Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall 2010 Must Haves: Tulle

Fall has arrived, and it's brought a new collection from my favorite company Tulle! The three items pictured above make my favorite going out ensemble, and ruffles are the trendiest details of the moment. What's great about this ensemble is that it's multitasking- wear some black ballet flats and a black blazer and it's appropriate for work, or throw on these fabulous Glitterati flats from J.Crew and head to the trendiest bar.

For more fabulous pieces, at even more fabulous prices, visit Tulle's website today!

Tulle Vintage Style Wear

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Product Junkie: One Bar Wonder

Growing up with a mother who has a passion for beauty products, my bathroom was always full of beautiful tubes, jars, and powders. Now, I have a love for all things cosmetic and have an open mind for trying anything which is how I stumbled upon J.R. Liggett's bar of shampoo. I recently was told that a big movement in the green community is to switch from bottles to bars because there's less packaging and therefore creates a greener product, so I skeptically grabbed my bar of shampoo and hoped in the shower.

I'm going to be honest with you- I didn’t like this product when I first tried it, I lathered up my hair with it twice and then conditioned and it left my hair feeling a bit rough. The next time I tried it though I let my hair relish in some jojoba oil before I showered and it made a world of a difference, my hair felt absolutely luxuriously green! If your doing an updo but need to wash your hair, use J.R. Liggett's without jojoba oil and you'll get that great texture needed to hold up any style. The shampoo is made of natural vegetable oils instead of harsh chemicals, and it’s a great option if your vegan, vegetarian or just animal friendly.

Traveling? Double duty items are a necessity to keep your luggage light and this one bar wonder also makes a great shaving soap for you and you beau. I haven’t gotten to the best part yet, this shampoo is only $6.99 yes that’s right, $6.99 try to think of the last time you spent under $7 for shampoo. Their products can be purchased online, in health food stores like Whole Foods, and camping and outdoor stores.

For more information on J.R. Liggett’s visit their:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Health: Tease Dance and Fitness

I don’t like working out, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I find being a slave to the treadmill for half an hour a day a chore, so when I received an email from Local Ginger about Tease Dance and Fitness I decided to give it a try. I went for their Teaser intro class last week with a friend of mine and had the time of my life! If you need a change in your workout routine, or want to start a workout routine, Tease is absolutely the place for you. Located in Naperville on Wherli Road, Tease is owned by Kristin Hubbard, a mom and proud supporter of “me time”. She designs her classes to empower her students and get them to feel confident and happy about their figures and encourages them to “turn of their minds”. Hubbard and her employees are a fabulous group of women who show newcomers that despite your jean size, despite how your hair looks that day, and despite what’s going on in your life you are a truly gorgeous woman inside and out.

Her classes start with about 45 sensual Pilates to warm up and work out your arms, abs, hips, booty and legs. This tough workout gets your body moving in ways it hasn’t before and gets every muscle fired up. From there the class moves onto the poll which couldn’t be more freeing despite the bruises you get! This class is a great alternative to a boring workout, and let me tell you- I’m sorer after this class than I am when I go to the gym by myself, and I have a lot more fun at Tease.

I know you desperately want to attend class, so here is their information:
1831 Wehrli Rd.
Naperville IL 60565
(University Commons
shopping plaza)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Keep Calm and Carry On

I have an Etsy addiction, I’ll be the first to admit it, because I love things that are hard to find or one of a kind. My absolute favorite Etsy seller is Pressureless who personally silk screens the infamous poster, “Keep Calm and Carry On”.

It’s been in home magazines such as Domino (R.I.P.), House Beautiful, and countless shows on HGTV but have you heard its history?

During World War Two the British government pasted this quotation all over the city as war time propaganda to convince citizens to keep living their lives despite the upheaval.

Normally only shown in red Virginia based Pressureless offers these in an array of colors from basic red, to fun blue raspberry and even fancy gold. They match every d├ęcor and remind you to keep calm and carry on, despite how stressfully your life has become.

To purchase your own visit their Etsy page:

Note: I personally have purchased three, and every time the shipping is prompt and well packaged. There are many Etsy sellers who offer a similar product but this seller, I’ve found, has the best quality and price.