My Faves from the Estée Edit by Estée Lauder

I’ve always been a fan of Estée Lauder, here’s a little secret, I used to work their counter a long time ago. Not too many people pay attention to this line as they think it’s for the “older” crowd, but trust me there are some gems to be had! A few weeks ago Estée Lauder launched the Estée Edit, which is a line geared towards millennials. The Estée Edit though by Estée Lauder can only be found exclusively at Sephora. When I first heard of this line, I was super drawn to the packaging. It’s a mix of clean and… View Post

Nars 413 BLKR Cheek and Lip Palette

If you follow me on Snap Chat (@Being_Melody) then you probably saw that on my last trip I brought a few Nars Palettes with me. I love their palettes as I can get all my faves in one place without having to worry about forgetting anything. Nars is blessing us with a new addition to the 413 BLKR collection in the form of a cheek and lip palette (NARS 413 BLKR Cheek and Lip Palette).   Named for the brand’s first flagship address in New York City’s West Village neighborhood, Founder and Creative Director François Nars draws inspiration from the fast-paced… View Post

NARS Long Hot Summer Collection

Nars is always coming out with great colorful must-have collections for summer.  I shared items from the Nars 2016 Summer Color Collection a few weeks back which were all, in my opinion, pieces that NEEDED to be in your collection so this time I’m excited to share with you the Long Hot Summer Collection which is a limited edition collection created exclusively for NARS Boutiques.  Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette, $65 Long Hot Summer I – Shimmering cream Long Hot Summer II – Bronze taupe Bellissima II – Matte grey brown Long Hot Summer III – Shimmering copper Long Hot Summer IV -Shimmering warm brown Bengali – Rich chocolate… View Post

Make St. Louis Your Vacation Spot this Summer

Summer travel season will soon be upon us and if you’re like me you love the thought of leaving the confines of your state but you hate the hassle of packing.  I always seem to pack way too much because I’m never sure of just what I need to wear. I’m hoping that my capsule wardrobe will help with this a bit. While I suck at packing my clothes I have packing makeup down to a science!  We don’t have any definite vacation plans just yet, but my Husband and I watch a lot of the food network, and we’ve… View Post

Make this Peach Berry Refresher with Alize Peach

 This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé Peach. All opinions stated are my own. I love mixing up great tasting cocktails to enjoy alone or with friends and family. Today I’m sharing with you a drink that you may find yourself sipping on this coming summer. The Peach Berry Refresher boldly encompasses the one thing we love most about summer, the fresh fruit! For this cocktail, I used Alize Peach, a succulent infusion of ripe, luscious peaches delicately blended with premium French Vodka. Alize Peach is a new flavor in the Alize brand. Last year I shared with you the Jalapeno… View Post

Check out what the Tria Age-Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser does for a Women in her Thirties.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pretty in My Pocket and Tria. Thank you for allowing me to share with you the brands I love. I think my 30’s have been the absolute best years of my life. Granted I’m only two years in, but it’s been one amazing thing after another. Thirty is when I realized I didn’t have it all figured out, and I was finally able to admit that I was completely okay with that. My finances are amazing (besides me paying off a mountain of student loans), I’m back down to a healthy weight,… View Post

Milani Cosmetics Mattallics Lip Créme Review and Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

I’ve slowly been developing this love for Liquid lipsticks. When the first came on the scene I couldn’t get down with some of the formulas. They’d either be too dry or just a splotchy mess. Some of the more popular ones weren’t readily available on the ground. On a recent trip to one of my local Sephoras ( I have three within reasonable driving distance) I picked up a liquid lipstick that I absolutely fell in love with. I’ll be sharing deets on that one a little bit later. This particular post is going to be all about the limited… View Post