I’ve checked out your online boutique and you have some pretty nice items. Did it take you a while to decide what you were gonna sell or did you already have these items in mind?
•• Thank You!! It didn’t take too long, I’ve had this set in mind for a while so I started preparing!
You just recently got married, correct? And you’re a mother of 2 young adorable boys. How do you balance being a mother, wife and entrepreneur?
•• I’ve been married for 3 years!
Stay Home Mom For Almost 3 Years as well, I’ve learned to Balance by putting my schedules to use! Becoming More Organized, Using Planners,Writing everything down and working at different times in the day so that I still have time to get the work that needs to be done, DONE and tend to my babies as well!
Online stores helps keep retail business competitive. While some worry about the end of retail as we know it, how do you decide on which products to stick to and where do you see yourself in 5 years?
•• I think that if people learn the balance between online + retail then their businesses will be better off.
I believe that if you bring something different to the table, something they’ve never seen in STORE, it’ll drive more people in, leave the online store for the basics!
In 5 Years I See myself as a Successful Leader! A Real Boss, My Business Grown online and of course into a Storefront!
What makes Aubri’s Dollhouse stand out from other online boutiques?
•• We Help Other Ladies Start their very own boutiques as well!
I am A Vendor!
From Hair Extensions, Lashes and Lip Gloss!
Our wholesale services minimize the hard work! YOU let us do the hard work, You Start Your Brand and bring in the sales!!
Do you use social media as a way to draw in customers?
••Definitely it’s the number 1 way to get customers! From online to in store!!
What other services do you provide?
•• I Am Also a Braid Stylist! Hair was my first love lol.
Tell us how we can get our hands on some of your items and get in touch with you for a service.
My website is
Facebook: AubriAshlees Dollhouse
Statistics and facts show that the beauty industry has seen a tremendous amount of growth over the years & it’s one of the biggest industries in the world. The average woman spends about $315 a month on her appearance. This adds up to $3780 per year or $225,360 in her lifetime. That’s a lot of cosmetics!
Makeup makes you look good but good makeup makes money. Skills on how to apply it to enhance one’s beauty as a makeup artist, can make you just as much money. But that’s not why I got into the beauty industry. Sure, in the beginning it was fun. Doing my makeup for prom, my friends makeup for weddings, birthday parties or just because. Their reaction always gave me great joy. As the years went by, I began to develop relationships with some of my clients. Our conversations would be about any & everything. From sickness to their children acting out, to cheating husbands & backstabbing friends. All of these life challenges have belonged to at least one of my clients at some point. A session at my studio became a haven for them to vent without being judged or hearing it again outside of those four walls. You see, that’s how I grew my business. Not because of my ability to create the perfect look for them. But because I care about people. With the stroke of every brush, I connected with each of my clients and they have became my sisters at heart. Doing what you love never feels like work. Develop relationships because your work should never be about the money if it’s your passion.
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Facebook: Lash Studio 214 Makeup & Lash Haven
Mrs. Bradley, what’s your backstory and how did you birth the idea of having your own candle line?
My love for candles started as a little girl watching my mom buy candles. But the actual adventure into making them first began when my husband mentioned a few times he wanted to make candles. I did a little research and purchased everything needed for him to start. Of course it sat there for weeks maybe a month later I decided to play with it one year later I haven’t put candles down. I honestly believe sometimes God gives our vision through someone else. My husband is not so much a candle maker but he is very smart when it comes to business.
Is the process for creating unique scents difficult?
Creating candles is honestly like a science experiment lol. Making candles and come up with scents and names can be challenging until you get the hang of it.
What have you done to grow your business to where it is today?
I honestly have the BEST customers hands down word of mouth has been everything. I also do a lot of promoting on Facebook and I go to craft shows as much as possible.
If you could go back, would you do anything different?
No, I wouldn’t. As this whole experience has been a learning experience, if anything I would have started sooner.
What are your plans for the future growth of your company?
Keep watching Pretty Queen Candles will be a household name. My plan is to get all of my products sold in stores and have a store front of my own.
How had social media played a part in your business?
Social media has been amazing it helps reach people that aren’t local or even in same state. I’ve been able to collect email addresses from people who visit my social media profiles and make loyal customers.
Any advice for others that want to start a candle company?
DO YOUR RESEARCH! Take your time, test out EVERY candle formula, wick and get insurance.
Where can we go to place an order?
Orders can be placed through the website www.prettyqueencandles.com and for wholesale inquires firstname.lastname@example.org
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