Total Beauty – Total Cure

Kia, from Slvrlips’ Musiq and Beauty Haven blog, sent me info regarding the Total Beauty Breast Cancer initiative for the month of October.

From Official Press Release:

October 1, 2008, Los Angeles, CA: Every three minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.  This staggering statistic resonated deeply with the members of the Total Beauty blog community, many of whom have been personally touched by the disease.  In the spirit of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TotalBeauty.com, in partnership with its network of beauty blogs, is hosting a month-long initiative that integrates breast cancer awareness, breast cancer research fundraising and beauty giveaways to engage women in the quest for a cure.

Total Beauty – Total Cure is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of prevention and early detection, and arming women with the knowledge they need to take control of their health, bringing us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.

“As a hereditary breast cancer survivor, I know the importance of early detection. Research is the key to increasing survivorship and finding a cure.  I am more optimistic than ever that it’s possible.  I am thrilled that the beauty bloggers are joining together to do their part,” remarks beauty blogger, Debbi O’Shea.

Breast cancer information, screening guidelines, and links to available resources will be integrated throughout the campaign.  The Total Beauty blog community will engage its readership through daily giveaways that require entrants to answer breast cancer trivia, making the contests dually educational and fun.  Giveaways will also be hosted on Total Beauty – Total Cure pages on Facebook and MySpace; throughout the month of October, all visitors who become a “friend” of the pages will be entered in a drawing to win a bounty of beauty products.

Giveaway sponsors include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit, Cargo, Clarisonic, Jurlique, L’Oreal Paris, NARS, Stila and Tarte.  This unique collaboration of beauty bloggers, beauty brands and Total Beauty is one to show a united voice of strength and hope that, someday soon, we will close in on a cure to breast cancer.

For more information on the Total Beauty-Total Cure campaign, please visit:
http://www.totalbeauty.com/blogger_BCA_campaign_page
http://www.myspace.com/totalcure
http://www.new.facebook.com/pages/Total-Beauty-Total-Cure/26784169235

Please support,

Mix Maven

Nine West’s Shoe for Breast Cancer Research

Hey Glossy Ones,

Just wanted to share this adorable shoe I saw this evening.

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The Tuti is the cutest shoe – it just looks sweet, doesn’t it? 

From NineWest.com: Our limited edition breast cancer awareness shoe! Features a a colorful cap toe, dainty ribbon, elastic back for easy on and off, as well as the breast cancer awareness ribbon stamped on the inside. **Net proceeds from the sale of the pink Tuti benefit breast cancer research.

Original Price $69.00; Sale Price $34.50

Glossy Monday ~ 10/15/2007

Happy Monday Glossy Ones!

Pumps and Gloss is back from vacation!  Today’s post is all about  Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Today’s post will be short because my Mom and I walked five miles Saturday in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk.  It was a beautiful day and it was so good to see so many people out for such a great cause.  The news reported that there were over 10,000 people at the walk.  My Mom is good today, but yours truly is a little sore.  It’s back to bed I go as soon as I post!

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American Idol Finalist Kimberley Locke is involved with the cause.  Kimberley has teamed up with General Mills to present Pink Together, a wonderful site dedicated to increasing breast cancer awareness for women of color.

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FIVE STEPS TO A BREAST SELF EXAM from BreastCancer.org

Step 1: Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here’s what you should look for:

  • breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color
  • breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor’s attention:

  • dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • a nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
  • redness, soreness, rash, or swelling

Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

Step 3: While you’re at the mirror, gently squeeze each nipple between your finger and thumb and check for nipple discharge (this could be a milky or yellow fluid or blood).

Step 4: Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few fingers of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together.

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side—from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. Be sure to feel all the breast tissue: just beneath your skin with a soft touch and down deeper with a firmer touch. Begin examining each area with a very soft touch, and then increase pressure so that you can feel the deeper tissue, down to your ribcage.

Step 5: Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in Step 4.

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Here are other great stores offering Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon items to raise money for awareness and finding a cure:

Walgreens

Macy’s

Target

Bed Bath and Beyond

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Be Blessed Glossy Ones!

~ J.R.

Coach’s Breast Cancer Awareness Items

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See Coach.com for details.

