The Murder on the Dancefloor star Sophie Ellis Bextor is urging you to treat yourself and raise funds for charity during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lisa Haynes and Emma Akbareian find 10 fabulous treats.
If you're in the market for a beauty product, it's time to think pink at the tills. From hairspray to nail polish, you can go top-to-toe with the colour to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October.
Every year, 50,000 people in the UK are told the devastating news that they have breast cancer, so these limited edition products go a little way to fighting the disease and raising awareness.
Give your bathroom shelves a pink-over for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Elemis's Think Pink Beauty Kit is every skincare fanatic's dream. The patent pink bag contains three of this beauty giant’s most celebrated products; Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment, Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, all for £29.90 (usually worth £59.80). What's more, Elemis are pledging a donation of £10,000 to Breast Cancer Care (0117 316 1818/www.timetospa.co.uk).
You'll be spoilt for a choice of pink pout options when you carry Clinique's handy limited edition ‘Great Lips, Great Cause' keyring. It contains three mini Long Last Glosswear shades for £15, with £2 going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (Boots).
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Whether you want to go wavy, curly or poker-straight, ghd's styler is available in a limited edition Pink Orchid design for £129, with £10 donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer (www.ghdhair.com).
Get a healthy glow with Illuminating Touch by Bourjois. The iridescent pearly pink powder is perfect for highlighting cheekbones, under brows and even lips. £7.49, with £1 from each sold going to Cancer Research UK (0800 269 836/www.bourjois.co.uk).
Give your talons a pretty makeover with Marks & Spencer's Perfection nail polish in Baby Pink. It's quick drying too, for no-fuss application. Available for £5, with 10% going to Breakthrough Breast CaNcer (0845 302 1234/www.marksandspencer.com).
Inject some colour into your skincare routine with Origins' limited edition pink Make A Difference skin rejuvenating treatment. This moisturiser promises to restore and revive skin for £21, with £3 going to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (0800 731 4039/www.origins.co.uk).
Get a firm hold on your hairstyle with Sexy Hair's best selling hairspray Spray & Play, in a special edition |pink print bottle. Available for £10.49, with £1 split between Look Good, Feel Better and The Teenage Cancer Trust (www.sexyhair.co.uk).
With all these new beauty products you'll need a mirror to aid application. Avon's Crusade Compact Mirror comes in a pretty heart shaped silver design, complete with a pink ribbon adornment. Available for £4, with 25% going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer (www.avonshop.co.uk).
There's no excuse for bushy brows this autumn with Alida's Beauty Heroes Slanted Tweezers by la-tweez, £9.95. They’re the answer to your eyebrow grooming issues. A collaboration with the Pink Ribbon Foundation means 50% of the profits from the range of eight tools go to the charity (www.victoriahealth.com)
Versace has come up with the perfect solution to dreary weather; the purchase of its Bright Crystal fragrance, £61, not only donates £2 to Breast Health International but customers can also flaunt a complimentary Versace bright pink umbrella. Crystal has strong floral tones accented by musk and amber so you can smell and feel good. It’s available in major department stores provincewide throughout October.
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