ep. 15: Melissa Watkins
Melissa Watkins talks shopping for beauty supplies at international markets, why you shouldn't cover your arms in the summer and her love for apple cider vinegar.
Our guest this week is Melissa Watkins, the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind the website Fab Glance.
I talked to Melissa about how her experiences as a tall and plus-sized teen helped to shape her sense of style, and how she accidentally became a personal stylist in college (spoiler: she was the only person brave enough to take the bus to the mall). Melissa told me about how she encourages her readers to feel confident, and why she started the #ShowYourArms campaign, which encourages women to post photos of themselves on social media without their arms covered up. Perhaps most importantly, Melissa taught me that we all should definitely be doing our beauty shopping at the international market (the almond oil is super cheap there!), and why apple cider vinegar is her life force (doesn't it seem like ACV comes up in every episode? It truly is a miracle product!). We also talked about Melissa's experiences as a black fashion blogger in the South, and the importance of including diverse voices from all walks of life in the fashion and blogging industry.
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You can find Melissa online at fabglance.com and on Instagram @fabglance.
melissa's desert-island products
Essie Nail Polish
other items discussed in this episode:
You can find more information about the #ShowYourArms campaign here. It is too hot to cover up your arms!