Turkish towels


Turkish towels are lightweight woven cotton, making them ideal to use as a summer bath towel or as a beach towel. I picked these up last summer in Istanbul from Shahrazade, a shop inside the Grand Bazaar. I love how quickly they dry, and the towels seem to feel softer the more you use them!



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Mousse Exfoliante Pureté & Lotion Pureté


The humidity in Chicago over the past month is comparable to the tropics, but without the heat or sunshine! So, what this means for anyone with oily skin, is a big change in your daily skincare routine. As I mentioned here, I’ve been using the Hydra Beauty Gel Créme from Chanel, and love it. I’ve recently added the Mousse Exfoliante Pureté and Lotion Pureté from Chanel into my daily skincare routine. The Mousse Exfoliante Pureté helps to eliminate excess sebum and control surface oils, leaving my skin feeling fresh and matte. The Lotion Pureté is depolluting with tulip tree extract and also has meadowsweet extract to help control excess sebum. These two additions have helped to keep my skin looking less shinny and more balanced in this sticky summer weather. 

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H&M launches beauty


H&M is planning to launch an entire beauty collection this fall! It will include makeup, body, haircare and beauty tools. There will be 700 products in two collections – premium and certified organic and with a nice price tag from $2.99 to $24.99. What a great way to try new colors and trends for a new season.


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Hydra Beauty from Chanel


A change in temperature and season calls for a change in your daily skincare routine. My skin is very oily and when the humidity rises, it’s time to switch to a lighter moisturizer. I’ve started using the Hydra Beauty Gel Créme from Chanel, and I love it! The Hydra Gel Créme has active ingredients that promote optimal moisture retention within skin cells and antioxidants for protection. Not only does it feel light in texture to the touch, it’s smells gorgeous!

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cheek & lip glow


This Cheek & Lip Glow from Dior adds just the right amount of a pink glow to your face. Create a dewy look on your cheekbones or something a bit more matte by simply rubbing it in more on your cheeks. And we all know you can never have too many lip glosses in your makeup bag! A perfect addition to your Spring makeup routine.

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Double Perfection Lumière


The Double Perfection Lumière from Chanel is hands-down my favorite powder makeup. I’ve been using it for years and love the natural and flawless effect it provides. It’s medium to full coverage, but for a lighter full-face application I use a kabuki brush and then use the provided sponge for the areas I need a bit more coverage – under eye area, blemishes, etc.


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1: Tourmaline Charged Radiant Skin Refiner, Aveda // 2: Body Lotion for Dry Sky, 365 // 3: Tourmaline Charged Hydrating Creme, Aveda // 4: Hydra Beauty Eye Gel, Chanel // 5: Hand Relief, Aveda // 6: Soothing Lip Balm, Diptyque 

The harsh winter weather can take a toll on our skin. Here are a few of my favorite products that keep my skin feeling fresh and hydrated during these frigid months. What are some of your go-to skincare products for winter?

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