A Cure is in Your Hands.

bca_aveda.jpgFor the month of October, this limited-edition Hand Relief from Aveda is specially packaged in a 5oz tube and features a limited-edition pink ribbon design. Emphasizing the importance of early detection, the packaging reminds users of their annual breast exam.

The formula is a very thick, yet non-greasy, cream to help soothe dry, chapped hands, leaving them noticeably softer and smoother.

Aveda will contribute $2 per tube sold, along with a matching $2 company gift from the Estee Lauder Companies, in support of its $280,000 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Hand Relief  retails for $20 and is available in Aveda salons, spas, stores and online at in October 2006. Please visit their website or call 800.328.0849 for locations or more information.


Tarte with Heart.

Now this is what I call heart!

bca_tarte.jpgTarte Cosmetics is donating 20% of the proceeds from the sale of their "Pretty in Pink" items. And what do I mean by items? I mean they are donating 20% of the proceeds from the sale of not one, not two - but 5 different products! How nice are they?

They are contributing the proceeds to the Young Survival Coalition, a support network for women under 40 living with breast cancer.

And during the month too, they will feature a guest columnist, Maurey Lancaster, discuss her experience as a breast cancer survivor. She’ll blog about her diagnosis and chemotherapy experience, offer helpful beauty tips for those undergoing treatments, and most importantly she’ll give women of all ages a sense of hope. Be sure to stop by and read her words of wisdom and inspiration.



Celebrate Courage.

Celebrate Courage with Pink Sheer String, from Dianne Brill.

Dianne Brill, a unique makeup collection dedicated to making women look radiant, sexy and alluring, joins The Libby Ross Foundation in the fight against Breast Cancer. 

bca_brill.jpgThis year, Dianne Brill launches Pink Sheer String Lipgloss, a new edition to the ruffled bon-bon Dianne Brill collection.

Donating 20 % of proceeds (for the month of October) to The Libby Ross Foundation, this nurturing and glamorous gloss is a “good-for-you,” virtual lip treatment. Loaded with more than 20% vitamins, anti-oxidants, humectants and a pouty plumper, Pink Sheer String Lipgloss is a stunning nude gloss packed with sparkling shimmer.

Ms. Brill shared with us that she believes that women need to take the time to regularly examine their breasts – as just a few minutes once a month could save your life. She is so right. I do my BSE every day in the shower!

Dianne Brill Lip Gloss retails for $21.00 and is available at Studio @ Fred Segal, A Beautiful Life and Beauty Habit.

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