As you know I’m the Beauty Editor for Central Florida Magazine and this month I wrote an article called “Products with Purpose. November is a month to be thankful for what you have and to give back to the world around you. Many style and beauty brands have chosen to “do good” with their success. Next time you are shopping for yourself or for someone else, reach for these brands and feel happy knowing your money is going to a good cause. I thought I’d share with you my favorite ones that will warm your heart.
With the slogan “one for one,” every product you purchase, Toms will help a person in need. Toms give shoes to over 60 countries and help restore sight in 13 countries. www.toms.com
Shiny Lips + Shiny Heart
You can buy lipstick anywhere. If you buy at MAC, 100 percent of the purchase price of Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass goes to the MAC AIDS Fund supporting men, women and children affected with HIV/AIDS. http://www.maccosmetics.com
Yes to Helping
Buying Yes to Blueberries Gardner’s Hand Cream not only replenishes your skin but replenishes your heart. 100 percent of their proceeds go to Yes to Seed Fund. This fund gives grants to school gardens so children can learn responsibility and an alternate way to connect with Mother Nature. www.yestocarrots.com
Are you obsessed with classic books and tshirts? While shopping for a shirts such as The Great Gatsby, Moby Dick or Catcher in the Rye a book is donated to a community in need through Out of Print’s partnership with Books for Africa. http://outofprintclothing.com/
Mary Kay Cosmetics has donated millions of dollars to change the lives of women and children around the world. Worldwide sales of “ Beauty that Counts” lip products are giving survivors of domestic violence a chance to heal, a cancer sufferers a hope for tomorrow and orphaned children a reason to smile. Buy Mary Kay with pride. www.marykay.com
Feed Your Soul
Laura Bush’s FEED Mission is to create good products that FEED the world. With the sale of FEED bags, bears, t-shirts and other accessories you are sending a set donation for each product. Now you can rock all the same gear celebrities are wearing and help feed starving people across the world. www.feedprojects.com
Accessorize for a Cause
Sara Beltran partnered with Project Paz to create a special accessory. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Project Pas, an organization that helps support the safety and health and education of children in Juarez, Mexico. www.shoplatitude.com
Gorgeous skin + good deeds? Sign me up. Kiehl’s is actively engaged in three charitable initiatives, both locally and globally: HIV/AIDS education, prevention and research; protecting and nurturing the environment, and children’s wellbeing. www.kiehls.com
Thank you for the incredible outpour for my Engagement pictures. I can not express how much it makes my heart so happy to share them!!!! I hope everyone has an incredible Thanksgiving. It doesn’t matter if you are surrounded by family or friends, just be engulfed with love. I send my warm wishes to each and everyone of you. Make this day memorable by the memories you make.