As I'm approaching my thirties, I am thinking more and more about skin care with regards to anti-aging (it's not too early to think about prevention!). While I do moisturize and apply facial sunscreen on a daily basis, I'm trying to be more thoughtful about what I want my skincare products and practices to accomplish.… Continue reading The Anti-Aging A-Team!
I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV
Hello, hello. I don't know if you've ever lived in a studio apartment or an environment with less storage available than necessary, but for me, it's becoming a problem. I have a large closet, but I do keep a vanity table in there in addition to hanging a large majority of my clothing. On the… Continue reading Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries
The inspiration for this post all started from the movie I watched this weekend. A fairly weak "thriller" film, The Phantom in the Theatre, was something I picked on Netflix because many Asian thriller/horror films are awesome. Though this one was rather corny, I finished it because the cast was so attractive and I loved… Continue reading Asian Beauty
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!
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
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