The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway

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karen from makeup and beauty blog holding her october is breast cancer awareness sign

The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sign Project and Giveaway

WINNER: Drum roll please… Katie! Congratulations, you’re the winner of $400 in makeup from MAC and Chanel.


Hi, ladies. As many of you know, breast cancer has touched my family, as it has many of yours. It’s something I think about all year long, but especially when October rolls around.

For the past two years I’ve run donations for breast cancer charities, but this year I’d like us to try something different — an e-rally of sorts.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is about many things — remembering friends and family, promoting the importance of early detection, helping to raise funds for research and treatment, and standing in support of those affected by the disease.

That’s why I made the sign you see at the top of this post. It’s one easy way to say, “We’re all in this together, and I’m here with you.”

You’ll have many opportunities to give and show financial support on other sites and in stores this month, but this gesture’s simply about emotional support and the strength of solidarity.

Will you make your sign and stand with me?

Join me this Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking a picture of yourself with a sign like the one at the top of this post. You’ll also be entered to win a $400 prize package of goodies (20 products in all) from MAC and Chanel. Scroll down for the full deets…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Emotion ($30)
  • Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Nude ($30)
  • Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Perle ($30)
  • Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Brun ($30)
  • Chanel Le Crayon Sourcils Precision Brow Definer in Blond Clair ($28)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Faithfully Yours ($16)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go ($16)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Perpetual Flame ($16)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Prolong ($16)
  • MAC Dazzleglass in Phiff! ($18)
  • MAC Dazzleglass in She-Zam ($18)
  • MAC Dare to Wear Lipglass in Ban This! ($18)
  • MAC Dare to Wear Lipglass in Gimme That! ($18)
  • MAC Dare to Wear Lipglass in So Bad ($18)
  • MAC Dazzle Lipstick in Baby’s on Fire ($14.50)
  • MAC Dazzle Lipstick in Wham ($14.50)
  • MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Of Royalty ($14.50)
  • MAC Lustre Lipstick in Surprise Me ($14.50)
  • MAC Cremesheen Glass in Ever So Rich ($18)
  • MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner in Marked for Glamour ($17.50)

A 20-piece prize package, $400 in makeup

  • First, take a picture of yourself holding a sign (or ask a friend to take one of you) that reads, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”
  • Second, post your sign pic somewhere online — Facebook, Twitter, your own blog, a photo sharing site like flickr, etc. — or email it to me directly at
  • Third, leave a comment at the bottom of this post with either a link to your picture or a note to tell me that you sent it by email.

  • The deadline to enter is Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.
  • Entrants must have a valid email address to win.
  • A maximum of one entry per person; entries must include a picture (linked or emailed) and a corresponding comment left at the bottom of this post.
  • Giveaway is open to individuals of any country who have reached the age of majority according to their local laws (18 in the United States with these exceptions: Alabama and Nebraska, 19; Mississippi, 21).
  • I will choose the winner at random (1 winner) from all of the entries received by the deadline on October 31.
  • Your entry picture must remain online and visible for a minimum of 48 hours after the deadline.
  • All entries become the property of Makeup and Beauty Blog (specifically Tabs) and will not be returned; they may also be republished in this or a future post on the blog.
  • The winner will be announced here within 48 hours of the deadline.
  • If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within three (3) days, an alternate winner will be selected at random again.
  • Void where prohibited by law.

Chanel Lipsticks

Chanel Mascara

Chanel Blond Clair

MAC Pro Longwear Lipsticks

MAC Dazzleglass

MAC Dare to Wear Lipglass

MAC Dazzle Cremesheen Lustre Lipsticks

MAC Cremesheen Glass

MAC Superslick Liquid Eyeliner

Good luck!
I can’t wait to see your picture, mrrow!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


WINNER: Drum roll please… Katie! Congratulations, you’re the winner of $400 in makeup from MAC and Chanel.


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  1. Amee says:

    I will be very happy to stand with you for this program.. but is it open for international member.. as i stay in india.. πŸ™‚
    pls let me kno
    Amee recently posted … My Haul

    • Karen says:

      Awesome, Amee. πŸ™‚

      Yup, it’s open to international readers. All you gotta do is snap a pic of yourself holding a piece of paper that says, “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and email it to me, like with a camera phone, at Or use Twitter or Flickr or something and just leave a comment with a link.

      Plus, if you do it, not only are you showing your support for the cause, but you’ll have a pretty good chance of winning a fairly huge makeup haul.

