Happy weekend, Dear Readers! If you are in the mood for a little retail therapy (and let’s face it, it’s been a rough week so let’s get over it with some shopping), then I’ve got some great news for you. Two brands I really respect and love – Clarins and The Feed Project – have come together with a shared goal to give over 1 million school meals to children in need over 17 days. Read on to see how you can help – and get some deluxe samples of my favorite Clarins products while you’re at it! Hello, MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA!!

I first came into contact with Feed 10 when I ran the Run 10 Feed 10 race in both 2012  in NY and 2013 in Chicago. By running a 10K, I provided 10 meals to children in need. The Feed Project was started by Lauren Bush Lauren (granddaughter of the first president Bush and wife of Ralph Lauren’s son) with the mission of creating products that engage people in the fight against hunger – like this gift bag. Knowing that people’s choices of what to buy and wear have the power to change the world, all of their products are produced under fair-labor conditions, and when sold, they each have a measurable donation attached to it. You can take a look at some of their other products here

Clarins is also a brand I’ve admired for years and years and years. I’ve written about them numerous times and love partnering with them as often as I can because their products work, and they make me feel grown up and like a fabulous french girl (yep, all the french girls wear Clarins). 

So here’s how the gift with ‘purpose’ works and what you’ll get: 

Head to Macy’s – either in person or online – from April 22nd – May 8th, 2016 to purchase $75 in Clarins products. With your purchase, you’ll get this 7-piece set and in return, Feed will provide 10 school meals to children in need. It’s not too hard to spend $75 at Clarins to be honest, so here is what is on my current list of products to re-up if you’re looking for recommendations: Double Serum, Everlasting Foundation, and Instant Light Brush-On Perfector.

And here’s what’s in the bag:

One Step Facial Cleanser – I use this in the morning when I don’t need heavy cleansing but still need to remove some of the products and oils from the night before. It’s lightweight – just swipe it all over your face with a cotton pad.

Multi-Active Jour – I first met this moisturizer for day last year and love the texture. With this gift, you can either choose this cream, the Super Restorative or Extra-Firming options depending on your needs.

UV Plus SPF 50 Sunscreen – My absolute favorite!! It’s really light and I wear it every single day after I’ve applied all my many other millions of creams and tonics. It doesn’t mess with my makeup and soaks in quickly. 

Total Eye Concentrate and Double Serum – These two. You might remember me mentioning them in my Skincare Essentials post last year. They are anti-aging power-houses, so you’ll get a little taste of their amazing-ness. Careful – you’ll want to buy full sizes. To make them last longer I only apply at night.

Moisture-Rich Body Lotion – This is a new one for me! I had to ditch my body lotion at the airport on the way back from Mexico so this sample arrived at the perfect time for me to try something new. 

Makeup Bag – You’ll get this too! It’s durable canvas so it can get beat up in your bag. And when you pull it out to grab some of these awesome products, people will see your Feed 10 cred too and you’ll get to brag to them about the good you did. This blue bag is exclusive to Macy’s, but you don’t need to go there in person to get it. You can also take advantage of this offer online here

The best part – keep reaching inside the bag and you’ll find that you’ve provided 10 school meals with your purchase. Here’s mine! Go get yours! And snag one for your momma, too – Mother’s Day is May 8th, y’all!

Thank you as always to Clarins for partnering with me on this post!