I’m Mary Papadimos JD/MBA, the founder of beets & blush. I’m excited you joined us, and want to thank you for being here.
The beets & blush brand is a reflection of me - my story, values, lifestyle and my passions.
I come from a large, traditional Greek family. My grandparents came over from Greece in the 1950s and worked very hard to give their children the best opportunities possible.
They’ve instilled in me a strong work ethic and have taught me that good things are worth working for.
When I was 24, I started the journey to launch my brand in Toledo, Ohio, and it’s been a rewarding process. I’ve learned so much about the cosmetics industry over the years, which affirmed my belief that we deserve more regulations for the products we put on our bodies.
In addition to beets & blush, I run a successful vegan food Instagram called upbeetandkaleingit, where I share easy, plant-based recipes with my followers. My lifestyle has led to the development of a cookbook focusing on my favorite vegan recipes.
I believe that all living beings deserve to be treated with respect and kindness. In 2014, I watched a documentary that made me reevaluate my lifestyle choices. This led me to look into the horrors of factory farming and the cruel reality of animal testing for day-to-day products.
I value the interactions I have with my customers - whether it’s emailing with questions or interacting with me on our social media pages; I want everyone to have a positive experience.
The beets & blush brand has been built on a foundation of inclusion, honesty, transparency, kindness, and sustainability. We will always strive to live by those values, and thank you for your support.