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The Naked Turtle White Rum: Have a Sip, Save a Baby Sea Turtle

We’re continuing our #GivingTuesday coverage with a great way to save the life of a baby Sea Turtle. What’s a more wonderful gift to give, than the gift of life? If you’re looking for more holiday gift ideas that benefit a good cause, keep reading on for a delicious gift idea that is as precious as it is flavorful. This holiday season is the perfect time to #SipNakedSaveTurtles with The Naked Turtle White Rum. With only one in every 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving into adulthood, help these flippered friends make it home for the holidays by gifting the gift that keeps on giving. This wonderfully delicious gift is sure to impress your animal-lover on your list. And if that animal lover on your list is especially obsessed with Sea Turtles or just loves truly adorable animals, the STC (Sea Turtle Conservancy),  the largest and longest-running organization dedicated to the research and conservation of sea turtles, offers a few more gifts ideas that also benefit these adorable sea creatures.

For every bottle of the gluten-free, preservative-free, five-times distilled rum made, a donation is made to the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) to save a baby sea turtle.  At just $12.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious rum and know that you’re helping to save animals. The Naked Turtle White Rum is crafted with quality sugarcane molasses and distilled five times with the pristine waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands. While most rums are aged in oak barrels, The Naked Turtle White Rum never touches the inside of a barrel, resulting in a subtly sweet, crystal clear taste. Plus it’s gluten-free and has no preservatives! This crystal clear rum boasts a nose that’s a heavenly mix of vanilla, custard, brown sugar and light banana. Your palate will love its little hints of vanilla, coconut, and molasses, and it’s sweet, creamy, and smooth finish. As we stated before the STC offers more gifts options to help these adorable animals. You already know that every bottle of The Naked Turtle White Rum you purchase saves a baby sea turtle, and

  • Because of a Case: Save The Sea Turtles Case, $28.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Honukini Save The Sea Turtles Collection, $60.00 top, $55.00 bottom – 15% of proceeds are donated to the STC
  • Pura Vida Sea Turtle Bracelet, $15.00 – 10% of proceeds are donated to the STC

Available in 50mL, 375mL, 750mL, 1L, and 1.75L sizes, The Naked Turtle White Rum is available in FL, NC, SC, HI, TX, LA, MA, RI, MD, DE, NJ, NY, DC, and CT.

#GivingTuesday: Virgin Mobile Gives Back this Holiday Season

While all of us are still enjoying multiple servings of Thanksgiving dinner, many of you will venture out to partake in Black Friday sales. Others will opt to stay home and enjoy the Cyber Monday sales. Whichever way you choose to save, we hope you’ll also be participating in  #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday begins and celebrates the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Sometimes your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping helps you to easily give back. A great example of this is the red-hot deal mobile pioneer, Virgin Mobile USA announced. Virgin Mobile announced they are giving $200 to new members, and they will donate 200 Meals to Feeding America.

From 12 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 24) through 11:59 p.m. on Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), Virgin Mobile is offering a $200 Visa prepaid card plus six months of wireless service with unlimited talk, text, and data for only $6 ($1 per month) when you join the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile. Plus, in advance of #GivingTuesday, Virgin Mobile will help fight hunger in the United States by donating support for 200 meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people, for every person who joins the Inner Circle. This special, limited-time, web-only offer is only available at Virgin Mobile USA and is a great way to help feed those who are less fortunate. Virgin Mobile has already committed to donating more than 1.6 million meals through 2018 to Feeding America.

In a time when staying connected is essential, and sticking to a budget, even with gift giving, is a must, this amazing deal offers the best of both worlds. Plus the added benefit of doing something you can feel great about. Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful deal? How will you be helping those less fortunate on #GivingTuesday?

Kiehl’s and Saks Fifth Avenue Celebrate Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons

Kiehl’s Since 1851 and Saks Fifth Avenue, in collaboration with the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), and Art Production Fund, celebrated two new works of art from an iconic artist; the stunning and larger-than-life public art installation of the Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons, in Rockefeller Center, and the Limited Edition Kiehl’s x Jeff Koons collectible tin, in honor of National Missing Children’s Month in May.

With an incredible city of New York as its backdrop, the 45-foot inflatable Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons structure, co-presented by the non-profit Art Production Fund, based on a small porcelain figurine, depicts a seated ballerina from the artist’s iconic Antiquity series and represents Kiehl’s commitment to community spirit and the greater good.

