Let’s fight breast cancer. Consider Amalie Wink in pink. #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

As we all know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this month companies do their best to help with the fight against this horrific disease.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

Amalie Beauty has many great products that I’m enjoying but it’s their contributions to people that impress me beyond belief. Last year alone they donated 2,187 Wink enhancers to cancer warriors. For every Wink sold in October they will donate one to a cancer warrior, through their partnership with Breast Cancer Charities of America’s Feeling Beautiful Again program. Their goal is to donate 2,500 units of WINK to cancer warriors this year.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty’s WINK is an eyelash and eyebrow enhancer. I’ve used it on and off for a few years and am currently using it now. It definitely helps with growth and it leaves my lashes and brows in fabulous condition.

I have nothing but raves for Wink and am excited that #PinkWink is back for the month of October. Do your eyes a favor and purchase one for yourself knowing that you are also giving one to someone who has lost their lashes and/or brows in their battle.  —  Marcia

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

sample, pr notice

Keep thinking pink for October

For a while I wasn’t on the bandwagon for BCA products. I had very mixed feelings about companies that seemed to exploit the movement to sell. But that’s changed over the years as more people that I know have suffered with cancer of all types. I now believe that if we are going to buy something then it’s best to be able to contribute to cancer causes at the same time.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape, Wink Eyebrow/Eyelash Enhancer, Angelo David Pink Wet & Dry Brush

Theraband Kinesiology Tape, Wink Eyebrow/Eyelash Enhancer, Angelo David Pink Wet & Dry Brush

Two products that I was sent recently have come in very handy and donate to worthwhile causes. Theraband Kinesiology Tape came at a great time for the extra pains I’ve had associated with my broken foot plus pulled muscles from my fall. And Angelo David’s Pink Wet-&-Dry Brush has helped cheer me up when I’m feeling down. Both donate to breast cancer charities that I admire.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Let’s start with the helpful – Theraband Kinesiology Tape. If you’ve ever been to any rehab you’ll be family with Theraband since almost all use the original Therabands for exercise purposes. They are heavy rubber bands of different sizes and thickness that are used for stretching. Therabrand also makes different kinds of tapes for pain relief and muscle support. Unlike braces and other athletic tape, this one won’t restrict and actually encourages active muscle movement. XactStretch indicators show you exactly how much you should stretch the tape to make it effective, just like the professionals do.

TheraBand Pink Kinesiology Tape

TheraBand Pink Kinesiology Tape

The Kinesiology Tape comes in a roll with Pre-Cut Tapes that can be stretched to fit the area you need relief. Some ideas for use are Achilles, Ankle/Swelling, Knee, Lumbar, Neck, Postural Correction, Quad & Patellar, Shoulder, Star Pattern (Lower Back). I pulled a muscle in the back of my knee on one leg and scraped up my knee on the other and used this for my relief. Not sure how my husband will feel about this pretty bright pink and white shade but he really needs this.

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Theraband Kinesiology Tape

Therabrand is donating 50 cents from each purchase of this pink and white one to PinkLink, a social community for survivors of breast cancer. While the amount isn’t that high and I wish it were more, it does add up quickly to help. pink-linkAngelo David is a brand I’m sure you’ve heard about since he’s a famous NYC hairdresser with salons of his own. To help with cancer research they are donating $4 of the proceeds from their Pink Wet-&-Dry Hair Brush to the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush


The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation is an international organization dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. The Foundation is a pioneer in cancer research and its mission is to eradicate cancer by funding cutting-edge research that identifies and corrects abnormal gene function that causes cancer and develops minimally toxic treatments for patients. Through the Foundation’s collaborative group of world-class scientists, the Institute Without Walls, investigators share information and tools to speed the pace of cancer research. Since its inception in 1976, the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has awarded approximately $90 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers across the globe. For more information on SWCRF, visit: www.waxmancancer.org

I will never use anything else on my wet hair than a Wet & Dry Brush. I avoid snarls, tears, split ends, and frizz when I use a Wet & Dry Brush and you will too. What’s better than a soft pink one too? Might as well have a pretty brush to make your hair as pretty as possible.

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

Angelo David Pink Wet + Dry Brush

The Angelo David brush is very well made. It’s lightweight but gets through all snarls with ease. At first I thought of using it on my 3 year old but I decided to be selfish and use it myself. Feeling down about my fall, I love having this pink brush to make me look and feel better.

I can’t help but put in a plug for WINK #PinkWink while I’m writing.

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK EYELASH & EYEBROW ENHANCER has helped me tremendously with my eyebrows. I not only love the product but the cause that they donate to is magnificent. For every Pink Wink sold one will be donated to a cancer warrior (my review HERE).

There’s only a few days left in October to help with these donations so don’t hesitate. All three items are ones you should consider because you’ll love them and others will love you for caring.  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration


HeadBlade ATX – the best gift for BCA you’d never know about

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

Shave for a Cure is the slogan for this amazing HeadBlade ATX-Pink razor. I’m in awe with it’s cuteness and the incredible cause it was made for. I’m in awe in general with this company that sent me the ATX-Pink but has many other colors available. I’ll tell you right now, it would make a unique stocking stuffer for both men and women.

