What’s better than a great lipstick collection? One that was curated by a friend of yours. I’m always inspired by bloggers, vloggers and influencers that get to collaborate with big brands, so I couldn’t be happier for my girl, Missy Lynn, who released the Missy Lynn Color Lock Lipstick Collection with BH Cosmetics as a follow up to her first palette. These retail for only $9, but are currently on sale for $7!
Being Just Melody
The Essence Music Fest is definitely the weekend to party in New Orleans and when you can incorporate one of your long time favorite brands in the mix, it is a win-win situation. This year I was invited to the Design Essential Blogger Mixer to kick off the weekend as well as get treated to a moisture makeover featuring some of the latest products offered.
During this year’s Essence Music Festival, I was able to get an exclusive up close look at the newest beauty subscription service called the Essence BeautyBox. Similar to other monthly mail subscription services, this beauty box will feature luxury samples of the latest trends in beauty, delivered directly to your mailbox. However, Essence is differentiating themselves by offering brands and products curated by the magazine’s trusted beauty editors as well as featuring up-and-coming independent brands from African American owned companies. As they describe it, it is created “for us, by us.”