He said he felt like so many companies just throw pink items out there during this time of year, pulling our heartstrings to lure us to purchase. I did assure him that many companies do make it their policy to donate a portion of each sale of the item to breast cancer research, and this made him feel a lot better. This morning I hopped online to see exactly what some of these items were.
Clockwise, starting at lip balm:
// number 1.
eos Smooth Lip Balm Sphere 2-Pack, Fresh Watermelon & Strawberry ($5.99): A portion of proceeds from each pack will benefit breast cancer research.
I have the green Honeysuckle Honeydew and it's a favorite!
// number 2.
Tweezerman Breast Cancer Awareness Slant Tweezer ($22): A portion of the proceeds are donated to breast cancer awareness organizations to fight breast cancer.
I own these ... simply the best, and who doesn't love girly pink tweezers?
// number 3.
La Mer The Hand Treatment ($40): La Mer will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I've got my eye on this guy.
// number 4.
Nest Passion Candle ($28): A portion of all proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®
Nothing beats a Nest candle ... they burn so clean, smell so good, and last a long time!
// number 5.
Bobbi Brown French Pink Blush and Brush Set ($45): Between October and March, for every sale of the French Pink set Bobbi Brown will donate $10 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Still some of the best, most pigmented blush I've ever owned! I also love that they are up-front about what the donated amount is per item.
Also, let it be known that I did find a considerable amount of pink items that did not make any mention of a monetary donation from the sale proceeds. Some just mentioned that the item supports "breast cancer awareness", I guess just by being pink-hued. Don't get me wrong -- any support of breast cancer awareness is GOOD, but I know for me, I'll prioritize spending my money with those companies that directly share a portion of the sales with research foundations.