Think Pink

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be bringing you wonderful pink items that can be purchased in support of Breast Cancer research.

Today is the Bloomingdale’s Exclusive Umbrella.

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Description from Bloomingdales.com: Join Bloomingdale’s and show your support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Bloomingdale’s logo is united with the pink Breast Cancer ribbon. Bloomingdale’s will be donating all net proceeds from the sale of this umbrella to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and awareness programs For this information, visit bcrfcure.org.

For $16.00, you can be stylish in the rain and contribute to a wonderful cause.

Glossy Monday Variety ~ 10/01/2007

Happy Monday Glossy Ones,

Happy October!  Is it me or is the year flying by?  Don’t get me started on how quickly summer passed us by.

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 MONDAY MELODIES

Rihanna and Ne-Yo team up for “Hate That I Love You.”  Say what you want about these two, but they are making big things happen.  I am a little disappointed by Ne-Yo’s new video, “Can We Chill” – the song is cool, but I was expecting more.

Mix Maven and I were just saying how hot this song is and then I came across the video on Yahoo Music.  Here is the one, the only, Kayne West (featuring T-Pain) with “Good Life.”

Speaking of Yahoo Music, I loooove their Urban New Releases Radio Station.

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STARBUCKS

I am not a coffe drinker, but when a dear friend of mine wanted to get together at Starbucks, I did not have the heart to say no or let’s meet somewhere else.  I mentioned to Sensual Element that I was going to Starbucks and she told me to try the Hot Apple Cider.  Mmmmmmmmmmm, it was SOOOOO good!  I had the Blueberry Coffee Cake and had a sample of the Iced Lemon Loaf.  I see why people are so addicted to Starbucks – great atmosphere, good drinks (even if you don’t like coffee), WiFi, and sweet sweets.  I am officially addicted. 

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I encourage each and every one of you to get involved.  The American Cancer Society is sponsoring walks in every major area during this month – get out and walk, donate to the cause (every little bit helps) or eduate yourself on this disease.  My Mom and I walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk last year and this year, we will be walking on a team that was started by a lady at my church.  My husband and I also walked with church members this summer at the Susan G. Komen event.  Let’s rally together to make a difference Ladies and Gents!

Even Bath and Body Works is getting involved by selling the C.O. Bigelow Shine For Life Mentha Lip Tint.

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You can even eat to help the cause!  Yoplait has been promoting the Pink Lidcampaign for awhile now.  Buy Yoplait yogurt, save the pink lids and mail them in by December 31, 2007. 

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Hopefully there is a Tanger Outlet in your area – they are selling PINK SAVINGS CARDS for $1.00.  For $1.00, you will receive a 25% off coupon to be used in one store in the Outlet Center.  Buy as many cards as you want to use in as many stores as you want.  Great deal for a great cause.

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JOY’S BOOT PICK

The last time I did a boot pick, I showed an Aerosole boot.  Well, here is another Aerosole boot that has caught my eye.  I love the studs on the Lane Squeeze.  It also comes in brown leather.

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Before I met my husband, I knew nothing about football.  Since he played football in high school and college, his brother played in high school and college, and their mother was their biggest cheerleader, I found it best that I learn the basics of the game so I wouldn’t be so bored at family dinners.  Hubby taught me the basics a few years ago and now I am a football junkie – College and NFL.  Right now, I am going to talk about College Football very briefly.

Before I start,  if you need to know the basics, go HERE.

What in the world happened to Oklahoma, Alabama, Alabama State, Michigan State, and Texas??????  This was an unbelievable Saturday.  While I have love for Northwestern, Michigan cannot afford any more losses this season.  Glad that Michigan, Alabama A&M, and Purdue did their thing.  I know I am leaving some teams out, but I did say “very briefly.”

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MONDAY PRAISE

This song reminds of Sunday Morning.  Here is “Jesus Is Love” by The Commodores.

This song always gives me chills – whether it’s Richard Smallwood’s version  or Whitney Houston’s version.  Here is Whitney’s version of “I Love The Lord.”

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Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.  ~ 1 Peter 1:8-9

Although we can’t see him, let us look for him in others.  Have a wonderful week!

~J.R.