It's 2018, New Year, new possibilities. I have set goals both personal and professional, and I intend to give it my very best-est to accomplish them. I promised myself that I will try to embrace good around me and avoid, at all costs, things and people that bring my morale down. I will write, travel, sing, draw, create, dance, taste and just do more of what feels good. I will also respect, care and love myself more too. I made a list, not a written one necessarily, more of a mental check-off list and I shall take this year slow, one day at the time. I will set my goals small, but celebrate in a BIG way once I achieve them.
I turned 36 on December 31st. Cheers to me! As a child I was blessed and cursed with that birthdate. I loved that the whole world celebrated my birthday on the same night as New Year's Eve (kind off). I also hated it, because I felt my birthday was second best (which it never really was). Each year I felt everyone was too busy with party preparations for New Year's festivities than actually acknowledging...well, me. Possibly I was a tad spoiled. I promised myself, as I entered adulthood that I will make my birthday 'special' regardless. As I matured, I realised that doing simple things with close people does make it special. Not every year is a big shindig, but I try to have a fun get together with my girlfriends at least. It is however quite okay to be spoiled once in a while. We all deserve it.
A friend of mine, a devoted supporter of my blog, gifted me some makeup that she thought I would not only find useful, but also a great subject for my next post. I loved that she took time to highlight this brand for me, and I want her to know that I couldn't wait to sit down and read more about it. Every time I write my blog, I always try to encourage myself and my readers alike to do good, to donate, and to support companies that embody these qualities. I especially love when strong women support and encourage one-another. That indeed makes us ALL that much stronger. So, this birthday gift was not just makeup. It was a gift from a friend supporting a friend, woman supporting a woman. In the end, I take pleasure in writing about it in hope to help continue this circle of support and encouragement.
"it's that heart of gold,
& stardust soul
that make you
RealHer - makeup brand with a mission to empower and inspire. Makeup with conscience and belief that to empower one woman, is to empower them all. This is why RealHer donates 20% of all proceeds to organizations with that mission. One such place is American Association of University Women, a charity that was built to create a better future for women.
Please enjoy this short campaign video:
Aside from it's moral obligation, they also take animal cruelty very seriously and their products and ingredients are not tested on animals in any way, shape or form. RealHer makeup is designed and formulated in California. It is manufactured in an FDA approved, GMP certified facility. It is natural, vegan and gluten free.
On top of that, RealHer makeup is free of harmful chemicals such as Parabens, Petrochemicals, Synthetic Fragrances, Lead, Phthalates and Talc. They use very best natural ingredients such ad Gentle, nourishing formula enriched with ingredients such as Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E.
As an added bonus each of RealHer products are inscribed with an empowering quote as a reminder that each one of us is fearless and powerful. Just look at the blush palette below and read for yourself.
Bill Xiang, Founder and CEO of RealHer created his own makeup line after the birth of his daughter to help inspire and support all women. On RealHer website he wrote: “When she was born, that was the moment I realized I am a feminist, and I want to be a feminist. I want to do whatever I can to make as much difference as possible, as quickly as possible, to help more women." We can't be more proud.
Beautiful makeup, inspiring story and a do-good company is a love-love relationship I feel with this brand.
Each one us has a responsibility to make a positive impact on our society as a whole. It doesn't really matter how big or small your contribution is, it does make a difference. All of the little acts of kindness add up to so much more. I also always encourage that we as women build each other up and find that when we are not competing with each other, we are gaining.
I hope you enjoyed this post and please do feel free to comment below. If you ever have any suggestions, know of a great company or small business, or if you wish to collaborate, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Keep on keeping on I say and always, ALWAYS know your might.