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My Winter Beauty Picks and Tricks

Did you read my post about why I love winter? Then you already know that chilly days, snow flurries, and getting cozy are my favorites. But with winter comes some one major setback: dry chapped skin. Today I’m here to share with you my winter beauty routine to show how I combat the flaky snowstorm on my face, legs, and lips. Remember, though, this is all simply what works for me and my fair normal/dry skin. Always keep water on you to stay ...
Beauty, Lifestyle, Stile.Foto.HOME, Style, Travel

The 2017 Stile.Foto.Cibo Holiday Gift Guide | The LGBT Friendly Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed

Okay, I know I said the holidays could wait but I am too excited to wait to share this with you all! It’s the 2017 Stile.Foto.Cibo Holiday Gift Guide, the LGBT Friendly Gift Guide You Never Knew You Needed! This baby has something for everyone on your list, from fashionistas to dog lovers, your LGTBQ crew, and the globetrotters. Plus, there’s some stuff just for you, dear reader, to get your holiday outfits looking as amazing as ...
Beauty, Style

Black and White Look, Cape Tee and Jeans

Black and White Fall Look Even when I’m lacking in inspiration for just about anything, a good black and white fall look brings it all home for me. I shot this look a few weeks ago [read: when it was still warm!] and definitely fell in love. Fall is the season of the cape, for sure. But you all know how much I love a comfy tee shirt as well. This works for both! Want your own? Head to the SheIn website and check it out! L’Oreal x ...

Top Spring and Summer Beauty Products

When it comes to Spring and Summer, the number and range of beauty products I use increases dramatically. During the winter, I basically use the thickest lotion I can find, I barely touch my hair, and I kind of pretend makeup doesn’t exist. Then spring comes, temperatures rise, and I come out of hibernation feeling like some sort of butterfly who hasn’t quite found her color yet. It’s a chance to try new products, explore ...

This Blonde Has More Fun | Hair Color with Spoke and Weal

Every once in a while, it’s fun to do a hair refresh. Go in and let your stylist have their way with you. I’m incredibly attached to the length of my hair but I’m happy to let folks play with my color all they want. Enter Noemi from Spoke and Weal, a salon with a new location in Chicago. These folks know what they’re doing. Noemi is a coloring expert. From the moment I sat in her chair, I felt like I could completely ...

Hair Life | Wash n Go Waves

When it comes to hair, I have two settings: lots of time spent or zero time spent. Middle ground isn’t really an option for me. Until now. I’ve discovered the joy of OUAI Brand hair products and I’m never going back. They’re an amazing brand with beautiful design, spectacular products, an amazing snapchat, and the best smelling dry shampoo I think ever. I’m obsessed. Ready for an awesome guide on how to create ...
Beauty, Lifestyle, Stile.Foto.HOME, Style

Holiday Gift Guide 2016

It’s officially that time of year! The time when we flood the malls, buy so many different gifts. For friends, family, your pets, and even yourself! It’s exhausting and so difficult to really nail the perfect gift for everyone. Will she really like that mug? Does she have it? Who knows! And does he need another set of cufflinks? Probably not. Enter me. I have scoured the internet for the greatest gifts for a whole number of ...

Curls and Color with Hair Loft West Loop

It’s been a good long while since I did anything new with my hair, and that includes cuts! I tend to neglect my hair between sessions in a salon and the result is usually lots of dead and split ends, sad curls, and just an unhappy time for everyone. I needed some Hair 911 My experience with HAIR LOFT West Loop, however, was phenomenal! I worked with Christian on recommendation of the owner, Ben, and couldn’t be more pleased to ...

Irresistibly Straight with Irresistible Me

I’ve been straightening and blowing out my hair on a regular basis for about 8 months now. The art of the blowout took a while to perfect but I think I’m there now. Straightening, however? That’s been difficult. It’s all about having the right straightener and the one I’ve been using is old and, frankly, not very good. So when Irresistible Me approached me about testing out their professional flat iron, I was ...

My Favorite Beauty Products, Summer 2016

As with most people, what I’m using on my body varies from season to season. While I opt for exclusively heavy-moisture products in the winter and pumpkin spice scented everything in the fall, summer is when I spend some time experimenting with my favorites. It’s the perfect time to see what my skin and I both like, have a little fun, and see what’s new on the market! Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser, White ...