Beauty & Style

Celebrity makeup artist Karuna Chani gives South Asians expert advice for finding your perfect foundation

9 Expert Tips on Finding Your Perfect Foundation

Finding your perfect foundation shade can be a problem for all women, but it can be especially difficult for South Asian women and their skin […]

 

Success

Can Giving Buy Happiness?

Can Giving Buy Happiness?

In a world of excess and more ‘stuff’ than ever, why does it seem that more and more individuals are continuing to search for happiness?  […]

 

Food & Home

Sambal Oelek Surprise — 6 Ways to Discover the Spice

Sambal Oelek Surprise — 6 Ways to Discover the Spice

Sriracha has become a fan favorite for the past few years for spicing up everyday dishes.  However, one of my personal favorite quick tricks to […]

 

Guy Things

A Chivalrous Style for the Guy with Mo Akhtar

A Chivalrous Style for the Guy with Mo Akhtar

Our next Saffluence style star is also a Chicago native, like our favorite Veteran, Cecil Thomas. We think Mohammad Akhtar, also known as Mo, has […]

 

Just For Fun

Saffluence Simi in the City: There's No Such Thing as a Free Glass of Wine

Simi in the City: There’s No Such Thing as a Free Glass of Wine

One of the benefits of living in the city is the gallery openings. For the uninitiated, gallery openings not only provide a way to see […]

 

Life

5 Skills for a Successful Relationship

5 Skills for a Successful Relationship

It is not easy to maintain a strong romantic relationship over a long period of time. That’s why dating relationships come apart, engagements are cancelled, […]

 

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Saffluence Simi in the City: Welcome to Bio Data 101

Simi in the City: Welcome to Bio-Data 101

“Do you realize how old you are, Simi?” Here we go again. “Mid-twenties,” I reply. Indra Auntie fixes her eyeballs on me. “Well, technically I won’t […]

South Asian Superfoods for a Savvy You

South Asian Superfoods for a Savvy You

It was hard to listen to Mom and Dad on the occasions when they said “eat your food, it’s good for you”. If it didn’t […]

Veg Out with your Vegetarian BBQ Guests

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Bring on another lazy afternoon of grilling and socializing with friends and family.  As the burgers sizzle, the beers chill, and guests begin to arrive, […]

The Truth About Sun Protection for South Asian Skin

The Truth About Sun Protection for South Asian Skin

Most of my life, I was so grateful for my bronzed skin and thought that I was not as prone to burns and skin disease […]

Hold on to that Lovin’ Feeling — Savvy Tips for a Strong Relationship

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For those of us who are not entrepreneurs or are taking on a corporate job to fund our business idea, a job interview is a […]

Celebrity makeup artist Karuna Chani gives South Asians expert advice for finding your perfect foundation

9 Expert Tips on Finding Your Perfect Foundation

Finding your perfect foundation shade can be a problem for all women, but it can be especially difficult for South Asian women and their skin […]

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South Asian men are plagued by a mortal enemy, known affectionately as “the uncle belly.” It is one of the common problem areas for South […]

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5 Skills for a Successful Relationship

5 Skills for a Successful Relationship

It is not easy to maintain a strong romantic relationship over a long period of time. That’s why dating relationships come apart, engagements are cancelled, […]

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Festive Fashion Picks that are Functional Too!

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6 Savvy Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

6 Savvy Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

As the holidays approach and we get ready to gorge ourselves on holiday foods and drink, whether you are hosting a party or sharing holiday […]

A Chivalrous Style for the Guy with Mo Akhtar

A Chivalrous Style for the Guy with Mo Akhtar

Our next Saffluence style star is also a Chicago native, like our favorite Veteran, Cecil Thomas. We think Mohammad Akhtar, also known as Mo, has […]

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Crispy Kale Chips Made Easy

Crispy Kale Chips Made Easy

I was never a huge fan of kale.  But my husband loves it and I am always looking for more nutritious foods that my kids […]

Can Giving Buy Happiness?

Can Giving Buy Happiness?

In a world of excess and more ‘stuff’ than ever, why does it seem that more and more individuals are continuing to search for happiness?  […]

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Perfect South Asian Wedding

The Ultimate Checklist for Your Perfect South Asian Wedding

You just got engaged…. now what?  Soon after the initial excitement starts to mellow — all of a sudden you realize that you have the […]

Saffluence Guy Style Series — Chicago’s own Cecil Thomas

Saffluence Guy Style Series — Chicago’s own Cecil Thomas

We are often asked about guy style and how to enhance or sometimes even create a personal style that is both fashion forward yet a […]

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Running Shoe Run Down

Running Shoe Run Down

Running Shoe Run Down With all the hype about barefoot running, I wonder if our South Asian ancestors, who relished life without shoes, are onto […]

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Fall Picks from a Fashion Maven

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  Despite the launch of her upcoming show on Lifetime, our fashion maven, Amy Salinger is still out there picking the best in fashion for […]

Beauty on Top — Tikka and Headpiece Inspiration

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Every belle wants head-turning jewelry that will have her sparkling from head to toe on her big day. Tikka and headpiece jewelry can be an especially important accessory when […]

Elegance with Sari Wall Art that You can Make Yourself

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Sprucing up my living room wall décor has been on my decorating “to-do” list for quite some time now. I wanted to create something unique […]

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves to Mix With Your Favorites

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A Saffluencer Exclusive with Fair Observer’s Atul Singh

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We had the opportunity to speak with Atul Singh, a South Asian who is more than American and more than Indian. He is a true […]

7 Steps to Stress Free Entertaining

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Whether you are planning a formal dinner party or simply hosting a drop in get together with some friends, entertaining at home is great way […]

The Frankfurt Debut of the Lexus LF-NX Concept

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We all know how much we love our cars and how they not only fill an important need but are a huge passion!  So due […]

Our 4 Favorite Baby Gifts Any New Mom Will Love

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