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THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

THE BEST TECH GIFTS WE WANT OURSELVES!

How did Christmas holiday creep up on us so fast?! There is only one weekend left to check off everyone on your Christmas list! If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, DON’T WORRY – if you act quickly you can still get your gifts […]

TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

TWEEZERMAN Slant Tweezers is the Best Tweezers Ever Made

Never miss a hair. Get every single hair plucked! I love my Tweezerman slant tweezers. They are honestly the best pair of tweezers ever made. I’ve had mine for over ten years and I don’t know what I’d do without them! I have a pair […]

Best Canadian Photobook Sites | Newborn Photo Album

Best Canadian Photobook Sites | Newborn Photo Album

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We recently got Emily’s newborn photos back from our baby photographer. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. The photographer provided us copies in digital format but it’s simply not the same treasuring them in a print format. So naturally we wanted to have a printed copy in a photo album. We wanted to customize a photo book unique to our preferences.

A lot of these photo book sites are based in US and not many our Canadian based. There are lots of extra costs associated with shipping and custom/import duties upon delivery when shipping from the States into Canada. Luckily, I found Pikto, based in Toronto. This Canadian company designs and manufactures their photobooks and has an amazing quick turnaround time. We received our photo book in 4 days!

 

 

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They have many photo album options ranging from eco-friendly to IRO Flushmount. Creating an album is super easy. You can drag and drop files, chose layout formats and preview and save albums seamlessly.

 

We ordered both. One for her professional baby photos and one for her Instagram photos.

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The photo albums are carefully packaged and even came with white gloves!

 

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Pikto’s IRO Flushmount is vibrate and timeless. The results are so lovely, I’m already making a new wedding photo album. Or maybe one for my food & travel photography.

 

What is IRO 色?

Etymology: A Japanese character with a layered history. The original definition of IRO (色) is romantic and familial love. This meaning has evolved to evoke visions of flowers, beauty and ultimately, COLOR.

Sizes: 12×12, 10X10, 12×9 Landscape or Portrait

Prices start at $250 CAD available in paper format of Luster, Metallic and Deep Matte. You can choose a white core or colour core. Debossing Cover and also a customer IRO Album slip case for additional $95 CAD.

For the cover I chose Linen in Canary Yellow and the cover with Olive Green debossed with gold font.

 

I love how cute her Instagram photos turned out printed on their Eco-Friendly photo album that starts from a low price of $9.95 CAD.

  • High quality yet eco friendly photobook at a very competitive price
  • 100% recycled, subtlety textured, finger pleasing paper & cover (Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), GreenSeal and Green-e certified)
  • Rich, fine-art quality, digital offset printing
  • Durable, perfect-binding
  • Instagram / smartphone images friendly layout
  • Proudly Canadian made. Designed and manufactured in Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

Create your Pikto album today with our discount promo code Nomss15 for 15% off!

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Pikto and may contain affiliate links and/or products submitted to HelloNance for editorial consideration. To find out more, please visit our About/Disclaimer page.

 

 

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

The Foreo Luna fofo is a travel friendly silicone facial cleansing brush similar to a Clarisonic. I was lucky enough to get this ultra-hygienic device before the official launch date to test it out. The Foreo Luna fofo retails for $119 CAD and features T-Sonic™ pulsations for […]

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

FabFitFun Summer Box Review + $10 Off Coupon Code

The FabFitFun Box is a quarterly subscription box of beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Each season they send you a box of goodies that is worth over $300! They are full sized products and not cheap sample sizes. The products are tailored to your preferences […]

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask Review

I come from a long line of sun spot avoiders. In my 20s, I never had a skincare routine that I followed religiously. It wasn’t until I hit my 30s that I really used sunscreen (by the way you definitely should – just like eye cream)! So while my friends were bathing in the sun or seeking that golden glow with self tanners I was looking for brightening miracles. Something that would melt away age.

