Make-up family time
Rosie's background is as a manager for MAC cosmetics in Harvey Nichols but when she had her first baby (six years ago) she decided she wanted to spend as much time with him as possible...
I didn’t want to miss out on bringing him up so I left my job to set up my own business as a freelance makeup artist. I still run this business and I have over twelve years’ experience in the industry – I’ve even been fortunate to work with VIP clients such as J K Rowling, Pippa Middleton and members of the Royal Family in Jordan.
As much as I’m passionate about and love doing makeup, I did feel like my income was capped – there was only so much work I could take on by myself and I was left with very little free time at weekends for my family. This left me feeling exhausted which put a strain on our family as we didn’t have any outside help, so I started to look for ways to supplement my income without the additional hours. I heard about the Forever business opportunity through a past client I followed on social media, and I was curious about how it might work for me. When we met I was blown away by the business model, incentive schemes and company values, so I literally signed up that evening! One of the biggest things that appealed to me was the quality of ingredients used in the products. Aloe vera is beneficial for skin health and it’s been used for thousands of years so I knew it wasn’t a fad. Gorgeous makeup starts with good skin and Forever Aloe Vera Gel now plays a significant role in my skincare routine.
It’s always been important to me to have my own career, income and sense of achievement, and for the past three years I’ve been fortunate enough to work my Forever business around my two young children and the makeup business. I love being my own boss as I am in complete control of my time and how I spend it. I can do all the school runs, I never miss a sports day and I don’t have to ask for time off when my children are sick! Being self-employed can sometimes feel isolating but it’s the opposite with Forever as I’m surrounded by people I now count as close friends. I have also increased my income, and Forever rewards my hard work by paying for me to go on all-expenses paid, five-star trips to amazing locations all over the world – including South Africa, Greece and Dubai. I’m even able to take my husband and children along so we have created the most incredible memories. It really means a lot to be able to show them what I’ve worked for!