  2. Amee says:

    Very great job you doing sweet heart…
    Love you.
    Amee recently posted … My Haul

    • Karen says:

      Hi, again, Amee. Don’t forget to also send your pic, okay? You’re not entered until you also link to or email a copy of a sign like the one at the top of the post.

      G’night, or good day. Uh… what time is it over there in India right now?

  3. Jen says:

    Oh, Karen… You’re kind of amazing.

  4. Caroline says:

    People die of cancer, all cancers, all the time. not just breast cancer. we should not support any forms of cancer and raise awareness of them? It makes no more pain of losing a mother to breast cancer than to lose than dad in lekumi. Think about it!

    • Caroline says:

      It should sa: “We we should support any forms of cancer and raise awareness of them!”. Google translet πŸ˜‰ haha

    • Karen says:

      Of course we should, Caroline, and I would be happy to accept a sign that reads that way as a valid entry in this giveaway. πŸ™‚

      As to your larger point, though, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with dedicating this month to breast cancer. In no way does our acknowledgment of one disease diminish the suffering caused by other ailments. Lo, if we only had more than 12 months to honor them all.

      I feel for anyone who’s lost someone to anything tragic, be it suicide, accidental death, disease, violence and war, drug abuse — to anything. Loss is a terrible, tragic thing no matter what the cause — but I see great value in honoring the millions of people around the world impacted by this particular disease, and frankly it hits home for me because of my family’s personal connection to the disease.

      And I also believe that the goodwill and benefits of increased awareness and financial support raised throughout this month extend beyond the issue of breast cancer alone.

      Sleep well, and please know that I do hear where you’re coming from, Caroline. Take care, and I hope you decide to post again soon.

  5. Yanna says:

    This is such a beautiful sign. It has also touched my family, my grandma and godmother both died of breast cancer. Since this happened I go to the doctor every year for a checkup, since I have a lot of risk to get it too.
    Anyway, this post just made my day and made me realize I definitely should do something to support all those women out there.
    You may be expecting a picture of me very soon!

    Appreciate the work you’re doing

    Grtz from Belgium


    • Karen says:

      Hi Yanna,

      I’m keeping me eyes peeled for your picture, and it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Even a pic emailed ( from a phone with a sign scribbled on plain paper works.

      Have a good weekend, and thank you for participating.

  6. Brenda says:

    Great action … you’ve got mail!

  7. Emily says:

    I hope your mother in law is doing better. Last year we lost my aunt to her second round with breast cancer during the holiday’s.

    Thank you for raising awareness. Often it takes loosing someone to really appreciate people who are joining together and fighting for a cause.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Emily,

      I think you’re very right. I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I don’t mean to sound selfish by talking about my situation, but I worry about my mum-in-law’s cancer recurring (my own mom also had a different cancer many years ago). I think about it all the time, and I know she does too. It’s a curse that hangs over every survivor’s head forever. Every ache or pain, they wonder if it’s the cancer returning because sometimes it does. What a horrible thing.

      Take care, Em. Big hug from me and kitty hugs from Tabs.

      • Emily says:

        You didn’t come off selfish at all. I’m sorry if my sentences came out sounding a little rude; I had just gotten up and word were not doing the forming of the sentences very well yet.

        I can’t imagine what it’s like to have something like that hanging over your head. It takes a very strong person to be able to live with that day in and day out.

  8. Niki says:

    Hi Karen,
    This has touched my family too! My mom is struggling with her second round of it as a matter of fact. I have a series of “pink” posts lined up but yesterday I did an article about her – which doesn’t show up for some reason on comment luv, but if you’d like to have a look at it!
    I’m kind of doing a little round up of bloggers who are posting for BCA and I’ll put your link there as well.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Niki,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your mom having to go through it again. After seeing how hard the treatment and emotional turmoil of it was for my mum-in-law, it would be hard to imagine having to do it again. But I know it happens a lot, recurrence.

      I wish I could reach across the Web and give you and your mom a big hug right now. Try to stay positive, and reach out to me if you ever need someone to talk to.

      What a wonderful post

  9. Alison says:

    I think this is a lovely idea and it’s good to keep an issue like breast cancer at the forefront of our minds. If this post reminds just one person to check themselves then it’s fantastic (It reminded me too, I don’t do it as often as I should!).

