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beauty sleep - Care

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Your skin works while you sleep. Yes, really! That’s why using effective products in your nighttime routine is not only necessary, but easy. Care’s Tireless Retinoid Night Serum is like magic in a bottle. Made to brighten your complexion, it contains granactive retinoid which helps promote cell renewal and diminish dark spots. Care understands that the key isn’t to stop aging, but rather it’s to age gracefully.

Care was founded on the need to provide safe and effective products. Their products are made in the U.S. and only feature clean ingredients that are even safe to use during pregnancy. They don’t test on our furry friends and they market their goods at honest prices. What’s even better is how they donate a portion of their profits to charity. They feature a different charity for each season, bringing awareness to multiple causes close to their heart. 

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a real beauty - Catbird

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A girl loves her jewelry. The Sleeping Beauty Ring from Catbird is the perfect addition to any collection. Featuring ethically sourced 14k gold, the ring comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 3.5 to 9. The ring is elegant, chic, and timeless.  

Catbird was founded in 2004 by Rony Vardi. Every piece of jewelry is made in the company’s Brooklyn studio. Their diamonds, gold and other jewels are all ethically sourced and fairly priced. Since launching the company, they founded the Catbird Foundation where they donate 1% of all sales to nonprofit organizations. As of now, the company has donated an estimated $448,834.

you're invited - Baby Sussex Shower

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It’s a royal baby shower and you’re all invited! Over the weekend, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex launched a global campaign, #GlobalSussexBabyShower, to invite you to donate to a charity as a way to celebrate the pending arrival of the newest baby royal. The couple has been outspoken about their philanthropic work and about the importance of giving back. The campaign launched with three charities they have actively supported: Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), WellChild in England, and Mayhew, an animal welfare organization. You are encouraged to donate to any charity of your choosing as long as you donate with the hashtag #GlobalSussexBabyShower. 

Like his/her parents, the newest royal baby is already raising awareness on how important it is to be compassionate and to help lift others. Together, nothing is impossible.

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lunchables - FEED

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FEED is bringing out the kid in you with their new Lunch Box. It features a cotton exterior, a wipeable interior, and a zip closure. FEED gives you the opportunity to pack your lunch and snacks for a great cause. With each purchase, you’ll be providing a young child with a school meal. 

FEED was founded by Lauren Pierce Bush in 2007. After witnessing child hunger, she created a lifestyle brand that allows people to change the world with their purchases. Each FEED product you buy has a number featured on it that represents the amount of school meals provided with your purchase. As of today, FEED has been able to provide over 100 million school meals (and counting) thanks to you.

skin so pure - Philosophy

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Even the toughest, most ambitious boss babes need a gentle cleanser to clean their skin. Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser is quite possibly the most gentle, purifying cleanser that won’t strip the skin. With ingredients such as meadowfoam, sandalwood and rosewood oil, the cleanser eliminates makeup while conditioning the skin. 

Philosophy was founded by Christina Carlino. Since then, she has been committed to offering products that deliver results in order to transform your skin for the better. Along with Philosophy, she has created the hope & grace initiative where she supports mental health treatments. Each product that is sold allows the company to support mental health efforts by donating financial grants in treating and preventing mental illness.

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bag full of promise - STATE Bags

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Backpacks are crucial for maximalists who seem to carry a whole other world with them, much like me. That’s why STATE’s Kane backpack is more than perfect because we’re able to carry everything our hearts desire. Made of 100% leather, it features many compartments to fit your laptop, books, makeup, etc. It’s chic and will compliment any outfit.

STATE Bags was founded by Scot and Jacq Tatelman. The beautiful thing about the company is the way they give back. With every backpack sold, they provide young kids with their very own backpack filled with tools they’ll need to succeed!

water for change - Stella Artois!

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Stella ArtoisLimited Edition Chalices are changing lives one drink at a time. Over 800 million people in developing countries have no access to clean water. Stella Artois and Water.org are working to change that. Each chalice that’s purchase provides five years of safe, clean water to a person in a developing country.

