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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 […]

WHAT’S IN MY GYM BAG | ESSENTIALS

WHAT’S IN MY GYM BAG | ESSENTIALS

When I feel like my 10 minute fitness commitment just isn’t going to cut it for the day, I know I need a good sweat! I am slowly getting back into the grind and it is hard AF and I’m not even going to lie […]

Influenster VOXBOX Spring Vibes Review

Influenster VOXBOX Spring Vibes Review

Spring Vibes VOXBOX Hellonance

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 is a bit vague. You can increase your social reach by 1. referring more friends to join Influenster, 2. complete campaigns and 3. share on social media.

Here’s a look at what’s inside the Spring Vibes VoxBox:

 

Nivea Q10 Firming Body Oil 

This lightweight body oil contains a mixture of oils to help your skin stay moisturized and hydrated. It is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. I started using this for my stretch marks after my 100% jojoba oil was finished. My skin feels nourished, soft and silky. My only complaint is that the fragrance is a tad too strong for my preference.

 

Ebates Popsocket

The popsocket is a nice tool to help you get a better grip on your phone – especially for taking selfies! Although I didn’t personally use this (I hate bulk on my phone), I love using EBATES! If you haven’t already discovered EBATES, you must sign up now! Ebates is an online website that gives you CASHBACK when you shop online!! There are 1000s of stores like Amazon, Well.ca, Sephora, etc. So you you are always shop online, why not get some money back? Sign up for Ebates now because you will be making money for shopping!

 

imPress Press ON Manicure One Step Gel Nails

For all your Nail Inspirations. These press on nails are the quickest way to get a perfect manicure. They are easy to apply and lasts approximately 5 days. The quality of the adhesive is also very good. ImPress Press ON Manicure comes in a variety of colors and prints.

 

Annie’s Shells & White Cheddar Macaroni and CheeseContains Real Cheese and Milk Ingredients

Did you grow up eating KD Mac and Cheese? Consider Annie’s an upgrade. Made with 80% organic ingredients with no artificial flavours, synthetic colours or preservatives. It is also made with non-GMO/GE ingredients. And? the cheese is read aged cheddar!

 

NESCAFE Sweet and Creamy
I’m a morning coffee person. I like the convenience of Nescafe instant coffee sachets. It makes morning commute easy and it is flavourful. I like that it isn’t to0 sweet.

 

Quacker Harvest Fruit & Nut Granola Bar

These granola bars are delicious and nutritious snack. These bars combine the goodness of 100% Canadian Oats with delicious premium ingredients like dark chocolate, dried cherries and apples for a tasty snack you can feel good about.

 

Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean 3-in-1 Power Packs
I was really excited to try this brand for the first time! These packs are boosted with a stain fighting power that helps reducing the stains. I tested these with the clothes of my 2 year-old child and I was very happy with the results. It helped reducing some strong stains and it also gives a nice fresh smell to the clothes!

 

 

That’s all that was included in this Influenster Spring Vibes VOXBOX. I can’t wait for their Summer box and I hope I get selected. If you are not an Influenster yet, I highly recommend you Sign Up! Who doesn’t like getting some free samples in the mail? It requires a little participation by writing reviews but it’s absolutely worth it!

 

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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 […]

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 […]

Honey, I’m Pregnant!!

Honey, I’m Pregnant!!

Ultra Sound HelloNance.com Baby Beauty Travel Lifestyle Vancouver Blog

Honey, I’m PREGNANT! Suddenly everything starts to make sense now. I didn’t just wake up one morning suddenly FAMISHED and demanded my husband to make me a sandwich (literally)!

It’s been about 2 weeks since I suspected I was pregnant. I finally told Dave! I was waiting for the doctor and the lab tests to come back first! Even though the pee-stick is 99% accurate, I needed that professional confirmation to feel certain.

It took me awhile before I realized I was pregnant – let’s say 10 weeks!

  • Sure I was late, but I’m not always on time.
  • My breasts were really sore, beyond normal PMS sore.
  • I was HUNGRY! ALL THE TIME

I’m so happy I can finally share this news with everyone now that I’m in my second trimester. It’s so surreal to see my little nugget growing inside of me. I can’t wait to feel it kick! So far, I’m happy to report that I don’t have any morning sickness… Hopefully I won’t jinx it!!!

