The Oil Rush: What's the Deal With Cleansing Oil?

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Posted on May. 3, 2016

If you've been anywhere near a Sephora, or the Internet for that matter, then you've probably seen the trend in skincare - oil cleansing. Immediately, it sounds like an oxymoron. Oil registers with many as greasy, dirty, and lest not forget the worst adjective for skin, shiny, which you may as well equate to a four-letter word. So what's the deal? 

Washing your face with oil instead of water actually has a host of benefits. It doesn't strip your skin of as many nutrients, it leaves it more moisturized, and can double as a make-up remover. Oil...

Multi Purpose Fashion: Black and White with A Pop of Color

Posted on Apr. 25, 2016

Travel requires strategic packing, especially when I'm mixing business with pleasure. This lace blouse was my go-to top during my family vacation in Miami, and it's on sale here! I wore it on TV with a blazer and then swapped out the blazer for a leather jacket during a night out in South Beach. You can see how I wore this top during my TV segments ...

10 Beauty Trends, Techniques and Treatments You've Never Heard Of But Need To Try

Posted on Apr. 21, 2016

In 2015, we saw the rise of contouring, strobing and baking; colorful liner, thick eyebrows and super dark lips. In 2016, we still love the statement lip and experimenting with our makeup. As we head into spring/summer, it's all about the au naturel look for the face and contemporary pops of color for the lips and eyes.

We're not giving up chiseled cheekbones just yet, but we are doing it in a more natural way. Here are the newest...

TV Segment: I'm Solving Your Biggest Beauty Problems

Posted on Apr. 14, 2016

If you've got cellulite, greasy skin or sweaty cleavage, check out my latest segment. I found solutions for these problems and others and shared them on Windy City Live. Scroll down to shop the products and for similar styles to what I'm wearing. To see behind-the-scenes footage and photos, follow me on snapchat (nicolepearltbg)!

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Style: Ageless in Sequins

Posted on Apr. 12, 2016

I became a mom and shopping was never the same. I now ask myself questions like, "Is this skirt too short?" and won't even attempt to try on a lace top without putting a camisole underneath. However, no matter how old I feel, I'll never have to second guess my love for sequins. Whether scattered on a skirt or sewn onto an entire dress (who can forget Naomi Watts's breathtaking Oscar dress pictured below),...

TV Segment: Beauty Products for Busy Moms

Posted on Apr. 5, 2016

Life happens in soundbites. We're all busy -- especially moms. That's why it will be worth it, whether you're a mom or not, to take a couple of minutes to watch my latest segment. I'm sharing tips and products that will actually save you time with your beauty routine. P.S. Congrats to the show's host Roxanne Vargas, who welcomed her second son Sebastian after weeks after we taped!  

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5 Makeup Tips from Dior's Celebrity Makeup Artist

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Posted on Apr. 1, 2016

Posted by Emma

We recently visited Nordstrom Michigan Avenue for an exclusive Dior event where we learned about the brand's latest makeup launches. The best way to experience the new goodies was to get our makeup done by their celebirty makeup artist George Hamel, who was nice enough to share his makeup secrets. We took notes, and off course we're passing them along to you!  

1) Prime your eyelashes – at night

A mascara primer like this one typically goes on lashes pre mascara...

Miami TV Segment: Breakthrough Beauty Products and Family Vacay Highlights

Posted on Mar. 22, 2016

During my family vacation in Miami, I stopped by the NBC 6 In the Mix studio to film this TV segment featuring some really cool breakthrough beauty products. Take a look! Plus, scroll down to shop the beauty products, my outfit and to see highlights from the trip -- it's amazing how the simple things in life, like ice cream, can bring out such big smiles. 

 

My boys Jasper (above) and Rex ...

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IT List: Shop Spring's Top 10 Fashion Trends

Posted on Mar. 18, 2016

We're sharing the 10 biggest fashion trends coming your way, and the stand-out pieces to put on your IT List this season. 

1) Half-Moon Bags

Bucket bags are still big (this one is a classic) but a new shape -- the half-moon -- is aiming to takeover, and we're all for switching things up.  ...

Talking Blowouts, Business and Beauty with DryBar's Alli Webb

Posted on Mar. 15, 2016

These days, getting a professional blowout is as commonplace as getting your weekly manicure. We have Alli Webb, the founder of DryBar, to thank for this. She started doing blowouts in her home in 2008 and soon realized that this service -- a simple, expertly done blowout -- was exactly what women wanted. So she launched DryBar, which offers shampoo and styling, and now has over 56 locations in 11 ...

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