Every month, we're spotlighting a Badass Beauty Expert (B.A.B.E.) and picking their brain on all things beauty, wellness, and channeling your inner baddie. We hope these interviews will serve as a platform for raw and vulnerable discussion—and inspire you to step out of your makeup and skincare comfort zones.
Define yourself in three words.
Committed, resilient, resourceful.
What are three things you can't live without? (Beauty products can be included, but they don't have to be!)
Lavender essential oils and my prayer book.
What prompted you to make the switch to safe makeup brands? It started with a plant-based diet, and my love of making everything I need by hand: food, sweaters, scarves, lotion, etc. Being self-sufficient!
What are your safe makeup and skincare favorites? Jojoba oil, lavender essential oil, oat flour, frankincense oil, avocado oil, matcha, cape chamomile essential oil, shea butter, liquid soap cleanser, facial oil, facial masks, and body butter.
What advice would you give for finding safe cosmetics?
It can be easy. Take baby steps—swap one item at a time. Learn about different plant-based ingredients, network with others in the community. Shop at stores like Credo Beauty.
What do you think makes someone a badass? Not taking no for an answer, grit, resilience, courage, positivity, gratitude, scrappiness.
How did you find your inner badass? Starting with always being grateful, always seeing the good and the positive. Understanding that my obstacles are actually gifts that teach me what I need to do to live my pure potential.
What's the last song you listened to?
"Louder" by Big Freedia.
Quick! You have five minutes to get ready to go out. What do you do with your makeup?