Lilies & Violets

Regardless of what society says beauty is we want our girls to know and love true beauty. I am beautiful because I am me; not who you think I should be.
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Debonette Wyatt
Community
Silver Spring, Maryland
United States
1 Team Member

 

Dear Diary,

I really wish you could see how hard I am trying to be everything you say I should be. I buy almost everything you suggest regardless of if I like it or not. I try not to eat alot so, I can be skinny like the girls on TV and In the magazines. I try my hardest to fit in even if that means making fun of others knowing it is wrong. I do things that I think the boys will like so, they will think I am pretty. I try really hard and I still don't think I am pretty enough, skinny enough, dark enough, light enough, popular enough or like enough! What else can I do?

Love,

A girl

Lilies & Violets a natural personal care brand for girls between the ages of 5 – 17.

 I am beautiful because I am me; not who you think I should be

Mission: Beauty comes in all different colors, shapes and sizes. Our mission at Lilies & Violets is to empower girls to celebrate, love and embrace natural beauty. Lilies & Violets takes a non-toxic approach in all we do. Meaning are products are non-toxic in addition to the values we support.

It is important that we create and support a culture for young girls where value is not about the image of self but about the greatness you achieve while loving and being true to yourself.

 The History…

Lilies & Violets is the daughter brand of Daisy’s Roses that launched last year in May of 2012. Daisy’s Roses is a natural brand that celebrates natural beauty in the skin you are in.  Daisy’s Roses is named after my grandmother Daisy whom I never met she took her life at the age 27 leaving behind 7 children.

I do not know the weight of her load or what it even consisted of that caused her to leave here without meeting me, her other grandchildren or great children. But what I do know is that she inspired me to want to help people feel good about themselves.

When I launched Daisy’s Roses all I knew I wanted a line for girls focusing on natural beauty and of course outreach within the community. I had no idea it would be this big.

 

The Research…

When I began researching beauty trends for girls my eyes were opened wide. I always felt as though society projected a false sense of beauty for girls and women. However I was very uneducated on just how damaging the media can be to our youth.

 

Science suggests that the ideas of beauty begin to take formation in childhood. The pressure for young girls to conform to what media identifies as the image of beauty leads them  constantly grasping for something that does not exist.

This pressure begins to influence the way our young people shop, talk, eat, communicate and view themselves either better or worse.

This in turn can lead to depression, eating disorders, bullying, and substance abuse,  victims of violent crimes and many other damaging behaviors or life changes.

During our campaign and beyond we feel as though it is important to share what we have learned with you and are interested in hearing thoughts, questions and or suggestions.

 

Lilies & Violets is committed to our girls by way of providing:

Non-toxic chemical free natural personal care brand .Lilies and Violets consist of hair care, body care and cosmetics for girls between the ages of 5-17.

Our brand will be available online in select retailers, salons and boutiques.

Lilies & Violets brand ambassadors will be girls within the ages of 5-17.

Our brand ambassadors will advocate for their peers on issues such as but not limited to bullying, peer pressure and self-acceptance.

Lilies & Violets will provide an interactive website for girls and parents where they can be kept in the loop of new age appropriate beauty & fashion trends, books, music everything girl.

Host local and national events and workshops for our girls by our girls.

Lilies & Violets will partner with our communities on education and arts.

Being a brand that promotes the beauty and health of our girls via our packaging and marketing campaigns.

My commitment:

I took the first step as a mother of 13 year old by demonstrating the belief in strength, courage and natural beauty. I am committed to insuring our brand creates and nutures an enviroment for aspiring leaders always.

 

I have had to make some changes in my own life so, I can walk  the talk  of our philosophy. In addition to back of the house changes  I recently have cut my hair very short as an expression of self-value and owning  my  beauty by not allowing the media to define my beauty.

 

You…

We are asking that you take a step with us and we have plenty of ways for you to be involved that are not just monetary. We recognize it will take more than just monetary contributions to complete our project.

We understand everyone may not be in a position to make a monetary contribution.

We could use your support by way of sharing our project with your friends and family.

This project can benefit from individuals willing to contribute their time, services, venues and educational resources as our project grows.

 

 

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  • $1USD
    Beauty

    We want to thank you so, much for seeing the beauty in our girls and Lilies and Violets. Please visit our wall of gratitude once our interactive website is completed. Don't forget your shout out on Facebook and twitter! All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening ∧ workshop materials.

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    Love

    We thank you for sharing your love, support and belief with Lilies & Violets! Please receive this personalized postcard from us as a special thanks. All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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    Happiness

    Truly a time for happiness a brand that celebrates our girls. Enjoy your 2 limited edition lip balms as our way of saying thank you & please share with a girl you wish some happiness. All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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    Courage

    It takes courage to want to make a change and we thank you for wanting to help us make a change. Enjoy your 2 limited edition Handcrafted Body Bars as a thank you & please share 1 with a girl who shows courage.All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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    Journey

    This is a journey and we thank you for taking this walk with us on our journey to empowering our girls to aspire for greatness. Please enjoy your 2 limited edition deluxe sample products & share 1 with a girl who is on her journey to greatness! All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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    Faith

    We thank you for having faith in Lilies & Violets and our girls.. Enjoy your 2 limited edition starter sets as our way of thanking you! Please share 1 with a girl you have faith in or with someone who has had faith in you! All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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    Virtue

    Our girls will become women of virtue and you believe that! Please enjoy your 2 limited edition swag bag as a way that we say thank you, plus your accolade on the homepage of our website once completed. All contributions go toward final package selection, interactive website launch, selection of brand ambassadors, grand opening & workshop materials. All contributions receive each previous perk in addition to the one that has been selected.

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