Melissa's Sweet Style: May 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

BrushLove Review

What's up my sweets!  Let's talk HAIR! 

I hate my hair!  Ok hate is a strong word, I unlike my hair!  LOL!  It's sooooo thick, sooooo curly, sooooo dry!  It's been a struggle for me, my entire life.  If there's a product out there for dry/curly hair, I've tried it!  I try it all!  When it comes to my hair, I don't care how much it cost if I think it might work...I have to buy it. 

I was lucky to have been sent 2 amazing hair brushes from BrushLove.  What's funny, is that no matter how many products I buy for my hair, I don't really consider how important a hair brush can be.  I just go to my local drug store and buy one that is round and has bristles....right?  NO! 
 I usually use a round bristle brush like this

What would annoy me about this brush is that when I would try to curl my ends, my hair would get caught and get all knotted.  It didn't really matter cause I would use my curling iron, but after using one of the brushes they sent me, I realized how much better having nylon bristles can be!  Here is my new lover!

BrushLab {Fresh} Thermal Round Large Hair Brush

I used this brush over the weekend and I was amazed at how good it is!
First of all, It literally cut my dry time in half.  NO LIE!  But that wasn't the best part.  The best part of the brush was it didn't knot my hair when I twirled it around to make a curl.  I think for me this was the most amazing thing.  It also stays cool to the touch!  I really loved using this brush.  It's only $15.98 and if some of you were like me, and thought I don't need a $16 dollar brush, I'll just buy a cheap one at the dollar store.  Oh no!  Get this brush!  It will change your hair life! 

I also got the Cushion paddle brush, which was beyond fab for detangling my hair

Brushlab Zebra Cushion Paddle Hair Brush

I had to do a before and after picture so you guys could see how fab my hair turned out.

I took this before picture on Saturday afternoon and usually I put some sort of curl cream, but this time I just left it curly with no products, so you can see what my curl looks like before I blow dry.

And if your wondering why I was wearing this sweater, it was freaking freezing on Saturday!  But of course it's like 100 today!  Anyhoo, here are my after pics

Thank you so much to Eti Fani and BrushLove for sending me these awesome brushes!  I also want to thank New Jersey Latina Bloggers for making me part of their amazing group!  

Hope you enjoy this post!

Happy shopping!

xo xo

Thursday, May 23, 2013


Happy afternoon dolls!  

I'm soooo excited for this long weekend!  Hopefully the weather isn't crappy, which is what they are calling for.  I don't have major plans, maybe just a bbq with family.  What are your Memorial Day plans?  I hope their good!  Anyway, here are some of my newest Instagram pics. 

Don't forget to follow me on Insta!

Mani of the week (Sally Hansen -Mighty Mango)
I got 3 new BCBG bracelets, I just LOVE them!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Celebrating the hubby's b-day!

Star Trek 3D with the birthday boy! #mysweetcheeks

My birthday dinner w/ my favorite girls!  Yes, the hubby and I have the same b-day week! 

Hubby took me to one of my favorite restaurants, and surprised me with a Dooney!  Happy birthday to ME!  I have an awesome hubby!  Thanks for the Dooney my love!

Meet my new baby!  Birthday gift from theeeeee best parents!  I'm a lucky girl! 

Last weeks mani and my new studded sandals from Shoedazzle!  I LOVE these sandals!  So edgy!

A chance to look like Beyonce?  I'll take one in every color!  LOL! #newgoodies

No mani?  No problem!  Loving my new H&M flats!  So bright and fun!

If your not up on Naked smoothies, you better get on it!  I LOVE all of them! 

First day showing toes!!  #summerready!

Woohoo!  Go me!  Can't wait to get my jewelry!

Lighter locks for summer!

I think when Zooey said this, she was thinking of me!  If I don't have my nails done, forget sad!  I'm nails stay done!  #fancy

Hope you like my Insta pics!  Have a wonderful holiday! 


xo xo

Monday, May 20, 2013

Birthday Dress

Jessica, Letti, Laura, birthday girl ;), Amanda, and cousin Dana

Dress: H & M
Flats: Jennifer Lopez (Kohl's)

Happy Birthday to me! Love these girls!

Another weekend bites the dust! 
Obviously, I didn't win the powerball!  LOL!  Even though I didn't win the lottery, I had an awesome weekend and an even better birthday!  My friends took me to dinner on Friday night, and I just wanted to share some pics.  We went to Benihana and OMG was it delish!  Love that place!  I know these pics suck but I only had my Iphone.  My dress was pretty simple, but I love the floral pattern.  I love that you can dress it up or down, like I did.  

THANK YOU to all my friends and family for making my birthday so special! 

One more thing.....I got these awesome hair brushes from BrushLove and I can't wait to review them for you!  Stay tuned for that later in the week!

Thanks for visiting!

Have a fab day!

xo xo

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Oldie but Goodie

Dress: Xhilaration (Target)
Handbag: Dooney & Bourke
Sandals: ShoeDazzle
Spike bracelet: Crown + Glitter

Hey there lovers!  Hope your all having a fun afternoon!  Thank you so much for all the birthday love!  I had an amazing day!  The hubby surprised me with this Dooney bag that I've been wanting for a while now.  Love him! #mysweetcheeks

I've had this dress for years and I just can't seem to get rid of it.  It's just so easy and perfect for the spring.  I got these new gladiator studded sandals from Shoedazzle, and I couldn't wait to wear them.   I love the neutral color!

I was supposed to announce the winner of my blogiversary giveaway yesterday and I forgot.....woops!  

The winner is Allison!  Congratulations Ali!  Hope you enjoy your sweet bracelet!

Have a fab day!

xo xo

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Birthday to ME!

Floral Blazer: Guess
Tee: Gap
Flats: Jennifer Lopez (Kohl's)
Necklace: Elle (Kohl's)
Earrings: Forever 21
Bracelet: Everywhere...

Yup!  It's my BIRTHDAY! 

So thankful for another year!  Not thankful that I have to work today, but oh well!  The hubby is taking me to dinner, and then on Friday I'm meeting my favorite girls for drinks. 

I wanted to look cute today, DUH!  But since I'm at work this is as cute as it's gonna get!  Hope you like!

Have a fabulous day!  I know, I will!  :)

xo xo

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Wrap Up

Happy Monday sweets! 

I hope all you fabulous moms enjoyed your special day!  I had a wonderful day with my family!  Spent the day with mom, grandma, aunts, and a few cousins.  Just a perfect day!  I wanted to wear a dress since it was Mother's Day.  It was super chilly outside, so I had to throw on a cardi.  I could have went with black or white but that's boring.....LOL!  I decided to do this fun yellow and color block.

Cardi: New York & Company
Dress: Kohl's
Belt: Payhalf
Shoes: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl's

My cousin Dana & her daughter Heavan

Dana, Cousin Nancy, & Mommy

Cousin Love!

My #1 girl! #mommy

Thank God you only get one mom, I was blessed with the best one!  Love you  mom!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful day!

xo xo

Monday, May 6, 2013

Head-To-Toe Prints

Blazer: 10 Spot
Top: Thrifted
Pants: Kohl's
Handbag: Salvatore Ferragamo
Leopard Flats: H & M
Necklace: Gifted (Sorry I didn't take a good pic of it!)

Happy afternoon sweets!  As you can see, I had some fun this weekend playing with prints!  Hope you all had a festive Cinco de Mayo!  I like to call it National Margarita Day!  LOL!

There's still time to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Have a fab day!

xo xo