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3 steps to bright eyes

My biggest daily struggle when I have to get my face ready for work is my eyes.  How do I make them look brighter, and appear more rested? Of course, the best remedy would be a good night’s sleep, but sometimes that’s easier said than done! When it comes to making our eyes look bright,  unfortunately for many of us it’s not a single-product-fix. Darkness around the eye area can be hereditary and not easily “fixed” with sleep or an expensive eye cream.  In this article, I share with you 3 steps to bright eyes that you can easily do …

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5 Ways To Give Your Skin A Break This Holiday Season

The holidays are here! During this busy, stressful and indulgent time of year, it’s always a good reminder to take some time to take care of yourself.  I have several suggestions on my blog on how to take care of your skin now that the weather has gotten cooler, and I could remind you that you are what you eat and that it’ll show on your skin.  However, I also know that it’s hard to cut back on anything this time of year because most of us celebrate by getting together with our loved ones and eating, eating and eating some more!

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How to Switch to Green Beauty in 3 Easy Steps

Making the switch to clean, green beauty is something that consumers are doing more now than ever before. The green beauty industry is increasing at a faster rate than fashion because of this –  at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 9.4% between 2019-2025 to be exact! From beauty stores like The Detox Market specializing solely on “cleaner” products to Sephora’s recent addition of Clean at Sephora, the options of green beauty products are abundant.  You will not find “green beauty in 3 easy steps” at these establishments. If you’ve been successful at cutting through the industry noise and …

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Fighting Mask Acne in 3 Simple Steps

Welcome to fall! Pumpkin Spiced everything, backpacks and pencils, leaves changing colour. The beginning of every new season brings with it changes all around including in our skincare regimen.  This fall is extra special because our skincare regimen changes have to consider the changes in our skin from prolonged use of face masks.  These skin changes are known as mask acne or “Maskne”.   Normally, this is a month of excitement – for parents and kids – returning to school routines from a couple of months off for summer.  This year, we all know is a little different. Whether you’ve decided …

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What’s with the Fake Glow?

Have you ever wondered why “the glow trend” in beauty is so strong? Glowing makeup products and skin are everywhere these days and the fact that its summertime doesn’t seem to matter. I always thought skin naturally glows in the summer, but that’s just me.  The “glow” fever I’m talking about goes beyond your basic highlighting powder and bronzer. It’s the entire face – forehead, bow of lips, chin, cheekbones. This is created through strobing (illuminating strategic spots on your face to give your skin a bright and healthy look), and highlighting and contouring to change the face’s appearance – …

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3 Hydration Tips to Help Improve Your Skin

In winter and summer – really, any time of the year, adequate hydration is of utmost importance both internally and externally for your body and skin. “Drink more water” has become a phrase you’ve probably heard a million times. Our bodies, being made of 60% water, need enough of it to keep all systems running. Water intake is just as important for your skin as it is for overall body function.  Dehydration on the skin makes us look older; wrinkles are accentuated and the skin lacks vitality and plumpness.  Our skin needs water both internally and externally to thrive, so …

Mask Friendly Natural Makeup

Hi everyone. It’s Maria here. Welcome back to my channel. I’m a makeup artist and green beauty expert who focuses just on Canadian, clean green beauty products. So today I want to show you an easy look that you can wear underneath and mask because this is going to be our reality now for the, I don’t know for the future. Otherwise known as Mask Friendly Natural Makeup. Make the Eyes Shine It’s really important to know what feature to play up. Now. Of course, the eyes are going to be part of your face. That’s exposed to the mask. …

Easy Anti-Aging Skincare Routine Morning

This is the second part of my anti-aging skincare routine. I use all-Canadian skincare products – both clinical formulations and organic natural ingredients – like The Ordinary and Helena Lane Skincare. Products used for my am skincare routine: Choose your favourite toner, flower water, facial mist: I have several in the online shop that I love  In this video, I use NENA Mineral Toner – a product from Vancouver BC that was gifted to me The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Cocoon Apothecary Reflector SPF 30   Pure …

Easy Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine Evening

  Easy Anti-Aging Skincare Routine in the Evening Hi everyone. It’s Maria here, makeup artists, and green beauty expert. Welcome to my bathroom today. I want to go over the anti-aging skincare routine that I do in the morning and in the evening with you. So pretty much my concerns as I am in my early forties are wrinkles. I have a very expressive forehead. Okay. So, deepening of wrinkles is one concern. And then, of course, some sunspots would be another concern. You know, I always use Canadian products, but I have started, you know, dabbling with some more …