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Giorgio Armani Fragrance + UNICEF Team Up For Clean Water

Written on March 14, 2012 at 10:36 am , by

Sweet charity: Giorgio Armani Fragrance is partnering with the UNICEF Tap Project to deliver clean, safe drinking water to children around the world. Do your part— and smell great in the process—by participating in the Acqua For Life Campaign between March 1 and 31st.

  • $1 from the sale of each Acqua Di Gio for Men and Acqua di Gioia for Women spray cologne or gift set puchased will be donated
  • $1 for the first 100,000 people who “like” the Acqua For Life Facebook page will be donated
  • Up to $15— 100 percent of the retail sales price—of each 10ml Acqua di Gioia Rollerball Eau de Parfum purchased will be donated

Do The “Write” Thing With The Body Shop

Written on January 25, 2012 at 11:58 am , by

Spread the love! From now through mid-February, visit The Body Shop stores to write a message of support to survivors of sex trafficking living at Somaly Mam Foundation shelters in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos through the beauty brand’s “Words of Hope” postcard campaign. It’s simple: Buy a card like the one shown for $1 (the full purchase price will also be donated to the charity), record an inspiring note, and the beauty brand will forward them to the victims when the campaign concludes.

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!

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    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!