From May 2nd to May 31st, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of the net profits from the sales of any product in the Midnight Recovery Collection, up to $100,000, to benefit ICMEC. Any customer who purchases any item in the range will be able to take home their own work of art from one of the foremost internationally recognized and celebrated American contemporary artists.

Midnight Recovery Concentrate: In 2010, Kiehl’s Since 1851 became a pioneer in the face oil category when it introduced the first anti-aging facial oil treatment, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a potent blend of botanical extracts that replenishes skin overnight when skin actively repairs itself from daily damage endured throughout the day. The 99% naturally-derived formula is paraben-free and features a powerhouse blend of active botanical and essential oils that work all night to replenish lipids for a fresher and more radiant appearance by morning. $46/1 oz.
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil: This non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic innovation cleanses deeply while maintaining the skin barrier and leaving no residue, eliminating the need for double-cleansing. This formula contains the “Midnight Recovery blend” of naturally derived ingredients found in the serum: squalane, evening primrose oil and aromatic lavender essential oil to leave skin feeling soft and supple. $32/5.9 oz.

Midnight Recovery Eye: This overnight elixir was specifically designed to addresses three of the top under-eye concerns of women in the United States – puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles overnight. The non-migrating cream-to-oil formula is paraben-free, sulfate-free, fragrance-free and mineral oil-free. $37/.5 oz.

On hand to celebrate, as always, were Fashion designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra, the “lumberjacks of fashion” and founders of Costello Tagliapietra (we swear we want to just hug them forever ever time we see them), Kiehl’s Since 1851 CEO Chris Salgardo, and the renown artist himself, Jeff Koons.

“We’re thrilled to continue what’s become a Kiehl’s tradition of partnering with Jeff Koons,” says Chris
Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s US. “With 465,000 children reported missing last year in the United
States, it’s gratifying to know that via this fourth partnership Jeff Koons and the International Centre for
Missing & Exploited Children we are able to make a difference in the lives of our children.”

Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons will remain up at Rockefeller Center until June 2, 2017, so you can visit it at any time.

Tweezerman Introduces Limited Edition Art of Elysium Tweezer

There are lots of ways to support the arts, and while it’s always an amazing feeling to do it selflessly, sometimes getting a reward for doing something good is a wonderful thing. For beauty lovers like us, doing something wonderful and receiving a beauty reward for it is almost euphoric. Take for instance this limited edition Art of Elysium Tweezer from Tweezerman, purchasing this bright floral print tweezer helps to continue the amazing workshops between children and artists.

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Tweezerman, the premiere beauty tool brand recognized for its professional quality and cutting edge products, has introduced a new 2016 limited edition tweezer to support The Art of Elysium, a charitable organization dedicated to empowering artists and communities of need to join together and emotionally triumph over their circumstances through art. The Dahlia Mini Slant Tweezer, created in partnership with The Art of Elysium, features the dahlia flower, which symbolizes blooming self-expression represents the blossoming of hope and support each new day. This cheerful limited edition mini slant tweezer was inspired by art created through a collaborative in-hospital workshop with children and artist Andrew Ondrejcak, honoring The Art of Elysium’s 2016 Visionary Recipients: Vivienne Westwood & Andreas Kronthaler. It features the same famous precision as Tweezerman’s award-winning, full-size slant tweezer, including the stainless steel tips that are both durable and easy to clean. The Dahlia Mini Slant Art of Elysium Tweezer is the perfect size to keep in your handbag for emergency stray hair issues.

Tweezerman has been a long-standing supporter of The Art of Elysium organization, sponsoring their annual star-studded black-tie charity gala “HEAVEN”, in addition to partnering with them the last three years designing limited edition Mini Slant prints.

The Dahlia Mini Slant Art of Elysium Tweezer retails for $17.00, with one dollar from each tweezer sold at Sephora, donated to The Art of Elysium charitable organization.

Mother’s Day Exclusive: Vera Bradley Supports Win, Women in Need w/ Limited Edition Tote

We all know that helping others in need leaves you filled with a wonderful feeling, and who wouldn’t want to experience that feeling. Wouldn’t you love to know that the gift you give to mom this Mother’s Day is also helping others?  This Mother’s Day, Vera Bradley introduces a special limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote, that supports a great NYC-based charity organization that hopes to break the cycle of homelessness for women.