    My cousin was diagnosed when she was just 22 yrs old she had a mastectomy and re-construct from her stomach (she was chuffed she got a boob job and a tummy tuck at the same time! She handled the whole thing so amazingly well) she just got her 5 year all clear a couple of months back and is now undergoing tests to see if her ovaries have got through the chemo unscathed. I think she will be looking to start a family asap when she gets the a-okay.

    I agree with your reply to Caroline (above) that it would be easier if there were more than 12 months in the year to support every single worthy cause, I am personally a supporter of Kidney Research UK (as well as Cancer charities and our local Lifeboats and Air Ambulance) because I suffered with renal failure at 18 months old and had my right kidney removed at the age of 9. I am 100% healthy now but without the donations the research would not be possible and I may not be here to tell the tale.

    Anyway, I’m currently trying to think up what I do for Breast Cancer piece and will e-mail it to you before the end of the month.

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Alison. On behalf of everyone who will benefit from your generosity, I thank you because I know from my own family experience how important that generosity is. My mum-in-law has benefited from the research being done into cancer treatments. Both the kind of chemo she received and some of the other treatments were very cutting edge and had only become available within months of her diagnoses.

      The support REALLY matters. It’s not just something trendy to say/do, that so-and-so supports an issue. These kinds of things really do matter to real people. Thank you!

  10. julie says:

    Karen, you look amazing on your picture! I love your and and your makeup! xxx

  11. Tekoa says:

    Breast cancer does not run in my family. I am thankful for that. What I find most interesting is that men can get breast cancer. Spread the word! *ponders about the give away*

    I am now married! The week leading up to the wedding was the worst in my life. I felt diffuse fear, panic, shaking and vomiting. I have social anxiety disorder and anticipation before the event was overwhelming. I saw a doctor before the wedding and was perscribed vallium. After that I calmed down and was able to completely enjoy the wedding. I share this story so that other brides will know that weddings can cause unexpected emotions. Sometimes the experience can be unpleasant. I envy brides that sail through the marriage process without anxiety!

    • Karen says:

      Yeah, but congratulations, Tekoa! You’re married. πŸ™‚ All of that anxiety and stress — and I DO remember how stressful it can be — it all paid off. CONGRATULATIONS! I did just about all of the planning for my wedding myself, and exhausting doesn’t come remotely close to describing the ordeal.

      • Tekoa says:

        I looked at El Hubby and said “We are never getting married again.” Then I told my brother that the courtroom was totally the way to go. Happiest Day of My Life? HA!

        *grumbles* Fine. It was worth it.

  12. emily says:

    I just sent mine in! I know too many people who havve battled or have a family member that battled cancer. My friend’s mother died 5 years ago from stomach cancer and it’s been really for her. Thank you for supporting the cause!

    • Karen says:

      You, too, Emily! I really like your sign, BTW.

      There haven’t been many entries yet, so your odds of winning the big prize are VERY good for now. Good luck!

  13. Appu says:

    This is awesome Karen! The e-rally is a beautiful idea.I’ll be sending my entry soon! Enjoy the weekend πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … Cant stop lovin Milani Minerals Powder Blushes

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Appu! How are you doing this weekend? What’s the weather like out there? It’s starting to cool down here as we move into fall.

      I’m keeping my eyes out for your entry. Talk soon.

  14. Nina says:

    Awesome promo, awesome pic of you and awesome pic of Tabs! πŸ™‚

  15. celine says:

    you’re awesome!
    but if got a question; i’m 14 years, but can I also enter this amazing contest?
    (ofcourse im having my mums permission)

    xoxo celine

    • Karen says:

      Hi, celine. No, you’re awesome! It depends on the laws of the country you live in. Are you considered an adult where you live? If not, then (sorry), nope. You wouldn’t be able to enter, but you could always ask your mom to enter for you (make sure you ask very nicely). πŸ™‚

  16. Andrea says:

    Hi Karen!! i think this is soo sweet what you are doing and i wish you the best. also, non-related to this topic, i have 2 questions.

    1) can you PLLLLEEEEEAAAASSSEEEE make a few of your contests for People of ALLL ages, cuz i am only 14 but i really want to enter ur contests!!!
    2) could you do a makeup collection post of better yet, a video?

    Thankss!! please resspond!!!
    love ya!! Andrea

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Andrea. Sorry, kiddo, but you have to be whatÒ€ℒs referred to as the age of majority in your state/country to enter most contests and giveaways. That means the law has to consider you an adult.

