Hats Off to Lancôme for The Golden Hat Foundation Holiday 2011 Collection

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Lancome Golden Hat Holiday 2011

I think it’s super cool when celebs use their influence to do positive things, especially when those things help children. 🙂


Kate Winslet and Lancome Holiday 2011 CollectionThis 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…

lancome golden hat holiday 2011

lancome golden hat caprice lipstick
L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Caprice, $29

lancome golden hat mini le vernis shade 102
Mini Le Vernis in Shade 102, $15

lancome golden hat poudre lumiere
Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat, $40

lancome golden hat poudre lumiere

lancome golden hat holiday 2011

lancome golden hat swatches
Swatches from the left: Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat and L’Absolu Rouge Lipcolor in Caprice

lancome golden hat mini le vernis shade 102 swatch
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)

It’s baaaaack!


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 love 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,



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  1. Jessi M says:

    Oooh, pretty makeup and for a great cause! I bet that lipstick looks great on you Karen!

    Pop Up Video! I can’t believe they brought it back! Off I go to go stalk VH1! Happy Friday Karen. 🙂
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  2. Laura S. says:

    Nice Biggie reference… 😉
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    • Karen says:

      I was listening to him on the treadmill today. Hypnotize is a surprisingly good sprint song!

      • Laura S. says:

        Ha! Love it. I would be afraid it would make me want to move from side-to-side instead of running forward… I hear a groove, I got to MOVE! Lol!

        • Karen says:

          I know what you mean. When I hear Biggie while I’m on the treadmill I do this weird hybrid run/dance thing, LOL! If I’m not going too fast sometimes I’ll sing along, too! Good thing I’m at home and not at the gym. 😉

          Happy Friday, btw. What are your plans for the weekend?

          • Laura S. says:

            Happy Friday to you! My weekend will be spend finishing a capstone project for school so I can graduate next month! So. Ready. To finish. What are your plans?

  3. Tiffany says:

    That Caprice lipstick looks like a great holiday red! So pretty…

  4. I love the packaging 🙂
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  5. Chris25 says:

    It’s so great that Kate is lending her name to a wonderful cause. 🙂

  6. Chelsea says:

    The poudre lumiere makes me wish I still worked for them!

  7. Kate & Zena says:

    This is a pretty collection and I love where it’s going. I have high-functioning Autism as opposed to severe Autism, but all autistics share a few things in common.

    Autism, like all disorders, is spelled with a capital ‘a,’ by the way. It’s only when you say, “She is autistic,” that the ‘a’ is lower case!

  8. Inday says:

    I’m excited to see what you think of the poudre lumiere! It’s beautiful, for such a good cause AND I’ve been searching for a fabulous illuminating powder that’s at this price point or lower (originally, didn’t want to spend more than $30 but since some of the proceeds go to charity…)

    I’d love to know if you have other suggestions as well =)

  9. Vonvon says:

    I want the lipstick and the powder!
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  10. Advah says:

    I looove Pop Up Vid!! They’re so funny and addictive!

    Also, that lipstick looks rather nice!

  11. Amanda L says:

    Try the new Muppet Babies OPI mini nail polish collection 🙂 Sparkly and super cute ! Also, the new gold sparkle crackle from OPI ! Great for the holidays ! On another note…can’t wait for my favorite holiday drink from Starbucks to come…Caramel Brulee Latte 😉

  12. Janet says:

    Karen, first of all I love your blog!!! From one Filipina to another, you are amazing!!! OK, I happened to be channel surfing and lo and behold…Pop Up Videos!!! I was all giddy with nostalgia and couldn’t stop watching. So glad someone else appreciated it as much as me. Keep up the good work. 😀

  13. Clive says:

    Fabulous make-up in aid of a great cause!

    We’ve shared your post on our page – Clive – Autism Assistance Dog – hope you don’t mind!

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