Tickled Pick — Fashion & Beauty Buys For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
There’s still one more week left in October, which means plenty of time to shop for makeup, skincare goodies, jewelry, accessories, and apparel that benefit non-profit organizations dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer awareness, researching the disease in hopes of discovering a cure, and providing support for women undergoing treatment.
Here are some not-to-miss BCA month buys:
Lauren Merkin Pink Studded “Diana” Clutch, $250. Available at LaurenMerkin.com
Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of this light fleshy pink version of Lauren Merkin’s Diana clutch, adorned with clear crystals and a silver-toned chain link strap, will be donated to the Young Survival Coalition during the month of October.
All-natural German skincare company Amala will be donating 10% of profits from its new Soothe collection to CancerCare throughout the months of October, November and December. The Soothe Moisturizing Cream (pictured above) features organic desert fig seed to hydrate and nourish skin, nopal leaf to reduce redness and calm any inflammations, and antioxidant-rich organic argan seed to strengthen the skin barrier.
During the month of October, 100% of the sales from the e.l.f Mineral Lip Gloss in Pageant Princess, a universally flattering, neutral pink shade, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The paraben- and preservative-free gloss is packed with hydrating, antioxidant-rich vitamin E and vitamin A to keep your pout looking supple and youthful, so it’s a purchase that will help you as much as it will help others!
Aerie Ella Lace Gel Push-Up Bra, $44.50, and Aerie Paige Cotton Stars Push-Up Bra, $34.50. Available at aerie.com
Between October 18th and October 31st, American Eagle Outfitters’ youthful lingerie line, aerie, will donate a portion of all its bra sales to Bright Pink, which provides educational resources to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Your purchase will give your ta-tas some support (in the literal sense) and, in turn, provide financial support for an organization benefiting all women’s ta-tas. It’s a whole other way to be bosom buddies!
Links of London’s friendship bracelets are as flirty as they are sleek, and this Pink Chord Bracelet is no exception, with its braided peony pink color and sterling silver disc-shaped charm, which is emblazoned with a pink ribbon. Through October, 15% of the proceeds of this bracelet will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Available at Clinique.com
The Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion will quench your skin’s thirst and leave it looking smooth and radiant. For the month of October, the lotion comes packaged with a collectible key ring featuring a pink enamel, heart-shaped charm with a ribbon shape along its center and a white Clinique “C” charm. The keyring is tucked around the lotion’s pump applicator, adding a flirty twist to the bottle. The best part: $10 from the purchase of every Clinique Dramatically Different lotion will help support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Arcona Magic Pink Ice, $38. Available at Arcona.com
In the spirit of BCA month, Arcona gave its delicious Magic White Ice gel moisturizer a makeover, giving it a lovely blush pink tint (and renaming it Magic Pink Ice). This lightweight, easily absorbed, cooling gel moisturizes with white cranberry complex and hyaluronic acid, clarifies with anti-microbial totara extract and grapefruit complex, and protects from free radicals with a complex of beta-carotene, vitamins B-5, C and E. During October, $2 from the sale of every Arcona Magic Pink Ice will be donated to Cancer And Careers, which focuses on providing resources to women diagnosed with cancer who are trying to fight the disease while continuing their daily work lives.
Made Her Think Breast Cancer Awareness Talon Necklace, $78. Available at Shopbop.com
This exotic, rose gold, carved talon pendant, measuring 1.75″ in length, is threaded through an 18″ long, urban-flavored, gold-plated, ball-chain necklace. Fifty percent of the proceeds from this Made Her Think necklace, available exclusively at Shopbop, will be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength.
Philosophy Shower for the Cure Shower Gel, $20 for 16 oz. Available at Philosophy.com
This shower gel smells like a frozen Orange Julius treat, with milky notes harmonizing with citrus-y tangerine notes. The Philosophy Shower for the Cure comes packaged in a white bottle with a subtle, pink ribbon motif. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the sale of this shower gel will benefit the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
Shery Shabani 7.5 ct Pink Sapphire Earrings on 14K gold and silver, $4,200, and 42” Triple Cluster Pink Sapphire Onyx Bead Necklace, $4,000. Visit SheryShabani.com for retailer info.
