Last month I marked three unbelievable years of running She Is Melrose and what a journey it has been. The third year I can admit it is the most challenging year as of yet. My personal life has some impact on the blog. However, I’m not planning on giving up any time soon. On a positive note to embark the blogiversery, I let go of the tradition of celebrating with a brunch and enjoy the gift of Green Tree Jewelry earrings instead.
These weather alerts are dreary signs that we are slowly transitioning from summer into autumn. Although I’m hesitating to check my phone with the horrible weather updates, I’m coming up with different ways I can layer some of my favorite summer pieces. I selected three of my trans-seasonal pieces I got from one of my must-have affordable sites, Zaful.
When it comes to giving gifts, extra thought is a must for that particular person in your life – your BFF. After all, you guys been together through thick and thin. So it goes without saying that she deserves something personal, unique, and fitting of her personality. Here are a few gift ideas for giving your BFF gifts.
A few weeks ago I was packing for a vacation in the motherland, Puerto Rico.
Becoming frantic scouring through my shelves and realizing I was missing the essential item to help my skin from powerful sunrays. The sunblock and as I look to buy a new one, I came across a sheer hydrating lotion SPF30 from Chuda. I wonder to myself maybe this is the solution to moisturizing my skin while still protecting it. If this is true, I can pack less and leave my lotion at home.
Is so hot nowadays, it is best for me to take a break from wearing my hair extensions.
Letting my natural hair breath by ditching the extensions, made me want to try a new up-do. I spotted a hairdo I’ve wanted to try when I attended the African Arts festival. The style is known as ” Bantu Knots Mohawk.” A Bantu Knots Mohawk consists of various twisted, braided buns aligned on the center of the head. I’ve decided to try and recreate the style while treating the natural mane with Finesse hair care.
Using clip-ins may seem scary at first, however, the process is not the most challenging thing in the world. Sometimes I need to change my look for a photo shoot, or I enjoy using the extra length of hair for my night shift at the bar. Recently my coworker at the bar gave me Kylie Jenner extensions since it matches the teal highlights I have in my hair. My face glows immediately once I held the Kylie Jenner’s extensions in my hand because it’s been challenging to find good quality ombre clip-on extensions. To help keep up with the premium, quality of the extensions I use Kenra Professional Haircare.
From trimming my split-ends, getting a blowout and dying my hair, my beautician always knows how I like it. I even requested her number, to schedule appointments. Nobody enjoys waiting hours on end to get their hair done, and she always follows through in our appointments. There has been a couple of horrifying situations where a hairdresser cut my hair too short or dyed my hair the wrong color. To not relive my hair traumas, I make sure to stay loyal. During our last hair session she blurted out June 25th is National Beautician Day and she truly deserves a lovely gift. I curated a wish list from My Gift Stop in her absolute favorite color PINK! All I need for you to do is help me pick one.
Tomorrow marks the first official day of summer. I wish I were making my very own slip and slide, reality strike I’m stuck in the office. On a brighter note, I’ll be heading to Puerto Rico within a month. Traveling to the motherland means shopping for new summer clothes. Or I’m just as guilty as any other shopaholic, coming up with reasons to spend my hard earn money. It’s even more tempting when online retailers like Zaful are having a sale. To help with my shopping addiction, I decided to give in and help celebrate Zaful 4th Anniversary sale by coming up with a summer wear wish list.
Summer officially starts on June 21st, however, it feels like it’s already here in NYC. With the hot weather, that means for me to try and get the chance to dip in the pool. Or catch some rays laying on the sand. In reality, it sounds great until I start filling up my vanity with waterproof makeup. I try to use the waterproof makeup to cover up my hasty dark spots. I’ve had these annoying dark spots as long as I can remember. Although I don’t have as many dark spots as I did growing up, they still exist.
If you ever wake up to achieve a makeup routine before work and enjoyed it, Beauty Con is for you. If you feel as your head is stuck in the clouds wondering WTF Beauty Con is, well is all in the name. Beauty Con is a festival curated for men and women who are obsessed with makeup and skincare. If your nodding head “yes” and snapping your fingers let e elaborate more on my favorite event of the year.