Tessa Ready: Happy to be sharing! I’m the Beauty Account Executive here at Vital, and I’m responsible for our Salon & Spas and alternative beauty retailers. I develop new and existing partnerships, assisting beauty retailers to build out their wellness category with a focus on “beauty from within.” I love this role because I get to educate and build relationships within a category that is constantly innovating and evolving.
TR: I’ll admit, I’m a fan of the snooze button. On a good day, I’ll throw on a record or Spotify playlist while I let some herbal tea steep and wake up slowly while I do my makeup. Part of my beauty routine is adding Vital Proteins Original Collagen Peptides to my tea to enjoy while I get ready. It has definitely made makeup application that much more fun. Once I’m ready, I’ll walk to the CTA for my ride to work.
TR: When I get to the office, I pour a cup of our Vital Coffee Roasters for a caffeine fix. My inspiration comes from anything and everything – from articles I read to conversations with co-workers that spark new ideas. I feel lucky to live in Chicago, a city that is full of incredible architecture, delicious food, art exhibits, music and more. I’m also a big fan of traveling. Nothing makes me feel more alive and inspired than visiting new places and meeting new people!
TR: I love to experiment in the kitchen and was always taught to, “cook once, eat twice.” Dinner leftovers for lunch is my go-to and allows me to feel satiated throughout the day. Although I’m not vegetarian, most of my meals are plant-based. I really enjoy gathering with friends in our office kitchen, where I really take the time to appreciate my food.
TR: Right around 2:30-3:00 p.m. I’m ready for an afternoon matcha latte made with coconut milk, honey and cinnamon. I try to stick to coffee in the A.M. but if I’m in a slump, I’ll order a cappuccino with oat milk from our amazing barista, Marco! Oh, and I have an unhealthy addiction to dried mango, my go-to afternoon snack.
TR: After the workday is over you can find me at a local Metalsmithing studio making jewelry (or, at least, trying to!). I love to work with my hands and find the creative outlet meditative and inspiring. Last summer, I took up Salsa and I fell in love with the dance – so much so that I added Bachata to the mix this year. It’s challenging but an absolute blast. When I get home, I throw on a podcast or call up friends/family to catch up while I make some dinner. I have a very active mind and always struggle to fall asleep, so our Blueberry Moon Milk Collagen Latte™ supplement has been a miracle in a mug. I like to enjoy a cup while I catch up on reading and scroll through Instagram and Pinterest. I’m a night owl so I do my best to have the lights out by 10:30 p.m. but it usually ends up being more like 11:00-11:30 p.m. (working on that for 2020!).
Favorite Podcast? That’s So Retrograde
Favorite Vacation spot? Mexico City
Favorite Workout? Dance/Yoga/Running/Hiking
Favorite Vital Proteins product? Vital Proteins Original Collagen Peptides! And I love adding it to my black coffee.