Starting A Cosmetic Line Month 8

Hey Hey Beautiful and welcome back! August was the literal WORST! Here’s another short post. Let’s jump right in.

August 2021 – Month 8: Planning, Formulating, & Making

August brought with it lots of uncertainty. I started the month strong. Then all of a sudden I started having problems breathing.

Simple things like taking a shower, rolling over, even sitting up were extremely tiring. I kept telling myself I wasn’t going to go to the hospital because I didn’t want to be in COVID high-risk areas. It got so bad I just couldn’t resist any longer.

I headed to urgent care and was there for a day. Once they determined it was not COVID, they transferred me by ambulance to the hospital. Turns out it was a good thing I went in for help.

I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my lung. I’d never had a blood clot before. I also hadn’t changed up my routine so I was unsure how I could even have a blood clot.

After about a week in the hospital, I was released to begin the long process of recovering at home. And it was a long recovery! Very painful and very tiring.

I wasn’t cleared to do any work. My doctor told me to just lay down, rest, and watch TV. So that’s what I did for over a month.

Needless to say there was no progress made toward my launch in August. I was in so much pain I couldn’t even be disappointed. I would rather launch right and when I was well. So I just saw this as a brief leave of absence.

Lesson learned – always put your health first.

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August caused me to really slow down and make myself a priority. Next month I’ll be easing into planning the launch.

Until then… stay beautiful!


About Quiana

Quiana Murray is the Founder of Spiked Beauty Co. where she formulates cosmetics that are vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and infused with WINE. Before founding Spiked Beauty Co., Quiana was an award-winning Entrepreneur, Sponsorship Strategist, and Speaker.