Unlike most of the other beauty bloggers and makeup influencers, Doe Deere does not spend hours at a time on her makeup each morning. She likes to spend her mornings getting creative but she also knows that it is not necessarily the best thing to spend the entire morning working on her face. Instead, she tries to make sure that she has a set routine, that she gives herself time to contemplate the different things that she has going on and then she lets out some creative energy by doing her makeup. By doing this, she never has a morning that is complicated and she always knows exactly what is going to go on in the morning. All of this happens in the time from 8:30 (when she wakes up) until noon (when she goes into the office most days, unless there’s an early meeting that she has to go to).
Once Doe Deere wakes up on her own without an alarm clock, she always has water first thing. She has stated that she does this to help combat the dryness of Los Angeles because that can be damaging to the skin. She also stays hydrated throughout the day but knows that drinking a big glass of water in the morning is the best way for her to make sure that she is going to have as clear skin as possible. It also helps her to kick start her day and gives her time to watch the world go by while she wakes up.
From there, she needs to stretch. While she is not necessarily someone who does a lot of sports, she recognizes the importance of stretching. She has taken some of her stretching moves from different yoga poses and she does them to simply let herself loosen up before she begins her day. After the stretching, it is breakfast time. Doe Deere usually eats something like grits or fruit and yogurt. She likes a light breakfast but also one that is nutrient-packed so that she will be able to continue with the rest of her morning without getting hungry.
A couple of hours before it is time for Doe Deere to go into the office, she starts to get ready. Her makeup is always the first thing that she does after she washes her face. She does not have her own foundation as a part of her Lime Crime line so she uses MAC or L’Oreal. Then, she uses her own makeup line for her blush, eyes and lips. After she does this and picks out the perfect outfit, she does her hair. She always makes sure to shower at night so that her hair is easier to work with in the morning.
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The founder of Lime Crime cosmetics, Doe Deere is an inspiration to many women because she followed her dream and become a success. Doe Deere embraces the role of being the reason more women are pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams and she does as much as she can to help. Not only does Doe Deere give generously of her time speaking at conferences and to various groups, she also invites women interested in becoming entrepreneurs to contact her for advice and guidance. And she is glad to do it. Doe Deere was inspired by other female entrepreneurs so she wants to give back.
To many people building a business is a man’s job. But Doe Deere and a growing number of other women are turning this belief on its ear and launching successful businesses of their own. For Doe Deere the drive to became a business owner started young. As a preteen she sold temporary tattoos to her classmates. Doe Deere has also tried her hand at being a model, fashion designer and even a rock & roll artist. It was while preparing to perform on a show and not being able to find the brightly colored make-up she needed that gave rise to Lime Crime cosmetics. Rather than settle for less than she wanted, Doe Deere decided to produce the make-up she needed by hand.
Using vegan ingredients, Doe Deere learned how to create make-up. When she showed them to the people on her online make-up tutorial they were impressed and told her she should offer the products for sale. Doe Deere took their advice and Lime Crime cosmetics was born. Deere had long loved bright colors and playing with make-up. Lime Crime cosmetics enables her to do both. Plus her products are never tested on animals, are easy to use and resist smudging. Little did Doe Deere know that there were millions of people worldwide looking for great make-up in neon-bright colors.
Building a successful cosmetics brand has been a labor of love for Doe Deere. Born in Russia and raised in New York City, she combines boldness with an incredible work-ethic. Plus, she also remain deeply involved in the creation of new colors and products.
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Malini Saba is a renowned investor and philanthropist. She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Sri Lankan parents and grew up in Australia. She moved to the U.S. when she was 19 years old. Life has not always been a bed of roses for her, but she was always determined to be successful and never gave up regardless of her then desperate situation.
Her investment career began when she would gate crash events and seek the advice of top investment bankers. She then used the little savings she had to invest in technology companies and has grown over the years to become one of the world’s greatest investors. She has been in the investment business for over 20 years now and has an investment company, Saban, whose board she chairs. Malini has done many works of philanthropy including visiting Tsunami victims in 2004 and pledging $10million to the affected families.
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Malini’s story was recently featured on The Story Exchange’s website, a non-profit media organization that tells the stories of women who are making a difference in the community. She founded Stree: Global Investments in Women in 2001 to help women and children in developing countries across the world. The organization does this by providing healthcare, education and safe accommodation for women and children with the hopes of giving them a chance in life and making the future bright for them.
Malini’s definition of success is doing what one loves and deriving joy from accomplishing one’s aspirations. She has no regrets whatsoever and though she may have made some mistakes in her past, she has drawn important lessons from them. Malini’s biggest success is her daughter who inspires her to keep fighting for women and children and makes her see meaning in her foundation.
Her biggest challenge so far has been dealing with government in developing countries. She says corruption and bribery are rampant in these countries and it has been difficult for her to advocate for positive policy and change. Despite all this, she has always stood her ground and does not let anything hinder her from achieving her goals. Malini’s greatest role model is Mother Theresa as she stood firm in her belief in God and helped millions of people.
Malini Saba is truly passionate about helping women and children. She has a blog through which she addresses various issues affecting women, especially in developing countries.