Accessory and Beauty Buys in Support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many brands create special items to celebrate and raise awareness for breast cancer, which is why we scoured the web for the best beauty and accessory buys that will use their money for a good cause. From fun pink glosses and lovely nail lacquers to trendy bracelets and rings, check out these gifts you’ll want to wear long past October. Go ahead, treat yourself (or your friend or your mom!) to something that will leave you feeling pretty inside and out.
From Left: Betsey Johnson 'I'm A Survivor Socks,' Elaine Turner Flat, Yoanna Baraschi Scarf.
Photo: Betsey Johnson, Elaine Turner, Yoanna Baraschi
+ 'I’m A Survivor' Crew Socks by Betsey Johnson: Keep your feet cozy with these cute black and pink I’m a Survivor Crew Socks from Betsey Johnson ($10, betseyjohnson.com). That pretty face above the ankle belongs to Marilyn Monroe. A portion of the proceeds go to National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund and the Weill Cornell Breast Center of the Iris Cantor Women's Health Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
+ Liz Flat by Elaine Turner: Elaine Turner’s Flats ($175, elaineturner.com) come in an array of colors and textures, like glittery gold and purple suede, but we love the awesome pink snake Liz flat, since it gives any outfit an ideal burst of color. As for charity, 50 percent of the proceeds go to the Lester & Sue Smith Breast Center.
+ Pink Scarf by Yoana Baraschi: With winter slowly creeping up, what better way to warm up than with a deep pink scarf? Wear this Yoana Baraschi Scarf ($98.60, YoanaBaraschi.com) with a black blazer while indoors, or tuck it into your green cargo jacket when you step outside. With this purchase, 100 percent of the proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
From Top: Kara Ross Bracelet, Allison Daniel Ring, Me&Ro Ring and Nashelle Bracelet.
Photo: Anne Taylor LOFT/Allison Daniel/Nashelle
+ Kara Ross for LOFT ($39.50), Me&Ro for LOFT, Hope Wrap Around Bracelet by Nashelle: Bring some serious attention to your wrists with one of these bracelets by Nashelle ($148, nashelle.com), Me&Ro for LOFT ($34.50, anntaylorloft.com), and Kara Ross for LOFT ($39.50, anntaylorloft.com). Nashelle offers an interesting and eye-catching wrap around style, and 25 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. LOFT’s bracelet collaborations add glimmers of gold to any outfit, and $5 will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation with the purchase.
+ Big Fat Momma Ring by Allison Daniel Designs: Feel springlike all year round with Allison Daniel Designs’ Big Fat Momma Ring ($68, allisondanieldesigns.com), an oversize cocktail ring featuring an ornate gold flower with pink stones. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to Susan G. Komen Foundation.
From Left: Michael Kors Eau de Parfum Rollerball and Lipgloss, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, Sonia Kashuk Curler & Tweezer, Balmshell Lip Gloss.
Photo: Michael Kors/Bobbi Brown/Sonia Kashuk/Balmshell
+ Very Hollywood Breast Cancer Awareness Eau de Parfum Rollerball and Lipgloss by Michael Kors: We love Michael Kors’ Very Hollywood Breast Cancer Awareness Eau de Parfum Rollerball and Lipgloss ($18, macys.com) because it’s a perfume and lip gloss duo that’s perfectly portable, and slips neatly into any clutch. Plus the cool coral color is a great everyday hue.
+ Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick by Bobbi Brown ($38): Get your cheeks glittering with Bobbi Brown’s Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick ($38, bobbibrowncosmetics.com). The multihued brown and pink compact goes great over your best blush.
+ Primping For A Cause Curler & Tweezer by Sonia Kashuk ($16.99): Perfect for brow touch-ups and getting glam lashes, Sonia Kashuk’s “Primping For A Cause” Curler & Tweezer set ($16.99, target.com) is the perfect duo to make your eyes pop and keep them mascara-ready. And the curler’s brassy pink shade makes it easy to find in your makeup bag. Target will donate 15 percent of proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
+ 1 In 8 Lipgloss by Balmshell ($11): The sheer pink shade of Balmshell’s 1 in 8 Lip Gloss ($11, sephora.com) reminds us of a strawberry milk shake. And purposeful packaging features different color bras in various sizes to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, and $1 from every lip gloss sold will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
From Left: Essie, Elf and OPI polishes.
+ We Can Do It by Essie, Bubble Gum Pink Nail Polish by E.L.F., Pink of Hearts by OPI: Pretty pink nails are the ultimate girly beauty treat, and they flatter practically every skin tone. Our favorite do-good shades? E.L.F.‘s Bubble Gum Pink Nail Polish (a favorite from last year, this year's proceeds will come from the purchase of the brand's Mineral Lip Gloss in Pageant Princess), OPI’s Pink of Hearts ($8.50, opi.com), and Essie’s We Can Do It ($8, essieshop.com), all of which were made to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.