Give and Makeup: Blogger's donation

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Give and Makeup is a non-profit initiative whose sole purpose is to get everyday essentials into the hands of women and children who need them the most. Bascially the idea is donate clean new and lightly used beauty products which are then delivered to organisations like Women's Aid and Refuge, and are then passed on to the women who need them. A general list of products that they need can be found here.

Two weeks ago, another blogger meet-up and product swap took place at Westfield White City, where all the bloggers who came bought beauty products that they were willing to part with and swap for other items. After we had finished swapping, we were left with a bunch of products that we didn't know what to do with. Lucky me had the job of carrying them home. Normally in my house all the clothes/shoes/books/unwanted gifts etc. go into a charity bag that is then taken to a local charity shop or collection bin (like the one's in the Sainsbury/Tesco car park). That was the original destination for this bag of beauty products, until I remembered that Give and Makeup were looking for donations which included beauty products.

what a makeup swap should look like =)
photo credit to Safiyah/Nilufa (I can't remember who took the picture)

2kg worth of beauty products packed nice and tight into a box ready for posting

If you live in the UK, you can easily post out boxes/parcels to a number of locations, or drop them off providing you notify them first.

A big thank you to Aaliyah (Pyari Beauty), Abeer (blog-a-beaute), Safiya (Simply Muslimah2), Nilufa (Mango Whirl), Safiyah (Frooti Beauty), Numera (Hommes de Femmes), Hafsa (Muslimah Beauty), Aalia (Hijabi With Style), Sundari (Rose Beauty Box), Ayan (Myrrh Tree) & Tanzina (Makeup A to Z).

Don't forget to read and follow the amazing blogs =)

Anyone else now tempted to sort through their makeup/skincare stash and donate what they don't need or use?



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