There are so many incredible brands out there. But, you know what the biggest problem is? Too many of these brands don’t represent the bigger part of our population. The brands that we all love and know all are big name CEO’s working on buying their third vacation home. Small businesses are the true representation of the American dream. In effort to get more women to be inspired to follow their dreams, I interviewed Mystic Cosmetics to find out what her secret tips and tricks are!
Q: How old were you when you first thought about starting your small business?
A: I was 12 years old, I was watching HSN actually! I saw the women applying their makeup and that is when my fascination with makeup started.
Q: What’s been your biggest failure?
A: When I was young, I always wanted to be something that would make everyone else happy. Without regarding my happiness, that was the main source of my failures.
Q: What’s been your biggest success?
A: Starting this business of course! I have met so many amazing people and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Q: What were you scared of when you first started out?
A: Having a business, and only making money. I was hoping to meet new people and I am so happy that I did, I think it is so cool that people can interact with others and meet new friends just over the love of makeup!
Q: How did you get your business to where it is today?
A: Striving, trying to make sure everyone is happy with what they have. Having a good customer service is the main point of success in my opinion.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you would give to women looking to chase after their dreams?
A: Do it! It is the best thing ever to be able to say you did something that became great. We don’t need a man to be successful.
Q: What’s the biggest sacrifice you’ve had to make for your business?
A: Oh wow! There are so many! I had to save every penny that I had to buy the supplies! No matter how tempting I had to achieve my goals and that is what made us better as a brand.
My favorite piece of advice from this interview was that “we don’t need a man to be successful.” Because, babe, you don’t! Go out and accomplish your dreams.