Hair Care

By Maria Fernandez

Goody Products has been around since the early 1900′s, and is synonymous with innovation, trend setting and reliability. Goody offers, its customers, one of the largest variety of quality brushes, combs and fashion hair accessories. The company caters to everyone, from babies and teens, to moms and dads. Whether it be clips or pony tail holders, that come in bubble gum colors like razberry and limeolade, for little girls, edgy barrettes and headbands, in hot pink, black or silver, for the rebellious teen, or simple combs, brushes and mirrors for men, Goody has them one and all. In addition Goody has not only made their products reasonably priced, but you don’t have to go far to buy them. Target, Duane Reede and Stop n Shop are just a few of the locations where you can find all of your favorite Goody Products.

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Goody Products can now also be associated with something else, which has been around for quite some time, Breast Cancer. Goody, and the non profit organization Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), founded in 1991, announced in June the launch of “Comfort Meets Cause”. In addition to raising awareness and funding for breast cancer survivors, the two organizations will provide educational programs to support the cause. In conjunction with “Comfort Meets Cause” Goody will be launching, in September and October, limited edition pink Goody Ouchless hair brushes. The brushes will be available at all the convenient locations, where you can find Goody Products, and will retail for $5.99 to $9.99. Goody has designed three different brushes, in order to suit all hair types. In addition, they will be coming out with a purse brush, for those quick fixes while you’re on the go. For each brush that is sold, Goody Products will donate 4% of the proceeds to LBBC. In addition, Goody has decided to auction off, on their site (www.goody.com), several brushes that have been autographed by such high profile celebrities as Salma Hayek and Julianne Moore. All proceeds, of the auction will be contributed to LBBC.

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Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, in the US. Approximately 215,990 women where diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Out of these women, LBBC currently reaches out to more 27,000 women, and their families, who have been affected by this terrible disease. Goody Products has decided to take a stand and help increase the number of women that LBBC can reach, and spread awareness about Breast Cancer, by working with them through “Comfort Meets Cause”. Join Goody and their retailers and, in September or October, pick up one of these beautiful Pink Ouchless brushes. More information on LBBC, and their cause, can be found at www.lbbc.org.

Originally published August 2005
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By Maria Fernandez

Three and a half years ago, Jody R. Weiss had an idea. She wanted to change the way women viewed and wore make-up. Jody’s idea was to encourage women to celebrate their own beauty, rather than looking beautiful for others. Today Jody is the Founder and President of Peacekeeper Cause-metics. Peacekeeper has a line of natural and cruelty free lip paints, nail paints and lip glosses. Their lip paints were named number 1. The glosses are made from minerals straight from the earth and contain green tea extract and vitamin E. The nail paints are toluene, formaldehyde, acetone and phathalate free. With such colors as paint me empowered, paint me content and paint me joyful, women can wear the cause-metics to feel and look good on the inside as well as on the outside. According to Director of Marketing Jessica Smithline, the product names are geared towards qualities we want to promote within ourselves.

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Jody’s idea was not only to create a line of make-up to celebrate the beauty within, but to also give back and educate the community on Women’s Health and Human Rights Advocacy Issues. In a day and age were a rape occurs every two and half minutes, over 200,000 women, a year, are diagnosed with breast cancer, and 130 million worldwide are forced to undergo female genital mutilation, Jody and Peacekeeper have decided to take a stand. Peacekeeper donates all profits, after taxes, to such causes as colon and breast cancer, depression, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and rape, to name a small few. In addition, they donate $30,000 worth of product to silent auctions.

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With all the violence in our world today, Peacekeeper encourages women to stand up, be strong and powerful yet peaceful. Their website (www.iamapeacekeeper.com) has a tutorial that walks you through steps for conflict resolution, communication and peace keeping skills. These are tips that we can use in our everyday life to promote harmony and good will. Help Peacekeeper to help millions. Buying one of their products, for which all profits supports so many causes, will transform you into a Peacekeeper yourself. One person, united with others, can make a difference!

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