 

Aging is a bitch (even more annoying than my noisy next door neighbor). I love a good sheet mask like the girl next door. However not all sheet masks are made equal. Some sheets allow ingredients to penetrate the skin deeper and better and prevents evaporation. Other serum-soaked sheet masks promises dewy skin. That’s why I’ve been a fan of Sulwhasoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask from the jump! Why it’s taken me this long to write a review, beats me! – secretly I want to keep this secret, well, a secret.

 

If you haven’t guessed by now, Sulwhasoo is a Korean skincare brand. Their First Care Activating Serum has been ranked No. 1 serum in Korea for 20 consecutive years! So you can imagine the efficacy of Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask. The product design is minimalist. Each box comes with ten individual masks.

 

Formulation: Each mask is fermented in white ginseng through a 2 week process. It brings immediate brightening results. The advanced bio-cellulose formulation is said to minimize age spots and help improve collagen regeneration. I use it after my nightly skincare routine: after serum. It left my skin plump and hydrated.

 

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Application:  Sulwahsoo Snowise Ex Brightening Mask has a jelly like texture. It is packaged in between two mesh films. On the back of each mask, there is an easy to follow instructions with illustrations. Carefully unfold the mask and remove one side of the mesh film – if you don’t you’ll probably start to wonder why it feels so funny and coarse on your face! Place the jelly mask on your face. The jelly should hug your face, reassuring you that she’s got you covered! The masks is cool and soothing and stays on firmly. Once the mask is on, you can remove the other side of the mesh film (optional). I leave the mask for 20 to 30 mins. Sometimes for as long as an episode of Game of Thrones or C-drama.

 

Results: My skin was plump and hydrated after I removed the mask. While my face felt refreshed and softened, the mask itself was not dry unlike other paper sheet masks. There was even excess serum left as I pulled away the mask. I patted the remaining liquid miracle into my skin. Not one drop is to be wasted. After a few uses (followed by a restful, uninterrupted sleep) my skin was glowing – brightened and a bit softer.

 

A box of Sulwhasoo is expensive. It costs CAD $180 per box. That is $18 per sheet mask. Others average half the price. Dr Jart+ for example costs CAD $9. Although it pricey, I feel the results warrant the sticker price.

 

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BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

BLACK ONE-PIECE SWIMWEAR FOR THIS SUMMER!

Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little behind schedule. Although I’ve been going back to the gym and spending some time at Lagree, I still don’t feel brave enough to sport a bikini. Thank goodness that we are […]

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

Season’s Hottest Color Block Bags

This season’s hottest bags and purses comes with a splash of color. Modish and Color Blocking inspirations are perfect for spring and summer! I love mixing monochrome clothing with a hint of color in accessories. It is classic and still very put-together! What do you […]

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER’S Anticipated Sale of the Season!

NET-A-PORTER'S Sale of the Season is Here!
NET-A-PORTER’s most anticipated SALE of the season is finally here! If you haven’t had a chance to grab your favourite designer bag, heres’s your chance! Shop now and save up to 50% off! I just picked up Saint Laurent Sac Université bag in BLACK and the Clare Vivier bag!

