Nature Queen

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It’s true, good hair days make me feel like I can rule the world, which is why I am a firm believer of making sure my hair is kept up and well maintained by using product that will keep my locks looking healthy. While I stick to a very basic hair routine, I do make sure to use the right shampoo and conditioner because happy hair, happy life, am I right?!

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Good hair doesn’t come easy. It takes time, effort and knowledge to be honest, which brings me to Nature Queen. After being educated a little more about their hair products and the ingredients that are in each product, I started questioning myself, “what have I been using this whole time?” With only using Nature Queen for a few days, I’ve definitely noticed a difference on not only the way my hair looks, but feels.

Their formula is made with a concentrated extract blend of 9 types of healing herbs that have been traditionally used by Asian women for hundreds of years, which I find so fascinating and interesting. Nature Queen helps with hair growth and scalp without any harmful ingredients, plus has a natural scent, which is simply the smell of the herb extracts and essential oils. I mean, can it get any better?! Their products are free of parabens, GMOs, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial coloring and fragrance so I knew right away their products were for me.  And since there are no harsh chemicals, their shampoo and conditioner are also good for dyed hair, any infections, dandruff, oily or dry scalp, hair loss and hair thinning – even new moms who are going through postpartum hair loss. Major win win if you ask me!

I can’t remember the last time my hair felt this good. I don’t think I can ever go back to my original shampoo and conditioner. Bad hair days?! Ain’t nobody got time for that!

If your hair needs a little pick-me-up or just need a new hair regimen, I would definitely recommend to incorporate Nature Queen in your hair routine. For more, please visit them: https://naturequeenbeauty.com

xo

Allure Blow Bar

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I don’t know what person doesn’t love a good hair day. That feeling you get after a good blow out is EVERYTHING.  Am I right, ladies? Gents?

 

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The lovely ladies of Allure Blow Bar invited me into their beautiful salon for a complimentary blow out. Ummm yessss girllll!  So naturally I brought my sister Jojo (she’s like my right hand these days).

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with mimosas. Every girl deserves to be pampered once in a while so this was very much needed.  After our hair was looking oh-so-fab, we had a little photoshoot sesh (duh!).

What an incredible day it was! Thank you to the amazing team at Allure Blow Bar for pampering us and making us look fabulous.

If you are ever in the area or looking to get your hair done, then definitely check them out. The place is beautiful, the staff is super friendly, and my hair looked ah-mazing! Linking everything down below.

 

Allure Blow Bar

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Be sure to follow them on instagram @allureblowbar.

My Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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By now, the malls are probably the craziest and most hectic, especially because of the most anticipated sale of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The only time I wish I had a sugar daddy (no offense Horhey). It’s the most dangerous sale, but most exciting because a lot of the brands that are normally super expensive get dropped to a more reasonable price that cannot be passed up, I meannnn. Lucky for us there’s online shipping so we don’t have to wait in ridiculous lines. We can simply shop form the comfort of our home.

 

So without further ado, here are my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that are currently sitting in my shopping cart, because it is frowned upon to be in a store with no bra, sweatpants and a glass a wine.

 

WOMEN’S APPAREL

 

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BEAUTY

 

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SHOES

 

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ACCESSORIES

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xo

Dove Skip A Wash Challenge

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I’ve partnered with Dove Hair to try the #SkipAWash Challenge with Dove Refresh + Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo, and the rumors are true! It’s beyond ah-mazing!!!

I have been wanting to try this for quite some time now, and am so happy I finally did. The Dove Dry Shampoo leaves my hair feeling so fresh and smelling delicious. I don’t wash my hair everyday (I usually go a day or two), and with this dry shampoo, I am able to skip an extra day or two without leaving visible residue. My hair feels clean and purified.

It is super easy to use. Here’s how to use the Dove Dry Shampoo:

Step 1: Shake can before and during use. Spray on lifted sections of dry hair, 8-12 inches from roots, where hair is most oily.

