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High-quality pearls are a wearable jewelry worth investing in. While the obvious default you may reach for gold or silver, pearls are the best! They are classy and elegant and goes with both casual and formal attire! We also really like these Mejuri Bold Pearl…

8 Must Have White Swimsuits

8 Must Have White Swimsuits

With Summer in full swing, choose an eternally chic favourite like the white swimsuit! Swim ahead with the most flattering bikini and one-piece to stay cool during the hot summer months. Beach weather is just around the corner and my beach body is a little…

Sulwhasoo x Sephora 2020 SALE

Sulwhasoo x Sephora 2020 SALE

The Sephora VIB Spring 2020 Sale is here! It’s time to treat yourself to a well-earned self-love day at home with luxury beauty favourites, now more than ever!

I’d love to share some of the top picks from SULWHASOO to achieve balanced, energized and revitalized skin. Enjoy a little “me” time at home and stay beautiful!

NEW Bloomstay Vitalizing Eye Cream

Indulge yourself with the powerful antioxidant of plum blossom buds found in our newly launched . Dark circles are diminished and the skin around the eyes appears less puffy and smooth. When applied using our holistic beauty ritual, accompanied by the massing wand, the jelly-like eye cream instantly cools and moisturizes the skin, melting into a light finish. Its lightweight gel-to-sorbet texture makes it perfect to wear alone or under makeup.

SIGNATURE First Care Collection

Sulwhasoo’s First Care collection has been a new wave of preparing skin care that takes glow to the next level.

The First Care Activating Serum is an essential first-step serum after cleansing. Unlike other serums, it is more like a priming booster that assures a glowing and healthier look by harmonizing the balance and boosting the absorption of subsequent skincare products. After being Korea’s No. 1 serum for the past 20 years, the First Care Activating Serum is now offered in a serum mist and a sheet mask to replenish essential moisture for smooth, hydrated and well-balanced skin.

Say Bye To Clogged Pores With Clarifying Mask

Take a 20-minute mask time for a little “me” time at home with Clarifying Mask for brighter and smoother skin. It is a deep-cleansing, peel-off mask that gives your skin instant clarity and minimizes the look of pores. It’s a must-have mask, especially when we are staying at home with the constantly recirculated air.

Gentle Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover

Relax the senses with our award winning Gentle Cleansing Oil that offers a mild and refreshing texture that gently removes makeup and impurities while leaving skin well-moisturized and dirt-free. Dermatologist tested for even the most sensitive skin types.

Sulwhasoo Essentials Kit

The Essential Kit is the perfect starter kit for any beauty lover, filled with everything you need to begin your Sulwhasoo beauty regimen. The Essential Kit includes deluxe samples of the #1 selling First Care Activating Serum, the Gentle Cleansing Foam and the Essential lines.

Discover your new self-care essentials with 10%-20% off on these trending picks at Sephora.ca during the Spring VIB Sale event!

About Sulwhasoo:
Sulwhasoo revives Asian medicinal herbs with the advanced modern science to offer holistic skin solution that treats the skin from deep inside. Sulwhasoo delivers holistic beauty where the body and mind are in optimum balance. Harnessing the power of Asian herbal medicine, Sulwhasoo’s prized ingredient – ginseng – is long known for its anti-aging power to nourish, energize, revitalize and fight off fatigue. Sulwhasoo is the first beauty brand that developed a technology for this superfood to be applied onto skin.

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OSIM uCOZY 3D Portable Neck and Back Massager REVIEW

OSIM uCOZY 3D Portable Neck and Back Massager REVIEW

I love getting a massage! Getting a massage not only helps you relax, but it also improves your immune system and combat ailments. Massage every day to activate your body’s self-defence. Did you know that acupressure massages can regular meridian, promote body metabolism and circulation…

OSIM uMist Dream Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

OSIM uMist Dream Ultrasonic Humidifier Review

Make your home healthier and pleasant smelling with this portable ultrasonic humidifier that lasts up to 8 hours! The OSIM uMist Dream is a delightfully small and compact yet efficient humidifier. I’ve been using the uMist Dream for about 2 weeks and I love it!…

Hello Bello Product Review

Hello Bello Product Review

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Baby Brand. Is Hello Bello-better than Honest Co.?

