I am happy to be a small part of an online charity auction initiative called BeautyBloggers.org . A large group of us has donated top brand new beauty items for auction to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Included are long sold out and LE items like Chanel Riva nail polish and Lancome Erika F shadow. My contribution is a trio of MAC Venomous Villains items.
There are almost 50 bloggers( and a few brands) involved, the whole list is below. A big thanks goes to Karla Sugar for not only putting this together, but doing the bulk of the work on it.
She says and it applies to us all " In the spirit of the holidays, we wanted to make a meaningful contribution to charity — knowing that the most effective donation to any charity is cash."
All the winning bid totals will go directly to Doctors Without Borders. Shipping is free, being covered by us bloggers and not part of the monies donated.
The auction is live now and runs through December 20 at 5 pm CST
We are asking people to register before they can bid. This is simply to try to discourage "spam" bids. Usernames will be public (because the auction shows the username of the current highest bidder), but first name, last name, and email address will be private. They will only be used to contact the winning bidders.
International bidders are welcome, too
When the auction ends, the winning bidders will be contacted by Karla Sugar, and asked to make a donation through this secure site: http://www.firstgiving.com/beautybloggers and then the items will be readied to be mailed .
Afrobella, A Girl's Gotta Spa!, AlyWalansky.com, Armani Beauty, Bay Area Style File, Beauté Cosmetics, Beauty Alchemist, Beauty Info Zone, The Beauty Look Book, Bobbi Brown, Cafe Makeup, Cargo, China Glaze, EnKore, Estee Lauder, Fashion. Style. Beauty., For the Love of Beauty, From Head to Toe, Givenchy, Gloss Menagerie, Gouldylox Reviews, Grace Gold for AOL StyleList, Illamasqua, JeweledThumb, KarlaSugar, KraseyBeauty, Lancome, Leonor Greyl, The Makeup Girl, Miss Whoever You Are, Musings of a Muse, My Lips But Better, Nadine Jolie, The Non-Blonde, Older Girl Beauty, OPI, Out in a Pout, Pink Sith, Prime Beauty, Product Girl, Pursebuzz, Renee Rouleau, Retrodiva's Beauty, Sasquatch Swatch, Sicka Than Average, Spoiled Pretty, Talika, Three Custom Color Specialists, and Votre Vu