May 2015 Broke on Purpose Wrap up and June 2015 Goals.

  May was an interesting month when it came to our finances. The current debt that we are on as far as our Debt Snowball goes is our Upromise Credit Card which held a balance of $4188. Here’s the breakdown of how we planned to attack it: Minimum Payment: $78 Debt Snowball Payment: $472 Add’l Payment Goal: $1000 We started the month off on the right foot by creating our budget and committing to following it. Things were going great until my husband had a run-in with a deer on his way home from a friends house one night. This…

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The Perfect Nude Lipsticks for Medium Brown Skin

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with nude/natural shades of lipstick. Don’t get me wrong I still love color, but sometimes I just want to keep it simple which is the look you’ve been seeing in most of my Youtube videos. The important thing to remember is that nude lipstick is like red lipstick in that it comes in a wide variation of shades and undertones and finishes. Remember that your lips have their own color also so you want to find a lipstick that compliments your skin tone and doesn’t wash you out and make your lips look dry and chapped.…

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How to Finger Coil and Rock a Coil Out with a Tapered Cut

  Last week I had my hair cut back into a tapered style. I know I know, I was growing it out, but I decided that I just look better with a shorter cut. I attempted a wash and go on this tapered style and I felt it really didn’t bring through the actual shape of the style so I decided since I was due to update my “Finger Coils On Natural Hair” video from three years ago this would be the perfect time to do that and try the style out at the same time.  The products I used…

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My thoughts on the Motions For Natural Textures Line

  I’m still on the hunt for a new product line or products to replace my the products in my old regimen. I was recently sent over several products from the Motions Enhance and Define collection that includes products made specifically for natural textured hair. I may be late to the party, but the first thing I noticed was the new sleek look of the products, and with this new sleek look they also come with new and improved formulas to give us Natural girls everything our hair needs and more. The Motions Enhance and Define line comes with  nine…

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Secrets from the Inside: An HR’s Guide to Acing the Job Interview and Getting Hired!

Greetings “Being Melody” readers. I’m Kristin, HR Manager for a fortune 500 retailer. I was definitely excited about being asked to contribute some insight on job hunting. But I have to be honest, I was nervous about writing this because the information on the proper etiquette is vast and sometimes contradictory depending on the type of job market you would like to enter. So with that said I’m going to focus on tips that can transcend markets. But before I go any further, let me just say, that these are my opinions and do not represent the company I work…

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