A sip of MimiCuteLips – Ingenio Boutique Mugs

Happy Friday Cuties,

It’s you a misty rain type of day in the DMV {DC, MD, VA} area. The temps are above 40 so I’m totally okay with it. I’m packing and getting ready for the Moguls in Media event in Philly tomorrow. If you are in the area grab a ticket {use my discount} and a friend then meet me there. The Style Medic and I will be road tripping up and would love to see you. Tune in to our chronicles on Instagram.

Right before Christmas I did some Small Biz shopping for me and Babe. I’m a small business owner myself so I totally know the struggle of marketing your product and getting actual pay customers.  That was a huge part of my motivation not to mention they had some really dope things. I tell y’all all the time that I believe my name should be on everything. No seriously I mean EVERYTHING and now I’ve added my face into the mix.

I am a lover of all things tea, growing up we drank ice tea all the time. As an adult I’ve become a lover of hot tea, I keep tea bags in my purse like an old lady; honey vanilla chamomile to be exact.  That leads to another addiction tea cups, I love them, I want them and I can’t get enough of them. When my Bloggy Boo Travelin Diva told me about Ingenio Boutique I checked them out, and immediately a few things warmed my soul. 1. Small Business Owner 2. Woman Owned 3. Black Woman Business Owner 4. Local.Then I discover she sells mugs, ummm EUREKA!

Taniesha is the business owner and her mission is to use her art and fashion to change the face of beautiful. She is showing the world that beauty is organic and natural and more importantly that it comes in all shapes, colors, sizes, hair lengths and textures! Indeed it does. She has a variety of designs you can easily pick from or like me you can customize it.

Some of her beautiful work!

Drawn by hand…

Ingenio Boutique Mugs

Handmade just for you

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Nana we love you

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A little girl stole my heart she calls me Mommy

This picture was the inspiration for my mug.

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Photo Credit: D. Todd

I told you I put my name on everything

When I received my finished product I was grinning from ear to ear. It is so cute, it is so me, it has my face and my name. Bonus: It actually looks like me.

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My custom Ingenio Boutique Mug

“My curl-swag is completely unbothered” @mimicutelips

Ingenio Boutique Mugs

This is my new office set up.

It is so cute I won’t drink out of it. I need to order another so I can actually drink from it.

Taniesha is the business owner and her mission is to use her art and fashion to change the face of beautiful. She is showing the world that beauty is organic and natural and more importantly that it comes in all shapes, colors, sizes, hair lengths and textures! Indeed it does. Check her out HERE! She makes them for any occasion, male or female, young or seasoned.

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Because our {My Mini Uzo Aduba aka Crazy Eyes} and I eyebrow greatness can’t be denied.

A sip of MimiCuteLips - Ingenio Boutique Mugs

What would you get on your mug? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.


Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Heather

    Fro Fit Mom-For the busy mom on the go!!

  2. Heather

    Fro Fit Mom-For the busy mom on the go!! Love your mug!

  3. Jeanette

    What a fun idea! I need to do this for my hubby for his birthday. I love the one you have it is SO cute!

  4. Rebecca B.

    These are great mugs that I know all my girlfriends would love!! I would like something to do with wine on mine 🙂

  5. lisa

    I love the mugs! They are cute, fun, and amazing looking. I love that they are hand painted!

  6. Miles L.

    This is a great mug. I think it’s creative and cute at the same time. Thanks for sharing this post.

  7. Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    These mugs are awesome. It has been a while since I have painted or used a Sharpie on a mug. It was a craft I was enjoying for quite some time. Yours are just so wonderful!

  8. Jesica H

    I love personalized items, for myself and for gifts! She does really beautiful work!

  9. Melissa

    These are super cute! I think it is so important to show everyone that beauty comes in all shapes, colors, sizes, hair lengths and textures. That is very true and I agree with you on that totally!By the way, this is the first time I am stopping by your blog and I used to live out that way, I am excited to read through your posts. Have a good time at the event!

  10. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Those coffee mugs are cute! If I were to have a special design on my coffee mug, I would want it to read, “Grandmothers are angels without wings.”

  11. OurFamilyWorld

    I love personalized items. The mug is adorable! I would love to see the name of my blog there and my logo.

  12. Lynndee

    Hmmm, I’m still thinking of what I’d get on my mug. Those are really nice and they’re drawn by hand, huh? How creative and brilliant!

  13. Bonnie @wemake7

    I absolutely love your new office set up! =) I love that mug too, I’m not sure what I would have on mine , I would have to think about it.

  14. Chubskulit Rose

    That is one sassy mug. I collect mugs so this makes me happY!

  15. Brianna

    so cute! I think I would get my blog tagline as well.

  16. Christine @MomsNCharge

    This is so darn cute! I’ll be ordering mine soon!

  17. Ashleigh

    Those cups are so beautiful. What a wonderful job you did, I love handmade items.

  18. kita

    I would love one with myself and my business then get one each with my kids and I on them. So one for my boy and one for my girl These are so cute.

  19. Marielle Altenor

    I wish I was that talented! The cute cup with “A little girl stole my heart she calls me Mommy” is going on my birthday wish list!

  20. Alison

    Wow! She’s quite talented and those mugs are amazingly cute! I’m with you on needed two – one for display and one to actually use!

  21. LaShon Renee

    Super cute! I love art and artist. I only wish I was talented in that way.

  22. Yona Williams

    I do that too…buy cute coffee mugs and never drink out of them. They are just too nice to. I love a hand-painted mug – they are so special. Taniesha does great work.

  23. Chasing Joy (Arlett) (@Chasing_Joy)

    I love having my name or initials on things too. I love the mug. It does look like you.

  24. Vashti (

    Ooh I want! I love tea and I love MUGS and these are cute! She’s so talented. I’m about to hit up her site now.

  25. Kiwi

    Mimi I am sold! I want my own cup! I am going to her store right now and getting my own custom mug she rocks!! I want her to make one in my image thanks for the connection we have to support our artist!

  26. Tyra

    I love this so much! Love supporting women owned and black owned businesses. Small business is something I am looking to support more this year!

  27. Ty

    I LOVE these! They are so creative & this is such a great idea! I love that they can be customized! I will be ordering soon.

  28. Patranila

    I love personalized items and I’d have to get like 10 of them because I couldn’t settle for just one!

  29. Holly

    I love tea too. I am sitting here drinking chamomile tea. Such cute mugs.

  30. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    Your mugs are so darn cute! I love the personal touches!

  31. Bernetta

    She is very talented! And yes I love Tea just like you. I have a too many to name!

  32. Valerie Robinson

    I love Taneisha’s mugs! I’m think of a design for my order and am loving your personalized one. Looks exactly like you!

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