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Actress Carla Abruzzo: From Melrose Park to Hollywood

by Maryann Pisano on August 4, 2017

Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up in Melrose Park. I went to Trinity High School. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago. I graduated with a degree in fine arts and a concentration in fashion design. What part of Italy is your family from? They’re from Sicily and Calabria. I […]

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Sparkle and Shine in Emerald

by Maryann Pisano on April 1, 2016

This spring, look as rich as an emerald.  Emerald eyeshadow is very popular, making eyes pop and sparkle. MAC Electric Cool Eyeshadow $22.00 Urban Decay Bender $19.00 Milani Bella Emerald $3.99

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Ready, Set, Nude!

by Maryann Pisano on April 1, 2016

Ready, set, nude!  If you’re looking for a casual color that’s both cute AND trendy, opt for a nude polish this spring.  Save your neon pinks for summer. Essie All Eyes on Nude $8.50 OPI Samoan Sand $8.50 Deborah Lippmann Naked $18.00

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Watermelon Lips for Spring

March 31, 2016
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What’s the hottest lipstick for spring?  This time of year we’re ready for fruity, fun colors to get ready for the warm weather.  Watermelon lipstick is in for spring 2016. Sephora Coral Calling $14.00 Maybelline Shocking Coral $7.49 MAC Cremesheen Lipstick $17.00

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Winter 2015 Nail Trends

November 17, 2015
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Navy Russian Navy $9.50 macys.com Pastel Purple A Grape Fit! $9.50 macys.com Red Coca Cola Red $9.50 macys.com Dark Brown Espresso Your Style $9.50 macys.com Gold 50 Years of Style $9.50 macys.com

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Makeup Artist Carla Duca of Carla D Makeup Artistry Has You Covered for Fall

October 4, 2015
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Carla Duca of Carla D Makeup Artistry knows a thing or two about beauty.  Whether you’re looking for a natural look, dark eyes or dark lips, Carla has you covered: Natural: *** Dark Lips: *** Dark Lips and Dark Eyes:

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All Eyes on You

August 27, 2015
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Ready for a different for a eyeliner?  This look shows off an edgier side of you this  fall.  Try eye dots or triangles underneath the eye. *** A clumpy mascara make eyes look wider and brighter.  The Colossal eyeshadow makes for a great look. *** Eyebrows are usually thin and even, but this season, paint […]

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How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?

July 28, 2015
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Yes, we all know that washing our hair can be a pain.  However, we’re all in luck!  Chicago area stylist Denise DeMarco said that washing your hair every day could damage it, and strip it of its natural oils.  “You should be washing your hair, at the most, every other day,” she said.  “But, washing […]

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