Eczema, Keratosis Pilaris, and Allergies Oh My! Here’s How I’m Dealing!

My facial skincare regimen is on point; my face is soft smooth and glowing. My body, on the other hand, is a totally different story. I suffer from Eczema, a Nickle Allergy, and I’ve recently been diagnosed with another skin condition called Keratosis Pilaris which is the build up of keratin around the hair follicles which results in acne like bumps. I suffer the most from my nickel allergy in the summer due to the heat and humidity and during the colder months my eczema flairs up.  With my new diagnosis I’ve realized, I have to take time to treat the… View Post

Teach Them to Embrace Their Curls with Born Curly® Hair Products!

This post brought to you by As I Am® Naturally. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Being Melody. Just the other day I was laughing with my hairstylist over memories of having my hair pressed as a child. The hot comb would sit on the eye of the stove, and I would patiently sit as my grandmother pressed my hair for Sunday service the next day. The hardest part about having my hair pressed as a child was the full 24hrs I wasn’t allowed to act like a child for fear my hair would revert to its… View Post

The Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant give you Skincare + Wetness and Odor Protection Wrapped in One!

This is a sponsored conversation by Dove and SimplyStylist. Thank you for allowing me to share brands I love with you. #EssentialUpgrade I’m constantly incorporating new items into my beauty routine. There is always something fun and new coming out that I just have to try, though to be quite honest, I usually find myself reverting back to my tried and true staples. My antiperspirant, on the other hand, is something that I don’t mess with. Growing up I had what my Grandmother liked to call “strong smelling arms”, which basically meant my arms without the proper antiperspirant took on the scent… View Post

Rock your Favorite Shoes Without Worry with Amopé!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. Opinions and text are all mine.#Amope #Shoelove How many times have you gone into your closet and grabbed a pair of shoes that you haven’t worn in a long time? Only to realize why you haven’t worn said shoes in a long time? If it’s too many to count you’re not alone. Right now I have a closet full of gorgeous, wonderful shoes that I never wear because they are constantly throwing some type of shade/disrespect to my feet whenever I put them on. Yea there are tons… View Post

Blue, Bold, and Winged With Sally Beauty!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sally Beauty for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This fall I’m switching out my black eyeliner for a bit more color. You may have heard me talk about giving black a break and switching it out for my bold fun hues on my Snap Chat and Instagram stories. I like a good eye pencil but nothing can hold a match to my love for liquid eyeliners. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of using them I don’t want to use anything else. They’re perfect for making my signature… View Post

Don’t Be Afraid to Standout!

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ #Bringoutthebold Personal style is so important especially if you’re a blogger or an entrepreneur. You want your brand to stand out and be immediately identifiable among everyone else’s. This is why I use consistent colors and fonts on both this Blog BeingMelody as well as Broke on Purpose.  While my blogging color scheme might be the same my personal style is not monotonous at all. I’m pretty limited with my wardrobe due to my workplace rules and regulations I try to play it up and… View Post

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Skincare Line is now at Sephora!

Last week I had a box full of goodies dropped off at Being Melody Headquarters. The box contained a smorgasbord of amazing products from the new It Cosmetics Bye Bye Skin Care Collection which is now available at Sephora! It Cosmetics states that these are Game Changing Products and being as they were developed with Plastic Surgeons I hope that they are. There are seven products in the collection which includes some of my skincare favorites like a Serum and an eye cream. The It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination comes in four shades Light, Medium, Tan, and Deep. The… View Post