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Some Of Your Most Beloved Beauty Brands Are Donating Generous Amounts Of Money To Help Stop The Amazon Rainforest Fires

There’s no doubt that by now you’ve seen the dozens of harrowing images and videos flooding your timelines of the fires destroying the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. According to the National Institue for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil, data suggests that there has been an 84% increase in the rate of deforestation since the previous year in 2018. These fires, according to INPE, are even visible from space. Let that sink in. There’s no turning our backs now on this issue or on the indigenous communities these fires are directly affecting as well. 

While people continue to share the devastating images, others are doing something more tangible. Beauty brands and other celebrities have taken to social media to use their platform for good and to ignite change, mobilizing their followers to donate to organizations that have been fighting for mother nature and more specifically indigenous land in the Amazon for years. 

Here are 7 brands that are donating money and proceeds from sales of their products to help stop the Amazon rainforest fires. 

1. Tata Harper Skincare

Last week when images of the Amazon rainforest went viral, Tata Harper took to Instagram to not only share the images but also to announce that 15% of online sales would be donated to Rainforest Alliance –– an organization that works year-round to conserve the Amazon and defends it against illegal logging, destructive slash-and-burn agriculture, and other threats. For example, the current threats coming from Brazil’s president. In case you didn’t already know, Tata Harper is also a Latinx-owned natural skincare product brand. 

2. Sunday Riley

Earlier this week, skincare brand Sunday Riley also announced their pledge to help with the Amazon rainforest fires. For the next two weeks, they wrote in an Instagram caption, they will match donations (up to $500 per person or organization) to a number of charities including Amazon Conservation, Amazon Conservation Team, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Foundation, Rainforest Trust, and Rainforest Action Network. 

In order to get your donation matched by Sunday Riley, they are suggesting folks simply donate to any of the listed charities, email the official donation confirmation to hello@sundayriley.com, and make sure you’re signed up to their email list so they can confirm where you’re a client and/or reader. After that, they’ll confirm the email address and match your donation. 

3.  Moon Juice

Last week, Moon Juice asked their followers to help spread the word and help them raise $2,500 to protect the Amazon rainforest. “There have been 73,000 fires in the Brazilian Amazon since the beginning of this year––an 83% increase over the same period last year. The Amazon rainforest generates over 20% of the world’s oxygen and is a major factor in surviving climate change. It’s also home to 3 million species of plants, animals, and 1 million indigenous people,” Moon Juice wrote on their caption. 

In order to help them meet their goal of $2,5000 for Amazon relief, they asked their followers to repost this to their stories and tag @moonjuice along with 5 friends – in doing so, they’d donate $1 to Amazon Watch organization – which help to protect the rainforest and the rights of indigenous folks in the Amazon Basin. 

4. B3 Balm

Last week, B3 Balm took to Instagram to show their support for Amazon relief. “The world is literally burning and while I sadly can’t distinguish the flames, I can try and help protect what we have left and help the incredible wildlife that is here and that to me is not only helping our beautiful planet, but it’s helping each and every one of us while we are here,” they wrote in the caption. 

B3 Balm is pledging 100% of its profits from selling a “Save the Amazon Package” that includes three of their products. The profits will go toward the Rain Forest Trust and WWF International through September and while supplies last. 

5. Cardea AuSet

This plant-based skin-care and wellness brand is donating 20% of all profits from its website sales through September 1 to Amazon Watch. Amazon Watch is a non-profit that partners with indigenous and environmental organizations to advocate for, protect, and preserve the Amazon rainforest. 

6. Rahua

Amazon beauty brand Rahua took to Instagram to announce that they had partnered with the Land is Life organization which directly works with the Confederation of the Brazilian Amazon to support the indigenous-led, “Fire Brigades” currently fighting to stop the Amazon rainforest fires. 

The plant-powered and rainforest grown brand will be donating an extra 10% of all sale proceeds to the Land Is Life organization. 

7. Pacifica Beauty

Pacifica Beauty is also fighting to stop the Amazon rainforest fires by donating 5% of all sales through September 1 to the Amazon Conservation. “Help us help the Amazon,” they wrote in their Instagram caption. “Tag a friend/share on page or in story and help spread the news, let’s do something.” They also shared other ways people can help the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. 

But brands haven’t been the only ones donating to the Amazon forest relief efforts – celebrities have also joined the cause. 

From simply sharing ways to help and donate money to organizations working to help the Amazon rainforest, celebrities like actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Vanessa Hudgens, Lana Condor, and Camila Mendes have donated money to relief efforts. 

According to Insider, Vanessa Hudgens donated to the Amazon Conservation Team, “Umbrella Academy,” star Robert Sheehan made a monthly donation to the Rainforest Alliance, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” star Lana Condor also gave money to the Rainforest Alliance, “Riverdale” star Camila Mendes also donated to the same organization aforementioned, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental initiative called Earth Alliance pledged $5 million to Amazon relief. Other celebrities have donated money as well.

It’s great to see brands and celebrities alike giving back to the community when necessary and using their platform for the greater good.   

