Monthly Archives: May 2016

Doe Deere Inspires and Informs

 

Doe Deere was recently profiled by Guest of a Guest. In the article, Deere shared her secret to entrepreneurial success. From the pictures, anyone can see that Deere has a true passion for beauty and fashion. With both pink and purple hair, Deere is a striking image of self confidence and a real zest for life. She has always been a force in the fashion and beauty industries and was happy to share the story behind her success as an entrepreneur with fans of her makeup and clothing lines.

Deere certainly has an unconventional personal history for a leader in the cosmetics industry. She was born in Russia and moved to New York City when she was 17. She later moved to Los Angeles, where she now spends about half of her time. Deere has roots as a musician and performer. Through making music, she developed her personal style of self expression and learned to embrace her quirks and personality. She went on to develop her own fashion line, which she sold for years on eBay. It was through her innovative approach to using bold prints and pattern for her clothing designs that Deere began her love affair with striking makeup. She could never quite find the right shades of makeup to match with her flashy clothing. Rather, the conventional makeup that was sold in stores seemed drab and boring to Deere. As a solution, Deere decided to make her own makeup so that she and her customers could have access to fabulous beauty products to complete her unique outfits.

Deere started amassing a large following of customers who loved her bright makeup colors. Deere began to refer to her followers as “unicorns” because they tended to have a penchant for marching to the beat of their own drums and being just fine with standing out in a crowd. Deere turned her following into a major cosmetics company called Lime Crime. Since it was first established, Lime Crime has reached an incredible following of more than 2 million Instagram users. It continues to be a leader in the cosmetics industry because it offers totally unique products that allow customers to tap into fun and personality in creating their own looks.

In advising other young women about how to create their own success, Deere tells them to simply follow their heart. This strategy certainly worked for Deere and her amazing company.

Let’s Have A Party

Teddy, Jessica’s little man, had an adorable first birthday with a farm theme. Twenty Three Layers, a company Jessica works for, had a little hand in decorating for the event. The ideas came together in a way that was fun and dazzling at the same time, showcasing the many things that can be found on a farm.

As children sit at a large table with a checkered tablecloth, they are greeted with a cup and straw as well as a small basket with a cookie in the shape of an apple. The centerpiece of the table is three large baskets with apples in them. This brings out the farm theme in a big way along with several treats that are made with apples. Teddy’s name is used on many of the decorations. The dessert table features hay bales, wagons and crates that are full of apple pies, cookies, cake pops with animal faces and even small mason jars that hold strawberry cheesecake.

Each aspect of the party is done in red, white and natural colors. There is a wagon with a hay bale that children can sit on for pictures and farm animals decorations on the wall. Children have a box with their name on it saying Take Me that includes treats with apples and animals. The high chair was even in on the farm theme with a bandana on the back and what appears to be parts of a flour sack cut as a background for the letters in the word “ONE.”

Twenty Three Layers is a company based in New York. It specializes in event planning for almost any event that you can imagine. From the simple birthday party to an extravagant wedding reception, the decorators and design planners can create a memorable event.

The company works with several companies around the world to give the best in the way of food, music and entertainment. Careful thought is put into making sure all of the needs of the guests are exceeded. With a few special touches, Twenty Three Layers brings out the personality and unique desires of any party host and guest of honor.

Yeonmi Park Shares Her Story Through Writing

Yeonmi Park is best know for being a North Korean defector. Park has used her story to also become a human rights activist. She has given multiple interviews on the Reason TV and speeches and now she has written her own book. In the Amazon released book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, Park details her story. But not only does the book cover her escape, it also details her life in North Korea. Park discusses what it was like growing up under such an oppressive regime. She tells of what daily life can actually be like. Park then goes on to take readers through her escape. And it was not an easy one.
When Park was only 15 years old, she and her mother fled North Korea in the middle of the night. They had to cross a frozen river into China. Unfortunately, their guides were dishonest and sold them into slavery. For nearly 2 years, Park and her mother were separated. Yeonmi Park eventually became friends with her captor and convinced him to purchase her mother and bring her father over from North Korea. Park’s father died a short time after arriving in China because of untreated cancer. It was at this point that Park and her mother decided it was time to flee. They walked through the Gobi desert in order to reach safety in Mongolia. Once in Mongolia, they were transported to South Korea and reunited with Park’s younger sister and other family members. This harrowing story has brought a new light to what is occurring in North Korea and in China. Yeonmi Park has great concern from the human trafficking that is occurring in Asia and the lack of human rights, especially in North Korea.

