Browse Month: September 2015

Lime Crime is Simply Divine!

If you haven’t heard of Lime Crime Cosmetics, then you are missing out! When I first came across Lime Crime, it was love at first site. Their website is so bright and fun, it makes you want to explore all that it offers. After reading through their site, how couldn’t I be excited to become their next customer. Not only are they a cruelty free line of cosmetics, they are also 100% vegan! Doe Deere, the Founder and CEO of Lime Crime, started the company on a “few hundred bucks and a dream”. She now owns one of the greatest cosmetic stores you can find online. From bold lipsticks to eye-popping eyeliners, she provides some of the highest pigmented cosmetics known to the market. With a gorgeous array of colors to choose from, Lime Crime has something for every style.

What I am most excited about are their Velvetines collection, a liquid to matte lipstick. Available in 16 beautiful colors, all in a lip gloss style tube. It applies just like a lip gloss, but dries into the most perfect matte. Full of pigment and transfer-proof, Velvetines are built to last. With the ability to blend smoothly, the color options are endless! Which is a plus for me, because I love to mix things up.

Next is a sparkle lovers dream come true, their line of Zodiac Glitters. A cosmetic glitter available in 12 colors and inspired by the signs of the Zodiac. These glitters truly stand out with their multi-dimensional color. Paired with Lime Crime’s Glitter Helper, even the smallest amount of glitter lasts all day. Glitter Helper is an easy to apply, water-resistant glitter adhesive that is eye safe and can be used over eye shadow or alone.

Speaking of nail polish, Lime Crime’s line of nail polish is inspired by delicious confectionary delights. Doting their signature unicorn on the bottle, and filled with the prettiest pastel neon colors you can imagine. I’m so fond of all 5 shades available. My favorites being Once In A Blue Mousse, a creamy sky blue, and Parfait Day, the most perfect pink. All of their nail polish is free of Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde and Toluene, the toxic-trio found in several commercial brands.

Lime Crime’s Venus: The Grunge Palette is a beautiful 8 color eye shadow palette inspired by Mash Botticelli’s classical painting twisted with 90s style rebellion. It is the perfect palette for day or night. From deep reds to rusty browns, it really gives me great color choices for both neutral and bold looks.

Lime Crime offers several other products like Carousel Gloss, a hyper pigmented lip gloss packed full of glitter. If you’re wanting a company that makes your makeup dreams come true, then Lime Crime is the place for you!

Handy Cleaning Saved My Life

I have used our local cleaning service for many years. However, I can say that I have been so unhappy with the cleaning they have done. I kept giving them the benefit of the doubt, but this company was sending a new worker out each time, and none of them was familiar with my house. They were constantly late and I had just had it. While browsing Google one night, I saw an ad for Handy housecleaning that was on my smartphone. I thought I was seeing things because now you can schedule your house cleaning services on your phones. I downloaded the app just to see what it was all about.

Itunes’ Handy is a cleaning company based out of California by a man named Weina Scott. The company was started back in 2012, so they are rather new. I entered some information like the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms I had, and then I put my phone number in and requested a quote. Within a few hours, I had a call from a lady in customer service. It appears that their customer service department is open 24/7. This is something that you just don’t normally see with other cleaning companies. She was so friendly and explained the whole basis of their services to me. They are in 28 cities across the country, and one of them happens to be my Texas town. She scheduled a service call for the following week and told me the name of the person who would be in contact with me. She also said that I would receive a message on my cell phone when the person was about an hour away. This would allow me to let them in or make arrangements for a key.

I waited that Tuesday for a text and sure enough, like promised it came in at around an hour before hand. Jennifer was the clerk they sent to my home, and she was as bubbly as they come. She was super friendly and knew exactly how to come in and get started. It’s a big house, so they told me it would take her about 3-4 hours of time. I went to another wing of the house and let her do her thing. When I came back out, I found that Jennifer had found some candles I had and other scents in the house. She lit them for me and had my home smelling like fresh baking cake from the candles. I thought it was a bold move, but she told me she could tell I liked that kind of stuff so she took the liberty. I loved that she took the initiative and did things that I usually love but don’t have time to do myself.

