3 Natural Ingredients That Are Amazing For Healthy Hair

As more and more studies are released on websites like wikipedia.org that document the dangerous effects of chemicals used in commercial hair care products, women are turning to more natural alternatives for healthy and beautiful hair. Among the most dangerous ingredients used in hair care products are synthetic fragrances which have been linked to birth defects and sodium lauryl sulfate which dries hair out and causes follicle damage.

Luckily, there are natural ingredients that can effectively clean your hair and keep it soft and hydrated. These ingredients are inexpensive, easy to use and completely safe for your hair as well as your body.

  1. Chamomile

Chamomile is known for its calming effects on the mind as well as the body. Chamomile also has a powerful calming effect on hair that is frizzy and damaged. This amazing flower smooths strands that have been agitated and helps make hair more manageable.

  1. Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable glycerin is a natural humectant, meaning that it draws moisture from the air. By putting vegetable glycerin in your hair, you are encouraging moisture from the air to hydrate your hair and scalp. Vegetable glycerin will also seal in existing moisture while protecting your strands from agitation and breakage.

  1. Rosemary

Rosemary is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can heal scalp conditions like dandruff. This herb is also known for its cleansing properties, making it a fantastic rinse that will remove dirt and impurities from your hair.

Luckily, there are products on the market that use all of these ingredients at once. One popular product is the Cleansing Conditioner made by WEN hair. This product acts as a shampoo and conditioner and gently cleans and hydrates hair without the use of toxic ingredients.

WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner by stylist Chaz Dean uses an all-natural formula that will keep hair healthy, shiny, soft and totally manageable. If you’re ready to ditch the toxic ingredients used in commercial hair care products, switch to WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner to transform hair almost instantly. Wen hair care products are available on QVC and salon stores.

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Chicago Illinois-George Street photo and Video

George Street photo and Video is a wedding photography company. The company is located in Chicago, Illinois, and takes photos for the Chicago Metro area. Many reviews say that the company has been able to capture their wedding in expert, professional looking photos. The prices of photographs range from about one-two thousand dollars. Clients say that these prices seem very reasonable and fair for the photos taken. The Knot, a wedding planning website, says that George Town Photo is a great company to use, and recommends it to their clients. Whether you are looking for candid or posed shots, or even both, George Town Photo and Video is the way to go.

Soros Continues His Progressive Role in American Politics

The George Soros self-made billionaire currency trader, will continue to be a figure in the American political landscape. Soros attended a post-election conference of the Democratic Alliance (DA), held at the Mandarin Hotel in Washington DC, on November 14. Soros is one of the founding members of the DA. The DA’s stated aims are “a fair democracy, an inclusive economy, and an environmentally sustainable future.” The group includes wealthy and influential members, from an array of industries. Members are required to donate funds to progressive causes on time.com, such as the protection of human rights and the preservation of the environment. The organization strongly supported Hilary Clinton this past election, and met in response to Trump’s surprising victory.

George Soros was a featured speaker at the DA meeting. His speech was described as invoking “… personal experience living through the Holocaust and Soviet Communism in the context of preparing for a Trump presidency.” The agenda also noted that Soros, who grew up in Hungary “… has devoted his foundations to protecting the kinds of open societies around the world that are now threatened in the United States itself.” Soros had spoken out previously against Trump’s strident anti Muslim rhetoric, saying Trump was “doing the work of Isis.” DA president, Gara LaMarche, who moderated Soros’ talk, said, “I don’t think there is anyone who has looked at Trump, including many respected conservatives, who doesn’t think the experience of authoritarian states would not be important to learn from here. And to the extent that Soros and his foundations have experience with xenophobia in Europe, Brexit, etc., we want to learn from that as well.”

The DA, is also now focusing on strategies for the next elections on Politico. LaMarche told members gathered at a welcome dinner, that reassessment was necessary. “You don’t lose an election you were supposed to win, with so much at stake without making some big mistakes, in assumptions, strategy and tactics.” He also emphasized that any reassessment should not randomly assign blame and “must take place without recrimination and finger pointing, whatever frustration and anger some of us feel about our own allies in these efforts.”

