Dana Weems

Dana Weems

Dana Weems is a contributing writer and a fashion/beauty columnist for GMO. A Chicago native, Dana earned a MA in journalism from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in broadcasting with an emphasis in broadcast news from Grand Valley State University. She’s interned and worked at WLS-TV; ABC 7 Chicago’s entertainment show Windy City LIVE. Still freelancing, Dana has written for news sites, public affairs-based publications, fashion websites and other organizations.

She can be contacted at dana@glossmagazineonline.com and danaweems.com.

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Dana's F.A.B. (Fashion & Beauty) Files:

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Thursday, 07 March 2013 21:52

Make-up Brush Makeover

Cleaning make-up brushes can be a daunting task. But, because it’s one of the single most important beauty tools, it has to be done. For some of us, it’s months before we clean them while others just throw them out. It’s bad enough you’ve used a brush over and over, building up more bacteria, but you’re going to throw away that perfectly good brush?

Dana's F.A.B. (Fashion & Beauty) Files:

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Thursday, 07 March 2013 21:43

Be a LUSH: Face Your Beauty Care Needs From Head to Toe

Being fabulous should not cost you to abuse your skin. I love a nicely beat face, perfumes and heavenly smelling skin products but I also love my skin. I often receive compliments on the softness and smoothness of my skin, so it’s important to me that it stays that way. Realize that beauty care consists of not just the face; it’s head to toe. So, take your body on a FAB journey to ...

Dana's F.A.B. (Fashion & Beauty) Files

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Friday, 04 January 2013 22:05

Fashionistas and fashionisters, I have a little treat for you. There are a bunch of fashion and beauty apps for virtual shopping parties, deals on on-trend items, consultations, instant access to the latest from top designers, to creating look books and even your own virtual closet and more. With so many to sort through, it can be overwhelming. I’ll make it easier on you and tell you which ones to check out.

Who is Allegra Dolores?

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 04 January 2013 20:49

Allegra Dolores is in a lane of their own. No one genre suits the musical stylings of the dynamic duo which consists of Southside Chicago-bred biological sisters Kimeco and Asia. Their style can be described as a mix of Hip Hop, Punk Rock, edge, feisty and harmony but it doesn’t do them any justice for they are much more than artists who fall into a category.

How to Manage Your Hair During Winter

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Friday, 04 January 2013 19:54

Have you ever noticed with the onset of winter or summer, your hair texture seems different? Feeling brittle or dry, less full or lack of body, or you’re noticing a lot of split ends? If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned, it could have been a result of your hair care regimen.

GMO Model Profile: Meet Travis Lee Ferguson

Published in Fashion & Beauty
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 01:17

Also make sure to check out this issue's female GMO Model Profile, April Lewis!

Artist and Cancer Survivor Abbe Sennett

Published in Health & Fitness
Thursday, 18 October 2012 15:36

Abbe Sennett learned early on that time is precious and so she lives as a true artist finding beauty and a reason to smile at every life experience. She spends her days as a wife, mother to a dog named Sasha, and as a commercial illustrator, fine artist, and website programmer.

Off to School: Keep Off that Freshman 15

Published in Health & Fitness
Monday, 03 September 2012 22:13

The first year of college is all about gaining: a new found freedom, new friends and a new sense of responsibility. Unfortunately for some, these may be accompanied by a few pounds.

Romantic Date Night IN

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:10

No need not to spend time with your sweetie because your pockets are kind of... shallow. Everyone is trying to save money, so don’t think you have to plan an extravagant, oh-so-fancy and costly night out on the town. You can enjoy that special person in your life right at home. If you’re wondering how exactly, don’t wreck your brain trying to figure it out. Here are 20 date night ideas that are inexpensive, creative, romantic and fun to make the best of a low-key night with your boo thingy or pet-name of your liking.

Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield has yet another movie to add to her resume. The seasoned actress seen in The Josephine Baker Story, Hill Street Blues, Eve’s Bayou, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, The Cheetah Girls and Madea’s Family Reunion, takes on a role she’s never played before in the new dance flick, Battlefield America.

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