Avi Weisfogel Is Making A Difference With His New Campaign

Avi Weisfogel recently started the Operation Smile GoFundMe campaign as a way to help the organization with its medical needs. The goal of the campaign was set at $2000. The organization Operation Smile has been around for many years and was originally started by Bill and Kathy Magee in 1982. Its main focus is to provide both medical expertize as well as equipment to create medical care models. In this way they can provide free surgical procedures to children in many different countries. Children suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate are given the necessary surgery for them to return to a better quality of life. The Operation Smile organizations believes that every child deserves to be treated like their own and they therefore provide them with a brighter future and most of all hope. Hope that there is an organization out their that cares and can provide them with the necessary. Avi Weisfogel came across Operation Smile through his background as a Dentist. His dental practice was established in 1999 and has been under his guidance for over 15 years. Avi has many accolades to his name including Best Dentist. Avi Weisfogel got his BA degree in physiology and biology from the Rutgers University as well as a DDS from the College of Dentistry in New York. Operation Smile works on a global scale and conducts medical missions. Both equipment as well as the necessary medical expertize can be imported to the location in order to conduct the necessary surgeries. The organization prides itself in working closely with the local healthcare providers in order to provide a service in the local tongue as well as fitting it to the local culture. Governments, hospitals and medical professionals work together to find the most efficient solution that will provide the greatest number of children with the necessary surgery. Operation Smile first started out in the Phillipines in 1982 helping children and has since grown into a vast network of volunteers from around 80 nations globally.

Jessica Boskoff: NYC’s Premier & Forward Thinking Event Planner

Events can be boring affairs, so trying to do what you can to inject some life or excitement into your event should be a priority. The good news is that event planning specialist in NYC, Jessica Boskoff, agrees with you, too.

What Jessica Boskoff Thinks About Event Planning

New York is supposed to be a place where an event shines brighter than the one before it, but that has gotten bland. Many event planners just go through the motions and provide–what they believe–is an acceptable affair.

But the truth is people are hungry for something new, personalized, and a bit whimsical. This is where Jessica Boskoff’s Twenty Three Layers comes in. Twenty Three Layers is a firm dedicated to designing the perfect event that suits you. What Boskoff prides herself on delivering the kind of event that showcases a theme, the event leader’s spirit, and a touch of artistry.

Get a Feel for Boskoff’s Design Sensibilities

What Boskoff brings to any event is a rejection of traditional norms, like using traditional colors. Take, for example, weddings that usually stick with white and pastel pink. Boskoff will introduce colors like aqua, turquoise, pastel greens, and pastel yellows. What she wants to do is take what is traditionally acceptable and splash it with a unique accent color.

She also loves to add different props. Boskoff’s props are designed to fit the theme and the personality of the person who hires her, but there is still a distinct approach to them. You might find a set of detailed chests stacked up while holding beautiful floral arrangements, just as an example.

Boskoff also loves the idea of adding more sweets than one can handle. Yes, most people expect a cake, but why not add some petite cupcakes around for your guest to marvel and taste? Boskoff might also add some delicious donuts because she knows that many of your guests might have deprived themselves for too long. Let your event be the place where they can enjoy sweets once again and indulge.

Twenty Three Layers can offer many more ideas for you and are quite flexible, which embodies the spirit of true artists who can morph into what is needed.

How Lime Crime Is Leading The Charge

A business needs to do more than sell a product or a service to their customers. That is an old paradigm that is quickly being usurped by the model provided by the makeup company Lime Crime. Rather than merely selling a product, Lime Crime has established a deeper relationship with their customers. They provide content that is relevant to their product. According to this article, they have over two million followers on Instagram because of what they have put out there. They have manufactured content that people want to read. They are selling a philosophy, not just a product. That is what has drawn so much interest.

