Lessons I've learnt on my way to launching ONDA Beauty
- Fear is negotiable. Don't let it win or take over. If you keep putting one foot in front of the other, after a while, when you turn around to look back, you'll be amazed how far you've come.
- When you’re on the right path, you'll know it. Everything and everyone will show up for you, and help make your dream a reality.
- Switching to natural products shouldn't come from a place of fear about what you’re doing wrong, but rather the desire to nourish yourself and develop self-care rituals that are deeply satisfying.
- Changing your skincare routine will keep your skin nourished beyond the type of products you use. Your skin gets bored with the same routine and will show it if you don't surprise it from time to time. Take a look at our starter kits for an easy way to swap your routine.
- Oil combats oil so don't be scared to use a face oil even if you have oily skin. It's probably just what you need.
- Just because something says it's natural or organic doesn't mean that's all it is. If you’re not sure about a product you are already using or want to try, you can ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know if it’s truly natural. And if it’s not we’ll suggest an alternative.
- Warning: piercing your ear cartilage to mark your next life opportunity is more painful than it looks, and worth (there's a 6-12 month healing process).
- If you are going to only change one product to a natural one, make it your deodorant. Here is my favorite.
- A toner/hydrasol is one product you might think you can do without but it's actually on my must-have list. A toner/hydrasol helps your skin to absorb your serums, face oils and moisturizers more effectively. In my opinion it’s the most overlooked and underestimated. We have one in our face starter kit, which is a great place to start.
- Lip scrub. Once you start you'll never go back. My go to is Henne.
- I never wore nail polish, almost always buffed, however since my friend Nadine Abramcyk started Ten Over Ten, I collect a new color every season and have the full set of base, top and remover, just in case I can't get into the salon. You can too because we stock it here.
- Never give up the pursuit of what really makes you happy. Everyone in your life will benefit, not just you.
I would love to help you with personal recommendations for the best products to suit your skin and lifestyle. You can send your questions to me here, and I will answer you back as quick as possible.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jaimie Baird Photography