Vegans everywhere are jumping for joy at the launch of the EOS Crystal Lip Balm Collection. These two lip balms will be the first to not contain beeswax, a no-no ingredient for vegans. EOS really upped its game with the Crystal line by adding some wonderful natural oils. Among these oils are Vitamin E, Aloe, Avacado Oil and Coconut Oil.
The EOS Crystal gets its name from the fact that they are the very first lip balms to be completely clear (crystal clear). There are completely transparent. The addition of the essential oils gives them a slight shine and they are incredibly nourishing for your lips. EOS has also very slightly changed the shape of the balm inside the sphere. It now contains the slighted of angles. The angle is designed to give fans a more precise application process. The idea is that as you use the angle it will shift, allowing for continued precision over the lifetime of your EOS.
The Crystals only come in two flavors: Hibiscus Peach and Vanilla Orchid. I have tried both flavors and they are both incredible, although very different. The Hibiscus Peach has a bit of a tropical feel, while the Vanilla Orchid reminds me of a spring breeze in a meadow. Both are seen here on imabeautygeek.com.
EOS started as a disruptor in the lip balm industry. Before EOS came about lip balm was incredibly boring and tasted the way I always imagined antibiotic ointment to taste. What few flavors were available were often so overpowering you could smell it as soon as someone walked in a room, check this out!
Fans of EOS will also be happy to hear that the company’s Holilday Collection is once again available online. Each year EOS delights fans with wonderful holiday flavors. These little gems have become my stocking gift of choice and are always raved about by the recipient!
James Dondero has become one of Texas’ greatest philanthropists and businessmen. Dondero has amassed more than 30 years of experience within both the credit and equity markets. He is currently the president of Highland Capital Management, which he also helped co-found. James Dondero began his career in 1984 after graduating from the University of Virginia’s School of Commerce. James Dondero has earned certifications as a certified management accountant and as a chartered financial analyst. Prior to launching Highland Capital Management, he worked with Protective Life and its GIV subsidiary as its chief investment officer. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
James Dondero serves on the board of several groups including NexPoint, Cornerstone Healthcare, and CCS Medical, along with MM Studios. James Dondero supports several charitable organizations such as the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute, Perot Museum of Natural Science, Education is Freedom, Snowball Express, Uplift Education and SMU’s Tower Scholars Program. Within the Dallas community, James Dondero is best known for his work at bringing back the hippos to the Dallas Zoo. James Dondero donated $1 million to the zoo to rebuild the habitat and completely upgrade it. Now in part to Dondero’s donation, visitors at the zoo can see the hippos within their large dwelling. James Dondero and Highland Capital Management are happy to help organizations that help Dallas grow in a positive direction.
James Dondero even launched Highland Dallas Foundation, which aids in James Dondero choosing which charities to help. James Dondero has helped a variety of needs including veterans, education, health care issues and other important organizations. James Dondero hired former Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation CEO Linda Owen, who helped Highland Capital Management and James Dondero reach out to The Family Place, which is a shelter for men who are victims of domestic violence.
James Dondero has extensive portfolio management experience that includes high-yield bonds, mortgage-backed securities, derivatives and stocks. For four years he was responsible for at least $1 billion in fixed income funds for American Express. James Dondero has been featured in several articles focusing on his business acumen and his philanthropy. He continues to make the Dallas community stronger. Follow James on Linkedin.
Many companies in the highly competitive meat industry have their periods of success, but then end up seeing their finances come down and end up swallowed up by competitors. But OSI Industries has been in business over 100 years and even to this day keeps growing and finding new markets. What is their secret to success? Their products have certainly been well-known for quality in taste and variety as OSI sells everything from breakfast meats to prepared sandwiches and pizzas. OSI Group has been the main meat provider to McDonalds and other fast food chains since their inception, but it’s not just their business partnerships.
OSI Industries began in 1909 when Otto Kolschowsky moved to Chicago and started a butcher shop in Chicago. His sons took part in building the butcher shop into a local meat distributor that stayed in business all through the Great Depression, and in 1957 formed an agreement with McDonalds to become their chief supplier and partner. But they needed some financial guidance to keep the pace with McDonalds’s growth, and that’s when Sheldon Lavin came in and started making the company even more profitable and cut expenses. Lavin later became CEO and then changed the company name to OSI Industries.
Even though the company changed hands from the Kolschowsky family, Lavin and company President David McDonald have tried to structure the company as a family-based company. They value employee input and look at ways they can improve how their company is run, and over the years OSI has become known as a company with little overturn. OSI Group has acquired several companies in its effort to grow its overseas operations, yet they’ve made it important that companies they do acquire keep their name, and they also offer employees a chance to keep their jobs.
OSI Industries has managed to keep their workplaces safe over the years, despite working in a cutthroat industry that often compromises safety and sharp tools in order to produce fast. But in keeping their workplaces safe, they’ve also used practices that keep the surrounding environment clean and green. In recognition of their initiatives, the British Safety Council gave OSI the Globe of Honour in 2016. Lavin and McDonald have also gotten OSI Group involved in their communities and they’re the sponsor company of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and have also given to the Inner City Foundation of Chicago.