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A good eyeliner, a delicate mascara and an impeccable eyelash curler. That’s all you need to take on any day. But it’s never easy to find the tippy top, best of the best products around. So where do I go for all my beauty needs? The answer is simple: ULTA. And for those of you who live or work in the West Loop, you’re in luck because ULTA just opened a brand new store on Halsted …
The Best of BeautyMay 1, 2013
You scour over countless magazines in search of the perfect products, finding each company claiming theirs is the most effective, most natural or longest lasting. You take their word and find yourself schlepping to multiple stores and shopping online sites in search of your beauty “to-do list.” After your scavenger hunt, you finally have your hands on that gorgeously-packaged new lipstick, body scrub or face mask, and you give it a test drive. It sure took a serious time investment to get you from point A to point B. Wouldnt it be great if someone took the guesswork out of it and sent your beauty wish-list products directly to your … Read more
Blow Outs That Will Blow You AwayApril 17, 2013
It’s easy to get into a beauty funk when the weather is cold. Your body’s covered up by layers and even manicures and pedicures can seem pointless when you spend so much time in gloves and boots. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up now that spring is starting, head over to Blow by Blow, which opened on the Near North Side in October. Blow dry bars, spots that specialize in styling your hair without any cutting, are a standard in New York. Katie Gagnon was living there when she got the idea to bring the concept to her native Chicago with the help of her mom, Julie. “We thought Chicago needed one,” … Read more
No Spanx YouApril 3, 2013
Greetings, Cheekies! It’s Stephanie, your curvy concierge, ready and willing to address all things curvaceous and bodacious. The fluffier among us are all-too-familiar with the pressure to wear shapewear/girdles/torture devices that ostensibly make our chunky thighs, sprawling hips, and wiggly-jiggly bellies less chunky, sprawling, and wiggly-jiggly. Adverts with smiling and seemingly happy women abound in glossy magalogs and beautifully-lit adverts to highlight how much better your life will be if your womanly bits were locked up and locked down by wearing one of these modern man made beartraps created specifically to make you look, well, THINNER. Yes, ladies, by mercilessly amalgamating your pudge into these ruthless spandex confines and shoving your internal … Read more