Shop Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness

BCA

October, sometimes referred to as ‘Pinktober’, is known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With a 1 in 8 probability of women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, early detection is key.  This can be achieved through:

  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Routine clinical exams and mammograms
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Staying physically active
  • Eating fruits and vegetables
  • Not smoking
  • Limiting alcohol consumption

For more information, consult with your physician and you can visit nationalbreastcancer.org for additional information.

Shop For A Cause 

You can help support and fund different organizations by shopping for limited edition ‘pink’ products.  These are just a few I found.  Click on the link(s) I provided at the bottom of each product to learn more.

Aveda ‘hand relief’ Breast Cancer Research Foundation Moisturizer $26

Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder (pink cap edition) $26

EOS Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Collection- Lip Balm and Hand Lotion Set $7.99

Essie 2014 BCA Collection $8.50 each

Estee Lauder, Evelyn Lauder and Elizabeth Hurley Dream Pink Collection $29.50 

Murad Hydrate For Hope $49.50

Nest Passion Candle $28

Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink Five-Piece Purse Brush Set $15.99

Tocca Sapone de Viaggio in Cleopatra (Daisy Soap Set) $24

Other Ways to Help

You can donate, fundraise, volunteer or become a sponsor with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Susan G. Komen or Look Good Feel Better.

Remember, sometimes no symptoms will manifest which makes routine check-ups imperative. “When breast cancer is detected early, in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. (National Cancer Institute) 

Disclaimer: The contents on this website, and any related links, are provided for general informational purposes and should NOT be considered medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here. Please consult a healthcare provider if you have any questions about a particular health condition. 

 

Fun Spring Look!

spring look

Spring is perfect for a few bold and bright shades in makeup. Here’s a neutral look splashed with a pop of color I created. The products I used are in parenthesis.  You can also simplify this look by skipping the crease color and using only one eyeshadow,  either the medium shade or the lightest shade on the lid; you’ll still get the pop of color.

Face: Use a light-weight foundation to provide an even base. (Smashbox Liquid Halo HD Foundation)

Concealer: Use concealer only if you need it.  (Kat Von D Lock-It Tatto Concealer)

Cheeks: A soft pink blush gives checks a bit of color without competing with the overall look. A swipe of bronzer can also be used in place of blush to provide a subtle hint of color. (Nars Blush in Douceur)

Eyes Primer: This step is optional, however it does keep the eyeshadow from creasing (Too Faced Shadow Insurance)

 Eyeshadows: Use neutral colored eyeshadows, one light, one medium and one dark. Pat the medium shade on the lid and use the darker shade in the crease.  The lightest shade, also known as a highlight shade, should be used just underneath the brows and make sure to blend well. (Urban Decay Naked 3: Trick (lid), Factory (crease), and Strange (highlight).

Eyeliner: Line the top lid with black liner and the bottom with a blue. (Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Jet Black and Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics in Blast of Blue)

Mascara: One to two coats of your favorite mascara (Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara with 3 Zone Brush)

Brows: Shade in brows with powder (Merle Norman Natural Brow Powder)

Lips: Choose a bold lip color, preferably pink, coral, or orange (Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Tart)

What are your favorite spring makeup shades?

spring makeup