Make Iced Coffee Better Than Your Barista at Home!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #IDSimplyPure #CollectiveBias So my time as a doctoral candidate is winding down and it looks like I may be getting those magical letters at the end of my name as early as this summer. In preparation, I’ve been doing a lot of writing so that when I go before my thesis committee, and they inquire about papers I say “Tada” do a little jig and place these carefully crafted documents in front of them. They’ll be so awed my drive and willingness to take… View Post

How to Create a Winning Life in Three Easy Steps.

I’m sharing #LISTERINE in my life as part of a LISTERINE® sponsored series for Socialstars™ Have you ever had that feeling that you wanted something bigger and better for your life but you just weren’t sure how to get started or what steps you needed to take get there? Stepping up to the plate and claiming your place in the world can be both a scary yet completely gratifying move.  I know this because I did just that in November of 2013 when I listened to that still small voice pushing me to rebrand my beloved beauty only site “Cosmetically… View Post

Sleek Makeup LIP VIP Lipstick Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

A couple of weeks ago I received a delicious package from Sleek Makeup featuring five shades of their LIP VIP lipsticks.There’s six lipstick in all.  The lipsticks are a full coverage semi-matte formula that glides on smooth. Since these are semi-matte lipsticks I would suggest exfoliating your lips before wearing. The shades range from a natural pinky nude to a true red. I was able to get a normal amount of wear of the lipsticks, nothing that was super impressive but it did last through eating, at least, one meal before having to touch up.  Some of the shades appear muted… View Post

How Minimizing Routines can Make Life Easier.

I simplified my beauty routine with the RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream  as part of a sponsored post with SocialStars. Thank you for letting me share brands I love with you. #WomenWhoROC  Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been doing a lot of purging. Purging my student loan debt (nothing but the devil), purging my fat cells through being conscious of what I’m eating, and also purging the clutter from my home.  You can probably say that I’m starting to adopt a minimalist attitude towards life. I hadn’t realized that all the unnecessary things in my house… View Post

Nars Hot Sands Collection Helps Me Create that Winning at Life Glow.

I’m absolutely infatuated with “glowing”. Not strobing, but glowing. When a woman is glowing it means that something in her life is going exactly as she planned. She maybe received a compliment on her weight loss, something she’s been keeping to herself, or she’s living her best life despite the odds. This past year and well into this year I’ve been living my best life. Not everything is going as I want it to, but that’s normal. In spite of it all I’m living my best life and I want how I feel to radiate all around. So this is… View Post

Repair Dry Hair with Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

This post is sponsored by Lunch Box all opinons are my own. Last week I shared with you how I was treating my dry brittle hair  switching up my regimen to one that was full of moisture. To keep hair feeling great you have to maintain that delicate balance between moisture and protein. After realizing I had way too much protein my hair I’ve been going through my ridiculously large stash of beauty products and making sure that only products that are going to give me a good moisture treatment are in the forefront. I like to switch things up… View Post

Essence Beauty Box keeps My Needs in Mind.

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