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Drugstore Winners

Drugstore Winners

I have a few fabulous inexpensive drugstore winners to share with you all this week so we all can be winners. Let’s get started: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara – I have tried many, many mascaras over the years and all but given up on drugstore mascaras because most of them irritated my eyes, flaked, or both (the … Continue reading

Heroes and Zeros

Heroes and Zeros

I really try to stay on the sunny side of life, and when I encounter something I don’t like I simply chalk it up as a lesson learned, make a note of it, and move on.  In that vein I try not villify products on this blog because sometimes just because it doesn’t work for YOU doesn’t … Continue reading

Pretty much the best day ever

Pretty much the best day ever

If you were to ask me what my idea of a perfect Ferris Bueller day off was,  it would probably involve friends, food, the spa and shopping.   You should also know that I am grateful for any kind of day off.   Last week my dreams came true when my friend Heidi and I took a half day off from … Continue reading

Merz Apothecary

Merz Apothecary

This weekend I had an afternoon to myself.  Wanting to take full advantage of this rarity I took myself out to brunch and wandered up the street to the Merz Apothecary.   Merz was one of my first discoveries when I moved to Chicago 12 years ago.   It’s original outpost is in the Lincoln Square neighborhood – a leftover from … Continue reading