Tuesday, September 23, 2008
"E-tailer Spotlight" ~ Overall Beauty
This week’s “e-tailer spotlight” features Overall Beauty. Kim’s slogan is “Where Beauty Has a Little Attitude”. This website is a one-stop beauty site. Kim has everything you could possibly be looking for. Kim’s website offers “deals of the day” and has beauty articles for you. Kim is knowledgeable in the beauty business. If you have beauty questions, just ask her. Kim is the author of 5 blogs. You will see them listed in her spotlight.
Take the time to visit Kim at www.overallbeauty.com , come back to our blog and post your comment about Kim, her website or products to be entered into a drawing for YOUR CHOICE of 2 of her mineral eye shadows. The drawing will be Monday, September 29, 2008. Maybe you will be the lucky lady!
E-tailer Spotlight Questionnaire
Tell me a little about yourself and/or your business.
My name is Kim Snyder and I am the proud owner of Overall Beauty. I am also a beauty blogger. I have been in business going on 5 years now.
How or why did you start your business?
Funny way to start a business, I was in a car accident and could no longer do the job I had. I was looking for something to do out of my home. I took a course in web design, passed it and my kid brother (owns a hosting company) thought I should start my own site. Looking for something I am totally passionate about (beauty & makeup products). I started
looking into what it would take to find and promote beauty based products. I
didn’t start out thinking about my own line of products, just wanted to help others get their products out there on the web. I started out carrying only two products, Lash Eyelash Enhancer and Mood Changing Nail Polish. Now we offer almost 300 by about 15+ different companies.
What kind of products do you carry or make?
Most of the products I offer are handcrafted by other small companies other than myself. I offer natural and organic skincare, organic massage candles, Beth Bender Beauty Get In Line Eye Stencils, Makeup DVD’s for Halloween and for brides just to name a few. I have started offering my own mineral makeup line and the number one product out there for eyelashes, Magic Lash Eyelash Enhancer. Which has been my number seller for 4 years running now!
Do you carry handmade products? Do you make them yourself?
I mostly have natural handcrafted skincare products by some really wonderful ladies. And even a few handmade cell phone bags I made myself. I crochet as well.
What’s your favorite product to make or create?
My favorite product is the Overall Beauty Minerals. I have found that there are colors of eye shadows I can’t find so I got to playing with colors and now offer about 20 colors. My other favorite product is Magic Lash. After reading and talking with others about the cost of eyelash extensions, wow I think Magic Lash is the best deal ever!
Do you have a storefront, sell strictly on-line or both?
I am right now only online.
Website and email address.
Do you have more than one website?
I have one main site:
Http://Overallbeauty.com and I have 5 sites/blogs going right now as well.
And coming soon:
Do you work at another job?
No. I have issues with authority. lol Been my own boss for too long now to be able to work for someone else. Love working with people just not for them.
What or who inspires you?
Getting a email from a customer surprised that yes I do ship to their country and wow Magic Lash works! I get lots of those. :) People inspire me knowing that what I offer makes them happy.
Do you have a favorite quote or saying?
“Do or do not ~ There is no try”. And “Change your Mind ~ Change your Life” I’m really big on believing in one’s self own personal power and self worth.
What advice would you offer to someone starting their own business?
Be totally passionate about what you want to offer. Be willing to learn what it takes to run a website because these days it doesn’t matter what you offer, you need a site. Be honest in all that you do. Try to treat others as if they are new found friends. If you can’t do something, find someone who can to help you. Never be too proud to ask for help. Be willing to give back as much as you take, either in time or product. Like anything else it’s all a matter of how much you are willing to do that makes a business work.