National Breast Cancer Awareness Month- My favourite Pink products

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, raising money to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation to find not only a cure, but also prevention of Breast cancer.

The NBCF’s vision is to achieve zero deaths from Breast cancer by 2030. They receive no government funding, so they must rely on the public’s support to fund research into finding prevention and a cure by the best scientists in Australia. Acording to the NBCF, 38 Australians are diagnosed each day and eight are losing their battle!

This cause really hits home with me, as my late grandmother was diagnosed with Breast cancer. I will always support the NBCF not only because of her, but also for future generations of women.

The funds raised in 2011 came to a total of $74, 931, 788! You can show your support by purchasing from a huge range of Pink merchandise or donating directly through the NBCF.

Here are some of my favourite Pink products (with proceeds going to the NBCF of course!) that will suit every budget.


Breast Cancer Awareness1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (200ml) $110- The cult classic has been released as a limited edition especially for National Breast Cancer Awareness month! It has cute little charms on the bottle and $20 from every bottle sold goes to the NBCF! Available from selected Myer and David Jones counters from today, Sept 30.

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2. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Pink Peony set $70- This set includes a Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer and a Mini Face Blender Brush. I love the pink handle on the brush and one of my favourite flowers is the Peony! $14 from each set sold gets donated to the NBCF. They are available from Bobbi Brown counters nation wide and from while stocks last!

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3.Guess Watches Sparkling Pink 2012 &359RRP- This is a gorgeous watch by Guess and the little pink accents are noticeable, but not over the top to say ‘hey, look at my pink watch’. 10% from every sale will be donated to the NBCF and because this is a Limited edition release from Guess, it is available while stocks last!


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4. Limited Edition pink Volleys $35- I love Volleys! They are comfortable shoes at a reasonable price point. These limited edition pink pairs have the NBCF pink ribbon on the inside lining of them and have pretty pink heart laces too! $1 from each sale will be donated and they are available from Volley or possibly Target as well, but you will have to check your local Target store first.

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5. Miss Ruby Legwear from $18 a pair- It may not be winter anymore, but if the weather is going to be as cold as it was yesterday in Melbourne, you are going to want a pair of tights to wear! They are made in the UK and come in four different styles to choose from (all pink). There are stars, polka dots, plain and footless. Available from Miss Ruby Legwear, with 15% of all sales going to the NBCF.

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6. OPI Pink Of Hearts 2012 $24.95 for a set of 2 bottles- I  saw these sets in David Jones last week and they are such pretty shades! I will definitely be getting a set (even though I already own way too many polishes!) The set includes a light musk pink- ‘I Think In Pink’ and glittery pink- ‘You Glitter Be Good to Me’. 100% of profit from their sale goes to the NBCF! (how awesome is that? way to go OPI!). The set is available from David Jones stores, selected beauty salons and spas.

Of course there are many more products that you can purchase to help support National Breast Cancer Awareness month like , Greens ‘pink’ cupcakes & pancake mix, A range of Pink Dove products and pink gift boxes of Chocolatier chocolates!

Will you be purchasing any pink products this year, or perhaps taking part in your own ‘girls night in’ during October? let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!


XO XO Evelyn


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Kiss Goodbye to MS this May

There may be just over a week left in May, but that does not mean that it is too late to help Kiss goodbye to MS! (Multiple Sclerosis)

An estimated 21,000 Australians have Multiple Sclerosis,the disease being more common in woman than men (3:1).


What is MS?

” A simple explanation is conveyed by the term itself. Sclerosis is a Greek word meaning “hardened tissue or scars” and multiple means many. Recurring episodes of MS can cause many scars to appear in the central nervous system as a result of the breakdown of the myelin, the insulating material that covers the nerve fibres. This can result in impairment of motor, sensory and cognitive functions to a greater or lesser extent.” (MS Australia)

What is Kiss Goodbye to MS?

Kiss Goodbye To MS is an initiative to encourage people living with MS, their friends, family and work colleagues to raise much needed funds for the research into finding a cure and services for people living with MS.

During the month of May you can wear red lipstick, dare someone else to ‘go red’ or share the message by holding your own event at work, community group, or with friends.

I had big ideas of holding my own Blogger event for the cause, but unfortunately time just got away from me. However, I will be donating this year and I hope to organise a blogger event for Kiss Goodbye To MS in May 2013! It will give me months to organise it, instead of just weeks.

If you are not comfortable in wearing red lipstick every day in May, there’s a great range of merchandise on the Kiss Goodbye To MS site, including badges, pens, key rings and even a gorgeous umbrella (pictured below).

Kiss Goodbye To MS Umbrella $25 AUD

On May 30, 2012 it is World MS Day. You can also wear red on that day (clothes or lips), or wear a ‘kiss’ on your collar, with a pin or sticker from

I will be wearing my red lippy on May 30, will you?

For more information on Kiss Goodbye To MS head to

XO XO Cotton Candy Diva

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