I think it’s super cool when celebs use their influence to do positive things, especially when those things help children.
This year for the holidays, Lancôme and longtime face of the line, actress Kate Winslet, teamed up to create a limited edition 11-piece color collection for lips, nails and cheeks, with part of the proceeds going to support The Golden Hat foundation, a non-profit Kate founded to help better the lives of children living with Autism.
Kate started The Golden Hat after narrating a documentary for HBO called A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism, which follows a mother’s journey to understanding her son’s challenges with severe Autism. The foundation exists to raise awareness and funds to provide education, skills training and therapeutic activities to help autistic children communicate more effectively. Keli, the boy in the film, writes a poem he calls The Golden Hat, from where the foundation gets its name.
Available now on counters and also online, The Golden Hat Foundation Holiday 2011 collection features pieces for faces, lips and nails in gold, pink and red, all dressed to thrill in elegant black and gold packaging. On the face and lip products, Kate’s signature (nice handwriting, K!) appears below the logo for The Golden Hat.
Stay tuned for reviews and more details soon, but while you wait, here’s a peek at three of the pieces from the launch…
L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Caprice, $29
Mini Le Vernis in Shade 102, $15
Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat, $40
Swatches from the left: Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat and L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Caprice
Mini Le Vernis in Shade 102
The Golden Hat Foundation collection from Lancôme for Holiday 2011 includes…
- Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat ($40)
- L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolors in Caprice, Rosette, Misty Rose, Spice Pink and a primer called La Base ($29 each)
- Mini Le Vernis in Shade 102, Shade 26, Shade 27, Shade 28 and Shade 003 ($15 each)
I didn’t know until my buddy Jen mentioned it last weekend, but one of my favorite guilty TV pleasures is back on VH1 (thanks, Jen!).
I Pop Up Video. It’s just so silly and great for trivia. I pick up all kinds of random facts, like today I learned that the orange hospital in Dr. Dre’s I Need a Doctor video is located right down the street! It’s actually the Marin County Civic Center, where the courthouse is, maybe five miles away. I recognized it because it’s where I went for jury duty a couple of years ago.
Pop Up Video! *Boing*
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,