Yep, it's a dorky birds-and-the-bees post! We're talking puffins and pollinator bees, to be clear, both of which are getting a little beauty help these days.
about the birds
Atlantic puffins aren't under the umbrella of the Species at Risk Act, but they are a subject of study for the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CFW). The smallest of the puffin family, these little guys live in places like Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador, and small rocky North Atlantic islands. They live in Iceland too, and sometimes end up on dinner plates (apparently they taste like duck). Their distinctive vibrant bills are brightest during mating season, and they stick with the same mate each year. Oh, and the Atlantic puffin is the official bird of Newfoundland and Labrador.
At the moment (until the end of this month, I think), Kiehl's is offering a limited-edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($57 CAN) with cute little Atlantic puffins on the label. Up to $10K from the sales (100 per cent of the proceeds from each jar sold) is earmarked for the CFW for research purposes. As for the eye cream itself, it's rich and creamy with avocado oil, shea butter and beta carotene, and promises not to migrate from under your eyes into your eyes.
about the bees
Starting May 1st, Holt Renfrew is offering this gorgeous H Project x Ela x Burt's Bees Editor's Pouch ($50) to help raise funds for pollinator bees. All the proceeds from each Ela x Burt's Bees Editor's Pouch sold will help the Pollinator Partnership of Canada reach their donations goal of $100K. The pretty printed pouch designed and produced by Ela handbags includes three new Burt's Bees Lip Crayon shades: Carolina Coast, Hawaiian Smolder and Napa Vineyard.
That's all for now on the birds and the bees. *grin*
Have you tried the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment? And what are your thoughts on this Ela x Burt's Bees collaboration? (I adore the print; the ranunculus is one of my favourite fleurs.)