Sam Fine Gives You Cover Girl’s Best Summer Beauty Looks!

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If you follow celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine on Twitter, you know that he’s a rare and special kind of makeup artist. Sam offers sage advice on products and cosmetics application for women all shades of beautiful, while interracting with his fans in an unpretentious and fun ongoing conversation. But here’s a bit of helpful […]

Afrobella For MAC. Yes, This Really Happened

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I’ve been wanting to blog about this for so long now, but we couldn’t. Until today. So because I feel like I’m about to explode with excitement, let me just up and say it. In April I went to Toronto, to the MAC Cosmetics headquarters. After a truly amazing tour of their facilities, I worked […]

The Beauty Benefits of Vinegar for Hair and Skin

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Part of doing what I do here involves making myself into a guinea pig. I’m willing to try just about any hair or beauty treatment out there so I can review the best of the best for you. But sometimes it isn’t about the next new thing. Sometimes the best solution is the most back […]

Finding My Swimsuit Confidence

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My troublesome relationship with swimsuits goes back as far as I can remember. One of my earliest swimsuit memories came on a class trip to Tobago. I wanted to get the hottest style of swimsuit out…but I was already a big girl at age 11. It was hard to find the kind of swimsuit I […]

Jetsetter Travel Beauty Product Faves

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If you read this blog and follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know…I travel a fair amount. Most often to NYC. If I had to label myself, I’d say I’m a reluctant jetsetter. I really prefer to be at my home base here in beautiful Chicago, with my husband and Max the cat. But […]

The Grown Woman’s Skincare Regimen

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When you grow up with acne issues, you learn the importance of a disciplined skincare regimen pretty early on. But if you coast through your teens and early twenties with relatively clear skin, you might be in for a rude awakening. I found myself dealing with entirely new skin issues as the big 3-0 rolled […]

Tried and Tested and True – Classic Moisturizers

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They’re the bottles and jars you grew up seeing on your mama’s dresser or in your family bathroom cabinet. The products that don’t get buzz about being new, now, or next – because they’ve always been there. The staples. The stand bys. The classics. Although I might incorporate new hot products with more PC ingredients […]