Once you’ve got a ring on it, the period between ‘I will’ and ‘I do’ involves a LOT of spending – aside from the obvious outlays for dress and venue, there are also all the incidental – and essential – beauty purchases. Think nail polish for all those ring selfies, hair potions for general upkeep in the lead-up to your wedding photos, and the list continues.
The good news is, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – so while you’re stocking up your beauty bag pre-wedding, why not add a few pink ribbon products to cart?
The makers of the below beauty products all donate a portion of their proceeds towards funds for research into breast cancer and raising awareness about this grave disease. With breast cancer still the most common cancer affecting Australian women (aside from non-melanoma skin cancer), it’s an immensely important cause. So get behind it with these pink buys that will prettify you inside and out.
Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Ribbon Lip Gloss Collection
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: You’ll need some bright ‘n’ sparkly lips to match your ‘just engaged’ high. This one would also double as a sweet gift for your bridesmaids. Oh, and in support of The Estée Lauder Companies’ BCA Campaign, Bobbi Brown will donate 20% from every purchase of this limited-edition lip gloss pack to The National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: This is a limited edition jumbo-sized version of the cult moisturiser – which means double the skin-perfecting potion in one handy bottle. It’s also adorned with a Clinique key ring with a ‘C’ shaped charm in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
ghd Pink Paradise
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: From the hens to the rehearsal dinner, you’ll lose track of the number of times a camera is pointed in your direction once you’re a bride-to-be – and this calls for perfect hair at all times. Enter ghd – which has pledged $20 from every item of this limited-edition styler sold towards breast cancer research.
Aveda BCA Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: Make your ring selfies pretty as can be by keeping your hands soft and smooth. Aveda will be donating $4 from the purchase of this soothing moisturiser to the NBCF.
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Power With Pink
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: Because pink lipstick makes everything better. Apply when overwhelmed with wedding planning to-do lists. By swiping on this limited-edition shade of Clinique’s Long Last Lipstick, you’ll also be helping Clinique raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month .
Avon Breast Cancer Manicure Set
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: From your parents’ friends to that girl at the gym you’ve never really spoken to, everyone you see will be asking for a squiz at your engagement ring – which means regular manicures are in order. Why not DIY with this Avon manicure set; ALL the profits of which will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Compact Mirror
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: To discreetly check you’re looking photo-worthy before your friends start snapping away at your engagement party/bridal shower/hens. Bonus: 100 per cent of profits from this mirror will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
Goldwell Pink Elixir Oil Treatment
Why it belongs in your beauty bag: So you’ve decided on copycating Lauren Conrad’s wedding do for your own big day? Give your hairstylist a helping hand by keeping your locks in prime condition in the lead-up to your wedding. This treatment will protect and regenerate your hair, as well as contributing $1 towards the McGrath Foundation.
Which beauty product is on your must-buy list, Knotties?
by Rebecca Hanley