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"Hey there! My name is Alivia (@lalalivia) and I live in a small town in British Columbia, Canada. When I'm not working on a cookbook project, I'm yoga, in the kitchen together with my husband, play with our dog Elio or watch Netflix I try to live with the four pillars of health: hydration, nutrition, movement and sleep, beauty comes into play because if things are not in harmony, it will probably Externally, I focus my routines on clean beauty products – I'm not 100 percent there yet, but I really enjoyed finding items that are good for the planet and my skin – it's all about progress, not perfection, not true?
For me, beauty begins in the kitchen. If I don't drink four liters of water a day and eat a lot of plants, then it shows. In the morning, start with hot water and supplements. Moon Juice was a real game changer for my body. I have endometriosis, so my hormones are not spot on (especially after taking out my IUD). I balanced them with Sex Dust, Maca and Super Hair. I have also found that using Super You is useful for my mental stability during the cold months 🙂 Drink infusions help my skin as well. I steep a few tablespoons of nettle, red raspberry leaf, goji and seaweed together and drink it throughout the day.
Before jumping in the shower, I smear with shea butter from Sun Potion. Canadian winters are harsh, and I prefer not to have the texture of a crouton on the skin. I have long, thick, coarse, wavy hair, and the only thing that can tame it is Davines. They have sustainability at their core, and outline where the key products are farmed. I have been using Love shampoo and conditioner since late, and after the conditioner was rinsed off, I wet a comb and shared my hair.
For my body I use Dr. Bronner & # 39; s. I'm not picky for the flavor; I will use almost everything they have on the carpet at the natural health food store if I refill my bottle. After the shower, I use Davines' clean-up conditioner, followed by Momo Hair Potion and Kevin Murphy Killer Curls. I don't heat my hair, so I let my waves dry or put my hair in a low, stiff bun. This is one of those hairstyles where I think I look like an outspoken model, but in reality I look like Mrs. Trunchbull from Matilda. I use fur oil and everyday oil on my body – the latter smells great. I will usually use a little After Oil from Vitruvi, a Candian business that I have used for years. The bowls feel so good on my constantly tight neck, and the blend reminds me of massage oils – it's like a little spa moment in the middle of my morning. And then I use circumstantial reasons byhumankind deodorant. It's refillable, it works better than anything else I've used, and the business is carbon neutral! & # 39; A triple threat of sorts.
I've had acne most of my life, but it doesn't bother me like before. I assumed I would never be a glass-skin girl, and I am fine with that. Skin care begins with The Normal Hyaluronic Acid, followed by a type of moisturizer, depending on my skin's needs. Some days it stops there, and others I take my makeup too. I haven't found a clean base with the coverage I need to hide my acne scars, so I'm currently using Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation cashew, followed by RMS Uncover-Up as a concealer. I sit with Lawless Seal The Deal Loose Setting Powder and then raise my eyebrows with Glossier Boy Brow Brown.
I think everything that touches Kosas is turning to gold – it's the most exciting clean beauty market right now – so as I light up my next step, I & # 39; Contrachroma, and follow up by curling my lashes and painting on Ilia mascara in 2006 Midnight Black. On days when I want to elevate things, I will dust off Roén Beauty eyeshadow disco on my eyelids. It's such a vibrant eyeshadow that makes me feel like I'm six years old again and playing in my mom's beauty box. For a more dramatic look, I'll go with one of the 10-second eyeshadows from Kosas. My favorites are world and waterfall– They're so funny. I have pigmented lips, of course, so I’m usually happy with mine Mint Balm Dot Com. To improve this, I use Kosas Lipfuel Hyaluronic Lip Balm wrist, it is absolutely & # 39; your & # 39; your lips but better & # 39; color on me. Bite Beauty is another clean brand (it's Canadian, yes!) I love. I will mix any of their matte lip crayons with their Agave Daytime Vegan Lip Balm for a sexy night lip.
I use Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser in the evenings, followed by a rose and neroli hydrosol produced by a local woman. Cocokind Watermelon hemp oil makes my skin feel amazing and absorbs quickly, followed by incense oil suspended in jojoba. I rub it on any acne or scars, and it works like magic to help erase it. Depending on my energy level, I will have gua sha. About once a week, I use Cocokind Resurfacing Sleep Mask, which wakes me up with the smoothest skin. For the treatment of acne, Moon Juice's toner helps me to keep my skin as clear as possible, just like The Ordinary niacinamide. My evenings usually end with Moon Juice Magnesi-OM. Sometimes I also smoke weeds, depending on my pain levels. Laundry Day is an elevated British Columbia pipe business I use; their pieces look like art and are fun to smoke. Once in bed, I turn on my Vitruvi distributor. Their ritual mix is my scent tonight – the palo santo gives it an earthy scent that I love. But before I put out my light, I put my hands in Weleda cream and Suavina on my lips, which was immediately kissed by my husband.
One of the reasons I'm so interested in sheer beauty is because I think it's a nice balance between the not so "green" & # 39; routine that I had introduced him to. I get my nails done every weekend. I have seen the same lady for the past three years and every appointment is such a pleasant and collaborative experience. We always come up with crazy designs and I feel like it's a way to express my creativity, especially when my outfits are more submissive. I get highlights twice a year – I am not someone who ever & # 39; does their hair & # 39; so it's not the top of my priority list. We use Davines color and I swear to God that it does not damage my hair like other dyes. Every 12 weeks I get Botox for my daily chronic migraines. My doctor injected about 40 different points into my forehead and neck, and that's it supposed to help. I have not seen any results yet, which is normal for someone who treats migraines as long as I have, but I will say that it is an immediate benefit to having a smooth forehead! "
– as told to ITG
Photos via the author.