What obsessions are reigning queen in my world right now? Let's break it down! Jonathan Van Ness! The "Groomer" on Queer Eye. Also, the genius behind Gay of Thrones. Also just the light of social media, topping my "most searched list" these days. He's by far the most flamboyant of the Fab 5 and there… Continue reading My 3 New Obsessions
MARGE + LAKE MICHIGAN + BEAUTY + WINE = A GREAT THE BEST DAY It's a simple formula and I'd like to take you through it! MARGE I met my favorite person for breakfast this morning. She looked adorable and was very cheerful. We caught up and gossiped over some black coffee and nearly identical omelettes… Continue reading Anatomy of The Best Day!
Most people use multiple brushes or applicators like sponges to apply their makeup on a daily basis. One of the primary reasons they use makeup can be to even skin tone and to cover up blemishes. Well, if you don't regularly clean your implements, you're at risk for more blemishes. That's just a silly, counterintuitive… Continue reading How I Clean My Makeup Brushes
My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!
*Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank friends and readers for their positive feedback and encouragement. If ever I had doubts about this blog, I certainly cannot now. So, again, thank you so very much.* Today's post includes some fun outfit ideas for the 4th of July! Now, I know it's… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!
Chicagoans and visitors to the Windy City need to check out the new boutique, bliss&belle in Lincoln Park! Owned by fellow Hoosier alumnus, Blake Bell, this women's apparel store located at 1011 West Armitage Avenue is beyond charming. The atmosphere is friendly, colorful, upbeat and trendy; a wonderful, summery respite from the gray skies of… Continue reading bliss&belle Boutique
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
The interwebs are nicknamed as such for a good reason. You may follow one path originally and end up somewhere else entirely, hence why most people are inclined to hide or delete their search history. I can't tell you how many times I've gone on Wikipedia and started with one topic and ended up 500… Continue reading #oddlysatisfying
If you've been to your local Sephora recently, you may have noticed the explosion of eyeshadow palettes from many of your favorites brands! Spring trend alert! The interesting thing that I noticed is that the vast majority of the gorgeous palettes that caught my eye are anything but springy. Think sumptuous jewel tones, dusky pinks… Continue reading Beauty Trend: Eyeshadow Palettes!
I'm a huge fan of the slimming, negative space power of black. I wear it all the time. It's fun to accessorize with and did I mention, slimming? At the same time, I'm finding wearing fun colors and interesting combinations is as enjoyable as coloring with a giant Crayola Crayon box when I was a… Continue reading Color Play