My Story

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.


A few years back, I started to get really problematic hormonal breakouts. So bad that I've had friends who hadn't seen me in awhile tell me that my acne has gotten better since they last saw me. The constant reminder made me more & more self-conscious over the years. I always wanted to hide. On top of that, nothing seemed to mix well with my combination/oily/acne-prone skin type. I’ve found recently that limiting the amount of chemicals I use in my skincare seemed to help restore that balance in my skin that I lost to stress and hormones during my years in college & grad school. My skin has gone through drastic changes in the past few years and I feel that the only way to obtain the best skin of your life is to give it lots of TLC (meaning no harsh chemicals).

I strive to be fully transparent in my reviews about what products work and don't work for my skin because in reality, the path is not always clear-cut and easy.

And so, that leads us to where The Opal Gray stands today--a collective of beauty and photography. Check in whenever you want to do some light reading and join me on my journey to better skin.

Stay tuned.

Yours truly, Megan.