Step 2: Massage through roots to absorb oil evenly.

Step 3: Brush through for hair that is revived and clean.

Done and done!

Join the Dove Hair #SkipaWash Challenge and try Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo and get an extra day (or two!) out of your blowout. 🙂

Xo

Braids on Braids

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It’s almost the weekend again, you guys!

So last week, I decided to attempt to do the crown braid. I’ve done it before but with extensions, which made it much easier than this time around. I don’t know, what do you all think? Did I do ok? I think I did.

Hope you all are having a great week!

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Denim Jacket | Lulus Dress c/o | Handbag by Urban Originals c/o | Circus by Sam Edelman Mules c/o | Sunglasses

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The Local Salon

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If you follow me on instagram (@melrodstyle), you may have seen my recent visit to The Local Salon. I got one of the best blowouts (see photo above). They carry SEVEN haircare products, which I learned so much during my visit. I got the dry shampoo, the hair serum and deep conditioner, which I cannot wait to try! The best part was the people that worked there. Super friendly and so welcoming.

If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend booking you next hair appointment with The Local Salon. They take good care of you.

xo

Party Crown

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You may remember this sparkly crown from last year’s birthday. Well, If you’re in need of some inspiration for the Holidays or even New Year’s Eve, this party crown is just perfect. It’s super easy to make, oh and did I mention it only cost me $1.29?! I know, right?!!

For the full DIY how-to, check out my Mel Made Crown post here!

xo

SHOP OTHER PARTY CROWNS:

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Nicole Miller

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Nicole Miller can do no wrong. From the prints to the detailing, Nicole Miller nails it each season. Today’s look takes us back to New York City during fashion week strolling around Bryant Park in my Nicole Miller crop and midi skirt. And of course, comfy oxfords because by day 4, my feet couldn’t hold up any longer in heels.

P.S. Noticed anything different? Tried a new hair trend. What do you think?

Happy mid-week everyone and happy 1st of the month!

xo

SHOP THE LOOK:

Artelier Nicole Miller Crop c/o Bollare | In My Air Midi Skirt | Forever 21 Oxfords (similar) | Zero UV Sunglasses | Miche Bag c/o | Bracelet c/o Kendra Scott

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Sexy Hair Mermaid Contest

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If you asked me a few months ago what type of hair spray I use, I would tell you none because I never wore any. I was just never a fan of hair spray. Perhaps because I never found the right one that actually held my hair in place without the stiffness and stickiness. That all changed not too long ago after discovering Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable and I stand by their products 100% because of the way it makes my hair feel.

So guess what?! Sexy Hair is has partnered with Project Mermaids to find the most creative and unique mermaid-inspired hairstyles in the Sexy Hair Mermaid Contest, which is going on now through August 11th so be sure to enter! Winner will be flown to LA to receive a two-night stay and two-part mermaid themed photo shoot. In addition, the lucky winner will be invited back to LA to attend the Project Mermaid book launch party and gallery showing. Be sure to enter. Good luck!

xo

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Coconut Oil Beauty Routine

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Coconut oil is officially my go-to when it comes to my skin. I’ve decided to ditch a few of my regular beauty skin products and swap it out for some coconut oil. Here’s 5 ways I’ve incorporated coconut oil into my beauty routine…

1. Dry skin – I’ve been mainly using it on dry areas of my skin, such as my elbows, knees and heels. Just remember – a little goes a long way.

2. Scalp – I’ve been using a tiny amount on my scalp near my forehead to keep my scalp nicely moisturized without leaving it too oily. Again, use a small amount. Also makes a great hair serum.

3. Lips – makes a great lip balm.

4. Eyes – use around your eyes as a wrinkle control serum. The fatty acids help prevent wrinkles.

5. Legs – say good bye to your shaving cream. All you need is water.

Share how you use coconut oil in your everyday beauty routine!

xo

OTHER COCONUT OIL PRODUCTS YOU’LL WANT TO TRY:

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