photo by Viktoria Haack
photos by Viktoria Haack
Ok this post is way overdue…way, way WAY overdue. Like two trips ago overdue, so for that I’m sorry. Life got in the way, and if I’m being 100% honest somehow I lost my mojo when it comes to my blog and Instagram. I do everything at 300% and its hard to keep that intensity going in multiple directions. As I became more aware of my body and focused on working out and eating better, that began to take over most of my life outside of family and kids. And I’m glad it did, because I need to do this for my health and my mental well being too. But that’s really at the core of my absent mindness and my fade a bit. I can’t promise 300% here, but I can promise 95% until the kids head back to school in the fall and Henrik heads to Montessori 1/2 time.
So back to Lake Louise, it was a magical three days and completely out of my comfort zone. This year I’m working with one of my favourite skin care companies, Vichy, and they brought myself and a group of influencers out to Alberta to learn about skin care, be present for the launch of their new Aqualia creams and get to meet some of the people we interact with on a weekly basis. Doing this blogging thing is awesome but it can get lonely, and more often than not, I forget that there are actual living people on the receiving end of my emails. This trip was amazing for connecting me with those people that work behind the scenes.
last three photos by Viktoria Haack
I had the most wonderful time. I learned things I didn’t know, like just how much skin damage sun and UVB actually causes. I learned that 95% of the Vichy products now are being made with natural ingredients, and that the brand is actively striving to make their products natural while maintaining the effectiveness and that beautiful feeling that we all love when we use any skin care. It was super informative and inspiring too. Vichy is more than just a brand name, its a group of really smart, passionate people who are working incredibly hard to create products that truly make a difference to the consumer. To be a part of that, to meet the people behind the name, was great and made me feel like I was part of the team too.
I could go on and on about the days I spent there, but I think photos might be even better!!