It’s taken me almost two months to debut this on the blog and I’m excited to share what my sister and I have been working on. Entrepreneurship is something I’ve always tried to steer clear up and up until recently I haven’t thought about my blog as a business. It’s always been a “hobby.” The thing about it is that time, energy, money, blood and sweat have gone into this. Side hustles are real and deserve to be looked at as more than hobbies.
That being said, my sister and I spent some time talking about collaborating on a joint venture that we affectionately call Radiant Rose. After losing our grandmother a few months ago, many of my family members started looking for ways to honor her. Since our grandmother’s name was Rose, my sister and I knew we wanted to incorporate her name in our brand some kind of way. Initially we thought Cashmere Rose would work but after a few days, we realized Radiant Rose was perfect because it captured our grandmother’s essence to a T. So what is Radiant Rose? I’m glad you asked.
Radiant Rose is a brand that offers vegan friendly cosmetics through a company known as SeneGence International, Inc. My sister and I first learned of this company through one of our Aunts and we saw how excited she was about it. Although I was initially apprehensive about doing anything entrepreneurial, my sister thought it would be a great idea for us to get involved. Now you’ve been following me long enough to know I’ve tried a boatload of cosmetic products from hair care to skincare so the last thing I wanted was to be a spokesperson for even more products. Sometimes “don’t knock it until you try it” still rings true.
The first products I’ve been fortunate to try are our Lipsense lipsticks. I’ve tried many matte lipsticks that claim to be long lasting AND transfer-proof but so far only two brands have gotten close to the mark. The Lipsense products? Well, they pretty much embody the mark. Once you apply three fast drying layers, your lipstick is here to stay until you decide you want to remove it. You can eat and not worry about seeing your lipstick on your food or face. You can drink your favorite coffee, tea, water, juice or wine and not see any smudges on your cup/glass. You can work out or make out with this lipstick (just covering all bases). And if you fall asleep in this lipstick, it will still be on your lips when you wake up. Since it doesn’t transfer, you don’t have to worry about reapplying this lipstick throughout the day which saves you product over time.
The Moment of Truth: Lipsense Try-on
I’m typically a bold lip girl but it’s been nice to see the way the nude colors work for me. Here are swatches of a few of the nude lip colors we have (note: all lipsense colors are worn with our lipsense glossy gloss):
Also, I am wearing the MakeSense Advanced Anti-Aging Foundation in Coffee, the ShadowSense cream to powder eyeshadow in Onyx on my brows and the LashSense eyelash conditioner and mascara on my eyelashes.
Be sure to stop by our shop page, Radiant Rose, as well as our Facebook page! We can’t wait to take you on this journey with us.