Beauty Bulletin: Birchbox's Earth Edition, M.A.C's New Game, and More
Think of us as the beauty paparazzi: We've rounded up the best beauty bargains, discounts, and events to keep on your radar this week.
FitFlop and Net-A-Porter.com Introduce the MANYANO Sandal: Hand-beaded by the women of the Wola Nani cooperative in Cape Town, South Africa, the FitFlop MANYANO thong sandal is crafted in luxurious natural leather and has FitFlops phenomenal Microwobbleboard midsole built-in. FitFlop will be donating 100% of its net profit from sales back to the Wola Nani organization in an effort to give help and inspire hope through creativity and industry. Net-a-Porter.com will be donating %20 percent of its net profit from sales back to the Wola Nani organization. To purchase, visit net-a-porter.com.
Create Your Own Bath & Body Works PocketBac: Bath & Body Works is giving you the opportunity to put your own spin on the brands iconic PocketBac Hand Gel Sanitizers with the most personalize and interactive experience yet! By logging on to mypocketbac.com you can be part of the myPocketBac Design Contest. Pick your favorite scent and get creative with the online design site to craft your own personal, germ killing accessory. The winner will win a $500 shopping spree and have your personal design displayed in the store. The first three winning designs will be chosen by fan popularity and announced in April, with the top three designs hitting stores in July. New winners will also be selected in May and June.
Halle Berry Mother's Day Auction:Starting April 14, Academy Award-winning actress and beauty icon Halle Berry will auction off a collection of personalized items in honor of Mother's Day on charitybuzz.com. Net proceeds from the auction, which includes a unique hand-crafted gold gemstone ring, will support the Jenesse Center, a domestic violence intervention program that Berry has supported for many years.
Fridays at Sephora Beauty Studio: TGIF takes on a whole new meaning with Fridays at the Sephora Beauty Studio. Sephora has always been the destination for the latest beauty trends, and now each Friday through May 27th, all 15 Sephora locations in Manhattan will be hosting different interactive beauty events featuring some of the worlds top beauty brands. Stop in at your nearest Sephora store to transform your look in minutes with a free Express Service (no appointment necessary), or log on to sephora.com and find where your favorite brand will be each Friday to indulge in a new look. Services and brands change weekly so consult the online calendar often to ensure you dont miss out on your favorites.
Suki Skincare Gives Back: Beginning on April 14th and continuing through the 24th, Suki will match all retail orders on their site sukiskincare.com in the form of a donation to GlobalGiving.
Birchbox and Ecofabulous Team Up for Earth Day: Birchbox, the fast-growing beauty subscription brand that brings members the newest and best in high-end beauty, has teamed up with ecofabulous.com, a top resource for eco-friendly beauty choices, to create an Earth Month Edition for consumers in April. When you make a purchase, 20 percent of all profits from full-sized product sales through May 13 benefit Global Green USA. All shipping has been offset via carbonfund.org (and will continue to be moving forward). In addition to samples from brands like Weleda, Juice Beauty and Zoya, subscribers will also receive plantable seed paper as an extra gift.
Jan Marini Facebook Q&A: Monday, April 18th at 5pm (EST), Jan Marini, founder of Jan Marini Skin Research, will be holding a Facebook Q&A session for any and all fans of the Jan Marini Facebook page! Jan is ready to debunk skincare myths, tackle skincare woes and everything in-between. All you have to do is "Like" Jan Marini on Facebook, log in and get free tips and insider advice!
LUSH Helps Out Japan: To aid in the relief effort, LUSH is selling limited edition products with 100 percent of the proceeds going to various Japanese charities. The Rising Sun soap ($5.95) resembles the Japanese flag and softens the skin with a sweet cherry fragrance. All proceeds from the soap will go directly to Peace Boat, a Japan-based non-profit organization. Since the earthquake, Peace Boat has been organizing volunteers, transporting aid and providing hot meals to those affected by the disaster. LUSH has also launched three limited edition Charity Pots ($5.00/each). This rich body lotion is made with Fair Trade organic cocoa butter with a hint of ylang ylang and geranium. 100% of the sale of each Charity Pot will be donated to three Japanese humanitarian and animal welfare organizations. To purchase, visit lushusa.com.