Spring has Sprung and beauty is all around us just like our beautiful Featured DivaGirl for April, Nina La Costa! Nina is a Team Leader/Sales Rep with Avon, an Esthetician and owner of Nina’s Avon Boutique. My mother opened me up to the world of beauty. When she was young, her mother was an Avon Sales Rep who showed me that you don’t need a job outside of your home to support your family. Fast forward years later, she went to school to become an Esthetician and later signed up with Avon as a Sales Rep just like her. Now, she is pushing herself to become the best she can be in her personal life and in her entrepreneurial life too.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams -Oprah Winfrey
What is your definition of a leader?
My definition of a leader is someone who knows how to bring out the best in people. Anyone can be a “boss” but not everyone can motivate people and lead them to success. I’ve recently become a Team Leader with Avon Canada. It has allowed me the opportunity to lead other women into a life where they can support their family and achieve their dreams from anywhere, they want.
What are the (3) things you can’t live without?
My children. Once they were born, it made me realize that I had tapped into a whole other level of love. A good laugh. I absolutely love to laugh. Anyone that knows me knows that I love to laugh and make others laugh too. You don’t realize how it can change yours or another’s day. Last but not least, my tribe. You know…those few people who have your back 100%. The people who want to see you succeed and support you in whatever way they can.
What do you do to get fit, have fun and feel sexy?
I put on a cute outfit with some of my favorite Avon cosmetics. Feeling beautiful inside and out makes me feel empowered and gets me motivated to get outside, meet new people and help others achieve their dreams. There is nothing sexier than a DivaGirl out in the world making things happen. Am I right?!?!
What are (3) staple outfits in your closet?
I truly believe that every girl has to have a black dress that makes her feel fabulous. A cute top, stylish jean and your favorite pumps to complete a cute outfit. A robe!! Whether it’s a short and stylish silk robe or a long and plush robe…whatever one makes you feel at home and comfortable. Great for a lazy Sunday morning!
What is your definition of a Divagirl? How does being a DivaGirl make you feel empowered and inspired?
My definition of a DivaGirl is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after her dreams. Seeing so many women coming together to support each other empowers me to push forward with my dreams and to never give up on myself.
What are your three major accomplishments and why?
Becoming an entrepreneur has allowed me to do things and go places that working my 9-5 job just wouldn’t allow. Marrying the man of my dreams. There is nothing like having someone in your corner regardless of what life throws at you. Becoming a home owner was a game changer for me. There is a different sense of pride when you own your home and are building a life with your partner and children.
Aside from your family and close friends, who are your other outside influencers and how have they changed you?
Amelia Earhart. She soared to notoriety as a first female Aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Learning about her as an adult helped give me motivation to push through my obstacles and achieving my dreams regardless of whether someone has done it before.
If you can have dinner with someone from past, present, or future who would it be and why?
My father-in-law. He died before I had a chance to meet him. I wish I could have had a chance to meet him to know more about the family history, hear stories about my husband when he was young and introduce him to grandchildren that he never had the opportunity to meet.
What is the last book you read?
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. It has been a game changer for me.
What has been challenging for you as an entrepreneur? How did you overcome it?
It was really challenging managing being an entrepreneur and being a mama with my first child. I struggled for a while on my own before I realized that I needed to find the right balance for me. I got out and met other women in similar stages in life and got the support I needed to adjust my life so that I could excel in both.
What is the ONE word that best describes you?
Personable. Those closest to me always say that I don’t make people feel excluded. I always find a way to make people feel welcome.
What is your go to cheat food or comfort food of choice?
I love lasagna! To me, there is nothing like it! Regardless of where I am… a big plate of lasagna always make me feel at home.
Beauty, grace and determination. WOW!! Congrats on being our Featured DivaGirl. You can follow her on the following platforms.
Online Shop: https://www.avon.ca/boutique/ninalacosta
Facebook Group – Nina’s Avon Boutique