Although the DA admits mistakes were made, one DA pointed out Clinton’s significant lead in the popular vote on project-syndicate.org as a sign the the efforts of the Democratic party had not completely failed. The fact that Clinton won the popular vote by a resounding margin, is no doubt some solace to Soros and other DA members as they focus on the 2017 and 2018 statewide election. Issues such as increasing voter turnout, wooing blue collar voters, and protecting voting rights, will be a part of the DA’s efforts.

Reference: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/

The Lime Crime Effect


Anyone who’s involved in the cosmetics industry knows that beauty companies come and go. Still, the big established companies (like Revlon and L’Oreal) are in it for the duration, and there are some successful upstarts (like Urban Decay) that have brought new life into the industry and become established in their own way. Yet when a new company comes along that literally changes “the face” of an industry, you know it’s time to pay attention.

Lime Crime is a cosmetics industry upstart that came on the scene back in 2007-2008. It was launched by a Russian emigre named Doe Deere who had already had an online fashion business. Deere took some of the color concepts she’d worked with in her fashion line and applied them to cosmetics. The result is the bold and innovative look of her cosmetics brand, which is now becoming an influence on some of the larger brands.

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Bold Color For Bold and Adventurous Women



This brand has become known for the truly bold way it uses color to highlight a woman’s natural beauty. There’s a rock and roll and even goth feel to the looks that this brand has helped to achieve, and it’s nothing if not attention getting. Many of the brand’s users have responded to the Lime Crime page on Instagram, to rather amazing effect. The page encourages the brand’s users to upload photos of themselves wearing their own looks using the company’s powders and lipsticks, and the page now boasts over 2 million users.


There’s no doubt this company’s innovative use of color, and the Internet itself, is making it a true trend setter. If you haven’t discovered this amazing makeup brand yet, it’s definitely time to explore the Lime Crime difference, and this innovative company’s new approach to color and beauty.


Your Shampoo Can Be Causing Hair Loss

Hair loss is one of the biggest concerns of anyone who cares about their looks, and while hair loss is common in the elderly, people of any age may experience this unfortunate condition.

There are many contributing factors to hair loss, including genetics, poor lifestyle choices and exposure to unhealthy chemicals on your scalp. One of the biggest culprits for premature hair loss and hair thinning, surprisingly, is what’s in your shampoo.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is the leading ingredient in many popular shampoos, and it’s what gives shampoo that foamy and rich lather. This ingredient acts as a cleansing agent by bonding together dirt and grease so that impurities may be easily rinsed out under running water.

Related: Chaz Dean Discusses Developing Natural and Effective Hair Products

The truth about sodium lauryl sulfate, however, is that it’s just too harsh of a detergent for our delicate hair and scalp. This ingredient is also used in dishwasher detergent and floor cleaners because of its aggressive ability to remove grease and dirt.

Recent studies have shown that those who have a build-up of sodium lauryl sulfate on their scalp due to poor rinsing after usage are at a high risk for hair loss. Due to the harsh nature of this chemical, the build-up can corrode hair follicles over time. Additionally, sodium lauryl sulfate has been shown to dry hair out and cause it to break.

Related: 7 Best Wen Products — and the 2 Worst

Therefore, if premature hair loss is a concern of yours, it’s a good idea to switch to a method of cleaning hair that does not use this harsh ingredient. One popular example is the Cleansing Conditioner by Wen by Chaz. This product is completely free of sodium lauryl sulfate, cleaning hair thoroughly with only natural, gentle ingredients.

Wen’s Cleansing Conditioner relies on botanical extracts that have been proven to remove dirt from hair non-aggressively. This product also deeply conditions hair to protect it against dryness and breakage.

If you want to avoid premature hair loss, it’s time to ditch shampoos that contains sodium lauryl sulfate for good and buy Wen Cleansing Conditioner for yourself today.

