Monday
Oct092006

In Search of More Pink.

So my daughter, Doodles, & I (and hubby too) were at the Mall Saturday night on a mission. First plan of attack was to use her expiring 20% off coupon at Limited Too (she is 11!) and secondly, I wanted to find a few more great "Pink Products" - meaning more beauty products that were in support of BCA.

bca_locc.jpgOn our way to the bigger and better Sephora store (they just relocated in the Mall) as we surpassed L'Occiitane, Doodles stopped dead in her tracks and asked if I knew about this one yet. I had not seen L'Occitane's BCA entry, so we entered the store. I was so excited to see that it was a limited edition Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream in which 15% of the purchase price of $36 was to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. I made the purchase - yippe - it smells divine! So far, I have only tested it out on my hands, but I will be sure to post a full review soon.

Our next stop was definitely Sephora. As we entered, Doodles thought that the entire Piink collection from Sephora was for BCA, but as I quickly explained how that was just their little collection of Piink, she didn't quite care. "It is Pink, Mom", she was squealing, and went on how she needed something from here - so I let hubby stay by her so she could touch and try everything out, as this gave me a chance to roam around to find more of what I was really looking for.

Of course, I grabbed Philosophy's Shower for the Cure ($20) as soon as I saw it. I love their 3-in-1 shampoo, bath, body washes, but I don't splurge on them that often. Well, this was the perfect chance. I love the fresh, clean scent. I stopped by the end cap of Bare Escentuals and gave their Pink Passion ($48) set a good look-over, but having not been the biggest fan of their glosses, I decided to look around a bit more to see what else I may purchase instead. That is when I made my way to the Stila section to look for their BCA It Gloss Trio, but I soon found that they were sold out already. (Mental note to myself, order one tonight - they are still there on the website!) Across from Stila, was a huge collection of makeup brushes. That is where I found Sephora's bca_sephora.jpgBCA Mini Kabuki Brush ($10) - which I could always use! It is so perfectly hot pink - and a great size, so that was quickly added to my basket. Almost immediately as I turned around, a few lovely ladies were holding LORAC's Perfectly Pink Blush ($25). Seeing as that was on my list to look over, I asked where they found it, and I headed on over to grab one up. The blush is just too pink for me, but not for my extremely fair sister who looks awesome in a really pink blush. It will be one of her stocking stuffers (from her baby daughter). And that got me thinking back to BE's Pink Passion set, and how my Mom might really enjoy that. So I ran back and grabbed it for her. Ooh, another present down, and Christmas shopping was not even a thought when I got to the mall. That got me thinking - I always spend about $20 on a little trinket for each of my kids teachers - and what a better way than to grab something now that will benefit BCA too. I ran over to hubby with the idea, where he asked how much I was planning on spending tonight - geez, the nerve of him, and ultimately agreeed that it was a nice idea. So I grabbed 4 more Shower for the Cures'.

So I was done - or so I thought. Right next to the register they had tubes of a pink GoSmile Morning Rush Toothpaste ($5) that I just needed to add to my order. How sweet - I hope!

Done? My poor daughter. I guess that hubby had already explained that we were on our mission to get more pink beauty items and not what "Doodles wants, Doodles gets, totally unnecessary for an 11 year old items". So, yes, we were done! To the tune of $188 - not bad.

After the $36 at L'Occitane and this, I dared not ask hubby to step into Nordie's so I could take a look see at their counters. I also knew I'd be back during the week with no one in tow. ;)

Sunday
Oct082006

ChapStick Pink Pack.

Who doesn't need a ChapStick?

All of my kiddos have one in their desk at school, and they use it (so they say) a few times during the day. And it is routine for them to put it on after they brush their teeth before bed. It has been my routine to apply lip balm before bed most of my lifetime, and I have instilled that into my children. YEAH! I hate chapped lips, and I don't want them to ever have to suffer. And they have not.

bca_chapstick.gifSo, when I was at Bed, Bath, & Beyond last night (so loved the pink display of KitchenAid pink products) I saw the ChapStick Pink Pack. I promptly picked up 2 packs ($5 each), which contain 3 tubes in each. We are now well stocked for the Winter.

And what I really liked about stocking up this month, is that for every ChapStick Pink Pack sold, ChapStick donates 20 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

My youngest one, who is 6, asked why he would want to use a "pink" ChapStick. All I had to do was mention how it was specially packaged to make people aware of a special cause that helps sick people, and how by purchasing one of the tubes some of our money went to the charity, and he was easily impressed. He ran upstairs to tell his older brother, in which seconds later my 9 year old came running down asking for his "pink" tube. They make a Mom proud!

Stay tuned for a post on what my daughter and I picked up at the mall last night, as she was really into the cause so much that whenever she spotted a special pink product in a store window, we had to stop in and make a purchase.

Saturday
Oct072006

More Bloggers Blogging for BCA.

bca_logo.jpgWOW!

Charity is so catchy. Bloggers know the importance of spreading the word about BCA. I am so happy to be involved, and so happy to be a part of such wonderful do-gooders blogging about such a worthy cause.

A few days ago, I ran a post linking to the bloggers that were featuring BCA items. Now, the list has grown. Check out these fabulously beautiful bloggers who have joined in talking about BCA.

A Girl's Gotta Spa
All About The Pretty
BGlam UK
Beauty Addict
eBeauty Daily
Eye4Style
FashionTribes Daily
For the Love of Lipgloss
Home Spa Goddess
Kiss & Makeup
Makeup Minute
Product Girl
Second City Style
SheFinds
Stiletto Jungle
The Makeup Bag
Thrifty Boutique