Although it can sometimes pose a challenge, at only 33, Tina Dixson has figured out how to balance being a mom, running her own business, being a dependable, and dedicated employee, and have an exciting dating life. But it’s her love of lipstick, and her curiosity about the ingredients gives her the energy she needs to keep those late hours while cranking out tubes and tubes of lip pampering, buttery smooth lipstick. So what started as a personal hobby quickly turned into a paid business through the multiple requests of friends and family, and because she has an amazing heart, when a friend was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to create and sell a red lipstick for proceeds that would help with mounting medical cost. And THAT was the start of a real deal business.
Since I’m a fool for all things girly and skin friendly, I just had to pick her brain. The chat we had was treat enough, but Ms. Tina was sweet enough to gift me three of her full size color stick lipsticks, which I love, and because I couldn’t get enough I had to buy one more red matte lipstick for the fall. My favorite!!!!! I sleep in it sometimes… LOL! Just kidding! So because Tina is so dope, she also decided to gift all of my readers and followers 15% discount for online purchases!!!!! See what happens when you’re down with Fashion and Substance…. Fun reads and Sweet treats. Read on for the details and discount code.
Name: Tina Dixson
Location: Atlanta, GA.
Title: Founder of Mulah Cosmetics
Academics: Bachelors in H.R. - Devry
F&S: What does your average work week look like?
T.D: I’m up at 6:30 and my end of the regular work day varies depending on the week and day. It changes constantly. After I get off of work I spend time with my daughter and help her with homework and make sure her life, school and friends are all okay. After that, I am dating right now, so I try to make sometime for him, then I’ll take a little me time. I’m usually up ‘til about 3 A.M.
F&S: What are some of the lessons learned with running your own business?
T.D: Lots of lessons. I’ve learned to not really compare my business and products to what others in the industry are doing. In the beginning I would let myself become discouraged by doing that. You can’t look at what other people are doing. What’s for you, is for you. we all have our own time line.
F&S: What is your make up routine like in the mornings? How long does it take you?
T.D: I start with great skin care and moisturizer, then I’ll do very light contouring and bronzer. No foundation. Mascara, lipstick and then I’m out..
F&S: How has your own style influenced the selections you create?
T.D: I’m more classic. I like classic colors. Colors that are versatile. That’s what I envisioned when I started my line.
F&S: What’s your all time favorite nail polish color?
T.D: I’m a pink chic. I love shades of pink and I tend to go blues a lot too.
F&S: What are some of your beauty indulgences?
T.D: I love mascara. Even if I don’t do lipstick, I have to have mascara.
F&S: What secrets do you have that keeps your skin healthy and happy?
T.D: I use honey. It’s a natural moisturizer. I sneak it into the sauna at my gym and massage my face with it. And the STEAM! It just does something for your skin.
F&S: Your daughter. She’s fifteen. Is this make up wearing age? Or has she started already?
T.D: I’ve only allowed her to wear lip gloss. Now that she’s in high school I’m starting to let her explore with softer lipsticks, like soft pinks and nudes.
F&S: What’s your fashion addiction?
T.D: Shoes and Jeans. You can always catch me in jeans and heels.
F&S: What’s your definition of femininity?
T.D: To me that’s such a beautiful word. It’s embracing your womanhood.
F&S: Coffee or Hot Tea:
T.D: I love coffee. I could drink coffee all day long.
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