Fergie’s Pink Hope

MyOwnJudge - Fergie FFANYOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness month. That wasn’t news, right?

What used to be a hard job to promote and to educate has now become well known facts. The gentlemen battling it out on the football field as I munch on chips and dip and yell at the screen have pink gloves, sneaker soles, and everything else their Reebok and the rest of the sponsors thought of, including items you can bring home (scrubs, ornaments, bracelets; you name it – NFL shop has it).

Other brands and stores are overcome with pinkmania in support of the cause. It can be deduced that mankind is quite fond of the breast!

If you have a hard time choosing where you can allocate your funds best for optimal use, look no further than Fergie’s partnership with FFANY.

QVC‘s FFANY Shoes on Sale event starts on October 15th 7-10pm ET (this coming Friday), with soles for the giving soul. All shoes’ proceeds will go 100% to leading hospitals and research organizations, but better yet for you – they will be half off their retail price as well.

Fergie‘s Hope shoe from her Fall 2010 collection will be joining the crowd of the shoes donated to QVC for the cause, and will be selling for $45 (half off the original selling price).

How will you be supporting the cause?

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Talk It Out Tuesday! Donate It!

We all know that this is the month of pink. I’ve posted previously about various companies that are partnering with research groups and fundraisers, such as Three Custom Color, PurpleLab, etc. But are you buying any of the items?

I like to participate in the walks by either sponsoring a participant, or participating myself (3 day Relay, Avon Walk, Race for the Cure, etc.) and raise money around the workplace for each time that I do. I also like to purchase the pins and bracelets that Payless sells for the cause each year, and just drop a dollar or two at fundraisers into the box. This year of course, I am looking at a plethora of items and am tempted to buy all.

But what about you? Are you buying anything?

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As October continues…

PhotobucketAt the last Bloggin’ Beauts meet up, Breast Cancer Awareness month came up in conversation and it was agreed that the month of October has turned into more of a marketing ploy. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate to the highest degree what many of our favorite companies are doing by partnering with research organizations and the like, but you have to be careful where you shop for the cause.

A lot of companies will divulge how much of a percentage of the proceeds from a product goes to the actual cause. It’s a bit of a shame when products that cost hundreds of dollars donate $1 or $2 to charity from each product. On the one hand, it is still a step into more research, but on the other it seems just a bit wasteful. But never fear, there are lots of companies that make products specifically that give all the proceeds from a product to research, or partner with non-profit organizations that have the best ratio of spending to research (as in salaries vs. research funds, etc.). Check out these links to see accredited and “graded” charities (not just cancer-related):

I will continue to post a group of promotional products at a time while the month is going along, because pink is a great color, and y’all should find a good cause and buy just one thing. Won’t hurt right?

PhotobucketHelp Smashbox support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This limited-edition lipstick ($22) in our best-selling babydoll pink shade is a beautiful way to give back. 40% of the proceeds benefit the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards, and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world.

The silky-smooth formula with Vitamin E and Tahitian Flower delivers non-stop hydration and soft shine for gorgeous, lasting color.

Limited-edition sleeve inspired by the Fashion for the Cure® benefit, which will feature the Diane von Furstenberg Cruise/Pre-Spring Collection 2009/2010.

Photobucket E.L.F.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in support of that e.l.f will donate 100% from the purchase of each Bubble Gum Pink Nail Polish ($1) and 50% from the purchase of each Pink Mini Makeup Collection ($15) ordered in the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide.

Three Custom Color Specialists
have a lip gloss that’s sure to show your appreciation for womankind and research alike.

This October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are proud to introduce Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss, an exclusive shade created to support Bright Pink, a national non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. 20% of sales generated by the purchase of Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss will be donated to support Bright Pink’s mission to help women proactively take control of their health via education, support and community development for those at risk. To learn more about this amazing charity, log on to www.bebrightpink.org.

Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss is a sheer carnation pink with a silver satin finish, designed to flatter all skin tones. As we never discontinue, we will proudly continue to donate a portion of the sales of Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss to Bright Pink for years to come.

Find out more about Susan G Komen’s Fashion for the Cure, and the Be Bright Pink organizations and campaigns in the respective links.

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October is the month of Pink!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, in case y’all haven’t realized just yet. This is a subject very close to my heart. While I was in high school, a friend started a school group that raised funds and awareness for cancer, and when I took over as president, for other causes as well.

Apart from being a female and wanting for everyone to have a chance for good health and survival, I know that the women in our lives are super duper important. John Mayer wrote a song called Daughters, where he sings about fathers and mothers being good to their daughters, because one day, they’ll be mothers too. Don’t get me wrong, I love men as well, but in an almost all female family, you start to get a little dizzy with the female power.

Please take a chance this month to speak to your doctor about check-ups and tests, or in the least do a self check on yourself. Remember to look beyond just your chest to check for abnormalities. You may think that looking for something is a bad omen because it’s as though you are inviting bad things to happen, but really, this is to better empower you to know when change happens, and to fix it quickly. Take a look at these sites for some more info: BreastCancer.org & the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. An educated woman is a healthier woman! A healthy & happy woman contributes to a happy & healthy family! Men – remember that you are not exempt from this and take care of yourself as well!

If you care to do a little helpful shopping this month though, there are various companies banding together with charities for the cause, so your money will always be well spent. Take a looksee through some of these, and let me know if you come across others that I forget to cover!

ChinaGlaze is out with a trio of pretty pinks called Care in Colour to help support the cause. Click over to Head2Toe Beauty for yours! I have ordered a set for myself, so stay tuned for swatches as well!

PhotobucketPhilosophy has Shower (gel) For The Cure (everybody has to shower… right?) benefiting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund

shower for the cure is philosophy’s pink ribbon shower gel – a creamy all-in-one formula that can be used as a shampoo, shower gel or bubble bath. this long-time philosophy favorite contains a touch of milk proteins and fruit essences to provide a delightful experience for your senses. shower for the cure represents the spirit of every woman and 100% of philosophy’s net proceeds from the sale of shower for the cure will be donated to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund. please note that this product is non-refundable. the memorable scent and poem on the pink ribbon shower gel was inspired by the unforgettable charity event, one of hollywood’s most beloved occasions which is held every spring and is chaired by Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw.

Photobucket Purple Lab (famously of Huge Lips, Skinny Hips) has a lip gloss that is SWAC (Sealed With A Cure).

A delicious shimmering Pale Pink with Gold Flecks! PurpleLab has partnered with The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation to create a special lip gloss, SWAC (“Sealed With a Cure”), of which some of the proceeds will go to the charity. The gloss has been designed to boost “beauty, health, and confidence” while raising money for breast cancer research.

The gloss is: haraben-free, has health boosting and immune system enhancing ingredients including Mangosteens Echinacea, scented with uplifting Vanilla, has real gold flecks, and enriched with anti-aging peptides!

Keep checking back here for more details on the best ways to support causes & your beauty counter as well! 🙂 But if y’all know something I don’t? You know what to do!