Hi! I’m Samantha Colletta Kolk, aka ‘hullosam‘ (hŭll-oh -sam – that’s a short u vowel, ha) – but you can call me Sammie! I’m a Canadianbred, Ontario native who grew up running in the 6…Toronto, I grew up in Toronto. In my later youth, I moved to Montreal where I learned how to speak fluent French. (But really, it’s like a smaller version of France. Someone take me back! To France, that is..jk, Montreal too.) Having moved around a lot – Connecticut to Nashville, then most recently Charlotte, I’d like to think I’m always up for new adventures. My favourite activities are spending time with Davey (my husband), my family and I adore traveling! I love a good road-trip – with great snacks, please! I’m a huge snacker. I have a slight obsession with anything beauty, fashion and yes, makeup (especially a good lipstick)! I love the beach, seafood, anything Parisian, a good sweat at spin class and all things musical (I’m always listening to music, and this blog originally was a music blog before I transitioned into full–time clean beauty as Ma Vie En Vert ).
I’ve spent most of my life with sensitivities and intolerances – ranging from skin, to food, dairy and more – nowadays I’m living a gluten-free, dairy-free and (sorta) sugar-free life. (The latter is not so easy, with my sweet-tooth.) It’s easier said than done, but organic food is key for my clean living and feeling good! I’d say my passion for all things ‘ green’ came into fruition when I realized that I not only wanted to put pure, safe and healthy things IN my body – but ON my body. After-all, our skin is a highly complex functioning organ that reflects our health and wellbeing. If the health of our skin is nurtured, this helps to promote full health to the body & mind. In return, we get healthy glowing skin!
Last but not least, I’ve got a background in makeup-artistry and love to make-up faces! My goal is to make my clients feel as beautiful on the outside, as they are on the inside. I am all about giving you tips and tricks on how to achieve a specific look, or where to buy products! If you’d like to see my work on Instagram, just look up the hashtag #makeuptipswithsammie.
My skin type: sensitive/combination with occasional hormonal breakouts + some dry patches. (My skin can be quite all over the board at times…but this is usually how it is!)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll stay awhile.