So, what drives you from day to day in your business?
A cup of coffee!! I have a home-based business. Ok a pot of coffee does :-). And the desire to be sure I have answered all my emails, get orders ready to go out or be out on the web, twittering, on Facebook we have a fan page, or blogging. I also do product reviews for other companies on my blog as well as I am always on the lookout for brand new beauty products that I might be able to offer on Overallbeauty.com or ideas to write about. You would be surprised what questions there are about beauty that still need a answer.
The Help with Haiti promotion you ran during that time of travesty was so philanthropic of you – do you have other works of promotions coming out soon to help with other organizations?
The Hands of Hope Collection was the first of its kind to be created for a cause such as helping out Haiti in their time of need. We chose The Salvation Army as the organization to give our donation to from the sales of The Hands of Hope because we wanted our donation to go help those who needed it the most, the women and child of Haiti. I hope that in the future we will be able to do something like this again. It was such a worthy cause; I think the biggest joy I ever felt was writing the check I sent them for my part. BB Couture and I went and matched the contributions dollar for dollar.
Have you always been in the beauty industry? What was your first job?
No I haven’t always been in the beauty industry, my first job was a busser for tables in a coffee shop in Las Vegas.
Is your business strictly an e-tailer business or do you actually have a brick and mortar store that you operate as well?
Overallbeauty.com is just a e-tailer but I do get calls asking for directions or if I am hiring. And no I don’t color hair but I do have an amazing hair stylist if you would like his name and number. (smile)
Did you always know this was something you wanted to do even as a child?
I have always wanted to do something that help others find their inner beauty. To help people feel a little better about themselves. If all it takes is a little makeup or nail polish and a listening ear that is what I am here to do. I get tons of emails thanking me for carrying BB Couture nail polish for men and understanding that they need color as much as women do!
If you weren’t doing this, what do you think you would be doing instead?
I would still be working with the elderly. I loved my job and learn so much about our country’s history from them.
What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is Pink which is why from my website to my blog you see Pink. With that said my favorite nail polish colors are green and pretty much anything dark and vampy. The very first green nail polish I ever wore was Frosty Meadow by BB Couture, it was love at first sight!! In fact I had a professional photo shoot the next day after having a manicure were they had applied Frosty Meadow, I am wearing a bright blue shirt with green nail polish!
What is your favorite collection?
With so many collections and more on the way, that is one really tough question to answer. But I would have to say its Vampy Varnish Collection and the Beach Collection. I personally helped in creating Balboa Beach Bunny which is part of the Beach Collection.
What does the BB stand for on your labels? (This question was answered by Cindy - the owner of BB Couture)
The BB stands for Botanical Babes (because we try to keep our products as natural as possible)
Do the blue tops on your bottles signify something special? (This question was answered by Cindy the owner of BB Couture)
Ah - The infamous Blue Caps - we needed to be different in every way, we had a very different polish most polish company's have black, white or silver caps. They have basic polish that looked very similar to each other. We were the first to introduce our polish with No formaldehyde no DBP and no Toluene, everyone else had it and they said they needed it for staying power. Our polish has always had staying power without that stuff.
Where do you see your business going from here to stay on top?
I think as long as I keep on offering superior customer service and the best of class organic, natural or hard to find products, along with BB Couture nail polish we will be around for a very long time. You may not know but we are also known for its wealth of informative articles. I have personally written over 150 articles on topics ranging from eyelash extensions to sulfate free shampoos and most are archived on the site.
Thank you so much for taking this time for this Q & A with my blog for our followers to read. It means a lot to me for you to be so gracious to take time out of your busy schedule and let us into your world of Overall Beauty.
Thank you very much, I had tons of fun answering all your questions!!
Oh - one more question - where else can we find out more about Overall Beauty??
I am found all over the web at
on Facebook at
on Twitter at @overallbeauty
on Linkedin.com at
a couple of blogs I own as well -
I also own a ebook site at
http://healthyebooksforyou.com/ with a nail care ebook coming soon.
Owner, Overall Beauty
Okay - the part you have all been waiting for - The Give-a-way!!
3 Brand New Bottles of BB Couture
1 Glass File
1 Never Been Used Nail Wheel (clear nail)
1 Brand New Bottle of SV or Posche (winner chooses)
1 Brand New Borghese Cuticle Remover
1 Brand New Elf Eye Brush for easy clean-up
1 small baggie of Felt (white)
Okay - that's 7 items!! (who knows - there could be more *wink, wink*)
Here are the Rules:
(No tweeting or Facebook or blog necessary)
1. The obvious - you must be a follower (1 entry)
2. Bring someone else to my blog and have them be a follower and they mention your name (2 entries)
3. Have a blog? - Post my giveaway - link the giveaway back to me (1 entry)
No Blog - that's ok - just tell a friend - and send them here anyway (1 entry)
4. Tell me your favorite NP Brand (1 entry)
5. Can you tell me what the BB stands for? (1 entry)
6. Leave me your e-mail address (1 entry)
or send it to me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org