What's up, Babez! Today I want to tell you a little bit about how I started CoRo and what it means to me.
I'm not much of a writer but every once in a while I feel the need to express myself and that’s what I want to do here. So, who am I?
My name is Nik and I created a brand called CoRo (I know, how original right?)
For starters, I’m an entrepreneur at heart. My mom tells me that as a kid all I wanted was to work for myself, to become my own boss.
As an adult, my biggest passion has always been beauty. It’s something that makes me happy and can change my mood within seconds. It's also something we have full control over; so why not use it for good?
I started CoRo with the intention of creating something beautiful for you, a reminder for you to come home and find your CoRo too. The name "CoRo" is an abbreviation of my middle name and my mother's middle name, Cocyese x Romedis, but the meaning behind the name is stronger. CoRo means "courage + compassion for you or for others." This is what CoRo is about - your relationship with yourself + your relationship with others.
I’ve always been a girl that loved fresh starts. I love the idea of turning the clock, starting over, and making today better than yesterday.
I’ve also always been a girl that loves to create. My first memory of any creative outlet was when I was 8 years old. I loved to wear press on nails. One day, my mom bought me some press on nails by KISS! I remember how much fun it was to pick out the colors, apply them to my nails, and admire them once they were finished. Since then, through all the changes of life, wearing press on nails has stayed a constant in my life.
BUT… we all have secrets.
I was also the girl with the voice of my insecurities telling me who I should be and what I should look like. I’ve been a girl that never felt good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or talented enough.
When I was a teenager, I had some pretty low self-esteem. I used to think that in order to be loved, I had to be someone other than myself. Like a lot of girls, I grew up with the idea that who I was wasn’t enough. So I tried to change into what other people wanted me to be.
My lack of confidence caused me to doubt myself and all of my capabilities. I didn’t know I w