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Rake Up the Make Up

I’ve mentioned a time or two (or a thousand times), I’m a bit of a makeup hoarder.

I’m not really sure I realized just how bad it was until I went through my lipstick bags (yes bags plural) and found numerous never before used lipsticks.

It’s true.

So, in my defense, my MIL gives me tons of Lancome lipsticks anytime one of their free bonus gifts comes around and the color doesn’t work for her.

She’s as pale as I am, so if they don’t work for her, they’re not going to work for me either.

Hence the stack of lipsticks.

But they’re nice.

And unused.

And Lancome.

So- in addition to the lipstick, there’s eye shadow, lip liner, nail polish, Ipsy stuff gone awry…


(that’s not even half of it)

There’s cosmetics, ya’ll.

Lots of cosmetics.

What’s a girl to do?

(Read the last few sentences with the most southern accent you can imagine haha)

Aha, but I have a plan!


One of my Life Group girlfriends supports and volunteers at a nonprofit called No Boundaries International.

It provides a plethora of services around the globe. One of their focuses centers around ending human trafficking. Do you know just how prevalent trafficking is right here in the US?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates 600,000 to 800,000 victims are trafficked annually across international borders worldwide and about half of these victims are younger than 18 (U.S. Department of State, 2005, 2006, 2007). Additionally, the U.S. State Department estimats that 80 percent of internationally trafficked victims are female and 70 percent are trafficked into the sex industry (U.S. Department of State, 2005).


Here in Oklahoma, No Boundaries plays a major role in working to end trafficking right here in my backyard.

While I’m still learning more about the organization’s intricacies, I love the cause.

There’s lots of ways to get involved, but if you take a look here, there’s a need for help that’s right up so many women’s alleys.

I want to get involved and do something nice for these girls, so during the entire month of February I am going to take collections up for all new and barely used (and barely as in you bought it and realized it didn’t work) makeup & goodies from all my girlfriends.

I’m going to then put together gift bags together complete with a few healthy snacks, warm gloves, Bible tracts, pocket hand sanitizer and maybe a couple other small treats.

Then I’m going to deliver it to them so they can help make these girls’ days just a tiny bit brighter. 

Most of these ladies have so little self-esteem after the things they have seen and experienced. No one buys them anything or does anything nice for them, and I pray they begin to see their value, and their value in God’s eyes too.

I realize collecting all the makeup you’ll never use will require a trip to the post office and will cost you some money to send, but I can promise you it will be well worth it. I also have a feeling you’ll end up being blessed in return.

So, please take a moment to really think about doing this for these girls.

If you’re like me, you’re pretty darn blessed. You also probably have a drawer filled of never used stuff you “might want to try” one day (and never will).

I’m going to be posting multiple reminders back to this post throughout the month.

I urge you to really think about sending stuff my way. it will only take 30 minutes and probably less than $10, and I cannot convey you the difference it will make in this organization’s ability to use these resources, not to mention the difference it will make in the girl’s life who receives them.

I love you guys so much, and am so thankful for each of you who reads, lurks, comments, whatever! I’m thankful

Let’s do something nice. I know it’s small, but it’s not- I assure you.

Grab your friends, sisters, mom’s, church ladies. They all have lots of this stuff too, right?

Let’s do this.

More to come…


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