Stella Artois has worked with Water.org since 2015. Thanks to their partnership, approximately 1.7 million people have been given access to clean drinking water. Their #POURITFORWARD campaign allows each purchase to change families’ lives in developing countries. 

hydrate with honey - Fountain of Truth

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My face might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. The solution may be in The Honey Glowmask by Fountain of Youth. Made without the bad stuff, its active ingredients are coconut oil (hello, old friend) and squalane. For each purchase, 10% of the proceeds are donated to Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda.  

Breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic set out to create her own clean products and thus, Fountain of Truth was born. Cancer research is something Giuliana is passionate about. The company partners with The Pink Agenda to help find the cure for breast cancer. 

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Michael Kors Runway Watch

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Do you know what time it is? It’s time to end world hunger. A big shout out to Michael Kors for designing his Watch Hunger Stop Runway watch. Available in a gold-tone stainless steel color, the watch is water resistant and each purchase provides 100 meals to hungry children through the United Nations World Food Programme. The watch is part of the 100 Series Watch Collection. 

Michael Kors founded his company in 1981. Since then, he has been fighting world hunger and has worked with God’s Love We Deliver to deliver meals to those suffering from HIV and cancer. Let’s begin 2019 by fighting world hunger!

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happy feet - Bombas

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Socks are the heroes we need but don’t deserve. Bombas socks can be purchased individually or in a pack of 6. It’s made from a combination of cotton, polyester, rubber and spandex- allowing the socks to be perfect for casual wear or for workouts. The socks feature a special blister tab to avoid annoying chafing and blisters. 

Bombas was founded by David Heath. After launching his brand, he learned that socks are one of the most highly requested items in homeless shelters. Ever since then, for every pair of Bombas socks sold, they donate a pair to a homeless shelter.

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stay calm - Freedom Naturals

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My skin is more temperamental than a 2 year old- it’s irritated all the time. This Calming Moisturizer from Freedom Naturals does just as the name suggests- it calms. The formula contains organic aloe vera, beeswax, arnica and is suited for all skin types. 20% of the proceeds are donated to #MoveToEndDV, an organization that helps domestic violence victims start new lives. 

Founder Gloria Vanderlaan created Freedom Naturals with the purpose of offering products that not only give back but that deliver results. Her main focus is to help women-and men- rise from domestic violence and to help women become fierce leaders.

run for a cause - Janji

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I’m not the best at running but I still want to look good as I attempt to do it.  The Rover Hoodie from Janji is both stylish and functional. Featuring moisture-wicking fabric, the hoodie has a ponytail slot to keep your hoodie place when you run! Finally, the running gods have heard our cries.  

Located in Massachusetts, Janji knows the value of giving back. With each purchase, they donate 5% to organizations that fund clean water to those who can’t access it. Water is essential to life and Janji is committed to making sure everyone gets it.

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own your truth - Palabra

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Palabra lets their shirts do the talking. They feature English and Spanish phrases such as Verdad (Truth), and Cuéntame(Tell Me). Available in eight colors, sizes range from small to x-large. The materials are ethically sourced, consisting of either cotton, hemp, or recycled PET. The shirts are sassy much like me!

Founded by Susan Boyar, the idea behind Palabra was to provide the public with high quality shirts that are sustainable and ethical. For every purchase, the company buys a book and donates it to the Chispa Project- an organization dedicated to providing literacy opportunities to kids in Honduras. 

made with love - Be The Good

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Be The Good’s bracelet, also called Be The Good, is nostalgic for so many reasons. It’s handcrafted with an adjustable strap, which is perfect for my petite wrist. Each bracelet features an adorable brass heart and only comes in red. For each bracelet that’s purchased, the company donates an accessory to Dress For Success

Be The Good’s founder Barbara Gram believes in empowering women all over the world. She partners with Dress For Success, a nonprofit that’s dedicated to helping women attain financial independence by providing them with professional attire. 

love potion #9 - Brooklyn Candle Studio

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Brooklyn Candle Studio’s candles are the closest thing to perfect that we’re willing to set on fire. Their design is gorgeous and minimalist, their scents are rich with memory, and their ingredients are American-grown and eco-friendly.  Each 100% vegan candle is made from American-grown soybeans, led free cotton wicks, and a blend of essential oils and phthalate-free perfume oils. They each hold 60 hours of burn life, which translates into some major relaxation time.

