Make It Better

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Watch our video on styling a basic t-shirt with glam accessories and then check out our entire MIB TV channel

Make plans to visit Wrigleyville this weekend because the historic Chicago neighborhood is so much more than baseball and beer. 

Find seven shops, restaurants and attractions you have to visit here

Kicking off our #MIBBestOf2014 celebration @chicagobotanic! It’s a beautiful night to celebrate our winners! (at Chicago Botanic Garden)

Happy #NationalDogDay from Gus (and a sneak peek into our #September #fashion shoot)! Share photos of your pup using the hashtag #MIBDogDay and we’ll repost our faves 🐶

Getting glam with @sephora at their new highlighting and contouring beauty class! #summerbeauty #makeup #Sephora (at Sephora - Watertower Place)


Sophie Uliano is a leading natural beauty expert and New York Times best-selling author. Read our interview with Uliano to learn how you can make your beauty routine healthier and greener. 

Each season, new cosmetics debut that promise to beautify, lift and highlight our best features.

But often the best products are the tried and true, the ones that continue to be cult classics year after year. We’ve rounded up the all-star beauty products that you need to have in your arsenal.

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. is definitely something to smile about. 

Read our review of the Evanston restaurant and brewery here

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival
Begins August 22

For 10 days, the Mag Mile will host fantastic events like A Magnificent Taste this Friday, ShopFest this Saturday and Sunday and The Magnificent Mile Chicago Women’s Half-Marathon & 5K on August 31. 

Find four more events to check out this weekend here