By Joanne Molina of Second City Style Magazine
With the departure of Marshall Field’s Chicagoans should be looking for local companies who can make the season bright. In addition to your Sephora addition, take a look at the web sites, shops and catalogs offered by some Chicago companies who make the ladies and gents look lovely.
She’s a legend that was even given her own Chicago street in the heart of the Gold Coast. Even if you can’t afford at her luxurious salon, you still have plenty of options: candles, vitamins, make-up and her world-famous fragrances.
Tea light trio, $29
Seven Sacred Oils (inspired by the Tut exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Natural History), $125
Founded by a 27-year old wunderkind Cindy Melk, this 16-year old company is the perfect place to find a stocking stuffer for your sister or an all-out spa day spoiler kit for your mom. Their website offers a guide for buying their skincare according to type and check out their great selection of make-up that’s inspired by the same aquatic plant ingredients used in their face and bath products.
Deluxe Spa-at-Home Collection, $80
H2O Plus Holiday to Go, $16.50 (it’s under $20!!)
Vosges (nope, not a typo)
Bobbi Brown lip gloss, $19
Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics partner on a new, limited edition dark milk chocolate + macha green tea Beauty Bar to coincide with the launch of Bobbi Brown’s Fall 2006 Chocolate makeup collection.
The ultimate gift source for ladies who love the au natural. With cute names, pretty packaging and amazing price tags.. grab a bunch for your gal pals.
Chamomile Babe, $3.50
Rose Silk Milk, $9.00
Take a deep breath and delve into Neaclear’s endless number of body care products. This Park Ridge-based company channels the power of oxygen in their patented four-step oxygenation process, ensuring that oxygen is stabilized, active, and actually present in each of their products. From toothpaste to foot scrub, each product is designed to compliment one aspect of your life. Choose from facial care, haircare, healthcare and body care that’s environmentally friendly, biodegradable packaging, never tested on animals, naturally derived, and non toxic.
Liquid Oxygen Conditioner