The Muse Thinks Pink

The Muse Thinks Pink: Smashbox Pout Lipstick for Susan G. Komen for the Cure Giveaway

As you know this month I am all about thinking pink!   I’m trying quite hard to raise both awareness and money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation which is my charity of choice for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   So far I’ve raised $21 and have plans of donating $200 of my own personal funds to the cause.  I was originally doing a Comment 4 the Cure post which would donate a dollar each time someone posted a comment but I fear everyone got somewhat wrapped up in the giveaway I was doing and forgot to put a comment in that post.   My donation of $200 still remains firm if you do or do not comment but I hope you will consider placing a comment in that post.

To those who have taken a minute out and donated a $1 or more thank you VERY much.  I greatly appreciate it and it’s going to a good cause.

All the giveaways I’m doing this month will run until October 31 and a winner will be randomly selected from those who entered and alerted via email.

Today I’m thinking pink with the limited edition Smashbox Pout Lipstick which is a beautiful way that Smashbox is giving back.   Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Pout will raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.   With each purchase of this lipstick a 40% portion of the proceeds will be donated to Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The lipstick is a baby doll pink shade which is quite mod.   It has a custom sleeve which was inspired by the Fashion for the Cure benefit.  The color is highly sought after currently and quite surprisingly talked about on all the makeup forums I visit.

The Muse has teamed up with Smashbox to giveaway one Pout Lipstick to a lucky winner.  In order to enter you can do a few things.

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to my Feed

Comment here (be sure your email address is filled in when you comment)

To double up your chances of winning you can donate by using my chip in widget below.   For each $1 you donate you’ll get one chance to win plus any of the other methods above count for a chance as well.   So….Twitter, Feed, Comment will get you three chances to win plus add $1 and you’ll have four chances to win…or add $2 and you’ll have five chances of winning.   This ups the odds of your chances of winning as you can see. The contest is open to US and International readers.

Good Luck!

If you don’t win you can get the Smashbox Pout Lipstick by visiting www.smashbox.com and purchase it for $22.

The following giveaway is now closed.  A winner has been randomly selected and notified via e-mail.

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The Muse Thinks Pink: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Limited Edition

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Limited is available in a limited edition bottle. The bottle is 6.7 oz in size which is a jumbo size compared to it’s normal 4 oz size. It’s $35 and comes with a collectaible Clinique Charm Bracelet featuring a Pink Ribbon and “C” (for Clinique!) charm.

If you’re a lover of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing and are needing a refill I highly suggest snagging this jumbo size as $10 of each sale of these bottles will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is basically like getting a normal size lotion for $24 as if you deduct your $10 donation that about sums up the price but take it a step further and you end up with a jumbo bottle plus the good feeling that you donated to a worthy cause.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Limited Edition

This limited edition bottle is available now at www.clinique.com or visit your counter to pick one up for yourself.

I hope you’ll consider joining me in my fight against breast cancer by donating to my charity by using the chip in widget found on the right hand side of my blog. I’m thinking pink all month long with some great giveaways and posts.

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The Muse Thinks Pink: Korres Lip Kits for the Cure

Korres is Thinking Pink with the Muse this October and has some incredible offerings available for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   You can get free shipping and 20% off any of the “Pink” products that Korres is offerin using promo code GOPINK.   This promo code ends tomorrow for the free shipping but you can indulge in 20% off for any of Korres Pink products until the end of the month.

Korres is supporting the National Breast Coalition Fund and will be donating 10% of the price of every pink themed item to this charity.

In addition they are introducing three amazing value sets for the lips.  Korres Lip Kits For The Cure are available in three shade selections and 10% of the proceeds of each sale goes to support the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.  Each kit is $19.50 and includes two lipliners and either a lipstick or gloss.

The selections are as follows:

Korres Lip Kit For The Cure Radiant Red
Includes: Lip Liners in Purple Red and Red with a Korres Guava Long Lasting Lipstick in 55 Red.

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Korres Lip Kit For The Cure Perfect Pink
Includes:Lip Liners in Neutral Light & Neutral Dark with Korres Mango Lipstick in 13 Natural Pink

Korres Lip Kit For The Cure 2

Korres Lip Kit For The Cure Naturally Nude
Includes: Lip Liners in Neutral Dark & Brown with Korres Cherry Oil Lip Gloss in 37 Bronze Gold $19.50 ($48.00 Value)

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Go Pink with Korres by visiting www.korresusa.com

Special thanks to the good folks at Korres for donating an incredible selection of their “Pink” themed products for a giveaway that’s upcoming on Musings shortly. Keep your eyes open as it’ll be live soon.

