We had the good fortune of connecting with Valencia Snow and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Valencia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Honestly I’ve always loved lip gloss. When I was in college I was trying to teach myself how to do my own nails since I wasn’t near a nail shop. There was a powder in a kit I thought was really pretty and would make a good lipgloss. I added the powder to some clear lipgloss I had and it turned out great. A couple years passed by and I couldn’t find my favorite lipgloss in stores so I thought back to how I previously made my own. After realizing I had over 30 lipglosses I decided to go into actually selling my own lipgloss.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Since I was 5 years old music has been my life. I always used it as an escape whether turning my own feelings into a song or listening to my favorite artist. I never felt like I had a lot of support to develop my music more till I got on my own. But by that time I had grown shy in the regards of being able to share my songs. For the longest I use to wear sunglasses when I recorded in front of others. Both of my brands I use the name Snow because when you see me or my lipgloss especially Valencia Snow I want you to see a little taste of ghetto luxury. Long hair, long nails & hoops you can you put your wrist through that is what you get with Valencia Snow.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a vegetarian so I would take someone to different black owned vegan spots. Da Munchies, Vegan Food House and Sankofa Kitchen are definitely places we would go. Even though my food stances have changed my former go to food options go as follows: a quesadilla from Fuel City, Tenders from Henderson’s, a burger from Griffs wash it down with some koolaid from Wings & More. Before Covid Pryme bar and The Nines were my go to spot to have good time on a Friday or Saturday night. When I wanna feel like a kid again Bishop Cidercade or Barcadia is the move. I love art so the Dallas museum of Art is always a great play plus most of its free. The Museum of Illusions followed by Tiff’s Treats makes a nice outing if you don’t mind the wait in line.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shoutout to all my friends for motivating me, supporting me and always encouraging me to not give up. Shoutout to Eze Golden Oils great beard care product that works for edges as well.
Other: www.soundcloud.com/thevalenciasnow https://open.spotify.com/album/6LzZrZqoKAqxduxIYYRljo?si=GJEz3Tx6QtSMG5Y3LIoGSw&nd=1
Brenda Sears – picture of me as a kid