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Curls and Color with Hair Loft West Loop

It’s been a good long while since I did anything new with my hair, and that includes cuts! I tend to neglect my hair between sessions in a salon and the result is usually lots of dead and split ends, sad curls, and just an unhappy time for everyone. I needed some Hair 911 My experience with HAIR LOFT West Loop, however, was phenomenal! I worked with Christian on recommendation of the owner, Ben, and couldn’t be more pleased to ...
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Summer Beauty Product Recommendations, Summer 2016

As with most people, what I’m using on my body varies from season to season. While I opt for exclusively heavy-moisture products in the winter and pumpkin spice scented everything in the fall, summer is when I spend some time experimenting with my favorites. It’s the perfect time to see what my skin and I both like, have a little fun, and see what’s new on the market! Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser, White ...
Beauty, Lifestyle

Burberry Birthday Adventure

Let’s go shopping! At Burberry, that is.  May might be one of my favorite months of the year. It starts to get warm for real, flowers are everywhere, and my birthday happens! This year, I’m actually celebrating, whereas last year I didn’t do terribly much. So the celebrations began last week with a trip to the Burberry flagship store here in Chicago for a birthday present that I’ve been eyeing for a while: MyBurberry ...
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Treat Yourself with PrettyQuick

This past week, I gave myself a little “Treat Yourself” kind of day where I focused entirely on self care and things I enjoy that make me happy. Among that included a manicure and letting someone else do my blowout for a change. And I booked them both through my new favorite app, PrettyQuick. Here’s how it works: Download the app. Make an account. Find a salon. Book your appointment. Go to appointment. Pay through the app. ...
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How to Make Your Lipstick Last through Dinner AND Drinks

You know the situation. You’re out on the town. Your makeup looks fly. You feel like you could conquer the world right now. Dinner rolls around, you eat the most delicious pasta you have ever had the pleasure of enjoying, and you pop to the restroom to check that fly makeup. Disaster. Your lipstick has feathered and faded in the patterns of the pasta you just ate. There’s no fixing this. Your options are either wipe it off and go ...
Beauty, Lifestyle

Bathtime | How to Relax as a Blogger, the Recipe for a perfect Bubble Bath

Taking time for me is something I am horrid at. When I am constantly saying “yes” to new projects while working all the time and trying to build in time for friendship and family, the first thing I shuffle to the side is myself. Which results in every sort of stress related symptom on the planet attacking me from the inside out and the outside in. With the end of a particularly stressful contract and the beginning of some ...
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Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun

I am super pale. Like, glow in the dark level of pale. Which I don’t mind most of the time. Like winter (which is most of the time in Chicago). But then summer rolls around and I’m just not a fan. I am a firm believer that it shouldn’t matter what color your skin is, as long as you are happy in it. And, frankly, being a little bronzed in the summer is exactly what makes me happy! So I hit the market looking for a sunless ...
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Lush Caca Rouge Henna Hair Color Review

I’ve been coloring my hair various shades of red since high school. My natural color is this dishwater blonde that just tends to look kind of dirty. And I LOVE red hair. Since I started Curly Girl, though, I’ve dramatically reduced the amount of color I use simply because of all the harsh chemicals in dyes. Curls are NOT a fan of hair dyes and it always takes me weeks for my curls to bounce back to life. And by the time the ...
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Curly Girl

I’m going to let you in on two little secrets: 1) I only wash my hair every 3-5 days. 2) I haven’t used shampoo in nearly 7 years. I know, you’re thinking “what in the world?! That’s disgusting!” But let me tell you some other things: 1) Curls are fundamentally different from the root from straight hair. 2) Curls dont benefit from shampoo whatsoever. In fact, it’s super bad for them. 3) By cutting ...
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Dry Brushing: A review

Now, I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed, but this winter has been quite a brutal one. And, for those of you who have been reading for a long time, you’ll know that cold weather makes my skin dry out like no other. It’s like the freaking arctic tundra on my legs. All the DIY beauty tricks in the world can only temporarily relieve the issues. A few days later, my skin is back to flaking like there’s no tomorrow. ...