Now I just have to be extra careful about what I can and can’t eat! Chinese culture has so many restrictions to keep your body optimal with a good balance of yin and yang!
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Can you believe it is February already? That means that Valentine’s Day is just 14 days away (you still have lots of time today). If you haven’t quite thought about  Where To Eat On Valentine’s Day, Where To Get the Best Chocolates, what to get your […]

Boxing Week Sale | Not Just Boxing Day Deals!

Boxing Week Sale | Not Just Boxing Day Deals!

Boxing Day shopping is always crazy. I remember as a teenager we would literally box for Boxing Day at the malls the whole. entire. day! Thinking back, it was really tiring mainly because of the long lines and mad rush everyone is in. NOW, shopping […]

Gym Bag Essentials | Women’s Fitness Essentials

Gym Bag Essentials | Women’s Fitness Essentials

Puro Sound Labs Headphones Fashion Gym Essentials Bag HelloNance

Gym Bag Essentials. What’s in my gym bag? Or my everyday carry? There are a few items that you need in your gym bag to keep you going longer and harder! Living in Vancouver, BC definitely pushes me to work out harder with so many beautiful humans in the city. I try to schedule at least two spin classes with ClassPass a week and maybe a vinyasa yoga or TRX class if I am ambitious! Being a foodie is hard. I have to work out twice as hard.

Staying motivated is not always easy. That’s why I like options. ClassPass gives me a good variety fitness studios.

 

Gym Bag Essentials | 7 Items You Need In Your Gym Bag Now

PURO SOUNDS LAB – Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. I love that they are volume limited to prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss. It is compatible with smartphones and tablets. Since it is Bluetooth 4.0 provides 30 feet of wireless freedom, working out with NTC is much easier. I also like using PURO’s In-Ear Monitors Earbuds when I go running. They are the most comfortable headphones. It does great job of blocking out all other sound. Plus the sounds are amazing!

 

SHIMANO Women’s Road Cycling Shoe: Typically spin studios will provide cycling shoes rental. But because spin a lot, I prefer having my own sweaty shoes. Shimano typically run small. So it is important to size up. Check if your local studio uses SPD Clips. I wear Size 8 Women’s and that is a size 40 Shimano Women’s SH-WR42 Road Cycling Shoe (similar here and here).

 

VEGA: I am a huge Vega fan! Seriously, I Vega breakfast, noon and spin! For breakfast, I count on the Vega One Nutritional Shake. So simple! You get all nutritional benefits required and it is vegan, gluten free, GMO-free! I love their Vega One and Snack Bars as a snack at work or before a long ride. My tip is eat half a bar before and after the workout! During the workout I like to fuel up on Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator in Berry flavor. Don’t get Lemon Lime because that tastes like detergent. Berry is the way to go!

 

FRESH Soy Face Cleanser: 30K likes at Sephora isn’t for nothing… This bestselling cleanser that instantly whisks away impurities and makeup! It’s good to wash away sweat and grim after a sweaty sesh!

 

LUSH – Eau Roma Water Toner: After cleansing you face you need a soothing herbal toner to center balance. Rose and lavender oils help treat dryness, redness or irritation. Rose is particularly nourishing and cooling. Lavender helps your skin produce the right amount sebum (oil). Use whenever skin needs an extra boost!

 

 

HONEST Organic Healing Balm: Keeping a small tube of this all in one beauty balm is lifesaving. For all the nicks and cuts you get randomly working out. It is made from all natural, certified organic oils, extracts, and beeswax. It is the best balm ever and is super versatile. It is safe to use on diaper rash, irritated skin, eczema, minor cuts and scrapes.

 

LULULEMON Sigg Water Bottle: Staying hydrate is essential to any fitness regime. Drinking enough water helps prevents muscle spasms and helps detoxing. This Sigg bottle was purchased a long time ago. But I like it because it is stainless steel, reusable and holds a lot of water!  Really, any bottle will do! Let’s get sweaty! BTW – I love their gym clothes so much that I sometimes wear it to the office! sshhh

 

There you have it! My gym bag checklist that I never leave home without. A well-edited gym bag will lighten your load and keep you going longer! Now, don’t forget to pack your gym clothes – shorts, tank/tee, socks. A hoodie is also important for those cool down moments! See you on the bike!
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Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Vacation | Mexico Playa Del Carmen

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Vacation | Mexico Playa Del Carmen

Greetings from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico! I just love the Caribbean beaches with nice white sand and warm ocean water. It is so different from the Pacific side! I must say I am overdue for a vacation where I can turn of my brain. I […]