Q: Is your real name Melissa Chanel?
A: Yes, my parents named me Melissa Chanel Cantey.
Q: Where did you attend college and what was your major?
A: I attended Francis Marion University in Florence, SC and majored in Mass Communications with a Public Relations track.
Q: Name five places you shop on a monthly/bi-monthly basis?
A: I love Zara, Lulu's, Banana Republic, Old Navy, & Target.
Q: What are your holy grail makeup products?
A: Unless there's a special event, I like to keep my makeup simple. For foundation I swear by Bare Minerals in the Bare Almond tone, and my go-to lip of the moment is The Lip Bar's Man Eater.
Q: I love your curls! What products do you use to get your curls so poppin?
A: I recently big chopped for the 100th time, lol. So I'm loving my Cantu Curl Activator Cream.
Q: How did you become a "successful" blogger?
A: I still think I have tons of work to do, but networking helped me a lot. I attended events, talked to people, exchanged contacts, handed out business cards, and told myself this is something I wanted to do seriously. So I started thinking of my blog as also my business.
Q: What did you do before blogging?
A: Before becoming a full-time content creator/social media maven. I was working full-time in social media/ communications.
Q: How do you blog full-time?
A: Where does your money come from? Money can come from several places. Hosting events, sponsored content, partnerships with brands, or even writing e-books.