Category Archives: BCA 2009

Pink! Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

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October is winding down, but there’s still one week left to check out some of the special Breast Cancer Awareness beauty products available. Today, we’re showing you another limited-edition offering from Clinique – the iconic Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, available in a jumbo-sized (6.7 oz!) bottle featuring a pink ribbon and “C” charm.

Did you know that one bottle of this lotion is sold every five seconds? I’m pretty sure that at some point in our lives, we’ve all used this product. It was one of my first makeup purchases as a teenager – I used the three-step system from aged 13-16!  And actually, my husband is a big fan of this moisturizer still. He’s got little bottles of this stashed all over the place – his dop kit, nighstand, briefcase, etc.

This bottle can be found on Clinique.com, and $10 from every lotion sold in October will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Pink! Bumble & Bumble Classic Hairspray

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Confession: I love aerosol hairsprays. I know they do emit some pretty effective greenhouse gases into the ozone and that they may not always have Mother Earth’s best interests in mind, but I still love them.  The green in me has an internal struggle like this nearly every day!

Helping me get over that is Bumble and Bumble, who will donate $1.00 from every can of Classic Hairspray sold on their Web site and in their two NYC salons this month (and last!) to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray is good stuff. That aerosol gets the job done – adding sheen to your hair and smoothing flyaways. It also can be brushed out pretty easily without messing up your do. And it smells great!

It’s a splurge – but it does come in two sizes, $12 for 4oz. and $21 for 10oz. I don’t require a ton of hair spray, so a can lasts me a long time. And lessens my impact on the environment…right?

Pink! Clinique Lipgloss Keychain

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Clinique introduced a few new products in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of which is the Lipgloss Key Chain, featuring three mini shades of the Long Last Glosswear SPF 15: Air Kiss, Kissyfit and Whisper.

I am a huge fan of the Long Last Glosswear – it lives up to its name. This is a very smooth gloss that goes on a little heavier, which helps with the staying power. I like the consistency, but not everyone does.

This is a really cute product – one I would absolutely give to all of my nieces (age 13, 7 and 6!) I can just picture them toting this around clipped onto their purses. And they totally would, they are girly girls and love when their auntie gets them makeup.

Clinique will donate $10 per Lipgloss Key Chain purchased in October to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Pink! Estee Lauder Lip Design Collection

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Each year, Estée Lauder puts out some of the best Breast Cancer Awareness month product sets. It’s a cause very close to their hearts and I always look forward to seeing what they’re going to do.

This year we have two limited-edition sets to admire – of which Estée Lauder will donate $500,000 in sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Isn’t that incredible?

Now onto the lippies. First up: the Evelyn Lauder Lip Set. Handpicked by Evelyn herself, this includes Pure Color Lipstick in Bois de Rose, High Gloss in Blush and Artist’s Lip Pencil in Spice Writer.

Next we have the Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set, handpicked by the actress herself, which includes Pure Color Lipstick in Elizabeth Pink, High Gloss in Pink Lady and Artist’s Lip Pencil in Pink Writer. Both sets are packaged in a pink fabric, mirrored lipstick case and available at all Estée Lauder counters and online at www.esteelauder.com.

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These are a fantastic deal at $22 each! Seriously, I die for High Gloss.  And invoking Rachel Zoe’s catchphrases…

I think both of these sets are gorgeous, but I love my pinky-pinks, so I’d opt for the Elizabeth Hurley set. What about you? What’s your pink preference?

Pink! Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection

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Bobbi Brown is also getting in the Pink spirit this month with her Pink Ribbon Collection. This year’s limited edition lip set has an all-new exclusive shade of the line’s Creamy Lip Color in Blush Pink and a limited-edition Pink Crystal Glitter Lip Balm with a pink ribbon logo on the Glitter Lip Balm compact. Bobbi Brown will be donating  $35,000 in connection with the North American sales of Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Pink! Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Palette

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Prescriptives introduced a beautiful Pink Ribbon Palette for Cheeks and Eyes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  It features four eye colors and two cheek colors all bundled in an adorable pink compact.

We think the Pink Ribbon Palette would make a great gift – or present for yourself!  It’s so girly! And this one’s bittersweet, given that Prescriptives will cease production next year.

Prescriptives will donate $20,000 from sales of this product to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. You can find it online or at Prescriptives counters for $48.

Pink! Tarte Think Pink Natural Collection

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Speaking of Tarte, this month they will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of products from their Think Pink Natural Collection to the Young Survival Coalition, a support network for women under 40 living with breast cancer. Products in this collection include some of my favorite Tarte products like Lock and Roll Creaseless Cream and Powder Shadow Duo and Rise and Shine Natural Lip Stain and Gloss. You can find all of the products in this collection here.

Need a few more suggestions? I’ve tried Enbrightenmint BriteSmile Whitener and Tarte Lipgloss and like it a lot and I’ve been meaning to pick up their MultiplEYE Natural Lash Enhancer for a little while now, my lashes could definitely use some enhancement.

Pink! Julie Hewett Rosie Cheekie andBijou Lipstick in Lulu

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This month Julie Hewett has 2 pink products with proceeds going towards breast cancer research. Julie Hewett Los Angeles will 25% of proceeds from the sales of their Rosie Cheekie and Bijou Lipstick in Lulu to the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation during the month of October.

A Cheekie is a great multi-tasker, it’s a cream blush and lip color in one. The pink shade for this month is Rosie and it’s a sheer vibrant raspberry that gives skin and lips a fresh, healthy glow. As for the lipstick, Lulu is part of the Bijou Collection which was inspired by actresses with full lips. Lulu is a sheer shade that can be worn alone or layered with other shades.

Have you tried Julie Hewett’s line? I am so intrigued by this line. I think I’m going to spend my weekend checking out the few local places that carry it. :)

Pink! Aveda Hand Relief Hand Cream

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My friend Jennifer loves Aveda’s Hand Relief Hand Cream but I didn’t start using it until about a month ago. I can’t believe I waited this long to try it! When your job involves as much paperwork as mine does, a good hand cream is not just a suggestion, it’s a must.

Aveda’s Hand Relief is has been saving my hands lately. It has a simple fresh scent that doesn’t linger around, it’s there when you work the product in and moments later it’s gone. This is big plus for me at work. Finding a scent that doesn’t make the manly construction industry types at the day job say “why does it smell like diapers in here” can be tricky. This actually happened one day and the scent in question was Persian Lime Blossom & Mimosa from a Slatkin hand cream. The formula is so rich that it immediately softens my skin and keeps it that way through a few hand washings.

This month the limited-edition Hand Relief is specially packaged with a pink ribbon design and actually features 19% more product. Also, Aveda will donate $4 from each sale of the Breast Cancer Awareness Hand Relief to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to fund environmental research to help find a cure.