I can schedule my next appointment and rave about my cleaning lady. I still have Jennifer and she still makes my house smell great whenever she comes through. She’s like one of the family now.

Brad Reifler Expands His Investment Services Around The World

In the southeastern state of New York resides a prominent entrepreneur
who is a true leader in the competitive corporate sector. He embarked
on his career after earning a Political Science and Economics degree
from Bowdoin College in 1981. Notably, Brad Reifler is currently thefounder of Forefront Capital where he has expanded their services in
New York City and in major cities around the world.

Reifler’s admirable educational training at Bowdoin College in addition to his
entrepreneurial ventures helped him gain a practical understanding of
the business industry. Immediately after he completed his college
pursuits, he founded Reifler Trading Corporation in 1982, which was a
lucrative company that specialized in global derivatives. His great
success at this leading entity led to the launch of Pali Capital
approximately 13 years later. As the founder and Chief Executive
Officer, he contributed to the corporation’s increasing revenue to
over $200 million per a year. He also expanded Pali Capital’s services
to the United Kingdom, Latin America, Singapore, and Austria.

After serving as the head director of Pali Capital for roughly 13
years, Reifler developed Forefront Capital in 2014. With growing
knowledge in the investment industry, his executive team envisioned a
goal in which they could present the best portfolio of asset
management products to well-respected and high net worth
professionals. According to their informative website, this renowned
corporation currently offers assistance with investment banking,
capital markets, direct loans, as well as other specialty finance
solutions. Most prominently, the Forefront Capital advisors are
skilled in structuring the best portfolios to mitigate risks and
increase substantial profits.

Also on the Forefront Capital website is the corporation’s investment
policy labeled “Who We Are.”  Moreover, Reuters said that Reifler and his management
team view their partnerships as an integral component of their
advisory services. Along with sustaining substantial relationships,
Forefront Capital also skillfully aligns the clients interest with
proprietary capital in order to ensure the most desirable returns.
Essentially, their extensive selection of public and private
investment vehicles is meticulously structured to minimize risk and
increase profits regardless of the market trends.

Remarkably, his experience in trading,
asset management, hedge funds, financial structuring, investment
strategies, and derivatives assist him in positively impacting the

Facts About Skout’s Fuse Acquisition

Skout is a social application that has made it possible for over 500 million people from many different countries of the world to be connected. The company has recently also bought Fuse, an application that uses the phone address book to create friends. Fuse has an easy interface that is easy to navigate and it gives users better and much simpler tools to create their social networks from the contacts on either the mobile phone or tablet. The app is mostly liked by people on the go, and they can easily create a ‘fuse’ that makes photos and messages posted automatically dissapear in a few minutes. The same feature can make the same messages and photos disappear forever.

Fuse uses initials to identify people by their cell numbers. An interesting thing about the app is the fact that it has very interesting social dynamics. For instance, if one wants to join a group, an invite from another member makes it possible. However, when one joins, there is no defriending. In the event that one wants to leave the group, the opting out feature makes it possible. When a message is shared in the group, members receive a notification and when time expires, the content disappears from view. When sharing content, users can choose to use their initials or use the Ghost Mode feature.

Founded in 2007, Skout has been on techcrunch and is able to employ more than 150 employees, and seventy-five are based at its San Francisco headquarters. The company describes itself as the largest global platform that allows people from different parts of the world meet and improve their social circles. The best thing about the app is the fact that it is also available in fourteen different languages therefore not locking out users who do not neccesarily speak English.

Just like Skout, Fuse is also free and available in Google Play Store as well as iTunes App Store. Skout uses a cellphone’s GPS to help users easily find other like minded people within the nearest radius. Users who sign up for the application create profiles that have photographs and then communicate with people who are within their radius. When the communication progresses, they can extend it and slot for a meeting later.

