At this time of year when the days are shortest, our bodies need more sleep and warm, nourishing food. Instead, we are busier than ever, going to parties, consuming too much inflammatory, acidifying alcohol and sugar, staying out late and over extending ourselves in the spirit of giving. This leaves us with compromised immune systems just when the cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. To make the New Year happy and healthy, I am focusing on gifts of wellness this season for myself and others! Here are some of my top picks: Give the Gift of Greens Nutrient dense green vegetables are always in season (in winter, think kale and chard). … Read more
As the weather becomes cooler (okay–colder), we need to be extra vigilant about keeping our skin hydrated. When our skin dries out, it can become itchy, ashy and more prone to showing our wrinkles–no thanks. With the polar vortex (round two) coming our way, what’s a Cheeky gal to do? “The fall is a great time to get into good skin care habits to protect your skin throughout the harsh winter months,” says Kelly Mack, a licensed esthetician and owner of Absolute Precision Skin Care in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. “Keeping your skin properly hydrated will make your skin look brighter and healthier all winter long.” Here are Kelly’s top five tips for … Read more
As a beauty writer and expert, my friends and family are constantly asking me questions. One of the most common is, “Mel, how do I get my makeup to last? It looks great in the morning but always comes off by the afternoon.” My answer: PRIMER. Granted, it’s an extra step in your routine, but it’s the most surefire way to give your makeup a little added staying power. Being the primer aficionado that I am, you can imagine how excited I was when I found one that also doubles as a wrinkle filler. Be still my heart. Cheeky ladies, meet your newest go-to: AmazingCosmetics Line Smoother + Primer. You may … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!