#CONSCIOUSGIFTS

#CONSCIOUSGIFTS

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

– Maya Angelou

 

Hello guys, I thought long and hard this weekend about what I wanted this week’s post to be about. I still wanted to write an article about Christmas gifts, but wanted to add on items that contribute in one way or another to a good cause. I found several items while browsing either on social media or the internet and I have decided to include my favorites  in this post. I hope that these items inspire you to treat a special someone while still collaborating with charitable causes.

I tried to add items that target different price points and a variation of charitable causes. You can find all the links to the websites in this article so that you can check out all the details about each cause’s amazing contributions, and you can shop for these items if you wish to do so.

Disclaimer: none of the links in this article are affiliated links. This post was simply written to help you guys with your Christmas shopping.

Lush Charity Pot

 

 

The “Charity Pot” is a cruelty free hand a body cream made from fair trade ingredients. Every time you purchase a charity pot Lush donates 100% of its proceeds (except for TAX) to its charitable foundation “NEW CHARITY POT” that aims at helping different causes that advocate for both human and animal rights.

 

 

The retail price for 240ml of this cream is 30.00 CHF

Click here to buy this product, and here to know more about Lush’s charitable giving.

If you happen to know of a cause that could benefit from some extra charitable donations you can enroll this cause in Lush’s program if they meet certain requirements.

here application guideline in english.

here application guideline in french

also read about the 3 actual projects Lush is supporting in Switzerland.

I think this can be an excellent gift for the skincare junkie in your life. I have personally bought this cream several times and I can tell you for a fact I never get enough of it. It is extra rich in moisturizing natural ingredients (such as cacao and shea butter) and it smells absolutely amazing.

 

I Believe in Dog Sweater by Wild at Heart Foundation x Estee Lalonde

You might have heard about Estee Lalonde, famous English Youtuber, blogger and lover of her adopted Greyhound “Reggie.” But did you know that she has collaborated with the Wild at Heart Foundation? A foundation that funds and supports animal welfare projects all over the world! Well, Lalonde and WHF came up with a super cute and comfy sweater that stars Reggie the Greyhound.

 

 

The price for this sweater is 50£. Buy it.

The cool features about this sweater is that it is made from 100% fairtrade/organic cotton, and 100% of the profits will go directly to the foundation to help animals. If you wish to see other sweater designs and products  you can click here.

This sweater can make a perfect gift for the crazy animal lover in your life, or also your inner Netflix binger… I know I am getting one for myself! You can’t blame a girl for wanting to stay in style while still being comfy this Holiday Season.

Wild at Heart Foundation website

Allure Sauvage

 

I recently discovered this new Swiss brand (it might not be a new discovery for some but it definitely was for me). Well, Allure Sauvage is coming up with a new handbag design made from strictly pineapple textiles. You heard me! PINEAPPLES! This means the bag is free from plastics and leather.

 

 

What I love about this Kickstarter is that you can decide how much money you want to donate to this campaign. Contributions vary from 10 CHF to 1000 CHF, so there is something for everyone. For example, with a 10 CHF contribution you can get a thank you video for helping kick-start this campaign. If you wish to purchase the actual bag you will have to contribute 175 CHF.

If you want to learn more about this campaign you can click here to go directly to their Kickstarter. In this image you can see all the details and the different formulas for rewards they have designed.

 

This gift will be perfect for that special someone who loves eco/cruelty free fashion AND vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.

I will be soon posting an article just about this handbag with all the details about the material, the size, styling tips and of course what can you fit in the bag!

Get to know the brand a little bit more and browse their website.

Louis Vuitton x UNICEF

 

Ok so now we are moving into the big leagues. Who hasn’t heard of UNICEF and Louis Vuitton? Well, although these upcoming items are more expensive than the rest, maybe you can treat yourself or a loved one to one of these pieces.

This campaign aims to help children in precarious situations, like children living in refugee camps in Jordan. As of 2015, there are 8 million kids living in refugee camps, and that number is rapidly rising. By contributing in kind donations, UNICEF can help a large amount of children living in these dangerous circumstances. I will leave the video of their campaign For you to check it out.

 

 

The first bracelet is their “silver lockit color” for 250 euros, where 100 euros will go directly to UNICEF.

 

The second bracelet is all silver, for 500 CHF, where 200 CHF will go directly to UNICEF.

 

Finally, the necklace, this one is made of silver and it goes for 600 CHF, 200 CHF will go to UNICEF’s cause.

