Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pretty in Pink Products

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Every October I do this segment that showcases pretty pink products that all give back to battle breast cancer.  Read on to see what cool beauty products and other items are available that makes great holiday gifts and give back at the same time.

*philosophy hope in a jar original formula moisturizer for all skin types -- $5 of every jar sold is given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  $38 and sold at Ulta and ulta.com.

*philosophy shower for the cure shampoo, bath & shower gel – 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of each bottle of this great stuff goes directly to the entertainment industry foundation (EIF) women’s cancer research fund.  $20 and available only at Ulta and philosophy.com.

*Limited Edition Express Ion Curl XL Style for a Cause Paul Mitchell Curling Iron –This pretty pink curling iron has an extra-large 1 ½” aluminum barrel that heats up to 400°F and features the Paul Mitchell Express Ion Complex—a blend of silicone and ceramics—to heat hair quickly and gently from the inside out for lush, frizz-free curls. Available September/October 2011 only in professional salons and Paul Mitchell Schools; visit www.paulmitchell.com for locations. Price of tools varies by salon.  A portion of the proceeds from this iron will benefit the American Cancer Society in their continued effort to fight cancer and save lives.

*Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press Thermal Protection Spray – This Style for a Cause beauty aid builds a weightless barrier between fragile strands of hair and hot tools.  It is multi-purpose resists humidity and shields hair from damage while also providing flexible hold for styling.  Proceeds also benefits American Cancer Society.

*Jane Iredale Roses & Lollipops Lip Duo - For the first year, Jane Iredale will dedicate 100% of proceeds from sales on the new Roses & Lollipops lip duo to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer. This lip duo features two new and universally flattering shades housed in a petite, portable key chain locket. The locket features two best-selling products in two new shades: PureMoist LipColour (in Roses) – a pigment-rich, creamy lipstick that hydrates and soothes the lips with jojoba and grape seed extract; and PureGloss for Lips (in Lollipops) – a sheer, petroleum-free gloss made with green tea leaf extract. Roses & Lollipops will be available September 2011 for $30 at shop.janeiredale.com.

*Kodak EasyShare c1530 Camera - a one-of-a-kind camera bundle from Kodak that features a slim camera case, 4GB memory card and wrist strap with pink ribbons. Kodak supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation with $4 out of every purchase of the camera donated to the charity to help fight breast cancer.  $99.99 at major
retailers and Kodak.com.

*Bosley Professional Strength Volumizing & Thickening Nourishing Leave-In -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Bosley Professional Strength Haircare has created a limited-edition version of their Volumizing & Thickening Nourishing Leave-In. A portion of this product’s proceeds will be donated to the Beauty Bus Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for home bound, terminally or chronically ill individuals and their primary caregivers with free in-home beauty treatments. The Beauty Bus Foundation will earmark these dollars for services for individuals affected by breast cancer and their caregivers.

*L.A. Looks Absolute Styling Polish Perfect Anti-Frizz Shine Gel -- L.A. Looks will donate $75,000 in proceeds from select products to the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization. Four of their most popular gels will be available in a special bonus size bottle for just $2.99.

*Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Collection of baby toys --  With all kinds of baby items for sale that give back to breast cancer research, the Bright Starts line is the perfect present to give to a new Mom and her baby this holiday season.

*Yummie Tummie Lavonne Bustless Slip – Yummie Tummie Skins by Heather Thomson intimates shaping collection is the modern choice for fashion shape wear and this month Yummie Tummie is donation 30% of proceeds from the sale of the Lavonne Bustless Slip to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. $78 at yummielife.com

*H&M Lingerie Collection -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, H&M has produced a special 8-piece lingerie collection to help benefit Making Strides Foundation in stores October 10th, 2011. 25% of proceeds from the collection will benefit the American Cancer Society to help in the fight against breast cancer.  H&M Special Edition Lingerie Collection – prices range from $4.95 - $19.95 at H&M stores.

*Tommy Hilfilger Watch -- During October, Tommy Hilfiger is donating 30% of all pink merchandise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to $15,000. BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.  Tommy Hilfiger Watch - $135, Rosegold, available at Tommy.com

*Tommy Hilfilger Signature Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet -- During October, Tommy Hilfiger will also donate 30% of all pink merchandise to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to $15,000.  Signature Stainless Steel Bangle in Pink Enamel - $100 available at Tommy.com.

* Carolee Pearl Bracelets - One is multi-color glass pearl (white, pink, pewter) that retails for $35 (with $5 of each sale going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation) and the other is freshwater white pearl that retails for $75 (with $10 going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation). Both sets have charms inscribed with the words Love, Happiness, and Hope. $35, $75 at Bloomingdales & Carolee.com.

*Iman Cosmetics Afterglow Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder -- Iman Cosmetics is promoting their Afterglow Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder for BCA month. IMAN will donate $1 for every IMAN Afterglow Sheer Bronzing Powder purchased during the month of October. These proceeds will be going to The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) which promotes policies, programs, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of all cancers, including breast cancer, among racial and ethnic minorities and medically under served populations in the US. This is an organization IMAN Cosmetics consumers can relate to and aligns perfectly with IMAN Cosmetics commitment to multicultural women.  - $16 at Target and Walmart

*Alterna Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue -- In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alterna is launching a special-edition Caviar Overnight Hair Rescue in a 1oz. travel size and donating 5% of net proceeds from every bottle sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Ideal for those with damaged or color-treated hair in need of repair or a luxurious nighttime reparative treatment.   $15 at Beauty.com and high-end boutiques and salons worldwide.

So there you have it!  A wide assortment of products and great gift ideas that give back to fight breast cancer.  Shop and support this effort.  And remember to check my website at managedmoms.com for more beauty news, recipes, pet pics and more.