Saturday, 12 October 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Beauty

Hi beauties! 
As you will know October is breast cancer awareness month! Having a grandmother who had cancer when I was only about 6 years old, I know how tough it can be on the rest of the family let alone the person going through it. Luckily, my nan survived the battle, but suffering from hyper tension meant that she couldn't have chemotherapy so her breast had to be removed. Needless to say, she's still incredibly lucky to have survived, especially as her tumour was so advanced.

Sadly, many women won't be as lucky as my nan and will not win the battle. This is why we must all unite to fight this horrible disease that continues to affect so many women. I have come across some extremely great brands purely dedicated to breast cancer, and brands who support the cause by bringing out products which support the cause both financially and image-wise. So I have been investigating to bring you some of the greatest breast cancer beauty buys! Yes, beauty cancer buys because women don't stop being women and being beautiful just because they have been affected, so whether you can afford to spend a little or a lot, there are products here to satisfy all tastes and budgets! 

Clinique Pink with a Purpose Limited Edition Almost Lipstick 
This Almost Lipstick from Clinique is a limited edition shade of hot pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.
Donation: £2.00 of each purchase goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
RRP: £16.00 / Clinique 

Stila Positively Pink Cheek Palette 
A beautiful, bright pink blusher with two shimmery ribbons that act as a highlighter. 
Donation:  A "portion" of the proceeds goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
RRP: £10.00 / Stila 

Nails Inc Pinkie Pink Polishes by Matthew Williamson and Poppy Delevingne
To support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Poppy Delevingne and Matthew Williamson have helped to create two limited edition caps to pair with the pinkest of pink glittery polishes. These are only available exclusively for the duration of the October Breast Cancer campaign so go get your hands on them. 
Donation: £1.00 of every purchase will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
RRP: £11.00 / Nails Inc 

Essie Pink About it Polishes 
For the second year in a row, Essie has teamed up with Living Beyond Breast Cancer charity to come up with two gorgeous polish shades. This is on the American website, I am not entirely sure what the UK are doing. But hey, if you have any Yankee friends, spread the word! 
Donation: Unknown. 
RRP: $8.00 / Essie


Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
This award winning primer will leave your skin soft and ready like a canvas. Smashbox has added the iconic pink ribbon to one of their best sellers for Breast Cancer Awareness and so that you know that they too will be making a donation! 
Donation: £5.00 from the sale of each product will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  
RRP: £25.00 / Smashbox

Leighton Denny Pink Lipstick 
Leighton Denny have a lovely collection of pink polishes and lipsticks. I have chosen this gorgeous wild yet sheer colour called 'Deal with it.' 
Donation:  £20% of all sales throughout October will be donated to Breast Cancer Care! 
RRP: £25.00 / Leighton Denny


Deborah Lippmann Shape of my Heart Polish  
A fantastic baby pink polish. Enough said.  
Donation:  £10% of all sales will go to Hoag Memorial Hospital 
RRP: £11.30 / Deborah Lippmann


Too Faced Love Debbi Lipgloss 
If you can get your hands on this baby here in the UK do it because the reason behind bringing out this product is very touching. This lipgloss was inspired by a lady called Debbi who was the step-mother of the founders of Too Faced cosmetics. Debbi is currently battling breast cancer. 
Donation:  £20% of all sales will go mamogram screening services. 
RRP: $16.00 / Too Faced


Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm in Pink Guava
A sheer tint, peppermint scented balm perfect for the winter! Lavishing ingredients include jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil and aloe vera. The perfect cracked lips SOS for your handbag! 
Donation:  £3.00 of each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
RRP: £16.00 / Origins 


Estee Lauder Evelyn Lauder Dream Solid Perfume Compact
An absolutely gorgeous compact mirror containing the perfume; Estee Lauder Pleasures. Sleek and stylish this is the perfect handbag accessory to have when you're on the go. A beautiful mixture of pink and blue ribbons represent both the men and women affected by the disease. Oh and the donation is simply amazing! 
Donation:   The full RRP of each purchase (£60.00) will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
RRP: £60.00 / Estee Lauder 


