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Happy October, y’all! In case you didn’t know, it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign geared towards providing information and support to those affected by the disease through early detection, education, and support services. This year, the NBCF, aka National Breast Cancer Foundation, is giving a helpful guide about breast health to every woman who requests it, so you can sign up for your copy, as well as locate an arsenal of educational resources, here. So, clearly the NBCF is doing their part– what can we be doing to help? In addition to laying out (and following) our own early detection plans, we can help spread the message simply by purchasing a set of products benefiting breast cancer awareness and research efforts.
I’ve rounded up fifteen of my favorite products benefiting breast cancer awareness, as well as listed the percentage of proceeds going back to a breast cancer-related initiative, below.
Shop 1-4: 1. Show Me Your Mumu Rosarita Romper in Pomegranate Punch, $146 (25% of proceeds from any of their Shop Mumu Pink collection will be donated to B4BC.org) | 2. Estée Lauder ‘Pink Perfection’ Lip, Eye & Face Palette, $35 (Estée Lauder will donate 100% of the suggested retail price to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® from September 2016 through June 2017) | 3. Bloomingdale’s Little Pink Bag, $20 ($2 from the sale of each bag goes to BCRF) | 4. Bobbi Brown ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’ Art Stick Duo, $50 (For every set purchased, Bobbi will donate $10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
Shop 5-8: 5. Show Me Your Mumu Rocky Romper in Floretta Ivory, $146 (25% of proceeds from any of their Shop Mumu Pink collection will be donated to B4BC.org) | 6. Kendra Scott Tessa Studs in Rose Gold Drusy, $65 (Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales (up to $25,000) from select styles to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the month of October) | 7. Kendra Scott Sophie Earrings in Rose Gold, $55 (Kendra Scott will donate 20% of sales (up to $25,000) from select styles to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation during the month of October) | 8. drybar BCA Mini Detox Dry Shampoo, $13 (For every can sold, $1 will go to City of Hope Breast Cancer Research (up to $25,000))
Shop 9-12: 9. Invisibobble Pink Heroes Original ‘Traceless Hair Ring,’ $8 (Each ring features a rose gold-colored charm in honor of those affected by breast cancer) | 10. Ulta ‘Love & Hope’ Bangle Bracelets, $5 (Ulta Beauty will donate fifty percent of purchase of Ulta Beauty BCRF® Collection by way of Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation) | 11. Clarisonic ‘Mia Pink’ Cleansing System, $129 (With each purchase, CLARISONIC will contribute to the Look Good Feel Better program, which helps women with breast and other cancers look their best and manage their treatment and recovery with greater confidence) | 12. Donna Karan Liquid Cashmere Eau de Parfum, $92 (Donna Karan Cosmetics will donate 20% of the suggested retail price of the sale of each sale to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation while supplies last)
Shop 13-15: 13. IT Cosmetics Love Beauty Fully Love is the Foundation Brush, $30 (For every brush purchased this month, IT Cosmetics will donate one to the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program to help women face the effects of cancer with confidence) | 14. Smashbox Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer, $20 (All sales directly benefit Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign) | 15. Electric Pink Air Professional Performance Hairdryer, $199 (Every sale contributes five dollars to Look Good Feel Better)
I saw “Hope Is the New Pink” on a shirt the other day and just loved its sentiment. What a great way to celebrate our femininity while inspiring hope and giving back to a cause that’s affected so many us. Since I don’t know what any of you personally would prefer from this list, I’ve decided to host a $50 PayPal giveaway for the winner to use on the product or products benefiting breast cancer awareness of their choice. The contest starts today and will end on Friday, October 28th. Good luck!