Giving back is one of the things I hold dear to me, and I’m in the fortunate position to have a platform to try and help others. Together with our help we raised over £1200 for Refuge in January, this time I’m raising funds for Women for Women International UK.
Women for Women International helps women survivors of war rebuild their lives. We have over 20 years of on-the-ground experience working with women in countries affected by conflict.
When a woman joins their program they learn marketable skills, practical skills to do with health and what rights they have.
Once women have completed the year-long training, Women for Women continue to support their economic empowerment by connecting them to financial services, advanced business and vocational training, and support networks to increase their ability to earn, save, and access capital.
By inducing long-term change they hope to make a difference for generations to come.
So how can you help?
Well, with the help of Shereen aka @TheWayoftheSnail, we contacted various brands and stores, who have been incredibly generous, to create a special International Charity Raffle!
You can donate via this Just Giving Page, and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes. So onto the prizes, how it will work and our wonderful sponsors. [If you wish to donate a prize do get in touch with me as well].
Asian Beauty International Charity Raffle
How to Enter
One entry ticket is a £2.50 donation but a £10 donation will get you 5 entries for the raffle! All donations are via the Just Giving Page, so it’s completely transparent. You will need select the checkbox which lets me email you, so I can email you if you win!
Do include your country of origin, so we know which prizes you’re eligible for as well.
The domestic winners raffle will be drawn on the 19th August at the London Meet Up, at 3:30pm BST. The international prizes will be drawn at 4:20pm BST. It will also be livestreamed via my Instagram @MapleTreeBlog. You can find more details on the Meet Up here; London Summer Meet Up.
Please do feel free to share this with your family, friends and followers.
I’ll be using #TheABTeam to share the images of the prizes and on the day itself, you can of course use this too! The more we raise, the more we can help Women for Women in their incredible work.
We have had some very generous donations from different brands for this raffle!
I am overwhelmed with the generosity that they’ve shown in being part of this.
The different sponsors and the gifts that they’ve donated for the raffle are below. For the next two months, my Instagram, Shereen’s Instagram, as well as the Just Giving Page will also be updated with images of the prizes leading up to the event!
I’ve split this into International Prizes, which are shipped worldwide, and Domestic which is just open to the UK.
ONEOSEVEN is a luxury skincare brand that offers a unique spin on antiaging. By using 107 wisdoms passed down from generation to generation, fermented vinegar is formulated into the products to slow down the signs of ageing and rejuvenate dull and tired skin.
They have donated a Coreflex set including a box of Snow Mask sheet masks, Coreflex Essential Liquid and and Coreflex Cream Essence.
Asian Beauty Plus is a leading cosmetic retail group in the UK.
They aim to bring a variety of Asian beauty products into the UK market. Their goal is to spread the word of Asian beauty products to the whole of UK, by offering a one stop Asian beauty shop with quality products.
They are kindly donating a gift box of Asian Beauty goodies to the raffle and also some goodies for the gift bag!
We first started beauty review website Amabie.com to help bring a community of Asian Beauty (AB) and Korean beauty (Kbeauty) lovers together to share their honest thoughts on all types of Asian beauty products. We’re proud that this website continues to grow with more than 11k Asian beauty reviews and help readers in their purchasing decisions around the world!
They have donated a AB goodies set worth $200 USD! Including the Cosrx Moisture Tone Pads, Thank You Farmer True Water Deep Cream and a selection of masks from brands such as A. by Bom, Blithe, Dewytree, NOHJ and more!
BEAUTIBI is a boutique Asian skincare + lifestyle destination, created with the intention of introducing innovative products and brands from Taiwan and South Korea.
Our mission is to introduce and curate high-quality skincare products from Asia, and make it easily accessible to the rest of the world. We test the quality and effectiveness of all products before they are launched on the website and introduced to our customers. We are always looking for products that fit different lifestyles while being unique in its own category.
They have donated a very generous donation of a $150 gift card to spend in their store!
Beautius has been around for 3 years since 2015, and we are a shop that sells beauty products from Asia, with a focus on Taiwanese and Japanese products. Tracey actually “kinda” started selling beauty products back in 2010 when she was still studying in the UK! She used to bring back asian beauty products and snacks back from Hong Kong for my friends. It was not until 2015 when Tracey got back to Hong Kong that she decided to create a business out of it and launched Beautius.com, which still has her personal touch.
