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Exploring Life & Business with Kamiyah Matthews of Sip With Style Beverage Covers and Blush On Me

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamiyah Matthews.

Hi Kamiyah, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Back in 2018, I started one of my very first businesses called Sip With Style Beverage Covers.

So before we heard about the word COVID-19, I used to go out gathering and I always see people covering their drinks with their hands, paper towels, or whatever they decided to use.

So as the time, months, days, and years go by, I said let me make something that people can use to cover their drinks when they are out. Like I didn’t want it to just be boring, so I made something sexy/classy that they can use.

I even made a place where they can use a straw. So how it got me to where I’m at today is now that I put my brand on all social media platforms I attract more customers.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
First, it was me making it hard and difficult because I was nervous, procrastinating, and didn’t think I could do it, or didn’t think it would sell.

So at first, I pushed it off for a year and then told myself to stop starting something if you going to think it wouldn’t work out. So then I started back and they still selling ever since.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Well, my very first business is called Sip With Style Beverage Covers. I made something fancy/classy back in 2018 for people to use when they are going out in public places to cover their drinks. I even made it to where they can use a straw if they wanted to.

Just something to keep them from using their hand and paper towels. My second business is I’m an aspiring makeup artist that been doing makeup for almost two years and took two makeup classes. The reason why I took classes is to learn how to put it on the right way. Back when I got married in 2011 that was my first time ever wearing makeup and then fell in love with it ever since.

So now, I have the confidence in the patience to do other faces. I also came out with my own blush palette cosmetic line That’s called Blush On Me. I came up with the name cause people always called me smiley cause that’s all my family/ friends see when I come around or when they come around. So I said I’ll add that to my brand. When doing makeup I want people to pay more attention to the smile that brings out the cheeks more was my goal.

I’m proud of how far I became I mean it’s been times I wanted to give up cause I wasn’t getting enough clients. But as I kept praying and praying I said I have to be more patient and let it come and it will get better. I always said when I grow up I wanted to be the face of CoverGirl or in somebody’s magazine.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I never really took any major risk other than leaving my 9 to 5 job to pursue my passion.

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