Faux Tanning For Dummies

For the last two months I’ve sacrificed my body to test multiple faux tanning products. I received many odd looks at my streaky skin and several comments from friends about my inconsistent skin color. It was all worth it to find the most effective faux tanning solution for any time of year. With my fair… Continue reading Faux Tanning For Dummies

Guide: Sunscreen for Every Occasion this Summer

When it comes to summer, there’s one golden rule of thumb – bottom line, always wear sunscreen. After burning one too many times, I’ve become a big advocate of sunscreen and faux tanning methods. Everyone’s skin tone is different: I have extremely sensitive and fair skin. Your level of protection will vary, but always use… Continue reading Guide: Sunscreen for Every Occasion this Summer

4th of July Beauty Essentials

Independence Day should be all about freedom. Freedom from work, responsibilities and worries.This holiday should be spent in a pool, on a beach or floating in a lake. Keep your beauty and skin routine as simple as your weekend. Here are my Fourth of July essentials: Neutrogena Sport Face Spf 70 ($7)  Full sun, partly… Continue reading 4th of July Beauty Essentials

Dog Dayz of Summer: Chicago Dog-Friendly Events

Summertime in the Chi. The most anticipated time of the year for Chicagoans. After months of sub-zero temperatures, excessive cab fares, crowded bars and commuting while wearing half your wardrobe, we all are ready for some time in the sun. Especially the four-legged members of our community. Let’s face it, as much as we hate… Continue reading Dog Dayz of Summer: Chicago Dog-Friendly Events

How to Survive a Chicago Summer Festival (in Style)

Fellow Chicagoans… Festival season is upon us (click here for a pretty definitive list)! I’m a huge fan of music festivals like Lollapalooza, and have a few I plan to attend this year (Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and Piqniq). The Top 5 Chicago Summer Festival Necessities 1. Camelback. The Camelback (or whatever off-brand strikes your fancy) is the… Continue reading How to Survive a Chicago Summer Festival (in Style)

Basic Skincare for Chicago Weather

Please join me in welcoming our newest blogger – Mallory LePage! She’s seriously fabulous and is an early adopter when it comes to trying beauty products. If you have any questions or products you’d like her to review, please let her know in the comments! — We all get suckered into trends and new skin products that are… Continue reading Basic Skincare for Chicago Weather

Free Lollapalooza Tickets

The title is a little click-baity but it isn’t untrue. The secret to free Lollapalooza tickets is to VOLUNTEER at the music festival. Ok, you’ll have to pay a $10 application fee, and commit some time, but it’s a small price to pay for being a Lollapalooza insider (and not paying a hefty three day… Continue reading Free Lollapalooza Tickets