I advise you to call or visit your local LV boutique to check their availability, or place an order if it is necessary.

If you want to make a direct donation to UNICEF official page just click (minimum donation starting at 50 dlls).

 

 

 

I hope I was able to provide you with different ideas for your gift list. Remember that these are not the only brands or charitable causes you can support, but these are the ones I thought were cool.

Share in the comments below or in my social media if you know about other brands or products that you’d like to share with everyone. The more people know about these the better!

See y’all next week!

Katia

More gift ideas and good causes

http://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/news/g1252/gifts-that-give-to-charity/?slide=1

http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g27423/gifts-that-give-back-charitable-presents/

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/11/98280/ethical-charitable-gift-ideas

https://www.buzzfeed.com/bibibarud/ayudando-a-mexico-con-cosas-bonitas?utm_term=.ldxpDxwD4#.lpj06gl6r

 

 

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FAVORITES OF THE MOMENT NO.1 | ENG & FR

FAVORITES OF THE MOMENT NO.1 | ENG & FR

Hello lovelies! Today I have a new section that I wish to add to my Blog, and it will be about my favorite “things” that I’m loving at the moment. This might sound familiar to many, if you follow other Bloggers or Youtubers, some of them tend to do this section every single month to share what they’re currently enjoying.

My intention is NOT to make them every single month because I tend to stick to same items for a long period of time, if I really love them, and I don’t want to repeat myself all the time. With this being said, I would also like to mention and I’ll like to include not only beauty or fashion items but also other things such as experiences, emotions,  places, movies or whatever I’ll find myself lusting for.

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Coucou tout monde, j’ai une nouvelle section que j’aimerais ajouté au blog, il s’agit de mes “chooses” favoris du moment, autrement dit mes “coups de coeur” mais j’aime absolument pas cette phrase, donc je vais pas l’utiliser. Mon intention est de faire des posts comme ça de temps en temps, car si d’habitude j’aime quelque  chose je l‘utilise pendant longtemps.

Dans ce type de posts j’aimerais vous partager non seulement des produit beauté, mais aussi des certaines expériences, endroits, films, divers objets…. Fin bref, tout ceux que je pourrais trouver intéressant dans le moment.

NO FOUNDATIONS & LOADS OF GLITTER  

I ditched my foundations for a moment, I find that during the colder months, I really don’t like heavy makeup bases because I’m constantly taking off sweaters, scarves or rubbing my face against the sides of my jackets, and that means I’m putting my foundation all over my clothes. We all know this is not very aesthetically pleasing…

So my best allies are concealers! I have two at the moment Maybelline “Age Rewind” & By Terry “Stylo Expert click stick”.

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Pour le moment le fond de teint est dans l’oublie, car pendant l’hiver je n’aime pas beaucoup la sensation d’avoir une base très couvrante et surtout que  je suis toujours en train de mettre/élever pulls, écharpes ou bonnets, alors j’ai  plutôt l’impression que je laisse tout mon maquillage sur mes habits….

Alors mes alliés sont les caches à cernes, car je peux avoir une couvrance plus précise sans le mettre partout! En ce moment j’utilise celui de Maybelline “Age Rewind” et celui de By Terry “Stylo Expert click stick”

I honestly gravitate more towards the Maybelline concealer, the formula is light, coverage and lasting are nice. I use it under the eyes, around the nose, and any other areas where I’m red or have a breakout.

The By Terry concealer is more of a “foundation stick”, so the formula is thicker and I need my fingers to properly warm & spread the product on my face, so I find I spent more time doing my makeup this way.  I use this one when I’m going on a night out or if I want more coverage in some specific places.

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Honnêtement j’utilise plus souvent celui de Maybelline, car la formule est légère, la couvrance et la tenue sont bonnes, je le mets principalement sous les yeux (évidemment), autour de mon nez, et peut-être pour couvrir  une autre imperfection genre un bouton. 

Le produit de By Terry est plutôt un sort de fond de teint en format solide, alors la consistance est plus épaisse, j’ai besoin de plus de temps pour bien travailler le produit dans mon visage (avec mes doigts), mais la couvrance est plutôt haute, alors je l’utilise si je vais sortir le soir ou comme ça.

On the other hand,  I’m a huge fan of glitter for this season! Since my base is very simple I allow myself to add glitter to my eyes. I use Urban Decay “Liquid Moondust” in the shade spacetime, a cold tone bronze shade that contains a bit of chunky-silver glitter, you can either smoke out the shade and have a subtle tint with glitter, or you can really pack on the color into your lids and wear it very pigmented.

