Want To Support BCA Month Beautifully? Try A New Beauty Product!

During October, I love that we can purchase amazing beauty items while giving to an amazing cause — breast cancer awareness.

Below are a couple of amazing products that make you look and feel gorgeous and give back:

Michael Todd Beauty PINK bundle SoniCLEAR Elite and SonicBLEND
Michael Todd Beauty PINK bundle SoniCLEAR Elite and SonicBLEND

Michael Todd Beauty PINK bundle SoniCLEAR Elite and SonicBLEND ($248 USD) –10% of gross sales from this product will be donated to NBCF, an organization providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.


Soniclear Elite Includes:

•    1 Soniclear Elite™ Device
•    1 Charging Cradle
•    1 Charging Cord
•    1 Antimicrobial Facial Brush Head
•    1 Antimicrobial Body Brush Head

Dermatologist recommended, Soniclear sonic cleansing brushes start noticeably improving the look and feel of the complexion after just the first use! Quickly and easily helps to remove makeup, dirt and oil and is 10X better than cleansing with hands alone. World’s first antimicrobial protected sonic skin cleansing brush that guards against 99.9% of bacteria that can form on brushes between use so the brushes stay cleanser and fresher longer.

SonicBLEND Includes:

•    Cordless, rechargeable sonic brush handle
•    Antimicrobial makeup brush head
•    USB Charging Cable
•    User guide
•    1 year warranty

SonicBLEND is the first of its kind makeup brush that applies makeup at sonic speeds up to 200 times per second and has built in protection against microbial contamination so the brush stays cleaner, fresher longer.

Intended for comfort and control the ergonomically designed SonicBLEND uses gentle sonic movements to easily sweep on foundation without leaving lines or streaks.

Creates better coverage too so you use less makeup. And, SonicBLEND can help improve the overall healthy look of your complexion by minimizing the possibility of clogging pores as well as irritation from rubbing and stretching the skin which can occur with traditional makeup application.

Purchase at http://www.michaeltoddbeauty.com


GLOW For A Cause BODY BUTTER ($16 for 2.5 oz) —  Luxuriously rich body butter with nature’s best moisturizing oils of coconut, jojoba, sunflower and vitamin E, hydrates and protects the skin while leaving behind a sexy and lasting scent. Paraben Free.  Phthalate Free.  Cruelty Free.  Gluten Free.  Made in the USA.

I have this in inspireA decidedly young and uplifting scent with a vibrant blend of florals and a dash of sunny citrus.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GLOW for a cause is offering 25% off their site for the month of October!

Purchase at http://www.glowforacause.com.

Have you purchased any products that give to Breast Cancer Awareness this month?  Leave a comment and let me know!



Great Products To Show Your Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There are so many great products out for 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  I have compiled a small list of products that are fab in their own right, but coupled with this worthy cause, are better — and pinker — this month!

You can’t go wrong with any of these:

Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition
Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition

Marc Jacobs Daisy Hot Pink Edition ($79, 1.7 FL OZ) — $3 from each sale up to $50,000 will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The notes of this pretty fragrance are:

Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods.

Available now at retailers nationwide.

ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition
ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition

ck one shine lipstick breast cancer awareness limited edition ($16 USD) — This moisturizing lipstick is a fun, bright pink.  $1 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Available at Ulta stores and http://www.ulta.com

Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment
Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment

Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment ($68) helps promote collagen synthesis around the lip area. The luxurious balm works to repair rough, chapped lips while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. Lips are left feeling smooth and moisturized.

This October, Sensai by Kanebo will donate 15% of their Total Lip Treatment sales to The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®.

Available at Bergdorf Goodman.


Mally Best Days Kit
Mally Your Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit

As a mother, daughter, and woman, Mally Roncal, Celebrity Makeup Artist and President / Founder of Mally Beauty has been personally touched by breast cancer. To stand with other women who hold this cause close to their hearts, Mally is offering an uplifting seven piece collection, the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit.

With each purchase, a donation will be made to the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation’s breast cancer fundraising efforts (FFCF). FFCF leads the industry’s fundraising efforts for innovative breast cancer research and provides grants to the nation’s most distinguished breast cancer research hospitals and foundations.

