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Cocktail of the Week: BCA Sip Pink for the Cure

11 Oct

By Karabelle… @CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shop brands that help support finding a cure!

Approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime*.
You already know her – so here is how you can help her…


Image Courtesy of hhsi.us

Image Courtesy of hhsi.us

With October upon us, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is on everyone’s mind. Sparkling ICE is on a mission to “Imagine a World without Breast Cancer” – and from October 1-31st Sparkling ICE will donate 1¢ per bottle of its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE to help find a cure for Breast Cancer. Best of all, proceeds go directly back to the community where the product was sold. By working closely with each community, Sparkling ICE allows them to select the charity right in their region that they would most like to offer the donations to (i.e. Susan G. Komen Affiliates, Local/Regional Breast Cancer Research Foundations).

To help further the cause Sparkling ICE has created a specialty “Sip Pink for the Cure” Cocktail using its Pink Grapefruit Sparkling ICE flavor – creating the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. I am particularly excited about this week’s Cocktail of the Week because it combines some of my favorite things – pink cocktails AND fundraising that directly supports my community! Try something new this weekend and “Sip Pink for the Cure”!


  • 3 oz.  Grapefruit Sparkling ICE
  • 1 ½ oz.  vodka
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Lime wedge
  • Sliced fresh jalapeño
  • Chili salt for rim of glass (Kosher salt mixed with chili powder)


  1. Use a lime wedge to rub the entire rim of a chilled martini glass, and dip into chili salt mixture.
  2. Combine vodka and jalapeno slices with ice in a shaker.
  3. Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass.
  4. Top with Grapefruit Sparkling ICE.
  5. Garnish with a few Jalapeno slices.

(21+ – please drink responsibly)

Where to buy: http://www.sparklingice.com

 #SparklingICE #SipForTheCure #BCA #PinkPride #SaveTheTatas #SusanGKomen  #BreastCancerAwareness #PinkOctober #PinkMoon #PinkRibbon

* BCA Statistics were sourced from the following webpage – knowledge is power http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics *

sign off with lips



BCA: Cancer and Fertility…hope is here!

23 Oct

When a young woman is diagnosed with cancer, the rush to treatment is immediate.  The patient is thrust into the world of cancer and the primary hope is recovery.  Often, the patient is aware their fertility could be impacted, but overwhelmed and exhausted they put the “fertility issue” aside and pursue cancer treatment.  Now; the work, research and worry is taken out of the patient’s hands. A leading infertility clinic is embarking on an educational platform to inform these patients about their options and making an unprecedented offer: egg freezing at no cost.  They are working against the misconception that egg retrieval and freezing is time consuming and that no clinic would offer this without some “hidden cost” or benefit.

Fertility Rescue, from Sher Institutes of Reproductive Medicine (SIRM), is a brand new program that offers these young women a chance to preserve their fertility at no cost to the patient.  The patient meets with SIRM’s specialists and begins the process of egg harvesting and freezing.  This process only delays treatment for a short time but gives the patient hope for a future family.

From Dr. Drew Tortoriello – SIRM in New York “One daunting aspect of the cancer struggle is knowing that, if you survive, your life thereafter will likely be rocked by another massive struggle, the struggle to have a child of your own.  We now have the technology to safely and quickly preserve the fertility of most cancer patients, and it seems like a horrible waste to let any such opportunities go by.   This is honestly just a simple attempt to do some good for some people, and nothing would please me more than to see other facilities doing the same.”

Some Key facts:

•             Of the estimated 1.5 million men and women who were diagnosed as having cancer in 2010, approximately 10% are younger than 45 years.

•             SIRM has a long history of giving back and philanthropic activities – Fertility Rescue is in-line with their whole mission and vision

•             The two leading cancer institutes in the world, National Cancer Institute and Mayo Clinic, both came out with papers in January 2011 urging oncologists to encourage fertility preservation

•             Only 46 percent of oncologists report referring patients for fertility preservation.

•             SIRM quietly launched this week with two NYC cancer patients that needed treatment ASAP.

•             This is truly a “gift” from the Doctors as their time is the significant investment from SIRM

•             The core idea was to put their egg freezing technology to philanthropic use

•             SIRM will begin rolling-out this program this month at all SIRM clinics entitled “Fertility Rescue”

•             Oncologists are typically wanting to start treatment asap for younger patients and egg/sperm freezing is not a long process

•             More and more people are surviving cancer and they should have the right to plan for a future family


BCA: Pure in Pink

15 Oct

By Christabelle…

Pureology in Pink…Infuse fine or flat hair with soft volume, moisture and colour protection with PureVolume – while helping to support a vital cause!  In conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a flat $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to end breast cancer forever.  Kit includes:

PureVolume Shampoo (10 oz)

Reveal natural fullness while infusing hair with moisture and protecting colour from fading.  This ZeroSulfate® shampoo gently cleanses without stripping colour, and delivers exclusive volumizing technology, leaving hair bouncy, lustrous, and radiant.  The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.

PureVolume HairCondition (8.5 oz)

Experience lightweight moisture that detangles and defends colour without weighing hair down.  This innovative daily conditioner with exclusive volumizing technology and multi-weight proteins creates fullness from within to reveal nourished, vibrant hair with natural body.  The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.

PureVolume BlowDryAmplifier sample (packette)

Infuse hair with body and flexible bounce while blow-drying.  This lightweight, ZeroAlcohol™ formula with heat-activated volumizers creates long-lasting fullness and enhances colour brilliance in fine to medium hair types.  The exclusive AntiFadeComplex® maximizes colour retention.


Availability & Pricing:

–       Suggested Retail Price: $39.00

–       Available: September/October 2011, Pureology.com for participating salons

BCA: Pink Pears for a Cure

14 Oct

By Christabelle…

Harry & David's Pink Pears Collection

Harry & David’s beautiful Pink Pears Collection, featuring 4 Royal Beurre Bosc Pears grown in the beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon, are dipped in Harry & David’s highest quality dark chocolate and then dipped again in pink-colored white chocolate – made in their candy kitchen. These are a delicious way to support cancer research during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as 20% of its proceeds are donated to The Noreen Fraser Foundation, an organization focused on funding cancer research in the area of women’s cancers.

Join the fight, and send a delicious gift today – Harry & David’s Pink Pears Collection – $44.95

BCA: A Little Soap, A Little Glory

13 Oct

By Christabelle…

Soap & Glory BCA Promotion

Soap and Glory supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with bestselling The Righteous Butter Body Butter.
Every  tub of The Righteous Butter Body Butter sold during the month of October,  a donation of $1 will be made to
Breast Cancer Research.
The Righteous Butter Body Butter is an intensive moisturizing cream, loaded with super-nourishing SHEA BUTTER and humectants ALOE VERA, and an addictive floral, fresh bergamot, ozone, peach, sandalwood and musk fragrance. Available at Sephora.com

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