A few months ago Hello, Bello!, a newly-released collection of plant-derived baby-care products, launched for purchase online in Canada, marking the brand’s first international expansion since launching in February 2019. The baby brand is founded by parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, along with Sean Kane (co-CEO), Jay McGraw (co-CEO) and Jennifer Pullen (CFO & COO), the eco-friendly line was created to eliminate the choice many parents face between what’s best for their kids and what’s best for their budget.

HelloBello.ca carries products ranging in price from $1.25 – $26.99 with the majority under $10. The line gives parents peace of mind knowing every product is made using safe, effective ingredients and organic botanicals when possible. From diaper changes to outdoor adventures, Hello Bello delivers greater comfort and performance with Diapers, Wipes, Shampoo & Body Wash, Conditioner, Baby Lotion, Baby Power, Bubble Bath, Detangler, Baby Oil, Vitamins and Laundry Detergent.

First Impressions

Hello, Bello! is super cute. The graphics and the colour patones chosen definately is appealing to me as a mom of a two year old toddler! We both love the soft bright pastel colors.

There are many diaper prints (llamas, donuts, animals, space, etc.) to chose from with sizes ranging from Newborn (up to 10lbs) to size 6 (35+ lbs).

Althought my daughter is potty trained during the day, I still need that night time comfort that she will not wet the bed! Despite having a full diaper, my daughter does not have a leak out in the morning.

The diapers are hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and effective

  • convinient wetness indicator
  • lotion, fragrance, Phthalates, latex free
  • 100% chlorine-free processing
  • plant derived absorbent core liner
  • sustainably harvested fluff pulp

In addition to the diapers, we also tried their line of bath products like Bubble Bathm Shampoo & Baby Wash, Baby Lation, and wet wipes.

I really like that their shampoo is made with organic jojoba seed oil and a blend of organic botanical extracts. It is a soothing formula that provides extra gentle cleaning for extra dirty babies without drying their sensitive skin.

  • Gentle & ultra-mild on sensitive skin
  • Plant-based, premium formula
  • Tear-free
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Hypoallergenic
  • pH-balanced
  • Suitable for newborns

My daughter and I really like the vanilla apricot scent – it smells very nice! The suds washes in a light lather that rinses off easily and leaves skin feeling clean and smelling fresh. I like that you can even use it on your hair much similar to the Honest Co.. The pump on the bottle works great also!

Other scents include Soft Lavender to promote calmness and Fresh & Clean.

Another favourite of mine is their Plant Based Baby Oil which includes super nourishing baobab tamanu, jojoba and other natural oils without any use of mineral oil! To be honest, I often steal some of my daughters to use on my own skin after shower!

Immunity Vitamin Gummies

I love these gummies. They are super delicious and it helps keep your body prepped for pathogen-fighting with vitamin C, zinc, and black elderberry. Vegan and nonGMO. Just a friendly reminder, these gummies are for adults (not your kids). It says so on the package. This is perfect for new mothers and

Have you tried Hello Bello? What is your favourite baby product? Share with me in the comments below or tag me at @hellonance on Instagram!

Is Hello Bello-better than Honest Co.?

I think both companies has their own hero products. I love using Honest’s baby shampoo and body wash myself, while Emily prefers Hello Bello’s vanilla apricot scent. Hello Bello seems to have better perks and bundle deals!

About Hello Bello™:
Hello Bello™, launched in February 2019, makes premium and affordable baby products designed to eliminate the choice many parents have to make – deciding between what’s best for their kids and what’s best for their budget. Made with organic botanicals and plant-based ingredients, Hello Bello’s products give parents comfort about what they’re putting on their baby and bringing into their home. Hello Bello was co-founded by Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Sean Kane, Jay McGraw and Jennifer Pullen. For more information, please visit www.HelloBello.ca or follow @hellobello on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and @myhellobello on Pinterest.