Housed in a beautiful tote that reads “your best days are ahead” the Brightest Days Are Ahead Kit holds:

§  NEW Perfect Skin Illuminating Refiner with a brush and sponge

§  Perfect Prep Under Eye Brightener in Lighter

§  NEW Luxury Lipstick in Pilar Pink

§  Evercolor Shadow Stick in Empowering Lilac

§  Evercolor Starlight Eyeliner in Fearless Brown

§  Mally Inspirational Bag: To remind you, wherever you are, that “Your Best Days are Ahead”

The Mally Beauty Brightest Days Ahead Limited-Edition Kit retails for $59.98 (MSRP: $140.00) during the month of October.

Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush
Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush

Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush ($14 USD) To commemorate their commitment to the fight against Breast Cancer, JDB proudly introduces the limited edition version of their best-selling detangler, The 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Wet Brush.

This brush not only combats tangles, but also helps support the battle against Breast Cancer. Take comfort in knowing that every purchase goes towards supporting lifesaving research, providing valuable services to breast cancer sufferers, and creating awareness around this surmountable obstacle.

Dedicated to supporting charities, JDB’s unwavering commitment to various Breast Cancer Awareness programs shows the company’s continued pledge to help bring hope into the lives of so many people.

25% of JDB’s total profits will go towards Breast Cancer research.

Availability: TheWetBrush.com


Julep BCA Judith
Julep BCA Judith

This October Julep will release “Edith” ($14 USD) created in honor of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The nail color is a pretty cherry blossom pink crème with holographic glitter.

Available at www.julep.com

Enjoy the month and giving for a great cause!


Treat Mom to a New Scent For Mother’s Day

Here is a trio of new fragrances that would be perfect to give mom for Mother’s Day. They are all light and fruity and are gorgeous for warmer weather: 

CLEAN Limited-EditionSummer Escape Eau de Parfum ($49.00 USD): — Enjoy a sensory experience inspired by the relaxed freedom of sun-kissed skin, cloudless sky and endless sea; Summer Escape envelops the body in layers of fresh, citrusy notes (Mandarin Orange, Summer Peony, Orange Flower, Driftwood, Coconut Water) to transport you to the beach in an instant. CLEAN products are available at Sephora stores and www.cleanperfume.com

Beyoncé Heat Rush ($59 for 3.4 fl oz.: Department stores nationwide) — Beyoncé Heat Rush instantly captures attention with sparkling top notes of passion fruit, blood orange and Brazilian cherry. The heart of the fragrance embodies a delicate floral bouquet and is built upon a carefully blended combination of Yellow Tiger Orchid, Mango Blossom and Orange Hibiscus. Subtle and alluring, the unforgettable base engages with hints of teak wood, honey amber and a musk accord that is inspired by the sunsets in Brazil.

Komen for The Cure Promise Me fragrance infuses the essence of Komen’s promise to end breast cancer into a scent that truly benefits and brings hope to those suffering from the disease. Developed by Drom fragrances and famed perfumer Jean Claude Delville, Promise Me speaks to strong, courageous women who live life to the fullest. The sophisticated floriental opens with a fresh burst of mandarin, bergamot, and blood orange. Its feminine heart evokes softness and beauty with pink peony, wild orchid, and rosewood. The scent lingers on white patchouli and musk for a warm, sensual finish. Designed by Chad Lavigne and housed in an elegant glass vessel with interior floral motif, Promise Me is a stunning display item and gift.

Eau de Parfum 100 ml $59.00 (Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Boscov’s, Sephora in JC Penney and HSN.Com) Eau de Toilette 100ml $29.99 (promisemefragrance.com,) Eau de Toilette 30ml $19.99 (promisemefragrance.com.)

Support Breast Cancer Awareness With The Sephora BCA Collection

Celebrate a fab Breast Cancer Awareness month by treating yourself or a loved one to one of the following products from the Sephora BCA collection. Plus, Sephora will donate $1 from the sale of this product to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime. For more information, visit http://www.bcrfcure.org.

BCA Pink Eyelash Curler ($16.00 USD) — Get a pretty wink from a curler that’s pink. This eyelash curler is engineered and tailor-made exclusively for Sephora. Its 29 parts fit together meticulously to deliver a professional feel and the ultimate curl. The high quality, stainless steel frame comes to a head at the mushroom-shaped curling mechanism. This shape, and the non-slip silicone lash pads that cover it, grip without pinching, delivering an accurate, beautiful, and long-lasting curl.

