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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Doe Deere: From Zany Makeup to Stellar Jewelry and a Baby in Between

Life has a funny yet beautiful way of changing. Whether a new job opportunity comes along, a new addition to the family, or even the way a person continuously grows throughout the years, life is unusually random, which is especially true for makeup mogul, Doe Deere.


The Russian-born beauty icon has accomplished a lot throughout her short life, including the decision to venture to the United States to pursue music originally, tackling real-world biases when it comes to the freedom of expression with her intense and zany makeup brand (Lime Crime), and even battling depression. Regardless of her struggles and successes, the iconic dame refused to remain stagnant in both her personal and business lives and decided to have a child, and even launched a new jewelry business with her sister, Kat Dey.

Meet and Love the Jewelry Line: Poppy Angeloff

Deere shares a common theme with the females in her family: They are all petite! While some struggle to find the negativity in that factor, these ladies understand the hardships attached to rocking jewelry when you are dainty. After much difficulty discovering rings, bracelets, and necklaces to fit their tiny statures, the sisters decided that enough was enough, thus launching Poppy Angeloff.

What makes the line unique is not the inspiration behind it but the fact that it is an invisible online boutique that prospective customers must be approved to enter. Of course, though, Deere and her sister are not in business to turn their loving fans away, so the process is undoubtedly easy! Of course, fans are able to follow the Poppy Angeloff Instagram where they can know that & Jewelry is about to get magical" and even discover clues on how to access the invisible boutique.

With so many exciting things happening in Deere's life, her forever followers, or Unicorns as she has so lovingly coined them, cannot help but wonder the fate of their favorite makeup company, Lime Crime, or even how Doe Deere and her husband will thrive with a brand new baby. 

Balancing a Baby, Marriage, and Multiple Stellar Businesses

There is no denying the victories Lime Crime has undergone in its years making waves within the beauty industry. As the company grew in popularity gaining a plethora of followers daily, Doe Deere admitted that "Lime Crime's rapid growth began to present challenges outside her and Mark's experience." Because of this, she and her husband joined forces with Tengram in order to sustain Lime Crime's popularity effectively, fairly, and with the overall vision of the company, coined so long ago in 2008.


The Queen of Unicorns has a lust for entrepreneurship, so her jewelry brand will fulfill these desires while allowing her and Mark to properly care for their child arriving in September. With a baby on the way, Deere has plenty of plans to stay in the makeup world, all while embarking in the realms of fashion and jewelry.

Summary: Why These Changes are Huge, Important, and Beautiful

In the month of May, which is also Mental Health Awareness month, Deere again stated how her struggles with depression and panic attacks have affected her for years. "It can be especially hard, as a business leader, to admit that you need help & put yourself first" stated the beauty and is a statement so strong her fans fell even more in love with her on a relatable level. With her recognition of her mental illnesses and struggles, there is no denying that Deere will be an amazing mother and always understand the need to take a healthy backseat once in a while.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

6 Pointers to Help You Choose the Right Wig


Wigs have become a part of many people’s everyday look. You do not need to be losing hair to wear a wig. You can choose to satisfy your wish to have a new look with a wig. You can even choose to enhance your hair by finding a wig that fits you perfectly. Before you spend a ton of money buying a wig that makes you look bad, consider a few things. Once you consider these points you can end up having a wig that makes you look gorgeous.

Match the Color

The color you choose is important. Choosing close to your natural hair color is the best idea. Before jumping to a starkly different shade you can slowly try out different shades that are closer to your hair color. For dark hair sticking to dark lace front wigs is a better idea than jumping to a blond wig. If you jump colors suddenly then your wig might seem to stand out like a sore thumb.

Stick to the Length

The length you choose should complement your face type. But do not let that limit you. Try out and experiment with different lengths and different designs to see which one makes you look nice. Do not let fashion tips dictate your purchase. Try out some out of the box designs before buying the right one for you.

Choose the Right Material

There are many different materials that wigs are made from. You can choose from synthetic, human hair or even a blend. Synthetic hairs come in more styles and are easy to maintain. Synthetic wigs are also highly affordable. The human hair wigs, however, are of a better quality. You can style your human hair wig however you like. So, try the different materials, consider your budget and select the material.

Figure out your Cap Size

Usually, the regular cap size fits most heads. But for some, the cap might be too loose or too tight. You need to try out different cap sizes to find the perfect fit. A wig that is too loose runs the risk of coming undone and spoiling the look. A wig that is too tight will simply be too painful for you to even want to wear a wig anymore. To get the look and experience right, try out the different wig cap sizes before you buy one.

Select the Cap Type

There are various types of wig caps. From lace front to monofilament you get a large variety of options. Figure out how each type of wigs is different from each other. Depending on your budget and your wig design needs you can choose the wig cap type.

Get the Right Care Products

Just buying a wig is not the end of it. You need to buy the right hair care products for your wig. No matter what wig you choose to buy it will not last long if you do not take care of it. So, figure out the brands and kinds of wig care products that you need to buy.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Celebrating Smiles Through Art

Acts of Kindness Hosts Art Exhibit Benefitting Smile Train, the World’s Leading Cleft Charity

Photo from Smile Train Philippines Facebook Page
“A Celebration of Smiles: Creating smiles and second chances at life through art,” an art exhibit benefitting Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity was unveiled last July 19 by Acts of Kindness and Solaire Resorts and Casino. The exhibit is being held at Solaire's The Shoppes Artway.

The exhibit features artwork by local and international artists and some of Smile Train’s former cleft patients. The artwork will be available for sale until September 2 and will help raise funds and awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines.

We are grateful that Acts of Kindness is hosting this art exhibit to help raise awareness for Smile Train and our local programs here in the Philippines. Through this initiative, not only is Acts of Kindness able to showcase local and international talent, they are also able to help create a brighter future for children born with clefts,” said Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Area Director for Smile Train in Southeast Asia.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Smile Train to help fund various local programs to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for Filipinos.

Celebrating Smiles Through Art

The art exhibit showcases pieces from Roberto Sanchez, a DJ, and entrepreneur by trade, but creatively a self-taught artist; Jon Ray Fernandez, an airline professional turned mixed-media artist; Camy Cabral, a full-time artist with a background in design and advertising; and Albrecht Behmel, an award-winning artist and best-selling writer whose works have been shown in Paris, Beijing, New York, Moscow and London. Despite coming from different backgrounds with different styles of artwork, these artists came together to offer their pieces all for a good cause.

Apart from the seasoned artists, some of the artwork is from Smile Train’s former cleft patients including Julia Robert Capili, Angel Ibo, Pearl Angeli Miranda, Jervy Hobo, and Nickson Cabote. Having interacted with the guests, these individuals have shown how far they’ve come since their initial cleft surgery.

We hope that we can continue to raise awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines and all over the world through these small acts of kindness,” says Flaviano. “We want to continue to spread smiles and encourage others to do the same.”

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org. Follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.