MANILA -- Every woman is always searching for the perfect shade of lipstick. For many, this pursuit is, at times, frustrating, whether you’re a self-confessed lipstick fanatic, or a newbie to the world of makeup. Here to ease the pain is Lab-i Lipstick Design Studio in Eastwood City, an experience store that’s 100% dedicated to lipstick. “I have always been one of those fanatics for lipsticks, always searching for the perfect shade, and I am never, ever satisfied. I own hundreds and hundreds of lipsticks, and at 64 years old today, I still have to find the perfect color, and I think that’s what everyone wants. Together with my partner, we wanted to create our own lipstick using natural botanicals and organic ingredients,” explained Eleanor Leung, owner and founder of Lab-i. With shelves lined with numerous products, finding the right shade in the store might feel daunting at first, but their experienced personnel will guide you through the … [Read more...] about The perfect shade: You can make your own lipstick at this beauty studio
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Opinion PUBLISHED: 09:12 21 February 2019 Jamie Brown Jamie Brown, from the Archant learning and development team. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant It might be an unpopular opinion, but you really do need a website, says Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact. Often when speaking about digital I get asked the question “Do I really need a website? Can’t I just use Google listings and Facebook?” My answer is always the same and almost always unpopular.I think that today a serious business needs a website.MORE: In digital marketing, knowing your product is keyA business does need Google listings and social media, don’t get me wrong here. But when those platforms can change the way your business appears at a moment’s notice you can’t seriously rely on them to be your ‘home’ online. Facebook changed its algorithm just over a year ago and the resulting change dented the visibility of small businesses … [Read more...] about Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact: Making your website work for you
Ivy Lawson never imagined she would open a business in Boston’s North End. Born in Jamaica and raised in Hyde Park, she said that as a kid growing up in Boston she knew that the city’s Italian neighborhood wasn’t considered a place where she was welcome. She recalled that as a teen in the ’70s, during the years of Boston’s busing crisis, she would stand across from the neighborhood with one of her friends, who was Italian. “Of course the Rose Kennedy Greenway wasn’t there, Haymarket wasn’t the same, but we used to stand on the other side,” Lawson said. “And me, being a black person, she would run and get us pizza slices and go back. I remember that as teenagers we used to do that. We didn’t come to this section of the North End. You just didn’t, because it wasn’t, like, allowable.” But yet decades later, on Nov. 19, she opened a storefront for her business, Ivyees “Everything Honey,” on a … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not trying to be anybody’s hero or anybody’s pioneer’: Ivy Lawson is making history with her honey shop in the North End
Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
After plenty of drama unfolded – particularly among nervous fans – the Toronto Maple Leafs hashed out a six-year deal worth just under $7 million per year for William Nylander. Fans, coach Mike Babcock, GM Kyle Dubas, Nylander, and hockey media at large let out an exhale. But, for some, the immediate question returned: how are the Maple Leafs going to make this fit under the salary cap for 2019-20 and beyond? After all, the futures of Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner (and even Jake Gardiner?) held up Nylander’s negotiations, to some extent, in the first place. During the NHL’s recent Board of Governors meetings, word surfaced that the cap ceiling will be approximately $83 million in 2019-20. That number can change, yet it’s a helpful window for the Maple Leafs to consider. It’s also helpful that it’s a nice bump up from this season’s high mark of $79.5M. Let’s be honest, though: this would probably be challenging even if the cap was … [Read more...] about Can Maple Leafs make salary cap work after signing Nylander?