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Love Your Jeans With These 5 Moves

Exercising Your Ass-ets is Essential This Time of Year!

November 12, 2014
Lisa Payne

It’s that time of year again: time for the inevitable closet change-out and time to try on your jeans. As you swap your summer clothes from front to back, and fall and winter clothes from back to front, a bit of anxiety may set in. There’s nothing that keeps you more accountable than whether or not you fit into your jeans. But rather than doing the jeans-wiggle-dance this fall, try reshaping your workouts with these five uplifting butt moves! 1. Downward Facing Dog Leg Lifts Start in Downward Facing Dog pose with your hands flat on the floor about shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart. While keeping your core engaged, raise …  Read more

Engage with Tennile Sunday, Your New Fave Wedding Photographer

My Engagement Photo Session

November 9, 2014
Our bus stop!
Erica Bethe Levin
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My fiancé and I always have fun. I mean, he is legitimately the funniest dude I have ever met. And as nervous as I was to get our engagement pictures taken (hello, cheesy Facebook albums that I would neverinamillionyears publish), we managed to have a seriously fun time. I credit Mr. Fiancé himself, but I also credit the one and only Tennile Sunday, our awesome photographer. There is nothing natural about posing for photos that are meant to convey love, humor, we’re-obsessed-with-each-other adoration, lust and cutesiness. But there is something wonderfully natural about having these photos forever and ever; a youthful couple in love, the excitement of upcoming nuptials in their …  Read more

Skin Deep

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Hydrated This Fall!

November 5, 2014

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