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MIYU launches at Pure + Simple Spas + Boutiques


Hello MIYU beauties!
We have some exciting news for those living in the Toronto area. Starting September 14th, MIYU’s skincare + teas will be available at Pure + Simple natural + wellness skincare spas + boutiques in the GTA and Waterloo – including their newest location in Mississauga. Also, Pure + Simple will be serving MIYU teas exclusively at all of their spa locations!

We’re really excited about this partnership with Pure + Simple. Their holistic approach to beauty aligns closely with MIYU’s philosophy of maintaining good health and taking care of your skin from the inside out. We’re proud to join Pure + Simple’s highly curated selection of clean, non-toxic beauty brands and we love that their clients will be sipping our teas while enjoying services at Pure + Simple spas.
MIYU products will be available at Pure + Simple just in time for their highly anticipated annual PURE MADNESS sales event on September 14th. If you’re going to be in the Yorkville area, Connie will be there from 10am-2pm. Drop by for a tea tasting and score some exclusive in-store discounts from MIYU, as well as discounts from the other store’s brands. MIYU samples and gift with purchases will be offered at all locations, but only while quantities last.
We hope to see you there!

September 12, 2017   0 Comments

Meet Your NEW Travel Beauty Companion

Hello MIYU Beauties!
Connie and I are truly excited to introduce our NEW travel-size and purse-friendly beauty essence serum mists. Ultra cute, and super convenient to carry with you, these multi-taskers will keep you fresh-faced + glowing where ever you go.

Along with the gorgeous new design + packaging you’ll notice we have a beautiful new sprayer too! We spent quite a bit of time (and effort) trying to find, and test, the perfect sprayer – not only because it had to be gorgeous, but it had to perform well with our mists as well.
MIYU’s plant-powered formulas are richer than your average facial mist, therefore more difficult to dispense through most sprayers. You’ll find some of the richer, heavier essences housed in a pour bottle, however we strongly felt the experience of spritzing an essence onto your face was just so much more refreshing – and relaxing.
The new sprayer dispenses a fine, all-over mist that will take you to your happy place, whenever you need a moment.


If you’re not familiar with beauty essences, here’s a little Beauty Essence 101: For years essences have been used in Asia, as an added step to your beauty routine, to treat, smooth and hydrate skin. Usually applied at the toner stage, the essence goes on after cleansing and before your serum and moisturizer.
If you’re thinking, who who has time for another skincare step? We’re with you. MIYU beauty essences simplify skincare, allowing you to skip steps instead. Use our essence to replace your toner and even your serum or moisturizer (in summer months). The leave-on step treatment infuses hydration deep into the skin, and because it’s so lightweight it can be applied generously (and layered) to help boost the effectiveness of any treatments that follow.

hydrate mi beauty essence: instantly hydrates, protects skin against age-accelerating free radicals, and revitalizes dull complexions.
de-stress mi beauty essence: calms inflammation + redness, fights stress induced free radicals, and rebuilds the skin barrier to reveal healthier, more resilient skin.

As part of our ongoing green initiative, our new beauty essence bottles are eco-friendly and recyclable, with all paper packaging printed on Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) paper.

Tell us what you think of our new travel serum mists. Or better yet, post a photo of your essence on social media + hashtag #miyubeauty for your chance to be included in our Instagram Gallery!

August 15, 2017   0 Comments

Introducing our MIYU Beauty lookbook


Hello lovelies!


We’re very pleased to share with you our new MIYU Beauty Lookbook – a compilation of our most gorgeous + stunning photographs, to convey our brand story. Inside you’ll discover the inspiration behind MIYU Beauty, our philosophy, and our creation process. We hope you love it, just as much as we do!


January 19, 2016   0 Comments

A Wonderful Start to the New Year as MIYU Beauty goes North America wide at Anthropologie


Happy New Year lovelies! We hope you had a wonderful and well-rested holiday!


To kick off 2016, we’re proud to announce MIYU Beauty is now available in all Anthropologie stores in North America, including Canada, the U.S., Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.


Anthropologie New York City


We had the pleasure of finding out the incredible news while Connie and her family were back in Edmonton, Canada for the holidays. Note: that’s where I (Linda) am too :).


Check out Miss E’s adorable little cheeks as she watches the descent into Edmonton’s snowy city.



