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Giving the Gift of Hope: The Diary of Nalie

Thrive Causemetics® has always been fueled by friendship. I started Thrive Causemetics® after losing my friend Kristy to cancer at 24 years old with a mission to empower everyone to truly thrive in their lives through creating, high performance, vegan cosmetics + skincare that gives back with every purchase. One of the greatest gifts that our Bigger Than Beauty® mission has given me is the continued gift of friendship with amazing people like Nalie Agustin. Nalie is a best-selling Author, Speaker, and Wellness Advocate living + thriving with metastatic breast cancer. 

My relationship with Nalie started over social media, shortly after I decided to launch Thrive Causemetics®. She now has become one of my closest friends, in fact, we now call each other soul sisters. Nalie was one of our first beneficiaries of our product donation program and is still intimately involved with our company and philanthropic mission. From the moment I met her, I noticed she had Kristy’s same magnetic spirit. Nalie, like Kristy, instantaneously makes you know that you matter and that you belong. 


Since the day I founded Thrive Causemetics®, we have always named our color cosmetics after inspiring, authentic people and when it came time to launch our second product, Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner™, I knew the perfect shade to honor my newfound friend, Nalie: our gorgeous chocolate brown shimmer shade. The microshimmer in the Nalie eyeliner reminds me of the sparkle in her eyes and her spirit. The chocolate brown reminds me of her beautiful chestnut eyes that see into your soul and make you feel seen. 

 Nalie recently self-published her first book, 'The Diary of Nalie', which we are sending you today along with your Nalie eyeliner*. The Diary of Nalie is more than a memoir: It is an ode to personal growth - a poetic piece empowering you to live your most meaningful and purposeful life, no matter what you’re going through.


Nalie is my “why”, she is a huge part of my personal purpose and why I feel so privileged to come to work every day. I hope you enjoy reading this book and I hope every time you wear the Nalie eyeliner you are reminded that you are seen and know that you matter.



Founder + CEO, Thrive Causemetics®


*Available while supplies last.

Comments on This Post (2)

  • Dec 29, 2021

    I’m touched by your inclusion of people who continue to struggle and survive their journeys. We all have a mountain to climb and doing it together makes such a difference.
    I’m also pleased to find a cosmetics company that focuses on healthy ways to help us feel good and look good—and also gives back. Grateful for your efforts!

    — Susan Hartman

  • Dec 29, 2021

    This whole month I wear pink in Memory of my daughter, Amy Patwa. She was diagnosed at 31, seven months after the birth of her first child. Amy lived out loud and with a purpose! She was in Christian ministry and volunteered for Breast Cancer Awareness at the Pink House in Charlotte, NC. Amy believed in the God who created her and loved her. She knew she would be healed, either here or in Heaven. Amy went to Heaven 2 1/2 years after she was diagnosed. I have learned to embrace grief and welcome it as a friend. It comes in waves, from a small wave I can ride to one like a tsunami, when I can’t breathe and I think I will die. Life does go on, it has to, but I’ll never be the same… and that’s ok. Because “time does not heal all wounds” and “it will (not) get better”. I will grieve when those moments come and I will spend those brief painful moments with her until… day “God will wipe away every tear from my eyes, and there will be no more sorrow or grief……” Rev 21:4

    Thank you for all that you do!

    — Nancy Markle

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