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The Best Skincare Routines and Products for Your Perfect Face!

August 20, 2014

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought to yourself, “My skin looks amazing! J-Lo has nothing on me!” No? Me neither. But, lucky for you, I’ve gotten close (a few times) and have some recommendations for getting the best skin of your life. Just as our priorities change, so does our skin. So, whether you are still in your twenties, a mom, a socialite, a hippie or a student on a budget (or maybe you are a hippie socialite student mom on a budget), look no further than the product lines below. The-20-Something-I-Don’t-Have-A-Lot-Of-Cash-But-Want-My-Skin-To-Be-The-Shit-Routine: Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel is only $18 and is amazing. I’ve been using it for years. It …  Read more

The SilkPeel Puts Your Best Face Forward

By: Debra Lipson

August 13, 2014
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Spa treatments are one of life’s ultimate luxuries. Fortunately, the city is brimming with soothing, smoothing options. The drawback? Such indulgences possess a prolonged time commitment, which only increases stress rather than relaxation. The Elysian Spa at the Waldorf Astoria Chicago brings the best of both worlds together – serene service in a half hour appointment – with the rejuvenating SilkPeel Dermalinfusion facial. Eager to get glowing in record time, I found my way to Walton Street, prepped for a peaceful afternoon. This was my first visit to the Elysian Spa, and it immediately blew me away. The incredible interior boasted a wood and white color scheme, crystal mirrors and a …  Read more

Simply Stylist Soiree

By: Jen Pircon

July 30, 2014
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It was a march in heels this Saturday as fashionistas and beauty gurus strutted their way to the dana hotel and spa for the Simply Stylist conference. Fashion and beauty industry hopefuls gathered to mingle with others who have the same aspirations, in hopes to learn from leading industry experts and enjoy an afternoon of shopping and pampering. The event kicked off with a networking brunch for VIP ticket holders. Over 70 ladies gave their feet a rest, indulged in French toast and bacon, sipped on morning mimosas and built relationships with total strangers. The tables had no seating assignments, as guests were encouraged to connect and network with potential new …  Read more