It’s time to THINK PINK this October. In this post I wanted to talk about a subject very close to a lot of women in my life. As October is the national month of Breast Cancer Awareness, what better way to highlight this cause that a blog post about all things PINK! There are some really good campaigns in Ireland this month surrounding this cause and one that I particularly love is Cloud10Beauty “Paint it Pink” fundraising campaign. €1 from every order placed in October, no matter how small, will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society to support them in their campaign to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Each order sent out in October will be packaged in a beautiful pink box reminding customers to be breast cancer aware and to thank them for their contribution. I have just placed my order and I cannot wait to support the cause. Visit www.cloud10beauty.com to place your order to help this cause. Not only is this post about my favourite PINK products but it is about the inspiring Irish Women behind them.
Let’s take a look at some of my favourite PINK products.
My ultimate favourite pink products have to be ALL of the Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter range. Maybe I am bias because of my job, but I couldn’t ever imagine having to wear a different type of tan. Last week we launched 2 NEW Cocoa Brown products, super exciting I know! Marissa has created two Instant Tan Bronzing Gels, one in Matte and one in Shimmer. When I say these are the best thing since sliced bread, I kid you not. The first time Marissa showed me a sample of the NEW products I knew straight away that I would love them. I am a girl who loves her glitter and anything sparkly just screams my name. The Instant Tan Bronzing Gel in Shimmer is just too sparkly for words. My new best friend! These fabulous Cocoa Brown products will be available nationwide from the 12th of October. Marissa is such an amazing inspiration that I am so lucky to have close in my life, everyday I learn from her and become a better woman myself.
The Pippa Palette – I LOVE this palette. It has been my go to for eye shadows for the past few weeks and I carry it everywhere. In a slim compact container it is perfect for your handbag and travelling. I love seeing Irish women like Pippa doing so well and I love to support them where I can. The shade ‘Tobi’ is a firm favourite of mine and I love ‘Lulu’ too. A perfect palette for Pippa to start off with and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for us.
Blank Canvas Cosmetics brushes are to die for. I have loads of their brushes, they wash so easily and none of the hairs fall out while using them. Created by another amazing Irish woman, Una has created incredible brushes at an affordable price. Their pink F20 brush is my favourite for applying my foundation. A flawless finish everytime. Also available on Cloud10beauty.com
It wouldn’t be right to have a ‘Paint It Pink’ post without some PINK nail polish! Two brands that I really like at the moment are Flormar (which has recently launched in Ireland) and SOSU by Suzanne Jackson (another fab Irish blogger turned business woman). The quality of both of these polishes are incredibly high for their price. Rock Candy is one of my go to shades no matter how I feel in the SOSU collection. The soft pink shade is stunning, well done Suzanne! You can now buy SOSU by Suzanne Jackson on Cloud10Beauty.com. Flormar, a Turkish brand brought into Ireland recently is so incredibly affordable. I love most of their products but this PINK nail polish is so much fun when you need brightening up. At €2.99 you really cannot go wrong. I buy my Flormar products online from SimplyFoxy.com but they are also available in selected pharmacies nationwide.
I am a lover of PINK lip gloss and plan to paint my lips PINK when I can. I love NYX Butter Gloss and Soft Matte Lip Cream. These lip glosses are non-sticky so you won’t have your hair sticking to your face. I recently tried the matte version and love them too. They don’t over dry your lips even though they are matte. You can buy online from SimplyFoxy.com or in pharmacies nationwide, I get mine in Cara Pharmacy.
Roger & Gallet Rose – This scent is so sweet and girly. Fresh like roses and reminds me of so many fabulous women in my life. I have only recently started using this product but I really like how floral the scent is and long lasting on your skin. There is nothing worse that wearing a perfume that’s scent just does not last on your skin. Feeling fabulous wearing this floral fragrance.
What started off as a post about my favourite pink products for #PaintItPink has now turned into inspiring Irish women behind the PINK products and more. Remember any donation big or small is much appreciated. You can donate online here or you can also visit the Irish Cancer Society website to find out more about how you can ‘Paint it Pink’ this October. I myself ran the Women’s Mini Marathon last June for the Irish Cancer Society and it is a charity that will always have a place in my heart.
Lv K x