Viva Bertolli’s and bring Tuscany to your Table

It seems as though each and every month I get busier and busier. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way and the ability to grow in my field and follow my dreams. Often times when you become so busy trying to get ahead in life you lose focus of the little things around you and forget how to just be still and live in the moment. Usually at night it’s hard for me to turn my mind off and then when I finally sleep it’s only to wake with thoughts of everything that I need to… View Post

Don’t Let Your Breath Ruin First Impressions.

This is a sponsored post. I received LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. and Socialstars as part of my participation in this project. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. #Listerine As a Ph.D. candidate, I find that I’m always talking to someone about my research. These conversations are never simple, as I usually have to find ways to break down what I’m working on in such a way that a lay person (someone who is not in the science field) will understand it. I also present my research at tons of conferences,… View Post

How I’m Getting my Skin Ready for the Holiday’s

I’m trying out the RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream as part of a sponsored campaign with SocialStars.  #RoCRetinolResolution #WomenWhoRoC Lately, my life has been super busy. Between starting a business, running Being Melody and finishing up my Ph.D. I feel like often times I’m running on fumes. There have been so many late night and early mornings that I’ve lost count. Plus it doesn’t help that when I do finally go to bed my mind just doesn’t want to turn off.   Overworking yourself can take a huge toll on your body both physically and mentally. Pretty soon those signs will start… View Post

The Shopbop Friends and Family Event

It’s the sale we all love! The ShopBop Friends and Family Sale is happening now! The sale begins at 12:00AM U.S. Eastern time Tuesday the 13th  and ends October 15, 2015, at 11:59 pm PT. There are a few exclusions so keep that in mind, but there’s so much to choose from. I have my eye on these fab Schutz Glitter Pumps which will be perfect for the holidays and the rabbit fur trimmed Rebecca Minkoff Sneakers. So get in there and Happy Shopping!

Why I don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Fashion.

I like to describe my fashion style as Cute and Comfortable. In my head, it doesn’t make any sense to walk around in shoes that require you to surgically remove your baby toe in order for them to fit.  Admittedly, there were many nights back in college where I found myself doing the “pigeon” walk because my feet hurt so bad after wearing shoes that were too cute not to wear with my outfit, but after an episode where I lost feeling in my big toe for over a week I learned my lesson big time and swore never to… View Post

Lancome DRAMA LIQUI-PENCIL Review and Swatches on Medium Brown Skin

Like most women, I absolutely hate drama. So when Lancome let me know that they were sending over a bag full of Drama I was ready to turn Mary J Blige on and let them know there’d be no Drama in this here dance soiree. Of course, I completely changed my tune when I saw that the drama they sent over was actually a bag full of the new  Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in 16 gorgeous shades. The Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil ($23) is described as an extreme, long-wear, high-intensity color liqui-pencil eyeliner. This eyeliner is the perfect mixture of a  high-intensity color liquid… View Post

Four Tips for Those Considering an Undercut Natural Hairstyle

The thing I love about Natural Hair is that it’s so versatile. Since going natural over six years ago, I’ve had several hairstyles ranging from a full on afro to rocking a quick and easy brush cut. In a previous post, I shared with you the decision to completely shave off most of my hair and rock an Undercut Natural Hairstyle. After having this style for over a month, I felt that I learned enough to share some tips to those who are thinking about venturing down the path this same past.  An Undercut Natural Hairstyle is budget friendly:  I… View Post