The other day I received a pleasant surprise in the mail in the form of  the EssenceBeauty box. Now if you’re an avid reader of Being Melody then you know how I feel about Beauty Box’s or subscription boxes period. They can be hit or miss. Either you’re gonna get stuff you really love or you’re going to get a box full of unwanted samples. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Essence Beauty Box but I was optimistic since it is a box curated specifically for Women of Color. At least, with this, box the good news is… View Post

In full disclosure, it’s been a while since I’ve tried a drug store foundation. Actually, it’s been over a year since I stepped foot into a convenience store to pick up makeup period! It’s not because I don’t like drugstore makeup but has a lot to do with me cutting back on how much I spent on makeup though somehow I still managed to make VIB Rouge. So when I received a special delivery from Loreal last month I was super surprised to find it contained  three out of twelve of the shades of their True Match Lumi Cushion foundation.… View Post

Hair regimens are important. Especially if you have natural hair. Once of the biggest pitfalls of having natural hair is overcoming that inner product junkie. You know the one that wants to try every single product that comes out on the market? Being that I’ve been natural for many years I thought I finally figured out what my hair liked there were certain products from brands that I could use and certain products I had to stay away from. After doing another impromptu big chop in January I realized that my hair was riddled with grays. I mean I’ve always… View Post

While this post is supported by Verizon all opinions are my own. #fiosphilly Last weekend my husband mentioned a movie he’d caught pieces of that reminded him of me. That movie was “The Intern”, starring Anne Hathaway and Robert Dinero (who reminds me of my Dad). Usually, I have to brace myself when my husband tells me something reminded him of me as some of his comments have needed a lot of explanation. So when he told me this movie made him think of me, having not seen the movie I quickly racked my brain thinking of how this film… View Post

Spring is less than 20 days away and since having a Winter Capsule Wardrobe was probably one of the best things I ever did fashion wise I decided to keep it going into Spring. Since our area is a bit colder during the Spring (that is if we don’t skip the season completely like we did last year), I’m counting on a good bit of my stuff transitioning over. I have a few lightweight long sleeved shirts that I didn’t show in my winter capsule that I can transition over as well as a couple of light weight cardigans. For… View Post

Alright, Make Up For Ever fans, I have another great round product release to share with you, this time, additional products  Pro Sculpting Collection the first product was the Pro Sculpting Duo which you can check out here.  The latest additions to the Pro Sculpting Collection are products for lips, eyebrows, and face. I’ll be sharing the products in a separate post so each one has its own time to shine. First up, I’m showing you all a product that incorporates two of my favorite Make Up For Ever items. The Pro Sculpting Lip ($27) is a merge of their irresistible Matte/Satin lipstick paired with… View Post

The one thing you can count on as a new mom is a lot of first and a lot of unsolicited advice. Though I’m not a mom yet I have several friends who have had kids and after having a sit down with them to discuss what to expect after pregnancy, I think I heard enough stories to feel like I’d gone through the whole birthing process myself. Amongst all the stories and advice one thing that they explained to me that was often left out is the embarrassing things that can happen to your body once you’ve had a… View Post