Hydropeptide Nimni Cream

Being a girl with a ton of freckles this cream has been such a great product for me to start using at night. I used a different retinol product before I started using this one from Hydropeptide so I use it every night after I cleanse my face! I have only been using it for about a week and it really seems my freckles and sun spots have broken up a little bit and my skin tone is more even overall, love it!

Being a girl with a ton of freckles this cream has been such a great product for me to start using at night. I used a different retinol product before I started using this one from Hydropeptide so I use it every night after I cleanse my face! I have only been using it for about a week and it really seems my freckles and sun spots have broken up a little bit and my skin tone is more even overall, love it!

                                     About the Product

Nimni cream contains a revolutionary patented amino acid complex developed by Dr. Marcel Nimni, who the "wrote the book" on collagen. This complex helps to optimize collagen production, which is essential in maintaining a younger, firmer appearance.

This cream also rejuvenates skin to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving the appearance of fullness and elasticity.

Who It's For:
--Those concerned with expression lines, wrinkles, loss of facial volume, hyperpigmentation and/or uneven texture.

How to Use it:
--Apply a small amount to the face and neck at night, after cleansing. Avoid the eye area. Begin using twice weekly and increase usage as tolerated.

Key Ingredients:

Patented Collagen Support Complex
--Blend of amino acids that fight against skin sagging for a firmer appearance

Time-Release Retinol
--Improves skin’s fullness and elasticity while resurfacing skin for a more even tone and texture.

Anti-Aging Peptides
--Improves skin’s structural integrity and provides additional collagen signaling.

Collagen Supporting Antioxidants
--Helps stimulate and suppport healthy collagen.

*since this product contains a time-release retinol, we suggest using it 2-3 times a week at night to start (after cleansing). Avoid the eye area, and apply your moisturizer after applying Nimni Cream. Once your skin builds up tolerance, you can begin using it 5-7 days a week (at night).

   

                                   Learn About the Brand

HydroPeptide has spent the last decade perfecting anti-aging. Their blend of scientists and beauty professionals delivers a unique perspective to challenge traditional beliefs and embrace a new approach to skin health. With access to the top minds in skin science and patented technologies, HydroPeptide will continue to revolutionize anti-aging skin care.

*Shop online here: http://www.hydropeptide.com     

 

Stay Stylish & Beautiful Chicago,

Katie

The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence

Runway Show Competition Featuring Top Emerging Fashion Design Students

On Friday April 28th the Driehaus Design Initiative celebrated the future of fashion at The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence. The event, themed Elements, featured a runway show highlighting the talents of top emerging Chicago fashion design students.

Hosted by Inese and Richard H. Driehaus, The 16th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence took place at Vintage Studios (700 S. Desplaines Street), showcasing 25 designers’ innovative collections, and excellence in sewing techniques and garment construction. 

The elegant fashion soirée was emceed by Sylvia Perez, News Anchor/Reporter on Fox 32 Chicago, and included a pre-party with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, live entertainment, a live auction, and an exclusive VIP after-party. 

The first place designer won $7,500, including photography & make-up for the production of a lookbook, a garment display at Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, and additional media opportunities. The second and third place designers, as well as the five honorable mention designers won cash honorariums.

Wendy Krimins, General Manager, Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue,  selected one participant to receive the Neiman Marcus Distinguished Designer Award and a window display at the Michigan Avenue store, plus one-on-one meetings with a partner, buyer or executive.

Judging the runway show was be a panel of industry experts including:  

-Ellie Cotey, Head of Wardrobe, Joffrey Ballet; 

-Mark Roscoe, President, Mark Roscoe Design;

-Jennifer Worman, CEO of T&J Designs and Blogger at Red Soles and Red Wine.

Participating students were invited to join Driehaus Design Initiative and the Chicago History Museum for the Runway to Showroom: Driehaus Business of Fashion Symposium. The symposium is a day of industry-led panels and open dialogue focusing on business to help designers achieve success. It also includes a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum's costume collection with Costume Curator Petra Slinkard and Costume Collection Manager Jessica Pushor followed by a curator guided tour of the Making Mainbocher exhibition.

Local fashion and design schools participating were:  Columbia College Chicago, Dominican University, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.    

