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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2018

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products benefiting breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research from top left: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair / Elemis skin care travel kit / “Family Strong” sweatshirt / Bobbi Brown lipstick duo / water bottle / pink Santa ornament / Estee Lauder beauty gift set (great for a holiday gift!) / heart and ribbon pendant /

Breast Cancer is the second largest killer of women in the United States behind heart disease. It’s something we are still searching for a cure for. Many women would be hard-pressed to admit that breast cancer hasn’t affected them in some way, shape, or form, during the course of their lifetime. I know several women who have suffered from breast cancer in their 40’s; and one woman in her early 30s.

My grandmother died of breast cancer when my mom was nine years old. She was sick for five years, and my mom, as a young child, had to endure the pain of watching her mother slowly die. I wouldn’t wish this pain on anyone. It has affected my mom her whole life, and she has never fully recovered from the pain. This is why I find breast cancer so scary, and it is why I feel it is extremely important that we try and support the fight to find a cure.

Whether you support an organization that promotes awareness or research; any type of support helps us in the fight to find a cure. Breast Cancer Awareness is important because it educates people. Through education, women know how to self examine, and understand the importance of annual mammograms. Early detection is key in surviving this ugly disease.

Of course, any type of research towards finding a cure is vital in the fight against breast cancer; or any type of cancer for that matter. The more we raise awareness, and the more we help the research community, the closer we get to finding a cure for breast cancer.

I love finding products which donate  a percentage of sales to breast cancer research or awareness groups. If I need something, why not purchase the item knowing a percentage of what I spend will go for a cause I believe in? Elemis skin care is my go-to, so this travel kit is something I need for traveling, or for my gym bag. I love that something I would have bought anyway will benefit the fight against breast cancer. I am also a huge fan of Bobbi Brown lipsticks, and Estee Lauder’s Night Repair. These are products I always have in my beauty bag, so why not buy the pink versions which help the fight? Love!

If you don’t need anything right now, or you aren’t shopping for the holidays quite yet, I beg you to donate to your favorite breast cancer awareness and/or research charity. Even if you only have $1 to give, that will help. Just think, what if everyone in the United States gave just $1 towards the fight against breast cancer. That would raise about $325.7 million for the fight against breast cancer. Amazing right?

I also love what Chico’s corporation is doing in the fight against breast cancer. You can read about it here.

Shop products benefiting the fight against breast cancer:

How has breast cancer touched your life?

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Winter beauty must-haves for skin and hair

winter beauty skin care hair must haves

Winter beauty must-have’s from top left: Aveda hand cream / Revive eye cream / Elemis face cream / Colleen Rothschild retinol supreme / Revive neck cream / LaVanila body butter / Tan-Luxe body drops / Tan-Luxe face drops / Chanel fall nail polish / Bobbi Brown crushed lip color / Aveda scalp cleanser / Aveda shampoo / Aveda conditioner

Despite the fact that is technically still fall, I have already started my winter beauty routine. The fall season here in the San Francisco Bay Area is half summer, and half winter. We don’t really have an in-between. This means my summer beauty routine continues until the cold front hits in November; and we are here!

My skin takes a beating during the winter season, not from sun exposure, but from the dry, indoor climate. The furnace in my house, combined with heaters everywhere I go, are really good at drying out the air. This leaves the skin on my face and body desperately thirsty. In order to ensure I don’t become a prune during the winter season, I need to make sure I am using the right skin care products.

For my face, I have been using Revive’s neck cream since I was twenty-eight years old. You read that right! It has kept my neck in a perfect state; and I won’t use anything else on it! I have fallen in love Elemis’s face cream. It gives my face the perfect amount of moisture and balance. For my eyes, Revive has a fabulous eye cream which does wonders for reducing fine lines, and adding just the perfect amount of moisture. Colleen Rothchild’s retinal serum is perfect for keeping my skin balanced and youthful.

When it comes to my body, my skin is ghostly white and dries out easily. Thank goodness for Aveda hand cream and LaVanila body butter! They keep my body from drying and flaking off like snow! As for the white part, have you tried new Tan-Luxe? O-M-G! It is a gift from God! These fabulous drops add just the right amount of tan to my legs. They also have a version for the face which is perfect for adding some sun-kissed color back to my cheeks. Love it and can’t live without it!

Hair also takes a beating during the cold winter months. The heater dries out my hair like crazy! In addition to my hair, it dries out my scalp; which is super annoying! To combat dry scalp, I use Aveda Pramasana scalp cleanser which gets all that extra yuck off my scalp, leaving it squeaky clean; and not dry! Shampure shampoo and conditioner by Aveda are great for keeping my hair clean during the winter months. It keeps my hair from getting greasy without drying my scalp or ends. Love it!

Now you might be wondering why I included Chanel’s fall nail polish and Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in a skin care slash hair post. Well, I can’t leave home without wearing these two beauty products, so I just thought I would throw them into my seasonal skin care post. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 This lipstick is great since it holds color well throughout the day without drying out the lips. I’m addicted to it! And. . .well. . .Chanel needs no explanation 😉

Which products are you using to combat winter dry skin and hair?

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Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color lipstick review

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Bobbi Brown has a new lipstick! The Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color lipstick collection offers twenty beautiful, saturated colors in a new, innovative formula. Love!

The new Crushed Lip Color by Bobbi Brown offers a stained flush of color which gives off a just-kissed look in one swipe of the lipstick. It is jam-packed with moisturizing vitamins E and C, as well as beeswax. Bobbie Brown Crushed Lip Color leaves a lip stain which is long-lasting; eliminating the need to continually reapply the lipstick throughout the day.

As a busy Mom, I demand my lipstick stays on during the day. I cannot deal with messy lip colors that smudge, or wear off right away. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day for me to deal with high-maintenance lipstick. Thankfully, Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color stays put, and it isn’t caked or thick looking. The stain is just enough color to help me look put together, without being looking like I’m overdone. This is lipstick perfection!

new bobbi brown lipsticks

from left:  Bare / Lilac / Plum / all online here

There are so many pretty colors in the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection, it is hard to choose just a few! I did mange to narrow the line down and pick three colors I love. Here they are!

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Lilac

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Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color in Lilac is may favorite of the pinkish/purple hues in the collection. It is a soft pinkish purple color which looks natural, and is easy to wear daily. I love how this color looks with shades of blue, purple, and pink for the fall/winter season. It is also a great color to wear during any season. Love!

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Bare

Bare from Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Lip Color collection is a great nude color. It brightens up lips without adding too much brown or tan to them. It has a natural look which is enhanced. This is perfect for when you should be wearing lipstick but don’t want to look like you’re wearing lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Plum

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in Plum is also a great everyday color. This is perfect for days when I want more pigment then the Lilac hue offers. It is also a great color for the autumn season. I know I will reach for Plum quite a bit!

All in all, the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection offers a lightweight lip stain, without the cakiness of a cream lipstick; but more color then a sheer lipstick or gloss would offer. This is perfect for when you want to add some color to your lips without the heavy weight of a cream lipstick. I love this collection!

You can find the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color collection online here.

Aren’t these photos fun! My eleven-year-old daughter took them and was trying to help me smile by making funny faces at me while shooting these pictures. This could explain my humorous expressions. haha

*Thank you to Bobbi Brown for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own