Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Colors...great cause

Over the Summer we had a contest on our forum- dream up your ideal collection.  It started just for fun, but it was so much fun that I knew we had to make the colors.  There were 23 collections in all- really cool, interesting, well thought out colors.  You voted for your favorites, and I've made them!

There were actually 2 collections:
A Hawaii inspired collection with tropical lippies, nude blushes, and stunning eye shadows. 
A magical, mystical Harry Potter inspired collection.

The colors are gorgeous- IMHO, some of the best colors to make it to the site.  Each and every color was stolen off the shelves by the SN staff.  When the SN staff steals a color, and says it's their new favorite- you know it's good.

I'm not sure if you saw the August 9 cover of Time Magazine- but the photo broke my heart.  It's an image of  a young woman, Bibi.  She's 18 years old, and she had no nose, or ears.  She got married when she was 12 years old- her husband was abusive.  Bibi ran away, only to be caught.  Her brother-in-law held her down while her husband cut off her nose and ears.  More about Bibi can be found on ABC News

90% of all Afghan women have suffered some sort of human rights violation.  86% are illiterate.  Very few have access to clean water, education, or even medical care.

Bibi is safe now- she got medical care at a US Army base, and will fly to the US for reconstructive surgery.  She's currently being cared for by Women for Afghan Women.  They have shelters setup all around Afghanistan so that women like Bibi have a safe place to go. They need money, and that's where you and I come in.

From now until September 10th  we'll donate $1 of the purchase price of all of the new shadows and lippies to Women for Afghan Women.  The money will go to help women like Bibi be safe, get an education, or access to clean drinking water- the stuff that most of us take for granted.

They're not limited edition colors- once you see them, you'll never let me discontinue them, but if you were thinking of splurging a bit this is a good time to do it.

Please tell your friends!
Thank you again for all of your kind support!


  1. Karen,

    Thank you for your compassionate, generous thoughtfulness. It's great to support the humanitarian efforts of Women for Afghan Women and to support you as well.

    Again, thank you.


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