I sat down with Mia McDaniel, founder and owner of the Brand ZenSkinCo. she hails from College Park, GA but has found her home in Texas. As a woman with a knack for spirituality, presentation, and beautiful skin her brand is right in alignment with her values and standards. I linked up with her and actually was able to preview her product which she debuted not long ago a body oil by the name of “Touch” which is an essential oil of sandalwood infused with rose petals. Along with getting a sneak peak because that scent is pheeeewwww man just say it smells like “An amazing woman” speaking of such lets get to miss Mia about her brand.
So you incorporate spirituality and beauty, where did that decision come from?
People don’t understand that beauty truly comes from within, so you have to speak to that first. Then deal with the outside.
Is that something you had to deal with?
So when did you find your beauty?
[Ooooh, i discovered] I found my beauty after a failed relationship, a failed attempt on youtube. It was failed on my end I was comparing myself to others. After that is when i found my beauty. I was comparing myself to others.
How long have you been in the cosmetics industry?About 6-7 years and I’ve been the friend who always helps when others need assistance.When did that transform into self-care?
For me, it has always been a form of self care. [This is going to sound vain] if your skin looks like shit you aren’t going to feel good about yourself. So, how can you change that and fix it.So Zen who are unfamiliar is a state of tranquility(peace) and presence in the moment.
So MIA, what brings you peace?
Oooh wine[quick laughter], umm candles, quiet time… those are the three that I gotWhat words would you say describes the brand ZEN SKIN CO.?
…..(BRIEF DISCUSSION ON TANGENT AND PARALLELS TO QUESTION)I BELIEVE I AM MY BRAND SO VULNERABILITY AND CONFIDENCE. ANYONE WHO HAS WORN MY PRODUCT FEELS CONFIDENT.DO YOU FEEL THAT CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF?
SO WHO IS MIA?
SHE IS PERSONABLE, UNDERSTANDING, HELPFUL, A MOM, SHE IS FUNNY(LAUGHS)I THINK IM FUNNY, SHE IS VULNERABLE, A TAURUS A TRUE TAURUS.A TRUE Taurus….Taurus Tardy?
I love music, you love music, so a 6 song EP to describe MIA?
*masego and sir -ohh nah nah
*send it on – d’angelo
*the bloom – wale
*rolling hills – Jill Scott
*truth & desire – Kamasi Washington
* shot clock – Ella Mai
What is your desire through your Zen Skin Co.?
I want to create an experience of people essentially experiencing who they are, we are in such a place of covering up but wanting to be as natural as possible.
You discussed motherhood, what has your entrepreneurial endeavors taught you as far a role model to your daughter?
She LITERALLY watches everything I do. That even if I fail she doesn’t think that I’m a failure and she believes in more than I believe in myself. It taught me I can take the time to actually work and spend time as mother?
Any skin crushes?
Fucking Teyana Taylor’s skin is absolutely gorgeous….
After talking with Mia, she opened up my thoughts of beauty and how we in society brand it. How we look over what beauty means and also the strength behind internal zen and it’s synonymous relationship with beauty. This women is in motion. Her products are amazing her, her energy is intoxicating, and her heart is genuine. She is setting the stage for her daughter and sharing her gift with the world.
Find her and all her products at zenskinco.com
MIA, thank you for all that you are in this world!
Continue to keep the world in motion…