Beauty that Gives Back~

  There are so many ways to impact and help others this time of year.  Check for local food banks, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, and other non-profit organizations in your area to see where they could use a hand this Christmas season.  My heart bleeds for those that are so less fortunate.  I believe it is our responsibility as fellow-man to give back, encourage, and shine a light for those who need it most. 

I like the idea of giving a duel meaning gift.  #1: Its something the recipient will love.  #2:  It gives back for a greater cause.  I so love finding places to shop that give back to charity.  Here is a list of some great gift ideas/ stocking stuffers that GIVE BACK!

1.  Josie Maran GoGo Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara

Another great product by Josie Maran.  This mascara is a personal favorite of mine that coats the lashes for amazing volume, but keeps the clump factor down.  And, it’s not made with any parabens, sulfates, or synthetic dyes.

Josie Maran is working with City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center, for the Get One, Give One Campaign.

For every mascara sold Josie Maran will donate one to a patient or survivor of City of Hope up to 5,000.  Then until Aug. 2012, Josie Maran will donate $1 for every mascara sold to benefit City of Hope’s research center of women’s cancers.  (with a min donation of $25,000)

Sold at Sephora   $22

2.  LUSH Charity Pot

LUSH is a cosmetics company that is no stranger to giving back, and supporting a greater cause.  This Cocoa Butter and Almond Oil Charity Pot is a silky moisturizer and 100% of the proceeds go to grassroots charities all over the world.

Sold at LUSH  $22

3.  Philosophy Sweet Dreams shampoo, shower gel, bath gel.  The perfect treat for night-time bathers!  Until December 31, 2011 Philosophy will be donating 100% of the proceeds to FirstBook, which helps supply new  books to children in need.

Purchase at Philosophy  $20

“Blessed are those who give without remembering, and take without forgetting.” -Elizabeth Bibesco

Other websites to shop AND give back!

HelloSomebody   CoCo-Zen   GoodWill  GiftBack