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What It Means to Run A Small Business

I want to begin this post by thanking each of you who are reading this for supporting my journey as a small business owner. Through the years, I have ventured into some unique projects. From my blogging career since 2008 to becoming a world-wide selling artist with I See Noise Prints to starting my own marketing company, CIEL Creative Marketing, heading into the world of apparel sustainability with ARCHIVE and partnering with brands like Mastercard who support my entrepreneurship. You have been there through every step, and I am appreciative of the feedback and support you have given me. This week…

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MY SKINCARE REGIMEN FOR ACNE (2-month update) Before & After photos.

It’s been 2 months since I began my skincare regimen for acne. I didn’t seem to notice a big difference until I put this post together and saw my before and after photos, side by side. I’ve been diligently drinking my collagen, taking my daily vitamins and nutrients and following my routine of products. I actually can’t believe that there is a noticeable difference in just 2 months. It hasn’t been smooth sailing the entire time. I did experience a few setbacks with breakouts last month due to drinking alcohol, eating sugar and getting my menstrual cycle. My pores enlargened,…

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Sustainable Substitutes For The Kitchen & Bathroom

Sustainability is a pretty hot buzz word at the moment. At any given moment you can scroll your Insta feeds to discover someone chatting about the climate crisis and what we should do to activate it against it. It can all feel extremely overwhelming! Some of you do your part and others don’t even know where to begin. In today’s post, I’m going to share with sustainable substitutes for the kitchen and the bathroom. One of my favourite quotes is that we don’t need a billion people doing it perfectly, we need a billion people don’t it imperfectly. This basically…

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Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Mined

Diamonds truly are a girl’s best friend but what happens when your best friend’s values don’t align with your own? Diamonds are beautiful, there is no doubt about that, but, the mining of diamonds is damaging to our planet and communities. What if I told you that you can have your diamonds and not affect the planet in a harmful way? Today I’m going share the difference between lab-grown diamonds vs. mined diamonds. I recently received the opportunity to discover Diamond Foundry. A sustainable & innovative producer who is disrupting the diamond industry by delivering the future of diamonds through…

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How To Mix High-Low Pieces In One Outfit

Being on a budget is your opportunity to mix high-low pieces in one outfit. When it comes to shopping for outfits, I’m on a budget more often than not so I make sure to invest in luxury items for the focal parts of my outfit while leaving the accent pieces at a lower cost. High cost does not always mean quality or value and the same goes to low-cost items, they don’t always mean cheap and low quality. In the above image, I needed to purchase a dress that I could wear for two occasions: the Hermes party in Vancouver…

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