                           About Driehaus Design Initiative

Driehaus Design Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established to promote and encourage design education and to foster public appreciation and understanding of all aspects of fashion design and history. Driehaus Design Initiative contributes proceeds from The Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence to support fashion and design endeavors in Chicago. http://www.driehausdesign.org/ 

  Follow on Instagram and Facebook: @DriehausDesignInitiative

Best of Kenra Professional Hairspray

 I have gone through and tried each of these products with a handful of different hairstyles and I have to say they all serve the purpose they say they do! The scents, the lightweight application, and the amazing hold of these Kenra Professional products is amazing and I am so in love with them that I have already recommended them to a bunch of my beauty loving friends!                                                                                                            About the Product Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13 Perfect Medium Spray 13 combines styling control with a touchable, brush-through hold. This medium hold spray is fast-drying and finishes with a high shine. - Provides styling control without stiffness - Fast-drying formulation for touchable, moveable, brush-through hold - Finishes with high shine “It’s amazing for working with the style, for a flexible finish, and to help with static and fly aways.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray 16 HiDEF Hairspray 16 is a light-defusing finishing spray that holds tousled, undone styles with a matte, flake-free finish. This brushable, humidity resistant hairspray instantly dries on contact, giving any style an airy, windblown finish. The perfect finishing spray for any textured style. - Diffuses light for a long-lasting matte finishing effect - Controls and sets texture, body and fullness - Delivers the most natural looking hold on undone styles - Ultra fine mist instantly dries on contact “Love to use this hairspray to lock in a beachy wave look after using Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray 6 for an undone, matte finish.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Volume Spray 25 Volume Spray 25 provides the maximum amount of volume and hold possible. It leaves hair looking natural and shiny while imparting the strength and volume necessary to make any style last all day. - Super hold up to 120 hours - 24 hour high humidity resistance - Wind resistant up to 25 MPH - Flake-free - Fast-drying “Excellent all around hairspray. It does so much. It can create volume with a high hold, but also with humidity resistance for everyday use!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26 Finishing Spray 26 is the ultimate firm hold hairspray, providing maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. Its fast drying, humidity resistant formulation finishes styles with high shine, and it is completely shampoo soluble. - All-day style retention - Provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support - Fast-drying, non-flaking, non-drying - Humidity-resistant - Finishes with high shine - Helps extend the life of color “This hairspray is great for textured hair and has all the benefits of Volume Spray 25, but with a higher shine.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30 Ultra Freeze Spray 30 locks styles in place with a long-lasting, ultra-firm hold. This fast-drying formula defines, sculpts and freezes styles in place, while providing humidity resistance with a high shine, flake-free finish. - Long-lasting, ultra-firm hold - Dries instantly - Humidity Resistant - Flake-free - High shine finish “For the ultimate high hold that will last all day long!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional                                                     About the Product Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13 Perfect Medium Spray 13 combines styling control with a touchable, brush-through hold. This medium hold spray is fast-drying and finishes with a high shine. - Provides styling control without stiffness - Fast-drying formulation for touchable, moveable, brush-through hold - Finishes with high shine “It’s amazing for working with the style, for a flexible finish, and to help with static and fly aways.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray 16 HiDEF Hairspray 16 is a light-defusing finishing spray that holds tousled, undone styles with a matte, flake-free finish. This brushable, humidity resistant hairspray instantly dries on contact, giving any style an airy, windblown finish. The perfect finishing spray for any textured style. - Diffuses light for a long-lasting matte finishing effect - Controls and sets texture, body and fullness - Delivers the most natural looking hold on undone styles - Ultra fine mist instantly dries on contact “Love to use this hairspray to lock in a beachy wave look after using Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray 6 for an undone, matte finish.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Volume Spray 25 Volume Spray 25 provides the maximum amount of volume and hold possible. It leaves hair looking natural and shiny while imparting the strength and volume necessary to make any style last all day. - Super hold up to 120 hours - 24 hour high humidity resistance - Wind resistant up to 25 MPH - Flake-free - Fast-drying “Excellent all around hairspray. It does so much. It can create volume with a high hold, but also with humidity resistance for everyday use!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26 Finishing Spray 26 is the ultimate firm hold hairspray, providing maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. Its fast drying, humidity resistant formulation finishes styles with high shine, and it is completely shampoo soluble. - All-day style retention - Provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support - Fast-drying, non-flaking, non-drying - Humidity-resistant - Finishes with high shine - Helps extend the life of color “This hairspray is great for textured hair and has all the benefits of Volume Spray 25, but with a higher shine.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30 Ultra Freeze Spray 30 locks styles in place with a long-lasting, ultra-firm hold. This fast-drying formula defines, sculpts and freezes styles in place, while providing humidity resistance with a high shine, flake-free finish. - Long-lasting, ultra-firm hold - Dries instantly - Humidity Resistant - Flake-free - High shine finish “For the ultimate high hold that will last all day long!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional                                                      Learn About the Brand Kenra Professional® is a purely professional brand dedicated to understanding and serving today’s stylists. Our passion is developing best-in-class innovations, delivering superior and reliable results. Kenra Professional strives to elevate the stylists’ artistry and craft. Three unique brands, Kenra, Kenra Platinum, and Kenra Color, are each driven by the daily needs of stylists. A complete range of high-performance products combined with straightforward and accessible education gives stylists the confidence to address every client’s need. *Shop online here: http://www.kenraprofessional.com      Stay Beautiful Chicago, Katie

