Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round Up!

It's that time o' year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale hath begun. Well, it's technically not open to the public until July 20th, but if you have a Nordstrom card (which I highly recommend), you can shop now and get all the savings! Anywho, I wanted to share what's on my wish list, trend observations, etc.,… Continue reading Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Round Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

I haven't posted as frequently in the last week because I've been just enjoying some time "off", as it were, with the holiday and a few days off from real work. Also, if I don't go out and live my life, I will have nothing to write about. Beyond the extraordinary weather last week, which included… Continue reading Let’s Catch Up!

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes

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

Bubblegum Pink!

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!

Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!

*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!

You’re on a Desert Island…Part II

You're on a desert island...what three products do you bring? Here's Part I if you want a recap or to see my choices! Part II contains more top three picks from three more fabulous ladies with different priorities! Take a look! "I'm currently loving SUNDAY RILEY Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser from Sephora. It's perfect to… Continue reading You’re on a Desert Island…Part II

You’re on a Desert Island…Part I

I have many favorites in the beauty, skincare, and makeup department that I like to share on a regular basis, but I also really enjoy hearing about what other people prioritize. It's like playing the desert island game, but only beauty related. What are the three things you couldn't live without? For me, it would… Continue reading You’re on a Desert Island…Part I

bliss&belle Boutique

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

Spring/Summer Shoe Round Up!

Hello dear readers! Today, I've lightened up with a more effervescent, fun subject close to my heart. Shoes! There's no better topic to "research". I've rounded up a variety of spring/summer footwear that inspires me, and truthfully, I would wear every single pair of shoes, sandals, slides, or wedges that I included below. You'll notice… Continue reading Spring/Summer Shoe Round Up!

Marge

Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge