Ah, summer. To prep this box, we loved thinking about sunny days, tan skin, and keeping up with friends and family in the midst of their travels. We'd love to hear what you think & see pics of your do-gooding goods in action! Leave us a comment or tag us @bonjoybox on FB, Twitter, or Instagram and we'll get you in our scrapbook. Enjoy!!
Ferro's natural color pigments had us at hello. The founder (Krissy Ferro) even mixed up a special tint just for us! The simple ingredient list is never tested on animals (it's vegan-friendly, in fact) and you won't see any parabens listed. You'll see kaolin clay, and if you're wondering, that's there to absorb oils and soothe skin.
STYLIST TIP: Besides cheek and eye color, you can apply this powder on top of a clear lip gloss for a fab pucker, or blend it into your nail polish for DIY color. Who knew! You can build up color by applying light layers.
THE GOOD FACTOR: Proceeds go to Compassion First, an organization helping women prepare for job interviews. Ferro Cosmetics is also donating makeup and a beauty class to the project.
Custom bracelet from UNCVRD | retail: $38
Jen Bedrossian is the designer and creative eye behind the up-and-coming Long Beach jewelry brand. Her crystal pendant necklaces have some serious "it" factor, and we knew instantly we had to bring her work to you. This bracelet is a totally custom, just-for-bonJOY piece featuring a sea-blue stone called apatite. The chain and findings are all 14K gold (ooh...) and the gold beads are pyrite. Keep an eye on this one – if you see her work on the red carpet someday, you can say you discovered her first.
STYLING TIPS FROM JEN: Our bracelets add sophisticated sparkle to any arm party. Stack 'em up with your other favorites, or wear alone to let the sea-blue apatite shine! This delicate piece is subtle enough for everyday wear, but is still sparkly enough to dress up your favorite date night outfit.
THE GOOD FACTOR: 40% goes straight to a local organization, Gems Uncovered, to support the work they're doing right in Jen's backyard to fight human trafficking. Love the the local focus! From our summer box, UNCVRD was able to donate $360!
These made-in-the-USA cards feature hand-lettered artwork from young women in Eastern Europe. Who doesn't love a cheery "hello"? Flora Stationery is a non-profit organization, with the mission of creating sustainable funding, empowering women with an education while inviting the consumer to be part of funding their futures.
THE GOOD FACTOR: Proceeds from purchases go to support college scholarships for the women who make them. In fact, by selling 25 of their journals, they're able to completely fund one semester for the girls!
Lovingly made by the New Creation team in Virginia, these tiny little earrings made us smile. In the perfect tone with delicate texture, we think they're well on their way to becoming a no-fuss summer essential.
STYLIST TIP: This sort of peachy-pink is pretty much perfection. It lifts nearly every skin tone and has the versatility to move from spring to fall. For summer, we say to play up contrasts by wearing it against blues, or you can go simple and fresh by donning a simple white tank.
THE GOOD FACTOR: This piece was lovingly made by the New Creation team, and proceeds go to support their takeover of a porn shop turned Restoration Shoppe that will create more business for brands like the ones we feature and create a foothold in the community for community education and anti-trafficking work.
you may also have discovered...
Ferro Cosmetics Freedom Eyeshadow
or Rooted Beauty Berry Mint Lip Butter
THE BEAUTY BONUS:
Ferro Cosmetics Freedom Eyeshadow
or Ferro Cosmetics Tan Eyeshadow
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