Archive for October 5th, 2010
There are very few downsides to a holiday in the sun. The one negative for me is the hair damage. The sun, sea water and chlorine from the swimming pool don’t exactly leave your hair looking lustrous. This is the first year that my hair flew home in the same condition it took off in [...]
So we all want full and pouty lips but unfortunately many of us have far from the lips we covet. There are a few things to consider when applying make-up if you want your lips to appear fuller. When using rich colours make sure you shape the lips with but add a little shine to [...]
Soft, smoky brown eye make-up was huge on the A/W catwalks. This trend is so easy to replicate at home. I’m happy to see brown replacing black for creating a smoky eye this autumn/winter. This is easier to wear, softer, more natural but best of all it’s much more forgiving mistake wise. Alexander Wang had [...]
If you don’t already know about Kid’s Company, founded in 1996 by Camila Batmanghelidjh, then please do check out their website http://www.kidsco.org.uk/. Reaching over 14,000 deprived and at risk children across London, to say that Kid’s Company does sterling work is an understatement. Vulnerable kids with challenges such as violence, drug issues, prostitution and chronic abuse are embraced by this amazing child focussed charity who fight to empower and protect the children who need them most.
One of the ways the blog readers can help Kid’s Company is to check out the range from thisworks Helping Hands, where £1.80 from each purchase goes directly towards funding a Christmas dinner for 2000 kids! If you see the pink hand on a thisworks product, you’ll know a donation goes to Kids Company. To date thisworks has raised over £80,000 for Kids Company. Find the products here: www.thisworks.com/helpinghands.
Choose from thisworks Helping Hands, £18 - a buttery, anti-ageing hand cream infused with larch extract, coconut oil and hyularonic acid, or thisworks Wish, £14, a collection of skin saving mini balms. Turbo Balm contains Monoi Oil to hydrate lips, elbows or heels (or anywhere else you feel needs a little hydration!), Soothing Tired Eye Serum with arnica, cucumber and aloe vera and Refreshing Quick Spritz with rosewood oil to soothe and cool the skin.
*payment for this sponsored post has been donated back to Kid’s Company.
Tons of companies are going to offer Breast Cancer Awareness promotions this month. Be on the lookout for pink-themed products, but before you buy, make sure you know how much money will be given to finding a cure for breast cancer. I’ll be highlighting several products that are running BCA promos in October. Here’s a few to get us started!
Mission Skincare Pink Lemonade Lip Balmer SPF 15
Formulated to nourish, protect and deliver long-lasting hydration, Mission Skincare will donate $1.00 from the sale of each preservative and paraben-free Pink Lemonade Lip Balmer SPF 15 to the Young Survival Coalition – the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer.
Red Flower Moisturizing Body Lotion in Japanese Peony
Rich in certified organic, biodynamic and wild-crafted ingredients, red flower’s moisturizing lotion in japanese peony is 100% biodegradable and free of all dyes, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals and synthetic preservatives. Throughout the month of October, 100% of the profits from the red flower moisturizing body lotion in japanese peony will be donated to Cancer & Careers.
Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance in Peonia, Gardenia & Rosa
Fill your home with a scent that gives back – Antica Farmacista Home Ambiance Fragrance in Peonia Romantico. Throughout the month of October, 100% of the profits from this floral bouquet of fragrance will go to the Cancer Support Community for breast cancer research – a new non-profit organization which formed in 2009 when the Gilda’s Club joined forces with The Wellness Community. Enjoying the finer elements of life never felt (or smelled) so good.