Updated: May 3, 2020
We all know how much local businesses need our support right now, and Mother's Day is a perfect time to support your community. Walmart and Home Depot will survive this pandemic, while lots of local businesses could be hanging on by a thread. We still have no idea when Phase 2 will happen, so let's continue to help those businesses out! Before starting Local Beauty I used to think that I did a fairly good job of supporting local. I now realize just how many products are locally made and sold right here in Edmonton! Next time you think of buying anything (plants, candles, soap, essential oils, makeup, teeth whitening- you get my point) search for it locally first! Here's a list of some of our member's products:
B O U T I Q U E S
GP Makeup (@gpmakeupshop)- St. Albert
Gretzie Parth, founder of GP Makeup Shop, is an inspiring business woman. She started her own strip lash line, G Class Lashes, while working towards her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting. Gretzie is constantly expanding her business. She recently opened her brand new store front location, and has now created her own affordable, plant based and locally made skin care line. MY SKIN has been a massive success, frequently selling out. Check out her online store for some great idea's for Mom- MY SKIN's Vanilla Face Scrub is a fan favourite.
MNR Beauty Boutique (@mnrbeautyboutique)
https://mnrbeautyboutique.com/ Michaela is another serial entrepreneur. This girl goes to school, is a seriously talented lash technician, creates her own scrunchies and now has her own online boutique. Her goal of the online boutique was to bring quality Canadian products to every customer. When deciding what companies to carry the properties of the ingredients became the second determinant behind where they were manufactured. Each company carried has different properties of their products including natural, organic, vegan, cruelty, paraben and sulfate free.
Mother's Day Packages Include: SMALL $70- Whipped Soap (Peach Scent), Sugar Scrub (Peach Scent), Puff Me Volumizing Hair Powder, Body Milk (Lemon Sugar Scent), Lip S.O.S, and a Scrunchie.
LARGE $130- Whipped Soap (Peach Scent), Sugar Scrub (Peach Scent), Puff Me Volumizing Hair Powder, Campy Candle, Body Butter (Lemon Sugar Scent), Lip Scrub (Mojito Scent), and Raspberry Face Lotion.
A P P A R E L
Zen Lion Design (@zenliondesign)
www.zenliondesign.ca "All designs are created and hand-pressed in my home office! In between chasing after 3 daughters, I make your orders with a baby on my back, or while watching the baby monitor and sometimes staring out the window watching the older two ride their bikes! This is a true small shop, powered by coffee and kiddo kisses!"- Sherrell owner of Zen Lion Design
Sherrell creates the most adorable Momma shirts, other clever and trendy sayings and slogans, and custom prints as well! But you need to place your order ASAP as Monday is the cut off for Mother's Day.
Girl Gang YEG (@girlgangyeg)
"What started as a hobby quickly turned into a career move for me! After working as a Commercial Lending Paralegal for many years, I wanted to focus on making women feel supported and loved in my community after feeling the lack of it. From the designs to the delivery I take pride in my hand pressed products and I run the whole business myself! I love being able to share my pieces with my Girl Gang!" - Kristy founder and designer of Girl Gang YEG.
Girl Gang is dedicated to women supporting and empowering each other. Girl Gang YEG donates a portion of sale proceeds to the WIN House in Edmonton. WIN House is YEG's women shelter. They provide a safe place and emergency services for women and children who are fleeing domestic abuse. They help change and save lives.
T E E T H
V.Luxe Beauty (@v.luxebeauty)- Free local delivery
https://vluxebeauty.ca/ Ivy Wong is a 5x certified lash artist and educator, dermaplaning, peel and facial professional and is a 2x certified teeth whitening technician! (Wowiee girl. What don't you do!?) She is always looking to expand her business- she's been working hard with fellow Local Beauty member, Nikki of Nixx Beauty Bar, to create their own lash company (@nvlashconnect). Ivy is offering at home teeth whitening kits, which are FDA approved and Health Canada compliant. She is also selling at home facial kits- which is pampered myself with last week! My skin is so silky smooth now.
N A I L S
Hello Cindy Beauty (@hellocindy.ca) - South Edmonton (Allard)
Cindy is a Momma of two who has had to shut down her home based studio during this pandemic. She usually offers facials, dermaplaning, nails and lashes. She is a lash educator and has even won a few lash competitions! During the quarantine she has been creating press on masterpieces, home facials kits and strip lashes. DM her to get a custom order for your Momma.
Frisky File (@thefriskyfile)- West Edmonton
Michelle, owner and operator of The Frisky File, is a home-based salon specializing in nail enhancements, and hair removal. The Frisky File has been in business for three years, and full-time for two! Michelle creates some of the cutest sets, her page is full of great ideas!
DM her to create custom set for you and for your Momma.
