Pink is the color for October

Jo Malone's COMING UP ROSES Red Roses Collection

October is a great month. It’s the time of year when things start to gear up pretty much everywhere ( the kids are well into school, events are buzzing in the city, and abundant harvesting in happening in the country, to name but a few) and nature starts to slow down. Its also a time to rally around an all important cause that affects so many—October is the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women nationwide and each year it is estimated that nearly 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer alone. I don’t know about you, but my family has not been spared from receiving the devastating news of testing positive for the disease. But it needn’t be the end of life, clearly with all the advances in screening technology and early detection, more women are surviving and thriving. My Mother in law is a testament to how positive thinking and proactive action can save a life. She is one thousands of resilient women who have survived, but the tragedy is that every year,  there are still so many who don’t.

How can you get involved?? Many beauty and fashion brands support Brest Cancer Awareness Month by creating limited time only product as well as donating a portion of the proceeds to several BCA charities and foundations. They act big by putting their money where their mouth is  and by supporting this cause they become leaders in the challenge to find a cure. With this in mind, I ask you to take a look at the sampling of product available this month and think about doing something that’s not only good for you, but will also assist these important foundations who are diligently working to find the cure that could help save millions of lives.

Think Pink!

Jo Malone
Jo Malone is giving $14,000 of the proceeds to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation when you purchase her COMING UP ROSES Red Roses Cologne and Bath Oil; $90 for a 3.4 fl. oz. bottle of cologne, $60 for an 8.5 fl. oz. bottle of bath oil, Available at jomalone.com . Seven types of roses were used, in addition to violets and lemon, to bring you this crisp, full-bodied scent, made for both spritzing and splashing.

Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection
Estée Lauder is donating $500,000 from all sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. GLOW ON Jeweled Pink Ribbon Compact & Brush Set,; $45, esteelauder.com Perfect your skin-safe faux tan with Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer-and look good while doing it, using the gold pink-ribbon compact.

Skyn Iceland
Team Skyn Iceland is working hard to raise money for American Cancer Society. Do what you can and help them reach their goal of raising $2500.00 for the cause.
But they aren’t stopping there: The lovely people at S.I. have also created the Breast Cancer Awareness Detox Kit for Stressed Skin. This is a daily, a core regimen that helps to bring exhausted, irritable skin back into balance within five days. $5.00 from all sales of the kit will go to the Cancer Support Community.
The kit consists of a one month supply of:?Glacial Face Wash with Biospheric Complex 1 US fl oz?Arctic Face Mist with Biospheric Complex 1 US fl oz?The ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion with Biospheric Complex 0.5 US fl oz?Oxygen Infusion Night Cream with Biospheric Complex 0.5 US oz?Stress deprives skin of nutrients, moisture and oxygen. And when skin is starved, it’s less supple, drier, more prone to irritation, inflammation and premature aging. The Detox Kit gives stressed skin a fighting chance. These four products work in harmony to help heal exhausted, irritated and depleted skin so it emerges soft, clear, fresh and glowing. Price: $45.00. Available at www.skyniceland.com

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