Maria Velve with clean perfume

How to shop for a clean perfume

Did you know that the gifting of perfume goes back to ancient times? In Ancient Rome, perfume was viewed as a symbol of wealth and power. Perfume is STILL one of the most popular gifts to give on special occasions and around the holidays and for a good reason – it can evoke pretty powerful emotions. I’m not a fan of the ingredients found in synthetic fragrance or the lack of transparency that goes with them. However, I believe that fragrance is a beautiful thing as a long as you know…

Green Beauty Curator skincare products

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…

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….

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 …