A lot can happen in 28 days. That’s almost a month. In that time, you could find yourself a lover, or be frantically cramming in all the things you promised to do throughout the summer in the remaining week, or even be nursing a hangover from the goodbye party your friends threw you. Would you believe me if I told you that in 28 days, you could find yourself with visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles?
Ladies, I introduce to you the Q 10 Face Cream by Sebamed. This 1.69 fl. oz bottle may be the cure to the age-old question of old age. Because skin can start to age as early as 25 and become more delicate and sensitive, caring for it is necessary to prolong the vitality of your skin. The co-enzyme in this product works as a catalyst that activates the metabolism of oxygen in cells, which decreases skin aging. Panthenol in the formula helps the regeneration process, and Vitamin E fights environmental free radicals and UV radiation.
You got to love the skin you’re in, and you only get one, so take care of it!
And maybe this “Rachel” short sleeve dress from Voom by Joy Han can save me from my lack of refinement because this little number exudes it. With delicate origami pleating in the front and belted waist, this slim fitting, scoopneck puff-sleeved dress almost guarantees a stylish look. In a lovely coral color, it’ll be a good way to say hello to fall.
Perhaps it’ll even help me regain my dignity.
This Fulton Satchel in Brown by Navoh Handbags is perfect for this fall. Made from the finest faux leather, you won’t have to worry about whether PETA will come knocking on your door as you tote this handsome chocolate-covered handbag. With a front zipper compartment and top zipper closure, this bag includes a removable adjustable shoulder strap, great for switching up your bag-carrying look. Inside, you’ll find two cell phone pouches, perfect for your bulky Blackberry and iTouch.
Trust me chikas, if there’s a bag you want to buy for looking classy this fall, it’s this bag.
“Domestic violence is no stranger to any race of ethnicity; it knows no economic station, and Becky’s Fund has found compelling ways to confront it in all of its forms and in all its hiding places.” — excerpt from Becky’s Fund mission statement.
If you can find the office that was donated by the law firm of Wiltshire and Grannis in Washington D.C., you will find the starting point of Becky’s Fund, a 501 (c)(3) national nonprofit organization dedicated to bring attention and awareness to domestic violence.
Founder and Executive Director Becky Lee began this nonprofit in hopes of preventing domestic violence. Lee first became aware of the issue after a college lecture by a criminal attorney whose cases focused on acquitting women who had been incarcerated for killing their abusers in self-defense. After this eye-opening experience, Lee switched from her pre-med track to women’s studies at the University of Michigan. She went on to receive her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. For the past 12 years, she has been working on issues surrounding domestic violence survivors as an advocate, a policy associate, and an attorney. One thing she quickly learned was that there is little public discussion about domestic violence and almost nothing is done to address it openly.
One of the reasons Lee decided to try out on the CBS prime time reality show Survivor: Cook Islands was to garner enough funds to begin a nonprofit. She won second place and used all of her prize money to start Becky’s Fund. Though it initially started out to help domestic violence survivors by supporting small domestic violence organizations who were already working to serve battered women, since then, Becky’s Fund has expanded its goals to foster awareness, encourage advocacy and activism, and provide support directly to victims.
With this mission, Becky’s Fund provides many resources to assist domestic violence victims which include but are not limited to transportation/health care providers, lawyers, and social workers. It also works to serve the specific needs of abused immigrant women as the challenges they face also include cultural and language barriers. With a culture of shame and silence in many Asian cultures, immigrant women are even less inclined to come forward to seek help. One in three women are victims of domestic violence. This is a sister, a friend, a mother, a co-worker. In order to empower them, we must listen. And Becky’s Fund aims to do that with their mission and their participation in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. You can help, too. All it takes is a click.
With the $50,000 Becky’s Fund hopes to get through the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, Becky’s Fund wants to create the first ever domestic violence phone application. By the end of its development, it will include a GPS/panic button for women who are in a crisis situation; a zip code locator for nearby shelters, hospitals, advocates; photo logging capabilities; and a privacy/security feature that will prevent their abusers from seeing or hacking into the application.
You can help victims of domestic violence by voting for Becky’s Fund today and every day for the entire month of August.
Voting can happen all three ways every day. The top 10 projects will receive $50,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Challenge. Help make it Becky’s Fund!
To find out more information about Becky’s Fund, please visit www.beckysfund.org.
Photos courtesy of Becky Lee.
These Foldable Ballet Flats in Black by Relax Missy are adorable, and if you disagree with me, I don’t know who you are.
Flats are an absolute staple to any wardrobe, especially if your heels have been giving you a lot of trouble. With the perk of being foldable, you can stick them in your gym bag or glove compartment for a quick change from whatever shoes you’re wearing into these glam slippers. It even comes with an extra expandable tote bag for your stilettos.
