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Just in Time: Dry Skin Solutions
Beauty

Just in Time: Dry Skin Solutions

Our upcoming (relentlessly) cold and windy Chicago winters specializes in robbing me of all the hydration in my body. My skin, hair, and even nails transform into brittle replicas of themselves, which leaves me as nothing more than a walking electrical current. I add insult to injury by taking in ridiculous […]

The Path to Stupid and Back
Feminism / Other Stuff

The Path to Stupid and Back

I realize I own a strong point of view on certain topics, so when I’m in social settings (e.g., networking chit chat, acquaintances out grabbing a drink, etc.) I’ve learned to temper my opinions. But, sometimes my mouth gets the best of me and I snap like a brittle twig. […]

What’s On Your Skin?
Beauty

What’s On Your Skin?

I feel a green ‘phase’ coming on again. For someone who considers herself  ’a healthy’ person, I consume (and apply) a lot of junk! On one hand, I strive to maintain my health (and weight — who am I kidding?) by exercising regularly. I work-out  3-4 times a week in […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 3
Beauty

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 3

Two days ago, we kicked off a new series called EoT’s Favorite Things. Thus far we’ve featured our favorite primers, shadows, lips, and cheek products. Today, we wrap up the series with our top picks for concealer, foundation, and powder picks. What defines an EoT favorite thing? So glad you asked! An EoT favorite thing is: A product (s) we […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 2
Beauty

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things: Part 2

Yesterday, we kicked off a new series called EoT’s Favorite Things in which we featured our favorite primers and eye products. Today, we add on to the look with our top picks for lips and cheeks. What defines an EoT favorite thing? So glad you asked! A favorite thing is: A product (s) […]

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things
Beauty

A Few of EoT’s Favorite Things

The fall (retail) season hit its full stride last week, so new, new, NEW is the word on the beauty street. As noted a few weeks ago in Marc Jacobs Beauty and More, the fall season serves up more new beauty and skincare products than any other time of year. I find myself […]

EoT’s Favorite Things: The Three Minute Summer Beauty Routine
Beauty

EoT’s Favorite Things: The Three Minute Summer Beauty Routine

I’ve recently taken on a new and amazing ability to carve out every non-essential cosmetic product needed to show my face in public. For some reason, the whole ordeal of “getting ready”  has really worn me down over the years. I have the luxury/ curse of working from home (aka […]

Talk Back Tuesday: In Living Gray
Beauty / Other Stuff

Talk Back Tuesday: In Living Gray

14 months ago I decided to let my gray (as in hair) grow in. Historically I possessed dark brunette hair, which, in my youth, some described as black. Not a warm tone to be found in it! One of the many joys of aging reveals itself in the ‘de-coloring’ of […]

EoT’s Favorite Things: Facial and Eye Masks
Beauty

EoT’s Favorite Things: Facial and Eye Masks

As noted in last week’s post, I have some extra time on my hands, so I decided to use it to my advantage. Some people might visit art museums, attend lectures, or engage in other enriching endeavors, but that’s “some people” not me. Instead, I started playing with the various […]

Take a Fashion Break
Fashion

Take a Fashion Break

It happened again. Whether it’s the weather, travel, or just plain laziness, at some point even the biggest fashionistas take a fashion break. Yesterday I once again ran to Target without changing or putting on make-up. For me, it starts with the fact that I work from home a lot. […]