Screeech! As they say in the world of print media… ‘Hold the presses!’ I was actually in the ‘wrap up phase’ of this week’s blog when I discovered a product find I wanted to share with you – now!
Earlier this week, my daughter and I were shopping at a local hot spot (HOT as in an outdoor historic mall with the heat index well over 100 degrees). We were looking for a brief respite from the heat when we stumbled upon – Opportunity Market – a retail marketplace that specializes in Fair Trade and Made in America Gifts. I purchased some earrings that I just love, which were made by a man in Kenya who supports his village with his gift of creations with aluminum cans. My daughter purchased earring too, which were created by another villager which contained colorful glass inserts which were made from the glass of discarded liquor bottles!
I really love the concept of giving back or paying forward. I have said for years if I could just win a million dollars what fun it would be to get stacks of $20 bills and drive around town passing them out to people on the street. But! I regress. So, today, I met Diane a Beauty Advisor at Ulta as I searched for a new brow pencil. “My favorite is from It” she offered… and I looked at her quizzically as I whispered “Uhhh – IT?”
It Cosmetics was created by a group of plastic surgeons and dermatologists and here’s the special part – for every brow pencil sold, It Cosmetics working with the American Cancer Society donates one brow pencil to Look Good, Feel Better® which helps women face the effects of cancer treatments with confidence. Over 2 million dollars in brow pencils donated to date!
So my curiosity is piqued before I even try this pencil I must say, but it gets better! This universal, transforming long-wear eyebrow pencil is infused with cutting-edge brow enhancing ingredients and technology. The oval-shaped tip is perfect for both thin and thick brows and the spooly end brush gives a natural polished look to your brow. This one little pencil – Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil – matches all hair colors and covers gray perfectly. You apply lighter softer strokes to match lighter color hair like blond and silver and press harder for darker hair, including brown to black. You, yourself, can create the look of beautiful, healthy, resilient brows that won’t budge or smudge and stay all day until you decide to take them off.
That’s me! I love IT!
Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears. – Unknown