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Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss Limited Edition ‘Survivor’

It’s October! 

It may well be Halloween at the end of the month, where you get to dress up and gorge yourself on sweets and chocolate but it’s also something else.  And in my personal opinion, something far more important.  It is ‘Pink October’, dedicated to raising awareness and money through various fundraising themes for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I’d much prefer my money to go to the charities that help women and men deal with this awful disease than to give it to a kid in a plastic mask threatening ‘trick or treat’.

There are so very many people affected each year and we strive to raise funds to research into how we can ‘kick cancer’ – of all kinds. 

October is the month where we focus on Breast Cancer and the devastating effects it has on the sufferers, survivors and the families of those involved …I know just how devastating as I am one of those family members in this situation.

We are trying to not only come to terms with the rapid speed (within our Health Trust) from diagnosis to treatment/procedures but to be there for the person in our lives who is both physically and emotionally going through this ordeal.  Psychologically it is gruelling for all, but knowing what to do and what to say? How to help? What to help with?…

Where do you begin?  A question with many answers that depends on each very different situation. 

Last year saw me helpless as one of my best friend’s went through surgical procedures and, thankfully, come out surviving this disease, but not without some reoccurring issues.  I just wanted to take it all away, feel the pain for her.  Another friend lost a loved one to cancer the same year.  It seemed every-where we turned there was some-one we knew or a friend of a friend who was going through this trauma of diagnosis and battle. 

And then in July this year we heard that awful line… ‘I’ve been recalled’

My heart sank.  But the hospital consultants and nurses were superb and the process so fast, each week another hospital appointment.  I think that’s why we felt it difficult to process our feelings, we just didn’t have chance.  Our family member has started Chemotherapy very recently and will continue the treatment for quite some time. 

The Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) charity provides free services for women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects from cancer treatment.  We know that we shall see, first-hand, these effects from the treatment and can only imagine the feeling of self-confidence loss for patients, and for women – the feeling that they are losing their femininity. 

Facing Cancer with Confidence

Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is the only international cancer support charity, providing practical and very effective free services for women and teenagers suffering from the visible side effects from cancer treatment.

LGFB is dedicated to improving the wellbeing and self-confidence of people undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Many beneficiaries tell us that LGFB helped them regain a sense of control and normality at a time when diagnosis and treatment had taken over their lives

Follow them on Twitter – @lgfbuk 

Look Good Feel Better free skincare & make-up workshops in 70+ UK locations to help women & teenagers manage the visible side effects of their cancer treatment

As a beauty blogger I saw that Bare Minerals were promoting a limited edition Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in the shade ‘Survivor’ which, for each one sold, they are donating £5 to the Look Good Feel Better Charity.  I’m sure the donated amount will make such a difference for this important charity.  And so I ordered mine as soon as I could!

ENTER CODE ‘SURVIVOR’ AT CHECKOUT FOR FREE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM

To support Breast Cancer Awareness month bareMinerals has created a new limited-edition Marvelous MoxieTM Lipgloss in Survivor, a universally flattering carnation pink shade, available this October. For every purchase of this lipgloss bareMinerals will donate £5 to Look Good Feel Better.

It’s a gorgeous carnation pink shade and the Bare Minerals write up said that it is also universally flattering.  I’ve already got one Moxie lipgloss in ‘Rule Breaker’, which is a nude shade and is really lovely on with the Shea, Avocado and Murumuru butters in, it really does make your lips feel nourished, soft and hydrated. 

I had promised myself I would use up all of my (and there’s many!) already open lip colours before buying any more, but with the personal circumstances we are in and so many people I love being affected by this evil disease I had no second thoughts when placing my order.

The lipgloss arrived last night and didn’t disappoint, it’s a beautiful colour and my friend has already remarked on the lovely shade it is.  It can be sheer or you can add another layer for a more medium colour.  I hope that Bare Minerals release this colour again in the future and can do the same with involving a charity that can benefit for any donation that they are able to give.

Thank you Bare Minerals for donating from purchases of this limited edition lipgloss to an amazing charity that deserves the extra help. 

And thank you to Look Good Feel Better for all of the assistance you give in being there for people undergoing treatment who can feel so many devastating effects, such as one’s concerning a person’s self-image.

I shall be wearing my Moxie Survivor with pride for the rest of this ‘Pink October’… and beyond!☺

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