Women At Risk, WAR international, pearl ring

Yesterday was a long day. After a long day at work I attended a Women At Risk dessert and awareness banquet nearby. One of my best friends invited me because she knew it was something I cared deeply about.

Women at Risk was started by a lady who witnessed horrible atrocities as a child, and at age 14 she determined she would do something about it. Reaching out to the world’s most vulnerable women (trafficked women, women in societies where women are not valued and are oppressed or abused, women in cultures where rape and abuse are covered up as a norm, women who are abandoned and are raising families on their own) to help them with emotional healing, physical healing, medical attention, job training and micro-loans, help in starting a business, and an all around protection and restoration program that teaches them the value of their soul, their beauty, their heart, who they are as a person. I am quite convinced that all women at their core 1. want to be beautiful 2. want to be valued and cherished, protected and respected. I also believe these are God-given desires AND rights. When there are places where this is not happening, even in just one solitary woman’s life, it’s up to us to change that.

The women who are employed by Women At Risk’s various businesses make the equivalent of a woman with a college education.

If you want to check out their website, it’s WARinternational.org. You can shop for beautiful items made by beautiful women who are discovering their own self worth.
http://www.warchestboutique.com/

Maybe you can host a War Chest Boutique party.
http://www.warinternational.org/get-involved/host-a-party/

While you’re at it, InternationalJusticeMission.org takes the issue to a whole other level, with active rescues performed regularly (rescues of women and minors who have been forcibly trafficked by the global sex trafficking trade).

Oh that I had a bigger budget right now. Of course most of my Christmas cash and shopping is used up, but I was able to purchase this precious ring, which I like quite a lot.

It was made by a woman who is recovering form a painful past, possibly one rescued from an abusive situation or from forced trafficking.

Everything about it says precious and beautiful.

Women at Risk, WAR International, pearl cocktail ring

Yesterday was a long day. After a long day at work I attended a Women At Risk dessert and awareness banquet nearby. One of my best friends invited me because she knew it was something I cared deeply about.

Women at Risk was started by a lady who witnessed horrible atrocities as a child, and at age 14 she determined she would do something about it. Reaching out to the world’s most vulnerable women (trafficked women, women in societies where women are not valued and are oppressed or abused, women in cultures where rape and abuse are covered up as a norm, women who are abandoned and are raising families on their own) to help them with emotional healing, physical healing, medical attention, job training and micro-loans, help in starting a business, and an all around protection and restoration program that teaches them the value of their soul, their beauty, their heart, who they are as a person. I am quite convinced that all women at their core 1. want to be beautiful 2. want to be valued and cherished, protected and respected. I also believe these are God-given desires AND rights. When there are places where this is not happening, even in just one solitary woman’s life, it’s up to us to change that.

The women who are employed by Women At Risk’s various businesses make the equivalent of a woman with a college education.

If you want to check out their website, it’s WARinternational.org. You can shop for beautiful items made by beautiful women who are discovering their own self worth.
http://www.warchestboutique.com/

Maybe you can host a War Chest Boutique party.
http://www.warinternational.org/get-involved/host-a-party/

While you’re at it, InternationalJusticeMission.org takes the issue to a whole other level, with active rescues performed regularly (rescues of women and minors who have been forcibly trafficked by the global sex trafficking trade).

Oh that I had a bigger budget right now. Of course most of my Christmas cash and shopping is used up, but I was able to purchase this precious ring, which I like quite a lot.

It was made by a woman who is recovering form a painful past, possibly one rescued from an abusive situation or from forced trafficking.

Everything about it says precious and beautiful.

Christmas Gift Guide for Ladies

Let It Glow Origins Set

What a great value! $32.00 for .5 oz eye cream, 1 oz VitaZing lotion, and .17 oz origins brightening mascara. This is something I sure wouldn’t mind having under my tree! 🙂 I have wanted to try Origins for a long time.

Inglot Eyeshadow Palette

You can the palettes in any way you want or just go with single shadows for the shadow-lover lady in your life! (Or get a gift card so she can choose, haha!)

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Tints

I first saw these on pixiwoo when Sam Chapman used one and I thought it looked amazing. Won’t break the bank and have great reviews. 🙂 I think you can find them for around $2.99 each.

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Shea Butter, Camphor, Safflower Extract, Coconut Oil, VItamin A, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Oligopeptides, Avacado butter – this is packed with nourishing nutrients. I have never used them personally but want to!

photo credit to: http://www.product-girl.com/archives/carmex-moisture-plus-tinted-lip-balm/

Here’s another detailed review with pictures!

Women At Risk Pom Pom Scarf

This is too beautiful. Buy a scarf for yourself or someone else and support women who have been delivered out of abusive demeaning circumstances are allowing the dignity of making their living and living in freedom. Help a woman in a developing country who’s been abandoned by society support herself and her children!

Retails for $18.00.

Check out stylewaffle’s scarf post here for ideas on how to wear scarves. 🙂 How to wear scarves

Would you believe the ipod/phone case I originally published below is sold out? And it was so cute and such a bargain:

This is TOO CUTE and fits my girly/organic style that I love. I bet a lot of girls on your gift list would love this!

Retails for $12.00.

So I am putting a new item in to replace it – this beaded purse. Also from Women At Risk. Isn’t it glamorous? Retails for $32.00.

Real Techniques Powder Blush or Real Techniques Travel Essentials.

I think the Travel Essentials brush would be great to introduce anyone to the set because they are full-sized brushes and there are videos to create complete looks on the Real Techniques website using just the set.

I’ve watched a lot of videos on their site and they actually use these brushes in a lot of their looks. I’ve noticed sometimes when a company will have a starter or travel or intro kit they are not the cream of the crop and they will not be the favorites of those who actually use the brushes. But this kit is one I’ve noticed Nick and Sam use a lot and it is only $18.00

The blush brush is only $9.00! This rivals brushes 3 times the price.

Travel Set: $18.00

Blush Brush: $18.00

How could I forget a tea gift?

Teavana has this amazing perfect tea maker for $19.95

or a gourmet tea  (white is my favorite and the health benefits are amazing!) for $10.00

Will do a guy’s Gift Guide soon with the assistance of Nate!