Busy mom Kristine the safer cosmetics new kid on the block – terra20
Busy mom Kristine the safer cosmetics new kid on the block

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She’s a busy mom to two young children, a daycare provider, and a supportive partner to one of Canada’s rising parenting blogger stars, Canadian Dad.  What Kristine Read is not, however, is high-maintenance.

“I’m usually thinking about the kids and their needs. Consequently, I sometimes forget about taking care of myself, beyond the basics,” she says.

Now in her mid-30s, she’s starting to see the impact of sun damage on her skin, the result of years of forgetting to apply sunscreen. She has realized it’s time to pay closer attention to self-care, but time is of the essence.

Kristine admits that she isn't well versed on the issues around chemicals in cosmetics and personal products, so when she sat down with Josée she had one priority:  “I want something simple, quick and easy,” she laughs.


“I am aware that there are some issues around chemicals in cosmetics, but I don’t understand them in-depth yet. This isn’t something we thought about 10 or 20 years ago. I’m still learning.”

When her makeover was complete, the other Casting Call participants were wowed with the results, and so was Kristine. “I really like the result, it feels very natural,” she says. “I still feel like myself, just enhanced.”

Foregoing a heavier foundation, Josée applied 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer in Golden Peach, and focused on Kristine’s eyes using colours from Pure Anada. Lip colour by Toronto’s DaLish rounded out the natural look.


Kristine’s next stop after her makeover was taking the kids to a birthday party, followed by stopping at the ball diamond, where her husband was hosting a charity softball tournament.

While her husband, Chris (aka Canadian Dad) has been into terra20 many times the Casting Call was Kristine’s first visit.  “I’m blown away.  I didn’t realize the extent of the products out there.”

In particular, she found the range of waste-reducing products compelling. “I’m not always the best at reducing waste, but when I see all the options here, I realize it can be easy.”

Book your full cosmetics consultation today by calling 1-855-terra20.  $25 fee applies; the session is free if you spend $25 on cosmetics after your consultation. See a cosmetics specialist for details.


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