My mom would tell you that I was born wearing makeup. My four older sisters would tell you that their makeup was stolen. Makeup has been a part of my life since before I can remember, so it was no surprise when I began playing my profession at 22 over a counter at MAC. After four years of working counters and receiving professional training with the top cosmetic brands, I decided to go out on my own, which lead me to become a female powerhouse with the ladies at Ma-luxe Studios Inc. There I spent four years on a whirlwind creating bridal + beauty + fashion editorials, fashion shows, events, web content, branding, social media, as well as traveling the world for weddings, editorials and music videos. All of this work, experience, knowledge and crazy hours had me craving simplicity. Most recently I have found a home for my all my passions with The Green Kiss, a Canadian beauty boutique featuring a curated selection of natural and effective beauty products. It’s here that I have found a way to apply all of my knowledge, give back and create amazing connections helping people create positive change and a healthier lifestyle.
When I'm not on the counter, painting faces, testing products or creating content at The Green Kiss, you will find me tucked away in my happy home, enjoying life with my husband Sam, daughter Georgia, and our Mini Bulldog Penny.
- Philosophy -
I believe in the experience of beauty. I believe every woman can, and should, be able to indulge in the act of feeling beautiful on a daily basis. Most importantly, I believe we are all unique. Your makeup shouldn’t just be a daily routine; it should be a reflection of your genuine personality and unique style. Me? I am a total girl, and I love make-believe. I let my work represent my honest self, and urge you to do the same. Natural radiance comes from the inside, makeup is simply the tool that I use to highlight and polish what you bring to my counter.
This past year, after almost a decade working for the top conventional beauty brands and almost 20 years of wearing makeup, I made the switch and went Green. Working in my industry, you hear about toxic products or the long-term side effects of the products you use every day, and it’s easy to lie to yourself and say “I’m sure it’s not that bad,” or “What option do I have really?” I’m here to say you do have a choice, and when I found out that I had an option, it was the easiest one I’ve ever made.
I’ve teamed up with Megan Johns, and her Canadian brick & mortar and online beauty boutique, The Green Kiss. We feature a curated selection of natural and effective clean beauty products. My freelance kit is now 100% green and clean and I am now on a makeup mission to help conventional beauty lovers effortlessly make the switch with me, and never look back.
- Accolades -
2012 Makeup Finalist BC Wedding Awards
- Publications -
Wedluxe, Real Weddings, Vancouver Island Wedding Ring, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Ruffled Blog, Green Wedding Shoes, Rock + Roll Bride.