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Meet the Woman Behind the Shade: Nalie

Nalie is such an inspiration, and an early beneficiary of our Bigger Than Beauty™ giving program. In 2015, Thrive Causemetics Founder and CEO Karissa discovered Nalie through social media, and they felt an immediate connection that quickly transformed into a close friendship.

Nalie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 24 years old, and after going through remission, the cancer returned and was diagnosed as metastatic. After receiving this information, she dedicated her life to helping others through openly sharing her journey. The world lost a source of dynamic brilliance when Nalie passed away in 2022 after a nearly decade-long battle.

“Whenever I wear our Nalie eyeliner, I feel her sparkling spirit, deep purpose, and passion for leaving an infinite impact on the lives of those around her," Karissa says. "I will spend the rest of my life honoring Nalie’s legacy and will always strive to be more like her.”

Nalie was a best-selling author, podcast host, motivational speaker, wellness advocate, and producer. Her self-published book, The Diary of Nalie, is a poetic piece that encourages you to live your most meaningful and purposeful life, no matter what you’re going through. Through her work, she inspired — and continues to inspire — others to thrive in even the most difficult situations.

“Take your silver lining and paint it gold.” — Nalie Agustin

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