Category — the buzz

Calling all Toronto Brides-to-Be


Hi lovelies!
If you’re in the Toronto area and getting married in late 2015, we’d like to invite you to a Fall/Winter 2015 Bridal Beauty Preview hosted by our lovely friends at BlushPretty.
Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2pm – 4pm for an afternoon of tea and treats, while getting a first look at the upcoming bridal beauty trends in make-up, hair and skincare.
The talented BlushPretty team will be showcasing the hottest bridal hairstyles and make-up looks for Fall/Winter 2015, we’ll have some Winter glow skincare tips for future brides, and Willow Rose Events will be on hand to provide a look at the latest decor trends for fall themed weddings.
Brides-to-be in attendance will receive exclusive MIYU Beauty discounts towards gifts and products for their big day. Plus, book a make-up trial with BlushPretty on the day of the preview and receive a promotional rate.
Hurry! There’s only limited spots available so please RSVP to to reserve your spot today.

April 16, 2015   0 Comments


Hi lovelies!


As you may already know, MIYU Beauty is on the verge of star status! We’ve been 
spotlighted on AHAlife – check out the beautiful write-up of our brand by NYC journalist Nancy MacDonell at


Follow us on AHAlife to get 15% OFF your first purchase*, access to exclusive promotions, product updates and more. If we get 500 of our fans (that’s you!) to follow us, we’ll officially hit the big time!

 We can only do this with your support. We’re a small, passion driven company who relies on fans like you.


PLUS for a limited time, as an additional thank you, the first 50 fans to purchase MIYU Beauty products on AHAlife will receive a FREE essence mini (30ml/ 1.0 fl oz.). It’s easy simply:


1) Go to:

2) Click Follow


Pretty please? Go to AHAlife and follow us now!


As always, thank you for your support!



*offer applies to MIYU Beauty purchases on only

March 17, 2015   0 Comments

Tips to flawless skin on your wedding day


Welcome to a new segment we are starting here on our blog focusing specifically on Bridal Beauty!


Allow me to introduce you to the talented Toronto-based fashion and bridal makeup artist, Annesley. Annesley and I have worked together at Cargo Cosmetics, where she was the national makeup artist for the brand. Not only does she have a big heart and a warm personality, her makeup artistry is truly flawless. We are proud to have her as a contributor to the MIYU blog, where she will share her color cosmetics expertise. She will contribute from time-to-time giving the best makeup artist tips and tricks that you can quickly learn and do on your own. Grab your makeup brushes, friends, and let’s practice!


A bride’s happy glow and radiant beauty is what we remember most from her special day, so skincare and make-up are two of the most important elements in bridal planning. Many brides leave this part of their planning to the last minute, often leading to disappointment. The following make-up artist tips will help you prepare your bridal beauty in the months leading up to your wedding.



1) Book a make-up artist early, at least 6 months in advance. The best make-up artists book up quickly. Review their on-line portfolio and make the extra investment of booking a trial. It will be well worth it!


2) Begin taking extra care of your health and skin months before wedding day. Eat healthy food, drinks lots of water and stay well rested. Add a healthy tea and facial essence to your regime. MIYU hydrate mi and de-stress mi beauty teas nourish from the inside out for healthy glowing skin, while the MIYU Beauty Essences boost the results of your skincare regime.


3) Keep MIYU de-stress mi beauty essence in your purse as a mid-day refresher and moisture boost. Both beauty essences are perfect in the Winter when the skin is dry as well as in the Summertime after sun exposure.


4) Use gentle, perfume-free skin care products appropriate for your skin type or skin condition.


5) Keep it simple with a gentle cleanser, toner, skin essence/serum and lastly a lightweight moisturizer.


6) Use an SPF if you are going in the sun and avoid tanning beds as they age and dehydrate the skin which can look unflattering in bridal photos.


7) Avoid harsh skin treatments in the month leading up to your wedding. Waxing/hair removal should never be done in the week leading up to the wedding.


8) Full, natural but neatly groomed eyebrows are the most flattering for the face and frame your eyes. If you have over-tweezed your eyebrows begin growing them in the year leading up to your wedding. Work with a trusted brow expert to assist you in getting a nice shape.


9) In planning your dream make-up, look to classical romantic beauty as inspiration. Nothing dates your wedding pictures more than a trendy make-up look. Have lots of inspirational pictures ready to show your make-up artist.


10) Lastly begin investing in the make-up pieces you will need as touch-up items on wedding day: pressed powder, lipstick, lip gloss and a purse-size MIYU beauty essence to refresh your skin!


Stay tuned until next time for some bridal application tips.




Celebrating your big day soon? MIYU’s BRIDAL EDITION E-SHOP offers special pricing on quantities of more than 10, on the following select items:


party favors

beauty teas

a prettea little quartet


What are you waiting for? Spread some MIYU cheer now! More details available on our bridal e-shop.


March 6, 2015   0 Comments

Beauty is a Lifestyle


Hello friends!
9 months and 4 cities later – our brand video is finally complete!

The journey began last year, as we worked with Connie’s step-sister, Nashwa (a newly minted filmmaker) to craft a story-telling piece that would convey MIYU’s fundamental belief – that “beauty is a lifestyle” and good health is a means to glowing, beautiful complexions.
We had so much fun storyboarding “a day in the life of” 5 different women and how each of them integrated MIYU into their lives, to savour their moment of “mi” time. All of us made an appearance in the video, including myself (as the businesswoman), Nashwa (the yogi), and Connie (playing real life part, first-time mom) with her adorable daughter, Emelia. Even Connie’s cat Chocco made a cameo! See if you can spot the furry little cutie.
A BIG thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this brand video possible – especially Nashwa for bringing our piece to life, AND Peter for all your help, always.
We hope our video will leave you inspired to love and take care of yourself from the inside out – you deserve it!


