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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
Yes, With Stephanie Mansour's 30-Day Jumpstart ProgramApril 17, 2013
You want to try. You’re trying. Sigh… You’ve tried. Sound like you and the latest workout program? Rather than berate yourself for not getting the results you want in record time, take a deep breath and try again. This time? Be smarter. CEO of Step It Up With Steph, Stephanie Mansour is on a mission to get you to your healthiest and strongest from the inside out. “Training for me is more of a mental game than a physical one. I am more interested in what makes women tick, get motivated and stick to a program,” she says. Because of this she found that it’s better to build your self-esteem and self-confidence first. “If … Read more
Recycling Those Old ClothesApril 10, 2013
You did the quintessential spring cleaning closet cleanse…so, now what? The “toss” pile is folded, ready to go and staring you down – the question is: what do you do with it? No matter what, don’t throw it in the garbage. You may have gotten the max use of your purchase, but ladies – the buck doesn’t stop here. Old clothes are the prime example of trash turned to treasure. Believe it or not, all of that “junk” could be a rich investment in the environment, your bank account or a child’s healthy future (yes – I went there!!). With that, here are a few of the friendliest ways to rid your former … Read more