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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 […]

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 1 SPIN Society Vancouver Indoor Cycle Fitness 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada
Day 1 SPIN Society Vancouver Indoor Cycle Fitness 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Spin Society is an indoor cycle studio in downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver. I love training at their studio. It is gorgeous and fresh. I love the high energy music and encouraging and inspiration trainers! Even those 6am classes are almost bearable! I just want to throw on my cutest workout leggings!

Spin Society’s created indoor spin classes 50 minutes that is a fun workout with incredible music. Lights in the studio are dimmed so you will never feel intimidated or have to worry about if you look cute, ripped, or hot! Trust me, you will feel great either way!

Each ride comes with complimentary Indoor cycling shoes (SPD cleats), fresh workout towels, and access to digitally secured lockers.

 

 

Spin Society
URL: https://spinsociety.ca/
Business: Indoor Cycle

Day 2 – Win 5 Rides from Spin Society (valued $115)

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

This is my FAVORITE time of year! December is the most wonderful time of year! Christmas tree decorations, dinner parties and fancy dresses! Nomss is back for the 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!! (You can check out last year’s event here) Each day […]

Christmas Tree | For the Heart Eyed Foodie

Christmas Tree | For the Heart Eyed Foodie

So you’ve heard we finally bought a Christmas tree! My first tree of my 30-something year old human life (Yes, I live in a well)! I wanted it to be the best damn Pinterest-worthy Christmas tree with the best holiday ornaments! I couldn’t help BUT drool over […]

Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Glitter Burst Ornaments + Tree Topper Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

We finally bought a Christmas tree. This will also be my first ever Christmas tree. So ideally I want to find the perfect holiday ornaments and holiday themed accents for our new home. I want to find festive but also modern, classy and stylish shapes and textures and hues.

Here are few of my favorite holiday decorations for a Pinterest-worthy Christmas tree!

 

Anthropologie Capiz Star String Lights Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Capiz Star String Lights @ Anthropologie

 

Anthropologie Pommed Garland Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Pommed Garland @ Anthropologie

zara home Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Golden Bells Crown @ Zara Home

Snowflake String Lights Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Snowflake String Lights @ Anthropologie

 

Paper Ornaments - Blush Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Paper Ornaments – Blush @ West Elm

Glitter Burst Ornaments + Tree Topper Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Glitter Burst Ornaments @ West Elm

Double Glass Sphere Ornament Christmas Tree | Shopping for the Best Holiday Decor

Double Glass Sphere Ornament @ West Elm

 

 

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Black Friday Sales Happening | Cyber Monday Deals

Black Friday Sales Happening | Cyber Monday Deals

When does Black Friday start? Black Friday is the sales bonanza that takes place November 25 – one day after Thanksgiving in the United States. While our friends down South are finally enjoying their turkey with friends and family; Christmas is only a month away! […]

Local Holiday Gift Guides

Local Holiday Gift Guides

Christmas is just a month away! ‘This the season to to gift your love ones with things they’ve been eyeing on. Support local with coveted items readily available in Vancouver and Canada. Holiday season is just around the corner! Don’t wait! Start your holiday shopping […]