The Strongest Pink — Shop To Support Breast Cancer Awareness
How often do our purchases serve a purpose beyond our own enjoyment and satisfaction? Well, October is the month to spend those Hamiltons, Jacksons, and Benjamins on beauty and fashion goodies that we desire but which also serve the greater good, helping to raise awareness about breast cancer and raising funds for organizations dedicated to researching possible cures, providing treatment and health screening services, and educating women about the illness. Below, check out some of this year’s BCA-themed products so you, too, can shop for the cause:
Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Rose Quartz, $60. Available at KendraScott.com
It’s the perfect time to invest in a pair of Kendra Scott’s most popular earring styles — the Danielle, pictured here, or the Elle — in a romantic rose quartz hue. Until October 31st, every time a customer purchases a pair of Kendra Scott Danielle or Kendra Scott Elle earrings in Rose Quartz, the company will donate 20% of the online proceeds to Susan G. Komen Austin. And that’s not all: with each purchase, Kendra Scott will donate a matching pair of earrings to a woman stricken with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.
eos Limited Edition Breast Cancer Awareness 2-Pack, $6.59. Available at EvolutionOfSmooth.com
Keep your pout moisturized and smooth with a shea butter- and vitamin E-packed eos Smooth Sphere lip balm and help fund breast cancer research by picking up this limited-edition lip balm two-pack. The inspiring pack, which is illustrated with pink ribbons and uplifting words like “Hope,” “Courage,” “Caring,” and “Believe,” houses two 95% organic and 100% natural lip balm spheres: one in the best-selling Strawberry Sorbet flavor and another in a limited edition Wildberry flavor. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each pack will benefit cancer research organizations like American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Madison Esmeralda Bootie in Pink, $49.95, and ShoeDazzle Longton Purse in Rose Smoke, $45.95. Available at ShoeDazzle.com
ShoeDazzle is blushing this October! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the e-tailer is offering a feminine, streamlined ankle bootie and an oversize, envelope-shaped handbag with a fold-over top flap — both in a pale, dusty rose hue — and vowing to donate 100% of the net proceeds from the items to Susan G. Komen Orange County. The Esmeralda Bootie in Pink features a pointy, almond-shaped toe, a thin stiletto heel, and a coquettish bow adornment along the side. Measuring 12.5″ in length, 9″ in height, and 3.5″ in width, the Longton in Rose Smoke, meanwhile, is fashioned out of faux leather and features a silver-toned chain strap and matching closure. Try wearing either the booties or the handbag with an ensemble incorporating camel and burgundy tones for a perfectly on-trend look.
Sonia Kashuk Proudly Pink 5-Piece Brush Set, $15.99. Available at Target.com
For nine years now, beauty mogul Sonia Kashuk has partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, designing limited-edition products with the goal of raising money for the organization. This year’s offering is the Proudly Pink Five-Piece Brush Set, which features five sleek makeup brushes with black handles stamped with the Kashuk Logo and the iconic pink ribbon symbol associated with breast cancer awareness, as well as bright pink metallic trim along the brush handles, right below the synthetic bristles. The travel-ready set includes a powder/blusher brush, a concealer brush, a small eyeshadow brush, a crease brush, and an angled eyeliner brush — all of which fit perfectly inside the accompanying black makeup case, which features a bright pink lining in keeping with the set’s color story. Fifteen percent of the purchase price of each set will benefit the BCRF. Herself a breast cancer survivor, Kashuk takes her commitment to the BCRF extremely seriously — so much so that, rather than limiting the partnership to the month of October, she’s vowed to make the Proudly Pink brush set year-round and, in turn, to continue donating a portion of the proceeds to BCRF as the months elapse.
Lisa Hoffman Rose Quartz Fragrance Necklace, $65. Available at LisaHoffmanBeauty.com
Smell delightful, add a bit of sparkle to your outfit, and help fight breast cancer by scooping up this limited edition Lisa Hoffman necklace, which features a round rose quartz stone next to Hoffman’s signature spherical, gold-toned filigree charm, which houses eco-friendly, spherical fragrance beads that diffuse a delicate aroma throughout the course of the day and last for months at a time. When purchasing this bauble, you can choose between the following fragrance bead scents: Tuscan Fig, French Clary Sage, Japanese Agarwood, Brazilian Begonia, Tunisian Neroli, Madagascar Orchid (my favorite thus far!), and Kerala Ashok. Through October 31st, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Rose Quartz Fragrance Necklace will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Rebecca Taylor BCA Double Georgette Off-Shoulder Top, $250. Available at RebeccaTaylor.com
Featuring an off-the-shoulder silhouette, a layered and delicately ruffled hemline, and elbow-length sleeves, this 100% silk blouse has a fluid and ethereal quality that makes it feel romantic and graceful. Half of the proceeds from the sale of this blush pink top will benefit the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for women grappling with triple negative breast cancer, for whom receptor-specific treatments tend to be ineffective.