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Sunday, March 21, 2010

tranquility du jour #175: building a lipstick empire

Bonjour. Welcome to the 175th edition of Tranquility du Jour: A Guide to Bringing Tranquility to your Every Day. Today’s show features happenings and musings on building a lipstick empire with Poppy King.

Tranquilista Lifestyle: Joie de Vivre: Join me for a 6-week e-course focusing on the outlined in Tranquilista. Our six sessions will highlight ways to shape your world with spirituality, do-gooding, creativity, style, and entrepreneurship. Launches March 24.

Tranquilology Teleclass:Join moi for our next Tranquilology Teleclass "Bloom into Spring" on Monday, March 22 at 9pm ET. $10. View petals from winter's teleclass.

Workshops + Retreats: Consider joining moi on the Virtual Art Retreat with Wish Studio's Creative Cast April 30-May 2, a week long Yoga Lifestyle Retreat in lush Costa Rica May 29-June 5, a Tranquilista Retreat at Kripalu July 5-9, Denver workshops July 16-17, and a Yoga Retreat in India November 12-21.

Featured Tranquilista: Poppy King A native of Melbourne, Australia, Poppy fell in love with lipsticks the very first time she played dress-up with her mom, but by the time she was old enough to buy her own she couldn’t find the shades and textures she desired. So, the industrious teen started her lipstick line at 18 with nothing but passion. Her first lipsticks launched in 1992.
Since then, Poppy has become a leader in the cosmetic industry. Beginning with the creation of her first lipstick brand, “Poppy”, she has used her innovative foresight as a business tool. In her later role as Vice-President of Creative Marketing for Estee Lauder’s Prescriptives brand, Poppy combined creativity within the strict business environment of a large corporate makeup company. Eventually Poppy pooled the knowledge she had acquired through the years to author an unconventional business guidebook, “Lessons of a Lipstick Queen,” which is being used in colleges as a textbook for budding entrepreneurs in universities today.

In 2007, Poppy’s lipsticks were awarded, The Breakthrough Product of the Year in Prestige Cosmetics by Womens Wear Daily for her second line of lipsticks, aptly called “Lipstick Queen”.
“Lipstick Queen” is sold in upscale retail outlets worldwide. Poppy King lives and works in New York City

Savvy Sources:
Book: Lessons of a Lipstick Queen: Finding and Developing the Great Idea That Can Change Your Life

Signature Style
: The ballet-inspired spring collection has sprung at in en pointe pink, sugarplum purple, and noir. Whimsical, girly, feminine, and fun!
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moi said...

Do you plan on posting this episode to iTunes? I would love to download a copy to my iPhone/iPod and take a listen. Thanks!

Sarah said...

Kimberly, I'm not seeing this podcast on itunes. It didn't automatically download for me & when I went to Tranquilista in the itunes store, it looks like the most recent podcast showing is yoga & wine.