alyssa melendez the haute brunette inscape
I've never really considered myself to be a "beauty blogger", I just consider myself to be someone that just genuinely cares a lot about my beauty routine.  Like A LOT.

I’ve hit most of the beauty topics – topical treatments, lasers, peels, injectables, beauty foods, supplements - but it’s about time we dig even deeper, literally.

Have you ever considered that your mental state can play a part on how your body / face ages?

Everything has to work together. It’s like if you used all the oils and creams in the book but smoked a pack of cigs every day and laid in the sun… it just doesn’t work.

Stress is toxic to the body and among other ailments, the effects can often be seen on the skin.

Mental stress causes actual stress on the body by way of digestive issues, inflammation, heightened blood pressure, hormone imbalances, acne, flare ups of pre-existing conditions, hair loss and not to mention, facial tension… yes wrinkles.

Stress causes tension in the face, creates wrinkles and causes acne. So, no thank you.

My beauty guru Lauren Abramowitz from Park Ave Skin is big on balance and positive thinking through yoga and meditation. You know I trust her more than anything when it comes to beauty so, I'm taking a tip from a pro on this one!

I’m not big into yoga, I go every now and then but I’ve recently discovered meditation during my partnership with Inscape.
alyssa melendez the haute brunette inscape
Inscape is amazing! It’s guided meditation through an easy to use app (you can download it HERE). If you’ve never meditated before, it’s okay, you go at your own pace. You don't need any experience, it is fully guided. In a nutshell, Inscape guides you through short exercises focused on breathing for deep relaxation.

Meditation helps me achieve balance, clarity and calm in our fast-paced, always-on world. Not only does it clear my mind but it improves my quality of sleep.

They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothin’!

It’s true! If you’re losing sleep over stress, meditation can seriously help out with that. Sleep is the best Botox on the market!

So, the Inscape app is easy to use and free to download. There is a membership fee but I’m excited to let you guys know that we are doing a MAJOR giveaway! The drawing will take place the first week of January so you can start 2018 off with a bang!

Here's what you can win...

• Grand Prize - 1 year subscription to the Inscape app ($89.99 value) + a $500 value gift bag of amazing health and wellness products from Inscape's studio.
• 10 runner ups - 6 month subscription ($12.99 per month value)

Don't worry...

All entries get a 2 week free subscription for entering


IMPORTANT : in order to be eligible to win, you must also follow @Inscape on Instagram
you can earn additional entries by sharing the giveaway on social media. 

Good luck!! 

If you try Inscape, please let me know. I'd love to hear about your journey with meditation. If you're already a pro, let me know, I'm still new at it and I would love some tips and tricks!