Thursday, May 30, 2013

Whit's Victory Coffee

I recently came upon a really cool company that is helping stop slavery! They graciously answered my questions so that I might share them with you and spread the word.
Here is their story..

Who started/founded the Whit's Victory Coffee?
Whit's was created by a baristas at an independent coffee shop here in Mariette,G, called the Daily Grind.

Why? and when did it start?
A couple of years ago we learned about human trafficking in America and we were horrifed. We began visiting some local organizations who were confronting the issue(everything from womens shelters to the local police) and they all told us the same thing..they needed funding.  There are a lot of organizations working against trafficking, but most of them are dependent on donations and /or government grants; both of which are unsteady and unpredictable.

So we decided to try to raise money with what we had, coffee. We re-branded all of our coffee as Whit's Victory Coffee and began donating $1 for every bag to the cause. The local response was overwhelming. People were eager to contribute to the cause and they loved the coffee!

With such a great local response we decided to try to take it nationwide.  Just a couple of months ago we launched which ships coffee and other merchandise anywhere in the continental U.S.  As of today, we have sales in 25 states and well over 3,000 followers on instagram, facebook,and twitter. 

Some Stats on coffee?
3 billion lbs of coffee are consumed in the U.S each year. If 1% of that was Whit's Victory Coffee we would raise 30 million for the fight against modern day slavery every year!

Slavery is a horrifying reality worldwide and here in America. It is unbelievable to us that in such a wealthy country, existing organizations don't have enough funding to rescue people out of the slave trade. We believe that if we offer a quality product that contributes money to a cause, enough people will decide to drink Victory and will enable us to contribute substantial funding to the cause on a continual basis.

Thank you Kevin Sellors from Whit's Victory Coffee for taking the time to share with us another way we can help end slavery!

I am giving away one of Whit's Victory coffee mugs to any of you coffee lovers out there! All you have to do it tweet: "check out what @whitsVictory is doing to end slavery!" and tag my twitter so I can see it @rafferty82.  Let's end slavery together and help support companies that are making a difference!

*This was not a sponsored post

Friday, May 3, 2013

April beauty favorites

 Here are a few things I have been loving this month and you can find them all at the drugstore, bonus!


      Elf -lip exfoliator and Revlon Lip Butter in the color Lollipop

 Its a nice pop of color if you dont feel like putting much makeup on, but the best thing about these Lip Butters is you can make them sheer for a bit of color or can build them up for more "lipstick" type coverage. I have a few of these and they are all moisturizing, love them!!

There are a lot of exfoliators out there but this one totally rocks! If you have dry lips like me you NEED this, this is serious business people! Ha! All you have to do is lick your lips and gently rub this over top and bottom and viola you have a fresh new pair of lips ready for lipstick!

Sally Hansen- Mint Sorbet

If you are a nail polish freak like me and have not tried this you are missing out! This is the best nail polish for moms, you can slap it on and it dries super fast, 'cause who has time to sit around and watch their nails dry?! Currently this color is my fav for spring!


Mascara mascara mascara.... will we ever find the perfect one?? I am always on the hunt for the best one and I have tried MANY, trust me! ;) Maybelline- Colossal lash in black is my current fav! Totally build-able for a more dramatic look or one coat for definition. 


    CoverGirl- BBcream and Maybelline-Instant Age Rewind Brightener

BB cream is a Beauty Balm and is like a tinted moisturizer, but heavier than that. I have tried a few different brands, high-end ones and drugstore and I have to say this one is my favorite so far! It gives just enough coverage that my freckles still show, but blends any discoloration. I love this stuff for summer when you want a light coverage, but lots of healthy glow. I pair the BBcream with the "Age Rewind dark circle Illuminating brightener" to cover the dark circles that magically appear in the morning.... ugh! The salmon color cancels out the blueish/purple color in the inner corner and brightens that area up so you look refreshed and awake!

Hope this friendly advice helps! What are your favorite beauty products?