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Posted on August 7, 2017

Clarisonic Mia Fit & Makeup Brush | How To Highlight & Contour

Clarisonic Mia Fit Makeup Brush

If you’re like me you can usually tell by the first or second use of a product if you like it or not – even if I really want to love a product my gut will know that it is not for me. Thankfully, my buyers intuition has saved me A LOT of money.

I could not wait to try the Clarisonic Mia Fit Makeup Brush, the brush head actually will fit on all the Clarisonic devices but I especially like it on the Mia Fit because it’s the most compact.

But the big question, how do you contour and highlight your face?

First, I apply highlight: under my eyes in an upside down triangle, down my nose, on my chin and forehead also in a triangle shape. Then I blend!

Second, I contour my face by: applying a thin line in the shallows of my cheeks (under your cheekbone), and then along the edges of my forehead to my temple. Again, then I blend!

I like to add blush to my whole HAC (Highlight And Contour) routine because it perks up my complexion. I apply a tiny amount of my cream blush to the apples of my cheeks, then I use a flat foundation brush to blend my cream blush.

And finally, I use illuminator on my cheekbones and on my brow bone to create that glowing effect.

Then I tried the Bite Beauty Lip Primer and Liquid Lipstick – as always I loved it. The colour is very rich and pigmented. It doesn’t stay on as long as I would like it to, especially when you drink and eat, but the colour is still very beautiful.

Do you prefer darker makeup during the fall?

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on July 30, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Beauty & Bedroom Haul

How to find the best deals at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I can’t get enough of these sales! All year long I debate and negotiate with myself to justify buying products for myself, and then when I see them for $90 off I know I cannot pass up such amazing deals. So, here I am again sharing with you what I ordered and what is still on my wishlist from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I hope you find something that is exactly what you need for a little pick-me-up, retail therapy!

And if you’re wondering what the makeup mirrors, pink Clarisonic, and pink Foreo eye massager are – check out these links for what they do to transform your beauty routine!

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Edmonton Alberta Blogger

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! 

2nd Edmonton Women’s Meet Up Details

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

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