The Organic Pharmacy Sunless Tanner:
This might be my favorite self-tanning product because it goes on just like a regular lotion. It does need a few applications to get a noticeable tan, but I don’t feel any harm to my body when I put it on.
Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner:
I have seen so many people talking about this shampoo/conditioner duo. I must say it makes my hair feel extra silky and keeps my highlights longer than normal!
Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50
This is the lightest sunscreen I have ever used. It goes on sheer, and I love that it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky!
Lily Lolo Mascara
I stopped into the recently opened Credo Beauty in Bucktown and asked for a mascara recommendation. I am very pleased with this suggestion as it gives great volume and doesn’t make my lashes feel clumpy.
Acure Body Lotion:
Acure is still one of my is one of my favorite clean beauty brands! I have been using this body lotion for a few years now. The price is right, too!
What are your go-to beauty products?
As we near the last warm days left in the season, I’ve been working to prioritize my summer to-do list. Cue: the staple of every American summer … ice cream! And finding your token ice cream spot is, in my opinion, a requirement to having a successful summer. Enter Annette’s.
Directly off the Armitage stop, you’ll find a quaint Annette’s window occupied by welcoming employees who will be more than happy to help with suggestions on what to order. Neighboring the window is typically a pretty lengthy line of folks waiting for their sweets. There is a cozy gated area with outdoor seating, an idyllic spot to gawk at dogs waiting in line with their owners.
Photo source: Yelp.com
Now to the ice cream. You have your sundae lovers, the die-hard froyo crowd, the sprinkles squad, the Italian Iceers, and let us not forget the gelato gang. Very few places have this broad of a scope of frozen treats, but Annette’s has you covered. I love the raspberry Italian ice, which is so thin it instantly melts in your mouth.
The line can build at Annette’s, as the cash-only shop is only open during the summer. Exact days it’s open can also which means … You better go quick before summer is over. Your sweet tooth will be very, very grateful.
What’s your token ice cream shop?
As summer begins to fade to make way for fall, we’re soaking up as many warm-weather activities as we can before cooler temps set in. Here’s our team’s last-minute Chicago summer bucket list:
Photo Credit: Camille Styles
Take my daughter for a picnic at Lincoln Park Zoo.
Spend an afternoon lounging by the lakefront with a good book.
Attend a concert at Wrigley Field.
Kayak in the Chicago river.
Buy my first piece of Chicago paraphernalia; go Cubs!
Spend a day at the beach with my family’s pup, Sam!
Watch a movie in the park.
Watch the Navy Pier fireworks from the harbor.
Hit up Cindy’s for a rooftop cocktail.
What’s on your last-minute summer bucket list?
We’ve got all of our fingers on the pulse here at Skirt, so each week we’re rounding up a few of the news stories we can’t stop chatting about.
Nike is the latest brand to jump on the millennial pink bandwagon:
“As of Wednesday, you can find a 23-piece selection of blush-colored products, from sports bras to sneakers, on Nike’s site, proving the trendy (perhaps too trendy) hue isn’t going anywhere.”
We can’t wait for Mindy Kaling’s sure-to-be-hilarious book on parenthood:
“I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids.”
Our favorite female celebs share their guilty pleasures:
“Young adult books like The Hunger Games. I am addicted. People can’t write them fast enough!” – Same, Eva Chen.
Princess Charlotte is taking notes from her mom:
The littlest royal just performed her first curtsy!