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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

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

FABFITFUN SUMMER BOX REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOGThe 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 (that you select via a survey). Every season it features something much sought after like the latest Foreo Luna facial cleaner.

 

The box itself features a fun design and is nicely packaged with a magazine detailing the products included.

Subscription Box: FabFitFun Box

Cost: $49.99 / quarter (each season) for the hottest seasonal products worth $200+

Coupon Code: Save $10 off your first box (HERE)

Ships to US and Canada.

 

FOREO LUNA REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

The newly launched Foreo Luna fofo is an anti aging and skin cleansing system similar to Clarisonic. It 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. 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.

 

TARTEIST CONTOUR PRO GLOW PALETTE REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

Another feature of the FabFitFun summer box is the Tarteist™ PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette. This highlight and contour palette has six pigmented powder and cream shades to create perfectly glowing, chiseled looks on every skin tone.

 

 

TARTEIST CONTOUR PRO GLOW PALETTE REVIEW HELLONANCE BEAUTY BLOG

Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look. Personally I really love the the shade lit and fire and have also used stunner as an eyeshadow for a peachy summer glow!

 

What is included in the FabFitFun box:

 

Tell me what you all think and what your favourite subscription box is in the comments below!

 

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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 […]

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

Monthly Beauty Buys | October Purchases

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
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 friends that I’m a skincare junkie – I love trying new products – have you seen Fenty Beauty?! There’s just too many new things constantly released. It’s hard to keep up. My cupboards are full.

 

 

MAKEUP SKINCARE SHELF SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
 

Here is a look inside my makeup / skincare medicine cabinet.

 

 

It’s true, beauty comes from within. It’s always a good idea to nourish yourself!

 

 

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
SmartyPants Women’s Complete is more than just a multivitamin, it includes ten essential nutrients and omega 3 DHA and EPA fish oil – all in one. Plus it’s chewable and tastes like gummy bears!

 

 

As a new mom the following are very very important to me:
  • Omega 3s for brain health
  • Folate for detox support
  • Vitamin K2 and D for bone health
  • CoQ10 for heart health
  • Biotin for healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Iodine for thyroid function
  • B12 for mental focus and energy metabolism

 

 

TRUMARINE COLLAGEN VITAMINS HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

 

 

I also take Withinus TruMarine Collagen to help with hair lose, skin luminosity and muscle recovery. I have always taken this collagen supplement pre-baby (and temporary paused during pregnancy). It has help my post workout recoveries immensely.  How collagen is supporting me postpartum?

 

 

Post-baby new moms need nutrients more than ever for recovery: pelvic floor weakness, abdominal healing, episiotomy healing, etc. I resumed taking collagen about 2 months postpartum and the results are incredible. I didn’t experience the crazy hair lose people always talk about, my skin is still relatively supple despite postpartum hormonal changes, and I healed much quick compared to the previous months. But that’s for another post some other time.

 

 

SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
I repurchased Tatcha’s The Essence toner again. I absolutely love this product and it leaves my skin hydrated and prepped to absorb serums, oils and moisturizers. While other toners have only a temporary topical effect, this essence lasts overnight and sinks to the dermis level.

 

 

Another really great facial essence is SKII’s Facial Treatment Essence – many swears this Japanese toner is the holy grail of essence. I’m excited to reintroduce it to my skincare routine. If you are new or not familiar with SKII, then their Pitera Welcome Kit is perfect! You can get it from Sephora and it is the perfect size for travelling! Plus it also comes with a sheet mask!

 

 

– 2.5 oz/ 75 mL Facial Treatment Essence
– 1 oz/ 30 mL Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
– 0.5 oz/ 15 mL R.N.A. Power Radical New Age Cream

 

 

SKII DIOR TATCHA HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick: I’m don’t normally wear lipsticks, but lately fell in love with this full-coverage lacquer lipstick that delivers high shine and intense colour with just one swipe. The colour I bought is #344 Rolling. It is an addictive hybrid that’s half high-shine lacquer and half lip-loving lipstick – for an effortlessly chic look. The high-pigment pop shades glide on easily with one-coat coverage for weightless, comfortable wear that lasts for hours. Plus the colour is so natural! It’s the perfect shade for that no makeup-makeup look!

 

 

 NOURISHING NEW MOTHER COOKBOOK HELLONANCE LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

 

 

Lastly, I bought a cookbook The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother.  This is an interesting read with good recipes to help new mothers recover postnatal. I did the whole 30 days confinement period – full on no showers, herbal soups and natural supplements. I’m a firm believer that you can rebuild your pre-baby body with a better immune system. I no longer get cold feet and hands when the temperature dips.

 

 

Have you tried any of these products or brands? What are you thoughts and comments? If you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments below!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

 

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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

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 […]

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.

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

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.

 

 

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

 

 

Laneige

 

 

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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, […]