1 how long have you been in the beauty business
I first went into business is 2006. My Hair Extension Company was the beginning and its just sort of evolved from there. It seems that ANYTHING beauty related captures my attention and interest and sooner or later I get the urge to dip my toes in and test the water.
2. What prompted you to start My beauty Addiction?
My original inspiration for MBA was after hitting 40 and REALLY looking in the mirror one day and realizing I was getting older and starting to LOOK it. I wasn’t happy with the chemical filled skincare products that were on the market and decided I could create something better for myself. I was a couple of years into my hair extension business when I got the urge to start playing in skincare & makeup quickly followed. I was selling my products on my hair extension site but come to realize that I wasn’t hitting the right market, and that’s when MBA was born. The name REALLY does fit, its an addiction, I tell ya!
3. How long has the company been around?
MBA was started in 2008, although we had been selling from HE101 before that time.
4. What inspires color choices for your makeup and other products?
ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, LOL. I'm a color junkie and a beauty addict, so anything can trigger my need to create something new. It can be as simple as something I see in nature, a picture of colors that really captures my interest or seasonal color and fashion trends.
5. What is your most popular selling item?
Our Color Rick Lipstick in Sapphire- It amazes me every day what a hot seller our Sapphire Lipstick is! Our funky color’s are the best sellers but Sapphire runs circles around the others!
Basically, tell me the story of how My Beauty Addiction came to be:
(I think #2 sums it up perfectly!)
What can we expect from My Beauty Addiction in 2013 ?
Its so hard to say, since we are always evolving and I never know what new idea may strike me.. However, I'm trying to ‘diversify’ a bit. With so many handmade products its really hard to keep adding more handmade items and keep up with everything. So I'm trying to supplement our handmade line with some other types of products to help free me up a bit more to work on other things. Some of the things I would like to add to our line is nail products, eyelashes, and possibly some more private label pressed makeup. I would really love to start working on soaps again. He have a soap shop that we had to take a long term vacation from because of the lack of time, but I would really love to start soaping again soon!
Tell me a little about yourself and if others work with you about them also:
I am a workaholic who loves what I do, and tend to forget all about time and can easily put in a 16 hour day before I even realize what time it is! I crank up the radio in my shop and lose all sense of time when Im working!