We had the good fortune of connecting with A.MaRee Beauty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi A.MaRee, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I’ve always wanted to own my own business, but I didn’t know how and I was always thinking “Who would buy anything from you?” I guess it wasn’t my time, so I kept putting it off. When the pandemic hit and I lost my job, I went from scared to bored. With my stimilus check, I was like ” what better time to do it, than now!?” I did a little research and bought a lot of lash styles, spoke with my family for their input and decided to name my company after my brand name, A.MaRee Beauty, which I came up with AMBLavish! I watched a lot of YouTube on how to start up a website site and did just that. Promoted very softly and launched June 1, 2020.Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Well I am a full-time YouTube Creator, A.MaRee Beauty, as well as a new Black Owned Business Owner of AMBLavish! I have always walked as a unique woman. I’m always different, rather its my hair color or hair style, my clothing, my makeup. It’s always unique and colorful. So when it came down to my YouTube brand or my business, I knew it had to be colorful and unique. With running both by myself I’m still learning. I make mistakes everyday and probably won’t see it til a week or two later, but when I do catch the mistake I try to fix it by doing more research and looking to others on how they fixed it. I can’t say I know everything about being a YouTube Guru or being a successful Business Owner because if I did I would be RIGHT where I wanted to be in life! But I can say what I have learned is something I’ve never had which is patience. Oh if someone would have said “You have to be patient!” I would have second thought everything! But since I put myself in those shoes, I’m learning everything I do with A.MaRee Beauty and AMBLavish, I HAVE to be patient. But it is a BIG struggle, I’m not going to lie. Every idea and every video I believe is the BEST ONE yet and EVERYONE is going to love it and FINALLY see me, and that doesn’t happen. But I believe because I love what I do, I still go back to filming and uploading or creating products and upload it to my website. Building Confidence In A Unique Way is my story to all everyone. You want your confidence so high that you become someone else when you put on makeup! You want to be unique in a good way. You want that “Alter Ego” to come out and play! And while offering the world AMBLavish, the place to shop at for all your Lavish needs, tune in to A.MaRee Beauty for the help/guide to using the products you just purchased with makeup tutorials!Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well for the most part, I don’t get out much (which is a problem) because I don’t actually have “friends” but if I wanted to show someone around the beautiful Houston, Tx. The Galleria would be a MUST because it’s that shopping mall where you have access to everything in one spot and plus you never know what celebrity you will see! I love sports, so maybe a High School game! You have to go eat at Crab Queenz or Dan’s Seafood! I’m really big on Seafood, so of course I would offer that.Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Mom, because she believes in me so much that she would go out her way to try to help me. She as well has launched her business EllaCreation! I guess you can say that’s where I have learned my creativeness from, but my mom is way better than me! my Brother, for helping me with different products and helping me by advertising me all the time, he launched his own business WattsABull. My Sister, for believing in my brand and always there to help come up with idea’s and marketing suggestions, she has made all my clothing for my brand, she launched PrintsByUs. My Nieces, my youngest niece inspired me when it came to the lipgloss department and we spent many days and many night’s learning formula’s and how to actually make it. We worked so hard together on it and she launched her business GlossedByLay and my oldest niece (which I call my daughter) has always been creative and very smart, I always was able to go to her when I couldn’t understand something or needed help with something. She also launched her business VxyCo. My wife for staying up late nights with me helping with pricing, inventory list, researching, and all! She has routed me on from beginning! She never let up off me, even when I tried to give up! My two kings… my handsome son’s! Where would I be without them? My oldest (13 years old) love’s to help with all projects! Rather its making products, packing orders, going to the Post Office, to helping me with TikToks, recording my Reels, to showing me what’s hot at the moment so I will be on trend, but will get me in line if I live a second thinking I’m not someone’s mother lol. He be on my neck! But will tell the WORLD about his mama and how she is a famous YouTuber! And my youngest (9 years old) if your son don’t hype you up like mines, what are ya’ll doing!? Lol he always tell me I’m beautiful, he hypes me up when I’m trying to do the latest challenge, he is my walking advertisement! You can not hold a conversation with him without hearing about his mama video’s and “My mama sell lashes!” He make’s sure he tell everyone he come’s in contact with about his beautiful mama!
Youtube: A.MaRee Beauty
Other: my business instagram is @amblavish_