Hi everyone! Today's featured Etsian is someone I am very excited to tell you about! Jackie of Noella Beauty Works hand makes completely natural mineral makeup! She has lots of gorgeous eyeshadow colors, as well as foundations for any skin color, concealer, and blush. She uses only natural ingredients in her makeup, with no synthetic dyes or fragrances, no preservatives, and no parabens.
Jackie was kind enough to let me interview her for this post!
Tell us a little bit about yourself: My name is Jackie. I'm 21 years old and I'm currently going to school for Visual Communications. I live in a little apartment with my boyfriend, Aziz and our two cats, Scout and Marissa. I spend the mornings in school, the afternoons and evenings in my studio working and I also work at a coffee shop once a week.
And your shop:
My shop is full of all natural, mineral cosmetics, handmade by me. I carry custom blended foundation, blushes, concealer and eyeshadows. I've been slowly expanding but I do plan to expand much more. As you can see however, my schedule makes it difficult. I imagine come summer, when I am not in school I will be expanding much more.
Why natural mineral makeup?
I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. After discovering how to make my own makeup I decided to formulate a blend of cosmetics that didn't contain any of the ingredients that irritated or broke out my skin. I liked it and so did my relatives and friends that tried it. I ended up selling the cosmetics in my Mom's Hair Salon and got a good response. A lot of people have sensitive skin and I wanted offer a cosmetic that worked well, and was pure and non irritating.
What is the inspiration behind the beautiful colors in your products?
I have a tendency to create more colors that suit my taste. As you see, there are many neutrals and a lot of greens :) Those are my colors. However, I get a lot of inspiration from the changing seasons and fashion. I like to look through magazines and find outfits that inspire a color or collection as well.
Is there anything else you would like to share? (feel free to be completely random if you like:))
I LOVE the country. When I finally settle down I want a house in the middle of nowhere with a lot of land, a big empty and tamed field and some woods. I want my house to be on a hill so that that when I sit on my balcony I can see over the trees below onto a lake or mountains.
Any advice for other sellers?
Get your name out there. I know it seems cliché and obvious but really- get your name out. And even when you feel like it’s out- keep going. Never, ever let a customer down and if you do- fix it. Be original in your work. Work hard. Have fun :)
Where else can we find you besides Etsy?
I currently only sell on Etsy but you can find my facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/noellabeautyworks , you can find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/noellabeauty and you can read about Noella Beauty Works at www.noellabeautyworks.blogspot.com
Jackie thank you so much for letting me feature you on my blog! I really love your makeup and I will be ordering some in the near future! *Review post alert!*
I hope you all enjoyed this! Have a great day!!