Good morning, girls. Hope you slept well. I wanted to touch base before running off to the Convention Center.
Each October (admittedly, more now than in past years), I get a few limited-edition breast cancer awareness (BCA) products for myself and to give as gifts to friends and family.
I’m amazed by how much Breast Cancer Awareness Month has changed over the past few years. Like almost everything else in our part of the world, the event’s been heavily commodified and commercialized, but I’m okay with that. If the sight of those little pink ribbons in every nook and cranny of our lives increases our awareness of the disease (even if we don’t always like the way some choose to use it), I think it benefits us all.
So here are four of my BCA favorites of the year. *LOVE* the Foot Petals heart-shaped pad…
Sonia Kashuk Bag Lady Cosmetic Case
How ’bout the print and dual zippers on this pretty pink makeup bag? It’s one of several items from Sonia Kashuk’s Shop Pink Do More collection from breast cancer survivor and beauty genius Sonia Kashuk.
Cute, right? It holds a ton of makeup, and 15% of the purchase price goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Where to buy: $12, check your local Target store
Papyrus Blank BCA Notecards
I first spied these cute blank notecards at Papyrus a few months ago.
The colors and designs always bring a smile to my face…
Each box comes with four different illustrations (20 cards total), with 10% of the price going toward The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and this is something they’re doing not just throughout October but year round.
Where to buy: $15, at Papyrus stores.
Foot Petals Rose Heart Tip Toes
In my favorite sandals these bad boys make me feel like I’ve been walking on air, and Foot Petals donates 10% of each sale to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Where to buy: $7, Footpetals.com
ghd Pink Set
This adorable, pretty-in-pink set comes with ghd styling iron (aka the hair god’s gift to frizzy-haired women everywhere), two hair clips, a pink brush and two matching bags (to help carry all of your hair styling essentials).
It’s awfully pricey at $255 but comes with so much stuff that it works out to be a pretty good deal — ghd stylers can run about $270 for the iron alone.
For each set sold, ghd will donate $15 to the Young Survival Coalition.
Where to buy: $255, at ghdhair.com.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,