This morning we have the very beautiful Santana from Curly Girl Beauty and one of our beloved A-List members as our feature! Her stuff is fabulous - I have her lip scrub and balm and it's wonderful!
Welcome Santana!! I'm so excited to have you join us this weekend!! Before we get onto all the fun business stuff, lets get to know you a little bit better, shall we? If you Could Travel Anywhere in the World Where Would it Be?
Europe,Mexico & Nigeria, Ive always wanted to go to Europe (pretty much all over) & Nigeria because that is where my Mr. family & he is from Lagos city actually. He was also primarily raised in England. Mexico to see where my family originated from.
Tell Us...What Inspired You To Open Up Your Store?
I love Lip balms that was my first inspritaion, ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of having my own business when i was 14 I dreamed of having my own cosmetic company. I have been blogging at CurlyGirlBeauty.org for 3 years & I always knew since I started blogging I wanted to make CGB into a brand. This past year it came to a point where I said " I cant wait around for somebody to offer me a chance, Ill have to take it on my own & do it my way" .
What does having your shop mean for you?
Well I have a goal/dream to have this become successful to where I can stay at home when I am married & work from home & take care of my family. I have always wanted this & I love being my own boss. This is a dream slowly coming to life for me, no longer is it just in my head, its becoming a reality. Of course the income doesn't hurt to help with the bills either.
What is your favorite product in your shop & why?
Favorite product really? Well ... pauses... can I say everything? I only make & sell what I LOVE not just like.. I LOVE lip balms, body butters, bath teas & sugar lip scrubs.. Why not make them MY way & yummlicous. ( yes I made up that word) ;)
What inspires you to be creative?
I just think of what I would love & also what I think other girls would love also.. I like simple, classic things... They are always on trend & you cant go wrong!
What Do You Love About the Small Business &/or Handmade Community?
So far from what I have been experiencing its very supportive & friendly, of course there is always pros & cons. but what I love is the support & making new friends.
What Sets You Business Apart From You Competitors?
First off I would say from what I seen so far I'm different because I don't carry 50 billion different products which isn't a bad thing fro some. Also I no longer sell soap like many do. Of course all my products are handmade & Natural. My body butters are also Made To Order so they are fresh & made specifically for YOU. I don't think many are offering that.
Anything Else You Would Like To Tell Us?
I feel like I have talked so much already! Just make sure you stop by the blog always, CurlyGirlBeauty.org, I write 4-5 days a week about different beauty related things.
Also shop through the TSUAList because I always have a 10% off code :TSUA .
I cant wait to ship out your new fave yummylicous products!
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