I’m Getting Rid of All My Handbags

I have/had quite an extensive handbag collection. Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Tory Burch, 3.1 Phillip Lim you name it I probably owned it or it was on my list of bags to own. You could’ve just called me the handbag queen, and I would have promptly responded “Hey Girl!” with a big smile on my face. I even went as far as to transform one of our old Ikea Bookshelves into a handbag closet using some shutters I found at Homegoods. I had spray painted the doors metallic silver. Purchased some cute knobs and had my… View Post

Fashion Friday: Coffee Break

There’s always time for coffee. I can’t believe it’s already August, more importantly, I can’t believe summer is almost over and I actually survived by barely purchasing anything new for the season. If you’ve been following our journey to become debt free over on the site Live Broke on Purpose then you know I’ve talked about being addicted to shopping and how that’s something I’ve been struggling hard to overcome. At the beginning of the summer, all I could think was that I needed a new summer handbag, but after going through my purse closet (which I’m slowing in the process… View Post

Nars Fall 2016 Color Collection

If the promo photo for the Nars Fall 2016 color collection doesn’t make you want to run to the store and take in all the magic, I’m not sure what else will. This new collection boast; Three new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow shades in iridescent white rose gold, and deep indigo Two new Velvet Matte Lip Pencils in statured tones of garnet and Bordeaux. Two new Contour Blushes with complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Nine new Velvet Eyeliners with rich pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly. Nars sent over a few of the products for me to try… View Post

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ If you’ve been hanging out with me here at Being Melody than you know that I’ve teamed up with Listerine to talk about how you can bring out the bold in your everyday life. This year one of my goals was to get out of my comfort zone in all areas of my life. I want to get into public speaking, I want to take my business further, and I wanted to start loving and accepting my body more. I’ve done well on the whole… View Post

How You Can Take Part in the Period Project

I’m giving you deets on the how you can be a part of the Period Project in collaboration with U By Kotex. While this post is sponsored it’s a cause I’m passionate about. Thank you for letting me share brands that I care about with you. #periodproject Periods. Aunt Flo. The Curse of Eve. That Time of the Month. These are just some of the names that women use to describe their menstrual cycles. Many women look at having a menstrual cycle as a right of passage into the world of womanhood. I mean it’s kind of a big deal.… View Post

Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Hair & Scalp Collection

Taking care of your scalp is just as important as taking care of your skin. As a naturalista, I often put several layers of products on my hair when styling and then add more products to freshen throughout the week. It’s no wonder that by the end of the week  I get flakes and build up on my scalp. My favorite products for clearing out my pores and detoxifying my skin all have one thing in common, activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated in order enhance its adsorptive power.  Now that I’ve incorporated activated charcoal into… View Post

Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation Review and Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

You guys already know that I am a huge Make Up For Ever fan. Their HD foundation stays in heavy rotation within my makeup routine, but as the weather got hotter, I had to sit it to the side and start using products that were a little less heavy. I’m sure you all feel my pain when it comes to these seasonal foundation woes. Make Up For Ever recently reformated their Water Blend Foundation and I was sent over three shades that ranged within my complexion to try out. The Make Up For Ever Water Blend foundation is a reformulation… View Post