Mojo Spa {Chicago}

Happy Friday lovelies! This time last week, I was en route to Chicago with Mr. Beauty Nerd, visiting a good friend. It was my first time to Chicago and I was beyond ecstatic to sample their infamous cuisine and explore their magnificent architecture. On Day 3 of our trip, we wandered around Wicker Park, which had to be, by far, my most favourite neighborhood in Chicago (out of the ones I’ve seen on my brief trip, that is). There were so many cute shops and boutiques – I could’ve spent hours there if it wasn’t for the scorching heat. One notable shop was Mojo Spa, a super cute local beauty boutique filled with beauty products inspired by comfort foods.

I mean, how could I not walk in, when a fun window display like this beckons?

Cupcakes, slices of cakes and other sweets galore! I had to resist the temptation not to take a bite out of everything. M-u-s-t r-e-m-e-m-b-e-r cupcakes are not edible!

Even their Martini Soy Candles have the ability to transform into body creams! As the sales girl demonstrated, just dip your fingers into the melted wax and rub onto hands, arms, and legs – or wherever you need a little extra moisturization. Each candle infused the air and skin with a delicious scent…

Potted lip glosses all scented with various aromatherapy oils for different moods…

Apparently, the founder, Amanda Kezios was a personal chef before she turned to developing beauty products. It may come as a surprise to you, but cooking and making beauty products are much more similar than you think! Their products are all made in house with natural food ingredients and aromatherapy blends.

At the back of the store, you could also get manicures, pedicures and various hand and feet treatments done. Although tempting, I didn’t want Mr. Beauty Nerd to get bored, so I didn’t pursue the idea. It would’ve been a great way to experience the products though, don’t you think?

Chicago is an amazing city and I would go back in a heartbeat. Here’s another picture Mr. Beauty Nerd took with his new camera :)…

Have you been to Chicago? What are your favourite places to visit? Did you drop by Mojo Spa when you were there?


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  • Vincy Y.

    I was just there on Sunday through Tuesday! I wish I would have stopped at Mojo Spa! Looked delicious! Hope you had a great time!

    • Connie

      Omg, were you? We actually left on Monday!  We did have a great time… what were your favourite spots in Chicago?

  • Anne • Dot and Lil

    What a lovely looking shop! I really like your pictures, too. Sounds like you had a great time!

    • Connie

      Thanks so much Anne – the shop was soo adorable!

  • Ella Pretty Blog

    Love your outfit – you look so chic! The lace shorts are gorgeous and your speedy is beautiful :-)

    • Connie

      Aww thanks Darling! And oh my, do you ever know your handbags :)

  • Sue Lin

    Very nice off-angle shot of the city. Mr. Beauty Nerd sure knows how to take good picture! Mmmm… the shop’s stuff looks yummy. The soy candle martini’s so clever.

    • Connie

      Haha, he’s still learning :)…  
      I agree, the soy candle martini is an excellent idea.  I’ve definitely never seen a product like that before!