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Is the PC Insiders Subscription Worth It? | PC Insider Benefits & Bonus Optimum Points

Is the PC Insiders Subscription Worth It? | PC Insider Benefits & Bonus Optimum Points

The new fee-based PC Insider subscription program offers members more discounts and rewards. Are the benefits worth it? Loblaws rolled out a new plan its President’s Choice loyalty program and are asking consumers to pay for it similar to Amazon Prime. The annual fee is […]

AMAZON PRIME DAY JULY 15TH | 10 THINGS WORTH BUYING

AMAZON PRIME DAY JULY 15TH | 10 THINGS WORTH BUYING

Amazon Prime Day is almost here. Mark your calendar for promotions starting 12am PT on July 15th to grab a great deal on Amazon. To help you make smarter purchases, we’ve scavenged 10 things worth buying! 10 things that you didn’t know you need until […]

Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies & Hayfever Recipe

Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies & Hayfever Recipe

Doterra Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies Hayfever Recipe Instanomss Nomss.com Wellness Blog

If you suffer from seasonal allergies or hay fever like I do, then you will know it’s no fun spending Spring doped up on antihistamines. And even still, it could leave you a runny nose and watery-eyed. If you’ve been looking for a more natural way to tame that runny nose and go sans meds, try blending the following three essential oils together: Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint.

The following essential oils are awesome at targeting the main symptoms of hay fever.

  • Lavender: a natural antihistamine, soothes muscle tension, and has a calming effect.
  • Lemon: anti-inflammatory, improves overall immunity and uplifting.
  • Peppermint: eases headaches, clears the sinuses and promote healthy respiratory function. Also has a great cooling effect!

Beginners to aromatherapy will enjoy the easy benefits and inexpensive price tags to the three oils above. You can also add other essential oils that help boost the blend even more like copaiba, eucalyptus, rosemary, or chamomile. I also LOVE using Breathe essential oil blend from Doterra. It is a great breathing opener to your yoga practice.

Doterra Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies Hayfever Recipe Instanomss Nomss.com Wellness Blog

There are many different brands of essential oils on the market and not all are made the same. Depending on the quality of the oils you buy, their effectiveness varies. How long the relief lasts depend on the strength of each individual oil. There are different ways to use them but the easiest way is to dilute each of the oil in a carrier oil such as fractioned coconut oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, etc. and add it to a small rollerball bottle.

 

Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies / Hayfever.

  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil
  • Filled with Fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 refillable glass bottle with a rollerball cap (I like these mini 5ml bottles!).

Don’t worry if it is not exactly 10 drops. And depending on your personal preferences, you may want to add an extra drop of peppermint or lemon essential oil!

The blend can be rolled directly to your skin. Instead of shaking the bottle before each use, I recommend gently rolling it in your palm. Apply directly behind the ears and down towards the jawline. Also, apply directly on pulse points like your wrist and under the soles of your feet. This will help it get into the bloodstream quickly. Apply as frequently as required.

 

To get started, shop essential oils HERE and save 25% Off retail prices!

Doterra Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies Hayfever Recipe Instanomss Nomss.com Wellness Blog

 

Doterra Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies Hayfever Recipe Instanomss Nomss.com Wellness Blog

 

Doterra Essential Oil Blend for Seasonal Allergies Hayfever Recipe Instanomss Nomss.com Wellness Blog

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THE BEST TECH GUIDE AT AMAZON PRIME | LAST MINUTE GIFTS

THE BEST TECH GUIDE AT AMAZON PRIME | LAST MINUTE GIFTS

How did Christmas holiday creep up on us so fast?! There is only one weekend left to check off everyone on your Christmas list! If you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet, DON’T WORRY – if you act quickly you can still get your gifts […]

The Holiday Christmas Gift Guide

The Holiday Christmas Gift Guide

This is the BEST holiday Christmas Gift Guide ever! Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? There is exactly 10 days left to cross off everyone on your Christmas list! Scroll down, and we guarantee you will find some awesome gift ideas that won’t beg […]

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is  located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor pool and a candlelit relaxation lounge.

 

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The treatment rooms features a private in-suite change room with a personal Swiss energy steam shower, a deep soaking tub for two (Couples Spa Suite) and luxury amenities. I love the digital thermostat control and waterfall experience. The marble finishing touches, plush bathroom and slippers definitely made the experience even more luxurious.

 

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The spa uses a signature Red Flower cruelty-free, paraben-free botanical body care line and Babor skincare.

 

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

I took an afternoon off from #momlife to pamper and rejuvenate myself with a Restore and Revive Ritual. This six-part body treatment incorporates a bioactive enzyme and antioxidant rich exfoliation followed by a phyto-nutrient body wrap, stimulating the lymphatic system while enjoying an illuminating facial massage. The treatment closes with a full body massage using omega-enriched essential oil and finishes with an application of rich arctic berry extracts to promote elasticity and revitalize the skin.

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

I couldn’t believe how soft and moisturized my skin was after this exfoliation! Next time I think I will book the Restore and Revive Ritual after a deep tissue massage!

 

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzi is located on the third floor inside Drais Nightclub. I have to admit it was interesting swimming inside a nightclub during day time. However I did enjoy that you could order food and enjoy a cocktail pool side.

I had such a wonderful and relaxing afternoon at The Spa by Ivanka. The staff were welcoming and very professional. I can’t wait to come back and spend a staycation in their Executive King Suite with a free standing tub and heated marble bathroom!

 

While you are there, I suggest heading down to Mott 32 for delicious Chinese dinner or their Champagne Lounge for a curated cocktails or two!

 

 

I was invited by The Spa by Ivanka Trump. Opinions are my own. 

 

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
(604) 979-8886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 […]