October 6, 2009

Pieces of Life: The Muse Thinks Pink


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.


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.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Caitriona

    This is an awesome idea for a great cause! thanks for doing this =)

  • Halifax

    You mean comments on this post only or all around? I’m happy to support the idea 🙂 You’re awesome!

    • the Muse

      Hey halifax 🙂 It was comments on this post but I guess people got wrapped up in the giveaway and didn’t bother commenting here 😀 So I guess any pink posts is fine hehe 🙂

  • Marina

    hi, Muse:)
    this is great that you and other bloggers are covering this topic. I should make a post about this, too

  • kelly

    love this idea, its very kind of you to donate so much to such a great cause

  • Mollie

    I’m so super glad you’ve addressed this! My best friend’s mom (who has essentially been my second mother) was diagnosed with skin cancer (if I may be blunt) in the tissues of her vulva, luckily recovered from that… and then a year later got diagnosed with breast cancer. She went through treatment, including chemo, and it was cured, or so we thought. Now it could be in remission- but she doesn’t know for sure yet. It’s really scary! =( I think lots of women still think it won’t happen to them, but chances are it could, and we need to be aware of prevention and early diagnosis!

    • the Muse

      hi mollie sorry for the delayed reply!

      Thanks for sharing your story. I’m so sorry to hear about your best friends mum 🙁 poor thing 🙁 absolutely we really do need to be very aware of the issue 🙁 It’s such a scary thing. I think we forget we aren’t immortal and sickness can strike us down at anytime. It’s so scary!

      prayers to your friend and her mum!

      • Mollie

        No worries. I haven’t been online so much lately!

        Thank you for the support. =) It means a lot.

  • Del

    Just leaving a comment so a dollar can be donated to a wonderful cause. Kudos to the Muse for being quite generous. Breast cancer & heart disease are biggies in my book, but then again, there are so many great charities out there it’s hard to say no to any of them. The grocery stores get me every time.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks so much del 😀 I really appreciate it! LOL me too same problem here hun!

  • Rory

    I’ve been reading your blog for sometime and I think you’re doing a great job. Wish you good luck in raising as much as possible.

  • joyce canavari

    So amazing! power to you! I hope that we can all begin to make a difference!

  • Mandy

    This is a wonderful cause you’re doing! I thought there’d be more comments =X I really wish I can help and donate, but I don’t have access to a credit card or paypal. But I wish you the best of luck and thank you for doing this 🙂 Must spread awareness!!! ^__^

    • the Muse

      that’s quite ok Mandy 😀 your comment donates $1 by me 😀 so it’s almost the same thing hehe! Thank you very much! Hugs!

  • Jywoi

    Such a nice idea!
    My grandmother had one but she beat it :), my mother had a scare so I get cheched regularly.

    I chipped (?), I can’t contribute much but I hope it still help 😉

    • the Muse

      jywoi I just got your donation thank you VERY much. That was a very generous donation 🙂 thank god your mum and grandmother are ok. It’s a very scary thing 🙁 my sister had a scare last year!!!!

      Good luck hun!

  • Anna Fantasia

    My grandma died from breast cancer as did my good friend years ago- she was only in her 30’s. One more woman’s life cut short by this disease is one too many. Bless you for doing your part.

    • the Muse

      wow Anna I’m so so sorry to hear that 🙁 Bless you for having to deal with such hard times.