Natural Beauty Products

March 18, 2017
Shedding Winter Away

Shedding Winter Away

March 17, 2017
A Young Traveller’s Carry-On Essentials

The Travelling Essentials of a Millennial

March 1, 2017
Loving your Lady Bits: 4 Ways to Detox your Period

Loving your Lady Bits: 4 Ways to Detox your Period

December 21, 2016

Kolya Winter Essentials

July 21, 2016

My 10 Favourite Products for Sensitive Skin

I have ultra sensitive skin. Even though I know better, I still try nearly every product we get at Kolya – they smell decadent, intrigue my interests, and look beautiful. But I find that when I use most products, even those that are pure as pure can be, I react. Over the years of trying hundreds of products, I have found that my skin does better […]
July 7, 2016

Our 5 Favourites for Natural Sun Protection

December 2, 2015

Jane Iredale Day-to-Night Makeup Tutorial

Danielle, our natural make-up artista, shows how simple it is to transition from subtle daytime make-up to a more dramatic evening look using Jane Iredale Make-Up. [youtube id=”BrTrc_Fan1Y” width=”600″ height=”350″ autoplay=”no” api_params=”” class=””]   Products Mentioned from Jane Iredale: Whole Eye Lid: Pure Pressed Eye Shadow in Oyster using Crease Brush Lower Lid: 24- Karat Gold Dust in Silver Eyeliner: Pure Pressed Eye Shadow in Merlot using Angle Liner / Brow Brush Eyelashes: Longest Lash Mascara […]
November 9, 2015

5 Benefits Of Adding Oils To Your Moisturizer

Until recently, oils have been given a bad rep in skincare. Much like nutrition, we are finding out that oils are very important and have many benefits! The key is choosing the right combination for your skin type. When high-quality plant-based carrier oils are combined with essential oils, they do not cause oily skin or clog pores. This only occurs if you use synthetic oils, such […]
July 2, 2015

Part 1: Summer Hairstyles for Long Hair

Spray your with a leave in conditioner, my favourite is Feed Your Ends by Yarok. • Add hair powder to your roots. This will help hide greasy hair and adds more volume to the final product. I love Lulu Organics; the amber patchouli scent is heavenly.
June 4, 2015

Top 10 Summer Nuisances … and their Natural Solutions

    1. SUNBURNS: Protect and correct – Jane Iredale “Pure Pressed” powder with SPF 20. This is truly a foundation that does it all! Flawlessly diffuse redness and blemishes using pure mineral pigment, while preventing burns and hyper pigmentation caused by the sun. This ultra-light powder is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, water resistant for up to 80 minutes, and suitable for all skin types! 2. BITES, RASHES & […]
May 27, 2015

Coffee Infused DIY Eye Cream

Good morning beautiful! Use the anti-aging properties of Borage Seed along with the tightening, brightening and de-puffing effects of coffee to replace that tired-morning look with an awake, youthful glow. Enjoy this diy eye cream! Coffee Infused Eye Cream Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Shopping List This recipe is in your Shopping List Print Recipe Print Shopping List Servings Prep Time […]
May 14, 2015

3 Practices to Nurture Your Breasts – Botanically

My newest crush? Living Libations Breast Massage Oil. Nadine Artemis, the creator of Living Libations, is always bringing gentle and loving awareness to the different parts of our bodies through the products she create – and she has totally hit the nail on this one… Her products are a beautiful meeting of scent, intention and information, and this product is no exception. Breast Massage Oil is […]
April 29, 2015

A few of our favourite masks… and face mask rituals!

Katarina: Dr.Hauschka’s Rejuvenating Mask- Why I like it…not your typical face mask (no mixing with water and looking like a swamp monster), this cream based mask offers soothing care and deep renewal for all skin conditions including dehydrated. The appearance of redness and blemishes diminish and pores are refined. Skin glows with radiance afterwards. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off OR just use in […]
April 26, 2015

What we’re loving: Lotus Wei

It is one of the rare product lines we find that smells so delicious we can’t keep it out of people’s hands (children included), and it’s very effective – but not in the way most people think about skincare. Lotus Wei is created using both essential oils which, through the olfactory nerve, affect our emotions and flower essences, which are like homeopathics for the soul, also […]
March 11, 2015

Living Libations – how I love thee

These bottles have been populating my shelves for quite some time now since they are some of my favourites…  I hummed and hawed whether I should bring them into Kolya – they are a pricey bunch of products, with very humble packaging – so I was not sure how our customers would respond.  Yet I felt guilty that I was using something that we did not […]
February 8, 2015

“When in doubt, take a bath” -Mae West

Bathtime… Calmtime With Dr.Hauschka’s Lavender Moor Bath Essence by Ashley I love to bathe. I love the ritual of preparing the bath, adding the magnesium salts and oils (and of course the vitamin C tab!) and then literally soaking up the benefits of it all. There’s something to be said for taking time to create space for oneself, to nurture oneself – regardless of time of […]
January 23, 2015

5 Steps for Keeping That Winter Glow

It’s really not your fault. Your hands are getting itchy, and your lips getting parched. Your cuticles are peeling and your cheeks are sporting that dull, chapped “winter” layer of skin. (Welcome to the next few months…).  So how do you keep a winter glow – read on… We essentially live in an inhospitable winter environment, and our coping mechanisms, though they may keep us toasty warm, […]
December 23, 2014

4 Holiday Beauty Favorites

Katarina, one of Kolya Naturals Wholistic Skincare Consultants, shares her Holiday Beauty Favorites:   4 of my favorite every day products to keep me fresh and glowing this holiday season! Eminence Organics Eight Greens Phyto Masque, helps keep my hormonal acne at bay while giving me a natural rosy glow perfect for those holiday parties. I like to use this product about twice a week and […]