I’m not sure how I feel about this. Am I supposed to take this Angelina Jolie lipstick and stick it in my mouth? And Brad Pitt, too? For some reason, these micro-sculpted lipsticks of the heads of the Two Greatest Celebrities of Our Time make me want to bite off their craniums. But maybe that’s just me. Feelunique.com has teamed up with artist Willard Wigan to create these micro-lip-stars, which are being sold on eBay to raise money for breast cancer awareness. It’s an homage to the “most kissable couple” for Valentine’s Day, apparently. Frankly, I don’t know if either one of these busts looks like Brad or Angie. Brad looks more like some depressed businessman debating whether or not to throw himself out the window. Angie looks like she caught a really strong headwind. And God knows what they’d look like after you used them. Or maybe you’re not supposed to use them. Just stick ‘em in the fridge or something. Who knows! It’s for charity. So, I guess, that’s, like, a good thing. So far, the top bid is £205, or $303. [Feelunique.com] Keep reading »
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Remember all the hoopla about how much Gov. Sarah Palin’s campaign wardrobe cost? And remember how the Republican National Committee promised to donate the clothes to charity after the election? Well guess what? The $180,000 wardrobe is sitting in trash bags at the RNC, according to NewMajority.com. A source close to the issue said the clothing is in the “process of being donated.” I guess I can understand how that can happen because I have a bunch of coats in my hallway that are in the “process of being donated” too. But then again, I don’t have a political image to uphold. The RNC has not said when and where the clothing will be donated, so we came up with a few ideas for how it can recoup its investment. Keep reading »
1. Pack Your Lunch: Instead of spending $10 on a sandwich that you don’t really enjoy, bring your lunch from home — you’ll save money (which can then be spent, guilt-free, on martinis at the end of the week), you’ll hopefully eat healthier, and you can use up leftovers instead of letting them rot away in your fridge.
2. Call Your Mom For No Reason: It’s easy to go days and weeks without phoning home because of how busy we all are with work and the holidays, but make it your mission to call your mom for no other reason than just to say, “Hi, what’s new?” It will literally fill her heart with joy.
3. Volunteer: Hit up a soup kitchen, read to the elderly at a nursing home, or even just donate your old winter coat to a clothing drive…there are so many easy ways to make a big impact on someone’s life. And, of course, selfishly speaking, doing good for others will make you feel good too.
Every year we miss the Dec. 31 deadline for the New York Cares Coat Drive. And then we guiltily buy a new coat and promise ourselves to make a donation next year. And this month we’ll fulfill that promise and we hope you will too. If you’re not in the New York area, you can donate your gently used coat at any Burlington Coat Factory during the Warm Coats & Warm Hearts Coat Drive. And as if the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from making a donation wasn’t enough, Burlington will take 10 percent off your purchase when you donate a coat. So now you can buy yourself something without any guilt, or you can keep spreading the love by donating a little something-something to a needy child. Most communities have a charity that is fulfilling holiday wishes for children.
ZOMG! It’s wedding season! You know what that means? If you’re getting married, you’ve got to register for gifts and if you’re going to a wedding (or many weddings, as these things tend to come in droves), you’ve got to start purchasing. Most wedding registries are done online these days, but not everyone registers at department stores or home furnishing shops in search of the perfect 15-piece set of pots and pans. A lot of couples go the more unusual route, and register with online stores with specialized wares. Here are five we think are fun.
1. Honeymoon: Dying to go to Aruba, but don’t have the cash for a super luxurious post-wedding honeymoon? Register your honeymoon vacay with TheBigDay.com, a site which allows guests to contribute to the special couple’s trip. [TheBigDay.com]
While boobalicious models in booze ads are known for boosting sales, this time it’s more than just for show, it’s for a good cause. A cheeky new line of wines from Cleavage Creek feature labels with sexy Breast Cancer Survivors — like Carson Daly’s mom — showing off their décolletage. Napa Valley winery owner and activist, Budge Brown, came up with the idea to raise funds for a cure after his wife of 48 years passed away from the disease which almost 200,000 women a year are diagnosed with in America alone. “My goal was to honor their courage and inspire them,” the 75-year-old proprietor said of his plans. The bottles retail for $15 and 10% of the purchase price goes to various Breast Cancer organizations. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
The founder of The Body Shop, an international chain of bath & beauty products, Dame Anita Roddick, has sadly passed, but she also passed on an estimated 100 million dollars to charity. Thatâ€™s a whole lotta bars of soap! Dame Roddick was suddenly struck with a brain hemorrhage last September, a complication of the Hepatitis C she contracted from a blood transfusion at age 64. But by then, she had given away all of her hard earned fortune to environmental charities, Third World debt, and human rights organizations. The successful English businesswoman died penniless and left nothing to her family who upheld their motherâ€™s generous final wishes. “They’ve already given us everything in terms of love and support,” said Sam, her youngest daughter, who runs a body shop of her own — sex boutique Coco de Mer. So Dame Roddick, the woman who spent decades grooming men and women, will now, even in her legacy, be sprucing up the world. [Daily Mail]
Last night was American Idol‘s “Idol Gives Back” show, in which a ton of celebs show up to encourage viewers to donate money to Idol’s charity, which distributes the funds to various amazing organizations around the U.S. and in Africa. Seriously, some of the footage shot in Africa and in some of the poorest areas of the U.S. gave our tear ducts (and our checkbooks) a work out. (We also discovered an unbelievable fondness for Miley Cyrus. Weird.) But oh my god! Heart performed with Fergie and it was friggin’ awe-some. Check out the Wilson chicks belting out “Barracuda” above. Then head over to AmericanIdol.com to get the scoop on donating to their very worthwhile cause.
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New York City is known for being dirty, but even out on Long Island, New Yorkâ€™s finest are apparently too filthy for a fundraiser. Officials in Long Beach have banned the sale of the volunteer firefightersâ€™ calendar which features a dozen volunteer models straddling city property. From February, which features a lady riding a fire hose in a miniskirt, to December, which has a woman wearing nothing but oxygen tanks, the pictures were sure to raise more than charitable donations. But unless you got them while they were hot, the calendar has been pulled from shelves and all sales have been stopped. Although, perhaps thereâ€™s still hope you can sneak a peek, if you feel like going through the trashâ€¦ [UPI] Keep reading »
When I recently purged my closet and wanted to donate some of my things to charity, I went to the closest drop-off center, a Salvation Army (also one of world’s largest Christian organizations). The thing is, itâ€™s hard to tell black trash bags apart and I accidentally donated some personal items…including my collection of handmade pasties. Oopsies! When I realized my mistake, I went back to reclaim the bag before a sweet old church lady exposed my tassel twirling sins. Lucky for me, a nice grandpa-like fellow volunteered to take me to look for my stuff and I thought I could manage to keep him from my sequined secrets. After a desperate dumpster dive, I found the bag, but it was strangely empty. â€œOoooooh, that bag,â€ the man said, as if he never expected me to be the tart with the talented rack. â€œYeah, some of the ladies found it yesterday and we threw the stuff out because, well…we wouldnâ€™t put out that kind of item. After all, this is a place of God.â€ Blushing, I tried to recover by joking, â€œOh, not even for women who want to entertain their husbands?â€ Apparently, that wasnâ€™t his kind of entertainmentâ€¦.although he did recognize that they were pasties. So anyway, if you ever are donating clothing to your local S.A., just make sure the items are bigger than one-inch in diameter. [Salvation Army] Keep reading »