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Monday, November 26, 2012

Give as you Live

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Wishlists are a common occurrence on my blog, and I'm pretty much always buying stuff online, so when guilt-free shopping scheme Give as you Live was brought to my attention it seemed like the perfect way to spend money and give to charity while I shop. Give as you Live provides shoppers a way to give to charity through over 2000 retailers (listed here) who will donate on their behalf. You can shop via the website or, if you're forgetful like myself, download the extension here, so that you can shop direct from the usual online stores you'd use and be helping out some really good causes at the same time. This is a bunch of stuff I have my beady eyes on right now, and what better time..?

YSL Glossy Stain #21, £22.50, Selfridges - since trying out one of these (review here) I'm dying to get more!

Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche 50ml, £50, Debenhams - lusted after this for ages.. perfect chance (pun intended)?!

Hello Kitty Liberty Mug, £9, Topshop - granted I only really want it for the tin pictured, but still.

Barbie Printed Body, £25, Miss Selfridge - my friend said this "looks like a 10-year-old's swimming costume" - and?!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, £33, Selfridges - another item I've been meaning to get for ages.

Roberts Cath Kidston DAB Radio, £199, Very.co.uk - swoooon, the time has finally come to purchase a proper radio.

Pantone Christmas Baubles, £8.99 each, Firebox - geeking out at these, any graphics nerds will agree they're amazing!

The thought of raising money for a charity of your choice while also doing your Christmas shopping (for self or others, naturally) in the comfort of your own home is a wonderful idea and I'll definitely be doing a lot more of my buying like this rather than in stores just for that reason. You can check out Give as you Live gift guides here for inspiration and more information on how it works here. What do you think of this idea? Will you Give as you Live this Christmas?

29 comment(s):

  1. Love the Cath Kidston radio! Well, i love pretty much everything Cath Kidston really. The floral pattern is just so lovely! xxx

  2. I absoloutly love the Roberts Cath Kidston radio, the floral print is shabby chic fabulous!

    Eda x

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture


  3. What software do you use to put this picture together?

  4. That Barbie body is so cute, definitely does look like a 10 year olds swimming costume though, yet still gorgeous! That Cath Kidson radio is amazing too! WANT THOSE BAUBLES!xx

  5. i've been using give as you live for a few months now, it's really great and easy and it's such an easy way to give to a charity of my choice! x

  6. love that bathing suit!!!


  7. cutest mug ever!!xx


  8. those Pantone baubles are amazing. and I would also wear that Barbie bodysuit completely shamelessly! looks like a great charity idea.
    Rebecca @ trbcca.blogspot.com

  9. I love wishlists! The Chanel "Chance" perfume smells heavenly!! Question, how do you create these collages? What do you use for them?

    -Erica xx

  10. Ah the baubles and the radio are perfection! Need! xo


  11. Those Pantone Baubles are amazing - my designer friend would love them.
    The Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser is so good. Its like a second skin. Makes you looks fresh as a daisy. I highly recommend it.

  12. Really want to try the YSL lip gloss/stain!


  13. That YSL lip stain is on my wishlist as well! ;) x

  14. The barbie body is amazing, even if it does look like a 10 year old's swim suit
    Daniella x


  15. I NEED that Cath Kidston radio; it's so cute! I'll have to take a closer look at Give As You Live, it looks like a great scheme :)

    Frances xx


  16. This is such a good site, I've just signed up! There's so many charities to choose from and it seems like most sites I use are participating so I'll definitely be using this for my Christmas shopping! xx

  17. I love the Chanel Chance original!!


  18. This sounds like such a good idea! :) Love that Cath Kidston radio!
    Catherine x

  19. Love the radio, I'm adding this to my imaginary list of retro things I would like in my imaginary kitchen!
    Kerry x

  20. Love the radio!

    Katie xo

  21. Sounds like a great concept - love the pantone baubles.

    Trisha X

  22. I've been wanting a Roberts like that for ages! So chic and useful!
    <3 Hannah

  23. I've been wanting a Roberts like that for ages! So chic and useful!
    <3 Hannah

  24. Love the radio and the tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier :D


  25. everything is so cute, especially the radio and the baubles!

  26. Give while you live - such a good idea! I hadn't heard of it before - thanks for featuring it :)x


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