As if any excuse was needed to top up our make-up bags, there are some gorgeous buys now and coming up that give back.
I’ll start with this beautiful Lulu Guinness Coin Purse that’s £55 but the first drop sold out, the second drop sold out and the final drop is coming later today so it’s your last chance to get hold of it. Inside, the Chubby shade is Pudgy Peony. The full RRP on this goes to childrens’ cancer charity, Kiss It Better. Keep checking HERE because I know there are literally only twenty left!
Next up for your diary is Benefit Brow Arch March. Fifty Debenhams stores are offering a complimentary brow arch service (worth £11.50) with all proceeds of your donation (suggested minimum is £5) going directly to Look Good Feel Better, the charity that helps women with cancer improve their wellbeing and confidence. There’s also a central London fundraising march on 9th March if you fancy getting your trainers on. Check the Brow Arch March site to get involved HERE.
Also for March, Barry M and Ovacome, the charity that supports women with ovarian cancer, have joined forces with the Teal Tips campaign. The idea is that you paint a nail a bright and noticeable colour to provoke conversation about ovarian cancer and Ovacome. With that in mind, half the proceeds of each bottle of Teal (£2.99) go to Ovacome. Selected salons will also be offering Teal manicures. To find out more about Ovacome check HERE.
The Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Campaign always offers up something sumptuous to raise funds for women and girls around the world who may not have access to education and resources. This time, it’s all about the mascara above; a limited edition Everything Mascara where the full RRP less VAT goes to Pretty Powerful. It’s launching next week for £19.
Finally, a shout-out to lovely beauty friend Mary Kate who is cycling from London to Paris in June to raise funds for Leuka; a small charity that invests in the work of young scientists working to understand the characteristics of blood cancer. As well as funding trials, Leuka supports patients to help manage side effects and practical ways to live with leukaemia. She’s in great company to do 70-90 miles a day (eek!) – Mary Kate is joined by Radio One DJ Gemma Cairney, TV presenter Laura Whitmore, Stylist and Fashion commentator Angela Scanlon, TV presenter Georgia LA, Documentary maker Cherry Healey, Performer and feminist commentator Bryony Kimmings, Personal Trainer Nicola Addison, Marawa the Amazing (hula hooper) and Jewellery Designer Daisy Knights. Mary Kate’s Just Giving Page is HERE. Oh, and she hasn’t got a bike yet!
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Love that lulu guiness coin pouch, so cute for nights out!
Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr
Definitely want to get my hands on that Teal nail varnish!
Such a good idea, and brilliant campaign to raise awareness. Definitely worth a lot of support for a good cause!
Thanks for highlighting some alternative charities to the usual Breast Cancer products. And as a somewhat young scientist we do appreciate the funding provided by charities like Leuka.
The Clinique purse is sold out. Its a shame that they are offering such limited quantities when so many people want to buy it and they are aiming to raise money for this good cause #better planing required
I was fortunate enough to be able to order one from the Clinique website and it is a gorgeous – no stinting on quality unlike some designer/charity collaborations. It is a proper Lulu Guinness purse. The Chubby Stick in my set was Super Strawberry (a shade I wear anyway). However, I should say that the PR picture is misleading – it doesn’t have the the decorate metal LG zipper pull as shown above, it has a more pedestrian rectangular patent leather fob on it. I was a little disappointed by that.
Oh, interesting..thanks for flagging that up.
Yes, without wishing to sound *too* picky (in a ‘some people are never satisfied kind of way’!). However, the purse with the decorative metal fob is prettier. Perhaps it was just the first drop that had that particular design.
Look at Pearls & Poodles and you’ll see what I mean..