GrandeLIPS COLOR Now Available

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This formula instantly smooths and plumps lips and comes in 6 beautiful colors plus original clear. 

GrandeLIPS comes in the following shades :
Barely There, Midnight Purple, Sunset Orange, Pale Rose, Lust Red, Hot Fuchsia and Clear.

Infused with lip plumping ingredients from our original treatment serum for long term benefits .


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For more info about Grande Natursls

About Grande Natursls, LLC.                      Grande Naturals products are now in over 1000 salons and spas in the US and internationally. The reason for our success? “Our products work wonders.” says Alicia Grande, CEO. “We’ve developed a line of products that are cosmetic problem solvers and by doing so, we have gained customer loyalty. Our customers know they can call us and ask questions. They looks to us for what’s new and what’s effective…and that’s what we bring to them.

All Grande Naturals, LLC products offer a 90 day money back guarantee.

GrandeLASH™-MD has been tweeted by celebs including Cat Deeley who says: “as much as I’d like to keep you a secret, it’s more fun to share! Hooked!”

Ms. Catwalk Boutique a local business: Fashion Focus Spotlight  

Ms. Catwalk Boutique a local business: Fashion Focus Spotlight  

Ms. Catwalk !-Lights, Camera and Fashion

Ms. Catwalk logo courtesy of website

That’s right! Once you step through the doors of Ms. Catwalk you will be in awe of the unique pieces of fashions, jewelry and footwear are on display.

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I was like a child in a candy store! I just wanted to fill the counter with fashion & accessories to buy the unique clothing because there is an extensive range to choose from. 

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The fashions are definitely high quality, tastefully designed and will make you look like a million  bucks!  The clothes are Fun, Feminine, and Flirty.

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As part of my featured support your community local businesses series… this is a business that I strongly suggest that you stop, visit and buy!

About Ms. Catwalk
Retail clothing and accessories for women. Owned by Michon Stuttley, a designer, probation officer, and an attorney/partner of the Stuttley Law Group, LLC.

Photography by Chicago Imaging
Photography by Chicago Imaging
Price ranges varies from inexpensive to moderate. The “reality look” is once you are clothed or accessorized with a Ms. Catwalk garment get ready for “Lights, Camera and Fashion “!


Ms. Catwalk logo courtesy of website
Retail Location- conventionally located at:   2311 S. Michigan Avenue                             Chicago, Illinois 60616                                        312-929-3360

Clothing categories range from: Accessories, Bottoms, Dresses, Hand bags, Outerwear, Plus Sizes, Tees and Tops.


Ms. Catwalk logo courtesy of website
Ms. Catwalk logo courtesy of website

So, when your are in the market for some new, classy, fashionable, funky and stylish clothing and accessories just remember Ms. Catwalk.


Ms. Catwalk logo courtesy of website
Check out Ms. Catwalk on Facebook as well!👍👗👚👖

Getting your pamper on

This blog post addresses salon services and how to support local businesses in your neighborhood and beyond. I have a favorite professional nail care center that I frequent for nail and eyelash extensions services. 

What I love about this business is that it provides prompt and professional services. On an average weekend without a special holiday the average time spent in the salon is less than 3 hours.  

I wanted to get an early start, so I arrived in the salon at 10:10 a.m. Receiving 3 separate services, I was out by 11:50a.m.
This was right up my alley… No waiting and great service! My service included:

 Spa Pedicure, No-Chip manicure, waxing of eyebrows, and individual eyelash extensions. 

I have been in the beauty industry for over 30+ years and have taught these type of services along with the recommended times of completion and each service averaged 25 to 35 minutes at most.  This is on point!

Client is recriving brow waxing

I was pleasantly pleased with the services provided. While getting brow waxing and lash extensions, one of the owners explained to me the issues they face with the business being seasonal and not being as lucrative as one may think. Credit card services and hidden fees to the merchant was a concern for the salon owner.  

It is tough operating a business, along with the overhead, staff compensation and customer profits. Even though, I received a quality salon service. I was concerned about the business being successful year round.  

