Jennifer Aniston is one of the most timeless beauties around, and as someone who is always on point we are eager to know any of her beauty tips and product recommendations. So, what are the secret beauty products she uses to keep her skin always looking enviably glowing and ageless?
What does “good service” mean in today’s digitally-driven retail world?
Is the economy on a down trend? Are millennials ruining the market? Is digital taking over, are we equipped? Are we in a recession? Should we expand? All of these “WHAT IFs” plague the mind of a business owner today. However, some of the biggest and strongest brands in history were created under these circumstances. Microsoft, Apple, Revlon, Fed Ex, Hyatt Hotels. How did they do it with the challenges they were facing... Answer, with big ideas and financial backing.
With an abundance of happenings in the ever-expanding world of niche, we look at: ‘affordable niche’ …the next big thing? Eco-options becoming available, including natural and sustainable fragrances, refillable packaging and ethically sourced ingredients. In packaging, raw materials’ origins, new molecules, oil houses and perfumers now regularly get a mention – unheard of just a few years ago.
“Microbeads successfully phasing out in cosmetics & personal care products,” say Australia’s Environment Ministers.
The excellent industry progress in phasing out solid plastic microbeads has been recognised at the 27 April Meeting of Environment Ministers (MEM).
“The voluntary phase-out of microbeads, which Ministers initiated in 2016, is on track,” said the MEM Statement.
Having been in the industry now for 18 years, (yes I feel old), it made me think back to my days on the retail floor of cosmetic halls around the country and how much retail in general, but especially for beauty, has changed. When I started my career at well known cosmetic houses, Beauty Advisors gave all the information most consumers received when it came to makeup application and skincare products.
So you have this brand/product that you love like your own child and you feel you have been working 24/7 to get attention. You have invested lots of money and time in packaging, typing up posts, sharing the products with friends, meeting with retailers and distributors and you feel you are still not getting any traction. What do you do next?
“Let’s not debate how much lead should be used in our lipstick, just get the chemicals out of our products.” This quote is from American Annie Leonard, creator of ‘The Story of Stuff’ and more recently ‘The Story of Cosmetics’. It has been displayed prominently on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website.
Wow. Let’s dissect that for a moment. Because not only is Ms Leonard’s statement misleading, it also promotes an incorrect understanding of chemicals and builds upon an already existing chemophobia (fear of chemicals).
You wouldn’t dream of leaving your office with the doors and windows unlocked, but the digital age presents a new level of responsibility when it comes to protecting your data - and most importantly, that of your customers.
Pursue your career dream, earn your wings and learn to fly. No need to imagine loving your work, create the right opportunities for you, place yourself in the right workplace and your dream will become a reality. The MGAP CEO Melanie Burnicle shares with you how she creates a career that she loves.