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Meehandering the 312: Gordon Salon

In pushing for self care and pampering myself this summer, I recently made an appointment at Gordon Salon in Lakeview back before I moved out of Chicago. I opted for a blowout and one of their signature add ons, a perfecting plant peel. Gordon Salon is an Aveda salon which, big plus, is naturally derived and cruelty free. I’ve always been a big fan of Aveda products and try to seek out their salons when looking to get services done.…

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In order to graduate from my Visual Communications program at Bowling Green State University, we were required to complete three different internships. Somehow (it’s still shocking to me) I got the opportunity to work full time with the digital design team at the National Hockey League in New York City. After the initial ‘holy shit’ wore off, it was time to figure out how I was going to afford living in New York for an entire summer. One of my…

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Cruelty Free Beauty

I’ve had a few people ask for a post regarding cruelty free makeup companies via my beauty posts. A lot of people who are new to the makeup world usually flock to brands like MAC when they decide to start purchasing quality makeup. I’ve always urged against this because it lies under Estee Lauder and is far from cruelty free. There are so many incredible brands that are higher quality and lower priced than MAC that do not test on…

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Skincare Saviors

I mentioned in one of my first posts that 2016 was the year my skin officially decided to turn against me. I never had much acne growing up, and even during my awkward brace-faced puberty stage, a few clearasil wipes did the trick. Boy, did that catch up to me. When I took the leap and switched my birth control from the pill I’d been on since I was 16 to the Mirena IUD, all hell broke loose. I was…

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Meehandering the 312: Pamper

Welcome back to my mini blog series of “Meehandering in the 312.” This edition will be focused on the most important recommendations of all- where to get pampered. In a city as big as this, it’s hard to nail down those tough to find places that just know what you need. Hopefully, this makes your hunt a little easier. Disclaimer: Some recommendations are not my own and were suggestions of friends and coworkers.   Your eyebrows look like caterpillars: Arch…

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Bag Your Under Eye Bags

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If you can’t already tell by my previous beauty-themed posts, I’m the queen of pamper. Skincare is incredibly important to me and, in my opinion, is a huge part of keeping a healthy mind, body, and spirit. While under eye bags are hardly something that needs to be apart of your everyday routine, they need lovin’ every now and then too. For those mornings I wake up extra puffy and need to look refreshed quick, I try to keep eye…

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