And the winner is…

standard June 30, 2016 Leave a response

This past month, I was selected to be a judge as part of the LifeStyle Collective’s Summer Beauty Awards and the winners are finally in! It was really fun testing out lots of beauty products and although all the judges’ scores were compiled for the final awards, below are my favorite products.

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This Josie Maran whipped argan oil body butter is by far, the best lotion I have ever used in my life! It’s sooo smooth and it smells heavenly. I don’t ever think I can use another lotion in my life. Take my recommendation and try it for yourself!
And the winner is... - 3My second favorite beauty product is Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara. The black mascara is very bold and doesn’t clump your lashes together. I also really love the blue color if you yourself are feeling a bit bold 😉And the winner is... - 4Surprisingly, my third favorite item is this Medi-Matte Perfected Oil Control Tinted Moisturizer. I really don’t like wearing foundation at all and I basically don’t wear much makeup up in the summer or in general in all, but this tinted moisturizer was refreshingly nice. It really hydrated my skin and at the same time made me a little tanner while not feeling heavy on my face at all. The medium color and the SPF 20 sure make this a sun-free friendly product.And the winner is... - 1Last, but not least, in my top four list is this Unwash hydrating hair masque. It’s a great mask to repair summer damaged hair within minutes. I use this about once a week to give my hair an extra boost of softness.

Check out the entire list of winners here and let me know if any of the winners are products you already use.


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gallery April 30, 2016 Leave a response

The first annual One of a Kind (#OOAKCHICAGO) spring show is well under way! Make sure to stop by today and tomorrow to check out all the booths. There are over 300 artists selling their beautiful creations from all over the country, so shop local this weekend and support the show. For more information click here.

One of a Kind Spring Show

standard April 28, 2016 Leave a response

The first annual One of a Kind Spring Show is this weekend (April 29th-May 1st) at the The Mart (222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, 7th floor, Chicago). There will be over 300 talented artists selling their work along with fashion shows, gourmet food demonstrations and even live music performances. You won’t experience anything else like this; hence, one-of-a-kind 😉 I hope to see you there and make sure to follow along on Snapchat: hallways runways for live coverage. P.S. Make sure to pick up something for Mom and Dad at the show! You’ll thank me later.

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Here is a preview of all the excitement that’s going to happen this weekend:

  • Lillstreet Art Center 
    For the first time ever, the One of a Kind Show is partnering with the Lillstreet Art Center, a Chicago institution that has been supporting art in the Chicago community for 40 years. The art center will host complimentary demonstrations, workshops and hands-on experiences throughout each day of the show. Lillstreet will introduce shoppers to their unique class offerings including ceramics, metals, drawing and painting, textiles and printmaking that are perfect for the whole family including some classes specifically for children. Shoppers can return home not only with wonderful work from the One of a Kind Spring Show artists but also their own artistic creations.
  • Music at the Patio Bar by Old Town School of Folk Music 
    Talented musicians from the Old Town School of Folk Music will perform live music throughout the show at the Patio Bar, located in the center of the show floor.
  • Fashion Shows
    Shoppers can enjoy One of a Kind Spring fashions on the runway. Women’s wear, jewelry and accessories will be featured on the Fashion Stage on the east side of the show floor. The One of a Kind Spring Show will present three fashion shows, Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Gourmet Market Demonstrations 
    Shoppers can indulge their taste buds at the show’s Gourmet Market on the west side of the show floor. Guests can also watch cooking demonstrations by The Chopping Block as well as Gourmet artisans.
  • Fine Art Gallery
    Shopper’s looking for museum ready pieces can visit the Fine Art Gallery in the center of the show floor. The gallery will feature a curated exhibition of painting and sculpture featured at the show.
  • Additional Information
    April 29 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., April 30 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and May 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Special ticket packages are also available. For tickets or more information, call (800) 677-MART (6278) or visit The 16th Annual One of a Kind Holiday Show will take place December 1-4, also at The Mart.
*Thank you Carol Fox & Associates for the advance coverage. All opinions are my own.