As we wrap up Breast Cancer Awareness month, some thoughts run through my mind. Thoughts that bug the heck out of me actually. Those thoughts include the cosmetic companies (who are known to use cancer causing ingredients) going pink for the month of October. They are doing great things… BUT I mean, what is the point? Why not use the money spent campaigning for the month to go towards removing the harmful ingredients in their products? Wouldn’t you think the threat of breast cancer would be minimized in doing so? To me, it just doesn’t make any sense. Contribute to causing cancer, then turn around and donate to Cancer research. :-/
Take a look at this video. It explains the whole bruhaha against parabens and icky chemicals found in mainstream cosmetics. I hope it sheds some light on this heated topic.
Convinced that you need to give your cosmetic cabinet an overhaul? Visit the Cosmetics Database to see how potent your cosmetics are and start replacing them now! I’m not demanding, I’m just sayin’.
Paraben-free cosmetics (of which we personally use):
Bee Mine Hair Products
Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics (some do, some don’t)
Vitacost Health & Wellness
Thanks to the following sponsors who’ve supported the Click It For Breast Cancer campaign:
Fast Fixin’ (main sponsor of this campaign) coupons and gift card to participating bloggers.*
Sonic Drive In gift cards
Mrs. Renfro’s delicious salsas*
Otter Box waterproof cellphone cases*
Ju Ju Be Packa Be awesome clutch for grabbing on the go*
Sketchers Awareness Shoe
Mabels Labels gift pack
Candle Moods Pink Candle*
Signify Pink Fight Like a Girl rhinestone mug and blanket*
Hanes #Click It 4 BC tees*
Beijo Bags (Lucky In Love)*
* When I volunteered for this campaign, I didn’t expect to receive anything in return. Thanks, Melissa, for arranging these surprises to be sent to us!
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