Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer: Product Review

What: Karie hopes that the expression “out, darn spot” comes true with Olay Definity Deep Penetrating Foaming Moisturizer; $24.99. The Lowdown: A few years ago, a momentous event happened to me: I got my first age spot. Smack-dab on my forehead, and not at all in a location where my bangs can hide it. Each […]

Eco Friendly Ways to Enjoy a Summer Gathering: Go Green

Here are some tips for enjoying those summer gatherings (or intimate get-togethers?) without breaking your budget or bleeding the environment: 1. If you have a large party and not enough tables and chairs to go around, consider doing something unexpected: throw a picnic in your backyard! Let’s face it, it’s easier to come up with […]

News Update: Steve & Barry’s Files for Bankruptcy

Last week, we reported that Steve & Barry’s was in danger of full liquidation. Unfortunately, they’ve filed for bankruptcy today, according to the Chicago Sun-Times . Along with filing for bankruptcy protection, the company was forced to close offices and fire 172 employees. The stores will continue to operate because of an agreement with its […]

News Alert: Sheryl Crow, Denim Designer

What: Sheryl Crow is designing a clothing line consisting of jeans, t-shirts, and other laidback styles that jive with Crow’s persona as a rocker chick, according to Styledash. This line is a bit different from your standard celebrity designs, however—it’s eco-friendly. The line will be called Bootheel Trading Co. by Sheryl Crow. What We Say: […]

Make Up Trends: Vivid Lips and How to Pull Them Off

What: A pop of brilliant color on lips serves to brighten summer beauty. What the experts say: Wow-factor magenta, coral and fuchsia lip hues lit up puckers on the runways, but such flash calls for a careful study in preparation. First, rid lips of any flaking skin, makeup artist Meli Pennington tells Glamour. Her advice:

Etsy Picks for Your Home Under $30

Handmade accessories guarantee that you’ll have something in your home that no one else has, and Etsy is the best resource to shop for one-of-a-kind bric-a-brac. Similar to eBay, Etsy is a website for crafters to sell their wares online. If you appreciate all things handmade but don’t have a DIY bone in your body, […]

Green Chic, Saving the Earth in Style: Eco Book Review

Christie Matheson’s book, Green Chic, Saving the Earth in Style, could be your new bedside read if you’re looking for an easy, fun summer read that gently brings you into the green lifestyle (or teaches you even more than you already know). Matheson has clearly done her homework. The book starts with a fun description […]