Talking Sweets, Style & Startups with Dylan Lauren

dylan lauren
Posted on Jul. 2, 2015

Ralph Lauren's daughter Dylan is a jeans and T-shirt kinda girl who's built her own sweet empire. It's colorful and classic like her dad's, but it's totally out-of-the-box. She's managed to carve out a new category, creating a full-on lifestyle brand around candy. I'm talking candy art, apparel and more. I had a chance to chat with Dylan at the opening of her newest Dylan's Candy Bar location on Chicago's ...


Trend To Try: Hair Stitching

Posted on Jun. 30, 2015

Have you heard about STITCHES for your HAIR?! Well, it's not exactly that but it is the new trend that will keep your updo fresh for days. Plus, you don't have to bother with 100 bobby pins or a bottle of hairspray. To see what this is all about, watch the video.  


Summer Style: Rugged Romance

Posted on Jun. 24, 2015


 Blouse: Elle Sasson Trapeze Blouse (similar here) / Leggings: Adidas for Opening Ceremony (similar style here) / Shoes: Shoedazzle (...

Giveaway: Win a Selfie Stick, Skincare & a Trip to NYC!

Posted on Jun. 22, 2015

I'm all for makeup-free Mondays. It makes it much easier to commit to when you can cheat with a filter...though that kinda defeats the purpose. The goal is for you to feel confident in your own skin, which is why I support the Break Up With Your Makeup campaign presented by Galderma (#BreakUpWMakeup). The goal is to give people confidence to put their best face foward when...

5 Sips of Summer for Glowing Skin

Posted on Jun. 22, 2015

 1. Iced Tea 

 Instead of caffeinated tea, try herbal varieties like calendula. Calendula is a flower that most people know under its more common name, marigold. The bright yellow-gold petals are found in many gardens, and can be used in salads, as yellow coloring, and also steeped to make some healthy herbal tea...

TV Segment: Best Teen Summer Fashion and Beauty Trends

Posted on Jun. 19, 2015

I had a blast at WGN sharing the hottest summer beauty and fashion trends for teens. Click "read more" to watch the segment. Oh, and you'll see the celebrity I bumped into in the studio hallway. P.S. I'm offering an exclusive discount for TBG readers to Charlotte's Closet. Enter SUMMER35 at checkout and get 35% off!

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My Best Beauty Editor Tricks of The Trade on The Everygirl

Posted on Jun. 15, 2015

Like, The is a site that aims to guide and inspire. (FYI: the founders are based in Chicago too!). It offers something for, well, every girl, from interior design ideas to career advice to beauty tips. I've been a fan and was happy to contribute my insights in a story I wrote for them called: "A Beauty Editor's Best Tricks of the Trade."


I'm Serving Up Hair Food & Beauty Tips This Saturday!

Posted on Jun. 11, 2015


There's a new hair care brand in town, and it's serving up some good grub...for your hair. It's called Hair Food, and it was inspired by superfoods like strawberries, ginger, kiwi, and honey that our bodies thrive on. I'm so excited to partner with the brand this Saturday, June 13 from 12-2 at one of my favorite summer festivals in Chicago -- the Wells Street Arts Festival...

Chatting with You Tube Stars Pixiwoo

Posted on Jun. 8, 2015

How do you become an internet You Tube star? Just ask Sam and Nic Chapman, the sisters behind Pixiwoo, a beauty channel with millions of views. The makeup artists have a knack for breaking down steps, they don't overproduce their videos so the content is digestible, and they have zero pretense...even though they've got the best British accents. 

I first met Sam and Nic last year over coffee at Starbucks. This time, we met ...


10 Products That Will Make Your Hair Picture Perfect

Posted on Jun. 4, 2015

 Hair is a touchy subject. One person's definition of frizz is what another person wishes she had. We all have specific requirements when dealing with our locks, so we rounded up 10 problem solvers that will meet your needs and whip your mane into shape no matter how bad it's behaving. 


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