We all know about my obsession with Kiehl’s…but not only do they make good products (seriously, they’re amazing), they also make good choices. I love the fact that they are so philanthropic and what I love even more is the fact that they’re giving us a CHOICE.
In their latest do-good project, Kiehl’s has partnered up with DonorsChoose.org, so you can actually have a say where the money goes for your purchase.
Beginning March 11 through April 15, Kiehl’s will offer its 3.4 oz Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate in a specially-designed carton that highlights DonorsChoose.org. Consumers will receive a $50 Donors Choose gift code, which they can use online to donate to science and education programs across the country. You get to choose where your donation goes…I like CHOICE people…it’s all about the CHOICE. And, as an added bonus, the winning organization sends out handmade thank you notes. Tres cute.
DonorsChoose.org is a remarkable nationwide organization that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Through DonorsChoose.org, public school teachers can post requests for their classroom, requests that can include anything from classroom computers to books, art supplies to other teaching materials. Donors can search by location, school or subject to find projects and donate to those that most inspire them. Once projects are fully funded, DonorsChoose.org then purchases the requested items and delivers them to the teacher – ensuring the funds are used specifically for the posted project. Donors are then personally thanked with letters and photos from the teacher and students.
When all’s said and done, $50,000 will be distributed to worthy educational causes through the Kiehl’s and DonorsChoose.org partnership, which is nothing to scoff at, especially when you’re also getting an AMAZING skincare product to boot. And where did I chose to donate? Well, I’m from New York…and I’m absolutely terrible at math, so there you go.
It’s not that often that I actually spend my own money on beauty products. Sorry, but it’s a true story. However, these are the products that I just simply ADORE and can’t live with out, free or not. Watch the video to hear all of the captivating details and don’t forget to to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
If I have one true love on this planet, it may very well be chocolate. In fact, I’m craving it right now (and trying to fight it off!). UGH. I may actually make a trip down to my apartment building’s vending machine since I just read some really cool info from Dr. Murad. According to the skin expert, “before there was medicine, there was food. And before there was food, there was chocolate!” It’s all about moderation, accoring to the Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA and founder of Murad Skincare. Chocolate invokes the feelings of comfort, romance and happiness. It’s given as gifts for major holidays and is an ancient delicacy that was exclusive to the upper class. Here are a few chocolate myths…sign me UP. There’s a Twix bar downstairs with my name on it…
Contrary to what you grew up thinking, chocolate does NOT cause breakouts
Chocolate contains flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and protect the body from aging caused by free radicals
Chocolate is a slight mood elevator, as it contains phenyl ethylamine
The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being
Cacao contains antibacterial properties that fight tooth decay
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not anti-plastic surgery BUT, if there other options, why not try those first? Believe me, if there was a cream that could’ve helped my former nose, I would’ve tried it. Ha. I’m a fan of the above surgery alternatives…what do you guys think?
Fusion Beauty LiftFusion Eye Lift: Wrinkles result from facial expressions along with the loss of key skin components: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. And while a lot of women resort to injections, this formula delivers similar results with out the high price tag and pain.
Bliss Fat Girl SixPack: I’m not into the whole miracle fat-reducing product myth thing but when I tried this product, I was pleasantly surprised. The targeted tummy-toning gel contains a powerful blend of six actives to assist in toning and firming: caffeine plus amino acids, creatine, oat kernel extract, latex-rich manilkara tree extract, menthol and a special botanical extract. They’re all delivered with a built-in nubbed applicator, designed to strategically massage the formula into your skin. It can’t hurt to add it to your fitness and healthy-eating routine, right?
Rodial Skincare Boob Job: Probably the funniest of the bunch, I love this product. Granted, I don’t need a boob job but for someone who does, this might actually help out a little. Myrrh resin increases the number of fat cells, promoting the volume around the bust area, while wheat proteins revitalize and lift, increasing radiance and smoothing skin. Why not?
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme: I have mixed feelings on lip plumpers. Some people say it stretches out your lips and will eventually cause wrinkles, but others think it’s a miracle product. What do I say? Do what you want! Too Faced uses a potent quadra-delivery system that combines vitamin E, collagen-booster MaxiLip and Dehydrated Marine Sponge to stimulate blood flow, promote fullness and re-hydrate with the body’s own moisture for a long-lasting effect. Moisturizing doses of avocado and jojoba oil condition to ensure a smooth, plump pout. WINNER.
I’m always on the lookout for the next best thing when it comes to neck creams, aka anything that will prevent me from getting the dreaded turkey neck. Basically, the Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté is all kinds of awesome. Now, I’m always skeptical when a product claims to work “in just one use!” cause let’s be real, but after reading all of the rave reviews on Murad’s website, I was really intrigued and had to try it out, duh. The patented formula is designed to firm, even tone and smooth skin texture by diminishing sagging skin and wrinkles associated with the effects of hormonal aging on the neck and décolleté. Like I said, I try lots of neck creams and this one is definitely going to be put into my rotating skincare regimen for awhile…