Bright Pink Lipstick Day 2014

This Friday, September 26th is Bright Pink lipstick day. Join in and wear bright pink lipstick for the cause!

Bright pink lipstick dayBright Pink Lipstick is an annual event (now in it’s 3rd year) in partnership with Pink Hope that aims to not only raise awareness about Breast and Ovarian cancers (and funds), but also to encourage women to be proactive about their breast and ovarian health, by starting a conversation about their hereditary health.

I support a lot of causes, but charities to do with Breast cancer hold a personal meaning to me, as my late grandmother battled breast cancer. It is important to discuss any hereditary health issues with your family. You shouldn’t have to face it alone and you can take the first step in looking into your family’s hereditary health, so you can determine your own level of cancer risk.

This year’s official Bright Pink Lipstick is a collaboration with Pink Hope and Australian supermodel Jessica Hart. It is an exclusive lipstick for Bright Pink Lipstick Day through Jessica’s newly launched brand LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics.

Bright Pink Lipstick dayThe LUMA by Jess Hart cosmetics lipstick can be purchased from Priceline stores (for $19.95) or online from the Pink Hope shop. If you aren’t able to purchase your official Bright Pink Lipstick or if you’re worried that it won’t arrive for Friday, you could just wear a favourite bright pink  lipstick that you already own. You can also donate to the cause online or by texting PROMISE to 0477 56 PINK (to make a $10 donation).

Don’t forget to ‘make your pout count’ and share your Bright Pink Lipstick pics on social media, using the official hashtags #BrightPinkLipstickDay #PinkHopeAus #LUMAbyJessHart and tagging @PinkHopeAus (the same for both twitter and instagram)

I will be sharing my bright pink lipstick pics on Instagram and Twitter, you can find me on Twitter- @Cottoncandydva and Instagram- @cottoncandydva_blog


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.

 dream week

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

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

dream week

Maybelline colorsensational lipstick in ‘Hot Plum’

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