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Beauty tips for your first day at a new job

Work Wear x SP1/2

When it comes to the first day at a new job, it’s important to put your best foot (and face!) forward. One of the easiest ways to settle those first-day jitters and make a stellar first impression is to find the perfect work-appropriate look.

  • Wear your hair in a bun or a braid – Keeping your hair off your face sends the message that you are ready to get down to business.
  • Opt for comfortable shoes – the ones you can easily move around in.
  • Go easy on the perfume – keep it simple and light.
  • Get a fresh manicure – It’ll make you look as powerful and put together as you feel.
  • Accessorize tastefully – Don’t overdo it

Bonus tip – Stock up on mints – Chewing gum isn’t exactly the picture of professionalism.

Remember less is more. Keep it simple, radiant and refreshing and you will be feeling better than ever.

Safe Sun Habits

Summer is here and that means time to brush up on our sun safety habits before the fun begins. The best way to enjoy your time outdoors this summer is to get smart and practice safe sun.Safe Sun x Samosa POP via Pinterest

  1. Sunscreen
    • Generously apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 which provides broad spectrum protection.
    • Don’t skimp. Use at least an ounce of sunscreen for every time at least 30 minutes before going outside.
    •  Re-apply every two hours after swimming or sweating.
  2. Timing
    • Limit sun exposure for sun-burn prone parts like eyes, nose, lips by wearing protective gear such as a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.
    • Sun’s rays are strongest in between 10 am to 4 pm so seek shade when appropriate.
  3. Hydration
    • Drink plenty of water especially on hot sunny days to keep your body amply hydrated.

Hope you have a safe and happy upcoming summer!

Summer Spa date

Summer spa date x Samosa POP One of my most favorite things to do is a spa date with my mom especially in this Summer season. I love it when she visits. This month I went hiking in the Smokies with her and upon our return it was a perfect occasion to pamper ourselves with pedicures. So thanks to PrettyQuick we quickly found an amazing place in the west suburbs of Chicago called Simply Nails Spa. Continue reading

Spring Beauty: Lip scrub

Here is a great quick fix to keep lips smooth and youthful. The scrub is easy to make and reasonable.


  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • a touch of honey
  • a drop of vanilla


1. Mix the vanilla, honey, and brown sugar together in a small bowl.

2. Rub the scrub on your lips.

3. Let the scrub sit for a minute. Easily wipe it off with a damp washcloth.

Dream Giveaway – free meals and manis for a year

 Win a year of free meals and manicures from Radish and PrettyQuick! 1 What do you dream about? Looking to squeeze in more me-time? Wouldn’t life be perfect if your nails always looked amazing through a weekly relaxing manicure and a healthy fresh meal was delivered to you for dinner??!! A girl can dream! But, this dream can now be a reality. PrettyQuick and Radish – two amazing apps that do just this have teamed up to bring us an amazing giveaway. From healthy meal delivery to one-click beauty booking, Chicago’s favorite apps make me-time easier! Enter here to win a free Radish meal and a free PrettyQuick manicure each week for a year (over a $1500 value)! What are you waiting for?! Enter right away at and tell everybody about it. This amazing giveaway ends April 14th, 11:59 PM CST #mealsandmanis
mealsandmanis.com3Let’s talk later!! I am off to enter this amazing contest while getting pretty quick and enjoying a yummy meal. Good luck!

Mani Monday: Spring nails for Girls Night Out

nail date.jpgLast week I had a mani pedi date with one of my best girlfriends; the stylish and creative woman behind ‘Windy City Wardrobe‘. Dāsha and I used our PrettyQuick app to book a nail date just a couple hours ahead of time. It was a fun girls night out filled with trend talks and sharing our latest wins & woes. I love this girl. You have to check out her amazing blog (here) if you haven’t yet.  Continue reading

YASOU Skincare review

Hello Hydration!yasou skin care x Samosa POP 3Today I am excited to share some incredible skincare products I recently got to test out. YASOU is a skincare brand that specializes in luxe Greek-inspired natural skin care products that contain some serious organic ingredients. YASOU is made locally in the US and is a friendly to the Earth. Not only are their ingredients primarily plant-derived, even their packaging in biodegradable.yasou skin care x Samosa POP Living in the Chicago area (after the winter we had), my skin has been feeling parched even though the weather is starting to warm up. And the wind in the windy city does not help either. I have been looking to switch up my daily skin care routine to something more hydrating. That’s when I discovered YASOU. I wanted a product that’s made mostly with natural ingredients. I tried out the brand’s replenishing cellular day and night cream last month. I wanted to give it a good 3 weeks before I reviewed it here. And it has been great. My skin feels like how it would feel after a facial. It feels loved. The creams are heavier than what I was used to earlier so I started off using it every other day. What I love the most about it is even with my combination skin type, the creams do not feel too oily and leave room for it to breathe. I haven’t had any breakouts because of it. Infact I feel my pores are tightening up as I continue to use it.yasou skin care x Samosa POP 2My favorite is the rich and reinvigorating night cream. It gives my skin the much-needed moisturizing and I wake up with my face feeling soft and hydrated. I think it’s repairing the damage from the harsh winter days. I might even start using it almost everyday once it gets colder.yasou skin care x Samosa POP 4I am excited to see and feel the benefits as I continue to use these products. This skin care line feels very pampering. It’s like at-home spa day every day.  Indulgence in a jar! I am also looking forward to trying out their upcoming hand cream. I know my hands would thank me if I had that in my purse.

Give YASOU a try. I love that their philosophy is all about holistic healthy living.

These products were provided by YASOU Skincare! All opinions shared here are mine.