AFFORDABLE SWIM COVER-UPS

AFFORDABLE SWIM COVER-UPS

All of my vacations this year have been cancelled, but I am still making an effort to go to the lake and be outside (safely). In an effort to keep the summer vibes going, I found some great affordable swim cover-ups for you to wear to the beach, pool, or living room.

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GOING BACK TO WORK POST – COVID 19

GOING BACK TO WORK POST – COVID 19

We aren’t fully past this pandemic, but as numbers start to go down (in Chicago) more people are going back to work. I wanted to share my experience going back to work in hopes that it can help you prepare as you head back to the office.

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FACE SUNSCREEN SHOWDOWN

FACE SUNSCREEN SHOWDOWN

There are so many facial sunscreens on the market, you can go into Walgreens and see an entire wall of SPF and pages of options on Sephora, each promising something different. Finding the perfect SPF can feel like a chore. I put the top 5 high-end and the top 5 drug-store sunscreens to the test.

For each SPF, I have listed out the cost, the SPF rating, and the notable promises or ingredients. I tested out the wear of each product using the same makeup technique and full coverage foundation. All of the SPFs were put under the same conditions to really test the wear through out the day. I also put each product through a water test. In this test, I only had the SPF on my skin and waited for the product to sink in before splashing my face with water and rubbing my eyes to see how it would fare. Lastly, I will give you my overall opinion, I will be brutally honest and let you know my thoughts.

I will be dishing the dirt on which SPFs actually hold up to their promises and which are a total waste of money!

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WEDDING GUEST DRESSES UNDER $100

WEDDING GUEST DRESSES UNDER $100

Events and weddings are starting to resume now that restrictions are being lifted. Which means it’s “go time” when looking for an outfit. Finding a dress to wear to someone else’s wedding is always difficult. Mainly because I love wearing white, I never know how formal to dress, and I don’t want to spend a ton on a dress I will probably wear once. While I love white clothing, it’s NOT okay for a guest to wear to a wedding. (I even avoid white dresses with patterns/designs and some shades of pink out of respect for the bride.) I figured that most of you may struggle with the same things I do and found some great options for all different levels of formality. Get ready, Get set, SHOP!

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HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME

HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME

I have been a dog mom for almost a year now and I frequently get asked the question “How do you raise a puppy while working full time?”. Since I have been asked this question a lot by several of my close friends, I figured this is something a lot of people question or struggle with. Before I get into it, let me tell you, getting a puppy while working full-time is possible BUT it is not easy.

I am not a dog expert, but the following tips are what worked for me and made raising George so much easier.

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