The Real Deal About Chemical Peels with Glytone

You guys know I love trying new things, especially when it comes to beauty. That’s why I was SO excited when my friends at Glytone reached out and asked me to try one of their chemical peels at Lapiel Laster Center here in Chicago! I had never gotten one before, so I was a complete newbie to the whole process, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it! 

Typically, when one thinks chemical peel, they likely think of Samantha in Sex & the City with a red, peeling face. Don’t worry, today’s post will entirely change that viewpoint! I’m breaking down my own chemical peel experience with Glytone and Lapiel, my before and after pictures, benefits of getting one and more. Keep reading below to take a look!

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A Guide to the World’s Cherry Capital: Traverse City, Michigan

As Austin and I wrap up our quick weekend trip to Traverse City, Michigan, also known as the “Cherry Capital of the World,” I can’t help but reflect on the great memories we made in such a short period of time! It was so nice to escape the big city and enjoy some quiet downtime together. While there, I definitely learned that doing nothing is most certainly doing something, just for yourself. In Northern Michigan, relaxing and slowing down with a good book or among friends is a way of life, not just a self-care trend.

Something else to know about Traverse City, it’s increasingly proud of itself and the fact that it’s a part of Pure Michigan. Everyone walks around with Michigan shirts, hats, you name it. And I LOVE that about the city! As someone who moved around all over most of my life, I admire people that call one state their true home and love it with their whole heart. I’m getting that way with Illinois, but you know what I mean 🙂 Keep reading below for my thoughts on where to eat, what to do and where to shop should you ever venture to Traverse City, Michigan! And believe me, I do recommend going.

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My Thoughts on Macy’s Beauty Box

Growing up, many of my first experiences I ever had with makeup, skincare and beauty overall were at the counters of various department stores, including the beloved Macy’s. I vividly remember buying my first ever moisturizer, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, as a high-schooler. I swear I’ll never forget that memory! 

Though traditional beauty counters are still around these days, subscription boxes are much more relevant and up-to-speed when it comes to curating the latest trends. They’re also SUCH a great way to try out a handful of new products without the commitment! That’s why I was so excited to find out Macy’s actually has their own. It’s like the best of both worlds! In today’s post, I’m reviewing it and sharing a few more perks of being a part of the subscription, just in case you’re curious and want to get your own! Keep reading below to see more.

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