3 Easy Summer Beauty Hacks – Stay Cool, Smooth and Beautiful This Season!

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Listen. It’s hot outside. When you get ready to face the world, you already know you’re going to emerge sweaty and melty with a side dish of frustrated and over it. But summer isn’t supposed to be about struggle, it’s supposed to be FUN. Your beauty regimen shouldn’t slow you down one bit, and having […]

5 Reasons To Look Forward To Summer

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  FINALLY. Finally it seems like the heavy grey veil has been lifted off Chicago. The trees are green again. Flowers are blooming. Every neighborhood café is bustling. This is the time of year that reminds me of why we moved here. Spring has sprung and you can already feel summer coming up around the […]

First Time at the Dermatologist — Learning About Skin Cancer and More

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When it comes to caring for the rest of my body, I’m quick to go to the doctor. In my life I’ve seen quite a few doctors and quite a few specialists, even. But when it comes to caring for my skin — the body’s largest organ, dontcha know — my ways of dealing with […]

Summer Festival Beauty and Fashion Essentials!

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I absolutely love this time of year — summer heat and there’s a festival every season! It’s a time to celebrate my love for live music and unleash inner hippie. So far this year my husband and I went to the three-day Dave Matthews Band Caravan (he’s a HUGE fan!), Pitchfork has passed and Lollapalooza […]

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 […]