Friday, 30 September 2011

Think Pink! for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011

With October (and Breast Cancer Awareness Month) soon upon us, I thought I'd show you my selection of the best 'pink' products on sale to raise money for Breast Cancer Care this year.

If you're not familiar with Breast Cancer Awareness month... it's a whole month of fundraising and helping to raise awareness for breast cancer charities. Lots of brands make limited edition 'pink' products for the month with proceeds going to the cause. Some of them are treats, but there are also a lot of everyday products that have 'gone pink' for this great cause so keep your eyes peeled when you're next topping up on essentials!

My top picks this year include...

Estee Lauders Pure Shine lipstick in Lavish Pink and this cute little mini makeup bag will be on sale for £18.50 this month, with £5 from every purchase donated. It's a gorgeous shimmery pink, available at all Estee Lauder counters.

A staple in many of your bathrooms I'm sure... Palmer's original Cocoa Butter Formula (250ml) has gone pink for the occasion, with 30p of the £3.67 RRP being donated.
Aveda's Hand Relief hand cream. They've bumped up the size to 150ml and adorned the  tube with the pink ribbon. £2 of the £17.50 RRP will go to the charity.
The classic Cherry Chapstick has had a pink makeover, with 20p from the £2.49 duo pack going to charity.

My personal favourite from the lineup... £5 from every sale of Jo Malone's new Red Roses hand and body wash will go straight to charity (RRP £30).
                                        
The perfect present for any October birthdays, Elemis 'Think Pink' Beauty Kit contains 30ml of their cult Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, 15 ml Pro-Collagen Lifting Neck & Bust Treatment, 50ml Nourishing Shower Cream, all packaged in a cute pink cube bag. The kit will set you back £29.99, with proceeds going towards Elemis' guaranteed £10,000 donation to the cause.
One of my must-have hair tools, the Tangle Teezer, is also donating to the charity, with £1.54 from the sale of every £10.20 pink version of the brush going straight to charity.
Perhaps the most generous donation of all comes from QVC, who are donating all their proceeds from the sale of two limited edition 'pink' products this year:


The OPI Perfect Pink Collection (£18.93)

The Bare Escentuals 'In The Pink' set (£21.75)
If you fancy something non-beauty related, Elizabeth Arden's pink ribbon pin is even more gorgeous this year, with one tiny blue stone on the ribbon representing the 1% of men who are diagnosed with breast cancer. It's £10 and all of the proceeds go to the cause. Available at Estee Lauder counters.

                                        
It's also worth keeping your eyes open during your weekly grocery shop this month! Many everyday items have gone pink for this great case including...


(All with various donations to BCC throughout the month of October)

I hope you'll all be purchasing pink this month and 'doing your bit' for breast cancer awareness! There are so many pink products on sale this month, I couldn't include them all but keep your eyes peeled!
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28 comments

  1. All this pink stuff makes me happy, I really like that Estee Lauder lipstick at the start.

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  2. I really really want a tangle teezer but I can´t seem to find any here in Portugal :(

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  3. Love the Estee Lauder Lipstick and the pink ribbon pin so lovely :) x

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  4. It's so cool! What a great idea!

    Em x

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  5. on the boots website estee lauder have another BC lipstick, the "evelyn" one called wildly pink which looks a little darker, i will definitely be getting one of them... :D

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  6. wow, even bottled waters and candies are going pink!

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  7. ooh i was going to pick up a tangle teaser anyway so I'll see if I can get the pink 1!The Estee Lauder pin looks so cute!x

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  8. I dont think Ive ever seen so many products supporting the cause! brilliant!!

    love your blog fleur!

    Maybe check out mine? www.beccasbeautyspot.blogspot.com xxxxxx

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  9. What a fantastic post Fleur! Xx

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  10. Some great suggestions for us all to do our bit. Would like to see even more companies get involved in this, the food products especially make it so easy for anyone to buy. Liking the look of that OPI set too.

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  11. this was such a great post & you've inspired me to do a similar one!

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  12. I just bought a pink Cadbury's flake for a tiny 30p! Yum!
    x

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  13. My great-grandma, grandma, and mom have all had breast cancer. My grandma had it 3 times, and my mom just got it this past January. They have all survived. I'm doing to do the Race for the Cure tomorrow and planning on buying almost everything I can that's pink this month :)

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  14. Great post Fleur! I think I'll be picking up the Plamers Body Butter and the Hand cream =D x

    dreamingofblossoms.blogspot.com

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  15. i'll be buying that palmers moisturiser tomorrow to take to barcelona on friday! it's great that so many companies are getting involved with such a good cause:) xxo

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  16. definitely will be buying the palmers as i'm almost out of mine. nice to see so many companies and brands involved! x

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  17. wooooooooo go all the pink stuff xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    Lauren x

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  18. Estee Lauder's lipstick looks pretty....!!
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  19. I really want that pin! Also chapstick :) great post

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  20. Great stuff, the haute look has their breast cancer stuff up today! I will be getting a few things to show my support.
    Thanks

    xo Jenn

    imperfection-isbeauty.com

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  21. I awarded you with a blog award !
    http://makeuplolovers.blogspot.com/2011/09/ive-been-awarded.html

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  22. Such a great post, Fleur! Including non-beauty related items that are "going pink" for October as well was lovely. Thanks!

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  23. I will be on the look out for all things pink this month. Thanks for showing these Fleur x.

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  24. Finally got a chance to swatch the color of Estee Lauder limited edition lipstick,,,so pretty,,,i think i will get one for my mom <3 hehe


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  25. such a good idea! love the bare minerals set!!
    Bought the Tropicana the other day!

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  26. Great post! You took part in raising awareness about breast cancer as well, thanks Fleur!

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  28. Prevention and early detection is the best way of fighting breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness month is here and it is great to bring awareness to it regardless of the way it is brought to people's attention. Whether it is from participating in a walk, updating your facebook status, or by wearing a breast cancer ribbon , any effort made to help bring awareness and help find a cure for this disease is a help in many ways.

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