// SMUDGE - The Items You ACTUALLY Need When Packing For A Trip //

   It was an incredibly daunting task trying to pack for an open ended trip to Europe this past Spring/Summer. I knew I would be in numerous social and weather situations which caused me to over-pack lik...

// SMUDGE- Instagram Opportunities You Can’t Miss in Paris //

     One of the many reasons why I adore Paris so much is that 99% of the time no matter where you look there is always something extraordinarily awesome to see. In the era of Instagram, Paris has a post wort...

// SMUDGE - Paris Part 5: The Latin Quarter //  

  I feel like almost every single street in Paris has been written about or featured in a movie at some point in time. Today while I adventured around the Latin Quarter, an area of Paris favored in the past by many a...

// SMUDGE - Fashion, Food, and Shopping in East London //

   The last time I was in London I was 14 and it was the last stop on a two week whirlwind trip around Europe with my family. My experiences in London were barely memorable and honestly pretty lame (well other th...

// SMUDGE - Paris Part 4: Canal St. Martin // 

Even though I have been in Paris for almost three months, I had yet to visit the gorgeous Canal Saint Martin in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. I am so glad I finally did because I had a super fun day exploring this...

// SMUDGE - Paris Part 3: Galeries Lafayette, Pigalle, Berthillion, and More Saint Germain //

- Filled to order cream puffs at La Maison du Chou

  Tucked in a little court yard in Saint Germain is La Maison du Chou, an adorable little bakery that specializes in crea...

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Meet Melody

Welcome to SMUDGE beauty, a lifestyle blog started by an obsessive cultivator of all that is beautiful. Melody Joy Kennedy is the founder of SMUDGE Social, co-founder of 3RD & LUXE, an enthusiast of beauty products and the latest in skincare, an unapologetic foodie, and above all a true lover of writing and photography. Smudge all these passions together and the blog was born! 


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