This will be a short post, as I have a fun one planned for tomorrow, but I just felt the need to proclaim springtime in Chicago, finally. Check out today's forecast and the rest of the week. No sign of snow! My parka is at the dry cleaners for good reason, hurray! It's about time.… Continue reading Finally Spring!
May I just wax poetic for a minute about the glorious fragrance that is, Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford? Good, because this is my blog and you don't get a vote. Sephora has been marketing Tom Ford's summer fragrances big time as of late. While I don't mind his variety of orchid centered fragrances, orchid is just… Continue reading Soleil Blanc
Normally, I don't wake up before 6am on a Saturday morning. Today, for great reason! I'll be heading to Indiana for one of my dearest friend's baby showers! I've had many friends have beautiful, lovely babies, but Britt would be my first best friend that is my age going through the process. I love hearing her… Continue reading Friends & Babies!
Most people when they're younger have the tendency to think, feel, and act in extremes. Gray area doesn't exist. I was not an exception. The pattern I found myself in as a younger person was choosing to buy into the darkness (negativity) instead of the lightness (positivity). Even less common would be my acknowledgment that… Continue reading The Power of Choice
Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II
I didn't wake up one morning and decide that I wanted to devote time, energy and money on elaborate skincare and makeup routines and products. Much of my interest has stemmed from certain iconic moments in film, literature, and pop culture. I've compiled some of these pivotal moments that have left an indelible impression on my perception of… Continue reading Glamour and Beauty in Pop Culture
As Derek Zoolander once astutely said, Never is this more true than in the case of your lips! Dry, chapped, irritated, and unpolished lips are simply not cute. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, did you know? The lips happen to be a main feature of your skin and prone to drying… Continue reading Lip Balms!
When you find a hairstylist that you like, it's a wonderful feeling. When you discover that hairstylist is also an infinitely kind and interesting person with a very positive outlook and welcoming demeanor; it's pure joy! I genuinely look forward to my monthly visits to the salon, because since I began seeing Sandra at Milios Hair… Continue reading An Interview with Hairstylist, Sandra Kliciute
Hello friends! I have a DIY body scrub I've been using for ages and I wanted to share it with you so that the BBC doesn't mistake you for a reptile while filming for Planet Earth III. You all know I don't skimp on beauty or skincare products, but I do have a hard time… Continue reading DIY Super Easy Body Scrub
When I was aged 12, I read Margaret Mitchell's only novel, "Gone With The Wind", with the kind of fervor you can expect from a future English major and insecure preteen. What captivated me the most was the protagonist, Scarlett O'Hara; a beautiful, selfish, pragmatic, intelligent, and chameleon like woman who not only survives the… Continue reading Crazy Beautiful: Vivien Leigh & Mental Illness