“dark and lovely”

The BEST moment…EVER!

Posted on April 11, 2014

So I was sitting at my desk preparing some documents to give to my boss for review and my phone would not stop vibrating.  I have it set for just emails and phone calls- the rest of my notifications are off so I’m not distracted.  I look down at my phone and noticed a considerable amount of texts from my amigas but I found it odd because it was the middle of the day (12:46pm to be exact).  As IRead More

Wash Yo Rizos day! Dark & Lovely Anti-Breakage product review

Posted on March 11, 2014

For the most part, you all know that I LOVE the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage line.  So when I found out they were launching the anti-breakage products, I was suppppper excited to try it.   So here we go –  below is 8 day dirty pelo.   BEFORE WASHED WITH PRODUCT  AFTER Process Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes Products (l to r):   Ecostyler styling gel, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Root to Tip mender, Dark and Lovely AuRead More

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage launch

Posted on March 2, 2014

I was invited to celebrate the launch of Dark and Lovely’s New Au Naturale Anti-Breakage line at the New York hotspot No. 8.  Try to imagine a room full of gorgeous women (and some men) with beautiful, flowing, lustrous manes.  From long to short hair and loose ringlets to fabulous up-do’s.  It was TOTAL sensory overload – I think I’m still suffering from whiplash, LOL!   Also, there was a special performance by Marsha Ambrosius and the delicious food was provided by Chef Roblé.   Check it out! Read More

New York Fashion Week – Chantell Walters show

Posted on February 17, 2014

I am able to check something off my bucket list!   I have always wanted to attend a fashion show and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Chantell Walters’ Fall/Winter collection during New York Fashion week.  Being backstage and seeing the preparation of the looks was absolutely exhilarating!  Not to mention, the collection was spectacular.  The models had their hair done with Dark and Lovely Au Naturale products.   Check it out! XO, Mel Recording artist Brianna Colette Writer and fashion expert Michaela Angela DavisRead More

Chrisette Michele talks music and natural hair

Posted on January 30, 2014

Dark and Lovely invited me to stop by their booth at the 1st annual Bennett Career Institute  & C. Allan Systems First Annual Celebrity Beauty Weekend with guest artist Chrisette Michele and it went a little something like this… No shrinkage makes us HAPPY! The End Special Thanks to: AriJazmin (video and photos)  Check out Dark and Lovely on Facebook and Instagram Abrazos, Mel

Featured: Refinery 29!

Posted on November 27, 2013

Ok so I’m going to cut to the chase and say that I was SUPER elated when I received an email requesting to be featured on Refinery 29– one of my absolute favorite sites.  I experienced a lot of different emotions that day because to think the night before I was surfing the site searching for a new handbag and the perfect party look for an upcoming event and now I’m one of the editor’s picks!  A huge Thank You to editor Holly E. Thomas and photographer KateRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day! – Dark & Lovely Product Review

Posted on September 19, 2013

I was given the opportunity to try out the new Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage Beyond Gentle & Sulfate Free Wash and Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage Sheen Sealing Nectar.  I was excited to try these new products out because I have used the Hydrating Soak Shampoo and I LOVE it.   Below is 7 days dirty pelo.  Check out the process below…   BEFORE   WASHED WITH STYLING PRODUCT  (excuse the red eyes – some soap got in them)  AFTER ProcessRead More

DC Family Weekend – More like #TBT

Posted on September 12, 2013

Sometimes Skype and FaceTime are not enough when you miss little sister and nieces – so I convinced her to come visit! We couldn’t have planned it better.  The weather was absolutely beautiful so we headed out and enjoyed every bit of it….. Meet Zoë Meet Sanai We had a picnic by the Jefferson Memorial  Zoë was up to something..  Uncle Sheldon came and Zoë started a handstand contest!  Sanai was showing her skills…    and Uncle Sheldon got a “A”Read More

Wash Yo Rizos Day!

Posted on August 30, 2013

The weather has been very humid here in VA so I have had to embrace my shrinkage.  While prepping to wash my hair, I noticed that I am experiencing major breakage in the front AND the back of my hair – Shhhhucks!  So I decided to do some damage control and steam my hair.  Picture not included but I used my Huetiful steamer.  Below is 10 day dirty pelo (hair). BEFORE SHRINKAGE SIDE SHOT STEAM PREP AFTER STEAMING AFTER PRODUCTS USED ProcessRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day!

Posted on August 11, 2013

If you have ran across or follow me on Instagram (@rock_yo_rizos), I used to post my routine there but I figured posting it here is sooooo much easier on the eyes Hahaha!  Any who, today is the dreaded day of washing my hair.  I know you curly haired folks know exactly what I am talking about.  Urrrrrrrrgh!  Below is 8 days dirty hair.  Gross I know… but check it out! BEFORE WASHED WITH STYLING PRODUCT AFTER PRODUCTS USED Process Time:Read More