These jewelry designs from Sherry Shabani feature funky pink sapphire stones that fit in perfectly with the BCA theme of the month. Five percent of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Pink Ribbon Lip Design Collection, $25. Available at EsteeLauder.com
Not only has Estée Lauder donated $500,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but it has released a series of pink products that are meant to heighten awareness. One of the highlights this year is the Lip Design Collection, which features three lipsticks hand-picked by Evelyn Lauder: Pure Color Crystal
Lipstick in Tiramisu, Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick in Candy, and Pure Color Long-Lasting Lipstick Rubellite. The three shades come packaged in an elegant faux croc clutch with a gold trim along the flap.
It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In Product, $18. Visit itsa10haircare.com for retail locations.
This leave-in conditioner restores hair strength, smoothing frizz, detangling knots, and adding shine. For the month of October, It’s A 10 teamed up with breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate, releasing a limited-edition, punchy pink version of the It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-In product and donating a portion of the sales of this product to Applegate’s Right Acton for Women. Applegate’s foundation provides financial support for breast cancer screenings and educates women about how they can determine whether they’re at high risk for the disease.
Amanda Pearl Faceted Octagons Bracelet, $198. Available at AmandaPearl.com
This glamorous bracelet features faceted pink, purple and clear glass stones dangling from a gold plated rope chain for a cocktail-ready feel. And, if you buy this piece during the month of October, you’ll feel extra proud of your purchase, as 20% of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Aveda Pink Ribbon Hand Relief, $21. Available at Aveda.com
For the month of October, $4 from the sale of each tube of Aveda’s Pink Ribbon Hand Relief will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This softening hand lotion features licorice extract, meadowfoam seed oil, vitamin A and vitamin E to moisturize hands, increase elasticity, and diminsh fine lines and other visible aging signs.
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Pursuit, $6.99. Available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.
In addition to its annual Run/Walk for Women events, Revlon is finding new means through which to raise funds for women’s cancer research, education and support programs. To that end, 10% of the sales of its Pink Pursuit Super Lustrous Lipgloss will be donated to BCA causes. The moisturizing, high sheen lipgloss features SPF 15 protection and is packaged in a sleek tube with a pink ribbon motif so customers can easily identify the special BCA month shade.
Shoe Dazzle Beth booties. Available at ShoeDazzle.com
For the month of October, ShoeDazzle is offering three BCA-themed products, each named after a real-life woman who courageously battled breast cancer: the Beth Shoe, a magenta pink ankle boot with a flirty peep toe; the Hope bag, a hot pink clutch with swirling, zebra-like black stripes; and the Baila scarf-and-pin set, a white scarf with swirling black lines and a hot pink trim, which comes with a pink ribbon pin. Ten percent of the sales from each of these items will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Emily Elizabeth Jewelry Ribbon Studs, $40. Available at EmilyElizabethJewelry.com
Do you regularly perform breast exams at home? Jewelry designer Emily Elizabeth wants to make sure all women know how to do so, since it’s a key tool for early detection. To that end, she has pledged 40% of the proceeds from the sale of these ribbon-shaped stud earrings to Feel Your Boobies, which launches fun campaigns reminding young women to, well, feel their boobies.
Origins Sensory Therapy Peace of Mind, $10. Available at Origins.com
What multi-tasking women doesn’t need to decompress? The Origins Peace of Mind On-the-Spot relief allows you to relieve tension and clear your head via a lovely dose of aromatherapy — you simply apply to trouble areas like temples and the back of the neck and let the holistic healing begin. During October, Origins revamped the Peace of Mind’s packaging, offering it in a light pink shade in the name of breast cancer awareness. It’s a symbolic gesture that reflects the brand’s commitment to the cause: throughout the month of October, Origins will donate 35,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, regardless of the amount of BCA products purchased. Now that’s what we call support! Every Peace Counts.
Royal Velvet Think Pink Bath Robe, $39. Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond and BedBathAndBeyond.com
Are you in the market for a new bathrobe? Consider this pale pink, plush terry robe from Royal Velvet. Throughout the month of October, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this bathrobe will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Foot Works Overnight Treatment, $9. Available at Shop.Avon.com
Since launching its Breast Cancer Crusade effort in 1992, Avon has donated more than $640 million to various organizations providing access to breast cancer screenings and treatments. As usual, it’s offering a wide selection of products, including the Foot Works Overnight Treatment pictured here, and 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of this product (and all other BCC products) will be donated to the cause.