Splat-Hair ChalkΒ 

I’ve been contemplating the idea of dying my hair lavender for a little while. I’ve always been a fan of pastel hair color for spring! I wasn’t quite sure I was ready to dive right into it so I decided I would try out this awesome hair chalk for the day to see if I liked it. It was super easy to use. My mom and I tried hair chalk before on my sister and it was super fun! It’s basically like makeup for your hair that comes out in the shower when you shampoo it. It comes in a little compact like an eyeshadow and you just simply slide it through  your hair directly from the compact using your thumb to secure the hair. This specific one I got is by Splat and it was the “Lavender Skies”shade. Here’s a link to it if your interested! http://www.ulta.com/hair-chalk?productId=xlsImpprod4850009  There’s  some other fun colors to choose from as well πŸ™‚ My hair is platinum blonde so this color showed up really well. If you try this out and have long hair, I don’t recommend wearing anything white or light colored just in case any color transfers onto your clothes. I recommend styling the hair first and then applying it directly on dry hair. I have used other chalks that you can apply to wet or damp hair for more pigment but this one was great dry. And yes, it really does wash right out even on platinum blondes! I was warned that there may still be traces of color in my hair even after shampooing but I took a shower and washed and conditioned my hair and now it’s back to platinum blonde. At least for now πŸ˜‰

He’s In The WaitingΒ 

 Another year of my life has flown by and I can’t help but reflect on this last year. While my life has felt abundantly rich in love, adventure, and blessings, it’s also been met with the reality that all my desires, hopes and dreams for my life haven’t seem to be met yet. This last year I can say that its definitely taken its toll on me. I haven’t felt my best physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  At times it has seemed like such a battle to keep joy in my life. The thoughts like “ok God, when?” and “how much longer?” seem to be the theme. We aren’t meant to understand God and all His ways and why things happen in life the way they do. He’s just simply calling us to seek Him and trust Him. It’s so much easier said than done and at times can feel so exhausting. All of the things in our hearts that we burn for are there for a reason and in His perfect timing will come. I’ve recently  been reflecting on the lyrics to this song by Kristine DiMarco: “Take courage my heart, stay steadfast my soul, He’s in the waiting. Hold on to your hope as your triumph unfolds, He’s never failing. And You who hold the stars, who call them each by name, will surely keep your promise to me, that I will rise in your victory.” I’ve always felt like throughout each day I’m just “waiting” for the next thing to come instead of embracing every moment as it comes as God’s plan for me. I always thought that by this time in my life that certain desires of mine would have come already. At times I’ve felt depressed, defeated, and so frustrated! The verses of the same song come to mind: “Slow down, take time, breathe in, He said He’d reveal what’s to come. The thoughts in His mind always higher than mine, He’ll reveal all to come. Sing praise my soul, find strength in joy, let His words lead you on. Do not forget His great faithfulness, He’ll finish all he begun.” Whatever you’re going through today friends, whatever you’re waiting for, whatever it is your heart burns for, God knows. Continually trust Him and seek Him with your whole heart and know that He’s in the waiting.