Nowadays it's becoming eerily rare to meet someone who hasn't been affected by Breast Cancer in some shape or form. October marks the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, a time to 'think pink' and show your support – which is made easier with commemorative products. From a fun glitter polish to a lash/brow enhancer with the Cancer Survivor in mind, these fun – and adorably pink – products deserve a spot on your vanity, regardless of whether you needed a new pink lipstick or not.
The desire for longer lashes and thicker brows is one felt by nearly every girl I know, and I can only imagine how true that is for the cancer survivor. This October, Wink Natural Cosmetics launches their Buy One Give One For The Cure campaign – with every purchase of their Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer, the company will donate one tube to a cancer survivor. Each 5ml tube supplies enough product for 3 months of application, with visible results seen in just 2 weeks. I've been using this 2 in 1 serum for roughly 2 weeks now and can definitely say that I notice a difference in my lash length and brow volume, however full results are only seen after 8-12 weeks of use, at which time I will show off my complete results.
Another feel good reason to enhance your natural beauty with Wink? This product is formulated without: parabens, sulfates, hormones/prostaglandins, artificial fragrances and artificial dyes.
Every October a slew of nail polish companies, including Essie, OPI and China Glaze create bubbly, pink collections to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year Essie released a gorgeous pink glitter top coat, called Pinking About You, with pretty pink pailettes that I couldn't resist. And while none of the proceeds of this polish directly support cancer research, Essie Weingarten, the founder, supports City of Hope, a leading research and treatment center for cancer, with a one-time flat donation of $10,000. And that alone was reason enough for me to don this top coat over Essie Blanc – although the internet has led me to conclude that Essie Pink Happy is the more appropriate base.
When a hydrating lip balm comes disguised as a lip gloss and supports Breast Cancer Awareness you simply say yes. This year Origins has released their Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balms in two colours; Berry Splash (LE) and Pink Guava with commemorative pink packaging to help support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation – a donation of $3.50 will be made with each purchase. These lip balms are ultra nourishing thanks to apricot kernel and avocado oils, and add a beautiful shine to your lips without feeling sticky like a gloss. I went for Pink Guava, a milky pink that appears rather transparent on the lips, meaning it can be worn to enhance your natural lips or paired with a lipstick to add a sexy sheen. And with the tingly, minty scent it will quickly become your 'partner in kissing' – pucker up.
This lipstick set, complete with the small, yet versatile two-toned bag, is about as pink, bright and girly as it gets! And at a mere $19 it is the perfect way to test out Clinique's Long Last Lipsticks – which like me, you've probably overlooked – all while letting your generosity shine. Clinique will donate $3 from each purchase of this set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation from now until 01/31/15, and trust me you don't want to miss out on this LE shade. Power With Pink is a medium-toned rose with subtle shimmer that offers 8 hours of crease free colour, housed in the brands classic, sleek silver packaging. The perfect everyday lip colour for all ages.
How do you show your support?