Boss Lady...Dainah King, Black Magic Tan Ireland
Happy New Year, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We had a fabulous break, our little ones are at such lovely ages now so we can really enjoy family time. It went by so fast but to be honest I am so glad to have a bit of routine back now that the kids are back to school!
So, our first blog post of the year is from our Boss Lady series! This week it is all about Dainah King, a fabulous lady and the owner of Black Magic Tan Ireland (My favourite tan, you can read a previous blog post I wrote here)
Tell me about yourself and your business?
My name is Dainah King, I am just turned 30 years old and live in Kildare. I’ve being a qualified beauty therapist for almost ten years and I started my own Tanning Brand business called Black Magic Tan Ireland just over a year ago.
What is your favourite quote?
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your Feet on the Ground”
Can you tell me about a time when you almost gave up, how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up?
I think it’s important to remember if you are doubting yourself or loosing your path/drive at any stage you should take a break, set some new goals and see how you can get back that passion for what you are doing. Also take a break from Social media, it can be a very negative thing comparing yourself to others. You must take the good with the bad and remember why you started in the first place and look how far you have come. If it’s something you still want, then get back into it and keep going!
What do you love about your job?
I love the beauty industry & working for myself, meeting my own goals and challenging myself. I think then when you reach certain achievements it means much more to you because you done it all for yourself. I also love learning new things every day.
What is the best career decision you have ever made?
To quit my full-time job doing what I hated just for the sake of a wage and taking the leap to work for myself.
How do you organise your time?
If I’m honest I am the worst person for time-management. It’s one of my biggest flaws!! I find it very hard to switch off also. In the beginning I was giving most of my time to my favourite part of the business (all the fun areas I enjoy) and as little to the boring tough parts but now I’m learning I must cover everything properly and trying my best to be better at organising myself.
How do you make decisions?
I really try to take time and think about the best outcome. Write down Pro’s & Con’s. If I still can’t decide after that I just go with my gut instinct, what’s the worst that can happen!
What has been your greatest achievement so far?
“Best Wedding Tan for 2017” from RSVP Magazine, and then little achievements meant a lot to me also for e.g doing my first Beauty Show stand & Launching my Website
What product do you buy time and time again?
I Always buy Jane Iredale Glow Time Foundation, I absolutely love it being using it for years.
What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Oh god that’s so tough to choose, I’d say a pair of Guess Jeans I bought years ago that still fit like brand new and I wear them all the time.
What do you do to relax?
My favourite thing to do is chill out at home, cook and watch movies with my Fiance & bulldog Arnie.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, the feedback I have been getting on the Boss Lady series is amazing. I think it's so motivating to read about other women in business and you all seem to agree!
You can find out more about Black Magic Tan Ireland and their products here.
Lots's of Love