October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while spreading the word and donating to charities, research foundations and organizations in support of the cause are the most important things you can do, there are other ways to contribute.
This time of the year, many brands commit to donating a portion of sales from special items in support of breast cancer awareness & research. Here are some incredible products that you can feel good about buying, knowing they are supporting the fight for the cure. Whether they are for gifts for the upcoming season, or just items you’d love to have for yourself- consider these special items this month that can bring a smile to someone’s face and give hope to many hearts.
18 Beautiful Products That Support Breast Cancer Research & AwarenessOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while spreading the word and donating to charities, research foundations and organizations in support of the cause are the most important things you can do, there are other ways to contribute.
This time of the year, many brands commit to donating a portion of sales from special items in support of breast cancer awareness & research. Here are some incredible products that you can feel good about buying, knowing they are supporting the fight for the cure. Whether they are for gifts for the upcoming season, or just items you'd love to have for yourself- consider these special items this month that can bring a smile to someone's face and give hope to many hearts.
Sephora Collection Breast Cancer Awareness Makeup PaletteThis tiny palette has a surprising amount inside! Packaged like an iconic Sephora bag, this limited-edition collection includes a variety of eyeshadows, lipglosses and blushes. They definitely aren't skimping on the pink in this palette too!
You can look good and feel great, knowing $2 from each palette sold is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with a minimum total donation of $10,000 USD in connection with all of Sephora's participating Breast Cancer Awareness products!
Price: $25 USD / $30 CAD
OPI Nail Lacquer in You Glitter Be Good To MeOPI celebrates hopeful hearts with this gorgeous, limited-edition pink glitter polish. If you love sparkle- this polish will be your new best friend!
OPI has donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure in connection with the 2012 Pink of Hearts Program!
Price: $8.50 USD / $9.95 CAD
Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Lip CollectionThis gorgeous lip-loving duo includes a full size Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Candy, chosen by Evelyn Lauder herself, as well as an Estée Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Pink Innocence, chosen by celebrity Elizabeth Hurley, packaged in a beautiful pink, snakeskin print clutch!
20% of all sales will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation- and I also love the 2012 Pink Ribbon design on the lid of the lipgloss, which features a small blue ribbon to represent that approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases in the USA are diagnosed in men. Spread the word!
Price: $29.50 USD
Availability: Estée Lauder
Ecojot Believe in Pink NotebookI have a thing for notebooks. Beautiful notebooks. I'm usually a Moleskine lover, but this one is definitely my new favorite for writing down everything from daily thoughts to to-do lists to post ideas! I love the gorgeous pink cover and the adorable, relevant quote by Audrey Hepburn- "I believe in Pink".
This hardcover journal has 150 lined sheets made in Canada from 100% post-consumer recycled paper, plus $1 from each sale is donated to Rething Breast Cancer this month!
Price: $17 CAD
EOS Strawberry Sorbet Smooth Sphere & Berry Blossom Hand Lotion SetEveryone's favorite lip balm and hand cream just got a little bit sweeter! 100% of profit from the sale of this pink duo will be donated to breast cancer research!
The set includes the 100% natural, organic smooth sphere lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet (my personal favorite), as well as the 97% natural Berry Blossom land lotion. A great gift a a stocking stuffer for the upcoming holiday season, or just to keep in your purse and feel good about helping a great cause.
Price: $7.99 CAD
Women's Pink Label Crystal Harley NecklaceFor the biker babes out there! This beautiful "Harley" necklace is embellished with genuine Swarovski pink crystals!
This necklace along with all the other Harley Davidson Pink Label Motorclothes are available all year round, and always contribute to a great cause.
Price: $45 USD
Availability: Harley Davidson
Bobbi Brown Pink Peony SetThis exclusive pink blush & brush duo contributes $10 from each sale in October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The set features the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Pink Peony, a luminous bright pink blush with a limited-edition pink ribbon embossed design, as well as a Mini Face Blender Brush to apply it.
This powder is like youthfulness in a compact- it brightens the face and gives it that healthy, glowing flush! Also, great news- this pretty pink duo ships for free during the entire month of October!
