How a Pair of Levi’s® 711 Jeans gave me a Confidence Boost.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levi’s® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Confidence. It’s something we all have though most of us seldom utilize it. Confidence is an attribute that, when employed, provides us with the faith and trust that we can do whatever we set in our mind. So many women fail to reach their true potential in all areas of life because they lack the one thing that could propel them to heights beyond their wildest dreams. Many people are surprised to hear me say that I wasn’t always confident in some… View Post

My Name is Melody, and I’m a Fauxtrovert

I’m sharing how I use #Listerine in my life as a part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™. All my closets friends will you tell you that I’m a fauxtrovert. Fauxtrovert (adj): the act of being a fake extrovert. (n): someone who is outgoing only when they have to be. I can’t help it. I’m a introvert trapped in the life of an extrovert, and while everyone is making plans to go out and have fun after work all I’m thinking of is how awesome my couch is going to feel while I read or catch up on missed TV… View Post

Your Closet needs a thredUp Spring Refresh.

I’ve been sharing a lot with you guys about my capsule wardrobe because it has seriously changed my life. What woman doesn’t want to roll out of bed and know exactly what they’re going to wear? The best part about Spring is that it’s all about refreshing your life. In with the old and out with the new. After doing some serious purging I made sure that my Spring Capsule Wardrobe held only items that were versatile enough to be worn with several different thing. Actually, that’s one of the keys to making a Capsule Wardrobe work is add fun… View Post

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Review on 4B Natural Hair

If you know anything about Black History than I’m sure you know of the entrepreneur and hair care trailblazer Madam CJ Walker. Through her hair care line, she trained and employed thousands of men and women who went door to door selling her shampoo, pomades, and even hot combs. I was could barely contain my excitement when I found out that there would be a line of products under the Madam C.J. Walker named released exclusively at Sephora. The products are made for all hair types with certain ones made to address Curly/Coily hair, Heat Styled Hair, hair in need… View Post

Origins Maskimizer Skin Optimizing Mask Primer

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I take my skincare routine very very seriously. I’m pretty sure I spent more on skincare last year than I did on makeup which is probably why I made Sephora VIB Rouge again (smh). The one part of my skincare routine that I’m lax on are my face mask.  I think one of the reasons I don’t care for them too much is because I feel they did more harm to my skin than good. After each mask my skin would just seem dry and then I would get an invasion… View Post

My Spring Capsule Wardrobe is Complete!

Spring is here, even though it doesn’t feel like it outside yet. I’m super excited about my Spring Capsule Wardrobe. This whole thing is a learning experience. I’m a shopper and usually, just buy whatever I think will make me happy. With a capsule wardrobe, I’ve had to learn to be a lot more intentional on the things I purchase, not only for my Spring wardrobe but for all my capsule wardrobes as select items will be used interchangeably throughout each season.  Below I’ve walked you briefly through my process on how I choose my color scheme, budget, and the… View Post

Travel to Paradise from your Desk or on a Actual Vacation with Sunsweet Dried Fruit.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunsweet Growers. All opinions are 100% mine. Now that we have an office at work I’ve been stockpiling my desk with tons of snacks for those days when I’m sitting at my desk sifting through mounds of data. This year I vowed to do something about my health and weight and so one of the first things I did beside dusting off my gym membership was to change the types of snacks I kept at my desk. No more are the days of nacho cheese chips, pretzels, or bags… View Post