      If itÒ€ℒs any consolation, youÒ€ℒll be an adult before you know it, and then youÒ€ℒll wish you were a kid again! πŸ™‚

      IÒ€ℒve got some new videos planned. What collections did you have in mind?

      I hope youÒ€ℒre having fun this weekend. Tabs says hi.

      • Andrea says:

        All right πŸ™ yea, i get told that alot. I porobably will but, at least i will be able to enter contests

        I meant to type “or” instead of “of”. Like how you store your own personal makeup nad tips and tricks, beacuase my storage now just isnt cutting it!!! πŸ™‚

        Tell Tabs I said hi too πŸ™‚

  17. jen. says:

    Awww. I love this idea! Breast cancer awareness hits close to home for me too- my great-grandma, grandma, grandpa (!), and a few aunts have had it. I think I’ll do a photo and post it on my fb profile for the month (and I will totally steal your idea come April when it’s Autism Awareness Month, which is my other big cause).

    • Karen says:

      Gosh, Jen. It’s really hit your family hard. That’s how diabetes is in my husband’s family. Half of the family has it.

      Include a comment with a link to your fb profile once you post your sign pic, and I’ll enter you in the giveaway, okay? Hope you’re having a great night.

  18. natalie says:

    beautiful giveaway! a good friend’s mom was just recently diagnosed with cancer that is now spreading to her heart… so if I win, I will be donating the haul to her so she can wear it on her wedding day. we are all hoping that her mom makes it so she can see her daughter walk down the aisle!!

  19. Lucie says:

    Wish I could participate in this-but I’m under eighteen. No way I could have my mother submit my entry, I suppose?

    My father’s gf was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks ago-I always thought of it as a disease that couldn’t affect my family, but my eyes have been opened. Everyone is fair game. No one should take risks like not getting a yearly breast check up. There’s just no reason not to, and it could save your life.

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Lucie! Your mother can definitely submit the entry, but then she should be in the picture. As long as she is in the picture holding the sign, it would constitute a valid entry (but you can also be in the frame with her). πŸ™‚

  20. Daisy says:

    Do we have to show our face?

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Daisy. Hmm… Yes, I think that showing your face makes the gesture of support more poignant.

      I change my mind, Daisy. No, you don’t have to show your face in your entry. I’d like it if you did, but you don’t have to in order to enter. Have a good night! πŸ™‚

  21. lo says:

    I love this idea so much! As soon as I make a cute little sign, I’ll send it your way πŸ™‚ I think this is so brilliant!

  22. Solangel says:

    Beautiful idea πŸ™‚

  23. ShanaT says:

    Hi Karen! I love this idea! My Great Grandmother, Grandma and Aunt all had breast cancer. I’m only 30 but I get checked every 6 months just to be safe! Thank you for supporting the cause, it means a lot!! I’ll send my pic by email!

  24. pia says:

    hi Karen,

    thank you so much for this campaign.
    i was diagnosed with cancer too and still it seems that people cant really cope with someone having this illness.
    we need so many more posts and actions like urs, thank you, your lovely.
    i sent u a picture :-).

    • Karen says:

      Hi pia,

      Thank you for stopping by. I’ll check for your entry right now. I hope your treatment is going well. I agree with you about people (many but not all) not being able to cope with folks who have cancer, and I think it applies to other ailments as well. Guess there are many reasons why, but I think sometimes people just don’t know how to comfort people who are sad or sick, and we get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget how or even when we should empathize. I know I’m guilty of it sometimes, too.

      Hope you’re having a good weekend so far. Tabs says hi.

  25. inaya says:

    proud of you karen!

  26. Anna says:

    What a wonderful contest idea, I’ll totally join this πŸ™‚
    Anna recently posted … ch 16- Quick update

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Anna. I’ll keep an eye out for your entry in my email. Be sure to use the same email address you used for your comment here, or come back and leave another comment. At the end of the giveaway, I’ll go through the list and identify the ones tied to actual entries.

      Have a good one today. πŸ™‚

  27. Felicia says:

    That is sooo sweet. Amazing. You are such a kind person, and you have the best blog in the entire world, i mean it – love it so muuuch.
    Anyway, i mailed you!

    • Karen says:

      Hi, Felicia. Thank you for saying that, but I definitely DO NOT have the best blog in the entire world. Not by a long stretch. Maybe the best blog in my subdivision here in Novato, but maybe not even that, LOL!

      • Felicia says:

        You so have. When im down i just look trow your blogposts! You make me laugh and smile πŸ™‚ You are such a sweet person, i really mean it. It is nice when a person is so happy.

