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
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!
One thing I'm always supremely interested in knowing about people is how they wind down. Substances aside (because that's not the healthiest save for chamomile tea), what tools do people use to shut their brains off, coax themselves to sleep, let go, etc. As I've gotten older, I find myself with much more to think… Continue reading The Ways We Wind Down
After a weekend trip to Trader Joe's where I really took my time instead of rushing in and out on a Tuesday night post-gym, I felt inspired to do another post about them and some of the unique and special items you can find there. As Chicago is celebrating pride this weekend, I really appreciated… Continue reading Trader Joe’s Treasures: Part II
Oh friends. It has been a week! Spring fever has melted into some kind of weird suspended reality where dating now requires an Olympic sized pool of patience and a complete lack of expectations. Absolutely no expectations. Specifically in regard to general etiquette. Some of you saw my Instagram story and reached out with words… Continue reading Single in The Windy City: Part III
Hello all! I wanted to share some products that I've tried out this year and in most cases, recommend. Whether it was a rewards program sample, a newer brand that caught my eye, or an impulse buy, you know that experimenting with and testing beauty products is practically a hobby of mine at this point.… Continue reading Beauty Haul!
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
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
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!