There were a lot of obstacles in the way, and I thought for sure today would be the day I could announce it, and show the items that would be sold to raise funds for the nonprofit, and honestly, I am just so frustrated that this hasn't gotten off the ground yet, for reasons like shipping being delayed, and important communications being filtered out into my "junk" folder for no reason (from people that are in my contacts!), and so, instead of going live to announce this fundraiser that is so personally important to me, I have decided to take the day off for some much needed self-care. Okay, I basically rage-quit this entire day. But let's call it self-care. If it involves a sauna, then it counts as self-care.
I'm still going to get this off the ground (and I'm grateful to have been able to work with some awesome companies that have either donated items or given me a very generous discount on them for use in the fundraiser), but until then, I need to just calm the eff down before I get an aneurysm. I'm aiming to get this off the ground hopefully by the beginning of the next week. If only everyone else involved could get their stuff together! And yeah, I'm looking at YOU, FedEx guy.
But I'll talk a little bit about the fundraiser, just so you know what to expect! I'll start a Facebook event, and talk about the reason why I'm doing the fundraiser, via live video, and then share what is being sold for the fundraiser, which are going to be grab bags of various cosmetics, haircare, and skincare items. The grab bags will feature some full-size items, and sample-size items. All items in the grab bags are from sponsors, or donated and purchased by me for the grab bags. There will be a lot of fun beauty products in there, including but not limited to Tarte cosmetics, Bite Beauty, Mizon skincare, Younique cosmetics, Kokie cosmetics, Colour Pop, and more!
And if you only wear certain colors (like all my DYT friends who want to stay within color guidelines), or you have allergies and/or sensitivities to certain ingredients, I know that at least Tarte and Younique are a little more "natural" and include a lot of vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, pthalate-free, and other problem-ingredient-free options, so just let me know, and I'll switch some items around for you in the grab bag so you'll have items you'll actually want to use (but you don't get to know what items you get because the surprise is part of the fun!)
And of course there will be giveaways. Because duh, this is me, and you know how I roll!
I am also literally writing this from a sauna. This heat can't be good for my phone, so I'm going to call it day and put my phone in the locker before I destroy it!
See you tomorrow!