Hello! My name is Julianne, I am so excited to share my passion with you. I thought of this business when I was at my previous career. I used to be in the social work and healthcare field. I helped people with resources, like food, housing, and medical care. It was a rewarding career and I learned a lot from my patients. However, as anyone will tell you in the social work field, it is very easy to experience burnout. I would schedule self care for me everyday to combat it. Some of the activities were going to a festival, reading a book, and skincare. I would put a mask on, take a spa shower, and have my skincare ritual everyday.
I was working at one of my jobs, I knew I wanted to do more of what made me happy, and at my desk, I dreamed of this business. I came up with the foundation, but I thought I wouldn't be able to do it, and moved forward with case management. When Covid hit, I was one of the people who lost their jobs. I was at home with nothing to do, so after a couple months of that, I decided to start Xi-ana's Bliss.
It has been an adventure from the beginning. I have learned a ton of new skills, and it has also taught me valuable lessons. I love my job though, it feels weird to call it a job since there is so much joy that comes from it.
Xi-ana's Bliss was created for people who are tired of buying products to only end up throwing them away due to them creating more skin problems. I have sensitive skin, eczema, and acne. I know the routine of looking at the store, reading ingredients, hoping it will work, going home and putting it on, then finding your skin red and itchy. One more product that wasted money.
I wanted to feel beautiful and have glowing skin like everybody else, but it seemed like nothing worked. So, I spent years researching what worked well with different skin conditions. I would buy ingredients and make them in my little studio apartment. I would test them out and eventually, my acne was gone, my eczema vanished, and I was able to wear spaghetti straps and shorts. I had a new confidence that I had never experienced before.
This business and my life journey has really about finding confidence and standing up for what you believe in. I had decided at first not to do this business, because of lack of confidence. I grew up being embarrassed of my skin. I know I am not the only person who has struggled with feeling confident. This is why Xi-ana's Bliss is my passion. This business encourages women to love themselves, to feel confident, to create time for self care, and to love the skin they have. Here's to no more hiding at the swimming pool, no more being afraid to speak up, and yes to healthy beautiful skin!
Denver, CO, USA