TWO WAYS TO WIN A PRETTEA LITTLE QUARTET – 10 winners will be chosen! 

1. Tweet: Beauty is a lifestyle #MIYUBeauty
2. Post on Facebook (or share the link from our FB page): Beauty is a lifestyle @MIYUteasandbeauty

February 11, 2015   0 Comments

This Valentine’s, tell him what you want!


Hello MIYU-ettes!


When it comes to buying gifts, let’s face it, most men fall into the clueless category (sorry hun, you included). Over the years I’ve learned, if you really want to get what your true heart desires, you have to drop some subtle (ok, not-too-subtle) hints.  Come to think of it, if you don’t text him the direct website link – he’s likely never going to know!


So ladies, let’s make it easy on the gents this Valentine’s Day – send him over to our MIYU Beauty shop where he’ll find our limited-edition MADE WITH LOVE gift set, sure to send your heart fluttering!


Inspired by love, this beautiful kit includes our award-winning hydrate mi beauty tea + serum-mist essence pairing, our limited edition love sweet love chocolate chai tea, a gorgeous heart-shaped loose leaf tea infuser and an adorable mini wooden spoon.


SRP: $50.00 (retail value $65)


Kit Contents:

• 1 – hydrate mi beauty essence,  2.7 fl. oz./ 80 ml

• 1 – hydrate mi beauty tea, 16 sachets

• 1 – love sweet love chocolate chai loose leaf tea, 25 g/ 0.88 oz.

• 1 – heartstrings loose leaf tea infuser

• 1 – mini wooden spoon

Limited quantities are available, so don’t leave your lover in a lurch – send him this link now!


January 27, 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

Happy Holidays from the MIYU girls!



Why hello lovelies!


We hope you’re getting a chance to spend some time with loved ones this holiday season.  From our family to yours, we want to wish you a Happy Holidays! Thank you for all your love and support this past year. May 2015 be filled with lots of laughter & lots of joy!


December 24, 2014   0 Comments

Relax, Glow & Be Merry!


Hello lovelies!


Who’s done their holiday shopping? Don’t worry, if you’re anything us, you’re probably not even close! It’s ok. We totally get it. Life’s busy.


To help you RELAX, GLOW & BE MERRY this festive season, here’s our 2014 holiday collection – sure to please all the lovely ladies on your list.


Serenity Stars holiday kit: $65 CDN ($80 value)

This relaxing holiday box includes a full size de-stress mi (tea + essence) pairing, plus two travel size bottles of our signature de-stress mi & hydrate mi essences.


Glorious Dew holiday kit: $65 CDN ($80 value)

This glowing holiday box includes a full size hydrate mi (tea + essence) pairing, plus two travel size bottles of our signature hydrate mi & de-stress mi essences.


Merry mini holiday ornaments: $15 CDN ($20 value)

For the perfect stocking stuffer, check out our adorable merry mini pairings, gorgeously encased in a beautiful holiday ornament.


Aren’t they just the cutest? We sure think so! Hurry, limited quantities available at


In the spirit of giving, we are also excited to be doing another holiday contest! You can ENTER TO WIN either on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest.  One lucky winner on each social media channel will be chosen on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.  Good luck!



December 4, 2014   0 Comments

Buy One, Get the 2nd FREE Black Friday Promo!


Hi MIYU-ettes!


To our American friends, we hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! To everyone else, Happy Black Friday!


As you all know, today marks the un-official start to the holiday shopping season.

DID YOU KNOW? Last year, an estimated 141 million U.S. consumers shopped during Black Friday, and spent a total of $57.4 billion, with online sales reaching $1.2 billion.


With all those great deals, who can blame shoppers? With that in mind, here’s MIYU’s BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY promo:


Starting today, buy one 80ml beauty essence and get the 2nd one FREE!*  Here’s how:

  1. Add TWO 80ml beauty essences of your choice to your shopping bag
  2. Enter promo/voucher code: MIYUblackfriday at checkout to get one of the beauty essences for FREE

choose from:
hydrate mi beauty essence
de-stress mi beauty essence

retail value $34
80ml/ 2.7 fl. oz.


What do you think? Will consumers spend more this year, than they did last?





*Offer is only valid online at and applies to 80ml essences only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Promo starts 8:00am EST, Nov 27, 2014 and expires 11:59pm EST, Dec 1, 2014.

November 28, 2014   0 Comments

Shop ’til you Drop at the National Women’s Show in Toronto

NWS MIYU contest

Hi MIYU-ettes!


The “Ultimate Girl’s Day Out” is coming soon! Shop ’til you drop at over 450 exhibitors (including yours truly), at the National Women’s Show in Toronto.


There are 7 different zones: Fashion, Beauty & Wellness, Travel, Taste, Business, House & Home, and Wine! And guest appearances by: Patrick Adams, star of TV drama series SUITS, Doug Davidson & Amelia Heinle (Paul Williamson & Victoria Newman) on Daytime series, Young and the Restless.


The 3 day show starts Friday, November 7th at 11:00 am at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We’ll be at booth #830, so be sure to drop by and say hi. We’re really nice, promise!


Tickets to the show can be purchased online – with a discount if you bring a friend! We’re also giving away 2 pairs of tickets. Check out our contest on FB for details. Contest ends October 29th.


Hope to see you there!


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October 25, 2014   0 Comments