It’s our final day of Friends & Family! A huge CHEERS! to our beauty insiders who helped us make this a truly special event. We hope you’ve loved them as much as we do!
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
I love that my blog has allowed me to connect to people that have similar interests that I do in beauty, wellness, and style and the continued dialogue around these topics-all through the internet! I’ve make life long friends through JNSQ and discovered amazing brands that I would have a hard time digging the internet for with all the noise.
How did you discover your love for beauty?
I’ve been into beauty all of my life and was inspired by the women in my family who took really great care of themselves. My mom was more of a natural and DIY beauty and my grandmothers were really into taking care of themselves in a glam way-down to the way they dressed. One was even a hair stylist! My fondest memories are watching my grandmother getting ready in a chiffon robe slathering oils onto her face and putting curlers in her hair before bed. She was always late because she was perfecting her lipstick. I think I took some elements of both my mother and my grandmothers. I am very into natural beauty, and really taking care of my skin but appreciate the glam of it all and the getting ready process. Then of course I’ve worked in the beauty industry in all aspects, for over a decade.
What’s your go-to colour?
For style, I love black! You can never go wrong with an all black ensemble, great skin and healthy hair. For nails, I love a good blood red, for my lips and cheeks I love a nudey pink.
What is your best beauty tip?
I turned back the clock when I started tuning into the food I ate and the connection it had on my skin and beauty. I now apply that same philosophy to my beauty ingredients. I aim to be 100% clean, ingredients and food, but every now and again you have to indulge in a cheeseburger. It’s all about the 80/20 rule.
What do you love about LIPPY Tinted Balm?
The LIPPY is a good ol’ reliable super moisturizing lip balm but has the look of a chic lipstick. It’s long lasting, so I don’t have to worry about applying it constantly, and it’s free of the bad stuff that is common in most lipsticks and doesn’t smell like a grandma-has a fresh, clean scent!
Melissa Middleton is the founder of JNSQ.com-a personal blog on beauty, wellness, and style that boasts over a million followers, including Pinterest, where she is a “pinfluencer.” Melissa is a beauty industry veteran and entrepreneur with a passion for discovering clean beauty products and indie brands to share with her readers.