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Pink Hair, Green Lips, and Beauty Connections Thanks to Lime Crime

There is no denying that obtaining inspiration to get through most tasks in life is incredibly beneficial both mentally and physically. Well, inspiration is no longer limited to artists in need of a landscape or a quote to make it through the day, but is now for the beauty industry. That is correct; Hairspiration is a thing, and it is absolutely glorious for those with nontraditional hair.

Lime Crime, the makeup company, has recently added a feature onto their website referred to as Hairspiration. While it, in no way, excludes brunettes or blondes, it is mostly for those with neon shades of hair, including greens, blues, purples, pinks, gray, and for those with rainbow mermaid hair. In a few easy steps and clicks of the mouse, Twitter users say Lime Crime’s filter generates makeup shades that will work well for your hair color–ultimately making your daily beauty routine that much easier, and with better results.

It gets better, though, and fellow fans of the makeup line are easily able to share their makeup of the day with the rest of the world, as they already do on Facebook, further contributing to the “spiration” aspect of hairspiration. Surely a company created by the Queen of Unicorns herself, Doe Deere, knows a thing or two about how difficult it is to match unique shades as a means to fully stand out from the crowd, so there is no denying the effectiveness of this generator. Essentially, you are easily able to get beauty advice and do your shopping in one, convenient place. Connecting with people who share a common interest is just an added bonus!

Be sure to join the fun on the official Instagram page @LimeCrimeMakeup, and the ILoveLimeCrime blog has even more information.

The Amazing Helane Morrison

Helane Morrison joined Hall Capital Partners in 2007 after Wall Street had crashed in infamy from corruption scandals. She had been an officer at the Securities and Exchange Commission for eight years, as the main investigator and law enforcement official for 5 Northwestern states and the Northern California region. She was instrumental in the prosecution of the robber barons that she found had bilked thousands of investors through fraud, such as Bernie Madoff. She was also the media face of the SEC and even to other governmental agencies.

Morrison joined Hall Capital partly to fulfill her personal goal to help restore confidence in Wall Street financial companies and the industry as a whole. She also enjoyed the diverse culture of leaders at the firm, all managed by women. She is the Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, and Managing Director, located in the San Francisco office of the company; one of the most successful investment houses in the state of California.

She began in a career with journalism, but ended up being diverted into working with the Federal government. Whatever field she has worked in, Helane has always stood firm against corporate crime and any form of corruption. She is a strong example of a business person who stands for strong business through staunch affinity for operating with good ethics and moral values.

Morrison has a BS degree from Northwestern University in Chicago in Journalism. Her J.D. was earned from the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law. She was the University’s editor-in-chief at the California Law Review. She clerked for the US Court of Appeals Judge, the Honorable Richard Posen. She also clerked for Harry Blackmun, an Associate Supreme Court Justice. After a few years in these positions, Helane Morrison joined the Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin law firm, where she distinguished herself for 10 years. Most of her work has been around business litigation and other issues for companies dealing with the SEC.

One of the reasons Morrison left the SEC was that during the investigations of 2007 into Wall Street wrong doing, she discovered how very few women were represented as leaders in the financial sector. She was concerned that so few women were in the positions to make financial decisions for corporations. She also noted that few women were working hard to break through the “glass ceiling” to the top ranks of business. Thus, she made a dramatic change in her career and joined the financial sector to fight for equality there. Read more about her SEC days in this SFGate article.

Chaz Dean’s WEN Works Wonders for Blogger’s Frizzy Fine Hair

The no-poo method has become quite popular these days, especially for women who are tired of using regular shampoos and conditioners laden with harmful detergents. These no-poo methods are all not the same, however. The true pioneer of the no-lather shampoo is Chaz Dean, the famous LA stylist with a celebrity clientele.
Chaz Dean’s Wen hair cleansing conditioners leave out the sulfates or nasty chemicals that create the shampoo lather. Instead, his WEN formulas are made with natural ingredients and select botanicals that restore the shine, strength and manageability to any hair type. Chaz Dean believes so much in the WEN system, that he hasn’t used a lather shampoo on himself or his clientele since 1993. blogger Emily McClure was hoping that WEN could transform her fine, greasy hair, so she embarked on a 7-day WEN hair challenge.

Emily decided on a simple routine of a daily morning WEN wash, followed with blow-drying and styling. She posted hair selfies to show how her hair was responding.

As her hair got used to the new routine and no-lather cleansing conditioner, Emily discovered hair with gloss, softness and volume, and her selfies clearly display these features.

Emily admits she’s lazy about her hair care, and by the end of the challenge, decided that WEN wasn’t for her. Emily liked skipping a wash or switching up the routine and felt her results were not as amazing when she veered off the schedule.

Otherwise, Emily found the WEN system to be a great one for hair disciplined ladies who had the extra time to blow-dry and style their mane every morning.

