Friday, April 29, 2011

Celebrate Mom's Heart Health this Mother's Day

GREAT NEWS! Our contest has been extended by one week, now ending on Monday, May 16th!

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Glamour Gone Good is paying tribute to the women who have raised us, guided us, inspired us – our mothers – by hosting a Twitter contest to #CelebrateMom while raising awareness for women’s heart health.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, but it doesn’t have to be.

Starting Monday, May 2nd, anyone that follows @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts on Twitter and tweets: Follow @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts to #CelebrateMom & make sure her heart's healthy. RT to #win beauty prizes! will automatically be entered to win a complimentary package full of beauty products, generously donated by beauty blogger, Chrissy Callahan.

The rules are as follows:
  • Tweet: Follow @GlamourGoneGood and @sisterhearts to #CelebrateMom & make sure her heart's healthy. RT to #win beauty prizes!

The gift package includes the following beauty products:

* Dream Angels desire Angel Mist by Victoria’s Secret (8.4 fl. oz.)
* Forever Orchid Shower Gel by Mary Kay (6.5 fl. oz.)
* Glorious Skin Visible Lifting Tensor Mask by Comfort Zone (1.60 fl. oz.)
* Shea Cashmere Hand Cream by Bath & Body Works, Secret Wonderland Collection (2.5 oz.)
* Flirt! Rock-N-Rebel Lipgloss, Rockin’ Pink color (.3 fl. oz.)

The winner will be announced via Twitter on Monday, May 16, 2011 (we've extended it by one week!).

Rules: The contest is open to any U.S. resident with a Twitter account. The winner will be picked at random on May 16, 2011 from tweets and announced via twitter tweets and a direct message to the winner. If a winner does not answer and claim the prize within 7 days, another winner will be picked at random.

More about Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation:

Founded in 1999 by women’s health advocate Irene Pollin, the Sister to Sister Foundation is dedicated to preventing heart disease in women.

But why does Sister to Sister focus on women? These are some heart disease facts that every woman should know, as well as the men who love them.

1. Each year, significantly more women than men die from heart disease and stroke. Lack of knowledge amongst the public that the largest healthcare threat to women is heart disease allows it to claim many lives that could have been otherwise spared.

2. 80% of women ages 40 to 60 have one or more heart disease risk factors that can be controlled or reduced. Risk factors that can be controlled include salt intake, smoking, high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels or low HDL (“good”) levels, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, uncontrolled diabetes and high stress levels.

3. Women are far less likely than men to be tested or treated for heart disease in a timely manner. Women who are at risk for cardiovascular disease are often not referred for diagnostic testing that would be standard in men.

4. Women have more heart attacks that go unrecognized, more repeat heart attacks, and greater risk of stroke after heart attack. Physicians may under-evaluate and treat women because they don’t appear to be as high-risk as a man, especially if they are young and “appear healthy” with a slender build.

5. Women don’t know that heart attack symptoms may be different than in men. Women are more likely to feel shortness of breath, fatigue, abdominal pressure, nausea or heartburn, or jaw, neck, back, or upper shoulder pain. Call 911 if you think you are having any of these symptoms, and do not hesitate for a minute when calling for help. Trust your intuition that something is “not right” and do not be concerned about looking foolish or “bothering” anyone. And do not drive yourself to the hospital. You can be attended to while riding in an ambulance, and every minute counts when diagnosing and treating a heart attack.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Haute Ways to Help Those in Need

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Whether you think volunteering isn’t for you, or you’re already involved and want to do more, there are so many other ways to give back with a few simple clicks of your mouse. Yep, online shopping is easy, fun…and it just got even better with these fashionable picks that give back to support those who need it most.

-Lynden Halpern

We couldn't miss an opportunity to shout-out Dermalogica’s amazing FITE products. One of our fave products is the Skin Hydrating Booster ($54), but other than purchasing any of the FITE products, be sure to join Team Shecky’s!

The Somaly Mam Foundation sells products made by sex trafficking and slavery survivors, and the profit goes right back to the cause: raising awareness, building shelters and helping those still in crisis. The Silk Empowerment Necklace ($25) is beautiful and unique, just like the survivors who crafted it.

You may already know all about NEST and the amazing handmade goods that women around the world have created. This spring, pack up for a picnic using the Raquel Tote ($10), a fashionable way to support a female entrepreneur’s success.

Make a purchase through UNICEF’s store and the profits will do children in need a world of good. Handmade in India, the Wool & Silk Wrap ($50) features a bright, multi-colored pattern, and is bound to become your go-to spring accessory.

Do you buy products that donate to charities? What have you purchased that went to a good cause? What do you think of our picks? How do you choose to volunteer your time?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Glamour Gone Green: Celebrating Earth Day 2011

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22nd. This year, Earth Day is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: a people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20. (For more info, visit

In celebration of Earth Day 2011, Glamour Gone Good is giving you a taste of how the glamorous worlds of beauty and fashion are going green. While Earth Day is a great time of year to think about how to minimize our individual carbon footprints, these innovative brands are helping us live more eco-friendly lives 365 days a year.

Spa Ritual®
Dedicated to the spa tradition, SpaRitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products. They use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted OR organic. The formulations are naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness. To learn more, visit

Advanced Cosmetic Technologies

This hair color brand celebrates itself as being the only PPD-free, 100% plant-based permanent hair color available. They use no PPD, ammonia or resorcinol and their plant-based dyes are all-natural, not synthetic like other hair color brands. Made from renewable and sustainable ingredients, they have an ultra-low environmental impact. To learn more, visit

Revolution Organic Cosmetics
This line of organic cosmetic products chooses only certified organic plant-based ingredients that meet the rigorous standards of the USDA to ensure the integrity and purity of its products. Each ingredient is carefully selected for their skin benefiting properties and all of its formulations combine highly concentrated blends of nourishing organic butters, oils, herbs and certified organic perfume blends. Revolution Organic Cosmetics considers itself ‘revolutionary’ because its products are all multi-tasking. They do more so you can use less. To learn more, visit

derma e®
derma e celebrates itself as a pioneer in the development of natural antioxidant formulations and as the leading innovator of natural topical antioxidant moisturizers and anti-aging skin care products to increase hydration to your skin, help reduce the damaging effects of aging, and improve your skin’s texture and appearance. Currently, derma e offers a full line of natural, therapeutic skin and hair care formulations rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and botanicals. To learn more, visit

reco jeans®
reco jeans promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle by introducing a green line of denim that minimizes the use of fresh cotton and that reduces the amount of excess fabric that would end up in a landfill. Cotton is delicate, soft, and fuzzy and yet it is hazardous to the environment.

Did you know more than 20% of the entire world’s pesticide usage in a year is used to maintain cotton? Recycled cotton and other materials do not use pesticides and minimizes excess fabrics which would normally end up in a landfill. reco jeans prides itself in reducing that amount by nearly 60%. To learn more, visit

Are there any other brands you would add to this list?