When October rolls around I get excited about apples and pumpkins, with the hopes that we’ll pick up the latter and get them carved before Halloween night passes. (Last year with work travel, I cut it kinda close!).
While we all think in terms of orange and black this month, my mind and inbox are also plastered pink for breast cancer awareness, which is awe-inspiring. It’s humbling to see the number of businesses, designers and entrepreneurs sharing personal stories and striving to make a difference.
Below are my finds of BCA goodies that I’d buy whether or not they benefitted any charities because they pass the test of total coolness regardless. A reformulated lipstick that’s better than ever, a sophisticated, top-handle bag, snappy workout staples...sign me up! The fact that they are supporting such a good cause on a multitude of levels—education, caregiving, support and research—well, it just makes me believe we’re stepping closer to a cure.
Sunday Mini in Pink Bag by Angela Roi
Fifty percent of the sales from each vegan leather bag will be donated to her charity partner Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
$165, limited edition, 8” x 6.5” x 3.5”; angelaroi.com
Stella & Dot Resilience Cuff
Net proceeds from the purchase of the sale of this vintage rose gold cuff will be donated to Bright Pink.
Shiseido Rouge Rouge Select Shades
With the purchase of Rouge Rouge in Murrey (cool reddish coral), Burning Up (peachy pink) or Crime of Passion (reddish coral) pictured left to right, a donation of $5 per lipstick is made in honor of Cancer and Careers.
Alex Woo PINK Necklace
Twenty percent of the purchase price of each necklace benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
$158 for sterling silver, $698 for 14k rose gold (pictured); AlexWoo.com
Gap Medium Impact Sports Bra
15% of the purchase of each bra goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
DryBar Pink Travel-Size Detox Dry Shampoo
For each product sold during the month of October, DryBar will donate $1 to the City of Hope’s breast cancer research up to $30,000. (If you are unfamiliar, this is one the most fabulous smelling dry shampoos on the market.)
$13, limited edition through only DryBar and Sephora; thedrybar.com
EVER Skincare SMOOTH All Over Beauty Balm
Net proceeds from the purchase of this botanical body balm that contains Shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E will be donated to Bright Pink.
$26 for .5 oz., unscented; everskin.com
Hollie Watman One-Piece Keyhole Swimsuit
Fifteen percent of the sales of this swimsuit in stunning raspberry will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
$228, available in sizes XS-XL; holliewatman.com
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Duo from CosBar.com
Nab these universally flattering lip hues of Electric Pink and Dusty Pink, and for every set purchased $10 goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
EcoVessel Pink Boulder Bottle
Five dollars of the sale of each of their new 20 oz. pink, insulated Boulder bottle will be donated to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
$19.95 for 20 oz.; ecovessel.com
Donations are being honored through the month of October 2016 unless otherwise noted.