Blacks in Business Review: Sunshine Reigns

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Feature: Sunshine Reigns

Anais Delights

Owner:   Sheree F. dba Sunshine Reigns

Website: Sunshinereignsspa.com

Anaisdelights.etsy.com

Instagram: @sunshine_reigns

@Anaisdelights

 

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What inspired you to open your own business?

I like to make people happy and feel better. I like to make it so that’s is easy for them to accomplish that feeling. Most of us don’t get pampered because we feel like we don’t have the time.  Sunshine Reigns represents all of that, I am a happy bubbly person. “I reign over hair!!”

Tell me a little about Anais Delights your beauty and skin care line?

Well, Anais is my daughters middle name and I added delights.

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What is the Sunshine Reigns mission, vision and values?

At Sunshine Reigns, our mission statement is that we take the stress out of relaxing. Our vision is to create an environment where you can unwind. If you’re on the go in Atlanta we can bring everything you love about the spa right to your hotel room or doorstep. We strive to provide a head to toe experience with soothing sensations and relaxation as our main focus continuously providing even the busiest person to be pampered when your precious time is essential. From the super mom to the business traveler we are here to help you refine, relax and REIGN.  Our values   every woman should be pampered and treated like a Queen, we provide a spa atmosphere with everything a Queen needs to relax, refine and REIGN right to her door. We enable queens to relax on THEIR terms without the stress. Queen, let me help you refine, relax and REIGN.

How did you come up with the unique names for your body butter and beauty items?

I tend to name the body butters after iconic black women in the fashion industry. So far, I have used Grace Jones, Josephine Baker and Billie Holiday. Others I plan on using; I can see an Eartha Kitt scent, I can also see a Michelle Obama or a Rihanna scent, they might not seem as though they are fashion icons but they are definitely in their own right, definitely Rihanna. As far as my men’s line is concerned I’ve been working on a few men’s fragrances and the only name that I have come up with is the NUMBER 44 and that of course is for Mr. Obama our former President.  Our names are fun and designed to give you a sense of what that fragrance is going to give you.  Our Eartha Kitt is a spicy flavor, she’s a spicy type of lady, our Billie Holiday is smooth, soft and womanly and our Josephine is a sexy and “here I am” type of scent. We have a three pack to purchase to test all fragrances available as well.

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What inspired you to create your own beauty line?

I’ve bene inspired to create my own beauty line because I like to work with my hands! I like to make something out of nothing and… “Butters just feel good and smell good! I’m a libra and I like things that make you feel good, make you feel pretty and girly so why not share that with other people.”

Where do you hope to see Sunshine Reigns in 5 years?

I hope to have hit that 20k mark on my Instagram, I hope to have a few ideas in my mind now in motion by then. I hope that I will be a pillar in the community I have a few ideas of things I would like to do in the community as my way of giving back. As always, I hope to be providing people with a way to relax and a way to unwind {and experience} that healing that Sunshine Reigns is, whether it’s a smile or a hug or a “hello gorgeous!” or a new hairdo or a bath bomb that helps you relax, I hope that in some way I was a part of helping to heal you either inside or out.

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Advice for those struggling to start a business?

“Keep going!” that’s the best advice I have for anyone up and coming. If you’re doing great “KEEP GOING” if you’re doing bad “KEEP GOING;” if you’re frustrated “KEEP GOING!” If you are motivated Keep going!! If you are unmet motivated “keep going” it doesn’t matter where you’re at in business the best thing you can do for yourself is to keep going. No matter what I you are putting in effort and you’re trying, it has nothing else to do but to succeed. If you tell the Universe what you want and you act upon it and you diligently work towards your goal and you keep going the Universe will always bless you.

Who has been your mentor during the development of both brands?

Unfortunately, right now I can’t say that I have a true mentor, but I have a group of women (Boss besties) that help me to stay motivated and people I can cultivate ideas with. It’s amazing to have a team of awesome of women behind me that make me feel great about being a “mompreneur” in this game. One of my friends is Ebony Knight her Instagram @therealebonyknight, she’s been an amazing person when it comes to keeping me motivated spiritually, she’s a comedian she keeps me happy and keeps me laughing. My Go to person for any questions (I call her my google) Is Shaniqua Dasher, she helped me get my etsy page up and running. She runs her own etsy shop selling tutus’ and also runs a Nonprofit organization where she works with kids, she’s a teacher she’s an author, an all-around BAD ASS CHICK, please follow at @dashercreations.

