Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Queen of Unicorns Has Broken Ground

Doe Deere might be one of the most under rated makeup game-changers in this age. Because of her courage to go beyond the natural look, she spoke for millions of women who wanted more than the safe makeup of her time.

Growing up in Russia, she never had big aspirations. Her greatest dream was to become a musician, which she completed while living in New York at 17 years of age. Her life was centered around doing what she loved, and she wanted to express that in her image. When she couldn’t find the makeup to emulate what she wanted, she created it herself. With this new dream she moved to Los Angeles and created Lime Crime Makeup.

With Lime Crime Makeup there is nothing natural about your look. Bold colors and bright pigments are their foundation. Their lipsticks and shadows guarantee to make you the center of attention no matter where you go. Because of her outgoing personality, she landed her amazing husband whom she says has helped her realize her dreams more than once.

To achieve her new dream, she didn’t do anything half-way. Just like her bold move to halfway across the world for her music, she studied at FIT in New York to achieve her new dream. As the makeup world slowly adopted a look outside the neutral tones in 2008, Lime Crime became a centerpiece. Doe Deere was bringing out looks like dark lipsticks and bright unicorn hair to the in-crowd. Fast-forward to 2016, and celebrities right and left are following in this Russian dolls dream.

Now known as the “Queen of Unicorns”, Doe Deere is breaking new ground every chance she can. Her introduction on her website says, “I make makeup for boys and girls like me, who express themselves unapologetically. Lime Crime is freedom to be you”. How awesome is that?!

You can visit her website where she has a community to help you with your makeup adventure. Here you can find eye and lip makeup of all difference genres like heavy metal and unicorn lipstick. The most inspiring part of her website is the “#limecrime” link which takes you to the many people who support her cause. Get ready to be awed and inspired by the way people combine her makeup uses. Get ideas, share your love for crazy makeup, and hopefully create friendships thanks to Doe. As for what she plans in the future, to continue her dream to express through her makeup and famous unicorn hair.

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Maryland to Unveil another Kabbalah Center

For all the students of Kabbalah teachings, a new Kabbalah center established in Maryland is here to make their lives even easier. Maryland residents who are avid followers of the Kabbalah teachings will cut their trips to Los Angeles as they will be able to access the pool of resources and knowledge associated with Kabbalah in Maryland.
The Center will open its doors to those who want to quench their thirst for spiritual guidance on September 29th. During the opening ceremony, the center shall offer a beginners’ guide on the basics of the Kabbalistic practices.

During the re-opening, the center shall also offer discounts of 40% on purchase of books and literature that they will be selling. The center will also give teachings on the relationship of the practice to astrology. Kabbalah shares close ties with astrology; many Kabbalah leaders have even published books on astrology.

Since the building was acquired, it has remained closed to facilitate renovation and construction of the spaces that shall be used as lecture halls and study areas where books shall be availed. Through its headquarters, the center shall attempt to make the study of its traditions universal.

Kabbalah Center’s popularity in USA and across the world has been on the rise. Dr. Rachel Glick, a Clayton counselor, credits the Kabbalah Center with helping her overcome her fears, grow professionally, and build stronger relationships.

What makes the practice more attractive is the fact that you don’t need to be of any precise religion to practice it. Because of the scientific advancement and discoveries that are made, many people have shifted from the mainstream forms of worshiping and are trying to find something that is more “real” to them.

Kabbalah has also been adopted by celebrities. Madonna was reported to be an active member and even went ahead to reserve Fridays for visiting a Kabbalah center. Other stars, such as Ashton Kutcher and his soul mate Mia Kunis, have also shown their association with Kabbalah publicly.

For instance, Mr. Kutcher and Mia Kunis were spotted in Israel for the funeral service of Rabbi Philip Berg. The Kabbalah Center was established with the aim of spreading its teachings on unity and charity throughout the world and providing a platform where people can come and learn about it.

The Importance of Knowledge When It Comes to Online Reputation Management

What one doesn’t know could hurt him. This saying is especially true when it comes to online reputation management. People need to know a lot about what is going on with their own brands so that they could know whether or not there is a problem that needs to be addressed. For one thing, online reputation can be very unpredictable. This is especially true of a large corporation that involves a multitude of people. All that needs to happen is one person who is not the owner or in any position of leadership to step out of line. Then there will be a scandal.
This is why it is important for the brand owner to keep on top of everything that is happening with his brand. He will know when he has to make the tough decisions which may include getting rid of the problematic individual. Another reason to keep on top of the brand is so that one could know where the brand is moving away from the intended image. Therefore, the owner of the business could get his brand back on track. Running a business can be a full time job depending on the industry that one is in.

Fortunately, the business owner can hire help. There are online reputation management companies like that are familiar with the activity. They will keep track of everything that is going on with the brand. They will work out when it is time to do a press release. They are also involved in PR campaigns which are meant to improve on the image of the brand. They also know how to find every mention of the brand. One of the ways that they do that is by downloading a tool that tracks every mention. These tools are available to the business owner to download for himself.


