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Influenster VOXBOX Spring Vibes Review

Influenster VOXBOX Spring Vibes Review

I was sent the Influenster Spring Vibes VoxBox just before I went into labour. This box of goodies includes a variety of items including instant coffee, food, skincare and some press on nails. Truly a lifestyle “subscription” type box. The requirements for getting a VOXBOX […]

Fitbit Charge HR Review | Fitness Tracker Smart Watch

Fitbit Charge HR Review | Fitness Tracker Smart Watch

Fitbit Charge HR wearable fitness tracker is perfect for the average consumer. I was on the hunt for the best fitness tracker / watch that is stylish. I wanted one that tracks different exercises, sleep at night, active heart-rate resting, heart rate working out, syncs to […]

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

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I haven’t been tinkering with natural skincare for a long time. The idea of a skincare line without the harmful chemicals is lovely though. Who doesn’t want glowing skin? That’s why we are all on this never ending journey to find the holy grail of skincare products. I may have sworn by brands like this, this and this (and I still do). Lately, Biossance stands out – and it made it all the way to Sephora.com!

 

Biossance Skincare Review HelloNance

Biossance is a plant derived, non-toxic and sustainably sourced Squalane-based skin care company. The brand blacklisted over 2000 ingredients that are potentially harmful. It follows the strict guidelines set in Europe – it is EWG VERIFIED™  (Environmental Working Group).

 

It is  non-comedogenic, non-toxic, fragrance-free, mineral oil-free, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and suitable for all skin types including sensitive.

 

Biossance is a biotech-backed skincare. It started inside Berkeley labs where they were developing patented technology to create an accessible cure for malaria.

 

Biossance Commitments

  • Biotech-Backed Skincare
  • Clinically-Proven Results
  • Clean Beauty
  • Non-Toxic Products
  • Sustainable Ingredients

 

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The packaging itself is simple and has a plant envy vibe. They use tree-free sugarcane paper to make the outer packaging and the main components of their bottles are recyclable!

 

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What is Squalane?

Squalane (C30H62) is a mega-moisturizing molecule. The human body produces its own version of squalane. But the amount you make and retain decreases over time—reaching peak levels in your teens and starting to decline in our 20’s, leaving our skin rough, dry and vulnerable.

Biossance created a 100% plant-based squalane sustainable from sugarcane. It targets dryness and dullness!

 

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil:

  • Made with free radical fighting Vitamin C to brighten
  • Calming damascus rose extract to reduce inflammation and soothe redness
  • Squalane

 

Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer:

  • Moisturizes
  • Balance skin tone
  • The texture itself is gel like. It glides on creamy and fills the crevices of your skin.

 

Biossance Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel:

  • Made with a mix of squalane and Swiss apple stem cell extract to target dark circles, puffiness and fine lines
  • Cools on contact
  • Fills fine lines like a primer

 

Biossance Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil:

  • Made with seaweed and ginger-blended
  • Gentle but tough enough to remove waterproof mascara
  • Helps to reduce dryness, roughness or uneven texture
  • Brightens and reduces dullness.
  • Skin does not feel tight after washing

 

After a few uses, I notice my skin to be softer and my complexion more balanced.

 

Here’s $10 off your first purchase of $50 at Biossance.com.

Your discount code is my email: nomss.home [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

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SUDIO SWEDEN WIRELESS HEADPHONES REVIEW | REGENT BLUETOOTH

SUDIO SWEDEN WIRELESS HEADPHONES REVIEW | REGENT BLUETOOTH

With baby due in less than a month now, I’ve been nesting at home a lot. Cleaning, decorating and organizing for our little one’s arrival. Not to mention, I don’t really feel like walking around too much (even though it is good for us), my […]

38 Weeks Pregnant Update

38 Weeks Pregnant Update

38 Weeks Pregnant Update: I’m feeling all sorts of emotions this week. My baby is full term and technically can arrive any moment now. I’m going to be a Mom soon. And Dave will be a Dad soon. Wow! It is so important for us […]

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

LANEIGE Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

I probably have half a dozen different skincare products in my medicine cabinet. Lately I’ve been trying real hard to finish one bottle before opening another. Finally I was able to try the new Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence from LANEIGE. I’ve enjoyed this Korean beauty brand for a very long time. I have mostly used their Water Bank Eye Gel (Voted Best of Beauty by Allure Magazine), BB Cushion, and sheet masks.

