Beauty Charity Auction for Doctors Without Borders

This is an event you don’t want to miss. Returning for the 2nd year is the Beauty Bloggers Charity Auction, with 100% of the winning bids going straight to Doctors Without Borders you can shop totally guilt free!

“Participants have donated a treasure trove of the best lotions, potions, products, and gadgets. Donated items range from the hottest items from this year’s holiday collections to hard-to-find exclusives and limited edition cult favorites. When the auction ends, winning bidders "pay" by making their donations directly to Doctors Without Borders, through the site’s secure giving page. “

There are seriously so many awesome items up for auction you might want to go check out the site before it all kicks off on Monday the 28th of November (8 am CST to 5 pm CST on Monday, December 12) but until then you can look through the site and see what  items will be available this year.

My favourites would have to be the Urban Decay Ultimate Collection , the OPI Muppets Collection , the pretty much invaluable Lucky Magazine Experience and the Make Up For Ever Wild & Chic Aqua Cream Collection. But there are heaps more items up for auction, go see for yourself! Plus international shipping is included in the winning bid price.

Make sure you register to bid and maybe bookmark the items you wish to bid on as there are quite a few!

Remember every single cent goes straight to the charity, so bid generously!


Madame B Fatale


Beauty Companies Donating To the Flood Relief Appeal

By now I’m sure you are all aware of the devastating floods we are experiencing here in Australia. Here are some Beauty companies that are donating sales profits to the Flood Relief Appeal.


Makeup an Glow are a Brisbane based business that have an online store. Their retail store opened only one day before having to be closed due to flooding, luckily they are only experiencing minor financial loses at this time and have decided to have a 20% off sale (starting Sunday night at 6pm) with all Australian Orders shipping free. They are the donating 10% of all profits to The Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal from the Sunday night until the following Friday at 6pm.

Also if you are in the area they will be re-opening on Monday morning at 9 am and are offering free goody bags to customers.


Next up is MOR who are also donating, 25% of all E-Boutique Sales to the QLD Premier’s Disaster Relief from the 12th of January through to the 13th February 2011.

POLA Skincare and Cosmetics are also donating 10% of online sales to the Premier’s Flood Relief until the 23rd of January 2011.


And last but not least Makeupnet are donating a huge 50% of sales to the Flood Relief for the next 7 days!!


Of course you may also donate directly to the Premier’s Disaster Relief here and if you are able to donate your time to help you can register here.


I will update this If I come across any other store donating!


Madame B


Help the Orangutans by looking after your skin?


Remember my glowing review a while back on Trilogy Rosehip Oil?

“Increased demand for paper products and palm oil has lead to the deforestation of rainforests in South East Asia. Due to the loss of their natural habitat, the survival of orangutans is under threat. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation actively rescues and
rehabilitates wild orangutans from oil plantations and releases them into wild, protected rainforest habitats.

Trilogy produces effective, quality natural skin and hair care products which are ethically and environmentally responsible. Trilogy supports ethical trade practices, is against animal testing and has recyclable packaging.

This cause means a great deal to Trilogy and we appreciate your support.

Catherine de Groot and Sarah Gibbs
Trilogy co-founders”

image If your a fan and need to re-stock to make sure to get the new release featuring this packaging as $1.00 will go towards Trilogy’s support of the Borneo Orangutan Survial Foundation. A great cause which they raised $20,000 for in 2009!

Stockists :

Trilogy is sold nationally through selected Myer, pharmacies and health food stores. For further information about Trilogy products visit or call 03 9533 1336.



Madame B



Cedel & National Breast Cancer Foundation

Cedel hairsprays are always something I buy, there’s something about the look and the smell. I love it as it brings back so many lovely memories.

Since January 2009 Cedel have been Bronze Partners of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and as of April they have become Silver Partners. Donating $25,000 to the foundation annually, another $16,000 as a sponsor of The Mothers Day Classic and an outstanding 120,000 free pink hairspray cans for NBFC events with an RRP each (that’s almost $500,000 in product!)


“The funds raised through the sales of Cedel Hairspray are helping to fund the research program of Associate Professor Alexander Dubrovnik from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.
Cedel looks forward to continuing their support in search for a cure of breast cancer, and working with the NBCF to enrich the lives of Australians.”

With an RRP of $3.99 – $4.99 why not go out and buy a great product that supports a cause that affects the lives of so many.










Madame B