Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Pretty in Pink: Feel Good Purchases That’ll Also Be Doing Good This Month

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October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month in NZ, so first of all, this is your official reminder to do a self examination – right now if you can!! If you’re not too sure exactly what you should be doing, head to the official Breast Cancer Foundation site for a full how-to – but please, do give it a go. The BCFNZ recently released info showing that 1 in 6 women under 45 NEVER check their breasts for changes – and 37% of women under 45 don’t know what to look for. It’s super duper important, so read up, and get checking – breast cancer certainly doesn’t just affect women over 45.

Now, besides doing your self-checks and reminding your friends/family to do theirs (and reminding those over 45 to get their mammogram done!), there are other ways we can support one another during October – including going shopping! We’ve put together a list of some of the local brands who are putting sizeable donations towards the BCFNZ for every purchase you make – it’s a win/win!

Sealy New Zealand – Designer Bedroom Fundraising Campaign. This October, Sealy New Zealand will reveal a bespoke pink Sealy Posturepedic bed, designed especially in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available via auction on Trade Me. Find out more at sealy.co.nz

Griffin’s SNAX Pink Peppercorns. Griffin’s SNAX are back supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ with a new flavour in a gorgeous pack designed by NZ artist Flox – SNAX Pink Peppercorns. For every pack of this unique flavour sold, Griffin’s will donate 25c to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from late September, while stocks last.

The Good Oil Rapeseed Oil is cold pressed from high oleic seeds grown here in NZ. Made without using additives and heat, the extra virgin Good Oil has 50% less saturated fat than olive oil. Perfect for pan-frying, roasting, deep-frying, BBQ and a delicious addition to your dips or salads. Every time you pick the limited edition pink Rapeseed Oil bottle, $1 is donated to BCFNZ.

SBS Pink Ribbon Visa. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has teamed up with SBS to create one of the first charity credit cards in NZ. For every account opened successfully, BCFNZ will receive a $20 donation from SBS Bank and every time you use your card, SBS Bank will donate 5 cents to BCFNZ. Apply now or find out more at pinkribbonvisa.co.nz

Bobbi Brown limited edition Proud to be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo. Proud to be Pink Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Duo features two Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss Shades: Free Spirit and Crushed Oil Infused Gloss Shimmer in Bellini. This non-sticky, moisturising, and ultra-shiny lip gloss glides on providing a burst of colour while a blend of nutrient-rich botanical oils offers a cushiony, comfortable feel. Bobbi Brown will donate 20% of the purchase price to BCFNZ.

Griffin’s Raspberry MallowPuffs. Griffin’s crowd-pleasing MallowPuffs Raspberry is back for a fourth consecutive year, with a vibrant new pack designed by NZ artist Flox. For every pack of this unique flavour sold, Griffin’s will donate 20c to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from late September, while stocks last.

BIONIC CRUISER E-BIKE – LIMITED EDITION PINK COLOUR. Bionic e-bikes are Kiwi designed & developed. The Cruiser model is equipped for city and light trail use. Its low step-through is designed to be extremely easy to handle and feel very light, making it one of the easiest and safest e-bikes on the market. Bionic e-bikes are donating $300 to BCFNZ from every pink Cruiser sold. Very limited stock available, from early October. Visit bionicbikes.co.nz for details.

Eta Uppercuts Sweet Vinaigrette & Pink Shallots. Eta Uppercuts are back supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ with a new flavour in a gorgeous pack designed by NZ artist Flox – Sweet Vinaigrette & Pink Shallots. For every pack of this unique flavour sold, Eta will donate 20c to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from late September, while stocks last.

Estée Lauder limited edition Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex Serum 50ml. Experience the next generation of our revolutionary Advanced Night Repair serum in a limited edition bottle, honouring and supporting breast cancer awareness. This fast-penetrating serum reduces the look of multiple signs of aging caused by the environmental assaults of modern life. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the purchase price BCFNZ.

Jo Malone London limited edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 100ml. The scent of peonies in voluptuous bloom, exquisitely fragile. Flirtatious with the juicy bite of red apple. Mingling with the sensuality of soft, blush suede. Featuring a limited edition bottle design. Jo Malone London will donate $50 from the purchase price to BCFNZ.

Pink Ribbon Roses. Exclusive to Matthews Roses is the Floribunda “Pink Ribbon”. Bred in NZ by Bob Matthews. $2 from the sale of each rose will be donated to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available from selected garden centres nationwide and online.

Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator Limited Edition 50ml. Great Skin, Great Cause. More than moisture: Clinique’s refreshing fan-favourite hydrator, in a limited-edition design to honour and support breast cancer awareness. Clinique will donate $10 from the purchase price to BCFNZ

BLUNT Umbrellas Limited Edition Blush Pink. To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, BLUNT are proud to release a limited edition Blush Pink umbrella. $10 from the sale of every Blush Pink or Original Pink umbrella online during the month will be donated to BCFNZ. Available at bluntumbrellas.co.nz

NZ Pink Lady® Apples are proudly supporting Breast Cancer Foundation NZ for their sixth year. Every one of these deliciously crunchy pink beauties you buy makes a difference.  Available May to December in supermarkets and independent greengrocers. www.pinkladyapples.co.nz

Bon appétit Free Range Eggs. Pick up half a dozen from your supermarket all year round and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ receives 50c from every pack sold.

ghd limited edition pink collection. The ghd pink collection consists of the platinum+™ styler, ghd helios™ hair dryer, ghd gold® styler, and for the first time, the limited edition glide hot brush. The 2022 vibrant orchid pink collection has been designed to include a self-check reminder so whenever you style your hair you remember to TAKE CONTROL NOW and check your boobs. $20 from every ghd pink purchase goes to Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Available in the best salons, selected retailers and ghdhair.com/nz.

BCFNZ Boobead. For $5 pick up a Boobead from your local Farmers store – all proceeds go to the BCFNZ. They’re a great reminder to do self-checks, and the beads are a great guide to show you the size of lumps that are detectable by mammogram.

La Mer limited edition Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Cream 15ml. The moisturizer that started it all. With a heart of cell-renewing Miracle Broth™ and antioxidant Lime Tea, this ultra-rich cream delivers healing moisture, daily protection, and energised natural repair. At first touch, sensitivities look soothed. Dryness disappears. And, with daily devotion, skin feels firmer, lines and wrinkles are visibly diminished, and a more uplifted, rejuvenated look emerges. La Mer will donate 100% of the purchase price to BCFNZ.

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