For more information on Wen Cleansing Conditioner, view their pages on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


Just A Beginning With Innovative Video Marketing Technology at Talk Fusion

Talk Fusion is an innovative company that offers all-in-one video marketing solutions to help promote products and services, even charity, by creating advertising campaigns on video e-mails and video newsletters, as well as coordinating live meetings and video chat, including customer sign-up forms. Entrepreneur Bob Reina, founder and CEO of Talk Fusion, offers award-winning products of innovative video technology marketing solutions. His headquarters is based out of Brandon, Fla., since 2007, and has grown into a global base clientele in over 100 countries. After a decade in business, the company will also continue to offer incentives for independent associates and their wives/or husbands in 2017 who are building their business throughout the year. This year, 2017, Talk Fusion is offering associates a trip in December to Milan, Italy, as a motivator to succeed in business.


Last August of 2016, Talk Fusion earned the 2016 Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award from the world’s leading business-to-business and integrated marketing media company in communication and technology industries, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC). Talk Fusion Video Chat uses the web real-time communications (WebRTC) technology platform that provides the opportunities for online face-to-face like communications on most mobile devices: smartphones, desktops or tablets. Furthermore, Fusion Talk’s Video Chat app is available on Google Play, as well as iTunes.


Reina says to PR Newswire that with innovative video marketing solutions technology is just a beginning. “Our talented IT team has big plans for the future of our All-in-One Video Marketing Solution. They’re dedicated to staying ahead of the curve, and that’s what Talk Fusion is all about” says Reina to PR Newswire, August 18, 2016.


The year of 2016 has been a great year overall for Talk Fusion from being recognized for bringing quality data, voice, and video communications into the market by TMC. In addition to being an award winning communications and innovative technology company, and thus offering Free Trials and introducing WebRTC recorders, Fusion Talk is now launching Talk Fusion Instant Pay, together with all-in-one video marketing solutions.

Brand Packaging Genius With Evolution of Smooth

How did EOS, a small lip balm startup, rocket to success so quickly? The brand started as a startup composed of three men who all had a combined background that they could look to when forecasting the projection of success for the brand. The three men had experience in small startups and also in brand packaging which is evident when looking at EOS products at a glance.

The little pods of EOS lip balm are about more than lip balm. They are about having a pleasurable routine, using a product with an aesthetic, and making the mundane feel enjoyable. They saw that women were getting a little tired of the unisex tube of chap stick, especially because women were using a lip balm product as a part of a daily routine. They wanted it to feel more fun and enlivened, to treat their lip care process like a part of their makeup routine. This beautiful packaging that defines EOS encompasses what their millennial female customer is; fun, hip, modern, and colorful.

It didn’t take long for the company to get off the ground and when they found their first buyer, they decided to invest early in their custom machinery so they would be able to keep the product manufacturing in house. Getting a solid footing this way, they were able to market a little bit later down the line, avoiding hype and actually promoting their product to then niche that was already buying.

Putting the products in the hands of beauty bloggers and pop culture icon celebrities helped to promote the brand in a high impact way. One video blogger session could reach hundreds of thousands eventually and headlining for Demi Lovato could reach hundreds of thousands instantly. EOS was really able to get the ball rolling, and it goes!

You’re invited to evolutionofsmooth.com the Evolution of Smooth website and Facebook page for more details on the fastest growing EOS lip balm in the industry

You can read the full EOS history here: https://www.fastcompany.com/3063333/startup-report/the-untold-story-of-how-lip-balm-upstart-eos-outdid-chapstick


A Man of Integrity

Billy McFarland is a young man in his early 20s who has accomplished more in his young life than most people get done in two lifetimes.

At the age of 13, he established his own successful business in his hometown that found customers for a local business.

While just a freshman at Bucknell University, McFarland put together a company called Spling which is still a very vibrant business today. It transforms the URL of a company into a graphic design which helps to brand the company. McFarland is still the CEO and clients include Universal, Hearst, Discovery, and Warner.

