We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristen Brown and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kristen, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
As a parent, I constantly remind myself to pencil in family time. I’m so used to creating a outline of the day that surrounds all my tasks. Closing my laptop and putting my phone down have become a new priority for me. She has helped me become mindful of my “multi-tasking.” That freedom to enjoy family time has been refreshing.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Gold Label Cosmetics is a black owned beauty brand that celebrates the beauty in deeper skin tones. I’m most proud of who we’ve helped! We’ve donated to organizations that assist women in hardships and young women embarking on a new stage in life. We’re about that uplifting life!
I got here by networking, hiring the right people., and trusting my gut. I heard nay-sayers and doubled down. Was it easy? No. It still isn’t BUT I enjoy the triumphs!
What’s been working for me is taking my emotions out of the equation. Asking myself the hard questions as if I’m someone else: Okay girl, now what? How are you going to fix this?
I want everyone to know Gold Label Cosmetics is rising up and taking luxury beauty to another level!
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.
In New York City, There’s so much to get into. Eat – Jean-George, Pastis, Omar’s Kitchen,
Drink – Las Lap, Mace, Zinc Bar, Thyme Bar, Rag Trader & Bo Peep Cocktail and Highball store.
Visit – The Shed, Radio Star Karaoke, Sour Mouse NYC(pool, ping pong, and live music),
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to Lea Gober, who though of suggesting me for this article. She’s been fearless and dedicated to her goals. I admire that woman and her amazing life.
photographer – JJ Valentin
Melva Jones @bakejproductions