Think Pink! for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2011

With October (and Breast Cancer Awareness Month) soon upon us, I thought I’d show you my selection of the best ‘pink’ products on sale to raise money for Breast Cancer Care this year.

If you’re not familiar with Breast Cancer Awareness month… it’s a whole month of fundraising and helping to raise awareness for breast cancer charities. Lots of brands make limited edition ‘pink’ products for the month with proceeds going to the cause. Some of them are treats, but there are also a lot of everyday products that have ‘gone pink’ for this great cause so keep your eyes peeled when you’re next topping up on essentials!

My top picks this year include…

Estee Lauders Pure Shine lipstick in Lavish Pink and this cute little mini makeup bag will be on sale for £18.50 this month, with £5 from every purchase donated. It’s a gorgeous shimmery pink, available at all Estee Lauder counters.

A staple in many of your bathrooms I’m sure… Palmer’s original Cocoa Butter Formula (250ml) has gone pink for the occasion, with 30p of the £3.67 RRP being donated.

Aveda’s Hand Relief hand cream. They’ve bumped up the size to 150ml and adorned the  tube with the pink ribbon. £2 of the £17.50 RRP will go to the charity.

The classic Cherry Chapstick has had a pink makeover, with 20p from the £2.49 duo pack going to charity.

My personal favourite from the lineup… £5 from every sale of Jo Malone’s new Red Roses hand and body wash will go straight to charity (RRP £30).


The perfect present for any October birthdays, Elemis ‘Think Pink’ Beauty Kit contains 30ml of their cult Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, 15 ml Pro-Collagen Lifting Neck & Bust Treatment, 50ml Nourishing Shower Cream, all packaged in a cute pink cube bag. The kit will set you back £29.99, with proceeds going towards Elemis’ guaranteed £10,000 donation to the cause.

One of my must-have hair tools, the Tangle Teezer, is also donating to the charity, with £1.54 from the sale of every £10.20 pink version of the brush going straight to charity.

Perhaps the most generous donation of all comes from QVC, who are donating all their proceeds from the sale of two limited edition ‘pink’ products this year:

The OPI Perfect Pink Collection (£18.93)

The Bare Escentuals ‘In The Pink’ set (£21.75)

If you fancy something non-beauty related, Elizabeth Arden’s pink ribbon pin is even more gorgeous this year, with one tiny blue stone on the ribbon representing the 1% of men who are diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s £10 and all of the proceeds go to the cause. Available at Estee Lauder counters.


It’s also worth keeping your eyes open during your weekly grocery shop this month! Many everyday items have gone pink for this great case including…

(All with various donations to BCC throughout the month of October)

I hope you’ll all be purchasing pink this month and ‘doing your bit’ for breast cancer awareness! There are so many pink products on sale this month, I couldn’t include them all but keep your eyes peeled!