Please help us get a Kiva Loan

Belladonna’s Cupboard has been accepted for a 0% interest loan through Kiva. Kiva is the first and largest micro-lending service in the world that has distributed $709 million over 10 years, in 85 different countries, among 1.5 million small businesses. They specialize in helping female entrepreneurs and disenfranchised or marginalized populations with economic development through […]

Setbacks/Not Giving Up

Starting a small business & bootstrapping via slow growth with your extra cash at the end of the month is one thing if you live above the poverty line and actually have ANY AMOUNT of discretionary income in your budget. It’s another thing entirely when you turn to working for yourself because of a disability […]

LEAVING WICHITA & TO FONTANA

A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:28pm PDT Ivan with the T-Rex named Ivan. The largest complete T-Rex skeleton ever found. A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Oct 4, 2017 at 2:24pm PDT Ivan next to Ivan’s Femur A post shared by Rachel […]

IT’S FUCKING HARD TO START A SMALL BUSINESS IF YOU’RE BROKE

This really goes without saying, I know. But do you know? I’m one of the few that doesn’t seem to believe that innovation and lifestyle control should be left to the privileged few that can swing a “small” loan of a million dollars. The kind of person that goes into business for themselves is already […]

SOURCING AT MAGIC LAS VEGAS & Wholesale Shopping in Los Angeles

At Magic in Las Vegas a few days ago, sourcing potential packaging suppliers for @belladonnascupboard, future clothing & accessories for @subcultboxes & networking. #lasvegas #magiclasvegas #magicumb #sourcing #networking #work #makeithappen #thesecret #entrepreneur #alternative A post shared by Rachel Evil (Rachel Boese) (@swampophile) on Feb 26, 2017 at 8:29am PST Plus Size Wholesale sourcing, looking for […]

What will happen to the animals now that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has closed it’s tent flaps for good since revenues from the circus were paying for the Elephant Sanctuary in Florida?

Indie cruelty free & vegan makeup brand, Belladonna’s Cupboard has created a Circus Makeup Palette and is donating half of the proceeds from sales to whatever sanctuaries are taking and caring for the animals, now that they are being taken from their handlers (and lifelong human companions) in wake of the Circus closing for good […]

This Indie Makeup Brand is giving Kat Von D a run for her money. 

Kat Von D has recently taken the makeup world by storm with her newest release; her Alchemist Holographic Palette. Boasting shades with duo-chrome colors and multiple uses, makeup lovers are captivated. This Indie Brand has always placed alchemy and makeup formulation together and now has a highlighter palette with more shades and more uses than […]