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By Tallulah Dumonde

You know all that stuff cluttering your desk drawer, the bottom of your favorite handbag and the plastic bin that made you think you were so clever and organized the day you brought it home from the Container Store? All the red lipsticks that you coveted when you saw them on some supermodel in a perfectly lit and retouched ad? The stick-on crystals you bought for your eyelashes – until you saw a drag queen walking up Hudson wearing them? The carnation-colored blush you thought would look youthful, but ended up making you look like a Kewpie Doll?

Well…bring it to Washington Square Park on Tuesday August 21st (8:30 am until 2:00 pm) and trade it all in for a case of freakin’ fabulous beauty products that were amongst Glamour Magazine’s top picks in the industry. In short, tried and tested gotta-love-em products. Awwwwwe yeah…trading in your crap for total awesomeness. Does it get any better than this? Mais oui mes amies!

This beauty swap-meet will also serve to raise funds and awareness for Look Good Feel BetterTM, “a national public-service program dedicated to helping women who are living with cancer to manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatment. A boost to their morale and an improved self-image are often the result, making them better able to face their disease with greater confidence.”

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Glamour Magazine will donate ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY PIECE OF MAKEUP TRADED IN. Hell yeah we love us some Glamour! No matter how used or outdated or umm – ugly – it might be (we cannot take responsibility for stuff you bought before you got wise to BeautyNews’ awesomeness!), bring it on down.

OK, So let me recap. You get to clear out the clutter that is keeping you from your internal Zen (Feng Shui Your Life, babe!!!), you get to trade in old, used – or unused, dried up, didn’t-work-for-you cosmetics and get fabulous, amazing, new, hot products that you know you’re no-self-control ass was gonna splurge on anyhow, and most importantly you are raising money (and awareness) for our sisters, friends, aunts, mothers, nieces and general ‘homegirls’ who are suffering with the big C. For crying out loud…go get a bag and start cramming your junk in it!

A little more 411 on LGFB: we all know that cancer SUCKS. One of the things we can do to help women (as well as men and children) approach dealing with the disease is to help them look and feel better, and by extension improve their self-image and help alleviate some of the stress of dealing with the illness. Nothing kicks cancer’s ass like a dose of confident-zen. The organization began in 1989 and since that time has devoted their efforts to the support of women living with the disease. www.lgfb.org.

Originally published August 2007
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