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, HeadBlade created a limited edition pink version with 30% of the proceeds for October to be donated to Bright Pink. Bright Pink is a national non-profit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in your women. Their mission is to save lives and empower women proactively at a young age. Founded in 2007, Bright Pink strives to reach 52 million women in the US between the ages of 18 and 45 with life saving education.

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

Why do you want the ATX-Pink besides the fact that it has such a mighty mission?

🙂  It provides a great shave for heads, legs and body. ATX stands for All-Terrain so that makes sense!

🙂  It has a distinctive finger ring and suspension that allows for easy shaving and added stability. It’s great to use in the bath/shower.

🙂  The blade is suspended in the back by a unique spring-action device to reduce nicks and cuts.

🙂  The actual shaving head has a multi-blade technology that features a flow-through design for easy and efficient cleaning.

This is the HB4 edition, there is also a HB6 version.

HeadBlade ATX-Pink

HeadBlade ATX-Pink


HeadBlade is an interesting company with many shaving products. I’m sure I’d never have learned about them if I hadn’t wanted to promote their Shave for a Cure cause but now that I know about HeadBlade I think it’s going to help in gift giving. They sell individual razors in a variety of colors, blades, shaving creams, and complete sets. For ATX-Pink the set includes ATX LE Pink HeadBlade, one HB4 refill kit, and one 5 oz. bottle of our award winning HeadSlick shave cream.

HeadBlade's ATX-Pink set

HeadBlade’s ATX-Pink set

I hope you’ll consider this over the next week to help contribute to Bright Pink and get a great shaving tool. The razor alone (in any color) is $15 while the kit is $29.97. Razor refills are $9.97 for 4 blades and the adaptor. Imagine the surprise when someone finds this in their stocking or as a gift. We are always looking for items that our friends and family don’t already have and this is THAT gift. Help yourself look smoother while helping others in their quest for health.  —  Marcia

p.s. Even men like pink but there are many colors to choose from.

p.p.s. Obviously this needs to be kept away from young children.

photographs are not color correct

*sent for consideration




It’s Sunday, are you ready to scoop up the giveaways? 10/18/15

autumn leaves backgroundBEAUTY INFO ZONE GIVEAWAYS

10/21  KISS AND BROADWAY NAILS –  4 winners, US

10/23  GOODEBOX –  1 US winner


Winner’s Circle –  Congratulations to Ashley P and Virginia R on their ERA Ageless Sampler Kit win and to Chrissy for her Norvell win.

We’ve got a new giveaway next week so be sure to visit often.


10/18  My Subscription Addiction –  LE Birchbox, US

10/18  Sassy Little Nails  –  2 winners, Moyou Stamping Plates, international

10/18  Beauty Care Choices –  products from Joico, Kiss, Redken, Jane Iredale, US

10/18  XOXO Rebecca  –  Personalized Bottle of Amazingly Beautiful AM Moisturizer;  US, Canada, Europe, Australia

10/19  The Feminine Files  –  Ahava Smoothing Body Exfoliator, US

10/19  Perilously Pale  –  Canada only, Avene Hydrance Optimale Skincare Set

10/19  I Know All the Words –  $250 of Bio Seaweed Gel nail products, US and Canada

10/19  Sweet Jelly Bean –  Kiss Halloween nails and products, US

10/19  The RAEviewer –  T3 Single Pass2 Straightening and Styling Iron

My Style Spot  –  $350 Beauty Basket, instagram

Tweezerman –  an Apple iPad mini grand prize, 35 pairs of engraved slanted tip tweezers for other winners

The RAEviewer –  Asian skincare and cosmetics, international

10/20  Beauty4Free2U –  Sleek makeup i-Divine Eyeshadow palette, 3 True Color lipsticks, 2 Eau La La eye pencils and the Creme to powder blush in the color Carnation,  international

10/20  C’est La Nicky  –  October Itsy Glam Bag

10/20  The Beauty Closet –  several giveaways on the same page including a $25 Sephora g.c. and Manuka Secrets Cleanser

10/21  Find Subscription Boxes – Fall 2015 FabFitFun VIP Box, US

10/21  A Girl’s Gotta Spa  –  A Girl’s Gotta Spa Energizing Citrus Body Lotion, Body Wash and Salt Scrub,  US

10/21  Making Up the Midwest –  cosmetics from UD, Lorac, ecotools, ELF, butter london, colour pop, IT cosmetics and more

10/21  Money Can Buy Lipstick –  MAC Vamplify in Modern Drama, international

10/21  Stowaway Cosmetics –  prizes from AHA Life, Mouth, Oak 73, Stowaway and Elite Daily