 I have gone through and tried each of these products with a handful of different hairstyles and I have to say they all serve the purpose they say they do! The scents, the lightweight application, and the amazing hold of these Kenra Professional products is amazing and I am so in love with them that I have already recommended them to a bunch of my beauty loving friends!                                               

 

                                                          About the Product

Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13
Perfect Medium Spray 13 combines styling control with a touchable, brush-through hold. This medium hold spray is fast-drying and finishes with a high shine.
- Provides styling control without stiffness
- Fast-drying formulation for touchable, moveable, brush-through hold
- Finishes with high shine
“It’s amazing for working with the style, for a flexible finish, and to help with static and fly aways.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray 16
HiDEF Hairspray 16 is a light-defusing finishing spray that holds tousled, undone styles with a matte, flake-free finish. This brushable, humidity resistant hairspray instantly dries on contact, giving any style an airy, windblown finish. The perfect finishing spray for any textured style.
- Diffuses light for a long-lasting matte finishing effect
- Controls and sets texture, body and fullness
- Delivers the most natural looking hold on undone styles
- Ultra fine mist instantly dries on contact
“Love to use this hairspray to lock in a beachy wave look after using Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray 6 for an undone, matte finish.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Volume Spray 25
Volume Spray 25 provides the maximum amount of volume and hold possible. It leaves hair looking natural and shiny while imparting the strength and volume necessary to make any style last all day.
- Super hold up to 120 hours
- 24 hour high humidity resistance
- Wind resistant up to 25 MPH
- Flake-free
- Fast-drying
“Excellent all around hairspray. It does so much. It can create volume with a high hold, but also with humidity resistance for everyday use!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26
Finishing Spray 26 is the ultimate firm hold hairspray, providing maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. Its fast drying, humidity resistant formulation finishes styles with high shine, and it is completely shampoo soluble.
- All-day style retention
- Provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support
- Fast-drying, non-flaking, non-drying
- Humidity-resistant
- Finishes with high shine
- Helps extend the life of color
“This hairspray is great for textured hair and has all the benefits of Volume Spray 25, but with a higher shine.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30
Ultra Freeze Spray 30 locks styles in place with a long-lasting, ultra-firm hold. This fast-drying formula defines, sculpts and freezes styles in place, while providing humidity resistance with a high shine, flake-free finish.
- Long-lasting, ultra-firm hold
- Dries instantly
- Humidity Resistant
- Flake-free
- High shine finish
“For the ultimate high hold that will last all day long!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional

                                                    About the Product

Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13
Perfect Medium Spray 13 combines styling control with a touchable, brush-through hold. This medium hold spray is fast-drying and finishes with a high shine.
- Provides styling control without stiffness
- Fast-drying formulation for touchable, moveable, brush-through hold
- Finishes with high shine
“It’s amazing for working with the style, for a flexible finish, and to help with static and fly aways.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Platinum HiDEF Hairspray 16
HiDEF Hairspray 16 is a light-defusing finishing spray that holds tousled, undone styles with a matte, flake-free finish. This brushable, humidity resistant hairspray instantly dries on contact, giving any style an airy, windblown finish. The perfect finishing spray for any textured style.
- Diffuses light for a long-lasting matte finishing effect
- Controls and sets texture, body and fullness
- Delivers the most natural looking hold on undone styles
- Ultra fine mist instantly dries on contact
“Love to use this hairspray to lock in a beachy wave look after using Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray 6 for an undone, matte finish.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Volume Spray 25
Volume Spray 25 provides the maximum amount of volume and hold possible. It leaves hair looking natural and shiny while imparting the strength and volume necessary to make any style last all day.
- Super hold up to 120 hours
- 24 hour high humidity resistance
- Wind resistant up to 25 MPH
- Flake-free
- Fast-drying
“Excellent all around hairspray. It does so much. It can create volume with a high hold, but also with humidity resistance for everyday use!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Platinum Finishing Spray 26
Finishing Spray 26 is the ultimate firm hold hairspray, providing maximum control with long-lasting lift and style retention. Its fast drying, humidity resistant formulation finishes styles with high shine, and it is completely shampoo soluble.
- All-day style retention
- Provides maximum control with long-lasting lift and style support
- Fast-drying, non-flaking, non-drying
- Humidity-resistant
- Finishes with high shine
- Helps extend the life of color
“This hairspray is great for textured hair and has all the benefits of Volume Spray 25, but with a higher shine.” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional


