What Do You Get The Woman Who Has Everything?

Mom! If you’re reading this, please stop. Thank you.


If you’re not my mom… you may read on.


I have the hardest time getting gifts for the Woman Who Has Everything (like my mom) but after experiencing the ila Facial at NuboNau, I’m no longer at a loss. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Seriously.

I usually don’t get facials (because I have the world’s most sensitive skin) but after reading more about the ila line (and already having a love for everything at NuboNau), I knew I wouldn’t have anything to worry about– everything in the ila line is pure, natural and organic.

ila was founded on the belief that radiant, glowing skin comes from a joy within, and that meeting the skin at this level produces profound results both inside and out. Originally introduced as Himalayan Goddess – a two-line product range divided into ‘feminine spirit’ and ‘energise & detox’ – the brand’s concept of wellbeing through the skin developed following two decades of study into the subtlety of being.

Central to ila’s healing potential is the higher energy or vibration present in its products. Each ingredient is chosen for its spiritual attributes as well as its physical and emotional benefit: Argan oil – an ancient and mystical oil that deeply nurtures; Himalayan salt crystals that hold the essence of purity from over 250 million years, and Rosa damascena, nature’s most therapeutic nectar. And in order to harness nature’s rawest, purest energy, the company’s infrastructure – from petal to product – functions at the most ethical, sustainable and nourishing level possible.

NuboNau now has a new Facial Room (yay) providing natural and organic facial treatments. But it’s more than a facial- it’s a whole experience. The environment at NuboNau is a treat that everyone should get to have- the sights, the smells, the products and the staff.

There are currently two options for the Facial Room at NuboNau:

1. The Aromatherapy Associates Facial- Highly Effective & Anti-Aging

Potent essential oils and facial massage work together to firm and improve skin tone and texture. This natural, highly effective treatment minimizes the signs of aging without using harsh chemicals.

  • Inca Inchi and Larch extract to stimulate collagen formation to deliver firm and tightened skin
  • Pomegranate and Rosehip seed oil work on slowing down the effects of aging skin
  • Lymphatic massage to improve skin suppleness and elasticity


2. The ila Spa Facial- For a Glowing, Radiant Complexion

A pure, holistic facial experience using light lymphatic drainage and marma massage to give you a radiant glow. Inspired by the technique taught by Shaman women in Mexico, this is a healing treatment that brings feelings of bliss and peace.

  • To open up the energy field of the face and neck
  • To then work the marma points to remove blockages and stimulate flow of energy
  • To apply the “Light Technique”- relieving stress and tension in the face to reveal radiant skin

I debated for a few minutes and then decided I needed to relieve stress more than slow down my aging skin so I went with the ila Spa Facial. The ila Spa Facial had me so beyond relaxed while listening to music and chants performed by the founder of ila, Denise Leicester. Seriously, she picks her own ingredients with love and sings like an angel- I only wish I had her talents. I’m a huge fan of getting massages (who isn’t?) and this was just as, if not more, relaxing as a massage. The only thing that I raised an eyebrow to was the words “lymphatic drainage massage”. Those three words made me a little uneasy at first but now? I think that everyone should experience a lymphatic drainage massage. Heaven.

Seriously you guys, I’m not just tooting a horn for nothing here.

If you are stuck and don’t know what to get for your wife, mother, sister… even my dad would dig this… you will not be sorry. And treat yourself to one while you’re at it.

Check out NuboNau in Encinitas- 553 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas, 92014 or call the Facial Room Concierge 760 632 4800 and tell them Mommy Loves Coffee sent you!


Disclosure: NuboNau provided me with a complimentary ila facial. I was not paid or required to write this post and all my words and opinions are my own.


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