A while ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Miss Madison Poole the 15-year-old owner of Princess M Cosmetics I met Madison and her mom a few years ago at Over Accessorized, Baltimore’s Ultimate Girl’s Night & Shopping Party.
Since meeting her and falling in love with her nail polish, Madison has built her nail polish brand into a full-fledged cosmetics line. This past week, she launched a new lippie collection offering lipgloss and matte lipstick!
Breakfast With Tiffani: How did you get started with Princess M?
Princess M: I have always been interested in cosmetology. I eventually want to be a cosmetologist and have my own hair products and provide basically everything cosmetics. I first started Princess M Nail Polish when I was 13 years old. Originally, I wanted to start selling lipstick but mom didn’t think that was a good idea.
Mom: Madison wanted to do lipstick first and I disagreed. I disagreed because she was 13. Not many parents would let their child wear lipstick at 13. I even said do lipgloss. She didn’t want to do lipgloss, she wanted to do lipstick. Madison’s creativity takes her far beyond her age level. She is definitely known for her nail polish. I think that we made a good decision to start with nail polish. As her parent and business manager, I think that I encouraged her to make the right decision.
BWT: With being a teenager in high school and a business owner, how do you manage it all?
Princess M: It’s a lot. Besides Princess M, I’m also a cheerleader, so it can be hard sometimes trying to balance Princess M, cheer, school and still try to enjoy my teenage years. Sometimes I miss out on things with my friends if I have a business event. But I have to remember to stay focused. My mom gives me pep talks to help motivate me when I feel like I want to quit.
BWT: I saw that you recently partnered with the youngest women to open their own beauty supply store in California. Tell me about that partnership. How did you get connected with KD Haircare?
Princess M: Someone tagged us in a post on Instagram and the girls reached out to us. We were able to start wholesaling with them and I’m really excited about that! I have never physically met them. So maybe we can go to California? *looks at mom and smiles*
Mom: Hahaha, I have been thinking about popping up and surprising them. I would really like to meet their mother. KD Haircare was online first and while they were looking for employment, their parents encouraged them to look into transiting to a storefront business.
Their process reminds me a lot of Madison’s. Their parents told them they would go half with them on the startup cost for the storefront. They already had revenue from their online business so their parents gave them half. Madison’s dad and I agreed to loan her the money with the intention of her paying us back. So we are definitely excited about this collaboration!
BWT: How has your faith impacted your success with Princess M?
Princess M: Honestly, whatever God tells me to do, I’m doing it! I know He has so much in store for me.
BWT: Where do you see Madison at 21… 25… 30?
Princess M: Well, I want to move to California to attend school. I don’t have a particular school, as long as it’s in California. At 21, I’m hoping that I will be starting the process of opening my own hair salon. By 25, I want to be able to sit back and bask in my accomplishments… on the beach!
Mom: Hahaha, Yeah, I’m going to be in the office and she’s gonna be on the beach.
Princess M: Mom, you can work half days, lol!
And with your work ethic and focus, you will definitely be enjoying the fruits of your labor by the age of 25! Thank you so much for your time, Madison and mom!
Stay connected with Madison via social media on Instagram and Facebook. Now you know I can’t NOT give away some of Madison’s cosmetics. Ladies, click here and like BWT on facebook for your chance to win a free polish and lippie. The giveaway ends Monday, Septemeber 25th. Best wishes!