Most recently, in 2013, at the age of 23, McFarland founded Magnises. Magnises is a format designed expressly for millennials. Millenials will receive with their $250 annual membership fee, access to very substantial discounts and perks to many of their favorite restaurants, clubs, bars, events, concerts, exclusive meeting venues, travel, and special occasions.

Members receive the Magnises Card, or the “Black Card” which copies the information from the credit or debit card of the member onto the magnetic strip of the Black Card. Payment and discounts are then extracted from the Black Card.

Ownership of the Black Card has become quite the status measurement among those who are “in the know, ” and it is recommended by members just about everywhere.

Growth in membership has been off the charts, as evidenced by the end of 2015 when Magnises sported well over 10,000 members at its two locations in New York City and Washington D.C.

The targeted demographic of young managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and others on their way up in their careers between the ages of 21 and 35 describes those who are mainly interested and supportive of the concept.

Millennials thrive on socialization, getting together, bragging about their exploits, and exchanging business contacts. The platform of Magnises is the perfect means for them to get an attractive discount for the things that they are already doing.

According to Crunchbase, expansion from a regional to a national reach is one of Billy McFarland’s objectives, and a recent influx of $3 million from a venture capitalist will no doubt fuel that goal. Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and London are favored locations that are in Billy McFarland’s sights.

It will be exciting to watch, as millennials in other areas are looking forward to Magnises in their area.

Securus Allowed My Husband To Help My Daughter With Homework

I have to tell you about what happened the other day. My husband actually got to help my daughter with her homework because of video visitation by Securus. I know, that doesn’t sound like a big deal. But it is a big deal when you learn that my husband is in prison.


We used to have to drive to him and visit face-to-face in order to get any help with her homework. That was exhausting. It would take an entire Saturday to drive all the way across the state. She would bring her homework to do in the car, I would load up the gas tank, and I would drive for hours just to get there.


It wouldn’t get any better once we got there. My husband’s prison charges for parking! Can you believe that? It is in a rural area yet they somehow justify a charge for parking. Then we have to go through security. They route through my daughter’s books, backpack, and pat us down. It is pretty humiliating.


Once we get inside, it didn’t get any easier. His prison is really intimidating. It kind of smells bad, everything is hard and cold, and we’re forced to wait for long periods of time. We would be tired when we finally saw him.


We are forced to sit on hard benches, with a hard table, and we cannot touch him. It is difficult for my daughter to see him in this situation. But with a video visitation technology, she just sees his face. She visits with him like she would visit one of her friends. This technology is incredibly normal to her, and it really seems she enjoys these virtual visits. I am just glad that my husband can help her with her math homework. I am no good at that.


The World of Sapphire Rings

The Popularity of Sapphire Engagement Rings

The popularity of sapphire engagement rings have been on the rise since Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been wearing one. However, this is not the only time sapphire engagement rings have been popular. As a matter of fact, Princess Diana wore one back in the day which set a trend among the masses. But the royal family didn’t see that so highly, calling her ring the “commoners ring”. Another reason why the sapphire ring is so popular is because many people have gotten tired of the same, old tradition of gold or platinum engagement rings. And with sapphire coming in various colorations as well as being set in various ways, people are more drawn to these beautiful arrangements of choices. They don’t just come in the color of blue. They can come in the colors of pink, orange, white, yellow, etc. Also, the arrangements can have different cuts, such as oval, heart-shaped, and round cut. They can also be set off with diamonds or other combinations.

Natural vs Synthetic Sapphire

The differences between natural and synthetic sapphires include that the natural sapphire is mined from the Earth, and synthetic sapphire is made with the same chemical, physical, and other properties to create sapphire like the properties from the earth. Synthetic sapphire are just not mined. They are created. Due to that fact, many think that the natural is more authentic due to the gemstone coming from the earth itself. On the other hand, many have argued that the same properties from Earth are used in scientific labs to create the same thing. They also say there are no impurities because the synthetic sapphires are not mined. Nevertheless, the same looking sapphire that is natural will be a lot more expensive than the synthetic one.