I love the detail in these shoes: the black velvet exterior with the scrunched heel to create a frill within the shoe. The gold metal detailing contrast nicely with the pink in the inside of the shoes and the black exterior. This color combination easily allows you to wear them for both casual and more formal occasions.
If your feet are aching and want some TLC, treat yourself to a pair of these!
Summer is coming to an end soon, which makes me sad, because that means I have to ship out back East where it’s cold, the people are unfriendly and not as down as CaliKids chyeaa … However, it’s not over yet, and I plan to make the most of it. And you should too.
In these platform wedge sandals by Plattoes. The tanned wedge curves smoothly up so that you won’t nearly fall on your face when you slip these on. Your feet will be greeted by a soft, almost velvet brown sole and will be safely but elegantly secure by a black-and-white-striped candy ribbon that’ll tie around your ankles.
That’s not all. What if I told you you could be saving money with this TGIFREE giveaway? Get this: Founder and CEO Rishi Bhati intended these shoes to last while being versatile. You have one sandal base, but you can interchange the ribbons that loop through the double rings, which help keep the ribbons in place. That combined with the many different tying methods, and bam! The possibilities are endless. Customizing your style down to your feet!
We have one Plattoes platform wedge sandal to give away to a lucky reader. The wedge is 3.5 inches high and a size 7.
Comment below, “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter no later than August 18, 11:59 pm. As always, you can retweet for an additional entry. (And you must have a U.S. mailing address to win!) Good luck!
Most people who are allergic to “fake” jewelry are allergic to the nickel or lead in them. This Gold Large Rectangle Ring with Black Agate Rectangle by Marcia Moran is not only nickel- and lead-free, but also hypo-allergenic. So you can be free of a worrisome rash when you wear this glitzy 18-kt. gold plated ring. Besides, chunky rings are easy to pair with, and the black stone makes it versatile too.
‘Cause if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it …
Besides the bonus of a cute toy, this v-neck jersey tee comes in a lovely shade of aqua, perfect for making those baby brown eyes of yours pop. Fun graphics on the front, comes in XS, S, M, and L.
Yo seriously. You get a free toy.
It’s made of patent PVC with embossed HK detail and has dual carrying handles. The bag is accented with silver toned hardware, zippered closure, and the signature HK dustbag and a Bow ID tag. The interior is lined with hot pink fabric (it’s like going to your happy place every time you open this bag!), two open pockets, and one zippered pocket. It is approximately 15″ x 11.5″ x 7″.
Perfect for carrying all your girlie accessories. And other essentials, such as a laptop, a laptop charger, an extra-large nalgene bottle, and maybe even a pair of collapsable ballet flats?
This badgirl purse is worth your $$.
There’s something in the water. Maggie Q starring as the title character in the new fall series Nikita. Grace Park, who went from Boomer Valerii in Battlestar Galactica to Kono in the new Hawaii Five-O series. (Both Boomer and Kono were guys in the original series). And now Ellen Wong as the kick-ass ex-girlfriend in Universal Pictures’ newest film starring geek god Michael Cera, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Hollywood’s noticing this rise of girl power, too. Wong was recently on Entertainment Weekly‘s Women Who Can Kick Ass Panel at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif. last month. The panel included Jena Malone (Sucker Punch), Anna Torv (Fringe), Elizabeth Mitchell (V), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim), and the hour-long discussion was moderated by Nicole Sperling. All the women agreed upon the importance of doing their own stunts even though Malone gives credit to stunt doubles. “You can’t fit seven years of mastery into three months of training,” she said. Wong echoed this sentiment and discovered that doing her own stunts “gives you so much power when you get to do a superhero movie, like running up a wall and flipping.” In fact, right before the convention, she went skydiving and “screamed and let it all out,” said Wong.
Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is about Scott Pilgrim (played by Michael Cera), a bass guitarist for the band Sex Bob-omb, who couldn’t be happier with his life until he meets the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). In order to be with her, Pilgrim discovers that he must first defeat all of her seven evil exes, who are all trying to kill him.Staying true to the graphic novel series, the movie features text bubbles and other cartoon-style elements. Actions are punctuated with “POW” and “WHIP,” while some of the battle scenes are marked by Mario Life 1-Ups and coins that spill from the defeated enemy as it would in a video game.
There’s plenty of AA representation in the film, too. There’s Canadian actor, poet and playwright Jean Yoon, best know for her role as Betty Ong in The Path to 9/11, plays Knives Chau’s mother. And recent Yale grad Satya Bhabha plays Matthew Patel, one of Ramona’s evil exes Scott must defeat. Bhabha seems to be a superhero in real life, too, a recipient of the Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Arts whose parents, an Indian/Parsi father and German Jewish mother, are “noted Harvard scholars.”
And of course, there’s Wong, who plays Knives Chau, Scott’s obsessed ex-girlfriend. And if the trailer for Scott Pilgrim is any indication, boy, can she pack a punch. Pow Pow.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World opens this Friday the 13th.
Photos courtesy of Universal Pictures.