Best Online Cosmetics Shopping Site

Posted by Chris on December 25th, 2013

There are many online cosmetics websites but this Motives site has the latest fashion forward products from New York and Miami

Motives cosmetics is the quality of Chanel or Dior at less than the price of MAC


Adopted by some of the most famous celebrity makeup artists in the world, Motives cosmetics is sweeping the world but is as yet unknown to the mainstream buyer.

Eminating from New York and Miami based Loren Ridinger and LaLa Anthony – friends of celebrities like the Kardashians, Jay Lo and Alicia Keys – Motives Cosmetics and Motives for LaLa ( designed for women of colour ) is a cutting edge cosmetics line that was designed by women who wore the best for women who want the best but at an affordable price.



The reason that so many celebrity makeup artists are adopting Motives is that it is amazing quality at really low prices.

Motives can be obtained from selected makeup artists and discerning salons in the UK but it can also be obtained easily online >>> HERE <<<< n.b. this is a U.K. site for U.K. purchasers there are alternative cosmetics sites HERE for the US and HERE for the rest of the world.

Please contact me if you have any problems buying cosmetics from any of these sites. I am on twitter @cwindley on skype at chris.windley and on mobile +447881 500002.

If you need assistance identifying the right cosmetics for you I have makeup artists that can help you. We don’t have people everywhere in the UK at the moment – and in fact if you would be interested in representing Motives in your area please ask for more information.



Alicia Keys




Using Hubspot Marketing Grader in the U.K.

Posted by Chris on January 29th, 2012

I have recently been using Hubspot’s Marketing Grader to assess how well some of my clients Internet Marketing efforts are working. It is a fantastic tool and looks at not only a company’s website effectiveness but also the supporting Internet ecosystem.

A tool like HubSpot Marketing Grader is vital when trying to work out how easily a person or companies website is being found on the major search engines for relevant search terms and also how well visitors to that website are being converted into prospects and customers.


HubSpot has always looked at Internet Marketing in simple terms: How well are you found ? How effectively do you convert ? What are the statistics that support that process and how can they be improved ?

What I find so often is that people don’t understand what a website is there for. It is there as part of your overall marketing efforts to create leads and convert them to orders.

As a salesperson I completely identify with this view of the world and I say to people ” Treat your website like another salesperson or sales team ” and look at it’s effectiveness in the same way that you would look at the effectiveness of your sales team.

If, as I have done, you were running a salesforce ( in a fairly advanced way ) you would measure things like Activity, Skill and Knowledge and collect information like “How many prospects they have ? ”  “How many proposals they have written ? ” and other data that would give you some indication of the effectiveness of your investment into a salesperson or salesforce.

It is somewhat interesting that HubSpot eschews some of the “old ways ” of prospecting and selling ( broadly lumped into Push Selling or Marketing or Outbound Selling/Marketing e.g. telemarketing, mailshotting etc etc ) whilst utilising many of the same methods of analysing the effectiveness of the ” Pull ” or ” Inbound Marketing ” approach.

Internet Marketing is not just about an effective website it is also about traffic being driven to that website from blogsites and social media and about the effectiveness of e.g. your Facebook campaigns and presence in their own right.

HubSpot’s Marketing Grader gives you a comprehensive checklist to work through but you do have to understand the overall strategy.

Get your Internet Marketing Grade here:



If you need help understanding what to do please contact me.

Here are a couple of links to videos about Marketing Grader


Who has the most twitter followers in lichfield ?

Posted by Chris on January 26th, 2012

Well I do – but then again I don’t – according to the applications that tell you who has the most Twitter followers in e.g. Lichfield or Birmingham or London or the World  –  like Twitter Elite

and Twitaholic,+Staffordshire,+West/

I do, in that if you look here

I have a Tweet Grade of 97.4 and ( currently ) 2,278 followers but I don’t appear on the list ( at the time of writing ) produced by Tweet Grader in the first link that I detailed above.  Philip John has that honour currently. (  philipjohn )

Out of interest the person who has the most followers in Birmingham

is an 18 year old Economics student called Aluna Sagita Gutawa with over 1.1 Million followers !!!! ( How ?? Why ?? )

Philip and I have never met ( to my knowledge ) but he and I do have a common interest in WordPress blogs it seems. ( Where I am writing this ).

Does it matter ????

Well actually the number of followers ( like e.g. the number of Facebook likes or the number of email addresses ) does actually have a monetary value, small though it may be. ( For example I recently heard the co-founder of U.S. based start-up Twylah talk about a dollar value for the number of email addresses something was emailed to ).

What does matter is visibility on the Internet and being found on the Internet via search engines like Google.

Tweets are also being turned into website pages that can attract ” traffic ” ( visitors and users ) and rank on Google. Here is my Twylah page for example:

( Twylah is in beta at the moment so you have to request a Twylah page )

If you don’t think being a Tweep is very interesting then you might find being a ” Twyp ” of more value 😉

You might not think very much of Lady GaGa either but she is a ” Twyp ”

along with a whole host of other celebrities

GaGa’s ephemeral Tweets have been turned into a much longer lasting web page ( with the invitation to download her music ).

Translated into something that might interest the average Lichfieldian ?? well it’s another way of getting ( global ) visibility for your Lichfield based business.

Connecting with and communicating with people is important and so is being found.







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