Hi everyone, it's Diana!
Let the count down to 2019 begin! We're in the office for a few hours today trying to set up our vision board (which we will blog about in January) and of course finishing the year with a glass - actually a few glasses of Prosecco.
On June 2018, after many years of formulating and planning, my dream came true, Vo Beauty. . In what seemed like 10 long years in the skincare industry, the biggest challenges were turning my passion into a business and taking leaps into the unknown. Thankfully, through the encouragement of my family, friends and Instagram community (some of which are also my product testers), Vo Beauty is growing in leaps and bounds I never thought would be possible!
Here are a few milestones VoBeauty has achieved:
1. Hudson Bay took a chance on us and stocked us across Canada!
What a dream come true! We've always wanted to be in a big-boxed retail store and it came true for us in August. Toronto was the first location we got in and since then we're now in Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Calgary.
2. Seminar for DIY mask for your skin type
This was such a huge success and we couldn't be more thankful for our participants who traveled near and far to come for 2.5 hours on a Sunday for the workshop. The day was filled with so many educational topics such how to physically analyze their skin, the type of clays to use for their skin, and lastly which solutions or added boosters can be used to make the perfect mask. Overall, it was so fun and Keren Chen (@kombuchamaimi) provided us the most delicious and healthy Lavender white tea kombucha for the day.
3. Featured in Beauty Independent
We were featured in an article written by Beauty Independent, a digital publication that supports Natural wellness and beauty entrepreneurs discussing about their journey, process and innovative ideas. They have covered stories from some of our inspirational companies such as Indie Lee, Indie Expo, and Schmidt's Naturals so it was very exciting for us to have our first published article.
4. Our stockist has not only grown in business but as friends
I've met some of the most determined and passionate people who inspires me and I truly love working with Jennifer (The Truth Beauty), Jilly (Shopkitsu) and Elexa (thebeautyslayer). Our growing customer base who love what I make motivates me to continue and improve Vo Beauty each and every day.
Goals for 2019
- launch of gemstone rollers and more facial tools (10% pre-sale available on website)
- eye care, cleansers, and serums ;)
From what was just a one woman team has now grown into a team from Toronto to London! We are so excited to offer Vo Beauty into new markets and I have nothing but gratitude for all the hard work and dedication my team as done! Stay tuned for more shows in Toronto, New York and United Kingdom. . . This is just the beginning. Thank you for all your support. Only because of you, all this is possible.
Happy New Year everyone!!