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Franz Micro-Current Mask Reivew

Franz Micro-Current Mask Reivew

“SUPER-CHARGE” YOUR RESULTS WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST MICROCURRENT MASK Developed by Korea’s top scientists and backed by 8 patented technology, Franz Dual Mask System offers the world’s microcurrent face mask to help couture, lift and tighten your face – for $20 USD each! How incredible…

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Stila Little White Lies Collection for Spring / Summer 2019

Efficacious and “melts” into your skin for a weightless, radiance-enhancing luminous glow. Not too long ago I was invited to preview Stila’s Spring / Summer 2019 releases at Rosewood Hotel Georgia! My go-to eyeliner has always been Stila’s waterproof eyeliner, so I was extra excited…

The Korres Products Worth Trying

The Korres Products Worth Trying


I’ve been meaning to do a review on the new-ish Korres Wild Rose skincare collection but wanted to give it a good solid use before reporting my results. Now that I’ve been using Korres for about 2 months now, I’d like to say – I wish I had discovered them earlier!

In case you are not familiar with Korres’ history, Korres beauty brand founded in 1996 in Athens by pharmacist Georgios Korres from the island of Naxos. It produces skincare products based on natural ingredients and born out of a Greek homoeopathic pharmacy!

Natural Ingredients

When selecting skincare products, I gravitate towards natural ingredients and ones with high water content. Korres uses natural active ingredients that are skin and environmentally friendly. What I love about Korres is that all their products clearly communicate the exact percent of natural ingredients that are in each formula. For example, Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturiser has 90.8% natural ingredients.

Pharmaceutical Grade Water USP (United States Pharmacopeia) grade water with conductivity of 0.8 microsiemens/cm aka over 5 times more pure than what is actually required. It is even more pure than European pharmaceutical guidelines.

Ingredients Used:

  • Medicinal Herbs: Ingredients inherited from our pharmacy days
  • Greek Flora: Greece has bountiful endemic flora that has evolved to grow in Greece’s unique environment
  • Food: Beneficial ingredients with advanced skincare properties
  • Natural Actives: Extracts found with proven efficacy through research carried out by the KORRES Research & Development Lab

Ingredients They Avoid:


  • Mineral Oil
  • Petrolatum
  • Parafin Wax
  • Silicones
  • Parabens
  • Proplene Glycol Ethanolamines PEGs

So which product made the cut into my medicine cabinet?


Wild Rose H2Rose Hydrating Face Mist

I love this hydrating face mist! It is my favourite product from Korres. The formula and ingredients are all natural and pure. Rosa Damascena flower water is the first ingredient listed on the ingredient list followed by aqua water! Rose water hydrates and refreshes and Vitamin C and aloe clams and soothes the skin. My skin feels energized and well-balanced first thing in the morning after a gentle cleanse! There is also orange blossom water and Hyaluronic acid to moisturize your skin.

This hydrating mist leaves my skin dewy, luminous and hydrated all day long! I also love that it is a 3-in-1 toner and finishing spray where you can set your makeup and prevents it from caking! It leaves my skin buttery soft. I use this twice a day – once in the morning, and before bed time. When the weather is cold and dry, I give myself a good spray too.

And can we PLEASE talk about the spray nozzle. It is by far the BEST one on the market. How often did your toner spit on you? Korres put a lot of time and research into perfecting the packing and experience. The spray bottle is efficacious. A fine mist comes out from start to finish without choking up. No spit ups and no large droplets. It does not leave white patches on the skin when applied over makeup.

I will definitely repurchase this toner / hydrator again!


Vitamin C 24-Hour Moisturizer

This creamy moisturizer hydrates and hugs your skin without being greasy. The Vitamin C, water-based daily moisturizer brightens and hydrates skin for up to 24 hours. 90.8% natural ingredients with water listed as the first ingredient! There is also turmeric extract that helps improve the appearance of fine lines and evens skin tone.

