MINI PENNY: November 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Review // Lime Crime Carousel Lipgloss

Oh, happy Saturday! Today I got the great surprise of the all-new Lime Crime Carousel Lip Gloss in the mail. I was pretty excited to see that LC was coming out with a new product line. I adore their lip sticks, so I knew that the announcement of lip glosses was great news.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hair Repair Product Reviews: Ion, Zotos, and Hask

Obviously I have some concerns with my hair's health. I color regularly — well, not as regularly as I used to — with harsh bleach. I also blow dry, straighten, and curl on a daily basis. On top of all this, I live in a cold, windy city that sucks the moisture out of my skin and hair.

Upon moving to Chicago I decided to go on a quest for some really amazing hair restoring products. I had been using the Hask Placenta leave in conditioner after reading The Dainty Squid talk about it a bit. I really enjoyed it. The price is right and the result is very nice. But while it works for me, it doesn't work for everyone — especially considering that it's made of, well, placenta. See the full review after the jump.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Magnificent Mile

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I spent the chilly day with my mom! We went down to the Magnificent Mile for some shopping and touristy goodness.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Items for Sale!

Slowly but surely I am adding new items to the Mini Penny Shop.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Local Firm + Miista

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Cheers, Minis! I don't have a terrible amount to update you with today, but certainly wanted to share my absolutely amazing finds with you. Consider this a "haul" of sorts — except with only two items.

Monday, November 14, 2011


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The weather has really been quite splendid the past few days here in Chicago. Yesterday it hit 70° (according to my phone) and today was in the high 50°s. Love it!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bombshell Mini Art Show at Uprise Skateshop

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If you're in Chicago, try and stop by Uprise Skateshop today for the Bombshell Mini Art Show! I will be there for the first hour or so before I have to head into work, so stop by and say hello! My friend Sage makes these really awesome skate decks and I did a little bit of modeling for them on Friday. Come see 'em! More details and photos after the jump.

Wicker Park

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Hope your weekend has been as great as mine! Yesterday my friend Josh and I went to Cemitas Puebla for our free cemitas (Thanks ScoutMob!) and they were absolutely divine.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bicycle FIlm Festival Chicago

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I wanna share this awesome little photo with you guys and give a big thanks to Heritage Bicycles General Store. They paired up with Alan Gagne from FourEyePhoto (assisted by Chris Rios) during the Sunday portion of the Bicycle Film Festival in Chicago. Click to enlarge the photo — it's really great!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

No Laughing Matter

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Just kidding, laugh it up.

I came to realize that I don't have many photos on my blog of smiling. I look so... serious. Frankly, I'm not a terribly serious person — I giggle, I'm awkward, and I make bad jokes. So here. This is me smiling and being me.

More reasons for smiles after the jump.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Kind of Town

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Okay, I know. It's been almost two weeks since my last outfit post. Everything with the move and the unpacking was so hectic that I just haven't had the time. Well, tonight it's rainy and blustery in Chicago, I'm off work for the night, so I figured I'd share.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A preview...

I've been really awful about keeping you all up to date on my Chicago move. Like I said yesterday, I'm here! I've been so wrapped up with unpacking (and I had my first day at work today) that I haven't been able to do anything for the blog...

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