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Posted on June 18, 2017

Soft, Messy Curls With 2 Paraben & Gluten Free Hair Products

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I like to rock the messy top knot EVERYDAY. But when I feel like completing my look for lunch dates, photoshoots, or any friggin’ time I feel like it I pull out my Nume 25 mm curling rod, and paraben & gluten free hair products to create soft, messy curls.

First, I refresh my hair with the Herbal Essences dry shampoo – spraying my roots throughout. The best part? No white powdery mess that you need to work into your hair and scalp! You can see proof in the video. Plus it’s paraben & gluten free. *thumbs up*

Then I use my Nume 25 mm curling rod and alternate the direction of how I wrap my hair around the rod on either side, it creates a more natural curl effect.

For those who have difficulty curling their hair or the curl falling out half way through the day, try to hold the curl up to your head for 10 seconds to cool each strand before you move on to the next. 

Then when you’ve curled all your hair apply the Beautycounter Sea Salt Mist that is infused with Himalayan pink salt, red algae extract, and clay, it creates beachy waves.

And that is it! That’s all there is to it.

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on June 15, 2017

Edmonton Women’s Meet Up Recap: Better, Safer Beauty (Inside + Out)

Edmonton Women’s Meet Up – make time for REAL face time!

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Edmonton Women Meet Up – what is it?

Every few weeks I am planning these events to bring Edmonton women together – to make lasting connections and relationships in a casual space, to educate us on our health (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually), and discover local businesses that support our health journeys.

It all starts with coffee (“but first, coffee”, right?).

We meet up for coffee and introduce ourselves, have a few icebreaker questions to get the laughs going, talk about womanhood and what our health goals are (whether you’re a mom or not), and see where the conversation takes us.

I bring samples of skincare for everyone (who can say no to face masks?) – and I talk a little about the benefits of using safer, better beauty products.

Then when it’s time to go everyone gets a little treat from our featured Edmonton business – this past week it was the delicious, and SO nutritious Glow Juicery

Meeting for coffee: it’s simple but it works. I know so many women via online, and it’s an amazing support group, but I also want to reestablish real face time. It’s time to go old school!

So, if you’re in the Edmonton area we are meeting up again and I’d love to see your beautiful faces there!

Why not bring a friend? Don’t forget to RSVP to the event (it’s free to) so I can prepare enough goodies for you! 

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See you there!

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on June 12, 2017

Safer Skincare | Spot Treating Masks | Beautycounter No. 1 Brightening And Vitamin C Set | Giveaway

Masks To Treat Dry Skin, Acne, & Dark Spots/Circles

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When my skin is a mess, it’s a full blown mess! And to make things more complicated my whole face has different issues, it’s not one simple solution.

My chin is dry (or breaking out from hormonal acne), my nose’s blackheads are out of control, I have mega dark circles from lack of sleep from this giant baby bump, and my earlier acne spots temporarily become dark spots before completely healing.

To combat all my issues I spot treat with different masks once a week:

Dark Spots & Dark Circles, Dull Skin | Beautycounter No. 1 Brightening Vitamin C Mask

Dry Skin | Beautycounter No. 2 Plumping Mask

Acne | Beautycounter No. 3 Balancing Mask

All the masks are unique in their results, and I use them in different combinations on my face weekly.

The price seems steep for them at the start but after I’ve previously spent hundreds of dollars on masks that did nothing for my sensitive, dry skin I can’t tell you enough how much these are worth every penny (except for us Canadians who no longer use pennies, every nickel?).

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these skin changing masks, email me at info {at}! I would love to chat!

I can’t wait for you to fall in love with these masks like I have! That’s why I’m giving away 1 Beautycounter skin mask! Open to Canada and US residents. Closes June 30th, 2017.

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For more information on different Beautycounter products check these posts out:

Plumping Peony Skincare Set

Baby & Kids Body Skincare

Creating A Flawless Complexion | Makeup & Skincare

Pregnancy & Hormonal Skin Friendly Makeup

Bronzer Comparison

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on June 5, 2017

Summer Glow On The Go | Bronzer Comparison For Fair-Medium Skin

Beautycounter Matte Bronzer vs. Estee Edit Barest Bronzer vs. Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact

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Achieving a summer glow is easier than ever before (in my opinion). I avoided bronzer for 21 years because they made my fair complexion look muddy and like I had orange on my face. 

Muddy and orange are not what I’d call a summer glow!

Now I have a growing collection of bronzers that I use for different occasions – ranging from everday/year round use to summer only. I like having lots of options for makeup so I can create different looks. Here is my bronzer comparison for fair-medium skin:

Look #1 | My 1st look is a fun, day time look – I know not everyone is comfortable with a bold lip but neither did I until I experimented to find my favourite bold lipsticks (I keep to the purple-pinks). Here I used the Beautycounter Matte Bronzer (No. 1), Beautycounter Cream Blush (Hibiscus), Bite Lip Pencil, and The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid to create the look.

Like I said in the video I use the Beautycounter Matte Bronzer year round, and especially as a contour in the summer. It’s a very natural colour and creates a less tawny and “baked” look for those interested in bronzer but like me have had bad experiences with bronzer.

