2012 – Appreciate the Journey

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This year is almost over, and I can’t help but feel reflective and sentimental. This year has been groundbreaking for me, in terms of opportunities I’ve been given, experiences I’ve been invited to have, and personal achievements I never thought I’d realize. Time and time again I found myself thinking “WOW. How did I get […]

Afrobella Film Review — Django Unchained

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Let me begin this review with something of a disclaimer – I am a Quentin Tarantino fan. I’ve seen Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, True Romance and both parts of Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn and Jackie Brown and Death Proof and Ingloruious Basterds. I’ve seen them all, many of them multiple times. So […]

Last Minute Luxury Gift Suggestions

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Isn’t it crazy how Christmas just crept on up on us? I feel like yesterday it was Thanksgiving and I was working on a delicious menu for an at home celebration. And now there are 5 more shopping days until Christmas Day. Photo of woman with gifts via Shutterstock It’s enough to make a late […]

Skincare Confessions

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A big part of being a beauty blogger is the process of trial and error. This is how we learn what works and what doesn’t  right? It’s basically my job to try out beauty products and tell you how they work. But even at 6 years in the game, I’m not a beauty saint. Even though […]

Sending Love to Newtown, Connecticut

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When I saw the headlines, I felt nauseous. Words escape me to even convey the sadness that the people of Newtown, Connecticut – particularly those affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary – must be feeling right now. Normally this blog is about beauty and light, joyful things, but my heart isn’t there right […]

What I LOVE About the Microsoft Surface

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Last Tuesday in Chicago I had the honor of hosting a very special event. Microsoft debuted their new tablet device, the Microsoft Surface, and I was their official hostess for this incredible evening! A handpicked and intimate group of Chicago tech, fashion and beauty influencers was chosen to come out for this very special event. […]

Holiday Style With the Glam Beauty Board! New Beauty Products, Reviewed

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  It’s the holiday season and your beauty needs may have changed. Maybe you need more moisture for your skin, because of winter weather. Maybe you need a hot new nail or lip color to jazz up your look for the Christmas party circuit. Maybe you want to treat yo self to a new fragrance. […]