So my sister Jen of Jael Custom Designs received a Pillow Box in the month of February from My Shade Of Brown. My Shade of Brown is a company that simplifies the tedious task of finding that “just right” beauty product. They cater to women of color and through partnerships with several companies conveniently place 4-5 sample sized products in a cute box delivered to your door monthly. After you try the products if one of them speaks to you, you can go to their website and purchase the regular sized item. Who doesn’t like to try before you buy?
I do not recommend or condone what I am about to say but…. I stole it (for approximately 5 minutes I was a thief)! I looked at all the goodies in that Pillow Box and fell in love with Big Girl Cosmetics Lip Shine Smooch No.55. I couldn’t help it, it spoke to me. It kept saying “take me home, she doesn’t wear lip stain like you do, I would look so pretty on you, take me home, she won’t mind, you’re family”.
Well she noticed me lingering around her Pillow Box and realized that my lip gloss was poppin’ and hers was missing. So I came clean and begged and begged to keep it. PLEeeeeeASE let me have this color it just compliments me so well…..Yeah I can’t do any criminal act I would sing like a canary. Eventually she gave in but not without a hefty negotiation that only sisters can understand. So in exchanged for two unnamed items I got my Smooch. Then it dawned on me after all that foolishness I could just go to the website and get my own. Oh well we were over due for a sister challenge anyway.
The most exciting thing about this was researching Big Girl Cosmetics. Big Girl Cosmetics Creative Director Kiley Russell established her company through a most profound circumstance. Everyone remembers the airing of Oprah when she gifted her entire audience a Pontiac G6. Well Russell was a member of that audience. A new vehicle was not essential for Russel so in what I consider to be great business sense she sold the Pontiac G6 and used the proceeds to accomplish her passion.
Now I have had the dream where Oprah just decides to randomly pay off all my bills and give me a little extra to build a home but Russell’s dream was a little more focused. *smiles*