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Review // Lime Crime Carousel Lipgloss

Posted on: Sunday, November 27, 2011


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.

Black Friday (and Thursday) at Mini Penny Shop

Posted on: Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving, Minis! I am monumentally thankful for all of the friends, family, and readers who have made Mini Penny the fun adventure that it has been so far. I can't wait to continue this blog and share many more things with all of you!

To show my appreciation, I'm starting my Black Friday sale early! All day today and tomorrow, you can get 30% off of everything in the Mini Penny Shop by using the code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout!

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday. Be careful out in the crowds tomorrow if you're planning on hitting up the mall or stores. It can really get bonkers out there!

Hair Repair Product Reviews: Ion, Zotos, and Hask

Posted on: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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.

Magnificent Mile

Posted on: Sunday, November 20, 2011

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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.

New Items for Sale!

Posted on: Saturday, November 19, 2011

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

The Local Firm + Miista

Posted on: Thursday, November 17, 2011

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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.

Intarsia

Posted on: 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!

Bombshell Mini Art Show at Uprise Skateshop

Posted on: Sunday, November 13, 2011

Photo courtesy of Bombshell Skateboards
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.

Bicycle FIlm Festival Chicago

Posted on: Thursday, November 10, 2011


Photo courtesy of Heritage Bicycles General Store. Click to enlarge.
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!

When Sage and I arrived at the skatepark, these nice fellows pulled me aside and asked to snap a picture of my bicycle in me. How could I say no? I really love how they turned out!

I went ahead and threw this image up on LookBook. My outfit wasn't anything ├╝ber-creative, but it is a change of pace to see what I'm wearing when I'm riding around the city!

A note about this jacket — it's amazing. My mom got it for me for Christmas two years ago for my winter bike riding. It's a super thin shell, but it's really, really warm and weatherproof! I love that it's cut a little lower in the back to prevent the unsightly butt-crack, plus an inside zipper pocket to hold goodies. Thanks, mom!

Tomorrow is Friday (TGIF!) and 11/11/11. I'm sure it will be a Twilight-Zone-esque type of day.

Ripped tights, DIY
Big Buddha Rylee Oxfords, Bakers
Vintage Guess? Shorts, Thrift + DIY
Black belt with gold hardware, Thrift
Alternative Apparel heather grey tank, UO
Mossimo Red flannel, Target
Champion weather-proof shell, Target
Gold triangle necklace, Etsy

No Laughing Matter

Posted on: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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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.

My Kind of Town

Posted on: Thursday, November 3, 2011

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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.

A preview...

Posted on: Tuesday, November 1, 2011


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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