L to R : Darling, Temptation, Breathless, Splash of Happy (color I'm wearing in this post)
L to R from back to front : Bella (color I'm wearing in post), Sheer Beauty, Sheer Love, Sheer Delight, In The Nude, Skinny Dip
This pan of products are magnetic so you can create your own custom palette of colors. Blushes : Pla Thing (on top - shimmer), Gentle Touch - matte Bronzer : Cougar (center spotted pan) Shadows : from top left to right : peach ice, vibe, brown dawn, nearly nude, smoke, bronze sunset
^^Check out the contouring job done with this "Cougar" bronzer!!^^
I had the pleasure of meeting the creator and CEO of this line, Stephanie Green-Bass, at the Southern Blog Society coffee talk I attended a few weeks ago. She is also a mother of two girls - one in heaven, Bella, and one here on earth, Ava. Before getting into the actual products I used, it's important to hear this brief background of Plā's full story. ...
Stephanie's first daughter, Bella, passed away 18 days after being born. Despite the heartache of losing her first child (which I cannot wrap my head around being a mom myself) she managed to channel that hurt and sadness into creating this makeup line because she knew that during those tough days, that the act of applying a little makeup would help her smile and face the day.
"My story begins with a passion for makeup and a desire to make a difference in a child’s life. Like so many women, I’ve always loved to (Plā) with makeup; I call it ‘my time.’ For me, putting on a little lip gloss and mascara is like going to my happy place; it gives me confidence, it centers me, and it always helps me face the day with a smile. Plā was inspired by by the infinite power of makeup, Plā Beauty makes a lasting impression...not only on your face, but in the life of a child." - Stephanie
This means that every product purchased, a portion of that sale goes towards Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (the center that helped Stephanie and Bella during those 18 days) or other children's hospitals where Plā is sold. Right now it's only sold in limited store fronts and online here , but my hope for this line is for it to be everywhere!
^^ My favorite gloss of them all - "Bella." ^^
^^ Me and the lovely Stephanie ^^
My thoughts on the line.
Here's what I used to create my look
So now that you've been introduced to Plā Beauty, here's some GREAT NEWS!
Thank you Stephanie for your inspiring story and setting a great example as a mother/business woman who has successfully blended beauty and giving back to children. I honestly can't think of a better combination.
*These products were gifted to me c/o of Plā. All other opinions expressessed in this post are genuine and my own. *
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