Lime Crime Stays In the Middle


The makeup industry is filled with all types of different brands. People that are buying makeup have choices. There are expensive brands like Sephora and Revlon. There are also some cheaper brands like Omni Clear and LOVE Alpha. What Doe Deere has managed to do as the CEO of Lime Crime is fit her brand of makeup snugly in the middle. It isn’t expensive to the point that young women cannot afford it, but it also isn’t so cheap that consumers wonder if they are getting a quality product.  All part of the reason that Lime Crime is so popular with the major makeup buying sites like Doll’s Kill, as well as UrbanOutfitters.

There is an old adage that states that you get what you pay for. This is the simplest way to say that consumers have to pay for quality if they expect quality. Doe Deere knows how the cosmetics game is played, but she also knows her Lime Crime customer base. She knew that young girls would be the core of her fan base. There would be some limitations on making products that were overly expensive. She doesn’t have to make her prices astronomical to make a profit though. Lime Crime has the ability to stay comfortable in the middle ground with prices because Doe Dee has been able to cut expenses in other places.  She also has fun writing about the company on the official Lime Crime blog curated by Doe Deere herself.

First, she has stated that her products are the result of cruelty free testing. This is a boost to her marketing campaign. Now that there is some thought that other makeup companies may be testing products that result in animal cruelty is giving this brand a leg up on the competition.

Her second strategy for cutting costs deals is her ability to sort out the way that her customers are actually discovering Lime Crime. She has bypassed the fancy star studded commercials that some other companies are using to engage customers. This is where a large part of the money towards operation costs go for big companies. That is why these companies have such expensive products. Customers have to consume the cost of marketing that is spent to promote the products. With Lime Crime all of the marketing is done online. This allows her to lower prices, and make them more easily available on Amazon.


Madison Street Capital Named as a Nominee for the Prestigious 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor has officially named Madison Street Capital, a Chicago-based global investment banking company, as a nominee for the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The awards, extensively respected as an epitome of accomplishment in the financial sector, acknowledges excellence in striking deals, restructuring, as well as financing. In addition, the awards celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of top companies and specialists.

Nominations and recognitions

Madison Street Capital has landed two nominations: International and Industrials Deal of the Year (Below $100 million) and Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year. The former honors Madison Street Capital’s contribution in overseeing the purchase of Acuna & Asociados S.A by Dowco.

Charles Botchway statements

Charles Botchway, who serves as the CEO of Madison Street Capital expressed his gratitude for facilitating a loyal client Dowco with the purchase of Acuna & Asociados S.A. He said it was pleasure for his company to contest for the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year Award. Botchway said that Madison has a team of dealmakers who put a lot of effort to connect customers with growing and unique businesses that can meet their diverse desires for continued growth and prosperity.

Karl D’Cunha views

According to Karl D’Cunha, who serves as the Senior Managing Director of Madison, the Acuna & Asociados S.A’s acquisition was associated with a complicated cross-border transaction. He noted that the recognition was a motivation to him and the company as whole. Nominees will know their fates on November 9, 2016 during the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala that will be held at the New York Athletic Club.

Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is one of the fastest growing global investment banking companies committed to excellence, reliability, leadership and exceptional services of delivering corporate financial advisory services, financial opinions, mergers and acquisition proficiency, and valuation services. It addresses special needs of both public and private businesses. The company offers unique investment banking services and solutions that position clients to flourish in the international marketplace. The firm takes client’s goals and objectives and makes them its own. According to Madison Street Capital, emerging markets are the main components, which facilitate global growth of customers.

The company has established a strong client base across the globe due to its unconditional commitment to high level of excellence and professional standards. It believes in forging strong businesses and relationships within communities across the U.S. Through commitment to addressing the needs of its customers and philanthropic support to charitable organizations such as United Way, the company works tirelessly towards making a tangible difference within nation and international communities. Madison Street Capital’s lineup of specialists has unrivaled knowledge, experience and strong relationships: transforming it into one of the world’s leading mid-market investment banking companies.

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No Makeup, No Worries: Alicia Keys Reveals Her Clear Face

In recent years, much speculation has surrounded makeup. One side claims that women wear far too much and the other has invented terms to describe their flawless cosmetics, including “On fleek” and “On point.” Regardless of whatever side a person takes when it comes to wearing or ditching makeup, they still expect to see celebrities dressed to the nines. When Alicia Keys showed up to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) bare faced and looking as beautiful as ever, fans had mixed emotions.

With a smile that was as radiant, Keys debuted her face that was free from makeup. Though it was a tad surprising, especially being placed next to a makeup queen like Kim Kardashian, those who believe that the singer is more beautiful naturally were more than excited about her new standpoint. By claiming that not wearing makeup makes her feel empowered as a woman, Keys was not shy that night.

