Thursday, 6 October 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

If you weren't aware, the whole month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many breast cancer charities are trying to raise money and awareness by collaborating with many companies and holding events! In the UK around 50,000 people a year are diagnosed with breast cancer, but if it is caught early enough it can be treated and hopefully cured! It is so important this fight against cancer so get if you'd like to, get involved. The idea of these campaigns is to raise awareness of the risk of breast cancer, so get checking your boobs! If you are unsure what to look for, follow this link and find out more.

Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Estée Lauder companies have come together for their 19th year of fighting against breast cancer and you can support them by visiting the Facebook page leaving your message of hope. They are lighting up 200 landmarks pink around the world as a symbol of the fight against breast cancer. For more information visit the website and find out how you can get involved.

Pink products to support breast cancer
When you're out shopping look out for products that have gone pink this month in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign, and donating a percentage of the proceeds to charity. Here is a few of the products you can expect to see...

Estee Lauder Pure Shine Lipstick in Lavish Pink, with £5 from every sale going to charity.

O.P.I Perfect Pink Collection from QVC with the whole price going to charity. Fabulous buy.

Cocoa Butter Formula with 30p donated.

Bare Escentuals In The Pink, all proceeds go to charity. Another fabulous buy!

La Senza lingerie by Paloma Faith, £3 from the bra £1 from the brief are donated to charity.

And a few things you might want to add to your food shopping list..

£0.10 from Highland Spring (6x500ml pack) will be donated.

£0.10 from I can't believe it's not butter will be donated.

£0.05 from Aero Bubbles will be donated.

REVIEW: Smashbox O-Gloss

I've owned this product for a while now, but thought I would review it now as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Smashbox are donating the entire price of each of these lip glosses to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation between October 1st to October 31st. So you can purchase one guilt free knowing that you're donating to a fabulous cause. 

But is it any good?
YES is the short answer. I have never come across anything similar, it is described as an intuitive lip gloss, and it definitely lives up to that. It comes out of the tube clear, with no specific fragrance and applies incredibly smoothly to the lips and feels so silky and not sticky. Then comes the ingenious part, it changes to a pink as it settles! It certainly beats your average clear lip gloss by giving your lips a subtle colour and high gloss finish, with may I add, fairly decent longevity too. Of course with a product as fabulous as this you're looking at a fabulous price too, around £20 for 0.34 fl.oz, but I would recommend it and say it was the extra bucks to try this product out for yourself. And if you buy during October all the proceeds will go to a breast cancer charity which is doubly awesome! :)

Disclaimer : I purchased these products myself and the opinions are my own, I am not endorsed by Smashbox or any other company.