I launched www.shopcourtalex.com, on April 6, 2018 at exactly 5:11 pm. I now sell handcrafted soaps, hair/skin butters, and jewelry. The Courtney Alexandria Empire now includes Courtney Alexandria Blog (this blog) and Beauty By Courtney Alexandria. Continue reading to learn more about the birth of the new edition to the Courtney Alexandria Empire.
Cruising down the aisle, examining the labels of various skin and hair products, sitting on the many of shelves, I wonder which to take home and try. I read the ingredients of the twentieth product, phone in hand, typing the ingredients into the web page to see what it does and would it help my skin and hair receive the much-needed moisture. After settling for the products purchased, I use it, and to my horror less than halfway through my day, my skin is ashy, dry, and cracked. It is the middle of summer I am showing my ashen greyed elbows and legs to the world. My hair is covered with a hat or head scarf because the product did not moisturize my hair enough and it is near impossible to comb through. For the umpteenth time my products had failed me, and now money has gone down the drain. My eczema is crying, begging me to scratch it raw, my skin is looking like a freshly erased chalkboard, and my skin is red from something in the product the has irritated my skin. I end up beyond annoyed and working an extra shift to make up for the lost funds.
I take a shower expecting to come out feeling wonderful and smelling divine. For a while, I do feel relaxed and fresh. As soon as I get ready to moisturize my skin, I start burning and scratching. Something in the soap made my skin irritated and my skin is not moisturized. I began researching for natural remedies, and at the age of 19, I started making my own soaps and hair/skin butters. Over the years, I created and used the products offered at Courtney Alexandria. I worked tirelessly to build my brand and offer my future customers the top of the line products handmade by me.
I can finally say that at the age of 24, 12 years after my claim, I am a business owner. I am not only making products for myself but for the people whos, skin and hair struggles resembled mine. I get to share my crafting abilities with my customers and allow them to smile as they finally find the products of their dreams.