My name is Rebecca Maybanks, and in January 2016, I decided I wanted to follow in my mothers footsteps and start up my own business, giving me the freedom to live my life my way.
I’d made the decision I was going to do it, but now what business was I going to start!? It had to be selling on Amazon, because that’s what my mum did, and I wanted her to be my mentor, I certainly was going to need all the help I can get. I’m not academic, and a bit slow on the uptake sometimes, but I am grafter, so knew I could do it if I put my mind to it.
Makeup Brushes! That was it, not sure why, but that was it, I am going to sell Makeup brushes. I had a full time job at the time, so in the mornings before work, and on my lunch, and after dinner, I would spend time researching makeup brushes, I made the decision I wanted to be animal cruelty free, there was no way I was being responsible for hurting another living thing (as I look into the eyes of my my cats Millie & Milo), and now my puppy Bernese Mountain Dog (to be found on Instagram @davethedog909) And pricing! what on earth would I charge!? Which leads me on nicely:
While trying to decide on everything, A friend leant me a book to read, Brandwashed -Tricks companies use to manipulate our minds and persuade us to buy. written by Martin Lindstrom.
Now I am not a slave to Brands, I really couldn’t care less, as long as I look good in it, it does what I want it to, and I feel sexy and confident in it, then I don’t mind what the label says, or how much it costs, and ACTUALLY reading this book, and going through this journey, I’m REALLY glad I’m not, I want my Brand to be honest, truthful, and something I can be proud of, I want to have a good product, at a good price, with a fair profit margin that I can be open and honest about, that will leave me and my customer feeling happy.
Anyway, so here we are, I now have 7 products under my Brand name Orchid Pure Beauty, and I am excited to share those with you, and hopefully you will like and want to try.
Thanks for reading.