Come See Me At The Makeup Show Chicago!

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This weekend you may notice a surplus of extra fabulous, beautifully made up men and women in the downtown Chicago area. The Makeup Show Chicago is HERE and its my favorite time of year! Sunday and Monday at the Bridgeport Art Center, there will be informative seminars by some of the makeup industry’s top artists, […]

Get Into My QVC All-Access Beauty Favorites!

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There are so many ways to shop for beauty, and for convenience and variety QVC has the game on lock. What makes them so special? Online, QVC.com features a great variety of products complete with customer reviews, FAQ’s and a complete ingredient list. And on TV, QVC features and demonstrates the products, and the creators […]

Now Target Has A Subscription Beauty Box

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  At first I felt on top of the subscription box situation. I knew the main players and what the differences between them were. And then came the box explosion. Happy box lady via Shutterstock Now there are subscription beauty boxes, hair boxes, jewelry boxes, wellness boxes, lifestyle boxes, pet boxes, boxes of organic products, […]

Fashion Fair’s 40th Anniversary Collection — All Pink Everything

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  For 40 years, women of color have known and loved Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The venerable beauty brand based in Chicago was a staple in my formative years and I know I’m not the only one who remembers that familiar pink marbleized compact being on their mother’s dresser. The brand has been through so many […]

Inside Dove’s April Truth Day. Discover The Real Deal With Cleansers

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  Dove is one of my favorite beauty brands for many reasons. They’re a legacy brand known for consistently great quality skincare, and advertising I can totally get behind. Their whole brand aesthetic is about healthy beauty on your own terms, which is what I’m about! So when Dove invited me to NYC, to experience […]

Bright, Fun, Fresh Lip Glosses for Spring!

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    I didn’t realize how subdued my personal fashion palette had become, until this Easter weekend. The first warm holiday weekend in Chicago, and I had THE hardest time finding the right springtime pop of color for the occasion! I haven’t yet turned my winter wardrobe over to spring, but I’m all about spring […]

DIY Smoky Eye With Target and Napoleon Perdis!

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Quick – off the top of your head, name an eye makeup look besides a smoky eye or cat eye. Did you come up with anything immediately? Kinda challenging, right? The smoky eye has become THE look for both makeup newbies and makeup junkies. It can be intense and sexy when paired with a red […]