Melissa's Sweet Style

Friday, August 18, 2017

Nyakio Beauty

Happy Friday!  Hope you're all having a great summer.  

Being a woman in my late 30's, making sure that my skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and moisturized is beyond important.   

I was invited to a dinner in NYC with Nyakio Beauty.  

Nyakio (pronounced Neh-Kay-Oh) herself was there and her story was so inspiring.  She spoke about the importance of skincare and her beauty secrets passed down from generation to generation. 

Nyakio Beauty is free of sulfates, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, petroleum, formaldehyde, and butylene glycol.  Hand made with cold pressed, multi-functional oils in small batches.  Their formula is carefully made with ethically and sustainably sourced natural ingredients.

After a few weeks of trying some of these products, I'm going to share with you a few of my favorites.

SWEET ALMOND Cleansing Oil Balm

This is a gentle balm-to-oil cleanser that gently melts away makeup, dirt, and impurities, leaving my skin soft and radiant.

Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask

A hydrating overnight facial that instantly softens skin with long lasting moisture and nourishment.  Blended with chamomile, calendula, and aloe vera.  

Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish

I think sometimes we forget about our lips when were taking care of our skin.  The Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish is a softening lip scrub that polishes away dirt and made my lips smooth and supple.

I instantly fell in love with these products, and I can't wait to try the entire line.  

You can purchase these and all their other products at Ulta Beauty

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy Birthday PopSugar

The PopSugar Must Have Box is my favorite subscription box!  This month is their 5th birthday!  


Just like every month, the box was filled with all kinds of fabulous goodness!  Here are a few of my favorites from the August Must Have Box.

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask | DOGEARED Friendship Bracelet | Fringe Studio Journal

To get $10 off you first box you code PARTY and follow this link:



Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Sweaters

Sweater: c/o Day, Brightened Sweater in Lime | Skirt: c/o Charming in Chambray Midi Skirt

A summer sweater should be lightweight and easy to wear.  The neon green hues and pointelle-dotted knit makes this one from ModCloth perfect for those unpredictable days, just like the ones we had last week.  It felt like fall here in Jersey.  

ModCloth celebrates body positivity and believes that fashion is for everybody.  They offer a full range of sizes (XXS-4XL), there's something for everyone.  

ModCloth is the fun, friendly spot for style and decor that’s as expressive and unique as you are!  

Visit their site for all kinds of cool stuff and be part of the #ModClothSquad!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lunch Date

Top: Kohls | Jeans: Rainbow Shops | Sandals: Banana Republic | Handbag: Target

A girly, summery but super casual "outfit of the day" for a fun girls lunch.  Perfect for a summer afternoon.  


Monday, July 10, 2017

Shifting Gears

Dress: C/O - Tobi Sage Shift Dress | Sneakers: Converse | Sunnies: Five Below

Happy Monday!  During the summer, I love to wear dresses.  I'm obsessed with this one from Tobi (currently on sale for $25). 
Tobi has the hottest pieces for every season.  Right now their offering 50% off everything!

The off-the-shoulders and statement sleeve on this dress, is on trend and perfect to dress up or down.  I dressed mine down with a classic pair of white Converse.  A pair of "white sneakers" are definitely a summer staple in my closet.  They go with everything!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Dash Of Red

Happy Friday and happy SUMMER! I'm so excited for my first summer with the baby.  Little AJ is 6 months old now, has two teeth, and is already crawling!  He's even trying to stand.  He thinks he's such a big boy but he's still a little peanut.  As for me, I'm great!  Now.....

The first few months of motherhood was super challenging.  The sleepless nights were hard.  Thankfully I had a great support system.  My best advice for any new mommy, take it one day at a time.  Everything is temporary!  Believe it or not, the days and nights :) do get better.

This is my first style post since having the baby and I was super nervous.  I'm not at my desired weight yet but, I'm happy and that's all that matters.  I'll get to that "number" but for now, I'm just enjoying it all.  Even the extra pounds!

For this post I thought I would take a classic like black and white, which is one of my favorite color combos and summer it up! 

I added a pop of color with my new block heels from TargetWhat's summer without a little color?!?!?!

My off the shoulders top is from TobiThey have the trendiest pieces you'll love!  We all want to show a little skin during the warmer months and a little shoulder action is flattering on everyone. 

Top: Tobi | Sunnies: Steve Madden | Skirt: New York & Company | Sandals: Target

Have a great weekend!

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.