Collaborators series - Meet Tamiqua - founder and CEO of Queen Kisses!

Hi Godesses! Today we'd like to introduce you to one of our collaborators for the February XOXO box, Tamiqua! Tamiqua is the founder and CEO of Queen Kisses, an all-natural lip care line based in Tulsa. We love The branding behind Queen Kisses, and we are inspired by how a simple self care ritual like taking care of your lips can make you feel great! Read on for our interview with Tamiqua!

B.A.G. Box: Tell us a little bit about yourself (name, business, hobbies)

Tamiqua: Hi I'm Tamiqua CEO of Queen Kisses which is an all natural lip care line. I'm also a licensed dental assistant for almost 10 years. I'm the wife to my best high school friend, and we have a 5 -year-old daughter. We enjoy family trips, date nights often, and running my brand. I'm personally a huge Beyonce' fan!

B.A.G. Box: How did you get to where you are today?

Tamiqua: Well, I was discussing the issue to my husband about myself obtaining a second job to make extra money. He immediately reminded me that I was realistically too smart to keep giving my time (which is most valuable) away to other people. And that I should find a way to pay myself. After some deliberation about what my niche would be, I realized 'Well duh Tamiqua, you've been in dentistry for so long (which I still love), why not fix a constant problem of chapped lips?' when you visit the dentist, not only do we care for your teeth, we address your gums/cheeks/lips! The start-up costs of a lip scrub business (which is what QK was initially about) were low seeing as how most of the ingredients I already kept in my kitchen. 9 months after my business launched, I grew my lip scrub selection from 4 to 8, also added lip balms (4 different scents) to my product list and now I have an All Natural Lip care Line 😁 I honestly give lots of credit to my husband, who's always been my biggest fan and never let me lose sight of MY OWN GREATNESS throughout this whole process. He helps me stay focused on the days I'm not feeling like the Boss Ass Goddess I know I am!

B.A.G. Box: What does your self-care look like?

Tamiqua: My self care looks like a date night at a new restaurant with my husband, or a long hot bubble bath with some soulful jazz playing while I'm sipping my fav wine😁 I'm a huge fan of music also, and I love dancing, so my self care could look like any of those things!

B.A.G. Box: What is your favorite crystal?

Tamiqua: It would have to be the Aquamarine because it's my birthstone (Queen Aries here) and is said that the Aquamarine assists in speaking ones deepest and heartfelt truth among other things. I closely resonate with that, I kind of have a reputation as being pretty straightforward with my communication.

B.A.G. Box: What is your definition of a Boss Ass Goddess?

Tamiqua: My definition would consist of words like QUEEN, GO-GETTER, LEADER, HER SISTERS KEEPER, SERVITUDE...A woman who knows her worth and refuses to accept discounts. Who serves her community and never settles for mediocrity. She's been put in a position to help others and joyfully does so (no 'crab in a barrel' syndrome).

B.A.G. Box: What does the phrase collaboration over competition mean to you?

Tamiqua: That to me means realizing that we're all the same in a lot of aspects, and we are stronger together, not against each other! We all want similar things, great education for our kids and to give them a better head start that we had (growing up) I'm taking everybody to the top with me, who wants to come?

B.A.G. Box: How can our readers get in contact with you?

Tamiqua: I can be reached via my email, find Queen Kisses on FB (@QueenKisses)and on IG (@q_kisses) website is 💋

B.A.G. Box: Any upcoming events or products you would like for us to promote?

Tamiqua: Yes, I have an amazing V-day Kiss Me Kit available with lots of goodies to get you ready for V day festivities that include collaborations from 2 other Queens that I've reached out to...All Kiss Me Kits include free shipping all February! Also catch me locally (in Tulsa, Ok) at the V day pop-up shop on Feb.8th #supportyourlocalbusinesswomen

Queen Kisses Kiss Me Kit - available with free shipping through end of February!

The Queen Kisses Kiss Me Kit includes an aphrodisiac massage oil, a Queen Kisses lip scrub and lip balm set, and a custom color multi-use lipstick. The kit is also available with a yoni steam service if you are local to Tulsa. Find the Kiss Me Kit here

The Queen Kisses Lip scrub and lip balm kit was featured in our February XOXO box, available here and is also available as an individual item here or as part of a build-your-own B.A.G. Box here

We hope you were as inspired by Tamiqua as we are!

XOXO, Denshai & Chelsea