I’ve always had a love of all things beauty. From the age of 3-15 I studied ballet. Performing in The Nutcracker was incredibly thrilling. One of my favorite parts of the performing was having layers of Kryolan makeup applied to my unadulterated skin, completing my transformation to my given character. As a teen, the only errand I would enthusiastically partake in with my mother was trips to the drug store. I was captivated by the beauty aisles and the hundreds of products in various shades and finishes.

Growing up in the Bay Area also instilled in me a passion for the environment. Elementary school involved lessons on recycling and having a classroom compost bin. (more…)