Natalia Silva  & Eglė Bliumkiene - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Natalia Silva (Spain)
Age: 28
Company website (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

"This exchange has really helped me to strengthen myself, because thanks to Eglès I have gained confidence in my business and in myself, and it has opened the doors to new projects."

Host entrepreneur:
Eglė Bliumkiene (Lithuania)
Age: 35 (14 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Health, beauty and social services

"I gained a lot of experience in international relations and personal growth as a teacher (lecturer). It's also been very good for my business because customers see Sana Beauty as a more responsible beauty company and have more confidence."

Period of exchange: 02/2019 until 04/2019
Duration of exchange: 2 months




When Natalia Silva Martín from Spain applied for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, she was a young pharmacist and beautician who started her own cosmetics line, Blue Silk. She makes her cosmetic products in an artisanal and natural way, formulating them with Galician Minero Water. Natalia is a 5th generation pharmacist in her family with her own laboratory. She knew that nothing compares to real life experience, so she decided to participate in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. She contacted Eglė Bliumkienė, a cosmetologist who runs the cosmetic institute "Sana Beauty" in Kaunas in Lithuania. "Sana Beauty" was the perfect place to continue Natalia's training as an entrepreneur, because it offered the perfect conditions: an international environment and thus the opportunity to expand the vision of the world of health and beauty globally, and a different business model, but closely related to Natalia's business.




Eglė was interested in sharing her experience with natural cosmetics. She was also keen to meet a young pharmacist who made creams and understood her approach to skincare. Eglè and Natalia shared their experiences working with clients and their skin types. In their skin analysis, they focused on what certain skin types need. They took an in-depth look at different skin problems and the real and possible solutions to them. "We talked about marketing, sales concepts and goals. We tested the tools we use. We talked a lot about the importance of personal development of business personnel and internal process management. "We are delighted with the mutual friendship that has been formed and hope to continue it in the future as partners in the development of beauty products, international training or skin care consultations. "




Through this two-month experience, Eglė Bliumkienė has gained much experience in international relations and personal growth as a teacher (lecturer). Her company has increased its visibility and credibility. She emphasises not only cosmetics, but also personal contact and experience with customers. Thanks to this project, doors have opened for her to participate in other entrepreneurship projects that allow her to expand network and continue training. It has given her a new perspective on her business. Thanks to her participation in the programme, Natalia has grown both professionally and personally. Her time abroad has helped Natalia improve her skills, especially in marketing and skin analysis, which has boosted her confidence in her products. Now she has consolidated her cosmetics line and her product is. We encourage all entrepreneurs to participate in the programme because personal and business growth is invaluable!


For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

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Host entrepreneur's contact point:
European social entrepreneurship and innovative studies institute (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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