Makeup c/o Elate Cosmetics
I discovered Elate Cosmetics over a year ago and have been a fan ever since. I felt so inspired when I met the founder Melodie Reynolds because she is so passionate about her brand and has such an amazing story and message behind it. Before I started using Elate foundation I was using department store foundation because I thought it was going to make my skin look flawless but at the end of the day it clogged my pores and caused my skin to break out with strange rashes. I was at a breaking point with my skin and decided to bust out some of the samples I received from Melodie and I haven’t looked back. What I love about Elate is that all of the products are not only clean but reasonably priced which makes them accessible to everyone. Below is a list of Elate products that I am currently using in my beauty routine.
I love this foundation because it has buildable coverage and hides all of my imperfections especially when I have one of those dreaded hormonal breakouts. The Coconut and Argan oil keep my skin soft and the zinc oxide acts as a natural sunscreen.
I only just started using Elate mascara and now I am fully hooked because it makes my lashes look really long and it doesn’t smudge under my eyes through out the day. It is also clean, gluten free and water resistant which is great for sensitive eyes.
This pink eye shadow is so pretty and adds a nice natural shimmer to my eyelids. It is made with mineral pigments and bamboo extract pressed with jojoba oil.
I am obsessed with this lipstick because of the vivid long lasting colour and natural scent of vanilla essential oil. My lips also feel super hydrated from the mango and shea butter.
I use this as a highlighter on my nose and cheek bones and it works wonders for photo shoots. The lemon grass essential oil makes it glide on like a dream and gives my skin a dewy glow.
This is a great finishing powder on top of my foundation. It reduces oil and shine which is perfect for when I am taking photos and the bamboo extract reduces redness and irritation.
I love this concealer so much that I used up the entire container until there was literally nothing left. It is perfect for under your eyes and hides all of my blemishes. It works wonders because it doesn’t dry out my skin or crease under my eyes to reveal fine lines.
Here is a little about Elate Cosmetics and the message behind the brand:
“At Elate Cosmetics we want to empower all women to make healthy choices and use the best possible products for their daily ritual. Products that never compromise your lifestyle or our planet. Products that are cruelty and toxin free, vegan and organic. Affordable and sustainable. Products that support women in need, and are kind in every way possible. We believe in inspiring confidence through kindness. We delight in the simple pleasures of life. We make products you will love.”
“Elate Cosmetics won’t compromise your skin, your lifestyle, or the earth. Beautiful colours. Skin loving ingredients. Sustainable packaging. Made in Canada, all natural and vegan. We value spirit, kindness, wellness, community, and authenticity.”
Cute deer grazing during a photo shoot
I was so devastated when I found out that Birchbox decided to pull the plug out of Canada so I decided to try a new monthly subscription box. I went with Petit Vour because they are a vegan, cruelty-free and a non toxic monthly subscription box. If you live in the USA is only $15 dollars a month including shipping and in Canada it is $23 dollars a month. Unfortunately with the current exchange rates my Petit Vour March box was over $30 which caused me to cancel. If I lived in the USA I wouldn’t even think twice about subscribing to this beauty box because it is only $15 dollars a month and you get full sized samples.
This is what I got in my March Petit Vour beauty box:
This was a full sized sample which essentially pays for the box since it retails at $22. I have been using this instead of nail polish to had strength and shine to my nails.
So I am obsessed with this mask because of its ability to completely destroy a pimple over night. I have been using it all over my face every night and as a spot treatment. I love this product so much that I decided to buy a full sized one.
I have been using this mist as a refresher after I apply my moisturizer. It has a lovely scent and makes my skin feel revitalized.
I used this sample in the shower and found that it got the job done but I wasn’t completely excited by it. I was hoping that it would have a stronger scent of essential oils.
My illustration of that cute dollhouse from Wednesdays blog post
I thought I would play with the idea of having a fawn in my logo
I couldn’t help myself with the cat illustration