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Four Spring Beauty Tricks You Need to Know

It may have snowed in Chicago this week, but spring is right around the corner. March 20 is the spring equinox, also known as the first day of spring, which means it’s time to start thinking about the latest beauty trends. From makeup to skincare, here are four trends to keep on your radar and perhaps try out for yourself. Natural flush 2016 seemed to be the year of highlighting and contouring. While we’re grateful for the innovation that is carving out our faces, it made us completely forget about blush. After bronzing and adding some glow, it’s easy to feel like adding blush to your look would put it over the top. However, it doesn’t have to be that...

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Serenity Now

Will 2016 be the year of calm? After the hustle of the holidays, January serves its purpose to refocus our energy. To nurture our bodies and being with whatever it asks for. For the first time, The Pantone Institute, declarer of color trends, chose two colors for its annual Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. There’s a direct wellness tie, for what might be the first time. According to Pantone, as we “seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue,...

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Take It All Off

Hello, February. Maybe it’s just my Facebook feed, but I’ve been targeted heavily with lingerie ads. Have you noticed it, too? ‘Tis the season, I suppose.  As a result, I’ve acquired a few new cheeky lace underthings. Whether you’ve gotten your date night or Galentine’s on, you’ve likely dialed up everything for a night or two this month. You know, the makeup and the sexy layers underneath. But what happens at the end of the night? Do you take it all off? I mean, your makeup. Every last swipe of eyeliner? Are you washing your face no matter the situation? While I might take it to the extreme – I’ve been known to pack a Clarisonic in my “spending the...

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Getting Cheeky

I’m always curious to know what that one beauty “must” is in a woman’s routine. I hear a lot of women say they’ll never leave the house without mascara or that they feel naked without tinted moisturizer. There are days I wear nothing and feel awesome – and you should, too! – but I also totally understand having that one power product that makes you feel put together. For me, that’s usually a bright and cheery color on the cheek.  It perks me up on an emotional level and adds some much-needed color to my complexion. It’s my favorite accessory. While I’ve mixed it over the years with types of blush, everything from powders, gels, stains and creams, I’ve pretty...

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Welcome, Fall Fashion!

Hellooooo dear reader! I’m the new fashion contributor to The SOCIAL Life blog, Mischaela Advani, although I’m also known as the Big City Blonde in some stylish circles. My moniker, is also the name of my fashion blog which you can check out at www.bigcityblonde.com. I’m a bonafide style expert, and I’m here to share with you all of my insider tips and tricks for shopping like a pro, repurposing old favorites, and building a signature style you love. As we’re launching the blog officially in September I wanted to share with you my “Fast Five” transition into Fall pieces. With these five staples, your wardrobe can make the leap from Summer sun to Autumn cool. A light-weight leather jacket (see...

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