Ep. 11 | Rebuilding Yourself Back Up After Hitting Rock Bottom with Justine Martinson of Lipstick Empire Laserspa


Sometimes we're in a chapter in our lives where it seems like we're taking detours away from our dreams. There are situations that leave us feeling like we had lost everything and we can't see what's ahead.

If this is you right now, I hope this episode shines light for you because today's guest, Justine Martinson of Lipstick Empire recalls the story of when she was at her lowest, both in her career and mental health. She tells us how she rebuilt herself from there by acknowledging the power of her mind.

Looking back, Justine now refers to it as thee biggest blessing because THAT lead her to becoming the woman she is now— someone with an empire, using her business as a platform to encourage others AND give back financially to the community. I don't know about you, but that's my ultimate dream.

I have watched her speak a few times but there is always something I learn from her story. It never fails to ignite inspiration for me. Indeed, when you hit rock bottom, it means it's only uphill from there. Right?

She had a very early start and so as someone who is starting relatively very young as well, I naturally asked her how she rises up from inner fear and how she overcomes doubt from other people. It can be very debilitating when you're trying to realize your dream while also having to handle both internal and external challenges, don't you think? She now mentors other women so by the end, I seized the opportunity and opened up about one of my biggest insecurities in business right now.. I admire how vulnerable she lets herself be just so she can help others that may be going through the same thing.

Lipstick Empire celebrated their 3rd birthday last week, I was there, of course, grabbing a swagbag because I was one of the 25. But more than the goodies, when you know how she started and the story behind all of it, it was so humbling being able to be there to witness the success of her business & the kind of community Justine has built. I only hope that one day, I get to build something I can share and one that others celebrates with me as well.



About Justine Martinson

Justine has been a Medical Aesthetician and Laser Technician for over 10 years. She opened her first Spa in Edmonton in 2011 when she was 23 years old. Justine then went on to pursue a career in Dermatology working for the President of Dermatology in Canada. Her vast knowledge of the industry has made her a leader and a top advisor in the Medical Aesthetics world. Justine started Lipstick Empire in 2013 as a Cosmetic Consulting Company and then decided to open a brick and mortar store in the heart of Edmonton with the most advanced Lasers and Skincare on the market. In December of 2015, Justine launched Lipstick Empire LaserSpa. It is her life’s work and her passion.


As always,

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Nicole Constante