last night i previewed the new have a heart necklace, part of mark's m.powerment campaign to prevent dating abuse and intimate partner violence. lauren conrad of the hills, celebrity spokeswoman for the campaign and designer of the accessories, was there to speak about the cause and to launch her public service announcement (see below). 100% of the proceeds for the necklace pictured in the psa and its dainty new bracelet companion ($22 and $12, respectively at meetmark.com) go to support abuse awareness education and prevention services. philanthropy and social consciousness, much like plain silver and gold, go with every outfit. the jewelry serves as a reminder that intimate partner violence is never acceptable or normal. remember, beauties, that you have the right to a healthy relationship.
on the lighter side, you have the right to soft, shiny lips, which is why LC teamed up with mark to create the glow baby glow lip glosses ($6 a piece, also to benefit the campaign). i like the straightforwardly-named "peach": it's miami-ish hue is helping me stay in denial about this ny winter (and it's not as obnoxiously sparkly as it looks in the tube).