Melissa's Sweet Style

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nighttime With Shea Moisture Baby

AJ, my little sunshine!  He's been a pretty good sleeper since the beginning but sometimes it's still a bit challenging getting him to sleep through the night.  It was important to my husband and I that we get him on a nighttime routine, especially if we wanted mommy and daddy time. 

At around 8:15pm, I start by giving him a warm bath using the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Shampoo & Bath Milk

AJ's skin is very sensitive and he has a little eczema so it's imperative that we keep his skin moisturized.  I'm in love with this bath milk!  It feels super creamy and amazing on his skin.  It's sulfate free with certified organic shea butter and manuka honey. 

After his bath, I give him a nice baby message using the SheaMoisture Manuka Honey Provence Lavender Baby Nighttime Soothing Body Lotion

Mommy Tip: Baby messages are a great way to soothe and connect with your baby at bedtime.

I also use the Manuka Honey Provence Baby Chest Rub which I forgot to include in the pictures, sorry.  I just rub a little on his chest and the Provence Lavender Oil and Ylang Ylang provide a relaxing scent to unwind and encourage restful sleep.
After his bath and message its a little reading, and plenty of mama cuddles before I put him down for the night.

AJ is 5 months old now and is finally getting the hang of a nighttime routine.  Some nights are better than others.  If your having a hard time, don't give up!  Keep at it.  All babies are different, that we know.  Be patient!  Not only is it important for baby to get a good night sleep but for mommy and daddy too.

Happy mommy = happy baby


Monday, May 1, 2017

Reina Rebelde

Hi Sweets!  Happy May!

Today I'm celebrating Latina beauty with Reina Rebelde which means "rebellious queen" in English.  A new beauty line that celebrates the unique beauty of Latina Women.  

Reina Rebelde was born out of something I share with all Latinas — a passion for makeup and extreme pride for my cultural identity. I’m driven by knowing that today’s mujer can’t be defined or placed in just one box,” says  Regina Merson, Founder and CEO. 

 Let me tell you, I'm obsessed!  The line is bold and sexy but also super feminine.  The packaging itself, is a work of art.  

 The colors are gorgeous!  Bright pinks and bold reds!  The lip color stick in "Rosa Salvaje" is my favorite.  The names were inspired by attitudes that every Latina woman can relate to.  This wild pink is perfect for Spring. 

Another favorite was the "On your face + Color Trio in Coqueta, which means flirt.  The face contour color trio includes a pearl rose blush, matte bronzer and pearl white highlighter.  The perfect face palette to take with you on the go.  

You'll also love their 4 Play Wet/Dry Shadow Palette and the Rebel Eye Paint for those perfect brows.   There's lots to love about this line, no matter your heritage. 

Get 10% off on ReinaRebelde.Com  using "MELISSA" at checkout. 

Treat yourself to some new makeup!  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I'm In LOVE With The Coco

Hi sweets!  I've missed you!  Mom life has been challenging and keeps me super busy, but I wouldn't change a thing.  Mom life is the best life! 

Today's post is all about HAIR!  I get a ton of questions on what products I use to maintain my curls.  I always start with a sulfate and paraben free shampoo and conditioner.  My hair is naturally dry and these chemicals can strip the natural oils making my hair even dryer.  I have to keep my hair moisturized at all times.  Deep conditioning and oils are a must!  My favorite?  Coconut oil!  I use it for everything.  

SheaMoisture's new 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Hydration Line is ahhhmazing!  It's my current fav!  It's made my hair healthier and shiny.  The leave-in is a miracle spray.  I spray it before styling and my hair feels super soft and manageable. 

SheaMoisture has been my go to brand since I became naturally curly 2yrs ago.  Not only are all their products natural, but this coconut oil line is color safe!   

My hair is in LOVE with this stuff! 

My current styling products and even a style post coming soon!  


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Raw Tweed

The weather in Jersey has been amazing!  Sunny and warm!  February has felt like Spring.  Perfect for running errands in my SheIn tweed coat. 

SheIn has to be one of my favorite online shops.  Always on trend and super inexpensive.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Maybelline Eye Studio

My makeup routine is never complete guessed it!  MASCARA!  My everyday makeup is pretty simple with the exception of my lashes.  My lashes need to be voluptuous and bold!  Which they are neither without a good mascara.  Even on days that I don't wear makeup, I find myself applying a coat or two. 

I got the chance to try the new Maybelline Eye Studio collection and I was super impressed!  My favorite of the collection is The Big Shot mascara which is collagen fueled with wavy bristles to coat even your tiniest lash.  The unique design gathers more formula, boosting length and volume!  No smudging or clumping!  The entire collection works so well together.  The Liquid Ink Pen Eye Liners ultra thin tip creates perfect smooth lines.  A cat eyes dream! 

With gold, bronze, and copper shades your going to love the 24K Nudes Palette.  The shadows come in both matte and shimmery finishes.  Perfect for creating that smokey eye we all love.

The collection launched this month and is available at most retail stores.  With the pieces being super affordable, it'll be easy to get your signature look!

"This post is sponsored by Maybelline. All opinions expressed are my own."

