Successful people have been known to have a morning routine to keep them on track and centered. Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime beauty products, is one of them and she shares what she does each and every morning.
Deere always wakes up at 8:30 each and every morning. She doesn’t even need an alarm clock. She just wakes up because her body clock tells her to. She always makes sure to get at least nine hours of sleep every night-it is her secret to beautiful skin. Deere is a morning person and loves to wake up, look out her kitchen window, and contemplate the day ahead.
Deere always make sure to stay hydrated and starts her day off with a glass of water . the air is very dry in Los Angeles where she lives so this is very important. After she gets hydrated, Deere likes to do her stretches. Her favorite stretches are the cat/camel stretch because it loosens up her body and feels god. Afterwards, she has breakfast of whether grits, or yoghurt or fruit. She likes to enjoy a glass of orange juice and makes her own from her orange tree.
Deere reviews her calendar on her phone and keep s in touch with her team through a chat s she is prepared before heading to the office. She responds to emails throughout the day but she also likes to keep her mornings free so she can keep her creative side open to new thoughts and ideas.
Deere likes to listen to music as she applies her makeup for the day and is currently listening to The Beatles. She grew up listening to them so it is a reminder of days past. Deere likes to start off with Glossier Face Wash and then moisturizer. She applies foundation and powder and then fills in her brows before starting her cheeks and lips. Her favorite parts of her beauty routine are the lipstick and blush because she loves color. She normally wears pink or red blush with a bold pink or red lipstick.
She loves to spend time with her Persian cats, Puffy Fluffles and Chester von Battingham, in the morning before heading off to the office around noon where she eats lunch and holds meetings. She tried to be done around 6 p.m. but will stay up until midnight if needed to get the work done.
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Shea Butter has slowly but surely made its way to the list of “must have items” for nearly everyone. Gifted to us from the motherland, Shea butter is a fat extract from the nuts produced by the African shea tree. Because of its potency in stearic acid and oleic acid, shea butter is widely used in cosmetics and as an active ingredient in skin moisturizers. The possibilities for using shea butter are seemingly endless due to the abundance of vitamins and fatty acids that are vital to healthy skin and hair. Shea butter is a great solution for dry and brittle hair, by locking moisture in and creating a barrier against your tresses to protect from heat and other elements. Applying a small amount of unrefined shea butter to your hair each time you wash or apply heat could help significantly reduce heat damage and frizziness.
People all over are discovering the many benefits of shea butter, putting into use in more ways than one. Healthy skin and nails are dreams nearly everyone share. Both men and women alike dream of having smooth, even skin and strong healthy nails. Aside from providing moisturizer and protection to your hair, shea butter also has the ability to help strengthen your nails and promote healthier skin. Thats right, kiss your face wash with the lengthy list of ingredients goodbye! Shea butter provides natural moisture and protection for your face or entire body, without the use of harmful or toxic chemicals, dyes or fragrances.
After watching her mother treat pregnant patients skin with raw unrefined shea butter, EuGenia Akuete was inspired. With the help of a few friends and supporters, she began to grow and produce her own shea butter, eventually establishing her own brand, Naasakle. When she was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, her daughter decided she had to do something to help see her mother’s dreams come true. She wanted to help improve the lives of Ghanaian women through the use of Shea butter, just as her mother-Grandma Sunshine. Here is where she found her inspiration for what would become Eugenia Shea.
With the guidance and knowledge of Grandma Sunshine, the mother-daughter tag team took on the world of business with a goal of bringing awareness to the benefits of shea butter, and building more economic and employment opportunities for women in their home town. In 2014 EuGenia Shea was born using her mother’s past experience and her knowledge of the wonders of shea. Currently, EuGenia Shea offers products for pregnancy, dermatological and everyday needs.
Doe Deere is the newest person to be regarded as a phenom in this social media and crazy world we all call home. She is a genius of self-promotion which wouldn’t have been possible if she were not equal parts charming, mysterious, and beautiful. She has the unique ability to make otherwise bizarre makeup and fashion look quite good, even to the traditional among us. Recently a fashion photographer from England used Deere and a doll in her likeness as an oversize portrait which sold for $90,000. Deere is not your ordinary young woman transplanted from Russia. She is a force to be reckoned with. A Sophia Lauren or a Bridgette Bardot for our times. The fashion magazine, Galore, goes on to report that Deere and her makeup product line, Lime Crime, have reached a new level of success; she has been named as one of the top inspiring female entrepreneurs selected by Self-Made magazine.
Deere and her product line, Lime Crime, became an Ebay success owing in large part to Deere’s artistic sense and her business acumen. She has created not only a successful business, which is hard enough to do, but a brand, a phenomenon, and a mystique as well. Deere has the image, the status, and the visual quality of an actress or a popular singer combined with the smarts and business sense of a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.
Deere and her brand, including the official Lime Crime blog curated by Doe Deere, have created a growing following of girls and young women who want to express themselves differently in our copycat culture. Perhaps some of her audience have been left out of the mainstream by our culture’s demands for beauty and body weight. But Deere’s impact on popular culture is having a pronounced effect and her further presence as a makeup and fashion visionary should continue well into the future.