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...

TV segment: Summer Beauty for the Whole Family

Posted on Jul. 20, 2016

It was great to be back in the studio talking summer beauty for the whole family. Check out the segment and follow me on snapchat (nicolepearltbg) to see the video and photos I took behind the scenes. P.S. Scroll down to shop the products I featured. 

I scored this Stella McCartney dress at ...

You're Invited: Fashion & Beauty Flash Sale

Posted on Jul. 19, 2016

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale may be winding down, but I've got another sale you won't want to miss. I've partnered with my friend and talented fashion designer Christina Karin to bring you a one-night only Fashion & Beauty Flash Sale. I'll be scooping up...

Love 'em or Hate 'em, Juicy Couture Velour Tracksuits are Back!

Posted on Jul. 13, 2016

Brit Brit and Paris Hilton made velour tracksuits the fashion trend du jour back in the day when The Simple Life was the hot reality show. Our style has matured, as have these celebs, but we seem to be having a style relapse. Whether you consider these tracksuits tacky or tasteful, they're making a comeback.  


 The Juicy Couture...

Top 5 White Sneakers for Summer

Posted on Jun. 22, 2016

You may be dazzled by all of the trendy off-the-shoulder blouses out there, but there's only one purchase everyone needs to have now that it's officially summer -- white sneakers. I buy a new pair every summer. I wear the hell out of mine -- they literally go with everything -- and by the time I'm ready to retire them at the end of the season, I know I've gotten my money's worth. I lived in...

Win 150+ Worth of Makeup from The Line Everyone is Talking About

Posted on Jun. 17, 2016

I met celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt when I had my first job as a beauty editor. Troy, who worked for Revlon at the time, introduced me to my original signature berry lip color (Cherries In The Glow). He's an industry veteran who's a favorite makeup artist for countless A-listers such as Adele, Adriana Lima, Kristin Davis and Charlize Theron, and I'm excited to celebrate his latest accomplishment -- his eponymous makeup brand. It's...

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