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Why I Don't Wear Makeup

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I’m a woman in my early 40’s and I don’t wear makeup. Basically my makeup routine consists of soap, water and lotion (and a facial cleanser from time to time). The closest I come to wearing makeup is the occasional mascara when I’m hanging out (and that’s if I remember) and lipstick (mainly for photoshoots).

Not wearing makeup is not a form of silent protest, I’ve never been into it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against a nicely done beat face; it’s just not my thing. Even during my highschool days when a lot of girls were, I had no desire.

Having to get up early every morning just to paint my face is no es bueno. It’s time consuming and I don’t have time nor do I want to commit that kinda time for such a routine. I’d prefer to use that time snoozing or changing my mind about my first outfit choice.

I love my natural look. I really like how I look without it. Even in a room full of women who look amazing with it on, I’m still confident without it, so it works.

My final thoughts on makeup are although I may not ever be fully into it, I do appreciate my sisters who wear it well. And while I believe that makeup is not always necessary I have dabbled in it at least 3x’s in my lifetime. The last pic is me with a full beat face by WhippedbyKiara, pc: Mecca Gamble.

How confident you are without any makeup?

Photography: Kaylin James

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On The Road With Mitsubishi

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I can’t imagine living in Atlanta and not having my own vehicle.  When I’m ready to get going, I like being able to grab my keys and go. Driving in or around the city takes lots of patience and although I can’t say that I love driving, having reliable transportation that is stylish and spacious makes navigating these Atlanta streets just a little bit better. Enter the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL.

At first glance my original thought was - Oh! This is cute, until I opened the door.  This SUV has all the bells and whistles that makes driving a breeze.  From the LED Auto High Beam Headlights (that you don’t even have to worry about turning on, it’s automatically done for you) to the Backup Camera System (to see what’s behind you when backing up). Not only was I impressed, I was super excited to take this baby on the road.   

Now that Georgia is a hands-free state, I wasted no time syncing my phone to the Outlander’s Smartphone Link Display.  This feature made it easy for me to stay connected with my family or friend’s without breaking any laws.  For those moments when I wasn’t chatting it up,  I jammed to my favorite songs by accessing the music app on my phone over Bluetooth, all at the tap of my finger.

The most impressive aspect was how roomy it is on the inside.  I was surprised at how much space there was for my husband to ride comfortably.  At 6’ 2” my husband needs all the leg room he can get.  It even proved roomy enough for me to change outfits in the back seat during my last photo session.  And to show how versatile the 2019 Outlander is, the third-row seating makes for even more space for up to 7 passengers or for additional cargo space.

My favorite feature of all was the Blind Spot Warning and Lane Change Assist.  The alert you get when a vehicle is near by is the coolest thing ever.  With the warning lights and alerts you get while driving, I love that this feature is designed to make sure that you and your family arrive to your destination safely.

Over all my driving experience with the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL was awesome.  I just hate that I had to give “Blue” back (I named her, is that weird?)   

Photography: Morgan Hayes

DISCLAIMER: This post was created in partnership with Mitsubishi Cars. However, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make melodiestewart.com possible!

Mini Trench + Olive Green Skirt

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Hey guys!  Happy February; it's the month of loovvee.  I've been thinking about a Valentine outfit, but then I remembered I wasn't going out for V-day.  Therefore, I didn't need a look for this lovely day.

Now if I were going to be booed up at a restaurant with my main squeeze, I'd probably were maybe a blazer layered over an over-sized sweater with some distressed jeans and cute booties.  I might even throw on a hat if I can get my hair to cooperate.  What do you plan on wearing on the day of love?

In my last post (

here

) I talked about how faaabbbulousss my hair was.  But I think today's style is my most favorite natural hair style since day one.

Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta
Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta
Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta
Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta
Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta
Atlanta blogger, style blogger, Atlanta Style Blogger, Olive skirt, mini trench, turtle neck, denim vest, statement necklace, burgundy boots, crossbody handbag, natural hair, black girl magic, black girl fashion, trendy work wear, Thrifting Atlanta

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