The Beauty Interviews: @LizAlaskaBeauty

The Beauty Interviews: @LizAlaskaBeauty

March 20, 2019

 I’m so over beauty trends. My skin is so sensitive now. I partly blame FOMO for that. Wanting to try everything, my face couldn’t take it. I’ve turned down the volume of the whole “what’s new” and stay in my lane. But, those full face LED devices have caught my eye

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The Beauty Interviews: Mercedes of l'Amour et la Musique.

The Beauty Interviews: Mercedes of l'Amour et la Musique.

March 13, 2019

M: As the green beauty/wellness community has changed SO much over the past 5-8 years,I tune out so much of the fear-mongering noise over ingredient/lifestyle perfectionism. I initially fell in love with green beauty because the products were so special, beautiful and unique, not because they upheld some false dichotomized notion of "purity." I do believe we can do better than petrochemicals and endocrine disruptors in products but "clean beauty" doesn't exist in a vacuum and there are many other sociocultural issues at play.

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The Beauty Interviews: Sammie Kolk, Makeup Artist

The Beauty Interviews: Sammie Kolk, Makeup Artist

March 11, 2019

Stark: Do you have memories of some of your earliest beauty splurges or products you couldn't live without in your teen years? Do you have any products or brands you still use from back then?
Sammie: Gosh, do I ever. I loved me some Lip Smackers (remember the Dr. Pepper one?), and I have vivid memories of my aunt selling 

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Review: Aurora and Eclipse by Canada's Green Beauty Expert Maria Velve

Review: Aurora and Eclipse by Canada's Green Beauty Expert Maria Velve

March 01, 2019

beautiful review on our two cleansers, Aurora and Eclipse by Maria Velve. I love this review as it is by someone who really put in the time to understand the thought behind my products, which is *so* nice, honestly! Worth a read!

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Natch Beaut Shout-out!

Natch Beaut Shout-out!

March 01, 2019

I LOVE this! Stark is all vegan, all natural and made in small batches in Canada. And it’s woman-owned (shout out to Jess, the founder!). 

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Memories of A Night For Green Beauty 2015

Memories of A Night For Green Beauty 2015

July 27, 2018

I was able to make myself physically sick with the anxiety I felt at being at this HUGE event. My massive head cold ensured that during the flight to the windy city, my head threatened to explode and pretty much mess up the fuselage/entire event. Then our AirBnB was a complete ...

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Video: A bunch of *other* ways to use Stark products!

May 23, 2018

Here's some alternative ways to use Stark products, from balms to oil to some odd uses for dry shampoo!

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Video: Some reasons Why I'm Direct-to-Consumer

May 23, 2018

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We’re on the Eco Hub!

February 26, 2018

Candice Batista is probably Canada’s best-known champion of all things eco. A regular on the Marilyn Dennis show (as well as being the show’s eco-expert and producer), she is our nation’s go-to source to discover the best eco-brands, learn about important...

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Brand review: Mrs. Jenn Rogers

July 04, 2017

The lovely Jenn and I connected a couple months back through sheer luck (ie. YouTube targeting algorithms) and honestly, way to go YouTube bots…you connected two people who quickly became friends! Jenn not only loved my course 21 Days, but...

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Brand Review by L’Amour et la Musique!

May 01, 2017

A rare brand review  as it’s not something I’ve been seeking out these days…not that I don’t appreciate support, I just haven’t been feeling 100% about the blogger-as-advertiser model nowadays. Mercedes, as always, gives a beautiful, intelligent review of Stark....

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Ingredient Spotlight: White Willow Bark

March 13, 2017

It doesn’t get any more natural than powdered tree bark. Documented to have been used as early as 5 B.C., White Willow Bark Extract (Salix Alba) shines out as a gentle skin care giant, packing a wallop of a punch...

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