Makeup Palette To Go – BCA Edition ($15.00 USD, $50 Value) — Show off your commitment to a cure for breast cancer with this limited edition variety of colors from the Sephora Collection. This pink-hued compact is small enough to go anywhere and big enough to hold a range of beautiful shades. Gorgeous colors like shimmery pink, rich violet, and cool gray fill this versatile palette. Hot colors can be played down during the day or pumped up for an eye-catching evening look. Four glosses and one blush slide neatly into separate compartments on opposite sides of the compact.

This set contains:
– Eight eye shadows
– Four lip glosses
– Blush

BCA Pop-Up Brush ($8.00 USD) — It’s a hairbrush for your purse—and a good cause. Sephora’s well-known popup travel brush is available for a limited time in a pretty pink color with a ribbon signifying support for breast cancer awareness. It folds shut into a compact size, perfect for your purse or travel. Open to reveal the brush and mirror.

To purchase these products visit www.sephora.com. Enjoy!

Shear Genius Winner Anthony Morrison’s New Hair Care Product Line

Anthony Morrison Products

“My intention has always been to provide ease, balance, grace and style to my clients. My weightless moisture collection does just that. I am achieving a life-long goal and it is an amazing feeling. To be able to give back to the people who matter most—my clients— and to provide products that speak specifically to their needs is tremendously exciting for me.”  

– Anthony Morrison  

Anthony Morrison is a celebrity hair stylist, winner of Bravo’s Shear Genius and hair makeover artist on TLC’s 10 Years Younger. He loves transforming client’s hair into something beautiful and has recently created a line of hair care products to make your hair moisturized without wearing your hair down!  

The products in the line are:   

HYDRAcleanse — a sulfate-free, color-safe moisturizing shampoo that gently cleanses and deeply conditions hair.   

HYDRAnourish — a daily conditioner that delivers the extra moisture everybody needs without making hair flat.   

HYDRAlock — a nourishing shine serum that locks in moisture and fabulous shine.   

HYDRAboost — a lightweight spray that provides hair with amazing volume and shine that lasts all day.   

HYDRAtame — a blow dry cream that helps anybody struggling with unruly or frizzy hair to keep their locks in line.   

HYDRAsmooth — a thermal protecting crème that smoothes while protecting and leaves your hair exceptionally frizz-free, soft and shiny.  

HYDRArestore — a deep conditioning masque that doesn’t leave you with a heavy head of hair.  

What I think: The shampoo and conditioner are very thick and I was worried that my thin hair might get weighed down or greasy. Instead, after showering my hair was soft and bouncy! I use these two products about every other day when I shampoo my hair plus the HYDRArestore once or twice a week for deep conditioning.  

The other products are fantastic, too! I especially like the HYDRAboost, I spray it on my roots first and then all over for lift and hold and I use the HYDRAtame and  HYDRAsmooth before I blow dry or straighten my hair. The scent of all of the products is very soft and pretty, but does not overpower my perfume.   

Visit www.AnthonyMorrisonhaircare.com to learn more about these products. Anthony is also launching his collection on ShopNBC and ShopNBC.com for two appearances:  
Pacific Time:  7pm & 8pm
Mountain Time: 8m & 9pm
Central Time: 9pm & 10pm
Eastern Time: 10pm & 11pm

Pink Venus Embrace — Get Closer to the Cause

Pink Venus Embrace
Pink Venus Embrace

Gillette has released a new pink Venus Embrace ($9.99 – $11.99) to help women “Get Closer to the Cause” of eradicating the spread of breast cancer. Every three minutes in the U.S., a woman is diagnosed with this devastating disease, so together with eight other Procter & Gamble® (P&G) brands, Venus has joined the fight to find the cure. 

I have tried — and I love — the Venus Embrace. I love that Procter & Gamble is donating to this extremely important cause. The Pink Venus Embrace comes with a breast self-exam “how-to” booklet.  According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, self-exams should be performed monthly (around the same time the average woman changes her razor blade). So, it’s a good idea to work them into your shaving routine; conveniently before or after shaving your underarms.

The shaver itself comes with these great features:

— A shaving surface that adjusts to the natural contours and curves of a woman’s body. This allows the blade cartridge to sit flatter on the skin for a closer shave. 

—  A Protective Ribbon of Moisture fully surrounds the shaving surface for a smooth glide.  

—  A Soft Grip handle that feels great in the hand and improves control, even when wet.    

Read more about this great shaver at www.gillettevenus.com.