This is the most exclusive information you’ll be able to find as of now that’s all about LovelyLai Cosmetics. You may be wondering why, what, when, and what is LovelyLai Cosmetics but, you’ll find out all of that in this post. The insights, the behind the scenes, before we even launched, & more.
With african american & teen-owned businesses being so hard to come by, learning about one is an opportunity you won’t come by often. In fact, only about 9.5% of businesses in the U.S. are black-owned.
The question is: how can I learn all about this business called LovelyLai Cosmetics? Well, that’s where this ultimate post comes into play.
About the Author
I’m Laila Hasben.
This is actually my first time writing a blog post so I’m super excited about it! I’m 14 years old and I started my business when I was 12 years old.
How did I reach so many people?
By telling my story, my life, & my journey to where I am now. So if you want to hear about my story, my life, my business, & my journey stick around!
Chapter 1: Short summary of my life before I started my business
Since I started my business at the age of 12 I’ll sum up most of my life before my business. I was always fun, energetic, super intelligent, a leader, & more since birth. I was singing and dancing at the age of 3 because I had to let my energy out somehow right?
When I started school I always liked learning. I was always the one with my hand up trying to participate, asking thousands of questions, and overall throwing myself into education. I’ve always had honor roll (A’s and once in a blue moon a B) I worked hard for my grades since kindergarten. In about 2nd grade I joined my school’s choir, joined a play because why not, and overall tried my hardest to get more involved in school besides academics.
Outside of school
I then started youtube in the summer of going from 6th to 7th. I’ve heard over and over how great my personality and how great I would be on anything revolving around a camera. So I said why not just have fun with it and see where it goes. So, I’ve been doing youtube since then, some months consistent some not ,but I plan to stay super consistent this year with youtube. I also have 3 siblings but before my sister was born about 2 years ago, it was just my 2 siblings, my parent, and I. We played board games all the time (competitive family) and would overall spend a lot of quality time together. I never was into any sports or any afterschool things besides choir I really focused on my education the most.
Chapter 2: What is LovelyLai Cosmetics? Why did I start it?
Since I’m a person who needs to be organized, a lot of things planned, and overall in control of my life I already knew what I wanted to do after highschool. Which is college and probably go for a major in the tech field. I’ve always been interested in phones,computers, etc. Then I got to thinking about how I could save for college but I knew I was under age to work so that was crossed off the list. And plus, I knew I didn’t really want a boss if you want to be honest. So, after tons of research a business popped in my mind and I said “yes. That’ll be what I will do to save”. I then started researching and decided I love lipgloss so why not create my own.
I then thought of what I don’t like about lipgloss and it’s definitely white gunk and especially stickiness. That’s how I knew how to make my lipgloss stand out from the others. I then put countless days into research and eventually came out with a product. All of my products are handmade and cruelty-free! I then launched my business in the middle of april but took down my site to redo everything. I then relaunched when I was 13 after my birthday around May 15th. All of my squeeze tubes were $6 and after I relaunched again in October I added wand tubes which are $10. All of my earnings then go to my savings for college!
Chapter 3: My business journey
If your starting a business more than likely, not a lot of people are going to know that in the world. So I used what I knew best to get more exposure for my business. I then created a instagram, twitter, tiktok, and also promoted my business on my youtube videos. The one page that really took off was my instagram @lovelylaicosmetics and then I started working with other people, receiving shoutouts, and overall lots of support! The first month of running my business it was slow but I stayed persistent and eventually a lot of great things started happening for my business!
I also started continued with my business during the school year from september of 2020 to june of 2021. I kept up all of my grades with honor roll each semester and was 100% submerged with my business with a relaunch, collabs, content creating, & more! Overall my journey that I have been on so far has been very exciting, hectic at times, lots experiences, and eventful. I can’t be anymore grateful or thankful for it all it’s only been a year but it felt like a lifetime.
Chapter 4: About my products
We’re proud to offer the highest quality, most unique lipgloss on the market today. From our beauty case to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention into each gloss. We hope you enjoy our work as much as we enjoy bringing it to you. In addition to all of our products features they all also are organic, cruelty-free, and also U.S. Made! Our price ranges from $3-$10 and also have a donation option for anyone who doesn’t want to purchase any products but wants to support in some way. You can shop our products using this link https://lovelylai2.square.site/ and thank you all for reading this blog and taking the time to get to know me and my business!
Have a great rest of your day!