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Don’t Lose Your Pink Momentum!

Breast Cancer, Shop for A Cause

October is more than halfway over, but don’t lose your breast cancer awareness momentum! Most of the pink offerings by your favorite brands are month-long endeavors, meaning that you can still show your support. Here are some of my picks to get you through the end of the month (at least)!

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics – Help kiss breast cancer goodbye with this limited-edition lip color set ($40). The lip gloss/lip balm duo will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Added bonus? Bobbi Brown is offering free shipping on this product during October. – Embrace your inner goddess (and love of designer sales) by shopping on the newly launched Visitors can shop the collection, and even set up a personal shopper profile. Let LuxGoddess find the deals you want and deliver them into your inbox! Even better, this site will donate 10% to Bright Pink. This bag from Hobo International ($309) is great for fall/winter!

hobo_6627-915755-p – If “Pretty in Pink” is your favorite movie, then you’ve probably dreamed of a owning a pink frock. is offering shoppers 10% off all pink dresses, and is also donating 10% to charity. I saw a few that peaked my attention, but the BCBG Max Azria pink halter ($223) is one of my favs.


Sonia Kaschuk for Target – Beauty junkies, organize your stash while also taking a stand against breast cancer. Fifteen percent of sales will benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through November 4. Products can be found online or at your local Target store.


Elizabeth and James – The fashionable line designed by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is responsible for this awesome necklace. The beautiful pink leaf design is sure to be a delicate addition to your wardrobe. The necklace ($58) is available for purchase exclusively at, and the online retailer has committed to donating $15,000 to the Network of Strength.


Pretty City – There’s still time to book a $31 beauty treatment at your favorite (or soon-to-be favorite) spa/salon. This annual event is not only designed to pamper you, but is raising funds for the awesome Bright Pink organization. Visit for the details!


Muah! Pucker Up for Charity

Beauty & Style, Shop for A Cause

Ladies, keep your pout kissable and charitable with one of the following lip glosses or lipsticks!

Afterglow Cosmetics


This all-organic cosmetic line promises beauty vixens quality makeup without the harsh chemicals that could be found in other products. The Organic Lip Love lipsticks are made with ingredients such as apricot, grape seed, and pomegranate seed extracts. There are 15 available shades with the soft pink Muse (right) representing the brand’s charitable side. Afterglow will donate $2 from each sale of Muse to Young Survival Coalition (YSC). YSC is the premier international organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women (40 and under) and breast cancer.

Organic Lip Love Lipstick in Muse, $24

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Bobbi_FEED_glossBobbi Brown has teamed up with world hunger relief organization, FEED, to create the Feed 10 pouch. The sustainable pouch contains three of Brown’s popular lip glosses. With each purchase, the United Nations World Food Program will be able to feed 10 women. The pouches go on sale at Bloomingdale’s in October.

Mary Kay Cosmetics

mkThis classic brand has been an advocate of women since the first woman signed up to start selling products and earning her Pink Cadillac. But, the support didn’t begin and end with the business aspect. Through the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, the company supports causes affecting women. These limited-edition lipsticks are part of the “Beauty That Counts” campaign and will support the foundation’s fight against domestic violence.

Limited-Edition Mary Kay Creme Lipsticks, $13

Bare Escentuals

buxom_charity_glossWhen the product line is called “Buxom,” you know that you’re in for some sexy glosses. Formulated to make your lips seem “voluptuous,” these lip glosses come in 30 flirty shades with names like Candi, Trixie, and Isabella. The star of this post however is Charity, a sizzling red shade benefiting the American Heart Association. Apply this color to get his heart racing and to save someone else’s.

Buxom Lips in Charity, $18


Bobbi Brown Discusses Giving Back

Beauty & Style


Entrepreneur and beauty maven, Bobbi Brown, is involved in many charitable causes, including Dress for Success. She recently chatted with to discuss how she balances her career with giving back, and why it’s important for women to make a difference.

Here’s an excerpt:

Why did you want to get involved?

Just look at what I do for a living and who I am as a person. I can help a woman take care of herself and help her to get a job. Keeping her looking and feeling confident is what I’m all about.

I heard the stories of the women who were involved with the Dress for Success program and how it was really able to help. I saw that I could make a difference.

What do you say to women who claim they simply don’t have the time, energy or money to give back to their community?

I don’t believe in excuses. I believe in choices. It doesn’t matter what you do. Just do it.

You can read the entire interview on