Price: $45 USD
Availability: Bobbi Brown
Caryl Baker Visage Kiss For The Cure SetThis month, Caryl Baker Visage has put together three lovely sets that each benefit breast cancer research.
This Kiss For The Cure Set includes a limited edition "Kissable" Lip Gloss, a "Kiss for the Cure" lipstick, the "Pretty in Pink" Blush and a limited-edition pink kabuki brush all packaged in a clear cosmetic bag.
Price: $49.50 CAD
Availability: Caryl Baker Visage
Origins Make A Difference & Peace of Mind DuoMake a difference in the fight against breast cancer while making a difference in your day. Relax, give yourself some TLC with this travel set from Origins. The mini Origins Make A Difference hand treatment (one of their top sellers) as well as a mini Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind hang on a cute pink keychain to go with you everywhere.
$3.50 USD from each sale is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and receive a free Breast Cancer Awareness pin with every order!
Price: $16.50 USD
Cocoa Jewelry Boobie BraceletWith a fun name and a strong meaning, this pink bracelet is made of genuine rose gold plated alloy with clear crystals, light pink stones and a cotton cord.
Available in light and dark pink, $5 from each sale is donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.
Price: $35 CAD
Availability: Cocoa Jewelry
11. Japonesque Brow KitThis chic, pink clutch brow kit contains everything you need to get beautiful, groomed brows everyday- plus $1 from every sale in October will be donated to breast cancer research!
Price: $28 USD
12. Japonesque Pink Touch Up TubeThis ultra-portable brush kit is designed for quick touch-ups on the go! It comes with everything you need for those mid-day touch ups or to transform your look from daytime to evening- plus $1 from every sale in October will be donated to breast cancer research!
Price: $19 USD
Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode HairsprayOne of the most famous hairsprays out there, this extra tall can is more than just a finishing spray- it gives flexible hold and workability while standing up to heat and repeated brushing! From the runway's backstage to your bathroom vanity- this spray will keep you looking great all day long!
I love the fresh smell, and during the month of October, $5 from each sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation!
Price: $27 USD
Availability: Bumble and Bumble
LashControl Pink Squeeze MascaraThis fun, squeezable mascara tube allows you to control just how much product goes onto the mascara wand! Squeeze a lot for a soft, natural look or just squeeze a bit for a full, dramatic finish.
During the month of October, LashControl is donating 30% of all sales to Look Good Feel Better!
Price: $20 USD
Aerie BrasDuring the month of October, Aerie will donate $1 from the sale of every bra! This one is an adorable polka dot Hannah Bra, and I have to say- it's one of my new favorites! I haven't tried Aerie bras before, but after giving this one a go, I'll be sure to head over to Aerie and pick up a few more this month!
Nutra Nail Gel Perfect in Pretty in PinkJust when you thought a UV-free, chip-free gel manicure couldn't get any better... Gel Perfect is donating $0.75 from each shade of Pretty in Pink sold throughout the month of October to the Young Survival Coalition.
This alternative to salon Shellac manicures is easy to do at home and lasts just as long- plus, there's no need for any lamps, and the kit comes with everything you need.
Price: $11.99 USD / $14.99 CAD
Availability: Nutra Nail
Clinique Limited Edition Dramatically Different Moisturizing LotionThe iconic yellow moisturizer that seems to pop up on all the best-selling lists (and is a top favorite in my books- I use it everyday) comes in a special, limited-edition bottle adorned with a Pink Ribbon charm keychain.
$10 from each sale will be donated to The Breast Cancer Foundation, so if you're an avid Clinique skincare buff like me, buy a few back-ups now to benefit a great cause!
Price: $36 USD / $45.50 CAD
Essie Breast Cancer Awareness 2012 Collection Nail LacquersLike one of my favorite cartoon characters would say... "Think Pink!" This new limited-edition collection features four new pretty, pink polishes that donate a portion of all proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
There's nothing more classic than a pink manicure- and if you want to see swatches of these shades, click here.
Price: $8 USD / $10 CAD each