Saturday, July 31, 2021

Major Highlights

Polk County Police Show Off Seized Jewelry After Drug Trafficking Arrests

“Can ya’ll make a rap song about this?” The Polk County Sheriff said during a press conference.

The Polk County Police Department arrested over two dozen people as a resulted of a reported 16-month long sting operation. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, investigators confiscated a notable amount of evidence from the scene that included $88,000 in cash, $89,000 worth of jewelry, and $283,000 worth of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.


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Other than stating the facts of the arrest, Judd made a concerted effort to mock the suspects that were arrested. “That’s right, they thought they were

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Day in the Life of Upcoming Jewelry Designer Charlotte Alden

  • Charlotte Alden is the founder of jewelry company lottie, which she started after losing her job last year.
  • Models and celebrities are already sporting her handmade designs. 
  • To Insider, Alden gives a behind-the-scenes look at running a jewelry brand as the category heats up. 
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Charlotte Alden was working as an art specialist at an auction house when COVID-19 reached the US and shuttered roughly 200,000 businesses. She lost her job and struggled to find another, so she bought a bead kit on Amazon and launched her own jewelry company in October.

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Is luxury jewellery rental a serious business?

The founders of Vivrelle beg to differ. Launched in September 2018, the company is emerging from the pandemic, and says it has seen triple-digit growth with an expanding waiting list of those eager to borrow bling for a monthly membership fee. The three tiers range from $99-$279, with products available including $4,000 Stephanie Gottlieb diamond earrings and a $1,790 Cartier bracelet. The company says it has been profitable since its sixth month of operation, and in April this year, Vivrelle raised $26 million in series A funding led by Origin Ventures, with participation from Chapford Capital Group.

Previously, there was

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Celebs Prove the Camp Jewelry Trend Is a Summertime Staple

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For us, the summer months are a time for reinvention and going back to the basics. Whether it’s escaping our comfort zones and trying out new fashion trends or taking part in activities that remind us of the carefee summers of our childhood, we are putting our energy into things that spark joy, especially after being stuck at

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Jennifer Lopez Has a Romantic New Piece of Jewelry Celebrating Her Ben Affleck Relationship

For anyone doubting Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s relationship the second time around, forget it — they are in it to win it. After becoming Instagram official and recreating that famous “Jenny from the Block” butt grab, we have no doubt these two are serious.

Now, Lopez is finding a new way to keep her beau close to her — a delicate necklace spelling out his name — “B-E-N.” (See the photos on Page Six.) The Hustlers star was spotted in Monaco with the new accessory and we have to wonder if it was a gift from

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Afterpay Sees BNPL Pact As Brick-and-Mortar Booster

For most Americans, buy now, pay later (BNPL) is still mostly an online shopping experience. That is where they first encountered the increasingly popular payment method and because BNPL offers in physical locales are less common. But Afterpay is looking to change that as the brand struck a deal with Westfield shopping centers in the U.S., teaming up to bring malls into the 21st century with joint investment in building customer experiences at Westfield shopping centers across the U.S. Starting of course, with Afterpay’s specialty — BNPL payments are now available at in-store locations like Lush Cosmetics, Aldo, The Children’s

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How Businesses Can Use Livestream Shopping to Reach More Customers

  • Livestream shopping is about to get a lot more popular in the US.
  • Real-time shows let you tell the story behind your brand and products.
  • We break down what livestreaming is and how to use the technology for your business.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Livestream shopping in the US is estimated to become a $6 billion market this year and $25 billion by 2023. Originally popularized in Asia, this method of ecommerce is like a modern QVC show meets Instagram live.

Small businesses, resellers, and collectors are using livestream shows to make thousands of dollars in sales.

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Keys Soulcare’s Skin Transformation Cream Is My Oily Skin Hero

Growing up in South Florida, I’ve always had to be careful with the skin care products I use. The humid climate makes finding the right moisturizer particularly tricky: Not only do I need something that hydrates without melting off or being too heavy to wear in the heat, but my skin is naturally oily, so it’s extra hard for one to stay in place long enough to do its job. After testing dozens upon dozens of creams to see which can stand up to my criteria, I’ve finally landed on my hero product: the Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream.

Because

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May 2021 Fashion Collaborations, News, and Launches

The weather is slowly but surely heating up, and spring fashion is following suit. From Burberry’s newest bag launch to Fendi’s trippy collaboration with Sarah Coleman, watch this space for the month’s newest and most anticipated fashion collaborations, launches, and products.

Saint Laurent Debuts Collaboration with Memphis

Who: Saint Laurent

What: Collaboration with Memphis

Where: Available now online and at YSL Stores worldwide.

Why: Anthony Vaccarello, creative director at Saint Laurent, has teamed up with Memphis Milano to create an assortment of homeware pieces, ceramic objects, and textile accessories. The collaboration will also include an exclusive capsule for Saint

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Southport woman launches beauty business being sold all over the world

A Southport woman has launched her own cosmetics company and it’s now being sold across the world.

Rachel Clarke, 43, launched her beauty business Vacient Cosmetics in October after struggling to find makeup suitable to wear to the gym.

The brand’s products are all hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, sweat resistant and non-comedogenic which means they don’t clog the pores.

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Rachel developed the brand over the last two years before finally launching in 2020, along with her friend and business partner Maria, who boasts more than

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This ‘bold and brave’ beauty brand creates makeup with transgender women in mind

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Exclusive: French Open to be delayed by a week due to President Macron’s latest Covid crackdown

The French Tennis Federation is expected to announce on Thursday that the next grand-slam event – the French Open – will be delayed by a week because of the tougher Covid-19 measures announced by President Macron last week. The delay will shift the event from a May 23 start to a May 30 start, and return the calendar to the old two-week gap between Roland Garros and Wimbledon. A more comfortable three-week interval has been the norm since 2015. The news follows

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