TWO of the hottest shows were there…and I worked, I played,dined and explored!
Even though I travel to Chicago often o NEVER get tired of it. So much to enjoy, eat and do!
Here’s what I found at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and SPA conference and AMERICAS’ Beauty Show in Chicago this year:
Makeup is a little different …no cake face! No buffet of makeup on the face on a daily basis.
Self-care continues to be in the forefront of beauty and skincare!
It was all about Lashes for days! So many lashes and lash extension classes now more than ever. Faux Lashes and lash extensions don’t seem to be going away.
Vajacials are STILL trending.
Anal bleaching….yes it is a thing. Brghtenup wowed the crowd.
Teeth are getting some bling with …Tooth Kandy! They dazzled on the show floor.
Men’s grooming is HOTTER than ever.
Now that everybody seems to be getting Tattoos aftercare skin care is big business.
HAIR CARE is becoming more clean, green and anti-aging too. Appliances and tools are on fire.
I also discovered some yummy places to eat. One was the infamous Gibsons of Chicago. It reminded me of old Hollywood restaurants. The service was divine and the the food was too. If you are ever in the Rosemont area attending a show at that convention center or have business near by…You must try the Garbage Salad.
I had to stop yet again by the infamous Garetts popcorn for their caramel & cheese mixed popcorn. OMG so decadent. Your lips will not be able to resist.
The micro breweries are still poppin everywhere and the bar and brewery called Short Fuse Brewing Company had a great vibe and made many beers on site.
SHOPPING downtown Chicago and the Magnificent Mile are awesome.
My favorite store downtown is AKIRA.
But I fell in love with the FASHION Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. There was Bloomingdales, Steve Madden, Nordstrom Rack and more.
Did I forget to mention Versace? The line to get into the the VERSACE store was enormous. I didn’t have time to wait. I wanted to buy a pair of Steve Madden shoes I saw in the window but the long line red rope and door assistant were NOT moving. I tried!
Shoppers,shopper and more shoppers. All got in my way.