Pretty in Pink: Make a Difference with OPI Bubble Bath

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Two women I love — my mother-in-law and my good friend Mary Anne — are breast cancer survivors (click here for info on performing monthly breast self-exams), and I know that many of you have also been touched by cancer in one way or another.


With their Nail Lacquer in Bubble Bath ($7), OPI is trying to help women cope with changes in their appearance that can result from cancer treatment. Part of every sale goes toward Look Good…Feel Better, a national public service program with more than 50,000 participants each year.

Easy-to-wear color


Part of OPI’s Soft Shades Collection, Bubble Bath hides chips well, which is one reason I like it a lot. It applies as a non-streaky pale pink and dries quickly to a shiny finish.

Because it hides chips so well, I think it makes a great low-maintenance shade if you’re rough on your fingertips like I am (lots of typing).

Boosting self-esteem

Through the Look Good…Feel Better program women are able to take free workshops on makeup application, dealing with hair loss and taking care of nails both during and after cancer treatment.

Where to buy

Over 10,000 salons and beauty retailers nationwide will be selling OPI Bubble Bath this July and August, so look for displays featuring OPI Bubble Bath and information about Look Good…Feel Better. πŸ™‚


Every bottle helps

OPI will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of every bottle of Bubble Bath Nail Lacquer, with a minimum contribution of $25,000.

I like the idea of something as seemingly insignificant as a little bottle of nail polish making a positive difference in someone else’s life.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. The fabulous Christina over at Dishiness has chosen to donate her hair in honor of Farrah Fawcett. The decision is between two worthy groups, Locks of Love or Pantene Beautiful Lengths, that make wigs for cancer patients. If you’ve ever donated your hair before or know of someone who has, please let Christina know.


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So far, 18 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Hi Karen,

    I am so glad you posted something, I am DYING of boredom at work and I just sucked up every last word you wrote!

    Bubble Bath is a really pretty color and it’s for a great cause! I don’t own it and just might pick up a bottle soon.

    Pet Tabs tum tum for me, I miss my kittehs right now!
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… OPI Spain Collection for Fall 2009 – Part I =-.

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Vampy Varnish,

    LOL! I remember those days in my cube… waiting for the time to tick, tick, tick by.

    I gave Tabs a big tummy rub and a hug for you. He says hi.

    Did you work out today? I’m prolly going to dance class tonight.

  3. bomi says:

    hey karen,

    my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and i know how much physical and emotional pain she had and still has to go through.
    not just breast cancer, but to all the cancer survivors and fighters out there: fight on!!!

    thanks karen for this, i was going to go pick up some makeup for one of my girlfriend’s birthday thats coming up.
    i’ll get her one, and one for each of my special ladies.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Bomi,

      I’m glad to hear that your grandmother is still fighting on. πŸ™‚

      I hope that you and your girls will love this color!

      How’s your Monday been?

  4. Sejal says:

    What a great post! I love it when products used to raise money are actually good products! It means more buying and more contributing! =)
    .-= Sejal’s last blog post… Ole Henriksen Truth Serum =-.

  5. Marmar says:

    Wonderful idea! It’s the little things like this that really end up counting in the long run. As much as I’d love to donate my frilly locks, my hair is so, so short ;___; But I’ll be sure to grab a couple- who doesn’t love supporting a great cause AND having fab nails while you’re at it. πŸ˜‰
    .-= Marmar’s last blog post… why I (heart) Girls Generation =-.

  6. Rachel says:

    I love pale pink polishes, and I love that a portion goes to a great cause. That is very cool that Christina is doing that.

  7. Caitlin says:

    Breast cancer runs in my family and my dad has had several bouts of skin cancer as well. I’ll have to go hunt for this. In the mean time, OPI’s Sand in my Suit is a fabulous summer color you might want to try if you haven’t already. BTW – Loving the Korres primer! Thanks so much for the recommendation! Even in this NorCal heat I look dewy, instead of oily!

  8. I totally MEANT to work out but my tummy was really icky all morning and that was the only time I had to do it. Booo, excuses, excuses. There’s always tomorrow! πŸ™‚
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… OPI Spain Collection for Fall 2009 – Part I =-.

  9. Alison says:

    It’s great that big companies help to raise awareness by donating money from a product. Bubblebath is one of my favourite shades and knowing the proceeds are going to such a worthy cause makes it even better. My cousin was just 22 when she was diagnosed and she’s now fighting fit, I always try to support breast cancer charities when I can.

  10. Christina says:

    Thanks for mentioning the donation, Karen!

    Absolutely love the nail color, and even more excited that some of the money will go to Look Good, Feel Better. It’s a fabulous organization that I always dreamed of working for. I’m going shopping tomorrow, it seems. πŸ˜‰
    .-= Christina’s last blog post… Guess Who This Is! =-.

  11. Tiffany says:

    Hi Karen!
    Oooh, I need to try to find this polish. I love sheer shades like that. I already have OPI Pink of Hearts, which benefited Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  12. Catherine says:

    This is something I can really stand behind. My grandmother loved nail polish while she was still alive and I bet she would have loved this shade. She died ~11 years ago of liver cancer.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… FOTD – Fresh Purple and Pink (3 days in a row!) =-.

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