We are celebrating the faces of #myKORA by learning what makes each of our women unique. This month Melissa shares her love for Hawaii, French toast and who inspires her on Instagram!
First name: Melissa
Location: Los Angeles, CA
KORA: Can you describe your lifestyle?
Melissa: I consider myself half homebody, half traveler. After a long day at my office, I love to come home, make dinner with my fiancé and unwind as we catch up on our day. At the same time, I love adventure so I am always looking forward to my next road trip, vacation, camping trip, etc. I leave a piece of my heart in Hawaii every time I visit.
KORA: How important is wellness to you?
Melissa: Now that I’m well into my 30’s, I’ve put much more emphasis on my personal wellness and self-care, both physically and mentally. I’ve changed everything from food & exercise to what makeup and skincare products I use. KORA has been a big influence on me when it comes to what is going on my skin!
KORA: Imaginative ways you use our products?
Melissa: I have my own bedtime routine. After cleansing, I like to use the Noni Glow Face Balm all over my face along with the Noni Radiant Eye Oil all around my eye area. When I wake up my skin is super hydrated, glowing, and most importantly, I look refreshed and rested! I also like to keep the energizing citrus mist at my desk for a little pick-me-up throughout the day.
KORA: Your favorite essential oil?
Melissa: I love eucalyptus when I have a cough or cold. It’s something my parents introduced me to as a child. Other favorites include lavender and chamomile.
KORA: Exercise routine?
Melissa: I’m currently obsessed with an app called Peloton. They have a variety of stationary bike rides that you can filter by intensity levels, music genres, duration, etc. They also have non-bike workouts like strength training and yoga.
KORA: Is meditation your thing?
Melissa: Not routinely. But once in a while, especially when feeling stressed or overwhelmed, I take a moment to sit quietly and clear my mind. I guess it’s my own personal form of meditation.
KORA: Your favorite breakfast?
Melissa: French toast when I feel like indulging. But, my go-to favorite that I’ll have a few times a week is scrambled eggs with sautéed spinach and feta cheese crumbles. Sometimes I add fresh strawberries on the side or a few slices of avocado.
KORA: Your favorite way to spend a weekend?
Melissa: Outside! As a graphic designer, I’m in my office sitting at my desk for way too long. So, once the weekend comes along I love to get outdoors. Every month or so, my fiancé and I enjoy a Sunday Disneyland date. Living in California, it’s very easy to find something to do outdoors!
KORA: Who or what inspires you?
Melissa: Again, the outdoors! I feel the most inspired when at a beach or anywhere surrounded by nature. The people that inspire me most are my nephews (ages 1 & 9) and niece (age 5). They are instant mood lifters and always remind all of us adults to have fun and not take things so seriously.
KORA: Favorite Instagram account & why?
Melissa: I have so many favorites! @enews Instastories are always entertaining. I also love @natgeotravel for their beautiful photography and in-depth looks at places around the world that I could only dream of traveling to. And then there are my celebrity crushes @therock @joemanganiello and @prideofgypsies.