Add These IT Cosmetics Brush Sets to Your Collection!

Just when I was telling myself that it was time to invest in a new set of makeup brushes IT Cosmetics delivered the most adorable brush sets to Being Melody Headquarters. If you’re like me whenever you walk into an Ulta, you stop at the IT Cosmetics Brush display to rub your hands along the super-soft brush heads. It’s like they’re singing a Siren’s song and they just draw you in which leads to you stealing all your money. It’s not secret that I’ve not a huge fan of the IT Cosmetics makeup line, I mean they just seem to fall short in…

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Melody’s About Face – A Chemical Peel Series

During my facial at About Face Skincare last month (which you can read about here), it was recommended that I undergo a series of chemical peels to help even out my skin tone and deal with that pesky hyperpigmentation. I thought I had my hyperpigmentation under control because before it was something serious, but I still have areas that are darker than other areas of my skin like around my mouth and eyes and cheeks that need some additional help. Hyperpigmentation is very common skin condition among women of color and can be caused by a plethora of things such…

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October Fashion and Beauty Favorites

It’s hard to imagine that since I share so many products on the blog and social media that I actually have some that are my actual favorites. It’s true; I’m a creature of habit and when I find something I like I tend to use it over and over and over again. So I’ve decided to do a monthly post where I share all the Beauty and Fashion items that I’ve found myself obsessing over for the month. PANDORA MAJESTIC WINGS EARRINGS I’m a sucker for the Pandora Majestic Wings collection. To me, they symbolize spreading your wings and flying…

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Halloween Cheesy Brain Bread is Perfect for your Next Fright Night!

This post is sponsored by Borden Cheese. I’m not a huge full out costume Halloween person, but I still like to celebrate. This year because we’re still doing things on a budget we’ve decided that we’re going to have some friends over for ghoulish fright night of scary movies. All my guest are bringing a fun Halloween-inspired dish, and I wanted to create something that was simple and easy and not a dip. This was when I came up with the idea for Cheesy Brain Braid! I did a trial run with the hubster who is also my in-house taste tester, and…

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I Added the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 to my Skincare Regimen and Magic Happened

I partnered with SkinCeuticals on this post.  When Alicia Keys announced her #nomakeupmovement the interwebs went bananas. Being immersed in the beauty world of every social media platform, I couldn’t escape the conversation. Some people were for it, and some people just couldn’t understand how she could give it all up completely.  Quitely I was 100% for her stance. Don’t get me wrong I love a good highlight, and I will slay in a beautiful red lip, but this year I’ve been more heavily focused on my skin care. Unless you follow my snapchat (@Being_Melody) or have seen posts where…

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MAC Nutcracker Sweet Holiday Collection Pictures Swatches and More

It’s been a while since I’ve even considered a MAC Cosmetics Holiday Collection. When I say awhile I mean three to four years as they’ve always been kinda “meh” to me and beginning to look the same, actually there are several holiday collections that seem just to look like the year before’s. The MAC Nutcracker Sweet Collection is the breath of fresh air that Holiday 2016 needs. The gorgeous packaging with raised baroque gold, the vibrant colors, the to die for eye compacts with just the right amount of shimmer…  To say that this collection is massive would be putting…

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Can’t do Liquid Lipsticks? Grab a NARS Velvet Lip Glide!

I tried to get into the whole liquid lipstick trend, but I just couldn’t. While I was, and still sorta am, head over heels for all the shades that keep coming out I just could never seem to get them to work for me. I’d put them on, they’d be gorgeous for the first hour, and then as time went on my lips it would cure down to this horrible intensely dry disgusting mess. My lips would peel, the color would look splotchy, and  well I’d end up wiping it off and just throwing on some clear lipgloss. When I…

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