ipsy Glam Bag Review: April 2014

April’s ipsy Glam Bag theme is Beauty Rocks.  Besides the musically themed bag, I’m not sure how cohesive the theme carries over to the cosmetics. In case you are unfamiliar with ipsy, it’s a monthly subscription service in which you pay $10 a month and receive a bag of 4-5 beauty samples in the mail. […]

Counting My “Happies”

I appreciate bloggers who keep it real. Projecting bubbly positivity all of the time, frankly, drives me nuts (i.e. the student in the movie Mean Girls who says “I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.”) However, the other end of the spectrum that only focuses […]

Chicagoland Aventure Part II: Villa D’Citta, Taco Joint, Homeslice, Grace’s African Restaurant, Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

Book the cheapest room in the most luxurious bed & breakfast. This is what I did at Villa D’Citta, an Italian-themed bed and breakfast located in Lincoln Park across the street from De Paul University. The villa did not have conspicuous signage and even its neighbors might never know it’s there. I chose it based […]