When she graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in May, Jaylen Marie Block had already been working on opening her mink-hair eyelash business for about seven months. On July 11, J-Baby Lashes officially opened for business. Block, who usually goes by Jaylen Marie, said she’s close to turning a profit, and the J-Baby Lashes Facebook page has gotten almost 900 likes since its creation on June 4. “Something I’ve always wanted to do is have (a) cosmetic business,” Jaylen said. Jaylen came out as transgender during her sophomore year at DLHS, and started experimenting with makeup, investing in top-notch brands. She tried a variety of false eyelashes and eyelash extensions, but couldn't find a pair she was happy with. That is when her cosmetics business idea really started to take root. listen live watch live … [Read more...] about Detroit Lakes teen launches mink-hair eyelash business
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Olivia Jade Giannulli infamously said that she didn’t “really care about school” — though she certainly used her college experience as a marketing tool. Before becoming the poster child for the college-scamming scandal, which may see her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli, end up behind bars, the 19-year-old ex-University of Southern California freshman scored sponsorships because of her 1.4 million Instagram followers and nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers. Mae Karwowski, founder of an influencer marketing agency called Obviously, estimates that Olivia Jade was likely making six figures. And with her makeup line at Sephora and brand deals with companies such as Amazon (where she promoted dorm decor), Smashbox and Too Faced, “it could be upwards of $200,000,” Karwowski, who has worked on influencer campaigns with Coca-Cola and Google, tells The Post. While the bribery scandal may have put Olivia Jade’s career as an … [Read more...] about Sexy college influencers are cashing in like Olivia Jade
You came to NYU wearing your Adidas Stan Smith sneakers to find out that those are out and those chunky FILA sneakers are in. How were you supposed to keep up with the trends here at NYU? Look to Instagram, or rather the Instagrams of heavily-followed NYU students. Instagram has become a mood board for many with its option to save posts and curate personalized collections. The “Explore” page, an endless grid of photos based off your Instagram habits, subjects you to the black hole of posts. If you’re even remotely interested in fashion, you’re bound to find the world of fashion influencers — maybe even those of NYU students. In addition to outfit of the day posts, their feeds are sprinkled with sponsored posts, which bring them — along with their follower count — up to influencer status. Here are five NYU students, who run influencer-level status ‘grams, to follow in your pursuit of stepping up your fashion game. (Or to just scroll … [Read more...] about Five NYU Fashion Influencers You Need to Follow
By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. Candy is controversial. Scouring the globe in search of the sweet stuff reveals just how different our palates are — and how much we have in common. By MARY H. K. CHOI OCT. 24, 2018 Photo Illustration by MASSIMO GAMMACURTA Whenever I land in a new country, before I’ve even left the arrivals hall, my mind turns to shopping. Not the boutiques or cosmetics counters, no duty-free sunglasses and designer perfumes for me. No, the pressing calculus as I make my way to baggage claim is driven by drugstores, kiosks, supermarkets and vending machines. In a new port of call, I like to know what sort of candy I’m dealing with. As with breakfast foods, I believe candy is often tastier the less expensive it is. I like my confections approachable. Low-rent. Basic. Shot through with … [Read more...] about These Are the World’s Best Candies. Want to Fight About It?
Now Playing: Rachel Hollis' "Girl, Wash Your Face" was released in February. It just passed the million-sold mark after a slow start. Its release was was what led Rachel and her husband Dave to become a self-help power couple. (Sept. 14) Media: Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — How to kick butt at the office. How to kick butt as a parent. How to kick butt, so to speak, in your marriage. There's no shortage of books, podcasts, blogs and social streams of people dispensing advice, motivation, home tips and the idea that personal growth, happiness and health can be achieved if one just follows and believes. So what's a life guru to do? Well, write a book that lands at the top of just about every best-seller list, for starters. Love her or trash her, Rachel Hollis has done just that with "Girl, Wash Your Face," a collection of lies she once told herself and how she turned them around. Hollis, 35, is the little engine that could as she reaches for more every day of her … [Read more...] about ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ writer Rachel Hollis ready for more