Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Kiehl's Tinie Tempah Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl's are a strong supporter of HIV/AIDS charities around the world, and their latest project sees them team up with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation in the UK.  Tinie Tempah has "designed" (read: put his name on) a bumper 125ml pot of Kiehl's cult classic Ultra Facial Cream, and £2 from the sale of each pot will go to the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, up to a maximum of £6,000.

This kind of charity collaboration makes me feel a little uneasy because of the relatively low amount of money going to charity with each pot - the product costs £43.50, with just £2 going to charity.  If you're already an Ultra Facial Cream fan, buying this version of the cream costs you nothing extra, and results in a bit of money going to charity.  If not, and you're more likely to buy it because of the charity angle, buy the smaller 50ml pot at £24 to test out, and give the difference directly to charity.

Disclosure:  PR sample

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Clinique Kiss It Better Set for Great Ormond Street Hospital

I'm a bit late on this one, but this cute little set is still available on the Clinique website if you want to give a little back whilst buying yourself a little treat.  Costing just £20, it contains a full size Baby Lips in Budding Blossom and a 15ml tube of the highly excellent Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief.  The clear zippered pouch is cute too - embellished with a pink patent heart, it's the sort of thing which'll last well and look stylish in your handbag.

£10+VAT is donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital for every set sold.

Find it now at the Clinique website.

Disclosure: PR sample

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Bliss launch Limited Edition Pink Glamour Gloves for Breast Cancer Awareness


Bliss have released a special pink edition of their famous Glamour Gloves in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Whilst they aren't donating a proportion of the money handed over for each pair of gloves, Bliss have made a donation to Breast Cancer Awareness in honour of the charity's work.

I've never tried Glamour Gloves before - they have a layer of hydrating gel inside them, which softens and conditions the hands when you slip them on.  The lining lasts for 50 uses, say Bliss, making them a definite luxury item - they cost £36, giving them a pretty high cost per use.  You could always use them to improve the absorption of a layer of hand cream by putting them on freshly moisturised hands, though, I guess.

Bliss are also running a Twitter based competition, asking that Glamour Glove owners tweet pictures of themselves with their pink-gloved hands on display throughout October using the hashtag #SpreadTheGlove.  The most creative picture wins its subject a pink iPad, with runners up being treated to a variety of Bliss products and spa treatments.

Find them at now.

Disclosure: PR sample

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Liz Earle launches Limited Edition Cleanse and Polish for the Prince's Trust

Liz Earle's cult favourite, Cleanse and Polish, has been released in limited edition packaging with the addition of Rose and Lavender essential oils, perfect for calming both you and your skin before bed at night.  It's in aid of the Prince's Trust, more specifically their Tomorrow campaign, which matches young entrepreneurs with iconic mentors with the aim of inspiring the next generation.  Liz has been mentoring Rebecca Taylor, 26, who overcame unemployment with the help of the Prince's Trust and now owns a beauty salon.

The special edition Cleanse and Polish is in stores and online now whilst stocks last, and costs £19.75, of which £2 goes directly to the Prince's Trust.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Shavata for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

This silvery black-and-white collection from brow maestro Shavata Singh is a real departure from the usual pink-themed breast cancer charity tie-in products.

It's been developed to support Breakthrough Breast Cancer, a charity which funds research into the the causes of breast cancer, and also works to get early detection, precise diagnosis and improved treatments for the illness. These products carry a 30% donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

There are two versions of  the tweezers, which cost a very reasonable £9.95, and given that they're from Shavata should be top quality. Both have a tiny target at the top with the campaign name around the edge.

The compact (£12.95) is what's really calling to me. I love the 1960s mod feel the target creates, and the smooth silvery surfaces. The dinky clasp is also really cute.
The Shavata Fashion Targets Breast Cancer range is available in Shavata Brow Studios in Harrods, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and Debenhams stores nationwide and online at

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Nail Rock for BBC Children In Need

How cute are these spotty, dotty, brightly coloured Nail Rock wraps?  Available at Boots at the moment, they've inspired by the iconic bear Pudsey and 25% of the £6.65 retail price goes directly to Children in Need.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Review & Swatches: TRUST Lipstick

The Prince's Trust is a bit of a British institution.  The charity works with young people to help them get ahead in life - offering courses, grants and advice, generally helping young people to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances.

Makeup artist Karen Alder has created a beautiful, easy to wear red lipstick, TRUST, on sale in April, with all proceeds (less VAT) going directly to the Prince's Trust.  Alder, an established artist who has worked with Kylie amongst others, got her start in the industry thanks to support from the Trust.  

The lipstick itself is presented in a clean, white plastic case emblazoned with the word "trust" in matching true red.  The colour is a neutral toned red - cool, clean and classic, I'd expect this shade to be totally wearable by all skintones.

The lipstick is medium pigmented, with a couple of passes over the lips needed to get a truly opaque, bright finish - a single layer gives you a soft, rosy red look.  The shade is fantastic - a step away from the usual deep or cherry reds I usually wear, it's summery, fresh, and topped off with a bit of gloss would be wonderfully juicy.

The satin finish looks modern and fresh, and the formula is pretty good too; it lasts a few hours on the lips, and whilst it does dry out towards the end of the wear time, it's certainly not the worst semi-matte lipstick I've tried.  This would be a great addition to any lipstick lover's wardrobe.

TRUST lipstick goes on sale from the 2nd April, and will cost a mere £8.  It will be sold exclusively via QVC, both online via the QVC UK website, and through some dedicated slots on TV - look out for Karen Alder (and a few celebrity endorsers) popping up with red lip tips.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Beauty in aid of Breast Cancer

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and beauty brands bring out special editions and new products, all with a distinctly pink tinge.  Here's a selection of treats you can safely splash some cash on this month, knowing that some of your hard earned money will be going to a good cause.

First up, Clinique's Pink Ribbon keychain, which includes three dinky sized glosses on a silver toned keyring, and is exclusively available at Boots. This will cost £15, with £2 of each purchase - £1 from Clinique and £1 from Boots - going to the Breast Cancer Resarch Foundation.  Also available is a 200ml bottle of the cult Dramatically Different moisturiser, exclusive to Selfridges, which costs £35, with £2 going to charity.

Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Pink Lemonade lip gloss is also on offer, with the entire proceeds of the £13 sale price, less VAT, going to Look Good Feel Better, a charity which offers hair and beauty advice to women undergoing cancer treatment, helping to boost confidence at a time when it may be in short supply.

OPI Pink Of Hearts costs £9.95 from Lena White, with £2 being donated to Breast Cancer Campaign per bottle sold.

Elemis' Sparkling Beauty set, which costs just £50, despite containing 30ml of Pro Collagen Marine Cream, which usually costs £75 for 50ml on its own.  Elemis has pledged £10,000 to Breast Cancer Care.

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