If you are worried that the “alcohol” ingredient listed would damage or dry your skin, Alcohol Denat is actually used in skincare products as an anti-foaming agent. It is used to thin formulations and to enhance penetration of the ingredients into the skin.

This moisturizer is lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. I like using this as a day moisturizer and helps prep my skin for makeup. My skin is subtle and soft and appears smoother. Make up glides smoothly on top of this cream.

This Korres Vitamin C moisturizer is free from Sulfates SLS and SLES, Parabens, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing Agents, Phthalates, Mineral Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban, Silicones, Animal Testing.


15% Vitamin C Spotless Serum

After Emily was born, I’ve been getting a lot of dark spots. I’m not sure if it something to do with the change in hormones or just the pure joy of “aging”! Also, it seems more apparent in the summer…

This Korres Vitamin C serum seems to have helped reduce some of the nasty hyperpigmentation. The “freckles” around my cheekbones and under the corner of my eye appears lighter and my skin is more luminous overall.

The serum has a faint and pleasant scent. It is not too perfumy when compared to the Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil.

This unique formula is formulated in two phases to maximize the results for your skin. The top oil phase is comprised of Wild Rose Oil with 15% Vitamin C for the ultimate brightening & evening skin tone. KORRES Super Vitamin C absorbs 1000% more than pure ascorbic acid and helps to even skin tone for a smooth, radiant complexion. The bottom water phase is a powerful brightening complex made with natural ingredients to minimise the appearance of skin discolourations. Additional natural ingredients such as Vitamin C, Provitamin B5, and Bisabolol and Ginger Root Extract are also included for their antioxidant protection, and ability to hydrate all skin types.


I REALLY liked the Wild Rose Hydrating Mist and the cream so much that I purchased Korres’ Vitamin C oil and serum online at Shoppers Drug Mart with EBATES.

Pro Tip: Waited for Shoppers Drug Mart 20x PC Optimum Points event and also saved an extra 2% cash back! That’s like over $50 of pure savings for just being a savvy shopper!!!


Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil

When the weather was colder and the heat was pumping at home, I used this Wild Rose face oil a lot. I love that it is infused with real rose petals, wild rose oil and boosted with Super C (ultra-concentrated Vitamin C oil is rich in omega 3, 6, 9 fatty acids and vitamins A and C) to help brighten and nourish the skin. What I didn’t like about it was the smell. I find it pungent and not very pleasant even though it is synthetic fragrance-free!

The formulation isn’t greasy and absorbs quickly (but not too quickly that you feel nothing!) It leaves a silky, fresh and dewy glow. It is one of the lightest face oils I’ve tried. If you hate the feeling of heavy oil on your skin, this is like the anti-oil oil. It doesn’t feel oily or look shiny! Sometimes I even forget that it is even on, except that my skin feels softer than ever!

I like to mix this into my moisturizer for an extra boost when my skin feels dry and cracked.


Wild Rose Foaming Cream Cleanser

The last product that I tried from Korres’ Wild Rose skincare line was this Wild Rose Foaming Cream Cleanser. This is a gentle cleanser. It is good for sensitive skin without stripping the natural oils from your skin.

Although this is a gentle cleanser, it is able to remove every drop of makeup off – even mascara! I do recommend using a proper makeup remover first – I LOVE this one.

This Wild Rose face wash is enriched with Wild Rose Oil, a natural source of vitamin C, which absorbs 1,000 percent more than pure ascrobic acid, the cleanser refreshes the skin, maintaining its normal pH levels while leaving it silky, soft and supple.

Final Thoughts

Overall I really like the whole Korres Wild Rose collection and the packaging is super cute! I love that it uses natural ingredients without all the nasty harmful chemicals.

The prices are affordable and you can purchase it at Sephora and Shoppers Drug Mart online or in-store. For extra savings remember those 20x PC Optimum points event or Sephora’s VIB sales!

For more information visit Korres’ website at https://www.korresusa.com


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