In this month's Fab Mama column, Meredith shares a few simple
ways to add sparkle to your holiday party looks. From eye-shadow to
jewelry, there are plety of ways to add just a little bit of shine
without going overboard.
Plus, Gilt.com, an
invitation-only flash sale site, is known for its slashed prices on
high-end goodies. This month Gilt created a special code just
for Chicago Parent readers so you can click on over for some
If you've always wanted to try one of those expensive
make-me-look-WAY-younger chemical peels, but just can't justify the
price, here's an at-home version that rules. Chicago's own Dr.
Julius Few, board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of the Few
Institute of Chicago, has created the Weekly Mini-Peel Brightener
Lite to help us "create a clear and even complexion and more
youthful looking skin" all in the comfort of our own bathrooms.
Sign me up.
I recently got to test out a few of Bobbi Brown's new
"sparkly eye shadows" and I gotta say, it was love at first swipe.
These subtle but spectacular hues give you just the right amount of
glimmer, embedded in a backdrop of stunning shades. They come in
six rich colors, each one prettier than the next.
If you haven't visited the massive Forever
21 store on Michigan Avenue, then you are missing out on some
serious eye candy. This teen favorite has some of the best costume
jewelry around. And if you think that moms who can afford pricier
bling don't shop there, you're wrong. I know a bunch of them. Here
is one necklace that will add a bit of "BOOM!" to any party dress.
And it's silly cheap.
The holidays are the perfect time to really play up your
eyes and maybe give that chic "cat eye" thing a try. Lash Food
Mascara and Liquid Eyeliner make creating super-dramatic eyes a
breeze. NOTE: I'd practice with liquid liner a few times before you
attempt to go out in public. It's not hard, but it takes a little
getting used to.
Check out Trending at ChicagoParent.com
to see my liquid Cat Eye tutorial.
These rectangle box cosmetic pouches by Louison are
stunning enough to moonlight as your go-to evening bag as well.
They come in an array of rainbow hues and quirky-chic metallics and
will accommodate all of your night-out essentials. Done and