Natural Makeup Products

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Why not replace products that you use every day with products that are not only safe, but also have multiple benefits for your skin? These natural makeup products are formulated without the usual chemicals and toxins that are found in most makeup. Instead these natural products are packed full of ingredients that work together to nourish and protect your skin. Here are a few of my favourite natural products – which I love to store in my cute makeup bag from True Leaf Collection.
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Powders

Pacifica Eyeshadow Palette 

  • Purchased from Dad’s Organic Market or here
  • Infused with coconut water
  • Long-wearing
  • Gluten & Cruelty-free

This eyeshadow is velvety-soft and creamy. With a primer the shadows remain pigmented and beautiful all day long. The “Skinny Dip” shadow is my favourite as I use it in the corners of my eyes and as a highlight on my cheekbones.

Sweet Leliani Cosmetics Eyeshadow 

This eyeshadow is even more pigmented than the palette mentioned above. This shadow is shimmery, soft and goes on like a dream. This eyeshadow is infused with green tea, grape seed oil and rose hip oil. I really like that this product has minimal plastic and a focus is made on more eco-friendly packaging.

Elate Clean Cosmetics Powders

  • Purchased from Green Tree Beauty 
  • Made with all natural mineral pigments
  • Made in Canada
  • Products are packaged in seed paper
  • Elate provides a reusable bamboo powder compact which helps to eliminate waste

The pressed powder blush is so pigmented that I only need a quick tap of my brush on  the powder to get enough colour on my cheeks. I know this compact will last me a very long time. I use a darker shade in the pressed powder foundation as a bronzer for contouring. I really love how these products are packaged in seed paper – I put the product packaging in soil and now I have a little herb garden growing!

Sweet Leilani Cosmetics Mineral Powder

  • Purchased from Green Tree Beauty 
  • Paraben, gluten, cruelty and fragrance-free
  • 100% vegan
  • Contains anti-inflammatory and calming properties

I have the Hawaiian Highlight Mineral Powder in “sky” and I use this as a foundation. It is very lightweight, however it has great coverage. I have been through 8 different natural powder foundations and this is the only one that plays nice with my oily t-zone and dry cheeks. This product has reflective minerals and looks incredible on and off camera (it is the product I am wearing on my skin in my previous 3 blog posts). This product is amazing for people with sensitive skin and it has never made me break out.

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Lipsticks

Axiology Natural Lipsticks 

  • Purchased from Green Tree Beauty
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Cruelty-free and vegan
  • Sustainably made packaging

I have the shades “The Goodness” and “Infinite”. These are unique shades with a bit of shimmer & they go on very smooth. They definitely need reapplication throughout the day – however I would rather reapply a product that I know I can safely eat, rather than slather toxins and chemicals on my lips, which ultimately ends up in my body.

Sweet Leilani Lipstick

  • Purchased from Green Tree Beauty 
  • Made in Canada
  • Paraben, lead, gluten, fragrance and cruelty-free
  • the sales of these products help to support cancer & trauma patients

This was the lipstick I was wearing in my Lust for Life post. This shade has an incredible retro vibe to it that I cannot get enough of. It also has better staying power than the lipsticks mentioned above. This lipstick smells incredible because it is formulated with peppermint oil, green tea, rose hip oil and grape seed oil. It also contains a chemical-free sunscreen!

Bite Beauty Lipstick

  • Purchased from Sephora
  • Lipsticks contain nutrients, vitamins and omega oils
  • Paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free

These lipsticks are very smooth and pigmented. They definitely moisturize my lips while wearing them. They are definitely my go-to when I want options without shimmer. Only caution is that they easily transfer and smear.
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Eye Products

Elate Clean Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner 

  • Purchased from Green Tree Beauty 
  • Made in Canada
  • cruelty and gluten-free & vegan
  • Packaging made of bamboo

I have the “Origin Liquid Eyeliner” and it is a great liquid liner. The brush took a while to get used to as it is very flexible, compared to more common applicators. It is also a really wet product so I usually wait longer for it to dry and pat a little black shadow over it. I can achieve a great wing with this liner and it is very pigmented!