10/21  Resolve Blog –  Beauty Grab Bag, US

10/21  British Beauty Blogger  –  5 winners, L’Occitane Advent Calendar, UK

10/21  Suze Likes  –  Decodelire cat makeup bag & earrings and a L’Occitane Weekend en Provence pouch, international

10/22  This is my Happiness –  3 winners, Stowaway cosmetics, US

10/22  Shop With Me Mama –  Vitabath Orchid Intrigue™ Contemporary Gift Set, US

10/23  A Girl’s Gotta Spa  –  PRIIA Minerale makeup (gloss, foundation, powder in your choice of shade, brush), US

10/23  Grow It Girl  –  Aveeno Positively Radiant products, US

10/23  Party Plan Divas –  Aloe Heat Lotion from Forever Living Products, US

10/23  Influence Central  –  Aveeno Positively Radiant products, US

10/23  Suze Likes  – French bio beauty package with two bars of soap, shower gel, hand cream and an eye shadow palette international

10/23  Project Motherhood –  Emile M handbag and skincare products plus more, US

10/24  Beauty Stat  –  Philosophy ultimate miracle worker day cream, eye cream and night cream

10/24  Pawsitive Living –  OPI Hawaiian collection, US and Canada

10/24  Beauty Queen UK  –  theBalm Nude Tude eyeshadow palette, international

10/24  Fab Over Fifty –  Adore Cosmetics Skincare giveaway, US

10/25  Love Maegan –  3 sizes of Coach purses and 7 products from Eyeko London, Crest, L’Occitane, plus a PINCH Mini Emergency kit, US

10/25  Suze Likes  –  Bio Beauty Products, international

10/25  I Know All the Words –  Canada only, 3 Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy products

10/25  The Feminine Files –  2 winners, Choice of PureCeuticals Pumpkin Enzyme Cleanser OR Multi Enzyme Pumpkin Peel

10/25  Dorky Deals –  2 winners, variety of skincare items plus other items, US

10/25  Suze Likes –  L’Occitane Gift Box, international

10/26  Daydreaming Beauty  –  Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel, US

10/26  Blushing Noir –  MAC products from the Toledo collection, eyeshadow palette and blush

10/26  Nuts 4 Stuff –  Touch in Sol cosmetic line (mascara, eyeliner, brow products, lip & cheek tint), US

10/26  Chat with Vera –  Remedy Nutrition shampoo, conditioner and salt scrub, US

10/26  Pretty Thrifty –  Smashbox  On The Rocks Be Legendary Lipgloss Set, US

10/26  Forever Dreamin –  Leona Made Organic Body Butter Kit, US

10/26  Real Techniques –  the entire Real Techniques line including the Bold Metal brushes and a year supply of Miracle Complexion Sponges,  US and UK

10/266 Suze Likes –  filled L’Occitane suitcase, international

Harvey Prince October giveaway  –  5 different prizes ($500 each) from Harvey Prince fragrances, Starlooks cosmetics, Allison’s Gourmet, Jill Milan handbags, GREENOLA STYLE is an ethical handmade accessories brand

Vita Liberta October  –  $2000 Beauty Haul from QVC, follow QVC on instagram and tag @VitaLiberata to win, US


Mrs Prindables –  several winners of a Mrs Prindables apple (yum)

10/20  The Bragging Mommy –  8 oz Variety pack of Carolina Castile Soap

10/21  Makeup Fun –  Kawaii products from Japan & Korea, international

10/23  Slashed Beauty –  Colgate Optic White Regimen products, US

10/23  The College Prepster  –  $100 to Pinch provisions for Minimergency kits and accessories, US (these kits are fabulous!!)

10/24  Jen’s Blah Blah Blog –  Coach handbag, international

10/25  Travel Fashion Girl  –  Pack Gear Organizer, US

10/25  Style Chameleon –  Mystery bag, international

10/26  Lynne Gabriel –  Leopard Tory Burch tote, wallet, shoulder bag and an iPad Mini


10/19  Why I do de Claire –  $40 to CaseApp for a new iPhone case

OCTOBER AND BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH –  While we don’t feature a lot of BCA products we do support you buying them. There’s a lot of controversy over this subject because of “pinkwashing” but one company that we has always been in the forefront of this cause is the Estee Lauder company. Way before other brands brought out their pink items, Estee Lauder and her subsidiaries have donated percentages of sales.  One of the reasons we love them is that this isn’t an October thing, they donate through the year. Here’s a message from them that we hope you’ll read and support too:

“The theme for The 2015 BCA Campaign is “Every Action Counts. What’s Yours?”, which recognizes all actions, big or small, that people around the world are taking in the fight against breast cancer. For every action submitted on BCAcampaign.com or unique post on Instagram or Twitter with #BCAstrength between October 1, 2015 and World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016, The Estée Lauder Companies will donate $25 to fund a half-hour of breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), with the goal of funding up to 500 research hours ($25,000). This is just one part of our global fundraising efforts to raise $6 million in support of breast cancer research, education and medical services this year.”