Go Natural with Mineral Makeup this Summer

You’ve probably seen ads for mineral makeup and wondered, what’s the hype?   Mineral makeup is simply a natural take on traditional foundation (powder or liquid) that offers a variety of benefits, including some protection from the sun. Usually found in a loose powder form, mineral makeup contains finely crushed minerals such as mica, zinc […]

Forget to Plan a Summer Vacation?

In your effort to be frugal in a tight economy, you failed to plan ahead for summer. Result? School’s out and you have no getaway planned, not even a weekend camping trip. Don’t fret. In fact, your oversight may actually work in your favor with the chance to capitalize on last minute deals. Here are […]

Five Ways to Freshen Your Look

Spring has finally come to Chicago and green leaves and peonies abound. Which means it’s time to jump into the season with a fresh new look.   We’re not talking about week-to-week hair color changes like you see in Hollywood, merely a few small changes to perk you up. So if you’ve always worn clean […]

The Kids Know How to Rock—Families and Concerts

Some moms cringe at the thought of allowing their teens to attend a concert with friends, but when Denise Ashurst‘s daughter asked to go see Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber live at the Rosemont Theatre, the Winnetka mom had no qualms at all. “I knew she would be fine, since she’s probably been to at […]