It's that time of the year again. The month where beauty brands participate in an amazing cause which I hold close to my heart: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness and these are most commonly seen during the month of October. Breast cancer effects millions of women worldwide, and each year many companies come forward to financially help aid the aim of finding a cure through research. In Australia the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) aims to completely eliminate breast cancer deaths by 2030. This is an extremely positive aim and I ask that every woman does two things this month:
1) Donate to NBCF or purchase one of the endorsed products below where a portion of proceeds are given to NBCF.
2) Give yourself a breast examination or see your GP for one. Prevention is the best cure.
Here are some of our favourite 2012 participating products:
Leading styling brand ghd is proud to announce its continued support for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) with the launch of its new limited edition ghd Pink Cherry Blossom Styler, of which $20 from every sale will be donated to the NBCF. For this special limited edition, the professional’s favourite styling tool - the ghd Gold Classic Styler, has been transformed with striking hot pink plates, metallic accents and encased in a beautiful cherry blossom patterned carry case for ghd’s prettiest Styler to date.
This is the sixth year that Palmer's have partnered up with the NCBF in the hope of curing breast cancer. Palmer's will be selling specially marked pink ribbon bottles for the entire month of October. 30c from every specially marked bottle will be donated to NBCF.
Bio Sculpture Nails are also partnering up with NBCF for their sixth consecutive year to raise funds to find a cure. Each year, Bio Sculpture donates proceeds from the sale of products from its pink range to help promote and support Breast Cancer Awareness month. In 2012 Bio Sculpture has
chosen to add one of the brand’s most popular pinks, #108 Grapefruit Cocktail, to the pink collection. It will be available from all Bio Sculpture stockists nationally.
Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection 2012 ($70.00)
Much loved cosmetics brand Bobbi Brown will be participating in the 2012 month of Pink Ribbon with this too cute for words limited edition Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer (swoon!) which is embossed with the signature logo, and a Mini Face Blender Brush with a pink handle. Bobbi Brown will donate 20% from every sale of this set to The National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia. Available on counter from 1st October 2012.
Palm Beach Collection Ruby Grapefruit Candle ($37.95)
Australian lifestyle label, Palm beach Collection is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October. To coincide with the event, Palm Beach Collection have released a stunning limited edition candle scent in Ruby Grapefruit. Palm Beach Collection are donating 30% of proceeds from the sale to the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation. The traditional blue and white stripe box has been replaced with pink and white.
To purchase this online, click here.
Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths CampaignHave you heard of Beautiful Lengths? This campaign has made sound waves internationally. This wonderful awareness campaign inspires women to grow, cut and donate their hair to be turned into real-hair wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. This year Australia introduces its own Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign and is now calling on women across the country to get involved and pledge their ponytails.
In partnership with the charity Look Good…Feel Better, a free national community service program dedicated to teaching cancer patients techniques to help restore their appearance during chemotherapy and radiotherapy, Pantene will fund the creation of real-hair wigs by helping women grow beautiful hair to donate to the program. Kicking off in Sydney on Monday 12th November, National Donate Your Hair Week will see hair donation events taking place across the country with women pledging their hair to the Beautiful Lengths cause. These wigs will be distributed across Australia at no cost to cancer patients. To discover more visit: www.beautifullengths.com.au.
ModelCo Super Tan ($39.00) and ModelCo Lash Wand ($35.00)
In 2012 ModelCo are also contributing to the cause and we are so excited! Best-selling product Turbo Lash Wand has had a makeover and heats and curls lashes to perfection. This year ModelCo has revolutionised tanning once again by launching their darkest tan yet: Super Tan. For every online purchase of Super Tan 180ml or Turbo Lash Wand during the month of October, $1.00 from every sale will be donated to the McGrath Foundation in support of National Breast Cancer Foundation Month. For a super natural tan and luscious curly lashes, head to www.modelco.com.au.
OPI 2012 Pink of Hearts Nail Lacquers ($24.95)
A proud Gold Partner of the NBCF, OPI announces the launch of its seventh annual limited edition Pink of Heart lacquers for 2012. This year OPI has doubled its support by featuring 2 shades of pink in a duo Pink of Hearts pack: the classic pastel musk pink I Think in Pink, combined with a sequinned sparkling lacquer You Glitter Be Good to Me. This duo pack is designed to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research where 100% of profits generated being donated to the NBCF. Each bottle of nail lacquer has a special pink-ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness.
Dr. LeWinn’s Limited Edition McGrath Pink Hand and Nail Cream ($9.95)
Leading anti-ageing skincare brand, Dr. LeWinn’s, is proud to be partnering again with the McGrath Foundation. After last year’s successful partnership, Dr. LeWinn’s will once again be offering a full sized Dr. LeWinn’s Limited Edition McGrath Pink Hand and Nail Cream for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This hand cream will be sold at a special price of just $9.95 (it usually retails for $19.95). 50c from every sale will be donated to the McGrath Foundation.
Estee Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum ($168)
This year Estée Lauder is honouring the life and legacy of Evelyn H. Lauder, BCA Campaign Founder and Pink Ribbon Co-Creator. With this, in honour of October 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a limited edition Pink Ribbon Key Chain has been added to the NEW Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum.This wonderful serum helps correct, prevent and repair the look of serious lines and wrinkles with exceptional speed. With Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum lines and wrinkles are instantly plumped.
The 2012 charm contains a touch of blue to represent that approximately 1% of all breast cancer cases that are diagnosed in men. With every purchase made of the limited edition bottle during the month of October, Estée Lauder will donate $20 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise much needed funds to maintain Breast Cancer Awareness and ultimately help find a cure for breast cancer.
Do you support Breast Cancer Awareness Month?