  28. MissHikerGirl says:

    Karen, do you know where I can buy those pink Breast Cancer Awareness bracelets? Thank you!

  29. Michelle says:

    Hi Karen
    Thank you for doing this post in support of Breast Cancer Awareness! Here is my link to my picture with my poster:
    I never met my grandmother (my mom’s mom) because she passed away from Breast Cancer before I was born. I also have an aunt and a cousin on my mom’s side who are survivors. This cause is very important to me!

  30. saku says:

    What a great and sweet idea. This also hit close to home for me.

  31. emma says:

    here’s mine!!! i wanna support the cause, this is a great idea karen

  32. Stef says:

    Good for you for doing this Karen! We’ll be sure to share it in our weekly wrap up!

  33. Neela says:

    Great idea!

    Sent an email with pictures! Not as creative as I could be, I miss all the neat art supplies my mother owns.

    Cat picture included, for added cuteness

  34. Amber says:

    Mine is in this post:

    Last night I made a Halloween cake, and I was going to write the magic phrase in icing, but it was kind of a disaster so we just ate it. πŸ˜€
    Amber recently posted … Graffiti safari

  35. Anna says:

    Hi Karen,
    this is a great idea. I hope that many people will join and show their support. I did:) Sent you an email with my picture
    Have a nice day

  36. MAUI says:

    This is an awesome idea (& it aint bad to win some prizes either, heh). I’ve known people who have breast cancer and also knew some who died from it. I’m ALL FOR THIS!

    btw, YOU GOT MAIL πŸ™‚

  37. Kerry says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve e-mailed you my picture!!

  38. Rachel says:

    I just sent you an email. πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing this contest. You’re the best. πŸ™‚

  39. Emma says:

    Hi Karen,

    I sent you an email with my entry and Rooster’s copy-catting for you to take a look at. I hope that you receive it.

    Emma x

  40. Antje says:

    Hi Karen!

    I have taken a million and one pictures this morning, and I just picked my favourite and sent it over. Hope you like it!

    Antje xoxo

  41. Ronja says:

    Ill be sending my photo later , but i posted link to this post on my blog . i hope people see that and show that they know about breast cancer and do care . My family had throught this too .

    You are a strong woman and im thankfull for pointing at this huge problem . Blessings to you and the ones you love .

  42. Rachelle Ragel says:

    Tomorrow i’ll take a photo with my sign and will send it to you πŸ™‚

  43. jen says:

    Karen, my pic is on the sidebar of my blog (click it to go to Susan G Komen’s site), where it will stay all month. I’ll also probably post something later today with a bigger version and a link to your blog.
    Great idea. You rock. (duh)


  44. Katie says:

    I sent my picture via e-mail!

  45. phuongk says:

    Hi Karen,
    I just sent you my picture via email.

  46. Luci says:

    Emailing you my sign photo! πŸ˜€

  47. Dhini says:

    What a super giveaway
    I would love to make it a picture then send to you
    Dhini recently posted … EOTD – Dusty Rose

  48. Deborah says:

    I love your blog!! I lost my grandmother to breast cancer 20 years ago. What a great way to honor her and inform people about “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” You are awesome.
    I sent in my photo and have it as my facebook profile pic.

    Thank you for doing this. xoxo

  49. Katie Coleman says:

    Hi Karen! Love your blog! I sent you my photo even though I can’t figure out how to turn it the right way since it was taken on my webcam :0(

    I’m a breast cancer survivor at the age of 32!! Never ever take your life for granted, and always take time to stop and smell the roses. I can’t begin to explain all of the emotional and physical scars that cancer has left me with, but I am lucky enough to have an amazing family and some really great friends that got me through it.

    Ladies: Take 1 minute of your busy lives every month to do your self breast exams, they saved my life and they can save yours. Report anything suspicious to your doc, even if you think it’s nothing!!

    Gentlemen: Remind your girlfriend, wives, sisters, mothers and any other females in your circle to do the above if you enjoy their company!!

    I come from a long line of survivors (my grandmother, 2 aunts and my mother) and I’m hoping that we can find a cure soon so we can break the cycle before my daughter grows up <3

  50. Aileen says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for doing this. It’s really important. I’ve posted my picture on my facebook page. Good luck to your family. -Aileen

  51. Lindsay says:

    Longtime lurker, finally de-lurking because this seems like such a fun way to show support! I’ve never commented before but I love to read the comments here- there’s such a great sense of community. I e-mailed my photo today!

