Every once in a while a beauty influencer or brand comes along that’s so extraordinary in their efforts to give back, attention must be paid. Each Feel Good Friday, we’ll highlight these do-gooders along with simple ways to support their efforts.
Whenever I’m asked who my lady role model/idol/inspiration is, my answer is swift and simple: Mom. I could give you a laundry list of reasons (yep, including that she actually taught me how to do my laundry) but she’s truly a woman in her own league, which makes it a little hard to define why she’s so special.
If I had to narrow it down, I’d say that in addition to being the best, most supportive and loving mom on the planet (that’s a factual statement, I’ve done the research), she’s my business partner, therapist, best friend, stylist… and the list goes on. Most important of all (for the sake of this article, anyway) she’s the inspiration behind my site, Random Acts of Lipstick.
My Mom and Dad raised my brother and me not to take anything for granted or forget those less fortunate. They have practiced random acts of kindness in their daily lives, which taught us through example. My mom treats everyone with kindness and respect. That goes for taxi drivers just the same as it does for my Dad (her love + best friend) to my brother and me.
Needless to say that if I could reach up and pull down the moon and stars and give them to her, I would. She’d be a worthy recipient.
I’m lucky to have this platform to virtually shout from the rooftops that Viv (that’s what I call her when she’s not looking) is the most inspiring woman I know. Now, Dermstore + Step Up, a non-profit that helps encourage girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential, are giving you the opportunity to recognize the amazing women in your lives who often go unnoticed. The pair is holding a video contest on dermstore.com/inspire where you can nominate a family member, someone in your community or even a girlfriend in the form of a one to three minute video, here.
From those submissions, 10 finalists will be selected. Then, voting will begin to choose a favorite (and most inspirational) story. The winner (nominee) wins a trip to LA to attend Step Up’s Inspiration Awards Ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, and the person nominating wins a $500 DermStore gift card!
Enter the contest and then Tweet me @actsoflipstick and tell me who you’re nominating and why