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Arsenia Blu is a new name for my natural skincare company.  Created in February 2004, we've been formulating and manufacturing handmade artisan soaps since the very beginning.  We are in the process of rebranding, and Launching our business under a new name and ask for your support.  We need to raise $1500  to purchase new molds for our business.  Please click the link below to see our Crowdfunding project and show your support.

We will be launching in Spring 2015.

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Songs with "Lady" in the title

Sometimes it’s good to take a break from the everyday of business and have some fun.  See how many R&B songs you can come up with that have the word “Lady” in the title.  Here’s what I came up with.


“Golden Lady”- Stevie Wonder

“Lady”- The Whispers

“Three Times a Lady”- Lionel Ritchie

“Elusive Lady”- Pockets

“Lady Love”- Lou Rawls

“Fall in Love, Lady Love”- The Dramatics

“Foxy Lady”- Jimi Hendrix

“You Are My Lady”- Freddie Jackson

“Lady of Magic”- Maze

“Who’s That Lady”- The Isley Brothers


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As business owners, we sacrifice a lot to keep our businesses alive and growing.  For many of us this is our only means of supporting our families. 
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How Do You Achieve Your Goals

It is easy to feel stuck when you have not accomplished your desired goals. Achieving your goals makes you feel good about yourself and that you are on the right track in life. For this reason it is important to know how to get the assistance we need to usher us to success. Building community, mentoring and coaching are resources that are available to help you realize your business goals. Below are some suggestions on how to use these resources to achieve your professional and personal goals.

Building Community

One of the best uses of the Internet is that it can connect us to information and resources needed. At this time in the world, whatever your interest, you can find a group or community talking about it. In these online communities you can find information to further your progress in reaching your goals. You can also become a resource for someone who may post a question that you have the answer to.  Doing this can makes you feel good and gives you a sense of empowerment. 

Being part of a community also helps you know you are not alone. Most of the time when we feel stuck it seems that everyone in the world is moving forward but us. Actively engaging with others that have the same goal and working through similar challenges, helps you feel understood and motivates you to continue.  It helps you ‘focus on your potential and not your limitations’ as Alan McGinnis stated. Focusing on what you can do helps you be in a mental space to achieve your goals.


Another resource that helps you reach your goals is getting a mentor. When you are working towards a new endeavor that you do not have any experience or knowledge of, a mentor is valuable.  Overwhelming feelings arise when you working toward a new goal. There are times when you have no clue how you are going to achieve your goal.  A mentor is a person that has already achieved your goal, so they can see how you will be able to succeed. They have been where you are and understand your challenges. They can tell you what obstacles have to be removed to acquire your goals. In addition to these benefits, they can also tell you the various strategies to use to attain your goal.

Professional Coaching

Another resource to aid you in achieving your goals is working with a coach. Coaches are professionals that can help you identify the right strategies for you to use based on your life responsibilities. They can help you remain on track and offer ideas that you haven’t thought of that will be time efficient and effective. Like a mentor, they can also see you in the future with this goal achieved – they can see the best of you and for you when you feel lost in the details.

Although reaching a goal can feel like a daunting task, there are options that can help you. We live in a time where a lot of answers are at the end of our fingertips. Replace the feelings of stress and being unfulfilled by taking steps to find information or people that can help you achieve your goals.

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Importance of E-Presence in the Google Age
By []Maria Lisa

In the world that we are living in today, we want everything to be a click away and internet provides the platform to do just that. Many term an IT expert as the engineers of the modern era and why not it is due to them that we can buy, sell, learn, teach and do pretty much everything that comes to mind. Websites and web designing play a pivotal role in today's society. Long story cut short, a well managed website brings profits and recognition to any business.

In the digital age websites are the most effective tools to attract customers and the best way to utilize this tool is to have as much and as easily understandable information as possible information displayed on your websites. As the end user loves web pages that save their time, cost and energy.

To have a compact website that covers all aspects and gives the user all the information that he desires through a simple yet attractive interface the web designer needs to know what exactly the customer is looking for, one has to get into the shoes of the customer and understand his needs and preferences like his own. i.e the website developer or the designer or for that matter even the programmer should know exactly what information does the customer need, how to facilitate him/her and keeping things clear and simple without compromising on presentation.

Bottom line is website development must be precise, on the target and object oriented in order to get maximum output.

Coming to the technical side there there are various diverse technologies being used for website designing. Some of the major technologies that are being used most commonly are as follows:

Server-side scripting (e.g PHP and ASP)

Markup languages (e.g HTML, XHTML and XML)

Style sheet languages (e.g CSS and XSL)

Multimedia technologies (e.g Flash and Silverlight)

Database technologies (e.g MySQL, MSSQL)

Client-side scripting (e.g JavaScript and VBScript)

Furthermore websites may also be divided into static and dynamic depending on the utility of the website and the designing budget. A dynamic website usually comes along with a content management system using which you can easily update content sitting anywhere in the world if you have access to internet.


The benefits of having a website are countless in this era that would be remembered as the GOOGLE age for the years to come. Here are some very important advantages of website development and having an e-presence:

1- 24/7 access to customers/users whenever and wherever they want it.

2- Having an online presence means you have a global presence, meaning feedback from any part of the world is made possible opening new avenues to expand your business and getting recognition.

3- Comfortable way to do business, all you need is a laptop and an internet connection to be a businessman doing business worldwide sitting on your living room couch with all the comfort you need to work efficiently.