The other woman that keeps me motivated and pumped is Kelz. Kelz is an all-around rock star!! She does it all!! Kelz really does it all from modeling, to selling clothes, fashion design to reality TV among her many talents. Kelz is the woman in my life that allows me to look at what I’m doing and think I’ve taken on a lot but when I see her I’m not doing enough because she always has her hand in something! Please follow at @whoiskelz_

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What do you offer on the sunshine reigns website.

My website is a Hodge podge of ways to connect with me via Instagram or Facebook, you can also see work that I’m doing, you can see different projects I’m working on as well as specials I’m running. You can also book a service with me whether it be for nails, hair or a concierge service or you can purchase bath products there as well, your one stop shop everything Sunshine.

What legacy are you trying to leave the world?

Wow! Great Question! If anything, I want to leave behind a bit of a smile or happiness off a piece of ME! My kids are my legacy, they are everything that I hope is better within the world. I hope to provide them with a way to do what makes THEM happy because THIS makes me TRULY happy! Seeing a person come in with low self-esteem because their hair looks bad or maybe having a bad day whatever the case may be, after spending time with me they leave with pep in their step and a SMILE. THAT’S my legacy!! When you look at your life ten to twenty years from now, reminiscing, looking at pictures I will still be a part of those pictures! I want you to look at your hair and know that “sunshine used to rock my hair!!” or “wow I’ve been rocking with Sunshine 20-30 year!” I want my legacy to be “My hair is timeless” You become a walking billboard, a walking mode, a walking piece of art so no matter what you should always look good!!”

What is your favorite empowerment quote for women around the world.

Marianne McWilliamson although has been quoted my Nelson Mandela but it actually originates from a woman which makes it even better!!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually. Who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. You playing small does NOT serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in EVERYONE. And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

(Sunshine) This quote makes me feel like as long as you are shining as bright as you possibly can and doing more than you possibly can and being EVERYTHING you can be, everyone around you becomes greater as well and if we all shine as bright as we possibly  can we can’t help but to make the world a little bit greater ,a little bit happier and  a little brighter! That’s what Sunshine Reigns stands for, just trying to make things a little bit better.

Blog Review 

When I met Sunshine, her magnetic energy took me by surprise however I should’ve known with her eclectic style and eagerness to steer clear of societal norms. Sunshine greets you with a smile, cracks a joke to make you laugh, calls you beautiful just because and makes sure you know her and her business within minutes. Her energy, magnetic.  Before me was a woman with passion, a woman with a vision, a woman with a plan. Cosmetologist by day and product developer by dawn, Sunshine has crafted a brand in a league of its own. I was first introduced to the Anais Delights brand first as a sample. With stimulating scents and carefully crafted recipes, this Queen has set out to be your one stop shop to Relax, Refine and Reign.

After sampling some of her bath bombs, hand scrubs and body butters I decided on a butter and began impatiently waiting for my very own Anais Delights Body Butter. My skin yearned for moisture as the seasons changed, this Cali girls skin care regimen could not stand the test of Georgia’s fierce winter temperatures. I’ve lived with eczema my entire life and the winters can be difficult to treat it. My skin on my arms and back of my legs often goes dry, extremely itchy and uncomfortable. I am left with scarring to remind me of the days of my childhood where scratching became meditative almost trance like, I did anything to make the itch go away. I tried a sample of the body butter and instantly my skin was refreshed and immediately moisturized all without an oily build up. I continued use of the butter over the next few days and the redness drastically improved and I felt human again!  I noted my results and made sure to tell Sunshine and this inspired her to make a body butter that caters to eczema sufferers. When she says Queen crafted she means it. She was able to come up with a recipe that was powerful in protecting my skin through the harsh winter months and got me through until spring when my skin finally started to clear.  I hate to think what my skin would look like had I not met Sunshine. I can only be grateful that I met a woman of her caliber that loves her people just as much as I do.

The Sunshine Reigns brand is your full-service spa, be it mobile or in a spa location. Hair, nails, mini massages, bath and body care and most of all FUN. When you get Sunshine you get creativity, laughter, knowledge, ideas and did I mention laughter. You get the perfect environment to escape the anxiety of the day, the stress of the world and be pampered by a Queen!  I can’t wait to stock up on body butter for this coming winter and her bath scrub is AMAZING as well, the two go hand in hand for me when treating my eczema and overall skin care needs.  As always, her products are Queen crafted, for a Queen by a Queen, let Sunshine help you relax refine and REIGN.

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The next time you are looking for a special gift just because or looking to switch things make sure to contact @sunshinereigns for your very own personalized salon treatment today!

If you’re interested in sampling some of her unique skin care products check out anaisdelights.etsy.com (promo code TKRAY) for free gift!

 

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