We had the good fortune of connecting with Delisa’e Malone and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Delisa’e, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
It gives me life! Helping other women look and feel their best self. Enhancing the beauty that’s already there. The Gemini women is said to be pretty, witty, and one of the most creative signs of the zodiac which is myself. I’ve always been fascinated with beauty specifically, makeup it’s one of my passions. Being a self-taught makeup artist prompted me to go to cosmetology school allowing me to expand my knowledge and flourish. False eyelashes always stuck out to me they’re so extravagant the way they draw attention to your eyes. I want women to embrace femininity and feel the best versions of themselves glamorous, luxurious, confident, sexy and empowered.What should our readers know about your business?
DK Minks is a Cruelty Free Luxury Mink Eyelash Line. We range. from natural to 25mm lashes. We are an online based store. what sets us apart from others is we are not just selling a product! We are knowledgeable about eyelashes and we will apply your lashes on you right after your purchase! Our lashes are handmade with high quality mink hair and our cotton band makes it comfortable to wear, DK Minks are extremely lightweight. Also sterilized and hypoallergenic and made with no added chemicals or dyes suitable for contact wearers or sensitive eyes. I am most excited about continuing my journey after having to adjust due to the pandemic. I’m where I am today by not quitting and truly having a love for beauty and helping other women feel the best versions of themselves with DK Minks creating a product women love! I never let the pandemic stop me it was one of my biggest challenges. I started my eyelash business in January of 2020 and I gained some momentum in February 0f 2020 I had so much to look forward to everything was coming together it was the most exciting time of my life! Then the pandemic hit in March and everything just stopped! Nobody was thinking about eyelashes it was a hard period. I dropped my prices and after the lockdown I switched things up I added a new collection and new faces. A lesson I learned along the way is some things are completely out of your control. And your not always gonna be motivated or inspired so be disciplined. DK Minks is all for inclusivity and we are a brand where ethics, expertise, and our environment are equal we guarantee the most sustainable cruelty free production process.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.
For the best breakfast in Midtown Houston The Breakfast Klub you have to try the wings! Take photos in front of the murals and graffiti walls Go shopping at the Galleria Experience Night life go to a club or hookah lounge Brunch at Dish Society Spend the day at Discovery Green Visit the Houston zoo Visit the downtown Aquarium Try In-N-Out Burger Go to Memorial city mall Dress up for a girls night and try food spots in the heights Take pictures in the heights at all the cool spots Visit City CentreShoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
To all who’ve supported my brand in any way shape or form. Thank you! To my parents, for always pushing me to be better being a positive influence inspiring me and going above and beyond supporting my dreams. Thank you! Ebony and DeWayne. To my sisters and brother, for always being supportive and looking out for my best interest. Thank you! Dev and Maya and Darrien.
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