These and many other advantages make []website design ing & []website creation and development a hot cake in the market and make you realize that doing business is not so hard anymore. All you need is a little bit of determination, a whole lot of skill and some patience.
That is the secret behind having a successful e-presence!

Article Source: [] Importance of E-Presence in the Google Age


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Looking Sexy is Part of Feeling Sexy.....

Corsets have a long history. They bring all type of thoughts to mind. 

The corset has been an important article of clothing for several centuries, evolving as fashion trends have changed. Women, as well as some men, have used it to change the appearance of their bodies.

The corset first became popular in sixteenth-century Europe, reaching the zenith of its popularity in the Victorian era. The earliest image of a possible corset was made ca. 2000 BC. The image is of a Cretan woman, and the article of clothing depicted might be perceived as a corset; however, it is worn as an outer-garment. While the corset has typically been worn as an undergarment, it has occasionally been used as an outer-garment; corsets as outer-garments can be seen in the national dress of many European countries.

The term "corset" is attested from 1300, coming from the French "corset" which meant "a kind of laced bodice." The term "stays" was frequently used in English from c. 1600 until the early twentieth century

Now corsets symbol sexual power and freedom. Here are some designs that just shout I'm powerful. Click on the pictures for more information.


Taryn Waist Training Underbust Corset (797) Authentic Steel Boned Black Brocade Underbust Corset 20 Spiral Steel Bone, 4 Flat Steel BoneFront Length: 14 inch (35.5 cm)Side Length: 11.7 inch (29.7 cm)Back Length: 12.0 inch (30.50 cm)Fabric: BrocadeLining: 100% CottonFront Opening: Metal Busk


Eloise Gothic Corset Authentic Steel Boned Black Brocade & Faux Leather Underbust Corset 14 Flat Steel Bone, 2 Spiral Steel BoneFront Length: 11 inch (28 cm)Side Length: 9.5 inch (24 cm)Back Length: 11.5 inch(29.20 cm)Fabric: Brocade & Faux LeatherLining: 100% CottonOpening: Side Coil Zipper



Aliza Brocade Gothic Corset Authentic Steel Boned Black Brocade Overbust Corset 12 Flat Steel Bone, 4 Spiral Steel BoneFront Length: 14.5 inch (36.8 cm)Side Length: 12.5 inch (31.75 cm)Back Length: 13.0 inch (33.02 cm)Fabric: BrocadeLining: 100% CottonOpening: Side Zipper

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How to Change Your Thoughts

News reports and social media can spark fear in our minds at times. Media’s delivery of national and international health issues, political attacks and the state of the economy can make us feel vulnerable, and we begin to worry. In these times, it is important to have a personal strategy to process these messages in a healthy and honest manner.

It is valuable and healthy to feel compassionate for others and world situations. However, allowing the messages to paralyze us mentally where we replay stories in our minds can be counterproductive to us and the situation.

The negative media you replay in your mind affects your emotions and ability to be productive. It’s important to identify those habits that take you off task such as watching the news or reading social media posts.  Once you are aware of what is taking you off track from working on your goal, you can change it.  This realization can also help you choose a better way to manage the information you hear about world events in a constructive way.  As you continue to be aware of world events, choose behaviors that will honor your humanity about the incident without losing yourself in the information. There will always be events that happen in the world that are disturbing and cause you feel a host of emotions, but it is important to know what you can and cannot do to help. Worrying and losing focus on your personal goals and responsibilities is not always the right choice.

Learn to practice exercises that bring you back to yourself. Take the time to feel the emotion that comes to you for you. Be honest and embrace your emotions for a period.  Can you help in a way that honors your feelings and that is constructive?  If you cannot change the situation, acknowledge this truth and be compassionate and return to your life’s responsibilities and goals where you can make the best affirmative impact. Take the time to bring your mind back to the space where it can serve you well. Read material that will bring your thoughts back to a place where you can take in information with perspective. Come back to yourself.

When you realize that you have thoughts that take you away from your goals and responsibilities, this is the time to get help and support to create an exercise that will help you change your thoughts back to your goals and dreams.  Reaching your goals means keeping them in the forefront of your mind and taking actions that will lead you to the realization your aspirations.

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Happy Holidays, Pinups! Take a break from awesome Christmas movies and eggnog to enjoy a sugar cane, Sugar Cane Jane that is! Smart, witty & wise she is the perfect holiday surprise!

Once you're done, grab yourself one of our "Xmas Grab Bag". It's only $45 and full to bursting with awesome pinup stocking stuffers and unique gifts!


We here at Noir A-Go Go hope you have enjoyed our fourteen month exploration of the awesome noire pinup & burlesque community. Remember to seek out and support all of these wonderful women, and of course your one and only store for black pinup-themed gifts & accessories!


Featured Pinups & Dancers:

Miss Melody (September 2013)

Poison Ivory (October 2013)

Candace Michelle (November 2013)

Aissa Mae (December 2013)

Angelique Noire (January 2014)

Charlotte La Araigne (February 2014)

Katharine Kine (March 2014)

Essence Revealed (April 2014)

Afro Pinup (May 2014)

Perle Noire (June 2014)

Monica Lopez---makeup artist (July 2014)

Bella Nightmare (August 2014)

Caramel Knowledge (September 2014)

Lethal Lillian (October 2014)

Cherie Noire (November 2014)

Sugar Cane Jane (December 2014)


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