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These $1,200 Gucci Jeans Are Designed With Grass Stains Around The Knees And Are Not Worth The Joke

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These $1,200 Gucci Jeans Are Designed With Grass Stains Around The Knees And Are Not Worth The Joke

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In these tough times, Gucci’s latest line proves that you might be able to get a fortune out of the jeans you use as workwear in the yard. The upscale label recently launched a new line of jeans and overalls featuring a grass stain effect on their knees. But these are not your father’s cutting the lawn jeans.

The oversized pants retail for a cool $1,400 and feature large pockets and side buttons…

Users on Twitter were quick to question whether or not the new jeans were a joke by Gucci or a reflection of just how tone-deaf the high-end label is.

“How did it take so long for this to become a thing? My entire wardrobe just became more valuable!” one user tweeted in response. A second user commented, “Yeah not a Good Look!!! Wouldn’t buy those Jeans at the Thrift Store for a Dollar!!!”

It wasn’t long ago that the designer brand received criticism for selling warn-in sneakers that were “treated for an all-over distressed effect.”

The kicks were valued at $870. The brand’s description of the shoe design boasted that it was inspired by “vintage” 70s styles.

“The Screener sneakers — named for the defensive sports move — feature the Web stripe on the side and vintage Gucci logo, treated for an allover distressed effect,” the website explained.

Takeaway? Money sure can’t buy good taste.

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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

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Split End Serums That Will Help Hair Growth And Keep Your Ends From Splitting

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Sure, there might be more things peskier than split ends but there’s no doubt they’re a universal issue that haunts us all.

Thanks to dryness, age, heat styling, and even just existing, split ends are a real issue that people around the globe have to deal with and manage every day. As the oldest part of our hair strands, ends need a very particular type of special care. Particularly if you ever want to avoid having those splits ends work their way up the entire shaft of your hair and wreak even more havoc. While snipping off those ends are a surefire way to fix a split end problem, if you’re trying to grow your hair out there are ways to attempt to keep your ends from splitting in the first place.

We scoured the internet for top reviewed split ends. Check out what we found below!

Oribe’s Split End Seal

“My stylist gave me a sample of this to use on my thick, fine, curly, highlighted hair after a particularly strenuous bleach session. I was so impressed, I bought this when the sample ran out.

Any good stylist will tell you, it’s pretty much impossible to actually seal an end once it’s split (beyond making it appear to be sealed for a short period). But it is possible to return moisture and other nutrients to hair that is damaged or close to splitting. And this product is very good at doing that. It seals the hair to keep the good stuff in and protect against future damage from the environment. A little goes a long way if you apply it to wet hair, before applying any other styling products. Seriously, I got six uses out of the sample. It’ll take me a while to run out of the full size bottle.

This stuff really does work miracles on dry hair. The only way I’d ever be able to get rid of all my split ends would be to just shave my head. But that doesn’t mean my hair isn’t healthy. More than one stylist has pointed that out to me. That wouldn’t be the case if I didn’t use quality products like this one.” – Amazon review

Rita HazanTriple Threat Split End Remedy

“My hair deals with a lot of heat styling and hairspray so the ends get a little worse for wear. I’m growing my hair out for my wedding next year and I’m a law student, so I can’t afford to be getting regular haircuts at this point. I got a sample of this product and can’t believe what a difference it made in my hair. I can no longer see the split ends and my hairstyles pretty effortlessly now. I just ordered the full size.”- Sephora review

Moroccanoil Mending Infusion

“LOVE LOVE LOVE Moroccanoil Mending Infusion! This product works great on the ends of my hair that definitely need to be trimmed! It fuses the tips of my hair after styling so I can go longer w out a trim. It makes the ends look healthy & the smell is terrific! I use all of the Moroccanoil products & so far they are working great for me! The only negative thing I can say is that the bottle is made of thick glass which the actual quantity of the product is less than it actually appears to be. However, it takes very little product for the ends of the hair! The product still deserves 5 stars! IF for any reason these products don’t work for you, it has to be that they have been returned “as no longer needed” & possibly tampered with by a dishonest consumer. Amazon will always make things right from my experience. From reviews I’ve read in the past, I felt I needed to add this comment as I have very difficult hair, coarse, frizzy, & unmanageable unless I use an excellent product like ‘Moroccanoil products’!!”- Amazon Review

PATTERN Jojoba Oil Hair Serum

“Love it! Smells like lavender, ahhhh. I love that you can use this on your scalp and hair. It locks in the moisture from the Pattern leave-in so well for super soft and hydrated hair. I’m so happy with everything from this line. I do believe this jojoba oil is a stand out product as well. You can use it in so many ways. I will continue to purchase this and pretty much everything else from this line. Thank you, Ms. Tracee Ellis Ross, you hit the nail on the head!! Can’t wait to see what else is in store for this line.” – Sephora review

Design Essentials Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum

“My hair is natural and I usually go to a salon when I occasionally want to have it flat ironed. I decided to order Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum to do it myself and I already had the Bamboo & silk HCO leave in conditioner that I used to detangle. Wow, these 2 pair together left my hair silky and as straight as if my stylist had dRead more about review stating Love this strengthening serum!” – Site review

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