I've been a makeup artist for two decades and a small business owner for half that time. It's been Heaven! It's not what I do. It's who I am. I'm the annoying person who can say "I've never worked a day in my life."
Unfortunately in March, 2016, I started feeling ill. As a freelance artist, getting sick is not an option. The show literally must go on, so I marched on for months. Each day I worked, my symptoms got worse. After a couple visits to the emergency room and endless visits to various specialists, I got my diagnosis. I'm allergic to most makeup, skin care, hair care, and more.
I have been overexposed to metals and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives in personal care products.
As a result, I created a Facebook Page and blog that provides comprehensive information on dangerous chemicals in cosmetic & personal care products. It includes recommendations on clean, safe, environmentally conscious AND high performing products. I will also post makeup tutorials with tips and tricks on green glamour.
As a professional makeup artist and product junkie, it's important for me to continue to use, high quality, non-toxic products that wear well. I’m excited about making healthier choices for a healthier life and I’d like to share this journey with you!
"Clean Beauty means different things to different people. To me, it's mindfully created products with no toxic or potentially harmful ingredients. It can also mean, Eco-friendly, ethically sourced, cruelty free, vegan, or a combination of all things."