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VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW  | GREEN BEAUTY

VERIPHY SKINCARE REVIEW | GREEN BEAUTY

Have you heard of this new luxury high-performance skincare line called Veriphy? This green beauty scientific breakthrough is formulated and made in Canada by female entrepreneurs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The team is committed to promoting and empowering women in STEM which […]

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 […]

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna fofo Review | Anti Aging and Skin Cleansing System

Foreo Luna Fofo review

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 exfoliation gentle enough for everyday use while incorporating anti-aging technology into its groundbreaking design. The battery powered device lasts up to 400 uses and uses 8000 pulsations per minute to give you a deep, effective cleanse.

It is powered by Bluetooth technology and advanced skin sensors to create a totally personalized profile, which is sent straight to FOREO LUNA™ app. It is best used with a frothy cleanser.

 

Foreo Luna Fofo review

Offering the most intelligent solution to on-the-go skincare, LUNA fofo analyzes the skin type and moisture level in each zone of the face to create a personalized skin profile that is sent straight to the Foreo app. There are two small metal sensors that you can place on areas of your face. The Foreo App will tell you where to place them and in turn analyze your skin’s health. It will tell you if your skin is dry, normal or oily.

 

Foreo Luna Fofo review

Foreo Luna Fofo review

After the “analysis”, it tells me that my skin has a healthy dose of “moisture” and that it is hydrated. The device gives my ego a slight boost and tells me my skin is 35 and not 37 (shudders). I am not entirely sure how this really helps me with my skincare routine. I am also not sure what other features they will be adding to the app or what those two sensors are capable of. And of course, how entirely accurate this “analysis” is at the end of the day.

I think if you already have a Foreo facial cleanser at home, the Luna fofo isn’t something you need to run out and purchase asap. If you are thinking about buying a silicone face cleanser for the first time, then you might as well get the Luna fofo and have some fun with the app. However, I must say, the novelty wears pretty thin!

I do like pause after a minute-vibrate signal that tells you know when to change to a different part of your face. But to be honest, I don’t always follow the notification – especially when I’m rushing to work in the morning!

At the end of the day, I am pleasantly surprised how much I love using the Foreo Luna fofo compared to the Clarisonic I’ve been using for the longest time. I didn’t think how this silicone brush head would clean compared to a regular brush. But the Foreo deep cleans really well without being too abrasive (sometimes even the Clarisonic sensitive skin brush heads are too rough).

 

I highly suggest buying this at Sephora and I used ebates to get some cash back!

 

 

Pros:

  • Deep cleansing system with 8000 pulsations per minute
  • Silicone brush head is gentle and less abrasive compared to Clarisonic sensitive skin brush heads.
  • Small compact size that is travel friendly
  • Amazing battery life

Cons:

  • Foreo App that doesn’t particularly add value to my skin care routine
  • Battery operated without a recharging option.

 

 

 

 

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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 […]

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

RACHEL ZOE’S BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 | CALIFORNIA EDITION

Rachel Zoe’s Box of Style recently launched their Spring 2018 California Edition. Now that the days are getting longer and warmer it’s time to update our wardrobe with glamorous finds! I love this subscription box curated for the busy modern woman! I love the trendy accessories, hard to find brands and custom collaborations that can’t be found anywhere else!

 

The Zoe Report Box of Style Includes

Each season, the box contains at least 5 statement staples (fashion, beauty and lifestyle) to elevate your everyday look for on $99.99 quarterly (or $349.99 annually). For a hundred dollars you get over $400 worth of this season’s most coveted fashion, beauty and lifestyle items.

  • 6 luxe finds all from California-founded brands
  • Includes 3 exclusive collabs found only in Box of Style
  • Statement-making pieces that epitomize effortless California glamour
  • Makes a great gift for any occasion
  • Members get exclusive access to the Box of Style Boutique, expertly curated with the best pieces at special prices including: beauty, home and entertaining, jewelry, clothing, and accessories that can be purchased a-la-carte or bundled for even more savings!

 

BOX OF STYLE SPRING 2018 RACHEL ZOE 0902

The Spring 2018 Box of Style Includes:

 

Exclusive: Rachel Zoe Collection Palm Print Duster, retail value: $150
Nothing epitomizes California glamour like an effortless caftan in a playful print. This is the ultimate ode to West Coast cool,

Exclusive Choice Item: Lili Claspe Rope the Moon Lariat Exclusive, retail value: $115 (Members choose gold or silver.)
This simple yet stunning lariat was designed exclusively for members as the ideal finishing touch—it complements everyone’s unique style, worn alone or layered with your favorite pieces.

Exclusive: Bonnie Clyde The Hill Sunglasses, retail value: $64
A little bit Audrey Hepburn and a little bit Twiggy, these playful sunnies suit a variety of face shapes.

Kopari Coconut Rose Toner, retail value: $24
Winter depletes moisture from skin, so a gentle toner is a must in your spring skincare arsenal. Feels like a spa with each spray

Kopari Lip Love, retail value: $12
I never leave the house without an ultra-moisturizing lip product. Treating your pout throughout the day is an absolute must, because parched lips are so not chic.

Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel Headwrap and Choker, retail value: $48
Designed by my dear friend and hair genius Jen Atkin, this works perfectly styled in your tresses, around your neck, or on your wrist.

 

 

♡ Use code BOSPALM10 for $10 off the Select Edition or code BOS20 for 20 off an Annual subscription.

 

♡ Free gift with purchase: New subscribers can use code LSTN at check out and receive Lstn Sound Co. wireless earbuds, valued at $130, free with first order.

 

 

 

 

 

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Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

I love online shopping. I used to share my beauty and deals scavenged on Friday Finds on another website a run called NOMSS. But since HelloNance is more beauty and lifestyle focused I thought I should share my purchases here instead. I always tell my […]

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN SKINCARE | PERFECT CANVAS PRIMER

REN Skincare introduced a silicone free primer! There is a lot that I like about this clean skincare line and the NEW Perfect Canvas Silicone Free Skin Finishing Serum is my newest makeup addiction. There is so much though from the name to the packaging to how […]

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

BIOSSANCE | Plant Based Natural Skincare Review

Biossance Skincare Review HelloNance

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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LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

LANEIGE | Brightening Sparkling Water Pop Essence

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 […]