Kenra Ultra Freeze Spray 30
Ultra Freeze Spray 30 locks styles in place with a long-lasting, ultra-firm hold. This fast-drying formula defines, sculpts and freezes styles in place, while providing humidity resistance with a high shine, flake-free finish.
- Long-lasting, ultra-firm hold
- Dries instantly
- Humidity Resistant
- Flake-free
- High shine finish
“For the ultimate high hold that will last all day long!” ~Laken Rose, Director of Education, Kenra Professional

 

                                                   Learn About the Brand

Kenra Professional® is a purely professional brand dedicated to understanding and serving today’s stylists. Our passion is developing best-in-class innovations, delivering superior and reliable results. Kenra Professional strives to elevate the stylists’ artistry and craft.

Three unique brands, Kenra, Kenra Platinum, and Kenra Color, are each driven by the daily needs of stylists. A complete range of high-performance products combined with straightforward and accessible education gives stylists the confidence to address every client’s need.

*Shop online here: http://www.kenraprofessional.com   

 

Stay Beautiful Chicago,

Katie

Hask For Curly Girlies

As a curly girly I am always looking for a hair product to enhance and tame my curls at the same time (girls with curls know what I mean!). I love all things by Hask, but this line especially for my type of hair is perfection. It not only makes my hair light and super soft, it enhances my curls and tones down the frizz factor!

As a curly girly I am always looking for a hair product to enhance and tame my curls at the same time (girls with curls know what I mean!). I love all things by Hask, but this line especially for my type of hair is perfection. It not only makes my hair light and super soft, it enhances my curls and tones down the frizz factor!

                                       About the Product

CALLING ALL CURLS
Say hello to the HASK Coconut Milk & Organic Honey Curl Care Collection, designed with ingredients that cater to your curls and aid in major definition! Each product in the collection, shampoo, conditioner and deep conditioning treatment, were created to give strands a boost of moisture, provide brilliant shine and increased manageability.
Enriched with hydrating coconut milk and nourishing organic honey, each wash removes buildup without stressing or stripping curls of natural oils.
Featuring an exclusive Memory Curl Complex, the products’ formulations provide the perfect styling agent, specifically designed to deliver exceptional hold for longer-lasting, frizz-free curls with a touchable hold.

*Shop online here: http://www.inspiredbeauty.com

Stay Stylish & Beautiful Chicago,

Katie

Fresh Scents with Fragrance Market

This scent, the site, and the convenience of it all has me excited to shop all my favorite fragrances from this spot from now on. I love this fragrance by Mercedes Benz, it's perfect for the summer season with the crisp, light, and refreshing scent. With free shipping on every order of $50 or more it makes it easy and accessible to shop!

This scent, the site, and the convenience of it all has me excited to shop all my favorite fragrances from this spot from now on. I love this fragrance by Mercedes Benz, it's perfect for the summer season with the crisp, light, and refreshing scent. With free shipping on every order of $50 or more it makes it easy and accessible to shop!

                                                   About Fragrance Market

FragranceMarket.us is the newest fragrance online distributor to join the "scent-scene" and we are excited to have launched our brand new website which carries over 3,000 brand names of fragrances, skincare, makeup, and haircare - all at substantially discounted prices!

 

                                                       About the Product

Launched in 2015, Rose from Mercedes Benz is a popular feminine fragrance that boasts of primarily floral and citrus scents. The top notes for the feminine fragrance consist mainly of lemon and black currant. At the heart is a floral mix of creamy rosewood and elemi shades, which are further complimented by woody notes at the bottom such as white musk, amber, cedar, and rosewood. The flacon is made with pink glass and retains much of the original packaging.

SCENT

Top Notes are Lemon, Black Currant
Middle Notes are Elemi Shades, Rosewood
Base Notes are Amber, Cedar, Rosewood, and White Musk

ABOUT THE BRAND

The famous automobile company decided to reach out to men’s fashion and fragrance territory and launched the Mercedes Benz accessories in 2012. The luxury car manufacturing company offers accessories in the form of luxury eyewear, furniture, leather and luggage, fragrances, and other luxury goods. Benz aims their products at the style conscious customers and has made a unique niche with their perfect expression and execution of modern luxury. With a high brand value in the market, Benz aims at creating high quality in each and every detail of the product. Mercedes Benz created a vibrant and sophisticated perfume for men and presented it to the world in a sleek flacon which is both masculine and contemporary.

*Shop Fragrance Market Online Here: http://www.fragrancemarket.us   

*Shop Rose Eau De Toilette Spray by Mercedes Benz: https://www.fragrancemarket.us/products/rose-eau-de-toilette-spray-for-women-by-mercedes-benz?variant=29968472257

 

Stay Stylish Chicago,

Katie