She would reach for WEN again, if she had the proper time to use it. Wen hair is sold on Ebay.

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Shea Butter Is Great For Skin

Shea butter is made from fruit of the African karite tree. Some call the karite tree the tree of live. Once the fruit is picked it is compressed and boiled to make the natural oil known as shea butter.

In Africa people use shea butter when they cook. In other countries people mainly use shea butter in beauty products like lotions and moisturizers. Shea butter skin products are known for healing or improving certain skin ailments. Besides helping with dry skin, shea butter has helped improve skin conditions such as blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, and wrinkles. It has helped with these conditions since it has vitamins A and E.

Shea butter can help reduce itching when it comes to rashes and allergies. If you get a tan or get burned from the sun, putting shea butter on the skin will help prevent peeling. For softer feet you can put shea butter on them. Another use for shea butter is to help heal small wounds by dabbing the wound with it before putting the bandage on.

One place to buy natural shea butter is from EuGenia Shea. EuGenia is a greek word meaning origin of goodness. EuGenia Shea company was started by Eugenia Akuete. She started her shea company with raw, unrefined Ghanaian shea butter.

EuGenia Shea is an online company. They offer everyday shea butter, pregnancy shea butter, and dermatological strength shea butter. They offer subscriptions, which means the customer would not have to always login to their site to order. When a customer starts a subscription to one of the company’s products, the customer will receive that product every month and would get free shipping.

Polly Morton Hired As New Board Advisor At Digital Crisis Management Firm

Growing company Status Labs just announced the induction of Gerson Lehrman Group’s Vice President Polly Morton to their Board Of Advisors. Status Labs is a digital reputation management and public relations firm that has assisted many clients over the years in the repair of their digital profiles, and their president and CEO Darius Fisher is happy to have Morton’s years of experience on board with his company. Morton has done extensive work in the field as a director for, and has tremendous knowledge of the corporate world from her time working in the private equity sector at Gerson Lehrman Group.


Status Labs has been in operation since about 2010 when it was founded by Darius Fisher. Fisher was once a victim of an attack on his reputation due to an incident that happened while he was working for a political campaign. Fisher was not at fault for the incident, but his guilt by association took a hit on his reputation and stories began to surface about him on the internet. It was this that brought about his company Status Labs, a digital reputation repair company that operates with the belief that good people deserve a second chance when life hasn’t been fair to them.


Status Labs has had quite an array of clients from average joes and businessmen, to even politicians and celebrities. The problems they resolve range from cleaning up controversies surrounding family matters or civil personal matters, to social media pages that have been subject to hacks or smear campaigns. Status Labs has delivered quality results and helped to overcome false stories with factual accounts and get to the bottom of things. They do place limits on the kind of clients they work for and do not accept clients who have committed real crimes or who engage in illegal activities. Fisher has published articles and given interviews on how people can check to make sure their digital reputation is intact, or if it needs a cleaning.

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Who Is Behind Solo Capital?

Sanjay Shah is the man who founded Solo Capital in September of 2011. Mr. Shah is a banker who has worked with notable financial companies in the past. His previous employers include mega financial firms such as Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Merril Lynch. He worked as an accountant at these large financial banks and companies.

Mr. Shah’s beginnings were far removed from finances however. He began studying medicine after completing school, with his family hoping that he would become a doctor. Sanjay did not find the idea of being a doctor very interesting or appealing to him. So he instead decided to switch majors in college and began studying accounting and finances. The move it turned out was the right one. Shah found employment at major financial institutions and he quickly moved up through the ranks.

The recession hit the banking and financial industry especially hard. Shah was fired from his job in 2008. Not wanting to experience the same lack of job security, Shah decided to start his hedge fund firm which he named Solo Capital. It was a fitting name, since it started out as essentially a one man job. Shah quickly turned Solo Capital into a leading boutique hedge fund firm.

Solo Capital now has over 67 million British pounds of assets under its helm. This is equivalent to about $100 million US dollars. Sanjay Shah, has now hired several people to look after Solo Capital and he admits that the firm now operates almost independently without his intervention. He does remain the CEO of Solo Capital and is responsible for making corporate decisions for the firm.

With a large amount of money under his belt and not having to worry about earning a living for himself as he did before, Sanjay Shah has shifted his gear to philanthropy instead. His charity Autism Rocks, is focused on helping autistic children. The charity attracts superstars from the music world to perform at concerts where the proceeds will go to Autism Rocks. The charity takes all the money it raises and endows it to a research unit of Cambridge University in London that studies autism and how it can be managed more effectively.


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Thor Halvorssen Makes Trouble For All Oppressive Governments

Thor Halvorssen has been making trouble for tyrants around the world for some time as he runs the Human Rights Foundation, and he is someone to be reckoned with when dealing with information. He likes to talk to the media to make sure they have all the stories that he wants to share, and he also makes sure that he is very current with the stories he shares. There is always something going on in the world that hurts people, and he makes sure that all human right violations are reported at least once.

