Slavery? It’s 2013!
Yes, slavery. Yes, sexual slavery in the 21st century. It’s hard to believe it can even exist in these modern times, but unfortunately, it does.
When Radiant Cosmetics contacted me to help spread the word about Kiss Slavery Goodbye, the company’s campaign for Human Trafficking Awareness Month—which is this month—I didn’t even blink an eye before my fingers were typing a resounding YES!
If wearing and talking about a gloriously bright lipstick can help fight sexual slavery and human trafficking, how could I not jump right in? You know how much I love my lippies, and Radiant Cosmetics has some gorgeous ones, plus products for eyes, face, and more.
Facts About Human Trafficking and Radiant Cosmetics*
- More than two million people are trafficked annually, 80% are women and girls.
- More than 100,000 children are in trapped in the sex trade in the USA annually.
- Human trafficking in the USA occurs mostly in New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Georgia.
- 161 countries worldwide are affected by human trafficking.
- Currently, at least 20% of profits from each purchase of Radiant Cosmetics is donated to fighting human trafficking.
- Radiant Cosmetics are NOT tested on animals and made in the USA.
I was gifted Daphne and Strawberry Fields lipsticks to wear and share in this post, and let me tell you they are vibrant, creamy, and long-lasting! And I’m no easy sell, believe me.
Here I am wearing Daphne, a bold, vibrant pink I loved so much, that I even matched my latest mani as closely to it as I could (Radiant Cosmetics does not produce nail polish, or at least not yet). Yeah, I know have some brow action going. Been growing them out for a year, since big brows are all the rage. Kind of mad at myself for tweezing as much as I did, but that’s another post.
Remember, in addition to the usual 20% of profits donated, for every lipstick purchased during January 2013, Radiant Cosmetics will donate a lipstick on your behalf to a survivor or current victim of human trafficking. You get a lipstick, and one of our sisters in the world gets one too. Can’t beat that.
Visit the Kiss Slavery Goodbye page to learn more about other ways to raise awareness via social media!
* Via http://www.radiantcosmetics.org/.