Melissa Magazine
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Who is Melissa Magazine?

Melissa Magazine, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is the founder of®, an interactive website with motivational tools and products that inspire freedom, love and empowerment. Through sharing her own experience and insights, she hopes to help others focus on their goals and inspire them to dream without limitations. 

She has always loved encouraging and motivating people to be the best them after starting a blog, Melissa Magazine® was born.

From daily journals to articles and inspirational quotes that stimulate the progress of your personal journey, Melissa Magazine® brand delivers inspirational, beauty and motivational products through MelissaMagazine®Me'kish®, Clara's House Greeting Cards®.

Her newest brands are MelissaPaperie™ and Mannish Lingerie®.   

MelissaPaperie™ is a new line of inspirational paper products she will launch this fall. The line will carry inspirational products such as: gift wrap paper, tissue paper, gift bags, greeting cards, journals, planners, etc. It will also host fashion forward, intimate and naturalista inspired paper products.

Mannish Lingerie® is a sub-brand of Melissa Magazine®. The Mannish® brand offers intimate apparel and special occasion products and that empower you to make emotional, intimate connections.

"Each of us have a unique purpose and vision, my obsession is helping you to find yours,” says Melissa.

Out of a love for community of Charlotte, North Carolina, Melissa started a women's empowerment series called Conspire to Inspire. Conspire to Inspire aims to help women prosper in the workforce, catapulting their image while discovering their inner "fashionista" and reclaiming lives through a fashion presentation seminar that focuses on 6 key essentials for women's rebuilding, inspiration and motivation:

·  Exhibit Fierce Confidence

·  Suit to Impress

·  From Boring to Stunning 

·  Sunup to Sundown Fashionista (dress & makeup)

·  Being a Diva on a Budget Without Missing Out

 A portion of the proceeds benefit a local agency for battered women.

How long have you been natural?

Since March 6, 2010

Why did you decide to go natural?

I just wanted to be chemical free. I am in love with pure natural beauty.

What is your fave styling product?

I am a product junkie but I do find myself using, As I Am co-wash, vitamin E (the capsules) or extra virgin coconut oil and natural Aloe gel. Most of the products I use are natural.  

What is your fave natural hairstyle?

I love wash-n-go's and flat twists! I love LOW maintenance hairstyles. I don't run from the rain that's why I love wash-n-go's or flat twists. Flat twists for me are a 2 for 1. I wear it in a flat twist bun and then take it down and wear a twist out. For my wash-n-go, I get up wash, use some leave in conditioner and gel and GO! I do have 3 textures but I don't care. I let my hair do what it do and I ROCK it how ever it twist, kink or curl! We don't fuss or argue. :)

- Week of August 5, 2014

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