Hey, I'm Melanie!
I started my blog in 2011 after moving from Ontario to a tiny town in Alberta. Almost immediately I realized I desperately needed a creative outlet and since I was already a huge fan of fashion blogs I decided to start one myself. Thankfully, my small town days are over and I'm now a resident of Calgary, AB where it can be -30 one day and the next +16 (yes, it's very hard to dress here).
Since starting in 2011, I'm proud to say that this blog has not only become a creative outlet but something that has given me so many opportunities with brands I admire such as Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, 424 Fifth, Joe Fresh, American Eagle Outfitters and many more!
My goal is to provide my readers with outfits that are not only fashionable but easily accessible and affordable for the everyday girl. I occasionally showcase some of my favourite recipes and travel pictures as well.
If you want to learn more about myself and why I named my blog Born Lippy, I've included a few facts below:
I had the hardest time thinking about a name for my blog and I stumbled across my favourite lipgloss by the same name and decided to go with that! I'm pretty opinionated as well so it fits.
My boyfriend David takes the majority of my photos. When I'm home I usually beg one of my sisters or my mom to take them.
We use a Nikon D5100 with a few different kinds of lenses. After 3 years, we are still learning!
I am of Mexican and Portuguese decent and very proud of it! Sometimes I get mistaken for half Asian which is also pretty cool.
I am fluent in Spanish and I am still trying to muster the courage to speak Portuguese
My boyfriend is from Barbados and I consider it like a second home to me (honorary Bajan right? haha)
I am TERRIFIED of going under bridges, weird I know. I can go on them no problem but under them terrifies me.
I have a HUGE crush on Jim Carrey. Yes, you read that correctly. I don't know what it is but I love a funny man who doesn't take himself too seriously! SWOON.
Well that's about it my friends, If you ever have any questions or simply want to chat my email is below as well as my other accounts.
Can't wait to get to know you better!
DISCLAIMER: I occasionally receive vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning certain products or services. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please don't hesitate to contact me at the email above.