True Confessions: It's My Last Blog

True Confessions: It's My Last Blog
I’ve made the painful decision to quit blogging for ChicagoNow. It’s not that I don’t love you all or love writing. I’m just getting too busy. I’m very grateful to say I’m too busy. I have many awesome clients right now plus my part-time gig at Planet Access Company Store just became a full-time promotion to Manager.... Read more »

Is Younger Always Better?

My latest crush French model Patrick Pettijean certainly had a beautiful face during his 90s modeling years but I find him to be even more attractive now with some age on him. The beard and long hair make him more interesting than the average cookie cutter male model.
I once read an article in Allure Magazine that expressed the idea that many celebrities looked their best at age 36. 36 is certainly not old and many of those celebrities look good at age 40 or older too. I happened upon a photo comparing Ralph Macchio in his young Karate Kid  days to his... Read more »

The One Body Image Issue I Have Never Talked About . . .

The One Body Image Issue I Have Never Talked About . . .
Surely Summer causes a lot of body image issues. One of which I have never written about before but Summer causes a lot of foot pain! I am tired of sandals crucifying my feet! When your feet hurt, YOU hurt. I don’t know if this ever happens to you but I try sandals on at... Read more »
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True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me

True Confessions: Pinterest Depresses Me
I’ve been really confessional lately. Sorry I can’t help it. I love love love Pinterest. I’m a visual person and I find it a very helpful tool to organize my visual refs and things that inspire me. It’s a good tool for those who love to make treasure maps or vision boards. I like to... Read more »

True Confessions: I Have Weekenditis

True Confessions: I Have Weekenditis
It’s hard to eat clean at night and even harder to do so on the weekends. This is a condition I call “Weekenditis”. It’s the weekend and I want to blow off steam, party, drink, swear (more than usual) and eat a cupcake. All those things aren’t so bad in moderation except I’m conditioned to... Read more »

True Confessions: I Pierced My Nose

True Confessions: I Pierced My Nose
My first piercing experience began in the third grade via Spencer’s at the Mall. It hurt but was worth it. In my early 30s after a big breakup I got my belly button pierced which was painful too but was worth it at least for a while. I let it close up as it was... Read more »
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People are Beautiful No. 5: African American Women

There's nothing like Erykah Badu's soothing Orange Moon. I love her earthy style and hair.
I’ve been wanting to do one of these collections on the beauty of African American women so I thought being Mother’s Day it might be a nice time to debut it. My Mom was not an African-American woman. Because of my own hair texture I get asked about my heritage all the time. I’ve always... Read more »

Colorganics Lip Tints Plus My Favorite Dating Article Ever!

Colorganics Lip Tints Plus My Favorite Dating Article Ever!
I noticed Colorganics Hemp Lip Tints at Whole Foods a few months back. I admit I’m not a perfect Saint when it comes to wearing 100% organic lip color 24/7 but I really like these. I’ve read that the average woman eats about 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime. Ewww! They have beautiful colors... Read more »

The Power of Your Word

The Power of Your Word
“Is Your Mouth Not Powerful?” The above is a question Iyanla Vanzant asked out loud in a lecture I heard a few years back. It reminded me of how powerful my “word” is. How I talk about myself is so important to my well-being. Yet I recall saying things out loud like, “I want to fall... Read more »
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The Force Was With Me at C2E2

The Force Was With Me at C2E2
As an artist I’ve always appreciated comic books even though my own work looks nothing like that. Today I went to my very first Comic Book Convention. My inner girl geek thought it was really cool! When I was a child I loved Spiderman. I think children need heroes to get themselves through. I certainly did.... Read more »