Thor Halvorssen has a lot of offices around the world, and he wants to make sure that people are in place to help his cause. There are people around the world who can come to offices of the Human Rights Foundation for help, and the people who work in the offices are out in the public trying to help anyone who needs it. They help send out information to educate the public, and they do missions to help those who are most in need. there are human rights problems around the world that can be addressed with help Human Rights Foundation employees, and Thor Halvorssen tries to address as many of these problems as possible. He believes in helping anyone who is in need, and he wants to keep helping for as long as he ca.

The goal for Thor Halvorssen is to make sure that the public knows what is going on in the world. There are a lot of stories that go stale because people are not reporting them, and it makes sense for Thor Halvorssen to keep addressing the problems. Everyone who hears about these stories will have a better chance of being educated on the issues in the future, and they might even share that information with their friends. As mentioned in The Atlantic,Thor Halvorssen wants to make sure that there is not a single human right violation that goes unnoticed, and he even takes audiences with leaders who want to help. He will continue to attack every problem until he has rid the world of gross human rights violations.

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Michael Zomber: Making & Preserving History

Michael R. Zomber has been a historian and an avid collector of antique arms and armor for over four decades. Zomber has worked as a guest historian on the History Channel’s Tales of the Gun, is an internationally recognized authority on Japanese samurai swords and is a prolific storyteller with works including screenplays, the historic novels Sweet Betsy That’s Me A Child of the Civil War, Shogun Iemitsu and Jesus and the Samurai. Also to his credit is a critically acclaimed documentary film, Soul of the Samurai. With this extensive cache of works, he has established himself as an authority of excellence in his field.

As his website makes evident, Michael Zomber is a husband, father, cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois with degrees in Psychology and English and the recipient of a Masters in English Literature from UCLA. As one peruses the many accomplishments of this dedicated and gifted individual, it may seem strange to add to his life’s timeline a false accusation that lead to a conviction and imprisonment. Yet, true to his work ethic and character, Zomber used his time away from the people and work he loves in reflective, creative and constructive ways. While enduring this injustice, he tutored other prisoners in preparation for their GED exams, wrote legal documents for those incapable of doing so for themselves, wrote novels and nonfiction books. His wrongful conviction was reversed by the U.S.

Third Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008, and his case was remanded to a new trial. The Appellate Court, appalled by the injustice he suffered, reversed the verdict and he was once again a free man. Regardless of his personal challenges, Facebook indicates Zomber continues to be a proponent of peace, and a man keen to see that history is told with authenticity. His own life, a triumphant example of a warrior’s soul in action, is as noteworthy as the lives he tells of and the characters he creates. It will be fascinating to learn of the history and stories he has yet to share.  Find all of Michael’s books on Amazon.

FreedomPop is on the Move Again

That Californian born company FreedomPop is on the move, again. After expanding to the U.K. not even a full year ago, recently this mobile carrier or MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) continued that expansion in their quest to conquer the world by bringing their service to Spain. There is more. VentureBeat released a report not too long ago announcing that FreedomPop and the messaging app WhatsApp have shaken hands.

FreedomPop is offering zero-rated access to this application and despite only offering the completely free service of WhatsApp in Spain at the present time, it appears to only be a matter of time before this becomes available on a much larger scale.

For those unfamiliar with FreedomPop, they offer their free roaming in 31 countries and show no signs of slowing this quest for global expansion. The core of their model is to offer free minutes, texting and data with the intention of having customers pay for bigger and better packages once their service is experienced.

Noteworthy is that FreedomPop is the first carrier to support WhatsApp minus the monster Facebook engine pushing it. If this model works (in Spain) then the possibilities for FreedomPop and the impact on WhatsApp could be limitless. Stay tuned, FreedomPop is on the move and more regarding this latest activity can be found here,

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Venezuela Officials Meet in Attempt to Discuss Venezuelan Economy

Venezuela’s government has restarted their efforts to end the political standoff. Venezuela’s economy has been in a deep recession for some time now, and political leaders are looking for solutions to improve the economy.
Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, tweeted on Twitter that the government and opposition politicians held their first meetings to discuss the economically-distressed country. The Union of South America and other regional leaders had meetings with the opposition party. The goal was to ensure peace and well-being of the country.

According to a state-run television network named Telesur, Venezuela’s leaders of its Socialist Party and opposition leadership met in the Dominican Republic. Also involved in the meetings were former presidents of Venezuela, Spain, and Panama. The ultimate goal of the meetings according to analyst Jose Manuel Gonzalez is to end the political crisis that is taking place in Venezuela.

The opposition leadership Manuel Gonzalez has accused the Venezuelan government of trying to block various initiatives that have to do with stalling its recall efforts to avoid early elections.

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