  52. Jaeie says:


  53. Alice says:

    I emailed you a picture of me holding my sign!
    I dedicated the sign I made to my mom, who I lost to cancer (not only breast, but several other kinds as well) just a few months ago.

    • Karen says:

      Oh, Alice, my heart and prayers go out to you. Right now my eyes are closed, and I’m reaching across the Internet and giving you the biggest hug imaginable. Tabs is here, too, and he’s giving you kitty hugs.

  54. Amy says:

    i emailed you a pic. πŸ™‚
    my grandma survived it twice and i’m proud! πŸ˜€
    Γ’β„’Β₯ thanks for this.
    i’m not in the pic. cause i’m not allowed πŸ™‚

  55. marisol says:

    Emailed… I hope a lot of people contribute. It’s a great cause.
    marisol recently posted … Russia Yep- I was there

  56. Felicia says:

    Hey Karen! I just wanna asl, did you get my pic? Its really not to be…. what do you say… annoying. I just wanted to be sure πŸ™‚

  57. Vonvon says:

    Did a pink post today….shall be doing my sign soon…..
    Vonvon recently posted … Pink Dedication &amp Pink Get Well Wishes Pink Events and My Pink Beauty Collection

  58. Steph says:

    I posted my picture here ( and replied it to you via twitter. πŸ™‚
    Steph recently posted … New hair and trying something different on the eyes

  59. Chrissy says:

    Hi Karen!!
    I just sent my email with the pic attached.

  60. Anna says:

    Alright, finally sent my pic ^^
    Anna recently posted … ch 16- Quick update

  61. Sabrina says:

    Hi Karen…..God Bless you and all the other wonderful people who are doing their bit towards the cause for breast cancer. I am subscribed to your blog and am totally addicted for the past 2 or 3 months. I am emailing you my pic right now, and please consider this as an entry for the awesome giveaway. I think I will faint if I receive this fantabulastic giveaway…I’m a total make-up addict. I live in India. I want to thank you for the wonderful job you are doing on your blog….really lovely articles and photos. Take care and best wishes.

  62. AnieJ says:

    Finally got around to e-mailing my picture, unfortunately my cat, Snowy was unavailable for photo-taking! Oh well! And I also wanted to say that I really like this project/giveaway/challenge because…well, the cause is great, and I’m excited that I made the sign, win or win without new makeup!!!


  63. Raven says:

    Hey karen!

    Just sent my picture. This is a genius idea for a contest, I’m sure you’ve gotten a lot of people to be more aware of how breast cancer can effect those around us. So thank you so much, again!

  64. Dhini says:

    mine is below

    and I have also send to you…hoop that you have received it

  65. Randi says:

    This is so rad. Im emailing my pic right now!

  66. Julia says:

    I sent you my picture! Hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

    This post means a lot to me!

    Julia recently posted … Awareness for mental health

  67. Debbie says:

    I emailed you my picture! πŸ™‚

  68. Carla says:

    Hi Karen, i sent my entry photo to your e-mail that was provided in the “Rules Section” of this post. Thanks so much & have a great one! =)

  69. Nina says:

    Hello Karen!

    I hope youre having a great day and Tabs isnt being too much of a diva πŸ™‚

    I sent my photo to your email.


  70. Rae says:

    Hey, Karen! Sending you my image now πŸ™‚
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  71. Jenny says:

    I sent you an email!!!! I hope you like the pics I sent!!

  72. Tara says:

    You’ve got mail. πŸ™‚ Awesome idea, I hope someone who needs to see these pics will.

  73. Sara says:

    I posted it on my random tumblr account! I love this whole concept. All this girl power is great!
    Here’s the link:

    Sorry it’s so long!

  74. Ashley says:

    I finally made my sign.. I made a couple actually but this one is by far the best.

  75. Alithea says:

    Hi Karen, I just happened to stumble across your blog when I was doing a search on the diorskin sculpt lifting smoothing concealer and saw this post. I actually volunteer with City of Hope who do a walk for hope every year. I think this is a great way to show support and was wondering if you’ll be posting all the entry pictures on one page somewhere? I’d love to see all the signs people sent in… I’ll be adding mine to the bunch a.s.a.p. πŸ™‚ Thanks again!

  76. Vonvon says:

    Hi Karen,

    I posted my sign.

    I have always supported this cause since my days in the Uni as a med student. And my aunt was just diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, and just had her op to remove the lump and lymph nodes last week.