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The limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Tote is available in three colors/prints including Cobalt Tile, Paisley in Paradise and Nomadic Floral. These three great totes were created in partnership with Macy’s to support Win, Women in Need, a NYC-based charity that transforms the lives of homeless women and their children by providing safe housing, holistic services, and innovative programs to break the cycle of homelessness. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Mother’s Day Reversible Tote is a great way to tell your mom, daughter, sister, friend, etc how much you love and appreciate them, while also helping to give a very Happy Mother’s Day to those moms who need it most. Through the sale of these three limited edition totes, Vera Bradley has committed to donating a set amount directly to Win to help stop homelessness in NYC.

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The bag is already a hit with celebrities as Gossip Girl alum and mother of two, Kelly Rutherford was spotted carrying the limited edition Vera Bradley for Win Reversible Mother’s Day Tote in Nomadic Floral while flower shopping on Madison Avenue. This is a great way to celebrate giving and shopping for a great cause, and once these beautiful prints are gone, they are gone.

Another wonderful way to support the Win organization is through their Dear Mom campaign. You can send words of encouragement to moms at Win using the #DearMom hashtag and/or send your loved ones a Mother’s Day card, designed by a child living in a Win shelter when you make a $25.00 donation.

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The chic totes retail for $88.00 each and are available on Macys.com, as well as in 40 Macy’s New York Metro locations, on VeraBradley.com, and select Vera Bradley stores, with all proceeds benefiting Win, Women in Need.

Shopping NYC: Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up

We’re so excited to share another holiday pop-up shop that has a charity connection. Starting tomorrow, December 11th, Creeds Collective returns for another year of charity-supporting shopping fun when it opens its doors for a 3-day stint at the Redbird Gallery space, located at 72 Gansevoort Street in NYC’s Meatpacking District. For the 2nd time, this charitable holiday gift emporium will feature men’s and women’s brands across accessories, beauty, grooming, home, food and wellness products with 100% of the pop-up profits to be donated to charity.

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Along with the fabulous offerings, the Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up will also offer an in-house barber shop and beauty lounge. Creeds Collective will showcase 45+ brands with prices ranging from $5.00 to $750.00 at the 4000 square foot Redbird Gallery space. Some of these brands include Wholestory handcrafted hammocks, a company that builds a home for a family in need for every 100 hammocks sold; Conscious Step, an apparel organization that raises money and awareness for important causes through the production and sale of organic cotton men’s socks; Mestiza NY an ornate and exotic women’s cocktail line that partners with the Habi Foundation, with a percentage of sales allocated to employ women in the Philippines to weave textiles.

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For those of you who prefer to gift something home-grown, the pop-up shop will offer multiple MADE IN NYC brands like Carolyn Colby Handmade Jewelry, Sasha Essentials skincare for men and women, and CFDA Fashion Incubator participant, A Peace Treaty, whose caftans, capes and more, are designed in NYC and handmade globally.

Creeds Collective even gives you a place to relax if you break from holiday shopping. head over to their Don’t Peak Parlor, a small getaway lounge where you can sit, sip a cocktail, charge your phone, and even recline and relax. It’s Creed’s “Give Back & Relax” mantra at its best.

Head over to the Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up on December 11th, 12th, and 13th from 10 AM – 8 PM to shop for great gifts and support a great cause.

The Elephant Pants: Look Good While Saving the Elephants this Thanksgiving

We recently shared the perfect top to hide your possible “Thanksgiving food baby”, now we want to share our go-to pants that will provide both comfort and style during the food-heavy dinner. If you haven’t heard of The Elephant Pants, you should be paying attention. Not only are they the most comfortable pants you’ll own, they come in a variety of fun colors and elephant prints, and they help raise money to save elephants from illegal poaching.

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As we said before, The Elephant Pants are very comfortable. They’re perfect for lounging around the house, yoga, and, of course adding a bit of adventurous style to your Thanksgiving look or any event where you’re sure to overindulge in culinary delights. Boasting two side pockets, an elastic waist and leg holes cinched at the ankles, each style of these printed bohemian pants, which are authentically made in Chiang Mai, Thailand, are named after elephants that were either held in captivity in circuses, zoos, etc, many of which have either died or set freed, or elephants left orphaned by poachers.

