We wanted to introduce you to one of our favourite local beauty destinations– Portia-Ella!
If you haven’t heard of Portia-Ella yet, you need to check out this incredible store full of Canadian brands that put ethics and quality at the top of their list of values. Portia-Ella specializes in natural beauty that isn’t tested on animals, doesn’t use slave labour and is actually made of all the good stuff that nourishes your skin. From makeup to skincare, Portia-Ella has everything you need to pamper and care for your skin as we head into the cooler months when our skin is naturally adjusting to the harsher climate.
Ashley met Julie (one of the owners) at an Ace event in the city. Julie is wonderful and super passionate about the business and educating people on ethical beauty. She loves to reinforce the fact that you don’t have to compromise quality in any way to buy local and chemical-free. Her passion for her store and how to remain true to her values in all she does is absolutely inspiring.
Portia-Ella is located in the outlet mall and as soon as you walk in, you’re immediately transported into a beautiful, nourishing space that smells beautiful and looks modern and inviting. The store is filled with so many great products, brands (including companies from right here in Manitoba!) and price points to choose from. I know I am amazed to find ethically made makeup at half the price of your standard beauty store.
Revamp your beauty routine for fall and indulge your sweet side with our Jenna Rae Cakes X Portia-Ella giveaway!
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We are so excited to share with you our love for Portia-Ella and we want to wish Julie and the Poria-Ella team the best as they are expanding across Canada soon!
From Portia-Ella: “Your skin absorbs the ingredients found in your makeup and skincare! Fillers, parabens, additives can be toxic, affect hormone function and fertility. Animal cruelty is awfully outdated and child labour shouldn’t be included in anyone’s beauty routine… right?
Good news is you don’t need to compromise. Upgrade your routine at Portia-Ella. YOU redefine beauty through ethical standards. Top performing cruelty-free, fair trade, vegan, toxin-free products. A proudly Canadian curation. What’s your ethic?”