Interview: Ashley Briana of Pretty in Glam

Happy Humpday Wednesday everybody! I am so excited to bring todays Indie Maker Interview because this young lady is truly amazing. As a young mom and business women, Ashley Briana is the epitome of doing it all. I wish at 27 I had as much drive and determination as this rising star but she has definitely reminded me that its not too late.

So without further adieu, I present Ashley Briana of Pretty in Glam!!!!

Name: Ashley Briana
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Birthday: 9/15/1992

Q: Are you an early bird or night owl?
A: The early bird gets the worm! Lol I love waking up early and getting things done before everybody else.

Q: Stranded on a desert island, what 5 things would you must have?
A: If I’m stranded on a desert island five things I must have would be water, phone, nail polish, food, and a margarita to make it fun lol.

Q: What cartoon character best represents you?
A: I can’t really think of a cartoon character that represents me

Q: Night on the town with friends or evening alone at home?
A: Night on the town is definitely my choice because I don’t have them often so if it was up to me I’d love being with friends.

Q: Favorite 90s TV show or artist/song?
A: My favorite 90’s song is TLC no scrubs

Q: If you were an animal, what would it be and why?
A: If I were a animal I’d want to be a lion because they enjoy their lazy moments but their go getters lol and their the kings and queens of the jungle.

Q: Read a book or watch a movie?
A: I love movies I’d rather watch

Q: When and why did you decide to start a nail polish line and what makes your brand different?
A: As a little girl I’ve always loved nail polish. I collected various brands I would spend my last to buy nail polish and my mom hated it so one day she said “why don’t you just start your own line” and it stuck with me ever since. I wanted my brand to be different, I wanted it to stand out and actually mean something. Most people see my bottles and think it’s just a fancy bow but actually it has a meaning at least to me. The bow represents gifts and strength! We are gifts from god were alive to make a change that’s why I started my awareness collections to get people more aware and to give back to people who are going through or went through unfortunate things and events in life.

Q: What is one thing you’re willing to share that your customers would be surprised to know about you?
A: A lot of my customers don’t know that I’m a mother. My son means everything to me. He’s part of the reason my brand is here. Without him there will be no Pretty in Glam

Q: What advice/tips/best practices would you give someone wanting to start their own polish company?
A: My advice to anyone starting a polish company or any company is to NEVER give up especially on something you love and enjoy doing. GO FOR IT! No matter how hard it may seem or how expensive you think it might be. Try to stay as motivated as possible and have patience because it’s not going to be a overnight success story. I’m still learning how to be patient and to stay motivated.

Q: Besides your own, what other brands do you own/wear?
A: Since launching my brand I only wear my brand buttttt I love Essie , OPI, Glam polish, and for your nails only.

Q: Describe yourself in 5 words
A: I’m a girly, a go getter, Virgo, down to earth, and a fashionista

Q: What is one of you favorite collections or polishes you created?
A: My favorite collections from my brand are the different awareness collections ( will be a different awareness collection every month” because the colors represent the different awareness ribbons like October is breast cancer awareness month I have three different pinks for it called, “breakthrough, strength, and pinky promise”

Q: What are your top 3 favorite things to do? (Outside of making polish and filling orders…lol)
A: My top 3 favorite things to do besides working on my brand.. I love going out to eat and trying new restaurants, I love I love shopping (when I have the funds lol ) and I love spending time and traveling with my son.

Q: How did you come up with your company name and logo?
A: Pretty in Glam actually started off as my twitter name lol and I end up falling in love with it. My logo is simple because I want my brand to speak for itself.

Q: If you weren’t in the indie polish business, what’s another product you would have liked to create?
A: If I weren’t making nail polish I probably would be making lip gloss which I’ve started and will be launching my GLAM gloss winter collection soon

Q: Any spoilers that you care to share about future collections, products, etc?
A: Spoiler alert!!!! I will have a “night glow” collection with different types of glow in the dark polishes. The glows will be different colors so far I have green and purple

Q: In 10 words or less, what would be your brand slogan?
A: She who leaves a trail of GLAM is never forgotten.. let’s paint the world Pretty

Q: What do you love most about being an indie polish maker?
A: My favorite part about making the colors is trying new colors and ideas because you never know what you can create. “Romance” was made on accident and happens to be one of my top sellers.

Q: What other brand (just 1) would you like to collaborate with or have already collaborated with?
A: I would love to collaborate with “for your nails only” and even OPI.

Q: Favorite nail art technique?
A: My favorite nail art is cupcakes and bows of course and I LOVE the 3d flowers made with acrylic

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment to date with your brand?
A: My biggest accomplishment with my brand truly is that I started it and not just dreaming about it. I’m finally able to show the world my brand, it took me over 3+ years to actually start and have the funds to start Pretty in Glam it took A LOT of dedication, research, and money that I didn’t even have. Most people don’t know but instead of using my tax money to catch up on bills, taking a trip or simply just blowing it I put it all into starting Pretty in Glam and I don’t regret it at all because I’m living my dreams and I couldn’t be any more happier. Remember the brand because its here to stay.

Wow! Didn’t I tell you? AH-mazing! Here all this time I thought her bottles were just ‘cute’. I never occurred to me that there was an actual meaning behind them. If you haven’t already, be sure to checkout these meaningful bottles in my review on Lyric, here.

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Disclosure: The questions above were sent to the featured maker (FM) for review and response. The FM was advised they could omit responses from any question they were not comfortable with answering. The responses are directly from the FM and have not been altered in any way, shape or form. The comments and responses expressed in this interview are those of the FM and the FM alone.