Breast Cancer Awareness

Hey loves,

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. Had an insane day. How was your weekend? I hope amazing! We are loaded with beauty reviews this week. Loaded!!  Including some gorgeous new offerings from Lancome. And in six days I'll finally be able to reveal some great news. Man I can't wait. I've been dying to tell you. But today, we're going to get a little serious.   I want to talk to you today about breast cancer. I think every one of us knows someone that has been affected by this horrible disease. It is the most common Cancer in women.  Last year, I shared with you that I lost someone very special to me,  to this disease. In one encounter, this woman basically changed my life.  If you didn’t read that post click here. We must stop this disease from taking away so many amazing people (like my friend). If you're able, please donate to the various breast cancer charities, like the Susan B Komen Fund . Also, to fight breast cancer, many beauty brands are offering pink products. These are products that you can purchase and proceeds from the sale will go towards Breast Cancer Research. Here are some:

Pink Clarisonic
My must-have beauty product. 

With every purchase of this fashionable PLUS, Clarisonic will donate $15 (as well as $3 for every pink Mia and $4 for every pink classic or plus to Look Good Feel Better.)
Price $235.

Stila Positive and Pretty Palette

Get empowered in pink with this limited-edition palette featuring four award-winning Eye Shadows, a Cheek Color and a Highlighter. A mirror is included for on-the-go application and a detailed face chart offers how-to tips and tricks. A total of 10% of proceeds will go to a variety of BCA charities, one of which is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Price: $14 (a $62 value), Available at


Darphin Redness Relief Soothing Serum
For the month of October, the cult-favorite Redness Relief Soothing Serum will wear the pink colors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For each serum purchased, $15 will go toward Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  This high potency soothing serum is dedicated to improving sensitive skin prone to irritations and works to diminish the appearance of redness.
Price: $85, Available at  


For every Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet purchased from October 1 – 31, 5% of proceeds will be donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to fund research for Breast Cancer treatment and prevention.
Originally released as a limited edition flavor, eos’ Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Strawberry Sorbet will become a permanent addition to the USDA-certified organic and 100% natural lip balm collection this fall.  These soft-to-the-touch spheres are petrolatum and parabon free, and are formulated with nourishing jojoba oil, Shea butter and Vitamin E.
Price:  $3.29 / Availability: Walgreens and Ulta

Tarte ihas partnered with Youtube beauty guru Julie G (whom I met before and she is the sweetest girl ever) for an amazing contest. They will be donating to the Young Survival Coalition and they are giving away 10 Lip Surgences in the shade Hope . Here’s the Link: Tarte Hope For a Cure

 Organic Pharmacy

The Organic Pharmacy makes a pledge to ‘No More Breast Cancer’ and tells Breast Cancer to Kiss Off!
During the month of October, The Organic Pharmacy will be donating 15% from the sale of every Organic Glam Lip Plump to ‘No More Breast Cancer’.
Infused with Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Grape Extract and Orange, these Lip Glosses add the finishing touch.  Their nourishing formulas and wearable color leaves lips soft, supple and sexy.
Price: $33.95 / Availability:

Elizabeth Grant Light Up Your Lips Lipgloss

During the month of October, Elizabeth Grant International is donating 20% of the online sales (at from the highly coveted Light Up Your Lips in Sweet Pink to Breast Cancer Awareness programs.

Cancer and Careers

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, generous brands will make shopping feel more rewarding then ever by donating a portion of select product sales to Cosmetic Executive Women Foundation’s Cancer and Careers program.  Cancer and Careers is dedicated to eliminating fear and uncertainty for the thousands of people who must balance a cancer diagnosis with their work. This pic shows many of the brands that will be donating. 

As the month progresses I will be featuring more and more brands but I wanted to make you aware of these. 

What are you doing to try to fight breast cancer?

Do you know anyone that has been affected by this illness?




courtneylee7 said...

Hi DE, just spent about 45 minutes surfing through all of your blog posts after stumbling upon it while searching for reviews on a recent makeup purchasethat I loveee(Lorac Baked Matte Satin Blush in "Exposed")haha. Finally I came across this one about Breast Cancer. I have an aunt who passed away recently from it, and am currently working for a 12 year Breast Cancer survivor! She is a textile designer, and I proposed a design contest where we will have people submit original artwork to be put on a limited edition artecobags tote bag. The bags are 100% recycled material, eco-friendly, high quality quilted, and insulated for superb functionality. Normally my boss sells her own original designs but I felt like it would be fun to have a a product designed by someone else who feels strongly about supporting Breast Cancer! Here is the link to our facebook event page for the 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Design Challenge I would appreciate it very much if you would take the time to look at it and mention it in a blog post. Thank you and keep up the great content!

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