Lover of all things fashion and beauty, Melodi is a graduate from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a BS in Journalism & Electronic Media and Cinema Studies. When not writing for Bustle, Melodi is a TV & Film Assistant at Atlanta Models & Talent. You can reach her on social media @melodierdogan.

I Tried 5 Glitter Beauty Trends IRL

There's no question about it: Glitter beauty looks, from glitter roots to glitter tears, are stunning, mesmerizing, and statement-making. But the real question is, how practical are glitter beauty looks for day-to-day? I tried five different glitter…
By Melodi Erdogan

11 Ways To Prepare Your Skin For Winter

In case the excitement of autumn and everything that comes along with it has made you forget, consider this your friendly reminder: Winter is coming. And since the shift between seasons inevitably arrives sooner rather than later, these 11 winter…
By Melodi Erdogan

This DIY Makeup Brush Organizer Is So Simple

There are plenty of tips on the Internet to effectively organize makeup items, but when it comes to organizing brushes — arguably one of the most important tools in a makeup collection — the ideas are somewhat limited. Luckily, this DIY makeup brush…
By Melodi Erdogan

Fashion & Beauty Tips For Bad Days

Ever thrown on a bright T-shirt and felt instantly invigorated? What about applying a bold lip color to cheer you up? If so, it's not just coincidence that these things can improve your mood. These 11 fashion and beauty tricks for days when you feel…
By Melodi Erdogan

11 Ways To Wear Anklets To Keep The '90s Alive

The renaissance of '90s fashion and accessories has brought back some pretty outdated trends and given them a new life (hence the revival of chokers and flannel shirts). But one '90s trend that hasn't gotten as much as attention (but definitely…
By Melodi Erdogan

I Wore Brightly Colored Eye Makeup For A Week

With the variety of neutral eye shadow shades on the market today, it's easy to fall into a bottomless pit of muted shades in your makeup routine. That's precisely why I wore unconventional eye shadow colors for a week, swapping out my beloved…
By Melodi Erdogan

11 Bra Tips For Women With Small Boobs

Let's be clear: Having small boobs doesn't make the search for the perfect bra any easier than it does for a those with large breasts. While women with larger chests have a hard time finding support and comfort, others have different concerns and…
By Melodi Erdogan

What To Do When An Ingrown Hair Gets Infected

The ideal end result to shaving or waxing should be smooth, hairless skin — at least, that's what one hopes for. But if you're not careful, what could happen instead is a red, swollen, and utterly painful infected ingrown hair. So, what's a person…
By Melodi Erdogan

13 Beauty Habits Experts Wish People Practiced

As a beauty fanatic, I always considered my routine to be quite refined. That is, until I spoke to makeup and skincare professionals about good beauty habits they wish people could get more into, at which point I realized that many of the same…
By Melodi Erdogan

11 Ways To Waterproof Your Makeup

If you've spent all summer trying to figure out how to waterproof your makeup, but still haven't found the solution, don't lose hope just yet. Beauty insiders and professionals are revealing their favorite tips and products to help keep makeup fresh…
By Melodi Erdogan

13 Reasons To Start Wearing Lipgloss Again

A poet by the name of Lil Mama once sang, "My lipgloss is hot, my lipgloss be poppin." And while that verse may be nine years old, her words arguably have more significance now than they ever have. That's right, folks, wearing lipgloss is more…
By Melodi Erdogan

13 Things That Happen When You Get A Dramatic Cut

Few things can arguably prepare us for the aftermath of getting a dramatic haircut. Oftentimes, you book your appointment, sit pretty in the salon, and walk out with a brand new mane, totally unaware of everything you'll have to adjust to. Most…
By Melodi Erdogan

What Your Fave Choker Style Says About You

The quintessential accessory from many a childhood, '90s choker necklaces have made a huge comeback. With the revival of classic styles like the tattoo piece, and more modern takes with embellishments and bows, it seems as though chokers might…
By Melodi Erdogan

I Matched My Makeup To My Outfit For A Week

As a lover of fashion and beauty, I cannot say no to a trend. This is why I decided to try the "matching your makeup to your outfit" look for a whole week. Embarking on a seven-day excursion to coordinate tones, textures, and shades, I realized that…
By Melodi Erdogan

Things People With Oily Skin Are Tired Of Hearing

I know my forehead is shining like the flash of a camera, and my chin is slick with grease. I know my eyelids are glistening like they've been covered in petroleum jelly. If you didn't sense the sarcasm already, these are just some of the things…
By Melodi Erdogan

I Washed My Hair With Mayo & This Is How It Went

Mayo makes for a great addition to any sandwich, a reliable kitchen ingredient, and, um, the secret to glossy, shiny hair. Yes, you read that correctly. Believe it or not, washing your hair with mayonnaise is rumored to enrich your strands with oil…
By Melodi Erdogan

11 Reasons To Love Your Scars This Swimsuit Season

When I was eight years old, I experienced second degree burns on my upper stomach thanks to a boiling cup of water I mistakenly thought was empty. Today, I've finally acquired enough courage to embrace my scars in swimsuit season. I have long…
By Melodi Erdogan

I Dressed Like Blair Waldorf For A Week

If there was ever a Gossip Girl character who was consistently chic, classically stylish, and arguably inimitable, it'd be Blair Waldorf and her style. As a fan of the series, and an even bigger fan of Queen B, I took it upon myself to wear…
By Melodi Erdogan

The One Beauty Hack To Do After A Bikini Wax

The pain of a bikini wax is often nothing compared to the unpleasantness of the pesky ingrown hairs, troublesome infections, and irritated skin that so often follow. But according to dermatologists, there is a beauty hack to do after a bikini wax…
By Melodi Erdogan

13 Waterproof Makeup Tutorials For Summer

Between the ruthless heat, the unforgiving humidity, and the endless invitations to pool and beach parties, wearing makeup in the summer can be a serious struggle. If you want to avoid having your makeup melt off or disappear entirely under such…
By Melodi Erdogan