Clean Beauty and Sustainable Living with Photographer and Artist Tsikmamy

We caught up with one of our Birch Babe community members, Tsikimamy, a Montreal photographer, mom and founder of online boutique store Citron & Miel to learn more about photography, her pandemic pivot to start a sustainable online boutique store and her go to all natural skincare and Fall clean beauty items. 

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Read the interview below to learn more about Tsikimamy!

Where do you live? 

I live in Montreal, Québec

What is your profession? 

I’m a photographer and I own an online lifestyle and stationery shop.

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What made you want to start Citron & Miel?

During the lockdown in March I didn’t have any work as a photographer so I decided to find another way to create. I always had a passion for illustration so I gave it a try. I began to draw just for fun and for some friends and then I officially opened my online shop, Citron & Miel on November 6th, 2020 to sell some Christmas cards and some prints. 

What are your 2 favourite items you sell on Citron & Miel?

All my greetings cards because I know that someone is smiling somewhere because they received one of my cards from their loved ones. 

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You're such a talented photographer! What do you love about photography and what are your favourite things to photograph?

Thank you :).

I love everything about photography. I love that we can create eternal memories with photography and we can watch and rewatch them whenever we want to. I love taking pictures of families and portraits.

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What Birch Babe products are you currently using?

The Lip & Cheek Tint in 'Backcountry Diva' and the Glowing Body Oil in 'Vanilla'

What do you love about them?

I really love the tint that I’m using now. It is perfect for fall and my skin tone. 

I always use some oil on my body to give me glowing skin and the vanilla one smells so nice. 

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What does living sustainably mean to you? 

It means that you choose to use less plastic, to use more eco-friendly products and buying less but better. 

I also love the practice of celebrating and normalizing a second hand lifestyle. 

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