Christmas in Italy

I didn’t take a lot of pictures while in Italy.  I didn’t realize that until recently when I was organizing my hard drive.  I guess I was more focused on getting video footage for my Youtube Channel.  But I like to think I was also trying to be in the moment and really experience the places I saw.  Who’s to say…

Anyway, the few pictures I did take ended up on my instagram but I did manage to take a few while briefly visiting Lugano, Switzerland.


This place is absolutely gorgeous.  I could literally just sit down somewhere and stare at everything for hours.  I didn’t, of course, because there wasn’t much time but I did attempt to soak in as much as beauty as possible before heading back to Milan.



After seeing Varese, Milan, Gallarate and Lugano (among a few other nearby places) we headed back to London on New Year’s Eve and managed to get this really nice shot…

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It was a lovely Christmas spent with very lovely people who were all just…lovely.  No really, I felt very welcomed and comfortable even if I didn’t understand the language.  I guess that’s what Rosetta Stone’s for.  (Did I mention I get free Rosetta Stone while enrolled in University over here?  Yeah…think I’ll take advantage of that.)

If you’d like to see how my first trip to Italy was please check out the new video on my channel.

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Have a good week!

Types of Annoying Customers

Please indulge me while I blow off a little steam in this video.

Which type of annoying customer are you?  I might be the “Oversharer” to be honest.  Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Hide Your Hangover & June Beauty Favorites

Two beauty videos this week!  Hide Your Hangover Makeup Tutorial and my first Beauty Favorites video for June 2014.

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Super Hero Complex

It’s borderline delusional – I literally think I can do anything.

Repent. Release. Repeat.

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My trip to London kind of threw me off for a bit…but I think I’m finally getting back into my routine.  Here’s How:

London Journey: Part 1

It’s so scary to step out on Faith.

A lot of times there’s no safety net.  And if you’re like me- completely afraid of failure and rejection- then it may be rare to put yourself out there and allow yourself to actually want something.

I feel like I haven’t really allowed myself to want something in a long time.

If I want something too much and I don’t get it then it’ll hurt.  And I don’t like to feel pain.  But I want to move to London.  That desire has never waned and so there is no ignoring it.

I had the chance to go to London to interview for an MTV internship for which I’d been shortlisted.  I had 9 days to raise the money to fly out and with so little time to raise the money, it was uncertain whether or not I’d make it to my interview in time.  But with the help and encouragement of friends and family I managed to keep the Faith and I got there.  So I vlogged about that experience.

Please check out Part 1 of my London Journey:

I used Go Fund Me to raise the money.  I recommend Go Fund Me for anyone doing personal fundraising.  They make it very simple and they have excellent customer service.

Part 2 of my London Journey is coming soon.  I’ll have a lot more video of London and the results of my interview.  Please RT, Like, Comment and Subscribe to my Youtube Channel:  Dawn Melissa Vlogs

Thank you!!

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17.20 NIV