    Early detection is very important!
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  77. Phung Lentz says:

    Hi Karen, I just sent you my picture for this drawing. Thanks!

  78. Shannon says:

    Hi Karen,

    I hope you got my entry I emailed you this past Monday. It was of my pups and my sign. They are much cuter than me πŸ™‚ what a great idea and are posting all of these somewhere? I’d love to see all the entries!

  79. Tukta says:

    H Karen,

    I’m glad to know that this give away is open for International readers as well.

    And I am one of them to show the support from Thailand

    I just sent you an e-mail with my photo. Please check

    Thank you very much.

    Kultida (Tukta)

  80. evie says:

    I sent my email…
    My family has been touched by cancer (not breast cancer). My lovely grandmother, who worked in the fields in Mexico until her death, died of cancer. I can relate to all the women and men who have lost a family member. Find support in your family and friends, strength in numbers.
    Love and Strength,

  81. Erin says:

    Love this cause! And this blog! I sent my entry to your email. Thanks for doing what you do.

  82. Imogen says:

    Just emailed you my picture! As with most people, I have been touched by breast cancer through my friends and family. I check my breasts at least every month and would encourage everyone to do the same. I found the following link very useful when I realised that I had no idea what to check for!

    I had a lot of fun making my sign, I did it all using make-up – highlighter, lipgloss, tinted primer, concealer, lipstick and eyeliner – and took the picture without wearing any!

    Good luck everyone, the winner will be a very lucky girl!

  83. Arianne says:

    I’m so happy to see so many people sending in their signs! Mine is sending by email right now. πŸ™‚
    Arianne recently posted … MAC Hello Kitty Stately Black FOTD- Smoky Eyes with a Fresh Twist

  84. Jessica Choi says:

    Hey Karen! I sent my pic to your email ^^
    Thank you!! <3

  85. snoopysteph says:

    I’m so glad you posted a reminder to comment in here after we’ve submitted our photo! I emailed you my link last week. πŸ™‚

  86. Anina says:

    Hi, Karen!

    I’ll be emailing it to you also, but you can see it on my blog,

    Thank you so much!

  87. Mona says:

    I sent my picture too

  88. Pam says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just sent you an email.
    Great blog and i hope there is a cure someday.


  89. Andrasescu Camelia says:

    Hi Karen,
    I emailed you a picture of me holding my sign!
    Thank you

  90. Nika says:

    Hi Karen!

    This is so amazing of you! Already sent my sign to your email. πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  91. Katie says:

    I just sent you an email with my contest photo!
    Katie recently posted … October Favorites!

  92. Adeline Sede says:


    Just to let you know I am an advocate for breas cancer and I have posted my picture on facebook. I will also send you a mail, I love breast cancer project. I have started an African online magazine and my fanpage on facebook is all about breast cancer and cancer in general this October. I will send you a detail email with what we want to achieve wtih cnacer advocacy

    I am in the UK but you can check out my fan page on facebook on!/pages/FabAfriq-Magazine/105365379509133

    my online magazine website is

    My picture is linked to the adress below

  93. Annette says:

    Hi Karen, I just emailed you my pic. πŸ™‚

  94. Tamara says:

    Hi Karen! Reading your blog always brightens my day. I think you’re lovely and it’s so great of you to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. Thank you!

  95. Hello Karen,
    Hope this week is treating you well. πŸ™‚

    I posted a photo here:

    and will be emailing you as well.

    Thank you.

    Best Regards,

  96. Monik says:

    Hi Karen! Very nice giveaway and cause! πŸ™‚
    I already my picture to your email. But, in case you didn’t receive my email, I post it to my blog.
    I post it here.

  97. Linley Shea says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve sent you my entry via email! (:
    Linley Shea recently posted … DIY- Empty Frame Collage

  98. Sarah B. says:

    I just emailed my pic to you! This contest is such a wonderful idea!

  99. Glosslizard says:

    E-mailing my picture today! πŸ™‚

    I found out recently that my friend’s mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time… this is for you, Todd’s mom!

  100. Appu says:

    Hi Karen,

    I just e-mailed you my entry! πŸ™‚
    Appu recently posted … Bare Minerals Lipgloss in Cupcake

  101. mcclain says:

    cool, original idea for entries! i had fun making my sign. i e-mailed it to you πŸ™‚

  102. Holly G says:

    Hi Karen!

