Founders Q&A - November Edition

Christmas is coming up! Find out what's on our wish list, favourite travel destinations and what we learned from our first year in business.

 

What products are on your wishlist right now?

Rebecca: The Tata Harper Water Lock Moisturizer, Dyson Vacuum Cleaner & Mejuri Croissant Dome Hoops, Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Hydration Mask, honestly my list is so long

Tricia: The Dyson Airwrap Styler, the Dyson Pure Humidity+Cool Fan, a beautiful pair of fitted vegan dress pants (I’ve been looking forever!)


What is the one product on the market that you wish you created?

Rebecca: I wish I created the Beauty Blender. It’s genius!

Tricia: The entire Tata Harper line! I absolutely adore her.


What is your favourite product from HOLISTICK?

Rebecca: Bulan because it is an all-around great product! It’s so versatile and has helped me heal a lot of my skin problems.

Tricia: Champai Botanical Perfume because it was our first product and the Champaka flower was basically what started our business.


Why did you want to get into beauty, skincare and wellness?

Rebecca: I’ve always loved skincare - I want to create products that actually work to help my own skin problems as well as help other women who have similar skin issues.

Tricia: We weren’t allowed to wear perfumes at school so it got me thinking about how I can find a cleaner alternative - so we created it!


What is your favourite vacation destination?

Rebecca: BALI because of all the amazing memories & Mexico for the tacos and tequila!

Tricia: Thailand because the beaches, food and culture is sooo good


Who is your celebrity beauty/fashion inspiration?

Rebecca: Emily Ratajkowski - she is so effortlessly beautiful

Tricia: If you know me you’ll know it’s Jennifer Lopez forever!


What are your favourite stores in Toronto, Canada?

Rebecca & Tricia: Detox Market for all the natural beauty and skincare goods, Aritzia for all the fashion


If you were on a deserted island, what is the one product you must have?

Rebecca: Tatcha Dewy Moisturizer & Bulan Facial Oil

Tricia: Think Sport Sunscreen and Matahari because it’s so healing!


Name one product that you have not been able to find a cleaner alternative for?

Rebecca: Lash extensions and glue 

Tricia: Hair dye - if you know any salons that use cleaner hair dyes please let me know!


What is the one piece of advice you wish someone told you before starting a business?

Rebecca & Tricia: Always trademark and do as much as you can on your own


What is the one thing you didn’t expect from being in the beauty/wellness industry?

Rebecca & Tricia: How kind and supportive most people in the industry are


What is one beauty tip that your mom has passed down to you?

Rebecca: Aloe is life, use it for everything!

Tricia: Eat lots of fruits! She still makes me all the time 


What are your goals and dreams for HOLISTICK?

Rebecca & Tricia: To create unique products that are infused with our culture and to expand into other categories. Stay tuned to find out ;)


What have you learned from your first year of business?

Rebecca: To stay organized, be patient and to be mindful of where you spend your money

Tricia: That basically running a business is a lot more expensive and harder than you think. There will be lots of ups and downs but having a great business partner will help you enjoy the experience.