Aside from its very cool factor, the most amazing thing about these authentic Thai pants, $1.00 or $2.00 from every pair sold gets donated directly to the African Wildlife Foundation, which helps protect elephants from poachers, an ever increasing problem. Some of our favorite styles include the black and white Black Diamond Harem Pants, named after an Indian elephant with Al G. Barnes Circus; the strikingly vibrant blue and white Old Bet Harem Pants, an early American circus elephant owned by Hachaliah Bailey that was shot and killed while on tour near Alfred, Maine by a farmer; the black and gold Mona Harem Pants, a 60-yr old Asian elephant (maybe the oldest in the US) who was euthanized June 21, 2007 at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama; and the olive and white Tarra Harem Pants, named after the first elephant to retire at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

All styles of The Elephant Pants retail for a wonderfully affordable $18.00 each, a very stylish and inexpensive to support a great cause. We’ve shared our favorite colors, which ones are catching your fashionable eye?

 

 

 

Win a Meet-and-Greet w/ Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn at Project Runway Finale from Groupon

Who wants to win two tickets to the season finale of Project Runway for a meet-and-greet with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn? I bet we all do. Thanks to Groupon, one lucky person and their guest will get the chance to do just that….and more. To celebrate the launch of Groupon’s Beauty Week, “a week packed full of spectacular health, beauty and wellness deals (see more on the deals below), a Groupon Grassroots campaign, a sweepstakes for an epic experience, a second sweepstakes for a luxurious spa day hosted by Groupon’s Favin the Beauty Mavin and useful beauty advice and tips from fabulous beauty experts;” and in support of their campaign to support the World Wildlife Fund, anyone who donates $10.00 receives one entry into a sweepstakes* for a chance to win an amazing trip for two to New York to attend the season finale fashion show of Project Runway and meet Heidi and Tim.

If you thought just the meet-and-greet was all you’re winning, take a look at the full prize package below…it’s amazing. The lucky person will win:

  • Two tickets to the season finale of Project Runway on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
  • Meet and greet with series hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn after the show
  • Pre-show hair and makeup by the Project Runway team
  • Coach airfare for two to New York City, departing Thursday, Sept. 4, and returning Sunday, Sept. 7
  • Three-night stay in a junior suite at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan New York
  • Ground transportation from NYC airport to hotel and from the hotel back to the airport
But wait, there is more: in addition to the above campaign and sweepstakes, Groupon’s resident health, beauty and wellness expert, Favin the Beauty Maven, is hosting a second sweepstakes** to win a trip for two to New York City complete with airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and a day of treatments at Asanda AVEDA Spa Lounge. Groupon subscribers can go to Favin’s Facebook page to enter the sweepstakes.

Beauty Week will also have Groupon teaming up with top beauty experts including Kayla LaShae, MelMphs Knows, Makeup By Kimm, Nabela Noor, Laguna Beach Love 10, Shades of Kassie, Jay Jays Beauty Blog, Coloured Beautiful, Still Glamorous, Coffee Break with Dani, Lili Simply, and My Life as Eva, all who will be posting videos featuring top beauty products that can be purchased at Groupon this week. What great discount beauty offerings can you look forward to during Groupon’s Beauty Week? Check out the wonderful health, beauty and wellness deals below that have been curated by Groupon’s team of beauty experts:
  • Amore Blue Tourmaline Straightening Iron Set (85% discount)
  • 5- or 10-Piece Eye Majic Instant Eye Shadow Sets (33% discount)
  • Facial at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle (up to 54% off)
  • Massage, Mani-Pedi or Facial from Valeo at JW Marriott in Chicago (47% discount)
  • Day Spa visit at Crystal Spa in Los Angeles (up to 57% off)
  • 60-minute massage with aromatherapy from Energy Vibrations & Enrichment in Atlanta (44% discount)

What are you waiting for? Donate for your chance to win this epic prize. Time is running out.

*No donation is necessary to enter or win, and a donation will not increase your chances of winning. To enter without donation, you must handwrite on a 3×5 card labeled “Project Runway Sweepstakes Entry,” your full name, complete address, home and daytime telephone number (including area code), e-mail address and date of birth (all of which must be legible) and mail it with proper postage to: “Project Runway Sweepstakes Entry,” Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654. See Official Rules for additional requirements. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+. Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. EST on 8/5/2014. ARV of prize: $4,644.23. Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654.
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18+. Entry period ends: 11:59 p.m. CT on 8/3/14. ARV of prize package: $3,785. Subject to full Official Rules (click to link). Sponsor: Groupon, Inc., 600 West Chicago Avenue, Ste. 400, Chicago, IL  60654.