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Beauty.com Launches Gems for GEMS, an Exclusive Line of Erickson Beamon Hair Accessories for Charity 100% of proceeds from sales of limited edition designer accessories benefit Girls Educational and Mentoring Services this holiday season.

BELLEVUE, Wash. and NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, Beauty.com®, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is offering an exclusive series of bejeweled hair accessories from celebrated designers Erickson Beamon to benefit GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services).  One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales will go to this organization devoted to supporting victims of human trafficking.  The four limited edition designs are available while supplies last.  Customers can shop these Gems for GEMS at www.beauty.com/GEMS

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The four Erickson Beamon hair pieces range in design and price complementing a variety of hair styles this holiday season:

Tropical Punch Butterfly, $130, is a multi-colored piece in the shape of a butterfly;
Tropical Punch, $115, is an abstract, wing-shaped clip with bright jewels and rhinestone accents;
Twister Sister, $60, is a spiked slide with clear and dark gems; and
Deca-dance, $130, has a cluster of clear and dark gems with delicate chains hanging down.

"I love Beauty.com, the sensibility, the style; I love anything beautiful, and Beauty.com is in the business of helping women look pretty!" says Karen Erickson, founder of Erickson Beamon.  "Erickson Beamon is honored to create a collection of jewelry for the hair – pretty, whimsical pieces to add glamour and joy to every day dressing.  The added bonus, for me, is that Beauty.com and Erickson Beamon can now help women look beautiful by supporting the incredible charity GEMS.  GEMS nourishes the soul of sexually exploited and trafficked girls.  GEMS is a jewel of a charity.  Thank you Beauty.com!"

"GEMS couldn't be more honored to be part of this project," says Rachel Lloyd, founder and CEO of GEMS.  "Our partnership with Erickson Beamon and Beauty.com will not only help provide much needed support for girls and young women exiting the commercial sex industry, it is also certain to generate awareness about commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking of our girls and young women.  Thank you to Erickson Beamon and Beauty.com for standing with GEMS in the movement to end commercial sexual exploitation and domestic sex trafficking."

Beauty.com customers can add the Erickson Beamon limited edition collection for GEMS to their holiday shopping this season.  Benefits include "Everyday Free Shipping,"* 5% back on every purchase with drugstore.com dollars™**, speedy shipping, the free sampling center, 100% satisfaction guarantee***, and a shared online shopping cart with the Beauty.com partner site, www.drugstore.com.**** Beauty fans can also get the latest tips, trends, and promotions sent directly to their email by signing up for the free weekly Beauty Bulletin on the Beauty.com site.

*Terms and Conditions apply, see http://www.drugstore.com/everyday-free-shipping/qxc33474 for details.

**Terms and Conditions apply, see http://www.drugstore.com/drugstore-com-dollars/qxc33476 for details.

*** Terms and Conditions apply, see http://beauty.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1451 for details.

****These offers are not available on partner sites such as Walgreens.com.  

About Beauty.com®
The World of Beauty Online® Beauty.com, a division of drugstore.com, inc., is a leading online destination for prestige beauty products. The web store provides a highly personalized shopping experience and offers more than 350 brands from widely recognized to niche, hard-to-find products.

About drugstore.com™
drugstore.com, inc. is a leading online provider of health, beauty, and vision products. Shop a great assortment of more than 60,000 items ranging from everyday basics to hard-to-find favorites. With competitive prices, unique categories and free shipping for $25 or more all in one convenient location, the drugstore.com™ web store is truly the uncommon drugstore®.

About Erickson Beamon:
Very few designers can claim to have dressed both the First Lady and Lady Gaga, but fewer share the imagination, of jewelers Erickson Beamon. Founded by Michigan natives Karen Erickson and Eric Erickson in 1983, Erickson Beamon jewelry dazzles worldwide, pioneering the coveted, handcrafted necklaces that are their trademark. Erickson Beamon has collaborated with the world's leading designers from Jil Sander to Alexander McQueen; Givenchy to Dior; Dries Van Noten to Donna Karan; etc. Celebrity clients include Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daphne Guinness, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Drew Barrymore.

About GEMS:
Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.  GEMS has helped hundreds of abused young women and girls, ages 12–24, to exit the commercial sex industry and develop to their full potential.  GEMS provides young women with empathetic, consistent support and viable opportunities for positive change.

SOURCE Beauty.com



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