Beauty UK Paint for Life Polish Trio 
These gorgeous little pink polishes come as a trio named "love" "strength" and "hope". Also available from Superdrug. 
Donation:  £1.00 of each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
RRP: £5.99 / Beauty UK


GHD V Limited edition diamond set
Overall the last 10 years, both GHD and GHD salons have raised around £6.7 million for this incredible cause. Help them continue their work with this beautiful styler. 
GHD are also have a quirky competition to inspire their diamond set styler. 
A nationwide competition to give away a brilliant-cut pink diamond worth £3,600. To be in with a chance of winning, consumers need to head to their nearest ghd salon, snap a selfie of themselves holding the faux ‘pink diamond’ and share it on Instagram using #ghdpinkdiamond. One entry will be selected at random and the lucky winner will be gifted the 0.65 carat pink diamond. The competition opens on the 9th September and runs until the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month (October 2013). 
Donation:  £10.00 of each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
RRP: £135.00 / GHD



Creme De La Mer Hand Treatment 
A gorgeous, luxurious hand treatment. Why not buy it as an early Christmas gift for a loved one? 
Donation:  £7.00 of each purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 
RRP: £35.00 / Creme De La Mer



Elemis Think Pink Beauty Heroes 
Covering cleansing, moisturising, prepping and anti-ageing all in a portable, eye-catching hot pink cosmetics bag, your skin will definitely be restored. This would also make a fantastic Christmas or birthday gift as it's the perfect introduction to the brand! And what until you hear what the donation is.
Donation::  Elemis have vouched to donate £10,000 to Breast Cancer Care 
RRP: £36.50 / Elemis 

Douvall's Organic Argan Oil Moisturiser 
A beautiful anti-oxidant oil rich in vitamin E and fatty acids. A very versatille rejuvenating and renewing oil with no chemicals parabens or phosphates. 
Donation:  £10% of sales of each purchase will be donated to 'The Haven' breast cancer support centres. 
RRP: £25.00 / Douvall's


Palmers BBC Cocoa Butter Lotion 
Packaged in pink especially for the occasion, Palmers have developed a special cocoa butter formula lotion to aid the fight against Breast Cancer. Palmers also have a #thinkpinkwithpalmers campaign going on twitter in which they will donate £1 to wards a grand total of £10,000 with every personalized message of hope left. 
Donation:  30p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: / Palmers


Jennifer Young Defiant Beauty Cleansing Balm 
Jennifer Young is a lady who has skincare and beauty ranges designed especially for women as they go through cancer treatments. Jennifer also helps women with common beauty issues they face when going through treatment and gives them advice on how to solve them. Visit her Beautydespitecancer  and JenniferYoung websites to find out more. 
Donation:  A % of sales of each purchase will be donated to cancer charities. 
RRP: £4.00 / Beautydespitecancer


If however you don't feel like buying any beauty items, there are plenty of foodie and fun items that are helping BCA month. Take a look at some of my favourite picks below! 


Tresor Paris Breast Cancer Care Keyring
Tresor Paris has brought out a range of beautiful keyrings, bracelets and necklaces ti support breast cancer. A cute little accessory that can go a long way to helping this cause. 
Donation:  25% of sales of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £19.00 / Tresor Paris


Asda Tickled Pink Steam Glasses 
These gorgeous wine glasses are perfect for every occasion. And why not make your wine glass collection a little more colourful too? 
Donation:  25p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £2.50 / Asda


Zumba Fitness Apparel 
Zumba Fitness have released a series of apparel perfect for getting you on the move. I've decided to include the gorgeous white tank top with the pink ribbon and a stack of pink ribbon bracelets. Take your pick girls! 
Donation:  30% of each purchase of the 8 stack of bracelets will be donated to the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. 
RRP: £9.21 / Zumba  Donation:  30% of each purchase of the 8 stack of bracelets will be donated to the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Prevention. 
RRP: £18.42 / Zumba Zumba