Some creative tips in supporting your local businesses:

  • Frequently patronage the business
  • Refer friends and family
  • Spread the word
  • Plan a spa day with the girls
  • Do a family night
  • Keep it creative (visit the salon in the middle of the week)

You may ask …What’s in it for you? It helps keep the community vital, prosperous and respected by patronizing your local businesses.

Services offered
:                                              Acrylic, Gel, Pink & White, Manicure, Spa Pedicure, Waxing, Mini Facial, Eyelash Extension and brow tinting.


:                                                                  Classic Nails~Professional Nail Care Center 8640 S. Lafayette Avenue                          Chicago, IL 60620

Plan to schedule time for yourself today!  

The Victoria’s Secret Swim Special 

The Sexiest Swim Show of the Year, THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SWIM SPECIALReturns Wednesday, March 9, on the CBS Television Network

Swim Special 2016 Announcement
Come out of the cold and get a glimpse into Victoria’s Secrets hottest swim show of the year, THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SWIM SPECIAL, Wednesday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Shot on the beautiful island of St. Barth’s in the French West Indies, THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SWIM SPECIAL takes viewers on an exotic trip with the Victoria’s Secret Angels. The special combines the hottest musical acts, the sexiest swim styles and the world’s most beautiful women. Joining them on the island to perform will be pop superstars Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas.


Swim Special 2016 Musical Guest – Demi Lovato
Swim Special 2016 Musical Guest – Nick Jonas
 Supermodels Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, Taylor Hill and Vita Sidorkina share their perspective of shooting the hottest swim catalogue and exploring St. Barth island life – from the city streets to the beaches.

We hope that you will be able to watch the show! 

Swim Special 2016 Announcement
Behati Launches Swim 2016
Behati Launches Swim 2016
Enjoy the swim wear and the show!

Eight Annual ‘TAX-FREE’ Shopping Event At 900 North Michigan Shops

  Attention All readers!!! Want another reason to SHOP? ( Spring Happens Only Periodically)😀

With spring on the horizon, it’s time to ditch the sweaters and UGG boots, and go shopping! Find the perfect spring looks at 900 North Michigan Shops’ eighth annual Tax-Free shopping event happening on Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17.

SAVE the DATE!!!

Diversity Shopping- photo courtesy website
Not only will shoppers receive their purchases tax-free at select shops (Cook County sales tax jumped to 10.25% this year!!!) they will also get a “More Than ‘Tax-Free’” discount of 15% off at stores such as J.Crew, Club Monaco, Kate Spade New York, L.K. Bennett, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Original Penguin, Azeeza, Kaehler Luggage, Karen Millen and more! 
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Celebrate Tax Day by shopping “More Than ‘Tax Free’” April 15-17, 2016 

Chicago, IL (March 2016) – Hold on to your wallets and get ready for the Eighth Annual ‘Tax-Free’ event at 900 North Michigan Shops. Shop select stores during Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17, 2016 and receive a “More Than ‘Tax-Free’” discount in celebration of Tax Day.

 For the first time in eight years, select shops will cover the cost of sales tax, plus give shoppers an added percentage off for being loyal customers. This once a year shopping event will save you 15% off merchandise. Get a jump on spring shopping and grab some great deals at J.Crew, Club Monaco, MaxMara, L.K. Bennett, Mezlan, Glasses LTD. and more!

Diversity Shopping- photo courtesy website
For this weekend only, shoppers can take advantage of $10 parking each day from Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 16. Parking tickets must be validated with purchase on same-day receipts. See concierge for details.

*For a full listing of participating retailers and more information, please visit

*Individual store exceptions may apply. 

About 900 North Michigan Shops                   900 North Michigan Shops is a visually stunning and highly desired shopping destination that resides on the north end of Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile. The exclusive tenant mix offers shoppers an unparalleled experience of over 70 luxury lifestyle shops featuring Bloomingdale’s and a strong line-up of national brands perfectly complemented by an eclectic collection of unique boutiques and a diverse selection of delectable dining options.