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Beauty, Tech

22 December 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Soothe: The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gift…For Yourself

 

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Sometimes, the most wonderful time of the year turns out to also be the most stressful. Shopping for (and wrapping) numerous gifts, playing hostess for family and friends and/or house-hopping during the holiday season can certainly take its toll. Thankfully, the on-demand massage app, Soothe*, is here to help!

When everything starts to settle down, what could possibly sound better than getting a full-body massage in the comfort of your own home? Nothing, right?!

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Beauty

06 October 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Clear Out Your Cosmetic Drawer, The Makeup Show Returns to Chicago Next Month

 

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It’s that time of the year again, when industry professionals converge inside the Bridgeport Art Center to gain access to the best beauty brands and makeup artists. That’s right, The Makeup Show Chicago is right around the corner!

From lashes and cosmetics to brushes and skincare, The Makeup Show Chicago is a chance for Midwest pros to re-up on all their essentials. And with so many vendors under one roof – selling goods at the industry price – this annual event is also an opportunity to try new brands and products that are trending in the marketplace.

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Beauty, Local Finds, Local Gems

04 June 2015 / By Elise Giannasi

A Hair Makeover Contest and a Summer Beauty Party, Courtesy of Sine Qua Non

Ladies and Gentlemen! Summer is coming and it’s time to update your look with a makeover. So how about a FREE makeover?! That’s right, free and sponsored by Sine Qua Non Salons. Their newly-launched Desperate Measures campaign is designed to help you get that much-needed cut and color, and all you need to do is enter the contest!

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Beauty, Local Gems

27 April 2015 / By Elise Giannasi

Terminal Getaway Spa: Get Pampered Right At The Airport

 

Memorial Day and summer vacations are upon us! That means we will be spending a lot more time in O’Hare airport over the next few months. Here to make your travel experience less stressful is the Terminal Getaway Spa, located right in the middle of Terminals 1 and 3 (you can access it through the other terminals as well).

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Beauty, Events

03 April 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Hair Chats and Photo Snaps: It’s The #SallyTalksTexture Recap

 

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Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting one of four Chicagoland Sally Beauty Supply events promoting the Beautiful Textures and Dream Kids product lines by Strength of Nature. Both collections focus on hair manageability and natural hair styling. And did I mention they are extremely affordable? You would be hard-pressed (no pun intended) to find anything priced over $10.

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Beauty, Events

25 March 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Join Me for Flaunt Your Look at Sally Beauty Supply

 

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Over the past few years, the number of women deciding to go natural (or rock locs) has increased significantly. Gone are the days where wearing hair in its natural state is considered unprofessional or unkempt. Now, an insane loc updo or a free-flowing ‘fro actually tends to up one’s cool factor (hello, Solange!).

I joined the natural hair movement in 2007 and never looked back. Over the past few years, it’s been quite interesting to see how various hair care brands are beginning to address our specific needs. One of the brands that has been there since the beginning (and continues to evolve) is Strength of Nature, whose Beautiful Textures and DreamKids products provide affordable solutions for cleaning, maintaining and styling natural hair. That’s why I am excited to announce that I will be hosting one of their many Flaunt Your Look events hitting Sally Beauty Supply stores nationwide!

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Beauty, Local Finds, Local Gems

24 March 2015 / By Elise Giannasi

Brows and Spring Makeup Trends with Sabrina of Beauty Babe

 

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Spring is finally upon us (although you wouldn’t know it after yesterday’s snow storm). That means it’s time to thaw out your frozen face and get it ready for the warmer temperatures and all the new beauty trends that come with the change of season.

But where should you start?! If you’re in Chicago, that’s a no brainer.  Our new favorite go-to for all things eyebrows is Agnes O. Salon and Derma Spa (21 W. Elm Street) in the Gold Coast, where Sabrina Danyla of Beauty Babe is the resident brow magician and makeup artist.

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Beauty, Shopping

13 December 2014 / By Elise Giannasi

Shop Local: The Beauty Gift Guide For Everyone on Your List

 

It’s a big weekend for holiday shopping here in Chicago, and in the spirit of enabling your fashion consumption, we had to round up the best in bauty! With these products, which are either Chicago-based brands or available for pickup locally, our beauty gift guide should take care of all the ladies and men on your list.

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SKINCARE

  1. Cocovit Coconut Oil – A luxurious and organic wonder product known for its healing and emollient properties, Cocovit is pure coconut oil for your face and body. What makes Cocovit different is that they do not cold-process/press the oil, ensuring it’s essential nutrients are not lost through the packaging of the product. Use it as a face moisturizer and blemish-healer, as a hair mask and nail strengthener, or even as a baby-safe body cream. Cocovit is a Chicago-based line selling across the country this holiday season – with two sizes available – a travel and TSA-friendly 3.3oz size at $25 and a substantial 8.8oz jar at $38.

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Beauty, Events, Local Finds, Local Gems

11 December 2014 / By Elise Giannasi

Ready, Set, Blow: DreamDry Opens in Chicago

 

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Chicago! DreamDry (904 W. Armitage is here, just in time to make you beautiful for all of your holiday parties or to provide the ultimate in glamorous gifts for that special fashionista on your list.

I had the opportunity to attend DreamDry’s grand opening last week, to tour the salon and to try out the services – all three left me wowed and in a dream-cloud of glamour and hairspray.

DreamDry is truly a haven for the beautiful-hair-obsessed. The gorgeous salon space is set just off the street, and nestled between the various boutiques on Armitage in Lincoln Park. Inside, the surroundings are classic and clean in black and white. Each station is set up with a luxe leather seat for you to get cozy in while you peruse the style menu on your own personal iPad. Once you choose the style of blowout you’d like, you can sit back, relax and browse your favorite fashion magazines while the stylist takes good care of you. I chose a messy and chic wavy blowout for shorter hair – the Stevie – and it lasted for three days. I loved it!

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Beauty, Local Finds, Local Gems, Shopping

02 December 2014 / By Elise Giannasi

Thierry Mugler Les Exceptions: Redefining the Fragrance Buying Experience

 

When you think of Thierry Mugler fragrances, you probably think of two words: Angel and Alien – the uber-iconic scents that most beauty-savvy fashionistas have on regular rotation. But what about the exceptions to this rule? Or rather, Les Exceptions (see what we did there?). Five unisex, luxury fragrances by Mugler, just released this Fall. The Les Exceptions collection – which blends original alchemies with unique and exceptional ingredients – captures Mugler’s visionary and sensual approach to the art of perfumery.

MUGLER Les Exceptions Fragrance Collection

So what does this mean for local fashionistas? Mugler chose Chicago to be the first and only city in the U.S. to indulge in a luxurious, white glove (or in this case, black glove) experience when purchasing one of his Les Exceptions fragrances – an exclusive to Nordstrom on Michigan Ave.

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