5 Questions with Celebrity Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury
Posted on Jan. 19, 2017

Charlotte Tilbury is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the celebrity world. She was responsible for Nicole Kidman's ethereal rock chick makeup look, which was one of my favorites, at this year's Golden Globes (details on that look are coming soon!). I sat down with this fiery, working mom to find out her personal product picks, what drives her and more. Watch part one of my interview with Charlotte here. Scroll...

Style Trend: Fanny Packs Have Grown Up. Introducing the Belt Bag

belt bag
Posted on Jan. 17, 2017

With two little ones on my heels, being hands free has become a priority. My boys prompted me to want a belt bag because they're practical. The fashionista in me felt I needed one because I love how they look. There's isn't much of a difference between a fanny pack and a belt bag, except for the fact that the former may remind you of something your grandma would wear. Hence, the fashion world adopted a new name for these convenient carryalls and came out with updated designs that are giving crossbody bags a run for their money. The one I'm wearing from...

TV Segment: The Ultimate Beauty Gifts for the Holidays

Posted on Dec. 19, 2016

Need a good gift idea? Check out my TV segment for Windy City Live. I'm sharing my top beauty gifts this season. Scroll down to shop the products and to see behind-the-scenes photos.

I got this dress many years ago at a sample sale when I was living in New York City, and it's still a favorite. 

Snapping for social media before going live in my READ MORE

Exclusive Deal: Get 20% off the Hot Beauty Device -- DermaFlash

Posted on Dec. 6, 2016
Photo Credit: elementsofellis.com

We all have peach fuzz, but if yours is more than you can bear, you need to try the The DermaFlash. It's one of the year's hottest at-home devices, and you'll understand why once you try it. It uses a sonic vibration and a gentle Edge that gently removes dead cells and peach fuzz from your face. It doesn't hurt, and after your first use, you'll feel the difference. Skin is super smooth, makeup goes on easier and you'll be free of those...

Road Test: Spray Paint Nail Polish

Posted on Nov. 17, 2016

I've discovered a new way to paint your nails. It only takes a minute, and you can practically do it with your eyes closed. See for yourself!   


Hair Trend To Try: Boxer Braids

Posted on Oct. 14, 2016

Boxer Braids aren't new, but celebrities are making them mainstream. Here's why: they're low maintenance (hair stays out of your face during a workout) yet they add an edge to your look. We also love that they last for days. Whether you're a fan or not, we gave Boxer Braids a try with the help of talented hairstylist Amanda, founder of Blohaute. If you're in Chicago and haven't...

You're Invited: Score a Gift Bag worth $700 at Our Beauty Bash October 10

Beauty Bash event
Posted on Oct. 5, 2016

Moms and moms to be, get ready to party and be pampered at our most popular event Beauty Bash, October 10th at the Vertigo Sky Lounge. Once again The Beauty Girl has partnered with The Bump Club and Beyond for this signature evening that keeps on giving. Stuff yourself on food, drinks and dessert, indulge in a variety of mini spa and beauty treatments such as blowouts, brow waxes, massages, and express manis and be prepared to lug out a major gift bag. Our gift bags are better than ever -- worth almost $700 (as of this minute) -- and contain...

Street Style: Sweats and Denim

Posted on Sep. 19, 2016


When I'm not heading to a morning meeting, I'm dropping my kids at school. The temptation to slip on workout clothes is real. I'm not putting them on with the intention of working out. The draw is that they're comfortable, durable and more fashion forward than ever, thanks to the recent athletic wear trend. That said, I do my best to not fall into this trap, and what's made it easy to take my casual style up a notch is the...

TV segment: Summer Beauty Must-Haves on Windy City Live

Posted on Aug. 4, 2016

People ask If I get nervous going on TV. Of course I don't want to make a fool of myself! There's no chance of a redo, so I carefully prepare for each of my segments. But when the red light comes on the camera, and the audience starts clapping, all I can do is be in the moment. That's actually one of the reasons why I have come to love live TV. During these 5 short minutes when I'm on-air, I am present, I'm in the moment and tuned into the ...


Street Style: Paris in Chicago

Posted on Jul. 26, 2016

You've probably noticed I don't wear a lot of skimpy tops. For one, I'm always cold! I love a summer dress. It's easy, comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down with the right accessories. I recently found this Band of Outsiders dress on major sale at -- of all places -- the Barneys Warehouse in the Fashion Outlets of Chicago! I was instantly attracted to the dress because it has a Parisian...

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