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Products for Charity – It’s A Beautiful Thing

By on December 3, 2009
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alu-charity-beauty-sale If you’re wondering why I’ve been relatively MIA this week there’s a reason (two actually).  1. I’ve been dealing with the hosting issues plaguing ALU. 2. I was busy organizing a beauty charity sale to benefit Dress For Success Cleveland.

You see, I had a stockpile of both new and tested products that I received at various events and from PR firms/brands I’ve met with.  It was more than one person could use in a lifetime so I wanted to put it to good use.

I’ve read about magazines holding charity product sales for employees to clear out their beauty closest and it sounded like a perfect solution.  So I invited some of my fellow Cleveland bloggers and friends over the shop the ALU product closet with the proceeds benefiting Dress for Success.

It was a great time and everyone went home with bags full of goodies and the most important part… we raised $700 for charity.  How cool is that?  I loved getting to meet some of the area bloggers, ah the power of the blogosphere, and seeing some old friends including a classmate from high school I hadn’t seen in at least 15 years (wow do I feel old!).

I want to thank my friends and my fellow bloggers Alexa from Cleveland’s A Plum, Allison from Confessions of a Cohabitant, Amelia from Chef’s Widow and Mel from Life Liberty & The Pursuit of Your Boyfriend for supporting the event.  If you’re looking for some fun reads to add to your blogrolls, check them out.

Alexa is the Queen of Cleveland and always has best weekend adventures to share.  The stories Allison tells about living with her boyfriend crack me up.  They seem to be the true definition of opposites attracting.  Amelia and her hubby Chef Jonathan Sawyer own Ohio’s first certified “green” restaurant, The Greenhouse Tavern, and their kiddos are too adorable for words.  And as if her biting wit isn’t enough to get you reading Mel’s blog, I’m sure knowing there’s a regular feature called “Penis Tuesday” will.


image credit: Alexa from Cleveland’s A Plum

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  1. thank you, thank you, thank you for hosting and inviting us all over. i had SUCH a blast and feel all warm and fuzzy for helping make a donation to such a great cause.

    let’s do it all over again soon : )

  2. Helena says:

    That is an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Nina says:

    Wow, what a great idea! That was very sweet of you to do. Next time invite me! LOL

  4. Nail-design says:

    aw, that’s so sweet of you to do something like that! Really good that you together raised $700 for charity.

  5. Mel says:

    YAY! Thanks again for hosting and offering all your beauty schwag to us! It was seriously a lot of fun to see all the goodies everyone was ending up with (and spreading all my new products out on the floor when I got home).

    Cheers! :)

  6. CandyPaint says:

    That is oh SO fabulouso. Way to go ladies!!!

  7. Allison says:

    love my nail polish- great night!

    I can’t thank you enough.

  8. Faye says:

    Great idea, Michelle, and good for you for putting the beauty products to good use! A suggestion — if you have something similar in the future, you can open it up for sale online to your bloggers — we’d love to help donate and see the goodies!