Friday Palacinka Bites - July 24th

In this weekly Friday roundup series, we share brief beauty, style, fragrance and product launch news.* For your DAILY DOSE, make sure you follow us on Twitter! To catch up on each week's beauty reviews on the blog make sure you check out our Weekend Beauty Review Updates.

Orissa Cosmetics Special Offer for UK Women of Color

With approximately 3.6million of the UK’s population representing the Black African/Black Caribbean/Indian/Pakistani minority [Census, 2001], Orissa's innovative range aims to plug the gap in the UK's mainstream cosmetics market by by providing carefully selected shades of natural foundations, natural blushers, natural bronzers and natural eye shadows that dramatically enhance and perfectly match darker skin tones.

Orissa's products are incredibly easy to apply, very light, perfect for sensitive skin, highly water and humidity resistant, provides a sheer natural glow to full on cover and has a natural UVA/UVB protection SPF 15-30. In addition, Orissa's products are made from finest pure ground minerals.

No:parabens, bismuth oxychloride, talc, preservatives or synthetic fragrances.

They now offering FREE samples from their range!

To get yours, visit

All samples are supplied in a small ziploc bags and contain enough product for about 3-4 applications.

Hair Cuttery Launches Tenth Annual Share A Haircut Program to Provide
Back-to-School Haircuts to Disadvantaged Children

Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will launch its tenth annual Share A Haircut program to provide children in need a fresh haircut to start the new school year.

“We believe a new haircut on the first day of school can help a child feel more confident and can make a big difference to start the next academic year,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery.

From August 1st through 15th, every time a child (aged 18 years old or younger) receives a haircut at any of the nearly 800 Hair Cuttery salons, a free haircut will be provided to a disadvantaged child in the community.

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*Since Palacinka means crepe in eastern Europe (and is a colloquial term in my husband's native Slovenian town for "pretty girl"), I thought that Friday Palacinka "bites" would be a nice way of wrapping up additional beauty-related news here on the blog at the end of the week. Enjoy! - RLB

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