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.