Netflix Star Melinda Melrose Reveals Her Skin Care Favorites

Netflix recently released the second season of their breakout show, Too Hot Too Handle.  The premise of the reality program is to collect a group of attractive single people, put them in a beach villa, and forbid them from engaging in physical contact so they can focus on building emotional connections.  

The breakout star of this season is Miss Melinda Melrose, a tiny model who went viral for turning the streets of New York into her personal runway.  Melinda's confidence and charisma led her into becoming one of the most popular stars on the show. 

I'm excited to see how her career progresses from here, but what I'm more excited about is that Melinda generously gave us an *unsponsored* sneak peek of her simple skin routine.

Let's discuss.

Mastering Your "Action Triggers" is the Key to Unlimited Motivation.


We've made it the mid-point of the year. Are you still motivated to reach all of your goals?  If not, I want to share a simple success tip that will change absolutely everything.  

We all know and understand the motivation can be the fuel that causes us to move in the right direction.  But staying motivated is hard.  Am I right?  

Sometimes I have zero drive to do anything at all.  When that happens, I can either continue to remain stagnant or I can choose to do something to change it.  Let me share with you the technique that I've been using to create motivation when there is none to be found. 

These Silicone Face Scrubbers are Putting My Clarisonic to Shame

 I'm here to sing the praises of my newest facial cleansing tool.  Those of you who are long-time readers of the blog know that I'm obsessed with facial tools...the fancier the better. 

Until recently, I was primarily focused on finding the most technologically advanced skin care tools on the on market.  That was until I was introduced to a low-cost beauty accessory. 

Chlorophyll is Trending on TikTok. Here's a Little Known Benefit That No One Talks About.


 Chlorophyll is having a moment on TikTik as a new group of people are now discovering the potent green liquid.  I've been a fan of Chlorophyll for a while now.  It's always been a staple in my pre-summer routine for years.  

Every summer, I load up on chlorophyll for the following reasons:

-Improved digestion.

-Internal detox

-Odor control (for when I sweat)

-Helping prevent summer-induced breakouts.

Those benefits alone are enough to keep me coming back.  But I'm here to talk about yet another, little-known benefit of chlorophyll that no one's talking about.  If you're still working on shedding those quarantine pounds but struggle because you can't seem to overcome those out-of-control cravings, then keep reading. 

The "Powder Before Foundation" Makeup Routine is a Game Changer!

I don't know if anyone else experiences this but every summer I inadvertently abandon my foundation.  Instead, I find myself reaching for powdered coverage.  I do this because foundation and hot, sweltering heat seem to be at war with each other.  Covering my face in powder seems to help keep sweat and oiliness at bay.

Powders are great but there's a downside.  Tinted powders just don't seem to give the same level of flawless coverage as a liquid foundation.  Summers were made for patio dining, outdoor events, and day parties. We want our skin to look it's best, especially in natural light. 

Don't worry, there's a solution to the summer skin foundation dilemma that I can't wait to share with you.

Need Inspiration to Work Out? This Little Known Benefit Might Be the Motivation You Need.

As part of my resolve to do the things that will make myself proud a year from now, I decided to splurge on a gym membership.  Will I actually be more consistent this around?

I think so...

Why? Because I have discovered a new motivation to keep active that goes far beyond the desire to have the best summer body.  

This new source of motivation might just be exactly what I need to develop a lifelong habit of working out.

Wear Your Favorite Satin Scarf as a Headband (here's how).


Every summer, I go through this awkward phase where I have no idea what to do with my hair.  Now that I transitioned, I barely wear my hair straight anymore.   The humidity makes it darn near impossible for me to wear a braid out in peace so I'm left with little options.

This year, I want to get a little creative.  My first order of business is to compile a collection of hairstyle ideas that are both cute and functional for the hot, sweltering summer months.  The first option I've chosen is an easy one --copious use of headbands.  

 I own very few headbands.  I find it hard to find cute options that go with various outfits.  Plus I have a big head which adds another layer of difficulty in finding the perfect headband.  On the other hand, I have a draw full of satin scarfs.  Many of them have beautiful designs that could beautifully accessorize mundane topknots.  

As soon as I saw this picture above I immediately wanted to figure out a way to quickly convert all of my favorite scarves into stunning headbands.  A satin scarf headband is a wonderful hair accessory because, unlike their cotton counterparts, your edges will be protected and loved.  Satin is a hair-friendly fabric so you don't have to worry about it drying out your hairline or being too rough on your precious baby hairs. 

