ZYMOX: Shampoo & Conditioning Rinse

There’s nothing like the feeling of curling up in a fuzzy blanket and staying warm as the winter months go by. But, often we wake up to the cold reality of the importance of skincare. From dry skin patches, to oiliness, to tracking in mud from the great outdoors on a walk, pets seem to…

ZYMOX: Brushless Oral Care

The eerie howling echoed down the hallway at 5 am sharp, and I knew that it was the start of a new day. There have been countless times where I’ve opened my bedroom door to be greeted by the darkness, a pair of gleaming yellow eyes, and bad morning breath. It’s Ducky. No, not a…

What to Expect When You’re a Bridesmaid

When it came to being a bridesmaid, I had no idea what I was doing. Not a clue. I was like a college kid who crammed the week before my final exams and hoped for the best. I tried to take cues and clues from romantic comedy movies, because maybe they had a little truth…

Wishing for a Perfect Hair Day? Me Too.

A few weeks ago, I sat on the floor of my room in front of my door, which has a long mirror, and let reality sink in as I looked at how unruly my hair had gotten. I had more split ends than I could count on both hands. Not to mention, my hair constantly…

Sweet Summer Party Ideas

One of the things that I love about Dollar Tree is that you find the most unexpected things there. On one of my days off of work this week, I took a trip to Dollar Tree to pick up some home essentials. I didn’t expect that when I was pushing my shopping cart past the…

DIY Summer Manicure

  The first time I went to a nail salon, was when I got my silver chrome nails back in March when I visited my best friend. While I loved the whole experience of getting my nails done, enjoyed learning about gel nails, and marveled over the reveal of the silver chrome…shelling out $35.00 was…

The Travel Diaries: A Trip to Texas

I have to admit, it took five edits of this article, and some serious writer’s block, when I realized that the best way to describe my first trip to Texas would be through pictures in a slideshow. As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” I feel like Texas could be described…

When in Chrome…

Where has the time gone? It literally feels like it was just Friday after I got off of work, and then Saturday and Sunday danced in a whirlwind of raindrops, and now it’s Tuesday. I feel like a majority of my weekend was spent traveling. I boarded the bus early Saturday afternoon, arrived up north…

Umacamon Japanese Kitchen

Last weekend, I fellΒ in love with a restaurant I’d never been to before called Umacamon Japanese Kitchen in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. It was a beautiful, sunny day outside with blue skies, and despite the wintry cold feeling, it made it the perfect day to have something warm to eat for lunch. I happened to have…

Voluspa: Apple & Blue Clover Candle

My breath was taken away by the ethereal beauty of all of Voluspa’s candle tin designs. When I was searching for new candle brands on Nordstrom, the artwork of Voluspa caught my attention. Each candle has something exquisite about it, whether it’s the perfect combination of notes that fit in harmony, or the little details…