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Mascara 

  • Purchased from Dad’s Organic Market or here
  • Gluten & cruelty-free
  • 100% vegan
  • The company is rooted in creating sustainable products 

This mascara is formulated with coconut oil and vitamin B to condition eyelashes. This product is long-lasting – however it runs easily when in contact with water. I am eager to try their water-resistant mascara because whenever I laugh my eyes water a lot and this product tends to run easily. This product layers really well and you can build it up to create well defined lashes. I accidentally bought the “stardust” mascara, which is dark brown instead of black, however I am really enjoying the shade – it is growing on me. Definitely an amazing colour for the lower lashes!
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– Tiara

Lust For Life

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I am continually searching for a lust for life – things that inspire me and motivate me to continue on with my journey. I am constantly wondering which path to wander down and which road to follow…. life is confusing at best, however learning what makes me excited to be alive is where I have tried to put the majority of my energy and flourish in. Bringing vintage items alive again and purchasing items secondhand is one way I am able to satisfy the desire to be a more sustainable blogger. Here’s to you in finding your lust for life.
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Jumpsuit: The Dress Form / Shoes: Aldo / Purse: Vintage / Scarf: Vintage / Glasses: Vintage-thrifted from Value Village / Earrings: Vintage / Lipstick: Axiology
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Thank you Lauren Greve for the photography

– Tiara

Blushing Blooms

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My favourite time of the year is when all of the trees and bushes are in full bloom. They look incredible – but I adore the aroma that the flowers give off the most. I wish the flowers lasted all summer long, but I figured why not dress like it all summer long?
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Shirt: Stay / Jacket: Levi’s / Jeans: Zara / Shoes: Winners / Necklace: Soulfari / First Ring: vintage (my grandmother’s) / Second Ring: Hunt of Hounds / Purse: designed and handmade in Bergen by Vanja Knezic /
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– Tiara

Seeing Flåm

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Hello from Flåm, Norway! I decided to take a solo trip to Norway for 10 days to treat myself because I worked really hard and had a really stressful third year of university. So here I am in Flåm – taking in all of these wonderful views with the help from my glasses from Glasses USA (because we all know that I am practically blind). These glasses help me to feel a little more hip, which is a godsend because everyone in Norway is SO stylish. Here are some photos of my adventures to and around Flåm!

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Glasses: Stepper frames from Glasses USA / Sweater: Value Village / Jean Jacket: Levi’s / Jacket: Steve Madden / Jeans: Levi’s / Shoes: Scarpa / Necklace: Audaviv

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My apartment in Flåm

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Hope you enjoyed seeing what I am seeing, with the help from these lovely frames! Here’s to going on spontaneous adventures!

– Tiara

The Jean Dress

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I drove out to this location after a thundershower – how beautiful is this scenery! We must push to preserve land like this from being covered with cement. When I first saw this vintage jean dress, I did not see it as a dress, instead I envisioned it as a cardigan. I put this ensemble together in my head, and I ended up really liking how it turned out.  All the jewelry I am wearing is locally made either in Saskatoon or within Canada! I’ve really been into layering denim lately – it creates such a unique look.
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Jean Dress: vintage
Crop TopAritzia
JeansCalvin Klein
Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar)
Backpack: Indigo (similar)
Antler Necklace & ChokerArtifacts
Amethyst NecklaceSoulfari
BraceletMichelle Ross
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– Tiara

The Corpse Bride

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I received this dress, which dates back to the early 1900’s, from The Dress Form. I was presented with the truly incredible opportunity of breathing life back into it. As soon as I saw this dress, my first thought was of Patti Russo in this video. I cannot imagine any other way to wear this dress than white-on-white, it portrays such elegance! The love I have for vintage items grows more and more every time, the attention to detail is my favourite! I feel so privileged that I get to wear a dress that has remained in such great condition from over 100 years ago.
Thank you to Serena Liu for your wonderful photography and Untangled Hair Group for the hairstyling!
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– Tiara

Monthly Listen – February 2016

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I present to you, my favourite album of the month! I know what you’re thinking, I listen to other artists besides Fleetwood Mac and Meat Loaf? What? However here I am with this months favourite: The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys. I recently dusted off this record and while it was playing I couldn’t help but dance around and be filled with pure joy. Since then I think I’ve almost worn it out with the amount I’ve played it! The Beach Boys have that irresistible upbeat summer vibe that I can’t get enough of. Songs like “It’s Gettin’ Late” encompass a sound that breathes life into my soul.

Happy Listening,

-Tiara