So let's talk about how to do it!  

There are a lot of videos that show how to turn a scarf into a headband, but they don't actually teach you how to transform your scarf in a way that looks convincingly like a headband.  The video below does a wonderful job explaining the process in a way that's easy to replicate.   

While you're here, check out this video that demonstrates how to transform your satin scarf from a cute hair accessory into a lightweight, stylish top for summer.

Add to Cart // Colourpop Lippie Stix.


Although I've worn a mask in public for the past year, I've still purchased more lip products in the past year than ever.  Maybe it's because a part of me misses wearing lip color.  Or perhaps, I've been stockpiling in preparation for the day when we can safely interact in public without masks again. 

When that day comes, I'll be ready.

Especially now that I've found my new favorite lip products.....Colour Pop Lippie Stix. 

Let me tell you all the ways I love them. 

How to Transform Your Life in a Year. Guaranteed.

Recently, I heard a piece of advice that I've been thinking about every single day.  It all started when I somehow stumbled on the "anti-MLM" part of Youtube.  In one video, the Youtuber shared a clip of of a secretly recorded MLM Zoom meeting.  

On the call, the woman told her team that their year from now, will be the direct reflections of habits they instill today. 

Here's how to Snag these Modern Must-Have Luxury Wine Glasses.

Not long ago, I came to the conclusion to stop buying cocktails featured on restaurant menus (unless it's a restaurant that I know makes decent drinks).  Why? Because these drinks are typically overpriced and poorly made.  For the price of a sugary beverage, I could probably select another meal from the menu which means more leftovers to take home....and who wouldn't want that?!  

Instead of throwing money away on expensive libations, let's create delicious beverages at home for a fraction of the price.  To add a bit of inspiration, may I suggest that you get into these modern glasses that make any drink look 10x more appetizing?  

Working on Your Summer Body? Don't Forget to Add Vitamin C for Added Fat Loss.


Summer will be here before we know it.  This summer, in particular, feels special because it holds the promise of our first bit of normalcy after enduring a year-long pandemic.   I don't know about you but my weight definitely fluctuated during quarantine.  At the start of lockdown, I gained quite a bit of weight.  But, as time wore on, I lost most of it thanks to long walks.  But, after receiving my second vaccination shot, I gained some of the weight back thanks to rediscovering brunch again.  

Before things get out of hand, I've decided it's time to get healthy again in preparation for summer.  But this time, I want to make a slight tweak to my strategy.  By including one small action to my routine, I could be burning more fat without having to do more work.

This is How to Get The Most from Your Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

Hyaluronic acid has become the darling of the skincare industry over the past couple of years. Ever since we learn of its moisture-enhancing abilities we've pretty much all integrated hyaluronic acid serum into our daily routines.  But are we using it in the most optimal way possible?

Chances are we're probably not applying highlight acid in a way that fully enhances moisture levels in the skin.  But don't worry, because I'm here to tell you how to tweak your hyaluronic acid application technique so you stay moisturized.

People Are Using Gua Sha Massagers on the Scalp to Promote Hair Growth


I was bored so I spent a little time checking out study papers about healthy hair growth.  Little did I know that I would stumble on a document that details a 5 Step Scalp Detox Program and its effect on hair growth.

Spoiler alert-- the 5 Step ScalpDetox program was shown to improve the scalp and increase hair growth.  Knowing that this a proven method made me pay closer attention as I reviewed each of the individual steps.

The Milk Alternative that Supports Healthy Skin & Hair.


Prior to quarantine, I enjoyed checking out local coffee shops in the area in search of the perfect chai latte.  After placing an order, I was often asked what type of milk I preferred.  As long as it wasn't cow's milk, I pretty much didn't care which of the remaining options they use. 

 It's all the same, right?

While plant-based milk is often a better option than dairy, they aren't all created equal.  

I learned today that one milk, in particular, supports our beauty goals and I'd like to tell you all about it.

Nikki Hall Introduces Us to this "Life Changing" Lip Exfoliator.

 I have a few lip scrubs that I barely use.  Something about rubbing microbeads across my lips with my fingers doesn't really appeal to me.  I felt like I could never master the technique. Should I scrub really hard? Should I lightly exfoliate? 

Once mask requirements became a thing, I pretty much gave up on exfoliating my lips altogether.  

But now I'm inspired to create soft, supple lips again thanks to an Instagram beauty reveal by Nikki Hall. 




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