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Switch to Green Beauty in 3 Easy Steps

If you’ve been successful at cutting through the industry noise and switched over to green products, you’re ahead of most consumers.  For many, making the switch is mind-boggling because of the overwhelming number of products available and marketing ploys of various brands.  So, how do you switch to green beauty without the overwhelm? Here are some tips…

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How to choose the best facial serum

One question I frequently get from my clients is about the differences between oil serums and water serums.  “Which one is best for my skin?” This is an important question, but can be confusing to answer with so many products on the market! In this blog, I want to help you understand the difference between water serums and oil serums in order to guide you to find the best facial serum for your skin. Oil serums and water serums do different things for the skin, and they target different concerns. Identifying the best facial serum for your skin’s needs can …

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Best anti-aging essential oils for the skin

There is no better time than the new year to look into improving things when it comes to your health and your skin. If the on-going pandemic has taken a toll on you leaving you looking tired and older overnight (you’re not alone!), you might be looking for new ways to look fresher. I’m going to give you a few simple tips on the best anti-aging essential oils to your daily skincare routine…

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PUUR INGRID Review – Pure and Honest

Every once in a while, a brand comes along with a handful of really excellent skincare products. PUUR INGRID is a Canadian brand out of Okotoks, Alberta, with a focus on simple ingredients from nature.  Ingrid, the brand’s founder, believes that nature has given us everything we need to keep our skin healthy and happy.  I completely agree! I’ve had the pleasure of being gifted three PUUR INGRID products, which I will review for you below.  Being in the beauty industry for 20 years, I have used, tested, and evaluated dozens of products.  This PUUR INGRID review is based of …

Best Anti-Aging Oils for the Skin

With so many oil concoctions out there, it can be hard choosing the right anti-aging oils for your skin.   Facial oils have so many benefits for your skin.  These oils provide the essential fatty acids and nutrients that your skin needs.  They build up your skin’s resilience and protection against environmental stressors.  They are multi-purpose and a-must for your anti-aging skincare routine. In this video, I talk about my favorite anti-aging carrier oils and essential oils for the skin. There are so many others that I don’t talk about here.  For example, Rose Geranium, Neroli, and more.  If you’re curious …

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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 …

Oia Skin Anti-Wrinkle Patches Review

If you’ve been curious about botox or fillers but are worried about the needles, there’s another option for you – Oia Anti Wrinkle skin patches! I was gifted these anti-wrinkle patches by Oia Skin and I was blown away by how smooth they made my skin feel. In this video, I show you how to use all 7 patches to….

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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 – …

How to Fight Mask Acne in 3 Easy Steps

Wearing masks for prolonged periods of time due to the COVID-19 virus can result in Mask Acne (MASKNE)! Yes, it’s a thing – just like backne – and many people are currently suffering from it. I cover this also in my blog – click the link to read more. In this video, I show you how to protect, cleanse, and fight acne under your mask in 3 simple steps. Products used: To protect the skin Pure shea butter – we love this one for the whole family  Helena Lane moisturizers – waterless, rich, and perfect for nourishing and protecting the …

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. …