It Takes A Lot of Work to Look This Good

meOne of the many perks to this blog has been the events we have gotten to attend. I love to get in a fancy dress, have my hair and nails done, and just look like i rolled off the red carpet. I have the hope that one day that will happen. In the meantime, I am sharing some of the events and things that were part of this night.

me without make upJust like Viola Davis on HTGWM here is the real me. No make up and in the chair to take care of my hair. I try to take care of my hair when that nasty color shows up. The lovely girls at Swerve took really good care of me.

anessa elle and meElle did my color and cut and relaxed me. Anessa told me about Swerve and the new make up line that was launching. I will be telling you about it soon.

nailsIt is also important to get the perfect polish shade for the dress. This was from Essie Swing Velvet just like my dress.

Here are some of the products that I used for the night that I love

lemon sageThis Chicago weather plays havoc on your skin making it dry . Wearing a spaghetti strap dress , this product was a dream in the shower. Plus the scent uplifted my mood with the citrus scent.


laurie hermann skin care productsI just found these marvelous skin care products from a great California gal, Laurie Hermann. I was really excited when she told me this was the same products that Laurie Hermann used on Courteney Cox. They made my face feels so soft and actually removed a few creases around my eyes


nena foundationI can ‘t stop bragging about this product. It is the perfect cover up and the perfect match up with it is the Nena CC Creme under it. I love it because it works so well in photographs giving the perfect coverage

impulsecollectionThe Impulse collection from Macy’s certainly added to the look. With 20 eye shadows,ย  3 blushes, and bronzers , took me from cold Chiberia to Hollywood. Great especially for achieving that Red Carpet smoky eye look as well.


besame_lipstick_sampler-1024x768I was thrilled beyond belief when I received the Besame lip stick sample. This shade is the same they use on the ABC series “Agent Carter.” I was a little skeptical of going this dark and red. I was pleasantly surprised when I got a compliment in the bathroom that the shade was perfect for me. Big plus, it didn’t come off after cocktails or dinner.

wet and wild mascaraThe look is finished off withย  new Wet and Wild mascara for that dramatic look . This is important for me because of my deep set eyes that have a small appearance

The dress has to have the right accessories. Until I can borrow some goodies from Harry Winston, some good friends sent me gorgeous pieces that I will treasure

madame butterlfly braceletThis bracelet started many conversations last night. People were enchanted enough that it was a beautiful piece of jewelry, what was cool to say was that the bracelet told a story. It is from Opera Bracelets. They specialize in making these one of kind bracelets that use beads to tell the story of the world’s greatest operas.

I felt like a star with this beautiful piece of jewelry around my neck. Its the lovely only heart necklace . It sparkles with the beauty of Swarovski crystals and a rhodium heart.



qupid shoesWe finish off the look with these sparkly shoes from Qupid . They were comfortable enough to let me boogie on the dance floor all night.




About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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