Previouslly, I have been using Tatcha’s The Essence and have finally finished the bottle. I must say I quite like it. However the sticker price of $95 USD a bottle is quite an expensive habit to keep.

So what did I think of LANEIGE’s Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence? The application is super efficacious and refreshing! I love the bubbly texture that glides on silky. I must say I am in love. It also doesn’t hurt that this essence retails only for $39 USD / $46 CAD. PLUS you can get up 9% Cash Back with Ebates.

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Like drinking a glass of ice cold sparkling water in the summer, the carbon particles burst against skin, boosting turnover while massaging for improved circulation, giving you a clean complexion (contains 31% sparkling water).

 

LANEIGE Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

This is the perfect essence / toner for the summer! It comes out cold and bubbly. Imagine applying this to your face when it is 30ºC outside! It is super hydrating and not sticky. The scent is not intruding and very light.

Sparkling water massages skin, alleviating the three main causes of skin dullness: dead skin cells, skin circulation, and impurities lodged in the pores; restore bright, healthy skin with sparkling water!

1. What is sparkling water?

Mineral water found in areas affected by late volcanic activity often contains carbon that forms in the process of disintegration of organic compounds in the soil, making it rich in minerals.

2. Benefits of sparkling water

1) Health benefits: Sparkling water is filling, just as a glass of sparkling water at work can be refreshing and rejuvenating.
2) Skin brightening effect: Sparkling water is effective in removing dead skin cells and is rich in minerals that help achieve bright, clear skin.

 

Ingredients

Water, Carbonated Water (Including French Sparkling Water), Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Niacinamide, Menthoxypropanediol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance

 

LANEIGE Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

A little squirt the size of a nickel is more than enough. I recommend using this especially during the summer when your is more oily. Follow by your serum and moisturizer will give you a soft dewy complexion. Sometimes, I like to apply theBrightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence mid day if my skin is looking a little dull.

 

 

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WHAT I WORE | #OOTD 359

WHAT I WORE | #OOTD 359

What I Wore #OOTD 359 at 35 weeks pregnant peplum shirt | coluttes (similar here and here)               Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links and/or products submitted to HelloNance for editorial consideration. To find out more, please visit our About/Disclaimer page. […]

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

REN SKINCARE | ATLANTIC KELP & MAGNESIUM BODY RANGE

I have been using REN SKINCARE for some time now. Even before I was pregnant. I like that they use 100% plant and mineral actives which works in harmony with your skin.  As a new Mom-to-be, choosing beauty and skincare products free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, […]

Lauren Conrad’s Maternity Line Is So Adorable!

Lauren Conrad’s Maternity Line Is So Adorable!

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Shopping for Maternity Clothes was seriously the hardest thing for me. I wanted something cute yet versatile and comfortable. Yet most of the clothing for pregnant ladies were so frumpy and unflattering that I ended up sizing up at my favorite stores instead. That is until Lauren Conrad’s new Maternity Collection debuted. Seriously it is so friggin adorable! Plus the prices are super reasonable and under $50!

 

Below are a few of my favorites that I’ve already added to cart and ready to check out!

 

Chambray Off-the-Shoulder Dress $43.99

 

Off-the-Shoulder Sheath Dress $41.99

 

Pintuck Peasant Top $32.99

 

Eyelet Lace-Up Top $32.99

 

Belly Panel Jeggings $34.99

 

 

Cold-Shoulder Lace Top $32.99

 

Pleated Fit & Flare Dress $43.99

 

 

Wedding Ring No Longer Fits

Wedding Ring No Longer Fits

My wedding rings do not fit anymore! It happened fairly early during my pregnancy around month four and five. Although, my overall body weight hasn’t significantly increased. I didn’t ballooned the heck up. Nor did my feet swell (and still hasn’t at 32 weeks pregnant). […]