Clinique Lulu Guiness Kiss It Better Coin Purse

We cannot think of a better reason to treat yourself to that little piece of Lulu Guiness gorgeousness that you've always dreamed of, than this. Last week, we were moved to tears when our friend Carmel Allen and her daughter Josephine took to the podium at an event to kick off the Clinique's month-long fund-raising drive for Carmel's Kiss It Better charity, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital's research into childhood cancers.  (You can read about Jojo's experience here.) Not a dry eye in the house, frankly.

But when the elegant Ms. Guiness unveiled the fab little purse she'd designed - the entire proceeds of which will go to GOSH - the smile crept back onto our lips.

It fits one of the bestselling Clinique Chubby Sticks just perfectly - though we've diverted the Chubby to our make-up bags, and are using the purse for change.

A wee splurge, yes - but guilt-free, we'd say. (And don't dilly-dally:  it's limited edition.)  The bottom line is: you get a great handbag accessory, one of the best lip products on the planet - and children like Jojo get the chance of life.

Not many beauty products you can say that about, are there...?

UK readers find Clinique Lulu Guiness Kiss It Better Coin Purse at£55 - buy here

For more info on KISS IT BETTER and/or to donate, visit