Look Good…Feel Better’s Dream Week- Get involved!

Tomorrow kicks off Look Good…Feel Better’s annual dream week campaign. Dream week: 7 days of hope is a national campaign raising awareness and much needed funds for the Look Good…Feel Better program. The program receives no government funding, so it relies heavily on support and generosity of the beauty industry and general public.

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What is the Look Good…Feel Better program?
Look Good…Feel Better helps to improve the well-being and confidence
of women undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for any
sort of cancer. By attending a free workshop, cancer patients learn how
to use skin care techniques to alleviate symptoms like dryness and
sallowness; makeup tips to deal with things like concealing redness and
drawing on eyebrows; and advice on head-wear including scarf styling
and wig selection.

Some of the ways that you can get involved:

  • During Dream week $1 from every lipstick or lip gloss sold at David Jones and Myer stores nationwide will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better, so go ahead and treat yourself to a new lippie, it is for a good cause after all!
  • Join in on the 7 Days of Lipstick challenge on social media, by wearing a New or bold Lipstick every day for 7 days, during dream week (Aug 31-Sep 6). Take a selfie each day and upload it to social media with the hashtag #7DaysofLipstick and tag @LGFBAustralia
  • $7 for 7 days of hope-Supporters are encouraged to make a direct $7 donation in a bid to fund the charity’s newest service – home-delivered Confidence Kits. The ‘workshop-in-a-box’ initiative aims to help women, men and teens who are unable to attend a workshop due to health or travel reasons to still reap the benefits of the Look Good…Feel Better program. Donors can make the $7 pledge by visiting www.mycause.com.au/events/7for7daysofhope

I hope you will join me in supporting LGFB by participating in the 7 Days of Lipstick Challenge. I will also be donating to the campaign.

My chosen shade for the 7 days is pictured below

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Maybelline colorsensational lipstick in ‘Hot Plum’

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Dannii Minogue Petites collection for Target

Over the years Target has released some great ‘Designers for Target’ collaborations and the soon to be released Dannii Minogue Petites collection is no exception!

Dannii Minogue petitesThe stylish mum and judge of Ch 7′s X Factor has paired with Target to release a collection with petite body shapes in mind with a fairly wide range of sizes.

A lot of people associate the word ‘petite’ with being skinny as well as being of a smaller stature, but that is not the case with this collection, as the range will be available in sizes 4-16.

Dannii says, “If you’ve ever had to take up the sleeves of a garment, found the shoulders are too wide or the body of an outfit is too long, then you are a petite shape – regardless if you’re a size 4 or 16.”

With my height being just under 5’7″ I would hardly be considered ‘petite’, however there are a few pieces in the collection that I think I could work into my wardrobe. I sometimes find that clothing that is not labeled as petite can make me look shorter, even though I have an hourglass body shape. My shoulders aren’t very broad either, so suit jackets or blazers can sometimes look boxy or too big on me.

Below are some of my favourite pieces, that I will definitely be checking out when the collection hits selected Target stores and online on August 7th.

dannii minogue petitesI love swing tops, but sometimes I find the ‘arm holes’ can be too big and I don’t like that you can see your bra under them! Hopefully, being designed for petite frames, I won’t have this problem in the top above. This top also comes in white (below).

Dannii Minogue petitesDannii minogue petitesI absolutely adore this blazer! My arms aren’t particularly long (in proportion to my height), but I think if I go up a size to what I normally buy, the sleeves will fit me better.

dannii minogue petitesMy most favourite piece in the collection is the spotted trench, so pretty and lady-like. Again, hopefully the sleeves will fit okay on me. I might just cry it doesn’t fit me right!

The Dannii Minogue Petites collection for Target will launch in-store and online on August 7,  2014. The first collection will be followed by two more in the six months following and will be available in selected Target stores across the country as well as online. Prices will range from $39 to $89.

Will you be checking out the collection?

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