Friday, January 27, 2017

RED for Valentine's Day

Finding the perfect gift for your honey isn't always easy.   Valentine's Day can be even harder since it's targeted towards women.  Let's face it, a scented candle isn't going to excite him as much as it will you.

Speaking of scents.....a special fragrance can remind you of why you fell in love in the first place.   Where you met, your first date, or even a day as special as your wedding.  An amazing scent can take you places you've never been and places you don't ever want to forget. 

Polo Red by Ralph Lauren is the perfect Valentine's Day gift.  The fiery mix of spicy red saffron, sweet grapefruit, and deep redwood makes it a sexy and bold scent.  A must have in every mans fragrance collection. 

It's wearable from day to day for work or for play.  Sure to please the both of you.  I promise, a few spritz and there is bound to be romance in the air. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Hi, I'm AJ

Happy 2017! 

Feels good to be back...somewhat.  I've been loving being at home taking care of my little nugget, but I'm also looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.  

Yes, he's finally here!!! 

After 40 weeks and 3 days on December 18th at 7:33 AM, I gave birth to my precious baby boy Antonio Luis Pereira Jr. "Baby AJ"  It'll be a Sunday I'll never forget.  He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long.  He was perfect in every way.  It was love at first sight! 

We've had an amazing month with our little guy.  All the sleepless nights and worry of taking care of a newborn has been super stressful and challenging, but oh so worth it. 

Baby AJ is pure joy and has filled all of our hearts with so much happiness.  There's nothing better than being his mom.

Thank you all so much for the sweet messages and loving wishes!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Pink Christmas

Happy holidays dolls!  It's almost Christmas!!! 

I'm so excited this year, especially since tomorrow is my due date.  I can't believe I'll be meeting my little guy very soon. 

I collaborated with one of my favorite maternity shops Pink Blush Maternity.  It was my go to for affordable and trendy pieces during my pregnancy.  If your looking for a Christmas gift for a fashionable mommy to be, you will love Pink Blush!  I fell in love with this sweater poncho as soon as I saw it.  It's so comfortable but still on trend for the season. 

Hoping to get back to blogging soon after the baby is born.  I'll miss you but I promise to be back as soon as I can.  Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!  


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lace & Preggo Leggings

Top: Motherhood Maternity: Bottoms: c/o - Preggo Leggings: Handbag: Aldo

Hey dolls!  I know its been a while since my last post.  I've missed you! 

It's been pretty hectic getting things ready for the baby.  It's such an exciting time for me and my family but it's also exhausting.  I'll be 37 weeks tomorrow and I can't believe in less than a month, I'll be a mommy!  I have good days and of course days where I can't get up from the couch, but all in all baby and I are healthy and that's all that matters.

With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I've teamed up with Preggo Leggings.  Even at 9 months pregnant, feeling huge, and at times super uncomfortable we still want to look our best during the holiday season.  Preggo Leggings are super chic,  come in tons of colors, and can dress any outfit up or down.  I'm wearing the moto leggings in green with envy.  I love that they look like jeans, but are comfortable easy leggings.   The best part of these leggings is that they come with an adjustable waist.  Perfect for your entire pregnancy from your very first trimester to your last.

What are you thankful for this year?

This Thanksgiving is extra special, and I have so much to be thankful for. 
My son who I haven't met yet but I feel so blessed that God has given me this precious gift.  My husband who is so supportive, I don't know what I would do without him.  Family, friends, and of course all of my wonderful readers!   

Thank you, thank you!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  


Disclosure: Preggo Leggings provided me with the leggings for review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Shoes And Bags...Oh My!

H.a.p.p.y F.r.i.d.a.y.!!!!  

I'm so excited about this collaboration.  If there is one thing that all women have in common, it's the love we have for shoes and handbags.  They make all of us look great and you really can't complete an outfit without them.

I've collaborated with Madora which is a free app that you can download to your phone and get stylish shoes and bags at fabulous prices.  How gorgeous are these pieces that I got, and both were under $60!  The hardest part was picking out what I wanted, everything was amazing.

I loved the color of this bag and the pom cute!  The color is one I didn't have in my closet.  The booties are perfect for fall and super comfy, which is what I need at 8mo. pregnant.

Madora creates a personalized shopping experience with stylish shoes and bags.  As you take pictures and like products in the app, Madora learns your personal style and recommends other items you may like.  
If your inspired by an outfit at a store or from a magazine, Madora uses visual search technology just snap a picture of a bag or shoes and the app will suggest similar items from their library of over 30,000 available products.  Oh and did I mention that shipping and returns are always free.   

I really fell in love with this app.  Not only are the prices reasonable but it had trendy accessories with an edge.  

Download app here: Madora

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Floral Stripes

Top: Blue Stripe Embroidery High Low Blouse & Handbag: c/o SheIn

32 weeks pregnant and still trying to look cute?!  Yup, that's me!  On a side note, I took my boots off after I took these pictures and put my flats on.  #aintnobodygottimefordat #myfeethurt #preggerproblems #lol

I'm sharing this easy fall look with the latest pieces I got from SheIn.  

The embroidery on my blouse and the details on this whimsical cross body bag are one of the many reasons I love shopping at SheIn.