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Business Stories: How Brands Came To Life

Have you ever wondered about the captivating tales behind your favorite beauty brands? Those stories of perseverance, passion, and sheer determination that brought beloved products to life? Well, get ready to be inspired because we're about to embark on a journey through the emotional rollercoaster of business beginnings.

Picture this: a dreamer with a vision, armed with nothing but an idea and the unwavering belief that they can make a difference in the world of beauty. From humble beginnings in a kitchen or a tiny workshop, these brand owners poured their hearts and souls into creating something truly remarkable. It's not just about cosmetics or skincare; it's about a passion for beauty and a desire to empower others to feel confident and radiant in their own skin.

Brittany Pacsi from Liquilinks Business Story Feature at Collabarts
Brittany, Foundere of Liquilinks

Brittany knows the struggle with skin issues all too well – psoriasis has been her nemesis for years! Those rashes on her arms? Yep, blame it on the bacteria hitching a ride down when she washes her hands or face.

Then came her lightbulb moment: she repurposed her 2-year-old's silicone bib, cutting it up to fashion a barrier that kept water from trickling down her arms. Not only did this nifty trick solve her skin problems, but it also spared her sleeves and bathroom floor from getting drenched during her nightly skincare routine. And just like that, Liquibands – the newest addition to Liquilink's lineup – was born!

Made of antibacterial silicone, these bands are skin-safe and super flexible. Plus, let's talk about the colors – cute as can be!

Liquilinks business story at collabarts

But Brittany didn't stop there. Liquilinks now offers a whole range of skincare goodies, from face buffers to body buffers and even a scalp exfoliator. And guess what? Her customers rave about using them not just for beauty, but for everyday tasks like doing the dishes, changing car oil, and even bath time for the kiddos and pups!

Liquilinks business story at collabarts

The possibilities with Liquilinks are endless – a true transformation story in the making!

Michelle from DEMIblue Business Story Feature at Collabarts
Michelle, Founder of DEMIblue Nails

The brand name "Demi" holds a special place in Michelle's heart as it is her granddaughter's name, and the little one adores nail polish. As for Michelle, "Blue" stands out as her favorite color, symbolizing depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, and intelligence.

Inspired by her desire to provide women and children with a safer alternative, she aims to offer nail polishes free from toxic and harmful chemicals, which are often associated with cancers and developmental defects.

Michelle's mom had cancer and she noticed her mom had some sensitivity in her nails that was triggered by the chemicals on nail polish. With her experience in the health care industry, she knew these chemicals are not good for your body.

Eager to solve this problem and help her mom, she created DEMIblue, a vegan nail polish brand, so the future generation including her daughters and grand daughters won't ever have to experience the side effects of chemical induced products on their skin.

Julia from No Bad Days Business Story Feature at Collabarts
Julia, Founder of No Bad Days

Julia's professional background in Psychology and HR might not scream skincare or entrepreneurship, but she always felt destined for something beyond the typical 9-5 grind. Yearning to carve her own path, she delved into the world of skincare.

Her debut creation? The Himalayan Pink Salt Facial Spray – a game-changer she dreamed up because nothing quite like it existed on the market. Packed with natural goodness like Himalayan pink salt, watermelon juice, and Manuka, this non-active formula tackles redness, blemishes, and parched skin with ease. It worked wonders for her, and she knew it could do the same for others.

Julia's vision for No Bad Days? To be the real deal – a no-nonsense brand that delivers top-notch, New Zealand-made skincare products. Her goal is simple: to help people feel confident in their skin and uplift their spirits, one spritz at a time.

During the pandemic, Dericka embarked on her journey with F&B, fueled by a desire to be more intentional about the products she used on herself and her infant son's skin. She began crafting her own body butter, oils, and scrubs to ensure they contained 100% natural ingredients. Sharing her creations with family and friends, Dericka aimed to inspire them to switch to healthier skincare options, and the feedback she received was nothing short of phenomenal.

In 2021, a serendipitous discovery reignited Dericka's passion. Stumbling upon an old assignment from 4th grade, she was reminded of her childhood aspiration to "pour and spread love on everyone and everything." It was in that moment of reflection that she realized it was time to share her products with the world. Since childhood, Dericka had harbored the belief that her purpose was to spread love to others, and creating her skincare line provided her with the perfect avenue to do so.

With F&B, Dericka aims to not only promote self-love, self-care, and wellness but also to assist others in finding their own balance of loving themselves. Her journey exemplifies the transformative power of following one's passion and sharing love with the world through meaningful products and purpose-driven endeavors.

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