LUSH and Gucci For Japan Relief

So by now everyone knows about the terrible state Japan is currently in.  I was awake when the news broke about the earthquakes and tsunami that hit Japan and I sat in terror and utter fear thinking about how scared the people of Japan must’ve been.  I studied abroad in Japan in winter of 2004 and I have to say, as someone who has traveled all over the world and has been to four continents, Japan is one of the most amazing, dynamic and unique places that I’ve traveled to.  It truly saddens me what Japanese citizens are facing but, at the same time, I’m also happy to see that brands are doing what they can to contribute.

Two of my favorite products?  LUSH Charity Pot which retaisl for $5 (all proceeds go to Peace Boat, a non-profit dedicated to transporting aid to those affected by the disaster) and Gucci’s limited-edition calfskin bracelet that reads “Gucci loves you.”  And yes, Gucci does love you, Japan.  In fact, while traveling around Japan, I’ve never seen more Gucci in my life so I can’t think of a better statement to make to support the Japanese people.  Gucci’s bracelet launces TODAY for $100 (quite the bargain for Gucci) and features the colors of the Japanese flag (red and white).  All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross.

Image: courtesy of InStyle.com

Koh Gen Doh Cleansing Spa Cloths- a favorite of “Glee” stars!

So I’ve been using Koh Gen Do’s Cleansing Spa Cloths for the past few days, which is why I was super excited when I heard the news that the cast of Glee loves them almost as much as I do.  According to their makeup artist, Jennifer Greenberg, ‘the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water Cloths are the best that I have used.  Our actors on Glee also love them and we can barely keep them stocked.”

What’s great about these cloths (and I’ve tried them all) is that the cloth itself is organic and contains mineral-rich cleansing spa water that wipes away makeup and skin impurities.  The thermal water is from Yumura Hot Springs in Izumo Japan, which I love because I had the best baths EVER while traveling through Japan.  As soon as this hits the presses, I’m sure Gleeks everywhere will be running to Barneys. 🙂