This time last year I had this idea to start an independent unisex beauty line with an edge, celebrating self-belief and confidence. Nearly a year later my brand is still here offering three product on Amazon, but just about surviving. I started with £500 and have taken advantage as much as possible from free or small scale ads and marketing such as Facebook ads, ppc and influencers promoting my brand on social media. All the money I've generated so far has gone back into launching new products, restocking and marketing. I represent the team, it's just me and I have numerous ideas of how I'd like to expand the brand, add new products to my beauty line and advertise on a larger scale such as radio, television and beauty / lifestyle magazines.