The Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 Beauty Picks

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 Pink Ribbon Products Charity

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and every year the beauty industry gets behind the cause by launching wonderful limited-edition products and giving a portion of the sales to research. With an estimated 1.8 million cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2013 alone, detection, treatment and research have never been more important. Buying Pink Ribbon products is a great way to contribute to a good cause and treat yourself at the same time. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016 Estee Lauder Travalo

Estée Lauder BCA Advanced Night Repair 50ml – $110*

The very popular Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum gets a BCA makeover this October, with a limited-edition box and a beautiful pink enamel ribbon pin. Estée Lauder will donate 20% of the BCA ANR sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 

The Advanced Night Repair serum is the star of the Estée Lauder skincare line, and everyone on the Internet seems to swear by it. Though I haven’t noticed any of the promised anti-aging benefits (my skin is pretty smooth for now…fingers crossed it stays that way!), I love using it. 

I tend to change my serum quite often, but I’ve stuck with this one for quite a while and this is actually not my first bottle. I was happy to be gifted this one just as I was running out of my previously purchased bottle, especially because it’s on the pricier side of skincare for a student budget. It makes my skin smooth and radiant, plus my super-sensitive skin doesn’t react at all when I use it!

Travalo Milano Atomizer Review

Travalo Milano Refillable Perfume Atomizer 5ml – $49.99*

This month, Travalo is giving 25% of all sales of the pink models of their Excel, Classic HD, and Milano atomizers to Bright Pink, an organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. 

The Travalo atomizers are a must-have item for frequent flyers, busy people and anyone who still carries a glass bottle of perfume in their suitcase or their handbag. 

The Milano is a small perfume spray bottle that’s sturdy, completely leak-proof and easy to refill from any standard perfume bottle. Having a bottle of perfume to freshen up on the go is convenient, and I love that I don’t have to worry about carrying a breakable, heavy and expensive bottle of perfume in my bag. 


I thought I’d provide easy-to-follow instructions on how to refill your Travalo Milano – with pictures!

1. Take the plastic part of the atomizer out of its sturdy case

2. Take the spray cap off your perfume bottle

3. Insert the plastic tube inside the bottom of your Travalo atomizer

4. Press down on your atomizer several times


Travalo Milano atomizer instructions with photos

Travalo Milano atomizer photos and instructions

how to refill a travalo atomizer photos

how to refill perfume atomizer

How is it the end of October already? I think I got distracted by falling leaves and duvet days, because this Breast Cancer Awareness month post should have been up weeks ago. I lost track of time. Better late than never, right? You still have a couple of days to hunt down the Pink Ribbon products from Estée Lauder and the pink Travalo atomizers – don’t miss out!

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