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
Today is a very special post! I was extremely privileged to interview Rooshy Roy, the Founder and CEO of aavrani, a new beauty company that offers a range of natural skincare products. You guys know I'm always excited about all things beauty, especially a new, cutting edge brand like this! This is even more meaningful to… Continue reading An Interview with Founder and CEO of aavrani, Rooshy Roy!
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!
In years past, I would shudder at the thought of swimsuit season approaching. I was "too pale", "not in shape", blah blah blah. I'm over that mentality! OVER IT. I'm not being paid to model swimsuits, so why should I be expected to look Photoshopped if I go to the beach or pool? Am I… Continue reading Swimsuit Season!
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
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, hello! Instagram has been an invaluable platform for this blog so far and a great barometer for my self-esteem. That said, I thought I'd do a two parter on the Instagram accounts that I love to follow (here's the link for Part I). Here we go, round two! evachen212 Eva Chen is the director… Continue reading The Instagram Accounts That Give Me Life!: Part II