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5 Items You Need to Beat the End of Summer Heat

Despite the fact that school has started for some, it’s supremely hot in Chicago. And, as is no secret, I hate the heat. Give me 30 degrees Fahrenheit and snowy any day over this. But, as with all seasons, we need to endure the summer heat to get to the good stuff of fall and winter. So while I’m waiting to wear my favorite cozy sweaters (keep an eye out for a post with those coming soon!), here are some of the top products ...

Queer Couple Makeup Challenge | My Wife Did My Makeup and It’s Hilarious

There’s nothing like a silly YouTube challenge to make you giggle and keep the chill off as we eagerly await Spring’s arrival. And, thus, Ari and I created the Queer Couple Makeup Challenge! I laid out all of my regular makeup products and turned her loose on my face. Enter hilarity. “The only one I know how to use is eyeliner.” Uh oh… Needless to say, this makeup challenge caused some amazing giggles along the ...

Wife Life | oVertone Haircare and Queer Identity

We’re back with another Wife Life, this time in video! We’ve had ovVrtone Haircare conditioner chilling in our bathroom for a while now waiting to be used, so with a day off, my wifey decided it would be a great opportunity to try it. Now she’s got some bomb ass hair to go along with her bomb ass personality. But I’m gonna let her take over from here. —– Wife Life | oVertone Haircare and Queer Identity You ...

My Winter Beauty Picks and Tricks

Did you read my post about why I love winter? Then you already know that chilly days, snow flurries, and getting cozy are my favorites. But with winter comes some one major setback: dry chapped skin. Today I’m here to share with you my winter beauty routine to show how I combat the flaky snowstorm on my face, legs, and lips. Remember, though, this is all simply what works for me and my fair normal/dry skin. Always keep water on you to stay ...
Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Travel

The 2017 Stile.Foto.Cibo Holiday Gift Guide | The LGBT Friendly Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed

Okay, I know I said the holidays could wait but I am too excited to wait to share this with you all! It’s the 2017 Stile.Foto.Cibo Holiday Gift Guide, the LGBT Friendly Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed! This baby has something for everyone on your list, from fashionistas to dog lovers, your LGTBQ crew, and the globetrotters. Plus, there’s some stuff just for you, dear reader, to get your holiday outfits looking as amazing as ...
Beauty, Style

Black and White Look, Cape Tee and Jeans

Black and White Fall Look Even when I’m lacking in inspiration for just about anything, a good black and white fall look brings it all home for me. I shot this look a few weeks ago [read: when it was still warm!] and definitely fell in love. Fall is the season of the cape, for sure. But you all know how much I love a comfy tee shirt as well. This works for both! Want your own? Head to the SheIn website and check it out! L’Oreal x ...

Top Spring and Summer Beauty Products

When it comes to Spring and Summer, the number and range of beauty products I use increases dramatically. During the winter, I basically use the thickest lotion I can find, I barely touch my hair, and I kind of pretend makeup doesn’t exist. Then spring comes, temperatures rise, and I come out of hibernation feeling like some sort of butterfly who hasn’t quite found her color yet. It’s a chance to try new products, explore ...

This Blonde Has More Fun | Hair Color with Spoke and Weal

Every once in a while, it’s fun to do a hair refresh. Go in and let your stylist have their way with you. I’m incredibly attached to the length of my hair but I’m happy to let folks play with my color all they want. Enter Noemi from Spoke and Weal, a salon with a new location in Chicago. These folks know what they’re doing. Noemi is a coloring expert. From the moment I sat in her chair, I felt like I could completely ...

Hair Life | Wash n Go Waves

When it comes to hair, I have two settings: lots of time spent or zero time spent. Middle ground isn’t really an option for me. Until now. I’ve discovered the joy of OUAI Brand hair products and I’m never going back. They’re an amazing brand with beautiful design, spectacular products, an amazing snapchat, and the best smelling dry shampoo I think ever. I’m obsessed. Ready for an awesome guide on how to create ...
Beauty, Lifestyle, Style

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s officially that time of year! The time when we flood the malls, buy so many different gifts. For friends, family, your pets, and even yourself! It’s exhausting and so difficult to really nail the perfect gift for everyone. Will she really like that mug? Does she have it? Who knows! And does he need another set of cufflinks? Probably not. Enter me. I have scoured the internet for the greatest gifts for a whole number of ...