Today we’d like to introduce you to Marquisa Jones.
Hi Marquisa, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
After having my daughter Lola who made me a mom of five (I already had two bonus kids and twin boys) I decided that going back to work full-time did not work for me. I was already making body and hair oil with CBD oil that was gifted to me for Lola because she had super sensitive skin. When I started to see the results, I knew that I had something on my hands. I began researching CBD and was amazed when I found out all the beauty benefits it held, from anti-aging to anti-inflammatory properties. I began to play with and try out different recipes and launched with just lip balm almost two years ago. We now carry everything from body scrubs to body butters, deodorants to lip kits, and much more. Lola’s Kisses was inspired by my daughter Lola and Faith. I want them to be straight-up boss chicks!!! This is their business but until they turn 18, I will run the business for them!! The goal is to give them hands on experience in entrepreneurship, teach them the value of hard work, and give them a foundation to dream freely create and their own legacies. While also creating beauty products that are safe all-natural and chemical-free.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
To be completely honest mompreuership has had its opens and downs. Finding balance has probably been the biggest struggle. Sleep is something I had to let go of, I am up early with the kids then up late making products and fulfilling orders. At times it can feel like a bit much but on those days, I just step back and remind myself to take things one day and one step at a time. The amount of joy I get from every order or positive customer review is worth being a little sleepy.
We’ve been impressed with Lola’s Kisses, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Lola’s Kisses as an all-natural beauty care line that is infused with top of the line CBD Oil. Our products are made to nourish, heal, and protect your hair, skin, and lips. We are made for all ages, skin types, and hair textures. We also sell plants and one-of-a-kind Lola’s Kisses merch.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
To follow your dreams and do your own thing, you have to be a risk-taker. Not giving a sh*t what others say and trusting myself even when things look bleak has been the biggest and most rewarding risk I have ever took.
- OG Recipe Lip Balm $5
- Lola’s Lip Kit $20
- Aloe Vera Plant $7
- Kiss Me Tie Dye Top $25
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.lolaskissesshop.com
- Instagram: @lolaskisseslipbalm