Friday, February 27, 2015

Jackpot Candles review + giveaway

Jackpot candles are made with 100 percent natural soy that create a long-lasting flame and aroma. The scents range from fresh baked holiday cookies and pies to the fresh, clean scent of flowers. Each Jackpot Candle offers a foil-wrapped jewelry item inside valued between $15 and $5,000. My Jack Frost candle smells of peppermint and revealed a pair of cute blue earrings. You get the choice of a pair of earrings, a ring or a necklace inside your candle.

Enter to win a Jackpot Candle in the scent of your choice and the jewelry style of your choosing. Tweet me at @MargauxOnline with a link to this post for a chance to win. The giveaway closes March 3 at 11:59 p.m. (central). I'll announce one winner on Wednesday, March 4!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter community service hair events in Chicago

There are two great community service hair events happening in the next few months in Chicago.

Back Alley Hair provides assistance for those who have fallen on hard times. Their January event, WOOL-sih is for men, women and children in need of affordable professional hair care.

In February, America’s Career Institute Inc. will accept hair donations for a 24 hour period. During Cuts by Cupid, students and alumni will cut and style donor hair for free. Get the details on both these events and organizations here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Holidays

Thanksgiving is less than one week away! I wanted to share a few things including what’s new with my Etsy shop, my Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal, and holiday hair ideas in my latest Examiner article.

I’ve gotten such a great response to my Etsy shop and at many craft fairs this year that I excited to give away free goodies! All orders placed from my Etsy shop between Thursday, November 28 (12:01AM), and Monday, December 1 (11:59PM) (CST) will receive a free gift, a pair of concrete hexagon earrings. Thanks to my friends for sharing photos of my handmade pieces on social media!

Now, enjoy Turkey Day and jump on over to my latest article for holiday hair style ideas!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I’m taking on the Men's Health URBANATHLON in Chicago!

The Men's Health URBANATHLON is an obstacle course run with an urban theme. The race course varies from city to city, so I may be running stadium steps, swinging across monkey bars, or jumping over barricades here in Chicago!

Normally with 14 obstacles over a 10-12 mile distance, This year URBANATHLON has added an all new sprint distance course, with 7 obstacles over 3-5 miles. I’ll be running the sprint distance and so can you! Use the discount code: FIT to get 20% off with the cost of registration.

The race is chip timed. Post race there will be music, food trucks, a beer garden (with one free beer for race participants), at the Men’s Health URBANATHLON Festival. It’s not just for men, obviously!

Register today!

10.18 – Soldier Field, Chicago (hosted by Shaun T!)
10.25 – Citi Field, New York
11.23 – AT&T Park, San Francisco

Use code FIT for 20% off!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Upcoming Art Fairs

I have several shows I'm preparing for in late summer and fall! I'll have everything in my Etsy shop and more!

August 30 - Artopia Fest - Pilsen
The Chicago Urban Art Society
600 W Cermak Rd, Chicago

September 20-21 - Portage Park Community Fair
Irving Park Rd. & Central Avenue, Chicago
9-5 daily

November 8 - Resurrection High School
7500 W. Talcott Ave. Chicago

Sunday, August 3, 2014

EDEN BodyWorks Presents "Celebrate My Beauty!" in Chicago

Chicago natural beauties spent the evening celebrating their beauty at the W Chicago City Center hotel on July 31. Hosted by EDEN BodyWorks, “Celebrate My Beauty!” is hosted by Francheska Medina, natural beauty, nutrition and fitness expert and the voice behind Francheska serves up helpful tips, suggestions, and inspiration on her YouTube channel, Natural Living With Hey Fran Hey: Going natural from the inside out: tips on DIY beauty, natural hair care, nutrition and fitness; all with a bohemian twist! Catch the rest of the flicks here!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black Girls RUN! 2014 Preserve the Sexy Tour: Chicago recap

A group of dedicated women arrived early to City Point Loft over the weekend to Preserve the Sexy with Black Girls RUN! The Preserve the Sexy Tour is a one-day workshop for female runners of all levels to expand their knowledge of running.

The group was welcomed by BGR! Co-founder, Toni Carey before diving into the day’s workshops. First, we learned about proper running form with Newton Running Chicago including foot strike and shoe types.

We practiced a few running drills, then hit the pavement to try out Newton Running shoes.

Next, we covered the importance of stretching in our fitness routine while actively learning foam and stick rolling best practices.

For me, the highlight of the day was the BGR! Fitness Party. We were led in several African dances with origins in various regions of the continent. I loved this so much! There was a lot of side to side motion using the muscles on the outer thigh that don't get worked very hard in running.

The Preserve the Sexy tour is still on the road. Check the website to find a city near you and join the fun!
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