(Disclaimer: I am currently an employee of a company working with major beauty brands, some of which I may/may not have written about. All opinions are my own and not reflective of any organizations with which I may be employed or otherwise affiliate. Any articles written for compensated will be labeled as such, but I will always be 100% honest in my opinions)

I received my Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Studio Arts with a pre-medical background (overachiever, right? #humblebrag). After realizing that my true career passion had been in beauty all along, however, I turned down med school (#sorrynotsorry) and moved to NYC to follow my dream (cue me spinning in the street á la That Girl). That’s when this blog was born. I’ve been fascinated by beauty since I can remember. When a well-meaning, albeit uniformed, friend would gift my tomboy mom makeup or skincare, I couldn’t wait for her to pass it along to me. Six years old and not a wrinkle in sight, I still slathered my face in samples of anti-aging creams and spent hours practicing putting on eyeliner in the bathroom (despite the fact that I wasn’t allowed to wear it out of the house yet). My interest in beauty lead me to intensely research products, ingredients, and journal articles to investigate what made each product so different. Those who visit my blog seek to learn, laugh, and leave feeling more informed and educated than when they started. I seek to answer questions more advanced blogs skip over and deem too “basic” or “simple.” Everyone says there are no stupid questions, but not everyone seems to respect this adage. I not only ask those stupid questions, I aim to answer them in an intellectual and helpful way so that my audience can build a solid, base of knowledge and grow from there. Cutting through the clutter and differing opinions, I’m here to offer commentary and education. Plus a few laughs.

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