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METRIN SKIN CARE | 85 YEARS OF HOLISTIC BEAUTY & GIVEAWAY

METRIN SKIN CARE | 85 YEARS OF HOLISTIC BEAUTY & GIVEAWAY

What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. […]

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting. […]

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Christmas is less then two months away. It’s time to talk Christmas. One way to set the mood for Christmas are specialty advent calendars. Here is a list of our favourite non-traditional advent calendars filled with delicious treats, beauty and home products, and even BC Craft Beers to keep you cheering in December. I love advent calendars because they are great to get you to try something new everyday!

 

Get them while quantities last. I have a feeling they will disappear real fast!!

 

Saje Wellness: 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calender $109

Blended with ingredients grown natively in each region, these limited edition blends celebrate the vibrancy of our diverse planet. Let’s show gratitude for the world that we live in and all that it has to offer. Gratitude can travel any distance.

Davids Tea: 24 days of tea $45

Count down to the holidays with our legendary tea-filled advent calendar.

 

OLE HENRIKSEN: 12 Days of OLE Glow Skincare Advent Calendar $82

Count down to the holidays with this OLEHENRIKSEN Advent calendar, featuring a handpicked selection of must-try skincare minis.

Inspired by the holiday tradition of Advent calendars (Julekalender in Danish), Ole created this set so clients could bask in the excitement of the season as they reveal their favorites—including bestselling Truth Serum® and Sheer Transformation® Perfecting Moisturizer—and discover new ones. The 12 numbered panels feature a unique modern twist on the festive seasonal stamps popularized in Denmark in the early 1900s.

 

 

 

Ciaté London: Ciate Mini Mani Month Nail Polish Set $70

Ciaté’s annual Mini Mani Month is back with a super glossy upgrade for 2017. Treat yourself (or another nail polish lover) to the ultimate holiday countdown and a season full of magical holiday manis.

This year’s set includes 19 minis and one full-size pot of the new and improved, long-wearing, GELOLOGY formulation. Five of these are new and exclusive shades. The set also features a mini treatment base coat and a magical top coat so you can dazzle through the party season. Each product is tucked into its own box for the ultimate unwrapping experience.

 

 

TWG Tea: 12 Days of Christmas $198

Enclosed in a gold and ruby-red chest and elegant sleeve, the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box is an advent calendar in your teacup.  On December 25th, awaken to chilly winter mornings with TWG Tea’s ultimate festive offering, the 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box, composed of an enchanting collection of 12 ornament-sized mini 25 gram tea tins filled with our favourite fine harvest teas and most beloved blends.

 

L’Occitane: Signature Advent Calender $69 and $134

Discover our captivating Signature Advent Calendar, featuring 24 irresistible beauty products and beautiful illustrations. Also discouver the Premium Advent Calender with irresistible treats you’ll want to keep for yourself! Featuring a selection of must-have skin care, body and bath, and hand care gifts

 

 

 

 

 

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural […]

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).     Founder, […]

Vancouver Fall Home Show October 26-29 | Contest & Giveaway

Vancouver Fall Home Show October 26-29 | Contest & Giveaway

The Vancouver Fall Home Show will take place this weekend October 26-29. It is one of the largest home shows in Vancouver. For your house and home this show will feature interior design, landscaping companies, remodelling contractors, celebrity speakers Kortney and Dave Wilson (hosts of Masters of Flip),HGTV stars Sarah Richardson and Tiffany Pratt, Portobello West market place and so much more.

 

The show for every home not only includes hundreds and products under one roof but also cooking stage. I’m super excited for chef Jefferson Alvarez, Cacao On Saturday at 4pm.

 

 

Take the opportunity to discover, browse and take inspiration and shop at the home show’s Portobello West market: local designers, handcrafted wood furnishings, luxury linens, and decorated pieces.

 


 

For you we are excited to giveaway Cooking Stage VIP Experience. The prize pack which includes:

 

– 2 tickets to the Vancouver Fall Home Show
– 2 complimentary glasses of wine in the Lounge
– Reserved seating at the tasting table and front row at a Cooking Stage presentation of your choice
– Urban Barn’s Montreal Tray in Menthol
– Urban Barn’s Taza coaster set

 

Enter to Win

  1. Post a comment on this blog post and tell us what you look forward to at the Vancouver Fall Home Show. One entry per person.
  2. Follow and tweet this (one entry per day): RT to win @VanHomeSHows #VFHS17 prize package from @instanomss #instanomss #homedecor #fbloggers #vancouver #home
  3. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

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To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! Contest closes October 26 and tickets will be available at Will Call.
For more information visit vancouverfallhomeshow.com.

 

 

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BASIC INVITE HOLIDAY PARTY INVITATIONS MADE EASY

BASIC INVITE HOLIDAY PARTY INVITATIONS MADE EASY

I can’t believe Christmas is 2 months away! I already saw both Halloween and Christmas decorations at Costco. With our new addition to our little family, I’m thinking about our first family holiday greeting card to send to our friends and family. I came across […]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT MIELE BLIZZARD CX1 BAGLESS VACUUM

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT MIELE BLIZZARD CX1 BAGLESS VACUUM

Having hard wood floors means there’s a lot of dust that is visible. Now that our baby girl is doing more tummy time it is so important to keep things super clean! Miele recently just released the Blizzard CX1 – it is their first bagless vacuum […]

