While I am not a professional makeup artist, my academic training in Art and Art History lends itself to a deeper curiosity about our desire to adorn and transform ourselves. The artifice and skill with which we transform our faces, and our desire to "create looks" that enhance our features in an attempt to "perfect nature" is not unlike the underlying philosophy of idealizing Renaissance portraiture. In fact, it was for this very reason that Botticelli's portrait of the lovely Simonetta Vespucci, in her infinite beauty, was chosen as the face of my blog.
I have been obsessed with skincare and makeup since I was an early teen. I would drive my mom and sister nuts when we would go shopping at department stores because I never seemed to make it out of the cosmetics department. I have never lost the thrill of mixing colors and playing with makeup. I just find the artistry so fascinating when applied to the human canvas. There is no question that a "good canvas" requires proper skincare, and I am forever on a quest to find the best skincare products with the highest quality ingredients. This little blog is my search for the products that I love the most. I hope that you enjoy it!