Living Room Make Over On a Budget with Target Style and H&M Home

After almost a two year hiatus the Home Decor bug has hit me again. There are sooo many things I’d love to be able to do to our home, you know like upgrading our 1950’s pink and black bathroom, but as we continue to tackle our student loans we just don’t have the additional $10K contractors are asking for to completely redo it.  We’ll see in theory we do, but I’d more rather be debt free than have a pretty bathroom to use. The first room I decided to do a mini makeover on was our living room because I…

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Get LIP SCRUBTIOUS with MAC Cosmetics *Reveiw*

Is it wrong to say that I wasn’t interested in the MAC Lip Scrubtious when I first heard about it? I mean in my head I assumed it was just another sugar scrub and we’ve all seen plenty of Pinterest tutorials on how to make your own at home. To me, lip scrubs should be an essential part of any one’s beauty routine, especially if you plan on wearing a matte lipstick or during the winter months. Lip scrubs do more than just help to remove all that dead unflattering skin from the lips, but also add back in essential oils…

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You Need to Add at Least One Mac Retro Matte Lipstick to Your Collection!

I honestly can’t believe I’m about to say this but er umm. I’m in love with these MAC Retro Matte lipsticks!! When Retro Matte was first released, I didn’t grab any because I’d drastically cut back on the amount on makeup I was purchasing and was more focused on skincare. Lucky for me MAC released twelve new Retro Matte lipsticks in an array of neutral shades that will either be screaming YESS or leave you questioning your color choices.  MAC sent over five shades of the Retro Matte lipsticks to Being Melody Headquarters for me to try out and I…

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L’Oreal Infallible Paints Lip Color Review and Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

2017 is going to be a big year for me as I will finally be graduating with my doctorate. I don’t think it hit me until last Monday when I realized that it was all finally coming to an end and anxiety bomb rushed me. I feel like now I’m just a huge ball of “what next?”. I’m walking around with a fake smile on my face when I’m slowly dying inside with fear of the unknown.  Times like these I’m so glad I have Being Melody as an outlet to escape all that. It’s the little things that make…

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Melody’s About Face Chemical Peel Three

Melody’s About Face is sponsored by About Face Philly the amazing results and my opinions are my own. #melodysaboutface Sadly, my Chemical Peel Journey with About Face Skincare in Philadelphia has come to an end, for now. As a woman of color, I always thought the procedures I could have done were limited. This is possibly due to all the horror stories I’ve heard over the years of young women going into an office to have routine skin care procedures done only to walk out with discolored or burned skin.  Of course, when we hear these stories they’re usually the worst,…

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HiMirror – The Smart Mirror That Tells You the Truth About Your Skin.

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own This past year I’ve spent a lot of time and money on skincare. I went into 2016 with the goal of improving my skin and now I can actually look in the mirror and in my best snow white evil step mom voice ask it “How am I doing?”.  The HiMirror is a two-in-one mirror and beauty consultant. It’s also the world’s first smart mirror that tracks your skin’s condition over time. It even goes as far as to track areas of concern like fine lines,…

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Makeup Wars: The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette

Hey Hey Hey Everyone! Today I teamed up with several other fabulous bloggers to do something I haven’t done in a while. A Makeup Look!! Aww! It’s crazy that I blog about beauty but I never really get on here and share looks that I’ve created from palettes. Maybe that’ll change going into 2017 who knows. So, today I’m featuring an eye look that I created from the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette. The Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basic Palette contains 12 neutral matte shades. At first look, I thought the shades in this palette were kinda meh, but…

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