October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week the Accessories Council threw an event for fashion and beauty bloggers at Marchon Eyewear in Manhattan, showcasing products that benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). I want to share some of my favourites with you here, but you can find out more about the range of brands and designers participating in the Shop Pink 2011 scheme by visiting the BCRF Facebook Page or following them on Twitter.
Evelyn Lauder is chairperson of the BCRF, and Estee Lauder will give 20% of each purchase of the Elizabeth Hurley Pink Ribbon Collection, to the charity. The Lavish Pink lipstick inside the clutch is a gorgeous shade – I was dying to try it on straight after the evening and loved the colour against my pale skin.
One of favourite cosmetic brands, Bobbi Brown, have created a special edition “Ruban Rose” collection of pink lip colour and bellini high shimmer lip gloss. It will be available to buy from October 1st for $44, $10 of which goes to the charity
Finally, look good for a cause with Bumble and Bumble. With sales of their Spray de Mode hairspray, the label will donate to BCRF. I tried this product with both straightening irons and as a finishing spray for my curly hair this week – the hold was great for both styles
The Accessories Council threw a fun and informative evening for us bloggers at the #ACPinkPinks event (if you are on Twitter, follow the conversation with this hashtag) and the evening was filled with personal stories too. Our hosts and designers alike talked bravely of how their lives had been personally affected by breast cancer and their involvement with raising awareness of and support for the BCRF. Amazing people.
I hope, Blog Reader, that during October you will Shop Pink so that BCRF can benefit not just this month but all year round.