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Favorite Find Friday: Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Creme Lipsticks

Written on September 16, 2011 at 9:38 am , by

Beauty That Counts Lipsticks

Starting today through December 15, $1 from the sale of each Mary Kay Limited-Edition Beauty That Counts Creme Lipstick will support The Mary Kay Foundation, which grants funding to women’s shelters across the country (they’ve donated $25 million since 2000!). Choose from—or all—three shades (from left): Give Hope, a golden rust red; Give Dreams, a bright pink; and Give Joy, a creamy peach . An easy, pretty way to sweeten your smile—and help save lives.

Favorite Find Friday: Clarins FEED 15 Pouch

Written on July 15, 2011 at 10:36 am , by

Do good and look good with the Clarins FEED 15 Pouch, on sale today, which contains the brand’s iconic Hand and Nail Treatment Cream, Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, and Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer. The sale of each pouch provides 15 meals to underprivileged children through the United Nations World Food Programme, with the goal of feeding 1 million children within the next two years.

Something to Smile About

Written on July 5, 2011 at 10:46 am , by

A recent study by Orbit Complete found that 69% of people find women more attractive when they smile than when they are wearing makeup, and women generally smile more than men.mcx-white-smile-0510-msc

We were born to smile…literally: Babies start smiling in their sleep as newborns!

Young or old, no one wants a parched-looking pucker. Keep your lips moisturized this season with the lip products that make me smile:

  • Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick with Vitamin E: This moisturizer to soothe cracked lips may look like a glue stick, but it’s far from sticky—we keep it on our nightstand and smooth it on before snoozing.
  • EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere: This fun-to-use orb is addictive and tastes slightly sweet.
  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment: The combination of hydration, SPF and brown sugar is almost kissable itself!
  • Etsy Bare Balm: This can be applied with your finger and conveniently fits in your wallet or pocket.
  • What’s the lip product you can’t live without?

    —By Amanda Downs, beauty intern

    Christina Hendricks Chats with FITNESS

    Written on June 8, 2011 at 9:33 am , by

    Yesterday we had the pleasure of sitting down with Mad Men star Christina Hendricks in her Manhattan hotel suite to discuss everything from lipstick to that gorgeous pale skin (she’s absolutely stunning and so sweet in person!) to her workout regimen. Hendricks is supporting the Latisse Wishes Challenge, which allows consumers to donate a minimum of $20 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which LATISSE then matches, working toward a goal of donating $500,000. Take a peek at our conversation:

    Favorite Find Friday: Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

    Written on April 22, 2011 at 10:51 am , by

    In honor of Earth Day (but extending through the summer), 100 percent of the net proceeds from Kiehl’s Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque ($23) will benefit Waterkeeper Alliance, a charity dedicated to protecting Earth’s water sources. The tubs are decked out in gorgeous labels specially designed by the actors Chloë Sevigny and Michael C. Hall (we’re partial to Michael’s stained glass-esque artwork), and the mask itself contains white clay to purify, oat kernel flour to absorb oil, and aloe to soothe. Do a good deed, get great skin!


    Compacts for a Cause

    Written on April 13, 2011 at 9:52 am , by

    We’re wild for these gorgeous CoverGirl Limited Edition Clean Powder Compacts ($7 each): Each purchase provides a week’s worth of clean drinking water to a child in a developing country, in partnership with the charity Children’s Safe Drinking Water. The compacts, which come in Sensitive, Normal, and Oil Control formulas, are available now at food and drug retailers as long as supplies last, and in Walmart stores starting in June. Do good, look good!

    Favorite Find Friday: Aveda Light the Way Candle

    Written on March 25, 2011 at 10:07 am , by

    This week’s pick falls into the do good, feel good category: 100 percent of the purchase price of Aveda’s Limited Edition Light the Way Candle ($12) goes to the Global Greengrants Fund, which works to supply clean water to people around the world.  The Light the Way program has raised a whopping $12 million over the past four years—their goal is to contribute $4 million more this year. And the candle itself isn’t too shabby: The French lavender and sage organically-scented soy wax is housed in a glass made from a reclaimed beverage bottle. Helping someone by buying something beautiful? Now that’s a beautiful thing.

    Favorite Find Friday: Kiehl’s Jeff Koons Limited Edition Creme de Corps

    Written on December 17, 2010 at 10:56 am , by

    Cult classic Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion is decked out for the holidays, courtesy of famed contemporary artist Jeff Koons. The Kiehl’s Jeff Koons Limited Edition Creme de Corps comes wrapped in the artist’s colorful, iconic Tulip Balloons print. Best of all, 100 percent of the net profits from each sale will be donated to the Koons Family Institute, a branch of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. A gift—for yourself or another—that truly gives back!

    Good Genes

    Written on October 18, 2010 at 9:21 am , by

    Genifique Youth ConcentrateHead out to your local Lancôme counter, or visit lancome-usa.com, this Friday on “Genes Day”: For every bottle sold of its breakthrough Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate that day, the brand will donate $7 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and has pledged a minimum $100,000 donation. The cushiony serum claims to stimulate the activity of genes in your skin, boosting radiance and smoothing texture. If you just want to give the product a try, visit the counter Friday for a free seven-day supply. Cheers to great genes—and deeds!

    Give to Charity (For Free!) with göt2b

    Written on September 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm , by

    tumblr_l7ojq2hePL1qby1v6o1_500Haircare brand göt2b is sponsoring Cupcake Week, which raises money for the charity CancerCare for Kids that supports children with cancer. Visit cupcakesforacause.org, send a free e-cupcake, and göt2b will donate $1 to the charity. Want to do more? Simply “Like” göt2b on Facebook, and the brand will donate another dollar to CancerCare for Kids. Sounds like a sweet deal to us!