Just Mustard Shooperholic Travelcard Holder & Ipad Case
These are cute, pretty and very handy! Just Mustard has allowed Breast Cancer charity to take full use of their goodies such as the iPad case and travel card holder as an incentive to get people to do the race for life. Just Mustard's pink shopperholic bag will even be the goodie bag given to the runners themselves. 
RRP Travelcard holder: £5.00 / RRP iPad case: 15.00 / Just Mustard

Tateossian Pink Leather Braided Bracelet
A beautiful hand-made Italian leather braided bracelet. If you can only have one pink accessory this month, make it this one. Simply beautiful. 
Donation:  30% of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £49.00 / Tateossian


Bosom Buddies iPhone Amplifier
This clever little phone accessory is the must-have for all iPhone geeks. It amplifies your iPhone's sound so it's a great music gadget! 
Donation:  The founder currently donates large amounts of money to Bosom Buddies so that they can visit schools and teach young girls on how to correctly check for lumps.
RRP: £9.99 / Bosom Buddies


Asda Tickled Pink Gingerbread Lady
Fancy something sweet? Why not satisfy your cravings and help charity at the same time with this cute Asda gingerbread lady? 
Donation:  £0.10p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.00 / Asda



Quality Street & Asda Tickled Campaign
As part of Asda's Tickled October campaign, with every purchase of a Quality Street sold until 17th October 10 pence will be donated to Breast cancer care. An idea: why not go stock up on all the sweets for Halloween at Asda as part of their tickled campaign? 
Donation:  £0.10p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.19 / Asda


Smint Strawberry 
Why not swap your regular gum this October for Smint's strawberry gum? Going along with the pink theme and helping a good cause! 
Donation:  £0.05p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.15 / Nationwide 


New Covent Garden Plum Tomato & Mascarpone Soup 
Perfect for lunch times, especially as the winter is approaching. Snuggle up with a warm, delicious soup! 
Donation:  £0.10p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.00 / Asda
Vianetta Tickled Pink Strawberry Ice cream 
Another delicious item that's part of Asda's tickled campaign! 
Donation:  £0.10p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.69 / Asda

QVC Joe & Seph's Breast Cancer Care Popcorn set 
A fantastic little treat for anyone to indulge! 
Donation:  Unknown  
RRP: £8.25 / QVC

Cuckooland Marshmallow Sweet Tree with with love heart jellies 
Possibly the sweetest gift you could give anyone? In every sense of the word sweet. A different, cute, yummy present anyone would love. 
Donation:  £3.33 of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £39.99 / CuckooLand

Lucozade Pink Lemonade 
I will be buying tonnes of this as I love lemonade! Lucozade's pink lemonade is part of Asda's Tickled pink campaign however, I have seen this lemonde in Tesco as well, however I'm not 100% if they too are donating to BCC. 
Donation:  £0.10p of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £1.99 / Asda 

Sweet Jane Gourmet Yoghurt 
The collective's signature gourmet yoghurt with a touch of honey, the yoghurt is thick, creamy and absolutely delicious. There's a first time for everything right? So go and try this gourmet yoghurt right now! 
Donation:  10% of each purchase will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. 
RRP: £2.19 / Waitrose & Ocado



3 comments:

  1. Wow. That was a ton of pink stuff. I love that a lot of companies are now supporting breast cancer. I'm glad to hear that your grandma is a survivor! It's scary how many women this cancer affects. I went to a Breast Cancer Awareness conference one year and I've seen many women with removed breasts. This was a good post! I like how you mentioned how much companies were donating with each product!!

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  2. Great post!! My nana had breast cancer too a few years ago, such a horrible disease :( It's so good that Estee Lauder are donating the full amount on their perfume compact aswell!

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  3. i think it's so thoughtful that you've posted this, it's good to hear your grandma survived. :) i think it's nice now that companies are supporting breast cancer too xx

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