We sat down to talk about beauty and inspiration with Natalie & Celene of GEE Beauty:

1. What do you do? And more importantly, why do you love what you do?

We are the co-founders of Gee Beauty (along with our partners Miriam Gee and Stephanie Gee). We have beauty studios in both Toronto and Bal Harbour Florida. We created the concept of a modern makeup, brow and skincare studio which offers clients a fresh approach to traditional, time-consuming beauty and grooming routines: time-sensitive, effective and highly result-driven treatments, coupled with the highest level of care and service, in a modern, chic and inviting studio. We love what we do because of the connections we build with our clients. We’re able to bring them the very best of beauty from around the world, and tailor it to fit their individual lifestyles. And we love the glamour, excitement and innovation in our industry. Each day brings new creativity and a new way consider our clients and their needs.

2. Who is your beauty icon?

There are so many women who we admire for their beauty both inside and out, but we’d definitely have to say first and foremost Miriam Gee, our mother. Her sense of style and her strength is so inspirational, and her luminous skin radiates from the inside out. And of course Beyonce! Her drive, talent, fearlessness, creativity and sense of adventure with her look keeps us wanting more. Plus she never looks tired!! We want her secrets.

3. What is one beauty product that you always carry with you in your handbag?

Celene essentials: Gee Beauty’s Angelina lipstick is the perfect creamy nude with a touch of pink, and a travel size of Le Labo Labdanum 18 perfume.

Natalie’s essentials: Oribe’s Impermeable Anti-Humidity travel spray, Gee Beauty’s Bare lip gloss and Coal black pencil liner.

4. Describe your typical morning beauty routine.

Natalie’s morning beauty routine: I like to layer 2 masks in the morning – 1 for clarifying effects and 1 for hydration. I follow this with a vitamin C serum plus a hydrating serum that I can use around my eyes as well. I finish eye cream and SPF always.

Celene’s morning beauty routine: since I like to do a more reparative night-time skincare regime, I like a light face wash followed by a vitamin C serum and a hydrating serum. Once a week I’ll do a brightening mask and I always apply a primer before my makeup.

5. What is a quote you live by?

Natalie: If you have a body you’re an athlete – Bill Bowerman

Celene: You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have – Oscar Wilde

6. What is your favorite Goldfaden MD product?

Natalie’s Favorite: I love Doctor Scrub because of how smooth it makes my skin feel. I can see how its helped minimize my pores too with twice a week use.

Celene: My favorite Goldfaden MD product is definitely Bright Eyes. It’s in my daily regime because its so effective – it feels light yet firming, brightening and helps de-puff. I’m like a connoisseur of eye creams and this one is at the top of my list!

This post is from our Blogger Ambassador Angela Simpson of Eat Spin Run Repeat.

You know that feeling after a weekend of enjoying perhaps one or two more treats than you should have? You know the one – energy levels are lower than usual, the thought or sight of a pizza and cocktails makes your stomach turn, and sweatpants sound like a much better idea than skinny jeans. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a reset button you could press to get yourself feeling back to normal again? Unfortunately our bodies weren’t built with a Ctrl+Z, but you can make yourself feel better and get back on track by eating whole, healthy foods.

The Detox Salad - Eat Spin Run Repeat 1

This salad is my re-creation of the classic Detox Salad at Whole Foods, and it’s one that I love to make in big batches at the beginning of each week. Having lots of portions ready to take to work for lunch each day helps me stay on track with eating clean, and a big batch should last in the fridge all week. If any overindulging has happened on the weekend, the Detox Salad is one of my go-to recipes for getting back to feeling energized and lightened up again. I hope you enjoy it!

The Detox Salad - Eat Spin Run Repeat 2

The Detox Salad

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins


  • 2 cups cauliflower (about 1/3 of a medium-sized cauliflower)
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 2 medium grated carrots
  • ¼ cup dried currants
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp kelp granules (NOTE: kelp granules do have a fairly distinct sea vegetable-like smell, so you definitely don’t need to use very much! Kelp powder or the equivalent amount of dulse flakes could also be used.)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste



  • Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. In batches, transfer to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until small pieces form. (You can also do this with the broccoli stems instead of throwing them out or trying to find another use for them!)
  • In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cauliflower, grated carrots, and all remaining ingredients. Toss very well to combine, then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavours to blend
  • Note: If you want the salad to keep you full for longer, feel free to add a source of lean protein. Chickpeas, shredded chicken breast, tempeh, salmon, and flaked tuna all work really well.


Angela is an avid runner, fitness instructor, foodie, healthy living blogger, and owner of her business, Spin 360 Health Coaching. Having been overweight, unhappy and insecure as a teenager, Angela took control, changed her unhealthy habits, and adopted a clean eating lifestyle that she continues to maintain today. Her goal is to support, inspire, and motivate others to improve their health and be their best. You can learn more about her on her blog,


Twitter: @eatspinrunrpt

Instagram: @eatspinrunrpt



We are thrilled to welcome Angela Simpson of Eat Spin Run Repeat to the Goldfaden MD family as our newest Blogger Ambassador! In addition to blogging, Angela is a personal health coach, fitness instructor and nutrition & wellness specialist. Look out for Angela’s The Daily Scrub posts on everything Health & Fitness related!

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  1. Who is your beauty icon?
    Kate Hudson. She’s mastered the no-makeup look, never looks overdone, but always looks gorgeous and put together whether she’s glammed up or walking down the street in jeans and a t-shirt.
  2. What beauty product do you always carry in your handbag?
    Lip gloss. I think I have at least 5 in my purse right now! There’s everything from clear and fruity (my eos collection is rather extensive) to tinted. I love Clinique’s Almost Lipstick – it gives my lips a nice punch of colour while being really moisturizing at the same time.
  3. Describe your typical morning beauty routine:
    After the gym, I shower and apply a homemade body scrub. I wash my face and typically do an exfoliating scrub every 2-3 days. Then it’s toner and moisturizer with SPF on my face, and coconut oil instead of body lotion. My makeup routine typically involves foundation, a little translucent powder and bronzer, subtle eye shadow, eyeliner, and lipstick with a bit of gloss on top. Whatever happens to my hair depends on how much time I have left. Sometimes it’s blowdried and straightened, other times I do a head full of curls with my blowdryer’s diffuser, and if I’m running late, the sock bun is my saving grace!
  4. Quote you live by:
    “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.