After the horrible events led by hate groups in Charlottesville in August 2017, founder and designer Tamara Mayne decided to donate 10% of every Love Potion #9 candle to the ACLU in an effort to support the legal fight for equality.  She notes she was called to share profits with the ACLU “as a woman, a mother, an Asian-American, as an employer of women and minorities, and, frankly, as a human being”.  We must have fallen under the Love Potion spell, because we love these candles as much as we love this cause.

polish your lips - French Girl

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Polish up those lips for a perfectly pretty pout - and benefit others too. $1 from every sale of Rose Lip Polish goes to a charitable organization. 

Contains yummy ingredients:

Organic Shea Butter & Coconut Oil - deeply moisturize and soothe dry lips.

Mint & Rose Geranium Organic Essential Oils - create a mild plumping effect.

Organic Sugar - exfoliates without irritation.

love chain, love chain - Adornia

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Adornia Jewelry is jewelry that spells it out for the outspoken woman - and we simply L-O-V-E it!  With beautiful designs that spell out a variety of strong messages of defiance, power, and affirmation, each piece speaks just as loudly as the woman who is wearing it.  Their classic LOVE necklace in gold is a deliberate and peaceful message to add to any jewelry collection - and supports a great cause in the process.

Each quarter, Adornia chooses a charity to receive 10% of the sales from their Lariat necklace collection.  To begin 2018, they have chosen Equality Now, an international organization of lawyers that takes a legal approach to ending sex trafficking, political inequality, sexual violence, child marriage, and female genital mutilation.  As an unrelated but equally beautiful charitable act, 100% of the profits from their Me Too design benefits RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.  Both are deserving charities with incredible causes, and shopping Adornia is a lovely way to show your support.

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perfectly perfumed, charitable, and For the World - Pour le Monde

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Wendi Berger, always excited to work on fragrance launches while working at such high profile fashion books as ELLE, In Style and Vanity Fair...eventually created her own in 2010. The difference? Pour le Monde, For the World, is the first certified 100% natural fine fragrance. It took two years to develop this spread of elegant fragrances. Two years of trial and task, breaking through with these three natural perfume creations - each one benefitting a special charity to boot.

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Pictured above is Envision; a smooth, sensuous, long lingering perfume. With top notes of Bergamot, Brazilian Orange and Pink Peppercorns. The middle remains with Lavender from the South of France and Egytian Geranium Rose. The base is warm and sexy with a kick of Indonesian Patchouli, Sandalwood and the creamy smell of Madagascar Vanilla. This is a luxurious scent that you deserve to wear!

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a significant and worthy backpack: The Large Ruck - Stone and Cloth

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Stone and Cloth knows how to make a gorgeous, classic, high-quality backpack.  The Large Ruck is as functional as it is inspirational - each Stone and Cloth item supports scholarships and developmental projects for children and communities in need.  

After Stone and Cloth’s founder hiked Mount Kilimanjaro and learned that his porter worked a grueling job without earning enough to keep his children in school, he knew he needed to bring support to the local communities at the base of that mountain.  As a result, Stone and Cloth partners with The Knock Foundation.  The Knock Foundation works directly with underserved communities to provide what each specific community needs most - an education system, healthcare infrastructure, or clean living conditions.

hydrate that skin for a sustainable world - LUSH Charity Pots

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Keep your skin hydrated, creamy and smelling of rosewood oil with Lush's Charity Pot Body Lotion.

Lush's handmade products are a prized favorite of the staff here at notablySmitten. Our first article on their yummy, nutritious shampoo bars is here. This cruelty-free beauty company donates 100% of each purchase to environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights organizations.

LUSH products are 100% vegan.

LUSH are against animal testing and are supporters of animal rights and welfare.

LUSH are charitable and support environmental conservation and human rights.

LUSH works tirelessly to leave a small carbon footprint behind.

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