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D’un autre côté, vu que mon maquillage est léger niveau peau, je me permets d’ajouter des paillettes! En ce moment j’apprécie l’ombre en format crème de Urban Decay le “Liquid Moondust” dans le teint spacetime. C’est une couleur bronzé plutôt froide avec des paillettes argentées. Tu peux l’estomper pour un look plus simple ou vraiment la porter super pigmentée

 

For my eyelashes, I recently discover (thanks to Salomé) from Estée Lauder their limited edition “Crystal Lash Top Coat” as the name suggests it’s a top coat with holographic glitter that you can apply to your lashes, what I really like about this, is that you don’t see them all the time, you can only see them gently sparkling when the light hits in the right angle, so it’s really subtle.

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Pour mes cils, j’ai découvert (grâce à Salomé, @im_ salome) le nouveau top coat de Estee Lauder, donc une mascara qu’on mets à la fin, pour bien évidement avoir des paillettes, ceux que j’aime bein c’est que les paillettes sont toute petites et fines, alors les vois juste de temps en temps, mais malheureusement c’est juste une édition limités.

 

VINTAGE GUCCI 

This watch is very special to me, it was my mom’s very first Mother’s Day gift, almost 27 years ago (I have an older brother) it’s a Gucci bracelet watch,  you can change the “ring” around it, to multiple color options that come in the case. My mother told me that she was not using it, because she finds it is way too tiny comfortably read what time is it, so she prefers to give it to me instead of keeping it in a box. I can be very emotionally attached to things if they belong to someone I love, having my family far from me is difficult, so I like to keep them close to my heart by using something that belongs to them.

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Cette montre a vraiment une place super importante pour moi, car il était le premier cadeaux à ma mère pour la fête de mères, il y 27 ans maintenant (j’ai un frère plus agé). Il s’agit d’une montre/bracelet Gucci auquele on peut échanger la monture pour une autre couleur. Ma mère ne le porte plus, car elle trouve qu’il est maintenant un peu difficile pour elle de lire confortablement l’heure, alors cette montre est pour moi super importante niveau sentimentale, l’effet d’avoir ma famille de l’autre côté du monde est difficile parfois et pouvoir avoir un morceaux d’eux est toujours agréable.

RITUALS CANDLE

I got this candle a couple days ago at RITUALS, and I’m burning this candle almost every single evening, the smell is very “Christmassy” it belongs to their “Ritual of Anahata” collection, is one is the biggest size normally it should burn for around 55 hours, the description of the smell is quite challenging but I as I said it’s smells like Christmas ( warm, spicy, pine) I will link the page here, if you want to properly see all the details about this candle.

A cute detail that I didn’t discover when I first bought it, was that it has a quote on the back, and I thought it will make a nice decoration vase or holder once the candle is finished.

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J’ai acheté cette bougie chez Rituals il y a quelque jours, et je l’allume presque tous le soirs, son parfum est très Noël, elle partient à leur collection Ritual of Anahata, qui est aussi un éphémère pour cette saison. Normalement elle doit tenir jusq’au 55 heures. L’odeur est difficile à décrire mais on peut apprécier une fragance chaude, épicée et du pin!

Dans le verso du vase il y a aussi une phrase et j’ai trové cool car une fois la bougie est fini on peut l’utiliser comme déco!

CLUB DE CUERVOS

Sorry, this is my Mexican side that is coming out, if you have Netflix maybe you have seen this tittle, basically is a Mexican series about a small soccer team (the “Cuervos” in english “The Ravens”) in a small town “Nuevo Toledo” and all the stupid things the new owners of the soccer team are doing to manage the club. The humor and the language is something very typical to me, so of course, I enjoy watching this.

I’m currently in the 3 season, and I recommend this series to anyone that loves inappropriate jokes and have a chill humor.

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Je suis desolée mais là, il y a mon côté mexicain qui sort… Si vous avez Netflix, peut- être que vous avez déjà aperçu cette affiche, elle est une série mexicaine qui parle d’un toute  petite équipe de futbol Les Corbeaux, dans un village un peu perdu Nuevo Toledo, ainsi que de toutes les bêtises et les aventures de nouveaux leaders du club.

je vous conseille de la regarder (avec soutitres) si vous aimez les comédies, les blagues innapropies et un humour plutôt chill.

 

 

Seen you soon guys!
Katia
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