Coming up on You Glow Gal’s one year anniversary I’ve had several realizations about the world of social media and blogging. I’ve learned to set boundaries for myself, that even though I forget people read what I write… you guys do! And, you find it valuable, which floors me with gratitude every.single.time. I’m also better about saying no to an opportunity that isn’t a good fit, in turn becoming a step in avoiding my next point.
Out of my experiences thus far, my biggest takeaway from the last year is how wasteful this industry can be. If you were tagging along with me on IG Stories you saw the wreck from cleaning out my beauty shelves. It was insanity! So many samples I hardly touched because I couldn’t use a product, didn’t like it, never finished after testing, or only photographed it. I now have a box overflowing with goodies for someone who could use it more than myself!
The thing is, I know I’m not alone.
Bloggers and social media influencers receive press samples regularly. So, instead of offering some fancy giveaway as a thank you for your support over the last year, I ask that you give back. No matter your blogger niche, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, etc. we all have stuff we’ll never use past our posts! The best part? This isn’t limited to online influencers, even self-proclaimed product junkies can participate!
Genesis Women’s Shelter is a Dallas-based organization helping women and children by providing shelter and support from domestic abuse. These families are fleeing unsafe homes and starting over with nothing but the clothes on their back. For these mothers feeling pampered is a luxury. Feeling beautiful is a second thought, even though they deserve it.
Giving back glow is doing just that. Giving another woman a chance to feel confident and beautiful, to enjoy the ritual of pampering herself, giving the ability to practice self-care, nourish herself so she can glow from the inside out.
Genesis takes your usual donations like clothing, furniture, toiletries, etc. but they also accept beauty products! If you have opened product from photo shoots, they’ll accept those too, as long as they’re sanitary, i.e. no finger dipping or other means of contamination. If you wouldn’t use it after a stranger, give it to family or friends. Don’t live in Dallas? That’s cool, you can ship donations directly OR find an organization close to home! And, this post will live on the main menu for easy reference any time you need, no archive digging necessary.
If you decide to share your donations on social media use #givebackglow and encourage others to participate as well. We can build a community by creating awareness and help others together!
All donations can be shipped directly or dropped off at their Lemmon Ave location:
ATTN: Donations Coordinator
4411 Lemmon Ave Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75219
Have questions? Email Lottie Price or call (214) 389-7775
Learn more about Genesis Women’s Shelter here.