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First I enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Market by Jean George. While I headed up to spend some serious “me time” at the spa , my husband babysat and took Emily around town for a nice father/daughter date.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Chi Spa is located on the fifth floor where a wide range of holistic treatments, body massages and facial services featuring products from the prestige skincare brand Caudalie – natural products that harness the power of grape extracts from from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy, France.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Since giving birth, it is very important to be aware of body changes – back pains from the epidural, weak knees from carrying an infant, water retention, etc. That is why I optioned for the Aroma Vitality Massage ($185 to $270) which is part of the CHI Signature menu – designed to take full advantage of all-inclusive treatment suites, which embody the spa’s philosophy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Each treatment begins with a footbath and tea service, followed by an aromatic steam.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
The massage brings together elements of Swedish, Shiatsu, and lymphatic drainage, combined with the therapeutic qualities of aromatic essential oils. The treatment is designed to strengthen the body’s vital energy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
After the massage, I relaxed in the waiting area over a hot cup of honey ginger tea to slowly let my body wake up and hydrate.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
To fully utilize this spa day, I soaked in their heated outdoor pool and hot tub along with a nice steam before showering. Guests are able to access the Health Club facilities (fitness centre, pool/jacuzzi) before and/or after their treatment.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
My day was blissful. I enjoyed the slow pace of reading a newspaper without responsibilities (even for a couple of hours). I highly recommend treatments at Chi Spa at the Shangrila-La hotel. The environment is clean, welcoming and very zen. Plus, I love the privacy of the in-suite experience where there is a private steam room, rainfall shower and your personal washroom – no need to lock your belongings in a communal bathroom.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Now that Autumn is upon us, the CHI Spa also introduced a new facial series using Caudalie’s VineActiv line. VineActiv Facial and its patented Anti-Cell Burnout Complex helps fortify skin’s natural defence system with powerful ingredients such as Stabilized Grape-Seed Polyphenols (help preserve collagen and natural hyaluronic acid), Spruce Extract (stimulates and protects against oxidative stress), Vitamin C (boosts collagen production), and Vitamin E (maintaining skin radiance and suppleness).
The VineActiv Facial is 75 minutes in duration, and starts at C$175 per person. The treatment includes an aromatic steam to start and a detoxifying green juice to finish. It will be available at CHI, The Spa for a limited time only, starting now until 15 November 2017.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

I was invited by Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

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CHI, The Spa @ Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver
URL: http://www.shangri-la.com

 

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8
(604) 695-2447

 

 

 

 

 

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SkinCeuticals By Project Skin Richmond | First medical Aesthetic Boutique in North America

SkinCeuticals By Project Skin Richmond | First medical Aesthetic Boutique in North America

SkinCeuticals by Project Skin recently opened its first medical aesthetic boutique in CF Richmond Centre Mall, British Columbia. I am so excited for this beautiful new location for advanced skincare and expert skin treatments just minutes away from work! There are plenty of free parking and […]

Missions Kits Contest | BC Home + Garden Show Giveaway

Missions Kits Contest | BC Home + Garden Show Giveaway

Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on! “Enjoying the bounty and nuance of our west-coast oysters” Can […]

Popsugar January Must Have Box

Popsugar January Must Have Box

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Finally got around to opening my January Must Have Box from Popsugar. I’ve been down with this nasty cold that got me feeling low in energy for the past few weeks. But now that I’m better, I can’t wait to get back into doing some yoga and treating myself well! This box is filled with high quality goodies to jump start your 2017 challenge, at-home workouts and clean-eating recipes.

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What’s in my Popsugar January Must Have Box ?

Goldfaden MD: Fresh A Peel Multi Acid Resurfacing Peel – get fresh faced with this supercharged peel by removing dead skin cells with non-irritating, one-step, fruit enzyme and lactic acid peel. It can be used on even the most sensitive skin with no redness or irritation.

May Designs: Desk calendar and Notecard – add a bit of color to your desk setup with 12 hand painted floral patterns.

Daily Concepts: Hair Wrap Towel – Special microfibres reduces flyaways and cuts your blow dry time! Where have you been all my life?

Manduka: eQua Mat Towel – The perfect addition to any yoga class. This absorbent, quick drying and slip resistant towel is read to hold you in place as you breath deep. This is PERFECT for my pre-natal yoga classes!

Sourcebooks: Instant Happy Notes – Give yourself or someone you love a instant pick me up! These notes are full of fun illustrations and inspirational quotes!

Dean & Deluca: Peppermint Loose Leaf Tea – After a nice workout or a long day at work, it’s time to wind down and relax with this aromatic peppermint tea! The soothing menthol flavor and added digestive benefits will keep your days and nights calm and refreshing!

Glade: N°3 Free Coconut and Beach Woods Candle – Cold winter days are wonderfully cozy when paired with a great candle. I love lighting this up, diming the lights and relaxing while taking a nice long bath!

 

Each Must Have subscription box costs only 39.95 USD and is filled with best-loved brands and full-sized products valued at over $100!

Get $5 off your first Must Have Box with code “SHOP5” 😘

 

 

 

This post is sponsored. All opinions are my own.

Ford Fusion 2017 | Sai Woo Vancouver Dine Out Menu

Ford Fusion 2017 | Sai Woo Vancouver Dine Out Menu

Ford Canada graciously took us out with their brand new Ford Fusion 2017. What a better way to exemplify this vehicle by going to a town in Vancouver that is experiencing the combination of old traditions and new changes. East and West Old and New Traditions and Modern […]

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

TATCHA Skincare is one of my FAVORITE skincare line as of late. I love that it is based on ancient Geisha skincare traditions which is ideal for my fair Asian skin. The company is based in San Francisco, USA. Everything from their ingredients to their beautiful […]