Look #2 | This look is my summer everyday makeup, it’s natural and embraces my lovely features. I used the Estee Edit Barest Bronzer (light/medium), Maskcara Beauty Ever Red Lips & Cheek (alternative), Beautycounter Sheer Lipstick (Petal). By playing up the colour on my face with bronzer and blush I like to balance out the look with a ntural lip colour.

The Estee Edit has an eenie meanie hint of gold sparkle to it, and is quite similar in colour to the BeautyCounter bronzer but has a touch of orange colouring to it. That’s why this is my mid-end of summer bronzer!

Look #3 | This is my summer special occasion look. The Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact is packed with summer colour for your face. Unless I’m on vacation during the winter, this is my summer only bronzer. Even though it’s the most dramatic bronzer out of the 3 bronzers I’m comparing – it’s not overtly orange on your skin. 

For this look I used: Clarins Limited Edition Bronzing & Blush Compact, Maskcara Beauty Grapefruit Lips & Cheek (alternative), Bite Lip Liner, Bite Lipstick

Check out more info on Beautycounter, or my latest brow video tutorial, or a better look at Clarins Limited Edition Summer products. If you have any questions about products don’t hesitate to ask!

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on June 1, 2017

Why I Use Beautycounter? | Leading A Healthier Life With Natural Beauty Products | Moms With Babes Who Business

Beautycounter Consultant Edmonton: Become Part Of The Change For Better, Safer Beauty

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How cute is the packaging? I am in love with their rosy-gold packaging.

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It may not look like it but I have problem skin – I’ve had it all my life. My skin is extremely dry, sensitive, and acne-prone. 

In the past, I used skincare that was either for acne that used harsh chemicals to dry out the blemishes leaving my skin a flaky mess, or for dry/sensitive skin that doesn’t combat acne. It was a strange, never-ending battle.

Now? I use a range of natural skincare to balance and sooth my skin, with BeautyCounter as the core and majority of my skincare routine.

Majority? Core? Although I may love the brand and products, I don’t love all the products – which is completely normal because they carry an extensive line of skincare and makeup, and not all beauty products work the same for everyone.

As a blogger I have the opportunity to try and test out a lot of products, and I take great pride in writing my honest experiences for you to read. Creating that trust and transparency is so important to me.

So, what BeautyCounter products do I like? For the past 6 months I’ve been testing and sharing these ones, check it out:

Plumping Peony Skincare Set

Baby & Kids Body Skincare

Creating A Flawless Complexion | Makeup & Skincare

Pregnancy & Hormonal Skin Friendly Makeup

 And where can you buy it?

I enjoy their products so much I am now a BeautyCounter consultant in Edmonton & Surrounding Area (though if you live way outside Edmonton, don’t hesitate to reach out!), and no you won’t see me contacting y’all through Instagram with “copy & paste” scripts to hound you down to join or try the products (anyone else receive random messages from random people trying to sell you random crap, or is that just me?). 

Essentially I want you to love the products just like I do. I’ve had so many people ask me how do I order BeautyCounter? And you can now send me an email/Facebook/Instagram message and I can help you with that! Better yet, maybe we can get coffee and chat (if you’re in the Edmonton area).

Using BeautyCounter is a stepping stone to leading a healthier life, just check out The Never List that bans 1 500 questionable or harmful chemicals from BeautyCounter products.

Canada has done a good job processing new products/chemical ingredients and updating the Canada Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (which includes prohibited chemical ingredients and restricted) – while unfortunately in the United States many of those prohibited/restricted ingredients are still allowed in U.S products. The beauty safety standards are skewed.

We worry about substances we put in our bodies like gluten, dairy, sugar, fat, drugs, alcohol, chemicals – but it is also extremely important to watch what we put on our skin. You wouldn’t ingest chemicals like formaldehyde? So why would you apply products to your skin with those chemicals in it? There are safer options available, and it’s my mission to educate you on what those safer options are.

I want to thank these two moms with babes who business for hosting a BeautyCounter social event this past weekend; Dallas, whom I’ve known and grown with over the past few years as moms and bloggers; Tara, who I just met but can’t wait to get to know more.

So, my friends, keep your eyes peeled for sales and fun, social events coming up this year!

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on May 24, 2017

Summer Skincare | Saving Your Skin AFTER A Sunburn

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I was not careful this weekend – the sun was out to play and I forgot my hat and sunscreen! Of course enjoying 6 hours in the sunshine resulted in a bad sunburn. That evening I think I applied 6 layers of aloe before bed. It hurt so bad.

Then I woke up in the morning a sunburn mess – skin taut, eyes puffy and dry. It was my first real taste of summer this year (yay?).

First thing I washed my face with ice cold water, then gently put ice cubes in paper towel and massages my eyes. 

Then like I used my soothing, after sun products: Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, Vichy After-Sun, and Vichy Sunscreen. Not to mention I lathered my lips in Nivea Hydro Care and massaged my eyes more with Clarins Instant Eye Reviver and Foreo Eye Massager.

 What after sun product do you use?

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