Today’s feature goes to Temari Campbell of Chicago, Illinois. Temari is the new owner/ founder of Shine by Mari, a cosmetic line currently featuring lip glosses and body mists. After finishing up her logo, I had a chance to try 3 off her lipglosses last month and they are now my favorite everyday go to’s to keep my lips glossed for hours.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I currently have a small cosmetics line that started with six lipgloss colors. I now have 23 colors of lipgloss, four different lip balms scents and four body shimmers. I plan to branch out a little more next year.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO IT?
I started Shine by Mari to create a way for me to support myself while in college. My mom is a single parent and it’s basically just us so I wanted to help alleviate any worry she had on how to put both herself and me through college. I took my love of lipgloss and turned it into a business.
HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?
I try to stay on top of what’s poppin in the world of beauty. I watch videos and read magazines and I people watch a lot. People watching is the best way for me to stay creative. There’s something about a person’s face or style that triggers my brain into having light bulb moments.
WAS THERE EVER A TIME YOU WANTED TO QUIT?
No. I’m still fairly new to this and I’m learning a lot so it’s exciting. Juggling my schoolwork and activities, my job and building my business takes a toll sometimes because I don’t get a lot of sleep but my mom says that’s how you know you’re doing something great.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE ANOTHER YOUNG WOMAN WANTING TO START HER OWN BUSINESS?
Find your passion and pursue it. If it’s something you love, you’ll work harder at it than anything else and don’t stop until you are completely satisfied.
HOW DO YOU STAY ORGANIZED TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS FLOWING?
My mother. She really helps me in that department because I have so many things to do. The wonderful thing is, she makes sure I do the work. She tells me her opinion, asks what I think and if it’s a good idea. She’d say “Ok, go do it” so I spend a lot of time putting everything in order or finding things to help me stay on top of what’s next.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE APP TO USE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
I’m a fan of IG.
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR VERSE?
One that is taped to my mother’s mirror. I’m truly understanding what it means now. James 2:20 “Faith without works is dead” For me it means: To pray and ask God to bless my family, and I thank Him in advance by doing the work to show Him I’m preparing for the blessing. So not only do I believe He will, I know I’m physically and mentally prepared for when it happens.
Love, Temari of shine by mari
Instagram | @shinebybymari
"THIS WORLD IS FULL OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS, BOSS LADIES, AND MOMPRENURS WHO'VE MADE THE DECISION TO DO WHAT THEY LOVE. I KNOW, BECAUSE I GET TO WORK WITH SOME OF THEM EVERYDAY. THIS SERIES OF MY DIARY IS ALL ABOUT SHEDDING A LIGHT ON THEM AND BRINGING SOME INSPIRATION TO GIRLBOSSES EVERYWHERE."
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I’m a graphic designer and business bestie to entrepreneurs and start up brands. My daily tasks consist of designing websites, logos, invitations, and coaching girl bosses all while working from home. I’m a wife and mother of two, a 7 year old and a 2 year old. I’m also the founder of Girls & Goals.