Happy National Lipstick Day + Our New Lip Glosses!
Happy National Lipstick Day!
It's one of our favorite non-holiday holidays, Happy National Lipstick Day! Just picking which shade of lipstick to wear on this day of days has been such a struggle that we decided to wear one of our new lip glosses instead. That's right, today is the official Launch Day for the SaltyGirl Beauty lip glosses in 6 new shades. And these aren't just any lip glosses... these are very special to us in that we asked YOU in our community to help us name these. These are our Lip Gloss Heroes.
We were overwhelmed by the love that came through when you submitted your nominations for your loved ones to be a Lip Gloss Hero. We loved every single one so it was really difficult to narrow our choices down to just six women. The six women that we chose are amazing. Strength, perseverance, positivity... these are all words that we would use to describe the SaltyGirl Beauty Lip Gloss Heroes. We'd like to introduce you to our shades and the women they are named after!
When people turn their own hardships into amazing organizations, we can’t help but be amazed at the amount of strength and passion that it takes to do something like that. Michelle is a childhood cancer survivor and from that experience, she created Compass to Care, a charitable organization that helps families who have children with cancer pay for transportation to and from treatment, which can be a costly effort. To date, Michelle has helped 400 families and counting, travel over 1.5 million miles, taking over 10,000 trips. Michelle is doing amazing things within the cancer community and we are so thrilled that she is one of our Lip Gloss Heroes!
Michelle's gloss shade is a cool, pink neutral, shop it here.
Katie is a young mother who was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer just shy of her 34th birthday... but Katie (AKA Katherine) didn’t let that diagnosis dim her light. Even though she underwent major spinal surgery to remove tumors that had spread to her back plus endured radiation and chemo, she remained positive through it all. Something we admire in the women we meet is their positivity in the face of devastating news. Katie is someone we are so proud to welcome to the SaltyGirl family!
The Katherine shade is a salmon pink, shop it here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When we chose Dotti as one of our Lip Gloss Heroes, we had no idea that she would lose her battle this month. Our hearts go out to her friends and family because we know that Dotti was one of a kind. Not only was Dotti a doting grandmother, but she was a badass woman who has fought and beat lymphoma twice! She’s supported her husband through his own cancer while battling metastatic breast cancer and throughout it all continued to be a positive light to everyone around her. Her daughter in law nominated her and we can tell that she was a shining light.
“She is the most positive person I know and a shining star to her new grandson who loves to hear her voice every day over FaceTime. She is a selfless warrior fighting to raise money for Cancer research while educating herself and others on this terrible disease. I feel lucky to know her and even luckier that my son has her to look up to.”
Dotti's lip gloss shade is a bronze with shimmer, shop it here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Brooke was nominated by her #breastie because of the incredible energy and support that Brooke has provided to those around her. Brooke gives back to the breast cancer community and created the Open Arms Support Group as a way to provide a space for those undergoing cancer and survivorship. She also spends her time helping women be fitted for wigs during their chemotherapy as well as helping them to do their makeup. Brooke is very deserving of this nomination!
“She inspires so many and gives back to the breast cancer community through Open Arms Support Group, which she founded, as well as Team Pink Stanley, raising money for cancer research. She also helps women going through treatment to look good and feel good by teaching them how to do their makeup and fitting women with wigs during chemo.”⠀⠀
Brooke's lip gloss shade is a red berry with shimmer shop it here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maria is the founder of IssueVoter. It is a platform that keeps you informed of important bills - and allows you to send your "vote" and voice directly to reps. IssueVoter’s mission is to give everyone an equal voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible efficient and impactful. She left the comfortable world of finance to pursue this very important endeavor - she's trying to make a positive change in our society. Welcome to the SaltyGirl Beauty Family, Maria!
Maria's lip gloss shade is sheer pink shimmer, shop it here.
Laila was diagnosed with breast cancer only a few days after her 28th birthday. In just the past year, Laila has gone through 3 surgeries, 6 rounds of intense chemotherapy and 25 rounds of radiation. But what impresses us most? It’s the fact that through this grueling regimen to fight her cancer, Laila remained a positive force in pushing change. As a scientist with a PhD in cancer research from Duke, she used her journey and expertise to help educate and inform other women of treatment options and lifestyle changes that could improve their outcome. She lead by example and has been real about her experiences.
“She refused to cover up her hair loss and scars with wigs fake lashes and makeup. She embraced her bald beauty and gave people a realistic look into what surviving cancer is really like. Along with this she fundraises for several charities that support breast cancer research in order to eradicate the disease for good. She did all this and earned a promotion at work while being actively treated. I knew when I met Laila that she was a special person and this past year has reaffirmed that.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Laila's lip gloss shade is a magenta pink with shimmer, shop it here.
We couldn't be more thrilled to introduce these new lip glosses to you all and to have you get to know our amazing Lip Gloss Heroes. The past few months, bringing these glosses to life, has been such an awesome and meaningful journey. The fact that our community is as engaged as you are, it truly means the world to us. You are the reason we do what we do... THANK YOU!