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Clare V. – Alistair Small Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Clare Vivier
Chloé – Drew Small Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Chloé
Saint Laurent – College Medium Leather-trimmed Quilted Velvet Shoulder Bag – Black • Saint Laurent
Danse Lente – Mia Smooth And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Brick
Chloé – Faye Small Textured-leather And Suede Backpack – Gray • Chloé
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Studded Leather Shoulder Bag – Red • Valentino
Chloé – Pixie Small Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Light brown • Chloé
JW Anderson – Pierce Medium Leather Shoulder Bag – Tan • J.W.Anderson
Chloé – Faye Mini Suede And Leather Backpack – Off-white • Chloé
Saint Laurent – Textured-leather Cardholder – Blush • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Faye Small Leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Sky blue • Chloé
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Tan
Loeffler Randall – Circle Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Tote – Blush • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Monogramme Kate Small Velvet Shoulder Bag – Purple • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Pixie Suede And Textured-leather Shoulder Bag – Gray • Chloé
Kayu – St Tropez Pompom-embellished Embroidered Woven Straw Tote – Beige • Kayu
Nannacay – Baby Roge Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Beige
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Bucket Bag – Army green • Valentino
Chloé – The Marcie Medium Textured-leather Tote – Burgundy • Chloé
Marni – Tuk Medium Color-block Glossed-leather Shoulder Bag – Claret • Marni
Loewe – Puzzle Color-block Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Loewe
Chloé – Pixie Textured-leather And Suede Shoulder Bag – Burgundy • Chloé
Loeffler Randall – Pompom-embellished Leather-trimmed Straw Clutch – Green • Loeffler Randall
Saint Laurent – Small Envelope Croc-effect Glossed-leather Wallet – Midnight blue • Saint Laurent
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Light gray • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Black
Nico Giani – Hoodia Leather Backpack – Pastel pink
Muun – Caba Straw And Striped Cotton-canvas Tote – Beige • Muun
Kayu – Pinata Mini Leather-trimmed Fringed Straw Tote – Black • Kayu
Valentino – Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Shoulder Bag – Pink • Valentino
Fendi – 2jours Medium Textured-leather Tote – Ivory • Fendi
Kayu – Embroidered Woven Straw Pouch – Beige • Kayu
Acne Studios – Musubi Knotted Leather Shoulder Bag – Blush • Acne Studios
Chloé – Georgia Textured-leather Continental Wallet – Light blue • Chloé
Chloé – Marcie Small Textured-leather Tote – Blush • Chloé
Nannacay – Mikonos Pompom-embellished Woven Raffia Tote – Sand
The Row – Lux Leather Tote – Burgundy • The Row
Bottega Veneta – Olimpia Baby Intrecciato Leather Shoulder Bag – Pastel pink • Bottega Veneta
Givenchy – Infinity Mini Chain-trimmed Leather Shoulder Bag – Brown • Givenchy
Valentino – Valentino Garavani Demilune Small Embellished Suede And Leather Shoulder Bag – Silver • Valentino

 

 

 

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High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

High Waisted Jeans That’s Super Cute

Classic high waisted jeans are back in style and are hitting shelves super cute! I love the cropped wide leg, demi-wide leg and fringed hems. They elongate the legs and shows off what shoes you are wearing! These higher rise “mom’s jeans” has a sleek, […]


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Classic high waisted jeans are back in style and are hitting shelves super cute! I love the cropped wide leg, demi-wide leg and fringed hems. They elongate the legs and shows off what shoes you are wearing! These higher rise “mom’s jeans” has a sleek, vintage inspired vibe, sculpts, smooths and streamlines your silhouette even when its less than beach body perfect!

 

 

 

 

Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Perfect Summer Ripped High Waist Ankle Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Gusset Crop Wide Leg Jeans • Madewell
Madewell Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Bronson Wash: Button-Front Edition • Madewell
Madewell Cali Demi Boot Jeans • Madewell
3×1 Higher Ground Crop • Club Monaco
3×1 NYC W3 Higher Ground Bleached Ankle Slim Fit Jeans
3×1 NYC W3 Higher Ground Fringe Crop Straight Leg Jeans
3×1 W3 Higher Ground BF Crop Jeans • 3×1
3×1 Shelter Austin Crop Jeans • 3×1
MOTHER Insider Crop Step Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Dutchie Ankle Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Sinner Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Swooner Roller Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Insider Crop Step Chew Jeans • Mother/a>
MOTHER The Hustler Ankle Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Dutchie Cuff Chew Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Sinner Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The High Waisted Looker Dagger Ankle Fray Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Tomcat Jeans • Mother
MOTHER The Tripper Ripped Ankle Flare Jeans • Mother
Levi’s(R) 721 Ripped High Waist Skinny Jeans • Levi’s
Levi’s(R) Wedgie High Waist Straight Jeans • Levi’s
Levi’s(R) Wedgie High Waist Ripped Straight Jeans • Levi’s