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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

On a seriously sexy note...

When I heard about Cherie Ami, and Be Sexy Buy Fair, I'll admit, I thought... wth? What in the world does selling lingerie have to do with fighting poverty? Well, for Tara, the connection was simple. Sell something that women already love to buy, and in the process, help women across the world make a better life for themselves.

I don't know Tara... I've met her a few times, and we're friends on Facebook, but I wouldn't call her a friend. However, her story inspires me. Her mission, her passion, her devotion to people, not just women she saw everyday, but ones she had never met. She wanted to help make this world a better place, and was in the process of doing her part. Please read more about her story and her endeavors at the link above.

"This entire year of fundraising was to get her to Cameroon and have the pieces made...She got back last night with all the goods so we could launch the website on black friday and it caught fire just a few hours later. So terribly heartbreaking"

Quote from one of her models, Amanda. Her models, her makeup artists, her whole team... all worked so hard to make this dream come to fruition, and like that... it's gone. Thank goodness Tara was not injured in the fire, but her pieces were ruined.

If you think you can help, please help here. It's a small thing to give $10 for most of us, but this could mean the difference in so many lives.

-C


Saturday, November 3, 2012

So, it's been a while...

I hate that I keep going weeks without blogging. I know it may seem like it only takes a few minutes to throw these posts down, but I really hate to do it in any rushed fashion. It's a due process, as any blogger can tell you. It typically involves an outline, key points, and a little ad libbing to make it more me thrown in at the end.

With all that's been going on, from the kids getting sick, to buying our first house (hooray!), blogging is something that I've let slip away. So, to get back on track, I have a contest! It's a contest sponsored by the wonderful Bloom.com. If you are a college student, and want to participate, please do! I really want one of you to win... did I mention there's a prize? A BIG one! A $1000 shopping spree at Bloom.com! They carry beauty products, in case you haven't already signed up (you can do so through that link up there!), everything from TheBalm, to Essie and OPI, to Stila... and they are expanding all the time. A wonderful company, and a great group to work with!

So here's the low down:
See the rules here!

THE CAMPUS BEAUTY BATTLE
When it comes to campus beauty tips and tricks does your school make the grade? Put your skills to the test against other campus beauties for a chance to win $1,000 in FREE beauty products!
SOCIAL BEAUTY 101:
1. Share your best looks on Bloom.com. For example: going out looks, 5 minute hairstyle, everyday makeup looks, etc.
You can upload photos to Bloom.com or our free Bloom BeautyTrends app available now on the Apple Store.
2. Share how you got the look in the details section and include #socialbeauty to enter your photo. You can even tag which products you used!
3. Once you’ve saved your photo, click the share button to encourage your Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest followers to vote for you!
The photo with the most “Looks Good!” votes wins! Feel like sharing your $1K beauty prize? Amp up your chances of winning by getting a team of friends to upload their photos. There is NO LIMIT to how many photos you can enter.
Voting starts November 1st and runs through November 20th. The photo with the most “Looks Good!” votes will be announced on Monday, November 26th.



So in order for our 'looks' to be tracked, you tag them with #socialbeauty AND #juneeffingcleaver

Good luck ladies, and please spread the word! The more people we get on team #JuneEffingCleaver the better!

-C