Initially formed as a travel app, the app has slowly turned itself to a social and dating app that has attracted a lot of users from different. Among its recent developments is the ban on users uploading bathroom selfies and nudes. After a careful assessment, the company was able to prove that such photos added no value to any user’s profile and if anything they destroy the reputation. This move was aimed at improving overall user experience and filtering content that is not appropriate for youngsters keeping in mind that the platform has users who demand respect. Skout has and will continue being on the front line when matters related to offering the best in terms of social networking are concerned.

Susan McGalla Leads Example of Business Success for Women

It’s an amazing thing that still occurs in this day and age, but it’s a fact that still merits attention. Women are still struggling in the business world to receive the same compensation and acclamation as their male counterparts. Although the subject of women’s rights and equality has been legally addressed, women still receive the short end of the stick that comes to being recognized and compensated in the workplace.

In many cases, women still received significantly less pay than men. According to stats, women received only 75% of the pay amount that men do in a similar position. Even when women are equally qualified and have the same skill set and experience, they still receive significantly less in pay.

But women are not taking this inequality lying down. Instead of accepting the status quo, many women have decided to take matters into their own hands and go into the business world for themselves with the skills and talents that they possess. Rather than accept inferior positions and accept the reality of little chance of advancement or personal satisfaction, many women have decided to embark on the entrepreneurial route and blaze their own trail in business.

Although there is much talk about the advancement of women in the corporate world, the very statistics regarding the advances of women paint a different scenario. At this time, according to statistics, only 3% of women in American business hold the title of chief operating officer. An even more telling statistic states that 85% of the corporate boardrooms of America don’t have a woman in their midst. However, when the effectiveness of women are taken into consideration, an incredible statistic is revealed. It is shown that more businesses survive that have a women in its corporate ranks than those that don’t. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as there are many women serving in the corporate ranks that have taken the reins of large corporate entities, and let them throughout years of corporate growth.

Top executives such as Susan McGalla has years of experience under her belt. She first served with the Joseph Horn Company in one of their major marketing positions. After finding success there, she was promoted to a CEO position with American Eagle Outfitters. After her successful stint there, she acted as the CEO for Wet Seal, a clothing and accessory line company. She currently occupies the office of Director of Strategic Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McGalla has shown her ability in a variety of different situations and corporate settings over her long career. She is a prime example of the abilities of women in the workplace, and shows that women are worth every penny that a man is, and are worthy of the compensation and recognition that their male counterparts are.

Many women have reached the upper echelons of business, but there is still room for many more to make the journey.

The Epic Rise in NBA Team’s Value

In economic analysis, it is common to hear words like demand causes a rise in price. It is a proven concept in that when a lot of people want something within the same period; the owners will certainly increase the price. It is despite the fact that many people would think that it is a natural phenomenon. The success of a team and the increase in value is attributed to many factors. A single factor cannot entirely explain why a team is selling for a few hundred million years ago can now be valued at one billion dollars. There are cases where a team doubles in value between seasons. Such cases are attributed to a new sponsors, new players having been signed and continued winnings. The rise in value of a club is attributed to three key points;

The Owners Earn More
The value of an NBA club is estimated by how much the club is earning. It translates to how much the owners are getting from the club as revenues. Over the past few years, the revenues have skyrocketed due to the rights and promotions. By having opportunities to cash in, the club owners are less willing to give away that opportunity to earn. Therefore, as a measure to make huge profits at a single period, the billionaire owners always price the clubs highly.

The shocking part is that however much the price is, there is always a winning buyer. It is an indication that rarely does an investor get losses by purchasing an NBA team. In fact, 2014 saw the NBA grow its revenue by $4.6 billion. It is an indication of how the owners subsequently cash in from such sports. The case was recently seen when Bruce Levenson according to wikipedia sold out the Atlanta Hawks for a value of $730 million.

Star Power
Star players are common in every sport. There is always an individual that seems extremely talented and scores with ease. The persons have a large following due to the style of game or simply the ability to score and guarantee the fans a win. Players of such status are in high demand in the NBA. Such people change teams more often, and it costs a team highly to keep him. They will need to pay him higher, and maintain him with utmost care. Therefore, having star players will certainly guarantee team success, and prosper team ranking in the NBA. It is the desire of various teams to improve their success and have key players so that companies can come to them with endorsements.

