We had the good fortune of connecting with Miesha Keaton-Stoglin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miesha, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
“When I first started creating lipgloss, I was so excited! I bought all of the products that I thought I needed and went to work! Lol, I thought it was so easy and boy was I wrong! I made a batch of lipgloss and was under the impression that I did everything right. I created different color lip gloss and began filling my empty tubes (with no label or logo, might I add). I quickly realized that I had measurements all wrong, too much of this and not enough of that. I filled about 100 tubes and the formulas were ALL WRONG! I felt horrible because not only could I NOT sell what I anticipated on selling, I also lost and felt like I wasted money… and as a brand new business owner that’s a problem. I was down and thought that I may as well quit because I messed up so badly and felt defeated. I waited a few days, ordered more supplies and went back into “the lab” to do it all over again! I messed it up again BUT not as bad as the first time. I knew then that it was a sign for me to keep going. Eventually I was able to perfect my formulas and make the perfect lipgloss. I had a dream and for a short moment I forgot that amazing things don’t always come easy. Greatness takes patience and work and I was more than willing to do what it would take to make my dreams a reality. Being a entrepreneur has it’s challenges, it’s not easy. I didn’t always get sales and there were times that I went several days, even weeks in between sales. However, my why is what keeps me going! My why is knowing that something I provide has the potential and ability to make a woman feel a little better about her self.”
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Beauty By Mink’s Cosmetics is more than a cosmic line, it’s a movement to enhance the self esteem and self worth of women across the globe. Women, young and old have experienced and endured an extreme amount of trauma, abuse, pain and personal heartache of some sort. Aside from emotional healing, It is a fact that if a woman looks good, she feels even better! This brand is all about promoting self love, self esteem and beauty! “It is my God given mission to spread the message of positivity, and self confidence through amazing cosmetics that will enhance the beauty of every woman who uses this beauty line.” CEO Miesha Keaton Stoglin
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
A few of my favorite spots… well MOST of my favorite spots to hang out are restaurants lol. I absolutely love a great vibe, elegant, fun exciting restaurant! Pappadeaux for my seafood fix, Gloria’s Latin cuisine for my Mexican food fix, and Sushi Axiom for my sushi fix! There is another place that quickly became my favorite called Chicken N Pickle located in Grand Prairie, Tx! Church is definitely one of favorite places too!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My husband is my biggest supporter! Outside of me having his financial support, I also have his emotional, mental and physical support as well. He has been my anchor during all of this. He also definitely holds me together when I want to fall apart because of the stress of being an entrepreneur.
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