Though all that matters is Alicia’s happiness, her followers could not help but weigh in on the situation. With comments professing their excitement and that she looks more beautiful this way, social media was definitely buzzing with this news. On the opposing end, some fans were more than against Keys’ bare face and made comments claiming that she has gone too far. Some claimed that her anti-makeup movement will not corrupt them and that she can stop right now. With such controversial comments, Alicia Keys had to post an official statement about it: “Y’all, me being makeup free does not mean that I am anti-makeup. Do you!” Well, that is one way to put nosey fans in their place, right?

First Woman Ever Completes Stage 1 of American Ninja Warrior

Jessie Graff, a Los Angeles stuntwoman and long-time fan favorite on American Ninja Warrior, has set a new world record by becoming the first woman to ever complete the show’s grueling Stage 1. She demonstrated grit and upper-body strength by overcoming the Log Grip, Propeller Bar, Jumping Spider and Warped Wall on Monday, outperforming many male competitors. She’s previously completed the Los Angeles city final multiple times, making her victory on the Stage 1 course the culmination of years of hard work.

Her career has not been without its difficulties. With 145 pounds on her 5′ 8″ frame, she has been turned down for stunt work in some Hollywood studios, who consider her too muscular to represent their star actors. She had to lie on her resume to initially get work, but her reputation has grown with her ninja victories. She suffered a knee injury in season six of American Ninja Warrior, leading to extensive rehabilitation work. However, this former college athlete never gave up on her quest to dominate the obstacle course, citing her desire to show women that they can be physically powerful.

For the future, Jessie plans to continue working in Los Angeles, where she’s currently providing stunts for Supergirl. She’s also launching a new line of women’s work-out gear inspired by the outfits she’s worn on the show. Her fans have always loved her Wonder Woman and Green Lantern costumes, so she wants to make them available to the public.

Jessica Alba Joins Apple’s Newest Show

Apple’s upcoming reality show has just signed Jessica Alba as a mentor for up-and-coming app developers on the pending show Planet of the Apps. She joins fellow celebrities, Gary Vaynerchuk and Gwyneth Paltrow, all of who have dual careers as entrepreneurs and celebrities. While Apple has yet to release details of the show, the company is clearly focused on recruiting a star-studded cast to draw attention and balance out the inexperienced app developers currently being cast.

Jessica Alba may be best known for her appearances in The Fantastic Four and Dark Angel, but this raven-haired celebrity has been quietly building a billion dollar company. Based on her difficulties to find natural products during her own pregnancy, Alba’s The Honest Company has provided organic household goods since 2011, initially launching online and in Whole Foods and CostCo. Target stores later picked up the brand as well. The company has grown steadily and recently launched its Honest Beauty line of make-up.

Original online content is big business these days, with Netflix and Hulu signing multi-million dollar deals with big celebrities like Will Smith. Apple hasn’t specifically stated whether Planet of the Apps will be launched via iTunes or traditional television, but it would make sense for the innovative company to keep its show on its own distribution networks. With casting still under way and shooting yet to start, Planet of the Apps likely won’t be released until mid-2017.

The Most Epic Photo of All Time Brought to You by the 2016 VMAs

The 2016 VMAs was truly one for the record books. From Beyoncé’s out of this world performance depicting her new album, Lemonade, to Rihanna and Drake revealing the status of their relationship finally, this was a night for fans that they will talk about for decades. Of course, Kanye was given three minutes to pretty much say or do whatever he wanted and, like always, he did not disappoint. When the night came to a close and celebrities began heading to their after parties, the cameras were at the right place and at the right time for one of the most epic pictures of all time.

From left to right: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Steve Stoute and Lauren Branche, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and Diddy and Cassie. A bottle of wine with gorgeous glasses accented the table, and the dinner dishes had just been cleared. With each wife proudly standing behind her husband, there was not a single perfect smile not on full display. Fans of either of these stars cannot help but wonder what the conversations were possibly about. Perhaps money, fame, the epic performances given by most of the stars that night? Did they discuss their children, music, and current events? Regardless of what the topics of discussion included, this picture will probably be seen in record books next to musical and star perfection.

Former Trump Models: The Rules Don’t Apply to Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a strident position against illegal immigration. The billionaire has played to an audience that blames illegal immigrants for taking their jobs, promising he will deport them and even build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to keep immigrants out. It’s a popular stance with frustrated voters – but did Trump’s own Trump Model Management company violate immigration laws? Some of his former models say that’s exactly what it did.

In an interview with Mother Jones Magazine, Canadian citizen Rachel Blais revealed how she was hired by Trump’s agency and worked in the U.S. for six months in 2004 before she had the legal right to do so. Blais even appeared on Trump’s television show, The Apprentice, during that time period. Hers is not the only such report – other models tell similar stories of working illegally in the U.S., before the agency obtained their work visas. The women claim that Trump’s agency even advised them to lie to airport security staff that they were tourists when coming in and out of the country. They also say that they were housed in overcrowded and overpriced apartments and that a high percentage of their earnings as models went toward various fees they did not understand.

Trump Model Management was contacted and declined to comment on this breaking story.