Sit back, I'll try my hardest to keep this as brief as possible!
We were originally formed under the brand Tranquility Cosmetics back in 2017, back then I (Kimberley) was on maternity leave with my second child at the age of 21. I was a little stuck for things to do, so I decided to try my hand at making a few bath bombs and after a number of failed attempts, I managed it!
My imagination ran wild as I started thinking of all the things I could make, such as wax melts and room sprays then suddenly I had found myself a little side hustle. I found my route to escapism! Whilst I was getting creative I stopped worrying about the everyday stresses of life… that was until a week later when everything just exploded!
I found myself with queues outside my front door every night and having to hire two delivery drivers. I couldn’t believe it. After around three weeks I spoke with my family about letting a shop I had seen in the local area, they were a little sceptical but very supportive and the next day I viewed a shop and leased the space...
Sh*t just got real!
The shop makeover started and we worked night and day getting everything ready. When opening day came the queues started to build. When opening time came, panic set in and I thought to myself this isn’t real. Within the first few hours, we had sold out! All the stock we had spent days making was gone, the shelves were left bare and I knew it was going to be a long night ahead.
After the first few days, I realised I couldn’t carry on this way, we were working around the clock sleeping for a couple of hours as the stock we managed to make would sell out in a matter of hours.
I spent the next few days viewing warehouses with my Mum and stumbled across one which fitted our needs. Skip a year into the future and a lot of lessons learned, I'd found myself owning a business, working full-time with my husband, 18 staff, a retail shop and a manufacturing unit.
Fast-forward to now where we’ve moved to an even bigger manufacturing warehouse, increased our capacity and have since rebranded to Kimberley Cosmetics!
The scary thing is…. We’ve only just begun our journey!