T i s d a g 🌸
Morgonen vår har aldrig varit så smoth som idag. 👸🏽 är på skolan & nu ligger jag & latar mig. Taggar för kvällspass & morgondagen, då är de helg för mig och #photoshoot med @engblomsfotografier 😄 Ser ni fram emot något speciellt denna veckan finisar?
I've finally finished my cotton candy costume, and I'm the most pleased to say that all it cost me was 24 dollar!🍥💃🍥💃! The top and hat lights up but of course can't tell that from the photo. I'm so excited! I've acummulated a load of craft stuff over the years and I just knew that there was a new look in those boxes and bags just waiting to get together. I'm using it for Halloween this year but after that's over I will add wings and turn it into a candy fairy for renfest.
Zandra Cunningham, the founder and CEO of Zandra Beauty, an all-natural skincare line, started her company when she was just 9-years old.
Now, at age 17, her Buffalo, New York-based company has more than 40 products and is worth almost $500,000.
“My fascination with entrepreneurship began when I was 9 years old. It was totally a result of my dad's refusal to buy my beloved lip balm. His "NO" forced me to do the work and make my own,” she says.
She founded her first business, Azariah’s Innocence, a few days shy of her 10th birthday.
“My first products, lip balms, and whipped shea body butter, were sold at local farmer markets in the summer of 2010,” she explains. “I started with lip balms and body butter because these were products that I frequently used myself. The problem was most of the products I got at the mall would leave me dry, itchy and unhappy. I made it my mission to make products that smelled good and kept my skin soft without irritating it. I wanted to give girls a natural alternative to all those commercial products with yucky unhealthy ingredients.”
Zandra says her hope is to “inspire youth to take action and make things happen for themselves and their communities. I aspire to create natural products that promote healthy skin care regimens and motivate you daily.”
Somedays I pretend I know how to pose. ------------------------
This week's motivation: Fake it til you make it. In life we're never going to learn how to do everything, and we often don't start out with natural talent for the things we want to do but we shouldn't let it keep us from trying. If there is something you are interested in doing, read up about it, watch others doing it, ask others about it, but most importantly: try, try and try again. Okay, now I'm headed back to looking awkward until I can figure out my angles. -------------------------
I wore this outfit to last year's Lagos Fashion and Design Week. What do you like to wear to fashion shows? Necklace by @miss.kabi
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