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Beauty, Tech

22 December 2015 / By Nikia Jefferson

Soothe: The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gift…For Yourself

 

Aroma Therapy

Sometimes, the most wonderful time of the year turns out to also be the most stressful. Shopping for (and wrapping) numerous gifts, playing hostess for family and friends and/or house-hopping during the holiday season can certainly take its toll. Thankfully, the on-demand massage app, Soothe*, is here to help!

When everything starts to settle down, what could possibly sound better than getting a full-body massage in the comfort of your own home? Nothing, right?!

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Tech

30 April 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

Jumpstart Your Social Life With Sosh

 

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Hip-Hop karaoke, a sushi rolling class and a 24K gold facial.

No, these unique experiences can’t be found in the same location (unfortunately). However, they are just a sampling of what you’ll discover on the best new app for social butterflies, Sosh.

As soon as you signup, the most highly recommended spots around town will be featured on your homepage. My newest favorite, “Chicago’s Best Hole-In-The-Walls”, details the city’s best spots for good eats and no frills. Two of my favorites, Nuevo Leon and Lem’s BBQ, were included. So let’s just say, I know the list is legit.

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Shopping, Tech

18 March 2014 / By Nikia Jefferson

3 Mobile Apps To Feed Your Shopping Addiction

 

With over 1 million mobile apps at our disposal, it’s hard to determine which ones will actually become useful in our everyday lives (and will not crash every 5 minutes). In terms of shopping apps, I’ve tried and beta-tested a few.   Developers have even contacted me directly for honest feedback – I guess you can say my incessant shopping has become quite useful to some.

When it comes to shopping apps, there are a few key components that make certain ones float to the top of my list: clean design, a user-friendly interface, extensive search and filter capabilities, ability to save favorites or create a wishlist, and direct access to the retailer’s site for purchase.

Three specific apps are winning the battle for most utilized, at least on my phone. I fire them up at least 2-3 times a week. And here’s why.

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ShopStyle

iOs and Android

Any time I’m on the hunt for something specific (or not so specific), I refer to the ShopStyle app. The ability to search a multitude of retailers from one central location is a godsend, especially for those of us who like to comparison shop. From the most detailed (“DvF Bianca Pump”) to the most vague (“leather satchel”), this app provides relevant search results that can be drilled down to an exact size, color, and price range. It’s easy to keep track of your finds (a simple click on the heart icon to adds the item to your favorites) and also when they go on sale (select the Sale Alert button to be notified of any price drops).

Consider ShopStyle the Google of retail. I certainly do.

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