Friday, November 19, 2010
Just after I caught a screening of AFI FEST 2010 documentary entry "Circus Kids," I had the amazing opportunity to relax with a short, complimentary facial from one of the festival sponsors, Clarisonic, at the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.
The facial, of course, was lovely, and while I was fascinated by their stylish and compact facial cleaning system -- a one-touch, cordless rotating brush (pictured above) that comes in various sizes and ranges in price from $149-$225 -- what caught my attention even more was the company's partnership with Look Good ... Feel Better, an organization devoted to helping women with cancer boost their self-esteem by providing complimentary beauty sessions.
What an amazing connection!
In fact, during the festival, Geralyn Lucas (cancer survivor and author of "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy") spoke about the role "looking good" plays when experiencing one of the most challenging moments in life.
I've written here a little bit and more on a Los Angeles Moms Blog post about my mother's experience with cancer. She has survived both breast and ovarian cancer, and I'm so proud of her.
But I remember her telling me that after one particularly grueling day at the hospital to combat The Big C, her doctor told her to go ahead and put on her makeup, that it would make her feel better. And, she said it did.
I can understand that. Who wants to look as terrible as they feel?
So I want to support Clarisonic's efforts and partnership with Look Good ... Feel Better by mentioning here that what they're doing is worth celebrating.
For every limited edition Clarisonic Hope Mia purchased, Clarisonic will donate $15 to Look Good ... Feel Better. They will also donate $5 for every Pink Skin Cleaning System purchased and $4 for every Pink Mia purchased.
And I have to admit, the Mia is pretty cool. After the facial, Clarisonic generously gave me one to try out. I've been using it twice a day -- a quick minute each session -- and I'm definitely a fan.
For more reasons than one.