Demand and Supply
NBA teams are in high demand, for the huge funds they make. On the same note, when many people are willing and able to buy a team, and the supply is constant, the price will increase. The NBA teams are having an increased price tag by the day because, a majority is doing well, and the buyers are many.


How To Make Advertising In Brazil Pay Off

Owning a business in any country is a dream come true. There is a certain expectation when you own a business and as a business owner you must do everything you can to meet your goals. One of the goals of every business in Brazil is to make your advertising in Brazil pay off. Your advertisements must help people to do a number of things, first an foremost, you must tell people that you have what they need. The item they need does not have to be a physical item, it can be a product or service. The job of your advertisement is to get people to understand where they can get what you are offering an to tell them to do business with you.

In Brazil, people do business with people they know, like and trust. As a business owner you must give people the opportunity to get to know you. Once they start to know you, they will come to like you and your product or service. Because they like your product or the services you offer, they will trust you and you will get a reputation that will be a good one. Soon you will be known as the business they can go to and tell their friends about. All of these things start with your advertisements. An advertisement is part of your marketing efforts and everything you do reflects on your business and your reputation. Perhaps this is why so many Brazilian business owners have come to trust Cláudio Loureiro and his advertising company Heads Propaganda with their marketing and advertising efforts.

Cláudio Loureiro and the staff of Heads Propaganda are masters at the art of sales copy creation and effective advertising. Their service can be used to get your business to the next level. Once you select them as you marketing company, they will show you how to make advertising in Brazil pay off by using carefully planned out marketing campaigns that will attract clients, customers and business neighbors to your business like ants on candy.

When you put your trust in Heads Propaganda they will do their very best to get your marketing message to the people who are in need of what you are offering. That’s what marketing is, getting the right message to the right people at the right time. That is what Heads Propaganda does best. So, when you are looking to get the most out of your advertisements and want to see high quality results, you should call on the service of the staff at Heads

Success of Eucatex as a Result of Environment Conservation Program

Eucatex is a Brazilian company that commenced its operations in 1951. The company deals with the production of laminates, paints, varnishes, hard boards, doors, and partitions. During the conception of the business, the original idea was to produce environmentally friendly products. Eucatex started to produce products using Eucalyptus as the primary raw material. This can be considered a milestone, because, this was the same period when capitalism was rife, and most companies were not very keen on producing environmentally safe products.

Due to rapid expansion, come 1965, Eucatex had offices throughout Brazil and Argentina, before later on venturing into the lucrative European Market.

Even though Eucatex is globally recognized due to its sustainable development efforts, the company also prides itself on sound corporate governance programs. Eucatex management emphasizes on ethics, and the company has widely opened up its doors to people who want to report negative actions negatively implicating the company’s image. This involves any wastage of company resources or overpricing. The rationale behind such an initiative is to make it easier for people to report issues while improving the company’s image.

When ethical issues are reported to the company, investigations are commenced immediately. This provides a better working environment for employees, business partners, and customers at large who feel they are being heard and have a voice for reason.

Today, Eucatex is abiding with their internal philosophy by focusing more on environmental conservation. As a matter of fact, the company has enacted a critical internal recycling program. Bloomberg shows that this particular initiative utilizes residue from wood products to generate biomass that is a renewable form of energy. The company is against discarding filtrates into landfills, but, instead they are engaging in environmental conservation programs. Eucatex has commissioned two plants comprising of over 10,000 hectares of seedlings inside a nursery bed to replace the trees cut that they are using to produce some of their products.

As a result, Eucatex is utilizing natural resources to generate highly productive and renewable products. With the above Corporate Social Responsibilities in place, Eucatex has been able to consolidate their dominant market position in Brazil and has even further extend their market reach by globally exporting products to 40 different countries. Most of this success is attributed to Flavio Maluf, who is also the acting president.

Mr. Maluf is an entrepreneur with a background in Mechanical Engineering from FAAP Institute in Brazil. He began working for the family business way back in 1987. In 1997, there was a family agreement in place so that Mr. Maluf could take over as the president.