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!  


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 ...


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 ...


Try This Style Trick to Get Longer Looking Legs

Posted on Mar. 8, 2016

Don't you wish that sometimes your legs were just a little bit longer? We found a new, wonderfully sneaky way to look taller. Say Hello to Longer Legs is a lift you hide inside your shoes. They come in three sizes: 3/4", 1.5" and 2". We hear they're a secret celebs use to make their legs look so enviably long, so we decided to try them out for ourselves.


Mom's Night Out Beauty Bash 2016

Posted on Mar. 3, 2016

We threw another successful, sold out Beauty Bash this year! Moms and moms-to-be gathered at the Vertigo Sky Lounge in the Dana Hotel to attend our annual mom's night out. Lindsay Pinchuk, founder of Bump Club & Beyond, and I started this event years ago and can't believe how far it has come! Our gift bags were out of control -- everyone went home with over $500 worth of goodies! Yummy food and drinks (...

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