I know all you ladies on the East Coast want to throw hail balls at me for suggesting “outdoor venues” when you’re being pummeled with rain but just remember, “It can’t rain all of the time.” Soon you will be going to outdoor concerts, sporting events, farmers markets, etc. I swear! Here on the West Coast I’m gearing up to go to the Bottle Rock Festival in Napa, Valley (3 days of bands like The Black Keys, Violent Femmes, Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers combined with a wine and food festival) and of course I’m already planning my beauty arsenal.
Now, don’t be fooled. Just because I love makeup doesn’t mean I’m going to be slapping it on for an outdoor music festival. Nothing looks worse than melting, runny makeup and I’m going more for the Earth Mother vibe anyway. With my lash extensions, tinted sunscreen and a little lip tint I’ll be ready to rock. Here’s what will be in my bag:
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Unless you’ve been hiding all month in a secluded cabin without television or internet (which by the way wouldn’t be terrible if it was perhaps at a luxury spa), even your husband can tell you (since all the NFL players and coaches have incorporated bright pink accessories into their uniforms) that it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! As ladies, it is imperative we support this cause and what better way to do it than buy some delicious beauty products? I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite products that are giving back with every purchase this month:
Murad Hydrate For Hope Set ($49.50): This is the perfect set to prep your skin for the cold weather ahead! You get full-sizes of the Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture (retails for $65.00) and Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes (retails for $60.00), both which will protect even the most sensitive skin from the bitter cold! When you buy this limited-edition set, Murad is donating 10% from the sale of each set sold to retailers to the City of Hope’s women’s cancer programs.
TATCHA’s Limited Edition BCA Moisture Rich Silk Cream ($150): This is one of my favorite new luxury skincare lines (which I intend to write about more in-depth in a future Sunday Splurge) for its delicious ingredients and results for calming my drama queen skin. The gel-cream consistency of this cream gives a surprisingly big hydrating punch. TATCHA is donating $25 of each sale to BreastCancer.org.
M. Steves RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($64): This dry-finish oil helps improve the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and uneven skin tone. Along with Rose Hip Seed Oil, this boost contains essential fatty acids, an antioxidant (vitamin C), and a natural retinol (vitamin A) to help hydrate and brighten skin. The best way to incorporate this oil into your skin regimen is to add a drop to your daily moisturizer and apply. To help support the fight against breast cancer, M. Steves skincare is donating a portion of proceeds from the RHSO Power-Packed Ultra-Nourishing Boost purchased during October to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Bobbi Brown ‘Pink Peony’ Illuminating Bronzer ($45): This is one of those magical powders that you would never guess would look amazing on your skin. You will throw your NARS Orgasm to the waste side when you see how flattering and long-lasting this “illuminating bronzer” is, giving every skin color a warm “just blushed” glow. Bobbi Brown is donating $10 of every sale of this set during the month of October to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.
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