Lipstick Swatch
When ladies consider the lipstick that they want to apply, they often have to look at streams of lipstick on a piece of paper. This is not particularly helpful. It might give them an idea of what the lipstick looks like, but it does not help them to discern which lipstick would look good on them. They need to see the lipstick applied to actual lips. That is what Lime Crime has contributed to the industry. When ladies want to discern what sort of lipstick would look good on them, they can look at Lime Crime’s lipstick swatch, since they use actual lips. They are often featured on the Instagram account.

Cruelty Free Cosmetics
One of the main themes of the Lime Crime Instagram account is that they are a cruelty free manufacturer of cosmetics. People are sensitive about how animals are treated to produce makeup. Animals do not need to suffer just so women will look prettier. So, Lime Crime provides cruelty-free cosmetics, and this theme often emerges on their social networking pages, such as Instagram. People follow them as a result of this.

Sharing Photos
When a follower of the Instagram account shares a picture of herself wearing Lime Crime makeup, Lime Crime will share that picture, which is also done on their Twitter @LimeCrime. People will then have an idea of what the makeup will look like in real life. It will also give that customer a moment of fame.  Be sure to check out the full range on Amazon.com, which has most Lime Crime varieties available at low prices.

Shaquille O’Neal Develops Apartments For Atlantic City

Shaquille O’Neal has made his fortune in professional sports. He is trained as a police officer and is well liked. He has a goal though. That goal is to branch out into real estate. Where does he want to do this? Atlantic City. Shaq has designs on building some pretty impressive apartments in Atlantic City.

He is teaming with Wasseem Boraie to put in place a $61 million dollar complex. It will be called The Beach At South Inlet. The proposals are in place and loans are being extended in order for the local authorities to fully examine the project. This project would revamp the southern end of the city. It is felt that this will breath new life into the area.

Wasseem is the vice president of Boraie Development LLC. Their company has been met with resistance before and has persevered to the end. Many projects that he has overseen have had to go through extensive revision, but have always ended with conditions being better for both the company and the area where the projects were done.

This is good news for the prospectus of Shaquille getting into the real estate field. Boraie has the people that can aid with both the project details and the monetary end of the issues. Being able to alter some of the plans to meet the unique needs of Atlantic City and its residents is what will help the project get under way soon.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Agency are eager for the project to be commenced. They believe that these apartments will not only offer better conditions for many present residents, but will also bring new residents to the area. These new residents will aid to boost the economic outlook for Atlantic City and also help it to become a thriving area of commerce.

The Boraie team has been able to secure funds exterior to what the city developers have offered. They are ready to get the project underway and are simply waiting for the go ahead and permits to begin. Soon Shaquille will be playing on the real estate court. Hopefully all goes smoothly.

The Boraie Development Team is the perfect assist to ensure that all goes according to plan. Wasseem Boraie has the experience to ensure that everything is taken care of and goes smoothly as Shaquille makes this transition and broadens his professional horizons into the Atlantic City area.

Learn more: http://citrite.org/several-projects-at-once-could-spur-newark-growth/

How Sanjay Shah has made Solo Capital Markets a Successful Financial Firm with Global Presence

Excelling in the competitive financial world requires more than financial knowledge and top-notch mathematical expertise. It requires intensive market research, provision of personalized services to clients, joint decision-making, and an open style of management. Solo Capital Markets is a middle-sized financial service firm that has managed to establish itself in the international finance industry. The company has its offices headquartered in London, England and controlled in the United Kingdom. Sanjay Shah, who serves as its CEO, established the firm in September 2011. It is also known as Solo Capital UK or Solo Capital Limited. It offers consultation services, business valuation, professional sports investment, proprietary trading, and investment advice.