Tracey is donating a gift towards the raffle, soon to be revealed!
Be Mused Korea, who I’ve separately reviewed as an online shop here, not only is donating a prize to the Charity Raffle, but also to the goodie bag. Be Mused Korea is based in the heart of Korea, Seoul, and stock amazing brands such as A. By BOM, Oneoseven, Earth’s Recipe, and Bonair. They offer fully translated ingredient lists, and are very responsive if you have any questions.
They have donated a very generous A. by Bom gift set for one lucky winner!
daint is a non-subscription skincare box company based in Toronto, Canada. We are primarily interested in providing you with the latest Korean skincare products, inspiring beauty tips, and every now-and-then give a little slice of Korean culture.
Our mission is to target new upcoming and indie brands in Korea. Giving our customers and beauty lovers a chance to get it first in North America.
daint have generously donated a specially curated box with some of their favorite products. Perfect for the summer and all year round.
Through various ways, HELLOSKIN seeks to become a company which provides inspiration to everyone’s life. Our brand name ‘JUMISO’ is just one of the examples of how we do our work and achieve our mission.
JUMISO means ‘make you smile’ in Korean.
They have very excitingly have donated 3 new products, which have yet to launch. As well as 5 Jumiso mask boxes, which is 25 sheetmasks in total.
Kirei Station is a Japan based online store which offers Japanese Cosmetics which is great as JBeauty is hard to find overseas in the West. They also have a subscription box, my review here, and are donating a getsubox to the raffle! I love subscription boxes, and they promise at least one full size item in each box. As well as a treat, which was my favourite item in the December box.
Mask Time is a funky Korean sheet mask subscription service, the latest trends in sheet masks plus added goodies delivered straight to your door each month! Inside your box you will find 4 – 10 masks depending on which plan you choose and maybe a bonus beauty item! Also included is your ‘Masking Guide’ which has all the details of each mask and how to apply. Everyone deserves some “Mask Time” because happy skin is the best skin!
This new company has donated a 3 month subscription to their Glow Setter Box!
Miiru shop is a US based (but ships free internationally!) online boutique who has generously donated to the London Summer Meetup. It’s founded by @edenharmony, who hand-picks every product and works closely with brands to bring the best of Taiwanese beauty. Taiwanese skincare places a lot of emphasis on the concept of balance, their skincare products are formulated to rebalance your skin. Eden has donated several curated sheet masks sets for targeted treatment of specific skin conditions. We’re excited to uncover and share Taiwanese beauty with Miirushop!
Nomad Beauty Collection is a beauty platform that promotes niche skincare brands from around the world. We aim to democratise the beauty industry by promoting small brands that are making high quality and effective products. Our commitment is to help women find their ideal skincare routine suitable to their needs and lifestyle!
Nomad donated their summer glow set, a very generous collection of skincare masks, as well as Mizon products to the raffle!
Tia’m are relatively new to the western world of Korean Beauty, but their products have already started to become much loved for their simplicity and efficacy. They are the little sister to Cosrx.
Tia’m have kindly donated a selection of their products to the raffle!
Chana, the founder of BeautEastSphere, is kindly donating a specially curated gift box of AB goodies for the raffle! She founded BeautEastSphere in January 2017, following her passion for beauty. She personally selects each brand and product to feature in her store, ones that she truly believes in. There are also special kits put together, and her instagram has some great tips and product reviews.
Maree, founder of Beauty & Seoul, has been very generous in donating a prize to the Charity Raffle, the goodie bag and will be presenting on the day as well! Her AB Basket donation to the raffle in Summer 2017 was the top prize, and the winner assures me that he loves the basket. His girlfriend is more pleased by the goodies that were inside, including a whamisa rose mist, Thank You Farmer Cleansing Water and of course CosRX. She tests and tries all the products that are available on Beauty & Seoul, and her vlogs are a great watch on a cold winter day. Her blogs are just as good, and really lets you know the person behind the brand.
Bloomskincare, a Korean skin care online retailer based in UK. Bloomskincare has been created for people who believe that HEALTHY skin equals BEAUTIFUL skin. All their products are free from harmful, suspicious and controversial ingredients, including parabens, mineral oils and GMO’s. They are passionate about providing women with a clever mix of science and nature, to give you the best results for beautiful looking skin! At the end of the day beauty is about enhancing who you are, not hiding it under the layers of make up! Celebrate your own beautiful skin instead of masking it! It’s your time to Bloom!
