After college, I was a top sales person at a beauty boutique in Washington, DC and gifted the skincare products of my dreams. I was so excited and thought “I’m going to do the complete routine and my bumps and redness will be gone.” Unfortunately, I ended up looking worse. During that time, I was an intern at the National Geographic Society and, in my spare time, researched skincare formulations and cosmetic chemistry. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that traditional products are various forms of toxic soup wrapped in beautiful packaging and sold with great stories. Armed with the truth, I decided to go green. I cleansed my face with a farmer’s market goat milk soap and set off on the tough journey of making an organic cream (it became the Combat-Ready Balm!). At that time, I also enrolled in beauty school to become a licensed esthetician.
In 2016, I went back to work in the facial room and treated clients with sensitive skin and anti-aging issues. In early 2018, I also decided to finish my Lux Tempus anti-aging beauty line complete with cleansers, masks, toner, day lotion, creams and a spot treatment. It is 2019 and I remain committed to creating artisanal Combat-Ready and Lux Tempus Beauty products with my skilled team, paying it forward to U.S. Troops who protect our freedom and time on the front lines through Operation Sand Flea and working with clients at my private Garden Spa in NW DC (text number below for more information … shhh … it’s an insider secret.)