Getting is always a great part of the Holiday season but giving is even better in my opinion. I absolutely love gifting people in my life with that perfect gift, something that makes them smile, something that comes unexpected, something that they gush over. It’s truly the best gift of all to give a loved one a special present and get a very warm smile or hug in return.
Charity is also a major part of the Holiday Season, although it shouldn’t only be around the Holidays that you are giving to others.
BeautyBloggers.org is a collaborated effort of over 50 different beauty bloggers and brands that wanted to make a meaningful contribution to charity by raising money for Doctors Without Borders.
This organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis, regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation. They treat rape victims in Papua New Guinea; they make sure women don’t die in childbirth in Pakistan; they helped flood victims in Mexico and earthquake victims in Haiti. They work in 65 countries around the world, and your donation will make an immediate impact. Click here to learn more about MSF.
Beautybloggers.org is a site created exclusively for this charity event which allows you to bid on makeup donated by various brands and some of your fav Beauty Bloggers. Bidders anywhere in the world are welcome and shipping is free. The amount of your winning bid will go to our charity, Doctors Without Borders.
Payments will be collected through a secure page set up with Doctors Without Borders. They accept credit cards and International auction winners may have to use Paypal.
You can bid on makeup items now until Monday, December 20th.
For my auction I donated a lot of MAC Cosmetics. Bobbi Brown has donated an Eye Couture Set, AfroBella has donated a Benefit Glitz Glam & Gloss Set, and many of your other favorite beauty bloggers such as Karla Sugar, Product Girl, and more have donated various makeup items for the cause.
I hope you’ll consider heading onto the site and bidding on an item or two to show your support for our charity.
Sorry for the slowness today and the lag. You may experiencing problems loading the site today but I’m working on getting it back up and running shortly. My server is having a few issues and hiccups.
Thanks for your patience!
Non cosmetic Musings ahead.
Just a public service announcement for the l33t Guild watchers among us, the Fawkes and Codex Highland Poster is available for sale at www.thinkgeek.com
Not quite on sale.
It’s actually backordered! But no worries those damn monkees are working hard to restock shortly.
The poster is $19.99 plus shipping with various coupons hanging around for $5 to $10 off of $30 buck purchases so have a little search around Google to save some cash.
I’m still shaking my head that I paid near $30 for a poster but hey, I NEED this framed, hanging over my gaming box.
It’s a must.
P.S. 100% of the proceeds go to Child’s Play to buy games, books, toys and videos for sick kids in complex pediatric care worldwide. Vork isn’t going to be too happy that the monies aren’t going to a new guild hall….
P.S.S. Go Team Fawkes!
You’ve probably been experiencing a bit of slowness this week (particularly today) and lag time on Musings or maybe you’re having a problem even getting to the site.
I know I’m having a hard time logging in to post today or even answer comments as I’ve had to reboot my server several times this morning because of a heavy load on it. The past few days has been the worst because I’ve had various forums across the world hotlinking images from my site.
Basically hotlinking is embedding an image that is still served on my server. This means everyone is accessing that image on high traffic forums and causing serious lag time here or even in some cases bringing the entire website down. I’m already using all my system resources and paying quite a good deal of money to do so. At this point it’s either move my entire site to a new server and pay a higher host fee or just hopefully urge others to stop hotlinking.
There aren’t any shortcuts for stopping this sadly without causing havoc to my site and feed.
I’m telling you this in the hopes you might help me out. If you see anyone hotlinking my images please urge them to remove the image and either link to the original post or upload the photo to the site they are on and just source www.musingsofamuse.com.
This morning the problem seems to be originating from QVC forums, MUA, and an International forum however this pretty much happens alot everywhere including blogs that grab my images and hotlink them.
Thanks, any help is appreciated.
Sorry to bug you with this!
Off the topic of our general female discussions for a moment…..
Those of you with hubs or boys might wish to direct them to one of Total Beauty’s newest website launches, ModernMan.com even if it’s only because they run ads with that dude from the old spice commercial!
Total Beauty Media and Break Media created Modern Man to appeal to the male demographic. Think of it as Total Beauty’s little brother, with grooming advice, tips, tricks, style tips, and the latest and greatest reviews geared towards men, heck even gadgets, we know how our guy’s love gadgets (Heck I’ll read the gadget section myself!).
So if you have a guy at home that you think is need of some extra help in the man grooming realm or you’re the proud owner of a metrosexual you might wish to direct him over to www.modernman.com.
Who knows, he might learn a thing or two!