They have donate a luxury oil set to the raffle.
Jenna is the founder of Buttermilk Skincare and an amazing person to speak to! She’s very responsive to questions you may have as she seeks to provide every customer with tailored skincare advice. Jenna’s mission is simple – curate the best skincare products from Asia so you can have the best skin possible. She works directly with suppliers to guarantee safety, quality and provide a great selection of beauty products from the East to the UK.
She has donated a gift box, details yet to be revealed!
DHC believes true beauty begins with confidence. Their mission is to provide customers with the best products, made with exceptional ingredients and renown Japanese innovation. They’re committed to helping women and girls everywhere to discover their own brand of beauty.
They have donated a gift set of their products, including the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which I love and reviewed.
Amina recently launched Glamtouch UK, after trying out Asian Beauty for herself and wanted to share her passion with everyone else. She has 6 great brands, including Sulwhasoo and Missha available and more on their way!
She has donated a lucky pouch of cult products for the raffle.
GlowMo are a new UK based store, which also ship to Europe as well. They have great blog posts, reviewing products as well as going into depth on the benefits of ingredients. Glow Mo can also be found on youtube as well. In their own words “we also have a special curating team filled with different skin tones and types testing Korean and Japanese products, to make sure that only the best of the best products are chosen + that we have a focus on education about skin care ingredients, empowerment to help everyone be more comfortable in their own skin and confident on how to manage it to achieve the glow they want.”
GlowMo have donated a gift box worth over £80.00 and inside is the New Banila Co Classic Cleansing balm, The SRB Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Wash, The Neogen Day-Light protection Sunscreen and the Neogen Bio-peel gauze peeling wine, as well as some added sheet masks specially curated for the Raffle!
Luckyface is a beauty startup founded by Em Le & Diane Leung. We help our customers discover Korean beauty in the United Kingdom & Europe in a fun, easy and affordable way.
They have donated one of their sheetmask collection boxes to the raffle!
Our name, Melon & Starfish, symbolises our mission – to bring you quality skincare products because we want you to have the best skin possible. Melons are smooth, supple and resilient; Starfish is one of the only animals that can regenerate itself. With this imagery in mind, at Melon & Starfish, we select only the very best skincare lines that would help you achieve healthy, glowing skin.
Our collection is our secret wish list, which we are sharing with you. As we all know happiness is real only when shared – so tell your friends and family about Melon & Starfish. We’re grateful for all your love and support!
They have donated a giftbox of new, much loved and cult classic brands, worth over £100!
A two woman duo are behind myBeautique, a London based online store opening for skincare and beauty enthusiasts. Our goal is to discover and retail some of the most exciting brands and products from around the world while still being a fun community where you can come to us for advise or even forward your own suggestions. Even though skincare is a journey for better skin, it’s also about self-care and enjoying yourself. So we want to be stocking not just the latest innovations and forward-thinking ingredients but also have space for gimmicky trends (because who doesn’t love the occasional sparkly glitter mask) and cute packaging.
They have donated a generous prize, details yet to be revealed!
Net a Porter is a world-leading online luxury fashion retailer, and 2018 sees them celebrating 5 Years of Beauty with a host of gorgeous beauty exclusives with luxe brands such as 111Skin, Vintner’s Daughter, Kypris, Nurse Jamie and more! They’ve generously donated a Limited Edition Multi-Masking Planner from 111Skin, created exclusively for their 5-year anniversary.
Skinsider is a UK store which offers a great selection of cruelty-free Korean skincare loved by influencers and editors around the world. Karolina and her team focus on creating a strong product range full of natural cosmetics such as Klairs, Atoclassic, Blossom Jeju, Urang and derma cosmetics such as Dr G and Real Barrier.
They have been generous with their donation and have curated a surprise set of cosmetics for a lucky winner.
At Skin Library, we specialize in curating a wide range of the best beauty products from South Korea so that you can glow and go. Our quirky team of librarians have devoted themselves to curating the best skincare products, ensuring that everyone can attain the best version of their skin.
They have donated a dinner for 2 at a Korean Restaurant in London.