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Skoah’s Facialicous Facial

I had the opportunity to visit Skoah Metrotown and experienced a Facial Treatment done. Actually, they don’t call it treatment. They call it “training” or “skin care workouts” because they want the best for our face and skin in the long run.


When I first arrived, they made sure I was relaxed and offered me water or tea. They asked me about my current skin care routine and if I had any concerns. I was moved into my cozy room with the lights dimmed and a heated bed. Once we got started, I was told that I would also get a massage. So not just a facial, but a foot, hand, shoulder and scalp massage! AMAZING RIGHT? The esthetician who was working on me examined my face and gave me advice on what I should work on and how. She wasn’t pushy with selling products (which I love). She also explained what she was doing throughout the whole experience. Their facials are custom made in order to meet the unique requirements of our skin. I left the room feeling all kinds of brand new! My skin felt so clean, soft and refreshed.


Their skin products are are natural, easy to use and made in Canada. If you’ve been following me since my Instagram days, you know I’m a local business supporter and I’m all about “everything local”. I am so proud that this company was founded here in Vancouver more than 15 years ago (2001 to be exact).

I’ve fallen in love with Skoah as they also mentioned to me that they “love celebrating busy moms on the go”. Their CEO and founder of the company is a busy mom and entrepreneur. You can read more about her here


What I got done was called the Facialicous Facial. It’s 75 minutes long and includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, customized masks, and muscle-melting massage. I’ve partnered up with Skoah Metrotown and we want to give you a chance to experience relaxation at its best! Here is how you can win a FREE Facialicious Facial (worth $125). Please note, this is open to locals as it’s strictly at the Metrotown’s a location only. 

  1. Follow @monicafms and @skoah.metrotown on instagram
  2. Find the contest photo on my Instagram feed and comment 3 friends (3 friends per comment, each comment is one entry)  
  3. For a bonus 10 entries: Like my Facebook Page - A Dose Of Ohana (Comment your Instagram Name on the Contest Photo on there, so I can keep track) 



For those who are looking to try out, Skoah Metrotown has given me the opportunity to give you guys $50 off your first treatment. Just fill out this form (click) here to get started. 


Disclaimer: My Facialicous Facial was complimentary from Skoah Metrtown

Favourites: Beauty, Health & Wellness Edition

This month was all about me getting back to my old self. Being a first time mom, I was all over the place. I did not realize how much "me-time" I would be sacrificing. Trying to fit in a quick shower was a struggle at times. Now that it has been over the year and I am starting to get a hang of things, I decided I would try to keep up with a nightly/daily self-care routine. I was able to keep up last month, maybe 2-3 days were missed and I just had to pass out with my makeup on.. but definitely great for a start! So here are a few products I am totally obsessed with.


I keep this travel size lotion with me at ALL TIMES! If you know me, you know I hate my hands. To the point where I try to avoid handshakes and highfives! I constantly need to apply lotion because I've got deep lines and they dry out all the time. This lotion is 100% natural and keeps my hands super soft. I love the fresh smell too! 


Since I was going to go back to trying out a fixed routine, I was in search of a facial moisturizer. My sister gave me a Derma Roller as a gift, I did my research on what type of product would work best while using it. I read that it was best to apply Vitamin C and at the same time Di Morelli contacted me. (Talk about perfect timing!) I was one of the lucky people to try our their Vitamin C Serum and it is AMAZING! It's a little bit on the pricey side but it's definitely worth the price. I usually have oily skin, but with this product I come home at the end of the day with no shine on my face! 


This one is a family favourite! Baby Maui has been getting sick every month ever since he was born. End of last year, was the worst and affected everyone at home. We have been using an oil diffuser since December which helped us get through terrible nights! However, we had a hard time finding the perfect blend of essential oil. Paul would always want me to shut off the diffuser because he did not like the scents. I decided to try out "Vapo Hug" from K'Pure Naturals because of the reviews I read. As soon as we received it in the mail, I tried it. For the first time, Paul wanted the diffuser to stay on all day/night. I was super excited because it was also something that I loved! The air in our bedroom always smells fresh thanks to this! The best part is that K'Pure Naturals have about 7 different oil blends and you can get them in different sizes!


I am ADDICTED to these personal sprays! I ordered the small spray trio to start out. I chose: "Good Morning," "Keep Going" and "Settle Down." I originally was interested in just the "Settle Down" Spray, as a friend mentioned it was great to spray all over before putting kids down for bedtime. They have a variety of different sprays, so I decided to try out a couple more. SETTLE DOWN: We do co-sleep and I spray this on our bed and pillows when it's time for bed. I feel like once I spray it, baby Maui knows it's time to stop playing and it's time to sleep! Perfect for setting the little one in bedtime mode. GOOD MORNING: This I usually forget to use as soon as I wake up (which is what I wanted to use it for originally). I am usually super busy in the morning, trying to get ready. I work at 6AM so I usually remember to spray this once I'm ready and before I head out for work. It definitely wakes me up and makes me feel more refreshed. KEEP GOING: Okay, save the best spray for the last. My absolute favourite! I work 10 hour shifts and I keep this spray at my desk. I am so used to having naps with the little one, so I have a hard time staying up at work. Once I feel like I'm starting to get tired, I pause what I am doing and spray this. It has helped me with my first three weeks of going back to work! It's so good, my coworkers try stealing it from me!


I’m going to be honest with you all and say at first I wasn’t into the whole “Milk Bath” thing and thought it was all just a fad/craze.. CRAZY RIGHT?! I was able to try it when I was given a sample from one of the markets. I LOVE the So Luxury’s Coco Oat. I’ve heard about messy oatmeal bathing products that turn out horrible. This product isn’t chunky and dissolves easily in water. It doesn’t have a strong scent and leaves Maui’s skin even softer than before. 


Because we love So Luxury so much, we have partnered up with them in a giveaway. You will have a chance to win a $25 Credit towards anything in their shop. Find the giveaway post on my personal instragram (@monicafms) and enter!