Archive for February, 2012

MAC Perfectly Finished Mineralize Concealer + Powder Foundation

MAC Mineralize continues to expand, with the release of Perfectly Finished. The two front-runners in the collection are MAC Mineralize Foundation/Loose ($30) and Mineralize Concealer ($19). They’re a great pair, actually. The Mineralize Concealer is easy to blend and fairly moisturizing, so it works well anywhere on the face. If I’m going light on the […]

Ruby Room + Exclusive Deal for Chicago Readers

One of the first places I discovered when moving to Chicago three years ago was the Ruby Room. It was affirmation that I’d moved to the right area! In a city with all of the big shops and department stores, it is so nice to have a sanctuary with niche brands (beauty + accessories) and spa and […]

Perfecting the Blow Dry

  After nearly three years of growth, my hair is finally really long. It thrills me to no end, but it doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. Primarily, the blow dry.  If I had the luxury of getting a blowout 3-4 times a week, I’d do it in a second. It takes so […]

A Tex-ified GCB Beauty Kit Giveaway

A few things I’ll always love: big hair and television. My DVR is the hardest working electronic in my house, and it will be adding ABC’s new Texas-inspired show GCB to its roster. It’s Texas, so GCB is about big hair and larger than life everything. Premiering Sunday, March 4, at 10 p.m. est. (in Pan Am’s time slot), GCB […]

Just Another Mani Monday: China Glaze Hunger Games Stone Cold

I first read the Hunger Games trilogy about a year and half ago — pre-movie deal, pre-mania. I loved every page I read — I don’t hide my love of the Young Adult genre. If you haven’t read it yet, you SHOULD. I’m hopeful the movie will do it right. As for China Glaze, they are doing […]

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