Towards the end of March 2015, the net worth of Solo Capital Partners amounted to £15.45 million, assets totaled to £67.45 million and a cash flow amounting to 30.26 million. Solo Group Holdings is tasked with the duty of overseeing the overall strategic plan of Solo Capital Partners. In turn, Aesa S.a.r.l. controls Solo Group Holdings.

An overview on Sanjay Shah

Sanjay Shah is an established entrepreneur, philanthropist, CEO, and owner of more than thirty firms across London, Dubai, Malta, The British Virgin Islands, Luxembourg, and The Cayman Islands. Before establishing Solo Capital, he earned a record £19 million for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2011. In 2014, he acquired Old Park Lane Capital, a stockbroker that specializes in natural resources.

Career history

Sanjay Shah pursued a medical related degree, but his interests were not in the medical field. Therefore, he shifted to the financial and investment sector. He started his career as an accountant and worked for several established investment banks such as Credit Suisse, Merrill lynch, and Morgan Stanley. After the financial crisis of 2007/2008, Shah decided to establish his brokerage firm.

Philanthropic activities

Shah established Autism Rocks, a charitable organization that specializes in educating people about autism. The organization throws several concerts with a goal of raising money to finance autism research. The first Autism Rock Concert took place in 2014 and featured the late pop star, Prince. Since then, a series of concerts have been held, and they have featured Drake, Snoop Dogg, Michael Buble, and Lenny Kravitz.

Read more about Solo Capital:

https://solocapitalsanjayshah.wordpress.com/about-solo-capital-sanjay-shah/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/solo-capital-partners-llp

 

Maduro approval rating keeps falling

A recent poll funded by Aserne in Venezuela showed that only 26 percent of the population approves of the job President Nicolas Maduro is doing, according to a story in Reuters. His approval rating fell from 33 percent in February to 26 in march, the poll showed.
Venezuela has been racked by shortages and inflation as falling oil prices have crippled this socialist country that relied on holding one of the world’s largest oil reserves. That, along with an extended drought, has wreaked havoc on the economy and there is triple digit inflation going on in addition to shortages. Cuts in electricity and water have also created discontent among the citizenry.

Almost 70 percent of those polled said Maduro should resign from office, or that a referendum should be held to allow voters to decide. Maduro was elected in 2013 to a six-year term, and Venezuelan law allows for a referendum after three years in office.

The opposition party has tried many things to oust him, after gaining control of Congress last year, and they are pushing hard for a referendum. Last week they turned in the needed signatures to set the wheels in motion. Expert Jose Manuel thinks those signatures must be certified by the election board, which has already acted slowly and some fear they may drag their feet even more. If the referendum is held in 2016 a new election for president would be held immediately. After that the vice president would take over if Maduro is ousted.

 

Trekking To Freedom Was The Last Hope Of Yeonmi Park

The amazing story of Yeonmi Park and her decision to trust the lives of herself and her family to human traffickers has been one that many people have read about or heard the young refugee speak of via Online videos. Reason.com has published an article detailing the life Park lived in North Korea and the dangerous trip she undertook with traffickers promising to keep the family safe. The trip to South Korea is one that is difficult for those of us living in democratic countries to understand, but resulted in the death of Yeonmi Park’s father and the rape of her mother as she protected her daughter from assault.

Yeonmi Park has looked to raise awareness for the plight of the people of North Korea through the release of her memoir, “In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey To Freedom”. The book reveals the shock Yeonmi Park felt when she realized the level of consumption and waste the people of the world lived with in relation to the daily efforts to simply avoid starvation in Communist North Korea; the details of life in North Korea are so accurate that Communist officials continue their bid to discredit Yeonmi Park’s own version of events surrounding her journey to freedom.

Yeonmi Park found her way to democratic South Korea with her mother after escaping the clutches of human traffickers the family had trusted their lives to; after arriving in South Korea Yeonmi Park made the decision not to turn her back on those still trapped in North Korea. Park has taken the message of her fellow refugees on Youtube and those living in closed societies around the world in a bid to enlist the help of human rights groups and the governments of major nations. Despite her own story of finding freedom being told on many occasions Yeonmi Park’s story is so shocking it retains its power to promote possible change in North Korea in the future.