Since Connie was in town for the holidays we decided to visit the local Anthropologie store together. We happened to know Anthropologie would be carrying our beauty essence minis at all their North American locations soon, but we didn’t know exactly when… so… as you can imagine.. it was pretty exciting for us when we spotted our beauty essence minis on store shelves.


Anthropologie Edmonton


From the start, Connie has always dreamed of having her products carried at Anthropologie. With their gorgeously curated beauty collection – we think it’s definitely a perfect fit for MIYU.


Anthropologie Calgary


What a wonderful experience for Connie, her husband (he’s the guy who does all our MIYU photography), and myself, to share as a team. Of course, we couldn’t help but admire our beauty essence minis a half a dozen times more before we finally left the store.



Our de-stress mi and hydrate mi beauty essence minis can be found in over 200 Anthropologie stores across North America as part of Anthropologie’s beauty “smalls” collection. Full size beauty essences and teas can be purchased on or as always on



Cheers to a fabulous start to the New Year and may 2016 bring many more amazing MIYU milestones!

January 6, 2016   0 Comments

Happy Birthday MIYU! Celebrating 2 years of Healthy Skin!


Hooray! We’re 2 today! How quickly the past two years has gone since we officially launched our MIYU Beauty e-boutique.


We’re delighted to be celebrating our second birthday today and even more honoured to have you on this beautiful journey with us as we continue to help busy women and men like yourself, achieve gorgeous, healthy complexions with lasting results.


We’re proud to have achieved some incredible MIYU milestones in the last year…..


October 2014: WINNING BEST NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH at the Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards

November 2014: FEATURED IN NOVEMBER ISSUE OF CHATELAINE spotlighting our founder, Connie and the concept behind MIYU

December 2014: FEATURED IN HEALTH MAGAZINE’S HOLIDAY ISSUE under their Gift Guide “Give Bliss”.

February 2015: LAUNCHED MIYU IN HONG KONG with Hong Kong’s first blow dry bar – Airplay

July 2015: FEATURED IN PEOPLE EN ESPAGNOL’S JULY ISSUE in their tea segment “La Hora del Te”

August 2015: FEATURED IN FLARE’S AUGUST ISSUE in their article on “Drinkable Skincare”


A big thank you for all your love and support these past two fulfilling years. May we celebrate many more years of healthy skin with you!






P.S. We have a surprise giveaway on INSTAGRAM. Head on over to see how you can WIN A SUPER CUTE MIYU Beauty prize! Plus, for a limited time only, all you lovelies will be gifted with an adorable petite + portable beauty essence mini with every purchase on our e-boutique. Ends 09/01/15.


August 31, 2015   0 Comments

Spreading MIYU love to Hong Kong

Hi lovelies,
We’ve been keeping a little (big) secret for a the last while…
We are so thrilled and proud to announce MIYU Beauty products are now available in Hong Kong! We’ve recently partnered with  airplay blow dry barHong Kong’s first ever blow dry bar, to introduce our unique line of tea + skincare products to Asia’s trendsetters.

Airplay blow dry bar is one of the most adorable hair styling boutiques we’ve ever seen in Hong Kong. All three locations are chic, stylish and offer an affordable luxury beauty experience that’s very much on brand with MIYU. We are over-the-moon excited to partner with a company that shares our vision of promoting a gorgeous lifestyle. Airplay blow dry bar provides a luxurious escape for clients to unwind and be pampered. We hope MIYU’s beautiful line of products will only help to elevate that experience even further.
If you’re in the Hong Kong area and need (or want) a fabulous blow out, while sipping on gorgeous (not to mention delicious) beauty teas, visit for more information on their three locations.
Until next time…

May 12, 2015   0 Comments

New York Times Best-Selling Author Sophie Uliano… Loves MIYU Beauty


Hello MIYU-ettes,


We are so excited to share some wonderful news with you!


MIYU Beauty is proud to be Gorgeous for Good approved! New York Times bestselling author, Sophie Uliano has given select MIYU beauty products the coveted seal of approval in her recently published ebook SOPHIE LOVES – featuring all of Sophie’s favorite product recommendations for gorgeous glowing skin.

The ebook comes just months before her big launch of her newest book Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out, which hits bookstands in April.


As a clean beauty guru, Sophie has worked to create and uncover truly healthy options that truly work. “Gorgeous for Good combines Sophie’s passion for research with every woman commonsense to present a revolutionary, body-and-soul regimen that helps you stay gorgeous – not just for six months or a year – but for good!”

