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 …
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
Fans of Corri McFadden’s eDrop-Off and famed designer Christian Siriano rejoice! Corri is celebrating eDrop-Off Luxury Consignment’s ten years of luxury with the launch of a second eDrop-Off store located in the Gold Coast. The store will continue to auction luxury items through eBay but will now offers items at set prices. And Project Runway fans will be thrilled as Christian Siriano debuts his new fragrance, Silhouette, through eDrop-Off. The fragrance has previously only been available in New York City, so we should feel lucky, Chicago! Join in on the fun Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 11 E. Walton St. for the official anniversary party. Can’t make it? Check out … Read more
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create perfect, flawless curls, here’s your chance! The Infiniti Pro Curl Secret by Conair is a total game changer when it comes to hot tools—seriously, you put your hair in and it comes out perfectly curled—and now the Curl Secret Beauty Tour is coming to our area! Stop by the below locations to score (free!) hair makeovers and tips from top stylists, amazing giveaways and even get a sneak peek of the brand new Conair Secret Curl, the next generation of hot rollers. Plus, yours truly will be hosting the event at the Walgreens in Lake Bluff on October 23, so come … 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!