I had the pleasure of getting in touch with Donna while I was organising for my Gift Guide (which you can see here – Christmas Gift Guide) this year!

She is such a lovely lady and I`m so excited for her to be here on Thoughts with N!

Naturally, I wanted you guys to see how awesome she is, so I`ve asked her some questions to let you guys get to know her a little!

1. SO excited you`re here!!! Can you tell us a little bit about you? 

Hello!! Thanks so much for having me. My name is Donna Ringwood. My husband, Steve and I are the co-owners of Ringwood Cosmetics. We were born and raised in New York and now reside in Arizona. We love desert living. We have been married 25 years and have two adult sons, Steven and Shawn. We have two daughter in laws, Jillian and Lindsey. They have blessed us with two absolutely amazing grandbabes, Lincoln and Sloan.

2. How old is your business and how did it come to be? 

We are a fairly new business but our family as a whole is a creative group, self starters. I have ALWAYS loved all aspects of beauty and it’s industry. Makeup, hair, skin…but not just only a women’s outside beauty though, I also care about what beauty is on the inside of a person, as well. So, to be 100% honest I don’t mind sharing with you that in November of 2018 I had a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. It was a preventative thing for me. I was incredibly fortunate not to have breast cancer. June of 2019 I had phase 2 to this surgery and I had a lot of time on my hands. I wanted to make the most of this time and that is when Steve and I decided to take a chance and start our business.

3. How do you find it is managing life AND entrepreneurship/writing? Any tips?

Oh gosh… I don’t know if there is an easy answer for that. We manage it pretty well together. What I am not good at, Steve is and vice versa. My best advice is to just keep going. Never ever give up… forward motion always.

4. What does the future look like for your business?

I am happy to say that we are growing and will be expanding our business with lipsticks, blush, eyeshadows and accessories. No matter how good the product, if it is not applied properly it just won’t look good. Brushes and applicators are so important.

5. Where does the name of your business come from?

It is our family name. Someday, I hope our grandchildren will be running the company and will be doing an interview reminiscing about their grandparents and how they started Ringwood Cosmetics.

6. Can you give one piece of advice before you go?

Just be yourself. There is no one like you in this world. You are original and prefect just as you are.

I had the pleasure of personally trying these products and WOW! AMAZING!

Please go show this small biz some love!

Thank you for being here Donna!

Love Always, N


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