We can’t wait to try Sophie’s expert tips and we hope you will too! In the meantime, get your copy of SOPHIE LOVES for free, and learn more about Gorgeous For Good here.


January 22, 2015   0 Comments

We Won! MIYU Beauty takes home 2014 CBIA Best Beauty Product Launch



Hello lovelies,


We’re excited to tell you, MIYU Beauty’s hydrate mi (tea + serum-spray) pairing is the winner of the 2014 Canadian Beauty Innovation Award for Best Beauty Product Launch!


The coveted title was awarded to the company with the best brand message, as well as the most unique and innovative brand design. Here’s Connie accepting our lovely award. Way to go Connie!



The three-day event & Awards show took place in Toronto, Canada this past weekend, where Connie and I showcased our brand to consumers, beauty enthusiasts and a panel of beauty experts. The judging panel included Health & Beauty Editor Katherine Flemming from ELLE Canada, FASHION Beauty Director Lesa Hannah and Jessica Desjardins (seen below), founder of



We also got the opportunity to meet some amazing fellow entrepreneurs. A big shout out to Claudette (Dr. Mist), the event wouldn’t have been the same without you! Our friends at Dr. Spiller Canada, @MarieNatie @CleanCareSeal @MaskerAide @kocostartherapy @EvokeElements @illumlalift @miniOrganics and @CaraNP, we adore you all!


And finally a big congrats to @DermaquestSkinC @kaianaturals @Aria_Beauty and @glamgoesgrn (Corpa Flora) for your big wins!


October 21, 2014   0 Comments

We’ve Been Chosen!


Hello Lovelies,


We’re delighted to announce MIYU Beauty has been chosen as one of thirty nominees for the 2nd Annual Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards!


The prestigious CBI Awards gives beauty brands from across Canada, the US and Europe the opportunity to introduce their new, innovative products and/or concepts to the beauty scene.


MIYU Beauty submitted our overall brand concept for Best Beauty Product Launch and our de-stress mi (tea + essence) pairing for Canadian Beauty Innovation Award of the year. We’re so proud to have been chosen in both categories!


“The Canadian Beauty Innovation Awards is where you will see it first. It will serve as a forum for consumers to interact with the beauty industry in an entirely new fashion. The awards provide an opportunity for companies of all sizes to receive recognition for their new and innovative products,” says Natasha Lewis–Ferguson, Founder of the Canadian Beauty Group.


During a three-day event in October, MIYU will showcase our brand to consumers, retailers and key members of the beauty industry.  A panel of six highly esteemed judges (including from FASHION magazine and ELLE Canada) will then decide and announce the winners of each category at the Award Show & Beauty Ball gala.


The event takes place in Toronto starting Friday, October 17th and runs until Sunday, October 19th. If you’d like to check out the latest beauty trends and innovations you’re most welcome to attend. Only 70 days left until the big show. Tix are on sale here.


Will we see you there?


August 8, 2014   0 Comments

Christmas in July


Yes, we know it’s a little early to be thinking Christmas, but in the publishing and media world, planning what’s hot for the holidays is happening now.


Last week we showcased MIYU Beauty as part of the #Home4theHolidays preview at the SOHO Metropolitan Hotel Toronto. The event was hosted by Brill Communications and featured more than a dozen brands, including Rimowa, Tristan, and Papyrus, to name a few  – giving media, bloggers and tastemakers a first look at their 2014 holiday collections.


Nicole and I couldn’t resist taking a selfie before the event – good thing we did though, since it was the only break we got all day! The turnout was amazing!


As a fairly new brand, the event gave us the opportunity to introduce our “beauty from within” (matching what you do on the inside with what you do on the outside) concept to Toronto press. We served our hydrate mi and de-stress mi beauty teas hot and iced. We were pleased to hear they were a huge hit!



We also gave people the chance to try our MIYU beauty essences. They too worked their magic on everyone who dropped by!


For every person who attended the holiday preview, Brill Communications donated 2 meals to the Yonge Street Mission – And according to Brill’s twitter feed 113 people = 226 meals donated to @YSM_TO #YongeStreetMission (this, later updated to 135 people = 270 meals).


Thank you to all the reporters, writers, editors, bloggers, producers and press who dropped by to say hi – and to Brill Communications for putting on such a fabulous event!


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August 5, 2014   0 Comments