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Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set Giveaway

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As many of you know over the years Elizabeth Hurley has played an important role in Estee Lauder campaigns. Her gorgeous good looks have graced many a promo images for the company and I can’t help but always associate her with my favorite fragrance from the Estee Lauder Collection, Beautiful.

Each October Elizabeth Hurley joins up with Estee Lauder and spends time traveling around the world raising awareness for breast health and funds for breast cancer research. Elizabeth has been doing this journey since 2000 and continues to fight the good fight by educating women about the importance of early detection.

In honor of Elizabeth Hurley’s spokeswoman status she has her very own lip kit. The Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set is a hand-picked selection by Elizabeth herself and includes a lipstick, gloss, lip pencil and gorgeous pink case.

The case is merely $22 dollars and Estee Lauder will donate a total of $500,000 from sales of its Pink Ribbon Collection to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I have one Estee Lauder Elizabeth Hurley Lip Set that I’ll be giving away in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To enter to win you merely have to leave a comment here with a valid e-mail address and you’ll be randomly selected to win this prize. Since I’m the Muse I deem the contest open to everyone who visits Musings. Which means you can be from the US, Canada, Japan, or Mars….the Muse doesn’t discriminate on your location and will happily ship this little kit to the winner no matter their location. You’re only allowed one entry to win however if you chip in you’ll be entered for a second chance to win or a third or a fourth depending on how much you donate.

Good Luck!

Please note this giveaway is now closed. A winner has been randomly selected and alerted via email.

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Pieces of Life: The Muse Thinks Pink

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Life is such a precious thing and I do believe we sometimes forget that.  In 2007 more than 1.3 milion people worldwide were diagnosed with breast cancer.  That’s a terribly scary number.  The good news is the disease is 98% curable upon early detection and the morality rates have fallen in recent years which is due to what we can hope is greater awareness of the importance of this disease which can effect anyone, anywhere, at anytime.

The Muse urges you to join in this month and Think Pink.   Some simple steps could help you prevent or help with an early detection.

Get screened.
Ask your doctor who often you should have a breast exam.

Check yourself regularly.
Report any changes in your body to your doctor as soon as possible if you notice anything abnormal.

Eat More veggies, fruits, fiber and other nutrients.
Watch your diet and try not to overindulge in the bad stuff. Balance it out with a good, solid diet.

Work Out.
I walk three miles daily, something as simple as incorporating more walking into your life keeps you healthy and fit.

Don’t Smoke.
‘Nuff said.

Drink less.
If you’re a heavy drinker try to keep it to a minimal.

Simple lifestyle changes can add years to your life and to your health. For the entire month of October I’m dedicating some time, space, and money to Breast Cancer Awareness. In order to do this I hope to gain help from all of you. I’ll teaming up with the Beauty Blog Network and joining in on Comments for a Cure. What is Comments for a Cure? It’s really simple peeps. Leave a little blather here on this post and I’ll donate $1 for each comment which will be capped at $100. At the end of the month I’ll be holding a second Comment for a Cure post where you’ll again have the chance to speak your piece and I’ll donate an additional $1 for each babble that comes in capped at $100. That’s a total of $200 dollars which will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Now here’s where I ask a little favor from you. If you look on the right side of my blog right below the search my blog box you’ll notice a widget which allows you the chance to chip in. I hope you’ll consider donating a $1 or more to support me in raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The widget will be up all of October so you’ll have until the end of the month to maybe donate a buck or two and show me you’re thinking pink too.

This entire month I’ll be featuring reviews and products from several different brands who are also Thinking Pink and helped support some fantastic giveaways here on Musings. My original plan was to have anyone who chipped in (donated) to be entered for a chance to win these fabulous products. However, I’ve changed my mind and have decided everyone deserves a chance to win. Each time I post a giveaway you’ll have a chance to enter once to win and you’ll be entered in a second time (doubles your chances of winning) each time you donate. So….if you donate nothing it’s ok, you’ll be entered to win a prize regardless. If you donate a $1 you’ll be entered to win twice, if you donate $2 you’ll be entered to win three times, and so on and so forth.

I’m teaming up with Korres, Estee Lauder, and other great brands to bring you some fantastic items that not only support Breast Cancer Awareness but also donate to the cause. The prize packages will include high end makeup, skincare, and other fabulous bits and bobs.

I hope you’ll join in my cause to Think Pink for October.

Don’t forget, leave a comment! Each comment will have the Muse donating $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

And just in case I’ve included the widget in this post so you can easily donate if you’re inclined.

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