After college, I was a top sales person at a beauty boutique and was 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 was wrong and ended up looking worse. UGH!

During that time, I was an intern at the National Geographic Society and researched skincare formulations and cosmetic chemistry in their library. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that traditional products are various forms of toxic soup wrapped in gorgeous packaging and sold with amazing stories.

Armed with the truth, I decided to go green. I cleansed my face with a DC 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 working as an organic esthetician on clients with sensitive skin issues. By early 2018, I decided to finish my Lux Tempus anti-aging beauty line complete with cleansers, masks, toner, day lotion, creams and a spot treatment.

It is almost 2019 and I continue my commitment to creating quality Combat-Ready and Lux Tempus Beauty products with my amazing team, paying it forward to U.S. Troops who protect our freedom on the front lines through Operation Sand Flea and working with facial clients at my private Garden Spa in NW DC (text number below for more information … shhh … it’s an insider secret.)