-BY MELANIE MERCEDES –

Faith. Life. Style.

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There’s Always a Raven Ahhhhhh! I can’t believe I’m doing this! That’s literally all I thought when making this. I wanted to do something a little different and realize that it is always easier to hear or see because there isn’t always time to stop and read. Well, I did it, I made a youtube video. I’ve been waiting to do this for a while and frankly, I’ve been holding onto this video because it isn’t perfect. I can see all my mistakes, things I should’ve done beforehand, things I should’ve done after, shoot, even things I should’ve done during.

The Top 10 Best Affordable Curly Hair Products in 2020 2 years ago, March 2018 I got my last relaxer. I had tried for 2 years prior to go natural and in all honesty, it wasn’t working for me. All of the curly influencers had giant, soft curls, they looked nothing like mine. They could use maybe just 2 quartered sized drops of shampoo and a nice squirt of conditioner. I couldn’t. They picked out their hair to make it bigger, I couldn’t get mine to behave. They split their hair in two halves and did the prayer hands method.

-by Melanie Mercedes- A reflection on a message called A message preached by Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation Church in 2018 Much like the rest of the social media world, I discovered pastor Mike Todd about a year ago on YouTube when he first began a series on relationships. If you followed me then on IG, you have seen that I just about reposted the entire message to my stories.  And again, much like everyone else in the social media world, I saw (several times) the video of him preaching at Elevation church a message entitled “Marked”. It went viral.

About Melanie

Melanie is the creator of Thirtyone30. She is a feisty Puerto-Rican and Dominican woman, who fiercely loves her friends, family, pizza, her fur baby and most importantly people and the word of God. Her passion for people is exhibited through her service, whether it be working for a local non-profit, teaching special needs children, helping to lead worship or speaking and teaching the word. She is the life of the party and that shows through in everything she does, even in the way her hair naturally has a mind of its own. Speaking of hair, it can be said to have become another passion, helping other young women learn to love the hair they were born with, through sharing products, techniques and everything curly hair journey.

Frequent Q's

Where do you live?

I moved from New York City to the Phoenix area of Arizona with my husband + fur baby.

Where are you from?

I am half Dominican + half Puerto-Rican

What do you use in your hair?

Click here to find some of my favorite products. *inserts wink emoji*

Latest Blog Post

Trusting in Provision

There’s Always a Raven Ahhhhhh! I can’t believe I’m doing this! That’s literally all I thought when making this. I wanted to do something a little different and realize that it is always easier to hear or see because there isn’t always time to stop and read. Well, I did it, I made a youtube video. I’ve been waiting to do this for a while and frankly, I’ve been holding onto this video because it isn’t perfect. I can see all my mistakes, things I should’ve done beforehand, things I should’ve done after, shoot, even things I should’ve done during. But something amazing happened after I made and edited this video. I made this video not because all my provisions were met the minute I asked, not because everything was going smoothly, and definitely not because I had the perfect faith and not a worry in sight. – No worries?

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