    I just e-mailed you my picture! Finally got around to taking it! πŸ™‚

  103. Antonia says:

    Hello, Karen!
    I just e-mailed you my picture! Thank you!
    Antonia recently posted … I may not be a large dog- but I am a very long one!

  104. Janet says:

    Hi Karen,

    I e-mailed you my picture πŸ™‚ Hope you, Tabs, and El Hub have a great weekend and a happy Halloween.

  105. Ruchita says:

    Hi Karen,

    Emailed you my pic today. Thanks and have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

  106. Liza says:

    Hiya — sent my picture in. Thanks so much.

  107. Kobi says:

    Hi Karen

    I sent my photo via email.
    so thankfull that you are spreading awareness i was glad to help i also posted it to my twitter =)

  108. Hi Darling Karen,

    the whole month ive been wanting to do this but i didnt have the guts.. will tel u in my email why. My mother had breast cancer and has had a horrible time after the operation so its been so hard emotionally for me to see what my mum has gone thru… finally i mustered the courage to send this to u. will email you the pic.

    love love love love ur blog…. lots of love…
    Carol the Make up connoisseur πŸ˜‰

  109. Chris says:

    I entered it in…hope you accept almost late comers!
    Chris recently posted … More of Summer Delights

  110. Hi Karen,

    I’ve emailed you my entry πŸ™‚ I hope you received it safe and sound!
    Stephanie/Yukaeshi recently posted … 10-10-10!

  111. Advah says:

    Emailing my entry now πŸ™‚

  112. Daniela says:

    Hi Karen,

    i just sent you my picture via email…….i also posted it on Facebook! Here’s the link:

  113. Katja says:

    Hi, I just sent you my entry via email :).

  114. Jessica says:

    Hi Karen, I’m sending you my entry via email. Thanks for hosting this. My cousin recently got diagnosed with breast CA so like many others this month is special to us. = facebook link. thanks.

  115. Alice says:

    Hi,, I’ve sent my entry e-mail πŸ™‚

  116. Heya says:

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for everthing! What a good idea. I’m sending you my pic via email!

  117. Grace says:

    Hi Karen! I just emailed you my sign. Thanks for this opportunity to show our support for this great cause!

  118. Diana says:

    Hi Karen, I just e-mailed you my entry!

  119. Tracy says:

    Hey Karen,
    I finally came up with a sign and my true feelings. Just emailed my pic to you.
    Tracy recently posted … Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Rouge Noir is The WORST Mascara Ive ever tried

  120. Shanda says:

    Hi Karen, here is a link to my picture on my blog. This is a great contest and I loved seeing everyone’s signs… Breast Cancer has also hit my family. In a matter of 3 years, two of my Aunts, and my Mom got it. It was a long journey, but they made it, and are all very healthy.

  121. Ashley says:

    i know it’s last minute but i’m sending a sign! any support for a great cause!
    Ashley recently posted … twashley- i cant focus on fantasia talking about killing herself because she looks like cousin skeeter

  122. I posted a picture of myself and my nephew on my blog. This was a such a great idea and a great promotion for breast cancer awareness. Love the blog!!!

  123. EmilyL says:

    Hi Karen I just sent my picture via email!
    EmilyL recently posted … China Glaze Long Kiss

  124. Candice says:

    Hi Karen! I emailed you my picture for the Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Thank you so much for your generosity and heart.
    Candice recently posted … The one who only ate yellow things and raspberries

  125. Joy P. says:

    Hi Karen! Just emailed you my entry. Thanks!

  126. Joy P. says:

    I forgot to tell you in my email that they’re brothers except for Bochog. Teddy is Bochog’s father… See how both of them were frowning while the others were smiling. LOL

  127. Soo says:

    thanks for having this giveaway! my entry should be just on time. πŸ™‚

  128. Ester yeh says:

    Hey! I sent you my entry via email! Both my bf and I did one since men can also get breast cancer!

  129. Ester yeh says:

    Here it is on my facebook.. I hope you can see it! Sorry, everything is so slow on my phone!!

  130. Lisa says:

    hi karen! I sent my e-mail yesterday but I just saw that my comment didn’t get through. Am I still entered?

  131. Congratulations Katie. I’m happy to see a cancer survivor got Karen’s give away. <3 much love!!

  132. Katie Coleman says:

    OMG!! Karen!! Thank you soooo much! I’m so excited that I won!!! I never win anything!! I’m speechless! I’m also very honored to have participated in such a wonderful event for raising awareness!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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