We had the good fortune of connecting with Amani Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amani, what is the most important factor behind your success?
What has made me the most successful in my business, are the relationships I’ve made in the short amount of time I’ve been open. These relationships have stemmed from friendships, word of mouth, etc. And from there, I’ve been able to meet some amazing people. Building personal relationships is of the utmost importance for me. I want to reach people beyond business. It’s such a crazy time we’re living in right now! Sometimes people just need a listening ear, and a great smelling candle to relieve stress, help them relax, and even ease some sorrow.  

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I make Coco-Soy Hemp candles. My craft allows me to be as creative as I want to be! From blending candle fragrances, to picking what wax melt molds I want to use…I have the power to create. And choose what direction I want the company to go in. I’m most proud of creating a quality product that people enjoy burning in their safe spaces. Hearing my candles are being used in their homes, offices, etc..makes me really proud of how far I’ve come in a short amount of time! It wasn’t as easy as one might think! I initially went into making candles with a very naive mindset! I found out very quickly that it wasn’t as easy as I THOUGHT! My first batch of candles looked great, but you couldn’t smell them when burning! With lots of help from Youtube, and fellow chandlers in Facebook groups..I am where I am today because of their help and advice.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
OOOO I love this!! I’m such a foodie!! I would take him/her to eat in Carlsbad: -Park 101 for lunch and drinks -Pizza port for dinner -Beach City for Smoothies -Harumama Ramen and Buns( You GOTTA love the little animal buns ) We would also go to: Au Savon de Provence Carlsbad -They have the best soap ever! Their main store is in Temecula and their sister store is in Carlsbad I would take her to San Diego for activities _La jolla to see the seals _Balboa Park to look at art _San Diego Zoo _Walk around Chicano Park to look at the murals I would take her to Grand Ave in Escondido: _Delight of France(Breakfast/Lunch) _Burger Bench _Kettle coffee and Tea _Mikko Sushi .

We’re 100% going to Seaport village! The list goes ON! Hahah!   

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out my mom for taking time out of her day and helping me with candle tasks that seem little, but make a big impact and savoy es me a lot of time! I’d like to shout out my dad for stopping what he’s doing to answer my million questions that I might have regarding business; he always has an answer. And if he doesn’t have the answer, he’ll find it for me expeditiously. I’d also like to make a BIG shout out to EVERY customer that has made a purchase from me!. Their support means everything to me, and I appreciate them so much! I also appreciate every post, repost/retweet, instastory, etc about Yo Soy Finesse!

Website: https://www.yosoyfinesse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yosoyfinesse/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YosoyFinesse

Image Credits
Vanessa Throgmorton_4 personal pics Amani Jones_Nonpersonal pics

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