Archive for the 'beauty for a cause' Category

Charitable Lip Service

April 22, 2009
Too Faced ‘Love Lisa’ Luxury Lip Balm SPF 15 ($16)

You can be pretty and make a difference! Love Lisa Luxury Lip Balm SPF 15 will protect your lips from the sun’s vicious rays while it moisturizes and pampers. Inspired by Jerrod’s sister Lisa Blandino, who is battling fourth-stage melanoma (and winning!), a portion of sales will be donated by Too Faced to the Melanoma Research Foundation, dedicated to research, education and advocacy for those suffering from melanoma. Love Lisa Luxury Lip Balm comes with a removable bell charm to attach to cell phones, Blackberries and more!

Rock & Republic Cosmetics Limited-Edition Noir Lipgloss ($40)
This season, Rock & Republic Cosmetics has created this Lip Gloss Set to support Rock the Cure. The hot-pour formula has an ultra high-gloss finish, sheer, slick coverage, and includes a retractable lip brush.

Hydrate Your Body, Hydrate The World

April 1, 2009

Kiehl’s recently released four Limited Edition Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotions. So what initially caught my attention was the fact that these, as the name indiciates, contain argan oil, which is naturally rich in poly-unsaturated fatty acids and makes one fabulous hydrator.

So why should you purchase these? Well not only are they a great value at 16 oz. for $55 (this normally comes in a 6.8 oz. size for $35, which means the 16 oz. should cost $82.35), but 100% of the proceeds up to $100,000 will go towards supporting Waterkeeper Alliance. The body lotion is available in four different packagings, designed in collaboration with Adrian Grenier, Erykah Badu, Kelly Slater and Parsons the New School.

Give Telinho a Home!

October 21, 2008
Origins ‘Telinho’ the White-Whiskered Spider Monkey ($15)

Meet Telinho, the white-whiskered spider monkey. He lives high in the treetops of Cristalino State Park, which is nestled within the species-rich forests of the Brazilian Amazon. He’s an amazing acrobat (rarely coming down to the ground) and likes to swing from tree to tree with his powerful tail, feeding, playing and socializing with other monkeys in his troop.

Unfortunately, the forests where he and his family live are under constant threat from cattle ranching and illegal logging, making Telinho one of only a few thousand white-whiskered spider monkeys remaining on Earth. Without these precious forests, he and other spider monkeys will continue to struggle to survive. And while local people are working hard to guard these important natural areas, they need our support to continue their efforts.

If you would like to help save white-whiskered spider monkeys and other forest wildlife in Brazil, please take Telinho home with you. Origins will donate $3 from the retail price of every Telinho sold to UK Charity Fauna & Flora International and its local partner the Cristalino Ecological Foundation.

Please help to give Telinho a home! How can you resist that sweet face? I plan to purchase several of these as holiday stocking stuffers.

ABS’s Five: Think Pink Edition

October 9, 2008

As women it’s so important that we do our part to support Breast Cancer research and awareness, and when cosmetics companies come up with such easy and beautiful ways for us to do so, we really have no excuse not to. Both Sephora and Nordstrom have a great selection of Pink products so please head on over to check them out!

Clarisonic Skincare Brush in Breast Cancer Awareness Pink ($195)
If you’ve read my review of the skincare brush (here) you’ll know that this is an absolutely fabulous product and a must-have for me. Proceeds from the sale of this brush will benefit breast cancer awareness and research. If you’ve been tempted to purchase this, now is your opportunity to do some good for both your face and your heart.
Smashbox Pink Power Eye & Lip Kit ($46)
For $46 you get two adorably pink palettes plus two mini applicators. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an international nonprofit network of breast cancer survivors and supporters dedicated to the concerns and issues that are unique to young women with breast cancer. Get pretty for a good cause!!

Clinique Great Lips, Great Cause Lipstick Set ($16.50)
This lipstick comes in limited edition Ribbon Pink, and is encased in a metallic pink tube which comes beautifully boxed. $10.00 from each sale is contributed to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Annick Goutal Limited Edition ‘Rose Absolue’ Eau de Parfum ($140)
‘Rose Absolue’ is a deep powdery fragrance that gives you the impression of standing in a rose garden. Annick Goutal will donate 30% of sales of this item to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Essie ‘Pink is the Link’ Set ($20)
This limited-edition Pink is the Link set includes Pink is the Link nail color, a soft, sheer pink especially created to commemorate 2008 Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a pink mini crystal file; and the Sensitivity Base Coat. For each set sold, Essie will donate a percentage of the proceeds to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life.