wife), and my best friend and I were all sitting in a pew together. I remember looking around watching people worship and raise their hands. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen in my life. I turned to my brother and said "When can I get baptized?" He looked at me and smiled, "Courtney its worship service now just wait." Everyone had their eyes closed and they were worshipping! I knew if I didn't get baptized in that moment, it may never happen. So, I left the pew and walked down to the altar over to a preacher and said, "Excuse me, if you do not baptize me now, I will leave here the same way I came."  He jumped down from the platform walked me to the back where the baptismal was. I was so excited and nervous all at the same time, but I knew that I needed this. Finally, Kendra and Misha noticed I was not longer with them. Kendra turned to Brendan and said, "Wheres Courtney?" In that moment they opened the curtain to the baptismal, everyone turned and looked. My family and friends saw that I was being baptized in the wonderful name of Jesus. Finally, my sins were remitted and I was washed clean by the blood of the lamb. While worshipping at the altar I was filled with the wonderful gift of the Holy Ghost. I had never felt cleaner nor had I ever felt lighter. After altar call we were walking out of the church and someone turned to me and said, "Courtney your pimples are gone, and your hair is laying perfectly." Now for some of you reading this, that is no big deal but for those of you who knew me then you know that I battled with painful cystic acne and well I have curly hair so enough said there. God showed me that night that nothing is impossible for Him.

As I sit here and write this post my heart is full! Knowing that 4 years ago God changed my life. I will never go back to the life that I had lived. Through all of my heart ache and trials nothing will ever convince me to not live for God. I can't believe its already been 4 years, but yet it feels so much longer.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Curly Girl Method Week One Review...

So...
It is the end of my first week. I started by shampooing my roots on day one to get the junk out (due the fact I lack in baking soda), then I conditioned it and washed it all out. I finger combed my hair in the shower to get any knots outs. Finally, I left a good amount of conditioner in my hair. After I got out I put my Aussie split end protector in also.

Everyday that I washed my hair I used my Aussie moist conditioner, with great results. The day I did not use it there was a large amount of poofage....So I am sticking with Aussie Moist. I also bought a wide tooth comb which really made a huge difference.

Here is day one! Directly after shower. My curls were already forming...
(I was on the phone with Kendra LOL, this is my model face)

Here if after gel is put in with a little blow drying....

(This is another great model face)

Here is day 3...Incident with different conditioner and no gel....


(I should really model!!! Do you see little beth sticking up on the right side lol. Yes I name curls)

Here is day 5!!! Co-washed, left conditioner in, split end treatment and gel!!


(Hard to see all the curlage but it was a great hair day for sure!!!)

Finally day 6 was my grad pics and I prayed for a good curl day!!!!


(Loved the curls this day!! I also added a little scrunch hairspray)

And today is like day 8 I decided no gel or hairspray!!


(Some people may not like this, but surprisingly I receive plenty of compliments.)

This is not the best lighting by my curls are pretty defined mixed with waves!

I really like the Curly Girl Method, let me know if you have tried it. Send some pics with the results!

Love to All,

Court

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Curly Girl?

Okay, so I just read my best friend Misha's blog about her hair issues... She has decided to do this Curly Girl Method. I have never heard of this until now!! So I looked it up, it looks pretty interesting. But some of it is scary! NO POO...Meaning no Shampoo! Ummmmm Scary! Well, I am doing some research and I think that I may try an Apostolic Version, which means NO Scissors! I will post about my research hopefully soon but we all know how that works.

Love to All,

Court

Saturday, March 3, 2012

New PRODUCTS for our NATURAL CURLz

Okay, so I know that I am Horrible at posting! I am so Sorry, maybe it will get better after I graduate! In class I have had people comment on how my hair is always up...CONVICTING!! So, I told my mommy that I was on a quest to find the best products to control my hair. I want to be able to touch it, not worry about that nest that forms underneath after a few hours, and I wanted it to look good. Not much to ask for if you ask me! But, it seemed impossible! My mommy being the best mommy in the world decided to help me. Kendra during winter break bought me Aussies Split End Protecter, let me tell you how much I love it!! I love it almost as much as I love raw cookie dough!! I decided to get their frizz smoother, it works okay but not as well as the split end one. Then I got the smoothing serum, I LOVE IT! The great thing about these it that they are inexpensive. Well, that covered my moisturizing and smoothing but what about my curls? That award goes to my mommy, she had gone into Sally's Beauty Supply store and bought me Ion Curl Solution. This is absolutely amazing, it is a spray gel that is 100% vegan (whatever that means LOL). This was great but for all day alone with my hair it needed some assistance! I went and bought Aussie Awesome Volume Gel and some Aussie Scrunch hairspray. Together it was enough to tame my hair!
1. Moisturize
2. Smoother
3. Gel
4. Spray Gel
5. Scrunch Spray




Excuse the funny Faces just look at those CURLZ