Nixx Beauty Bar (@nixxbeautybar)- South West (Edgemont)
Nikki, owner and operator of Nixx Beauty Bar, is a highly talented lash technician and educator, nail artist and she does dermaplaning as well. Her wispy lashes are my absolute favourite-- they are a work of art. Nikki will starting her own lash company called @nvlashconnect with fellow Local Beauty member, Ivy Wong. Nikki has been creating custom press on nails and home facial kits! I love the idea of using different shapes in one set.
Get Nailed By Sherri (@getnailedbysherri)- West Edmonton
Sherri, owner and operator of Get Nailed By Sherri, has had to close down her home based business and cancel her trip back home to Newfoundland. I've personally had my nails done by Sherri and her studio walls are FULL of certificates and she did an absolutely amazing job. Sherri is now selling press on nails, cuticle oil, stainless steel nail files and EyeEnvy.
L A S H E S
Magnifiquely Lashed (@magnifiquelylashed)
Created by two of our members, Kristi of @kristimaybeauty and Amaris of @thechicstudiobeauty, Magnifiquely Lashed are strip lashes, but without the mess of glue! These lashes are reusable up to twenty times and have 5 magnets per lash for a strong hold! They have natural wispy lashes, as well as 3D volume sets! We love how these two boss babes came together to create such an amazing product!
Lash Link (@lashlinkofficial)
Leanne is a local boss babe, owner of Curve Studio and Lash Link. Leanne is passionate about supporting other female entrepreneurs and about giving back. In fact, Lash Link, in partnership with e4c, is able to donate a meal to a child in need from every single purchase you make with them. Lash Link is a unique brand that offers strip lashes without the glue OR magnets. They use their own patented product to secure your lash flawlessly. They have their Wispy and Unicorn line launching soon!
S K I N . C A R E
Highbrow Beauty Vault- (@highbrowbeautyvault)- West Edmonton
Jeri, owner/operator of Highbrow Beauty Vault is a PMU artist and a microneedling extraordinaire. She is one of the sweetest human beings I have ever met. (Check out Local Beauty's member spotlight on Jeri.) During the quarantine Jeri has been selling Medikate Skincare (a local Alberta company), Esthemax's hyrdojelly face masks and The Rustic Bee bath bombs (also an Alberta company!) -- just to name a few things! Check out her Instagram for more! Pamper your momma or a loved one this Mother's Day with these luxurious skin care products.
Kaavish Spa (@kaavish.spa) -South Edmonton (Paisley)
"Kaavish will be honouring the Mother’s Day special that we originally offered. You can purchase a gift card in the amount of $180 for the Signature Kaavish facial with dermaplaning!
You can also bring a little bit of Kaavish home with our products for mom! The hair mask, rose toner and lip scrub gift box is available for $45. Of course, you’ll be getting little extra gifts from us in your gift box as well! Kaavish has also partnered up with two beautiful local businesses-- @prairiecandleco and @konkrit.creations. You can add a candle from Prairie Candle Co. for $20, or a handcrafted planter from Konrit Creations for $40."
Onenes Holistics (@onenesholistics)- Free Local YEG Delivery
"Our products are cultivated with the same love and respect that was intended for every "body". We use the purest, highest quality, raw ingredients, from the Earth, just as nature intended. Our promise is to provide you with healing and nourishing protection for your skin, all while enhancing cell renewal and rejuvenating texture and appearance. 100% NATURAL, NO CHEMICALS, NO FRAGRANCES, NO ALCOHOL and NO PRESERVATIVES. We are eternally grateful to help reconnect the oneness of nature and our human family. Thank you for trusting us!"
Pssssst. Use the code TAURUS20 for 20% off from April 20-May 20th site-wide, no minimum purchase required!
Sweet Skin Body Sugaring (@sweetskinbodysugaring) - East Edmonton
https://www.sweetskinbodysugaring.com/ Not only has Lauren, owner and operator of Sweet Skin Body Sugaring, had to close down her home based business, but this soon-to-be-Momma has had to cancel her baby shower. Imagine being pregnant AND closing your business during all of this craziness! We feel for you, girl. Lauren has made the switch to selling products. She offers various different "Beauty Bags' (which are unfortunately almost sold out as they were a huge hit!) They are full of local YEG brands too: candles, soap, skin care, bath salts, scrunchies and more! She also has home facial kits too! Check out her Instagram to see what she currently has available.
B O D Y
Level Up Body Bar (@levelupbodybar)- South Edmonton
"Level Up Body Bar specializes in non-surgical body sculpting and weight loss solutions. All our services are non-invasive which means no needles, no pain and NO DOWNTIME! We use modern technology to remove your unwanted fat in stubborn areas, as well as tighten, tone and sculpt your body into the shape you want." Aleesha, owner and operator of Level Up Body Bar, has created a FREE gift bag to give to Mom when you purchase a $250 gift card. It includes champagne, various beauty products and a THC bath bomb (which I've personally tried and love!).
We hope that you remember to support local this Mother's Day! We are excited to announce that our app will also include PRODUCTS! Let your favourite YEG brand know that you want to see their products on our platform!