Breast cancer awareness month is in October for those of you who forgot (as throughout the year I continuously see fb posts about it being breast cancer awareness month in APRIL, JUNE, JULY etc). I think we should constantly be aware of cancer in general. Not only does it affect the people who suffer from it but their friends, family and even children. It is advised that we all go for regular check ups, mamograms (women), full medicals, prostate examinations, colonoscopy, eat well and exercise regularly.
Every year, around this time, we go PINK :) I always look forward to brandishing my pink ribbon!
Companies world wide, not only cosmetic, launch their annual breats cancer awareness products from which part or all of the proceeds go towards finding the cure.
I'll just be making you aware of a few. Cosmetics of course ;)
This year Clinique has brought out 2 special limited edition items.
A little history on the company:
The Estee Lauder Companies founded the Pink Ribbon and Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the UK. They have distributed the pink ribbon in over 70 countries.
Evelyn Lauder founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 1993 as an independent not for profit organisation dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and genetic research worldwide.
The BCRF has so far raised more than $285 million for breast cancer research.
For more information about the BCRF go to www.bcrfcure.org.
The first item is the Longlast Glosswear Pink Ribbon Keychain.
I've talked about this product (the long last gloss) in a previous post and these lipglosses are AMAZING! It's Clinique's best selling lipgloss for a reason.
However, they are exclusively available at Boots in the UK at the price of £15 and at Macys and Bloomingdales in the US, so international readers, you may want to order it or have someone buy it should you want it. $4 USD from every purchase goes toward the cause.
Not only do you get ONE of the amazing lipgloss but THREE! In three beautiful shades of pink! Ace!
It's not available where I am but I would definitely love to get it. The keychain itself is beautiful and it will always remind me not to sweat the small stuff especially when others have to go through the rigours of this horrible disease.
The second product is the Special Edition Breast Cancer Awareness Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. This is exclusively available to Selfridges & Thomas Ireland (UK) and Macy & Bloomingdales (US).
Sorry girls :( You'll have to order it or get someone to buy it for you. It comes with the cutest keyring around the neck. £35 for 200ml or $25USD. $10USD from each purachase goes toward the cause. I've used the dramatically different moisturiser for years now and it is truly an amazing product and another best seller. This moisturizer feels almost like water on your skin and it absorbs in a flash leaving your skin supple. I ran out a while ago and I'm definitely looking to purchase it again. I've tried so many other moisturisers which I do like, but this one is definitely the winner.EL will be donating £2 from each product sold going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's study at the UK Institute of Cancer Research (www.bcrfcure.org).